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FranZAR

Greetings from South Africa (for now)

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Good day to all,

 

Currently in South Africa, but plans are in motion to relocate to Australia (Perth) during the first quarter of 2020. So, thought I'd get a head start on the forum. I've been active on AV Forums South Africa for around 5 years and met many like minded folk and made many good mates. I hope that the same will happen here.

 

My preference is LP's with preferred genre being jazz, ECM in particular.

 

My current stereo setup comprises of:

Valve Audio Exclame 150 integrated amplifier. It is a "hybrid" amplifier designed and built in South Africa by Schalk Havenga, tube input stage and Mosfet output for amplification. Analogue source is a Technics SL1200MKII with bearing upgrade and external power supply by Croak Audio. Moth Audio MK808 tonearm with Cardas Silver wiring. Cartridge is a Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II MC. Phonostage is a Valve Audio Whisper MC (also by Schalk). Digital source is a Vivere DSD DAC, built by a AVF SA member (Gert Beyleveldt). There were only 30 built and mostly bought by the AVF SA members. Feed is via JRiver Media Centre from home built HTPC. Speakers are Sonor Audio Claro (surprise, also South African built by Roy Whittleson).

 

I'm hoping my stay here will be as pleasant and informative as AVF SA.

 

Cheers,

 

Francois

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Welcome aboard Francois, Perth is a great place to live.

 

Good luck with the rugby on the weekend 👍🏉

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Howzit?! 
You must be the only one left there that hasn’t made the journey. 😉

Welcome and enjoy the forum. 

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Welcome aboard Francois, Perth is a great place to live.
 
Good luck with the rugby on the weekend [emoji106][emoji464]
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Congrats.  You guys played well in the final

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3 hours ago, FranZAR said:

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Happy for you brother,,,,🙏

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