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Love the big vintage Luxman and understated Leben phono.

Some other nice gears on show from the others.

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Love the big vintage Luxman and understated Leben phono.

Some other nice gears on show from the others.

Jasper. ta, but I think most of us are waiting to see your pics

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Love the big vintage Luxman and understated Leben phono.

Some other nice gears on show from the others.

A second on the Leben :nana They make great value gear. The headphone amps built into their CS-300XS & CS-600 integrateds are widely recognized as some of the best in the biz.

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now for some cartridges

Ortofon A90. sophisticated and always under control - my go to cartridge

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Technics EPC P100 Mk4 - NOS last year - flatline frequency response and similary neutral - the best MM ever and a great cartridge period

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Dynavector XV-1, my reference from around 2001 to just before the A90. in need of a dynavector rebuild for the 3rd time.

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Ortofon SPU Royal. the SPU sound is intoxicating and they luv SUT's

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Ebony wood body Denon 103R - a classik cartridge with some added smoothness

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Very neutral, highly detailed but never bright and slightly laid back Denon DL-S1

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I also have a Leben RS30EQ, and am using a Benz Micro Wood H2 cartridge at the moment, and very nice it is too!

Well done Neil, you've built a lovely system with proven high end gear. I especially like the warm tone of your Leben components & Benz cart against the rich timber of your cabinet...good stuff :nana

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Jasper. ta, but I think most of us are waiting to see your pics

No pics. A few to service all the turntable, tonearms and cartridges.

Allnic Audio H1500SE II LCR tube phono ( 4 input - 2MM and 2 MC)

K&K Audio Maxxed Out tube phono (2 input - MM and MC)

Musical Surroundings Supernova ( 4 input)

Supratek Chenin preamp build in tube phono (single MC)

Ray Samuel Audio Nighthawk (MM/MC)

Nakamichi CA-7 pre ( build in MM and MC phono - rec out )

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Well done Neil, you've built a lovely system with proven high end gear. I especially like the warm tone of your Leben components & Benz cart against the rich timber of your cabinet...good stuff :nana

Cheers! It was a big change from the Dyn C4/Pass/Shindo stuff I had before, but I have to admit I am enjoying it even more!

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No pics. A few to service all the turntable, tonearms and cartridges.

Allnic Audio H1500SE II LCR tube phono ( 4 input - 2MM and 2 MC)

K&K Audio Maxxed Out tube phono (2 input - MM and MC)

Musical Surroundings Supernova ( 4 input)

Supratek Chenin preamp build in tube phono (single MC)

Ray Samuel Audio Nighthawk (MM/MC)

Nakamichi CA-7 pre ( build in MM and MC phono - rec out )[/QUO

I think for your health and focus you need to reduce the numbers jaspert;)

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Don't have a photo of my actual unit so i pinched this of the net. Dynevactor P75 MK II

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This time a pic of my actual cart. Ortofon Kontrapunkt A

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Won't get into the nitty gritty, but will say together they produce a sound i enjoy a lot.

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I think for your health and focus you need to reduce the numbers jaspert;)

Wise words, especially the part on loss of focus. I'm trimming them down.

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Ha Jaspert are you trimming the Allnic Audio H1500SE II LCR ?

Ok I won't cause any trouble here with my selection but would like your thoughts on the Allnic.

Thinking of a four box unit too nuts to talk about but hmmmm.

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Ha Jaspert are you trimming the Allnic Audio H1500SE II LCR ?

Ok I won't cause any trouble here with my selection but would like your thoughts on the Allnic.

Thinking of a four box unit too nuts to talk about but hmmmm.

Cmon Good Vibe, list what you have that gives you enjoyment :-)

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I haven't had a chance to take pics but here are mine:

Phono Stage

RCM Sensor Prelude (stock pics from the 'net):

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Same as mine except mine is black.

Cartridge

Blue Angel Mantis in Tulip Wood - the only one in Tulip Wood as far as I know. Pics are from my gallery on the Vinyl Engine:

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Great combo for me at least. Love the Blue Angel and although the RCM cost more than I was looking to pay it is likely my last phono stage, which is why I was willing to spend the money!

Jasper, how is the Allnic? I listened to a low model in their range and it was magic on some music but not so good on other music. Can't remember the model number I listened to but I did think some of their better models might get it all right and that would be quite something.

DS

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Running the SNA default option ATM. DL103/Nighthawk.

Also use Garrott Optim, Shure M75B.

Other phono stages CA640P. Built in MM/MC on my Yamaha AX400 and a super cheapie Jaycar when required.

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Onboard phono stage in my Linn Kairn preamp.

A synergistic solution that sounds good and has future upgrade options.

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and Supex SDX-1000

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Ha Jaspert are you trimming the Allnic Audio H1500SE II LCR ?

Ok I won't cause any trouble here with my selection but would like your thoughts on the Allnic.

Thinking of a four box unit too nuts to talk about but hmmmm.

Doc,

Allnic stays. Flexible with 4 inputs and nice open top, refined, low noise and dynamic. Only wish i have the latest version with individual gain, loading adjustment on the top and input selection on the front.

I haven't had a chance to take pics but here are mine:

Phono Stage

RCM Sensor Prelude (stock pics from the 'net):

1272456400.jpg

sensor_tyl_1_small.jpg

Same as mine except mine is black.

Cartridge

Blue Angel Mantis in Tulip Wood - the only one in Tulip Wood as far as I know. Pics are from my gallery on the Vinyl Engine:

album_pic.php?pic_id=9571&full=true

album_pic.php?pic_id=9522&full=true

Great combo for me at least. Love the Blue Angel and although the RCM cost more than I was looking to pay it is likely my last phono stage, which is why I was willing to spend the money!

Jasper, how is the Allnic? I listened to a low model in their range and it was magic on some music but not so good on other music. Can't remember the model number I listened to but I did think some of their better models might get it all right and that would be quite something.

DS

David,

RCM is fantastic phono stage. I can't see your vinyl engine pics.

The bigger Allnic has no issue with drive, lack of bass or dynamic and it can rock.

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Running the SNA default option ATM. DL103/Nighthawk.

Also use Garrott Optim, Shure M75B.

Other phono stages CA640P. Built in MM/MC on my Yamaha AX400 and a super cheapie Jaycar when required.

Gee Paul you'll be slumming it on wednesday when you hear my stuff. (Empire cart and NAD pre.)

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Musical Surroundings Nova Phonomena.

A simple black box, doesn't have the sumptuous looks of the Luxman's but it does the job, stuck behind the TV so you can't see it anyway!

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Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood. I assume it's not a bad cartridge.

dirty.

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Doc,

Allnic stays. Flexible with 4 inputs and nice open top, refined, low noise and dynamic. Only wish i have the latest version with individual gain, loading adjustment on the top and input selection on the front.

David,

RCM is fantastic phono stage. I can't see your vinyl engine pics.

The bigger Allnic has no issue with drive, lack of bass or dynamic and it can rock.

I'll try the Vinyl Engine pics and store them here, can everyone else see them?

Here goes again:

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Hmm, maybe I can see them 'cos they're my pics.

So the bigger Allnic's can rock, that would be good given what I heard of the lower model on guitar and quieter music. Too expensive for me though.

DS

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Cmon Good Vibe, list what you have that gives you enjoyment :-)

My wife is a wonderful human being as they say; "stay at home and share warm saki with your wife" she is the good to my BAD you could say it's a balanced system.:D

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Doc,

Allnic stays. Flexible with 4 inputs and nice open top, refined, low noise and dynamic. Only wish i have the latest version with individual gain, loading adjustment on the top and input selection on the front.

David,

RCM is fantastic phono stage. I can't see your vinyl engine pics.

The bigger Allnic has no issue with drive, lack of bass or dynamic and it can rock.

So when is the update version coming? last price I had was 9.5K

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Rockford ............ Mines the best cos it's red and therefore faster... :D

Does that mean it only plays 45's?

dirty.

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So when is the update version coming? last price I had was 9.5K

Hi Nackers

4K's looking better than 9.5K :).

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So when is the update version coming? last price I had was 9.5K

No updated version coming, not at those price. I got mine ( superceded) used from Audiogon a while back.

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