Jump to content

Recommended Posts

OK, there have been big changes here. A year or so ago my system looked like this:

10123118575_a76ffe7a8b_z.jpg
There are photos of this system's evolution here and my old system in a shed in Melbourne here. Anyway, we moved house before the UK "summer" and I fancied a change/couldn't be bothered packing up all that gubbins so I decided to sell up and have a complete change of direction. All that is left is a stack of Fraim and the LP12 rig. The Fraim will be sold soon pray.gif.

The current state of play looks like this:
15036728908_8690bb93b7_b.jpg

The wallpaper and carpet came with the house. It is a bit of a killer, but I've gotten used to it and am leaving it well alone. The mana is a relic of my misspent youth and was intended to be temporary, but I really quite like it now. The LP12 is definitely more at home on the mana rather than the fraim. Footfall is a thing of the past unless I engage in some of my lumbering elephantine dancing. The Gato amp is a huge surprise. It is 250W into8 ohms and class D to boot, but musically is absolutely superb. I intended to move to a Devaliet, but am happy enough for now.f_doh.gif

15222939472_2c6c4fbaff_b.jpg

An added bonus is that the Gato does not buzz and hum. Some of the Naim boxes were quite noisy to say the least. This LP matches the wallpaper quite well:
14354099720_8ec76826a1_b.jpg

The Aro is the only remaining bit of Naim kit I own. It has been a huge shift.

Streaming is currently provided by a Simple Audio Roomplayer which is under the Radikal. I am waiting for an Auralic Aries to show up. I am told it will be here during the week42.gifwhich will be good as the Simple Audio is not in the league of my old NDS.

So I have gone from a multi-box active system to a passive rig with 3 boxes and a record deck. Do I miss the old rig? Yes, but not much really. Did I have lots of money left over? Not really due to reinvestment 71_71.gif, largely because of these chaps:

15036525319_2d5e903af5_b.jpg

Another view:
15036626570_9a3029ee16_b.jpg
And one more for luck:
15222937542_481f1880c2_b.jpg
Art Alnico 8s in walnut. Absolutely the best speakers I have ever owned, by a country mile.

As the new place is bigger this is a dedicated listening room. So there is plenty of space for the vinyl to come out of hiding:
15200293886_217e06b4a4_b.jpg
My CDs are ripped to a Vortexbox and are in storage in various parts of the house. All I need at the moment is some more furniture as it is a bit of a fortress of solitude at the moment, with a single very comfy armchair only. I haven't been able to find a sofa to suit me yet.

Edited by htm_1968

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a radical revamp. The speakers look shmik and it's good to see all that vinyl out and about. How do you keep them so nicely vertical, mine always slip about. Looks like a nice evolving system

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a radical revamp. The speakers look shmik and it's good to see all that vinyl out and about. How do you keep them so nicely vertical, mine always slip about. Looks like a nice evolving system

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Cheers for the nice comments. The LPs are stored on Ikea Kallax frames. They stay vertical as there are just enough LPs in each cube to fill the cube snugly. There are 13 cubes full of 12" records, 1 of 10" and 2 of 7" singles. None of my classical, jazz or miscellaneous records (soundtracks etc) have been shelved. I suspect there are another 8-10 cubes worth. I need another 2 4x4 Kallax units :rolleyes: .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Muon

I like the decor.............but I'm nuts ;)

 

Lovely system! and looks like a nice collection of LPs too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Damn htm! Gato anything and Art speakers... I'm drooling big-time. Well done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That what you call simplifying . :thumb:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the decor.............but I'm nuts ;)

 

Lovely system! and looks like a nice collection of LPs too.

 

I'm not pushed about the decor, but I hate decorating :ban: , so it stays.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn htm! Gato anything and Art speakers... I'm drooling big-time. Well done.

 

Cheers! The Gato is an absolutely lovely thing to use, and the ARTS, well..... :love

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


That what you call simplifying . :thumb:

 

Simple is as simple does :thumb: . It works for me ;) .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speakers look beautiful. And the vinyl well.....

Congrats on the changes.

Cheers

Steve

Edited by steve u

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speakers look beautiful. And the vinyl well.....

Congrats on the changes.

Cheers

Steve

:thumb:  Thanks. Realisation that I prefer vinyl over digital whether CD or streaming pushed me to shift the NDS etc. LP is the only way to go for me. Digital is a distant second.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Thanks for sharing. I love the look of the system. 

No problem. It is much easier to deal with than the naim setup. I certainly don't miss the mass of interconnect, burndy cables, and power cables behind the naim rig. Eventually, I guess I'll move the mana on, but I'm very pleased for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple is often a good thing....

 

Your speakers certainly have my attention...bet they sound de-lic-ious

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dream system is an LP12 with a Devialet 200.

Less boxes means more time for music. 

 

Looks like a lovely new system, more about the music :) 

Edited by holliswhy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple is often a good thing....

 

Your speakers certainly have my attention...bet they sound de-lic-ious

 

Simple in this case is truely excellent. I spent yesterday digging through some LPs that I hadn't played in years mainly electronic material Leftism by Leftfield (inspired by the Album Club on Hi Fi Wigwam, UFOrb by The Orb and 100th Window by Massive Attack. End result:  :D  :D  :D . I finished with two of my all time favourite LPs, namely Laser Guided Melodies and Pure Phase by Spiritualized with stunning results. The speakers are be-yond de-lic-ious

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


My dream system is an LP12 with a Devialet 200.

Less boxes means more time for music. 

 

Looks like a lovely new system, more about the music :)

 

The original plan was to go dual mono with a pair of Devialet 200s. The Gato is doing a sufficiently fine job that, despite being really impressed by the pizza-boxes in demo, I'm in no hurry to shell out £10K + my Gato. I'm balanced from the Urika into the Gato, which is significantly better that connecting via phonos (both balanced and phono leads are Linn silvers - nice but not over the top), If I didn't have the Urika, I might have been more inclined to move to the Devialets. The DAC in the Gato is pretty decent too, so streaming is a nice alternative.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love those speakers...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love those speakers...

Get off, they are mine. Get your own! :nana

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking Great--and I bet sounding oh so musical -- I got the sense the one thing the system you've assembled has --is Synergy Kudos as it's a tricky correlation to achieve -

 

--also good to see the LP12 on the venerable Manas-- Bikies Ruuuuuuullll!--well they did-ha :P

 

I never went for the Naim FraIm with the Linn frankly--recall your thread on this a year or two back?-- I made a comment re this

 

Enjoy and Good Listening

 

Willco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking Great--and I bet sounding oh so musical -- I got the sense the one thing the system you've assembled has --is Synergy Kudos as it's a tricky correlation to achieve -

 

--also good to see the LP12 on the venerable Manas-- Bikies Ruuuuuuullll!--well they did-ha :P

 

I never went for the Naim FraIm with the Linn frankly--recall your thread on this a year or two back?-- I made a comment re this

 

Enjoy and Good Listening

 

Willco

The Fraim weighs a lot, and so is no good with a suspended wooden floor as it simply amplifies the footfall effect. On a slab floor the Fraim is superb.  The Mana, being relatively light, seems to address this problem with footfall, albeit at the cost of having a bunch of angle iron in the listening room. Lets face it, the Mana is butt ugly :wacko: . I also have a Mana wall shelf and another sound top but couldn't bring myself to use it. Partly, it is to preserve my magnificent wallpaper for posterity :lol: , but mainly it is because just don't like the look of the thing. I know looks shouldn't matter, but I need to draw the line somewhere :sorry: .

 

Anyway, the last of the Fraim is up for sale pray.gif, following which I'll have a bespoke stand made using the proceeds of the sale. Then the mana can go.

 

Nearly there... :rolleyes:

 

In late breaking news my Auralic Aries has been delayed (yet again).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still no sign of the Auralic. I am using a Moon MiND 180 renderer in place of the Simple Audio Room Player. Everything looks the same, save for the fact that my Auralic Aries is 3 months overdue :angry: . Cancellation of order beckons! :( 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are happy with what you have then no need to change eh? 

Exactly, but the ability to stream spotify, qobuz etc that is built in to the Auralic makes it quite a useful product for relatively little outlay once the Moon is traded in. In fact, there is almost zero extra after the hefty deposit I paid in July for August delivery. First world problems eh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Classifieds Statistics


    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By mm13
      Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: Noranda State: Western Australia Payment Method: Paypal, EFT, Cash on Pickup + Paypal fee Reason for selling: Surplus Further information: Linn 2250 stereo power amplifier + Aktiv Treble Card in excellent condition. Come with  owner manual. 230W into 4 ohms and 115W into 8 ohms. Balanced and unbalanced inputs. I don't have original box but can pack properly for post. Postage will be $30 Aus wide.
       
      Photos:
       
      PLEASE READ
      If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved






    • By ThisMustBeThePlace
      Item: Linn Sondek LP12 or Thorens TD125 (or similar)
      Price Range: $1200-$2500 
      Item Condition: Used
      Extra Info:
       
      Looking for a Linn Sondek LP12. Preferably Melbourne. Will also consider a Thorens TD 125 dependent on upgrades, condition and price tag. 
       
      What’s out there?
    • By Juzbear
      Item: Linn Compatible 90degree DIN to RCA cable
      Price Range: $100
      Item Condition: New or Used
      Extra Info:  I am looking for a cable for my Basik Plus tonearm for the old LP12 I am putting together from parts, so happy to get something fairly functional rather than hi-end.
       
      Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
    • By peppy
      Item Condition: Very Good Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Castle Hill NSW 2154 State: New South Wales Payment Method: PayPal , Cash Reason for selling: Upgraded Further information: Auralic Taurus MKII. Works perfectly.
       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.



    • By Neo
      Price: $50 Item Condition: 8/10 Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Lane Cove State: New South Wales Payment Method: PayPal Reason for selling: NLR Further information: condition as pictured, would make an awesome project at home 
      No electronics and the condition of the woofer unknown 
      Photos:











×
×
  • Create New...