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System Pics 2016

Discussion in 'reference' started by Tony L, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It's that day for a new thread, and as I changed a fair few bits around last year I'll kick it off!


    Main system: heavily restored (Swissonor, Schopper etc) Thorens TD-124/II, SME 3009 Series II, Denon DL103, Rega Apollo R (used as transport), Deltec PDM3 DAC, Verdier Control B preamp (Mullard & Brimar tubes currently), Quad 303 (rebuilt with Dada Electronics amp and PSU boards), Tannoy Monitor Golds in 1960s Lockwood Universal Major cabs.


    System #2 (pfm Record Shop!): Cambridge 651C CD player, Audio Synthesis PAS-02 stepped attenuator, extensively rebuilt Leak Stereo 20, JR149s rebuilt using new Falcon B110s andT27s, Target R4 stands and large beanbag up close for near-field listening.

    No real changes in the TV rig (Klipsch La Scalas etc) so no need to update that one.
  2. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Happy new year.


    After a lot of phaffing, speakers in the corners, with little toe in works well.

    It also means, at last, that two can listen; previously it was so near field and focused that it was good for only one seat.

    What will change this year? :)

    Actually, there's a new DAC on order, and likely a two seater sofa.
  3. tolot

    tolot Active Member


    You can have any colour you want, as long as it's black.

    Happy New Year..................
  4. 337alant

    337alant Negatively Biased

    Love the new Lockwood cabs for the Tannoys Tony :cool:

  5. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound


    I'm with Henry.

  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    If you click the little arrow thing in Flickr you can select BB Code to display the pics inline.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It is the worlds biggest PITA as iOS really is terrible at selection etc and the person who wrote the Flickr app is an imbecile (don't use the app, use the web page in Safari), but it is possible. Highlight a bit of code at the front end of the Flickr string by placing the cursor and double clicking, when the two blue selection thingies come up drag the second/right one down. About the third time you do this it will actually work and you'll get the option to copy from the insertion point to the (hidden) end of the string. Do so, paste it into the post here and strip out all the junk either side of the IMG tags as you don't actually need that (it just links back to Flickr).
  8. Folkman

    Folkman pfm Member

    No changes planned or needed. Only small changes.. have gone back to the supplied Rega Reference power cables and Linn Silver balanced interconnects.


  9. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Mine hasn't changed in years, so here's a years old pic:

  10. Weiss-Man

    Weiss-Man pfm Member

    Tony, love those speakers!!
  11. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I've been so busy entertaining myself with my new Gibson guitar, please accept these pics in lieu of the traditional fayre :)

    Gibson '59 ES-175D (2015) without pickgaurd

    Group photo with my La Patrie Concert on the left and Taylor Big Baby on the right
  12. pil

    pil pfm Member

    Not sure if there will be any changes this year

    Garrard 301

    Naim DVD5

    Puresound 2A3 amp

    Tannoy GRF copies with lecleach Mid and all Coral units



  13. Tw99

    Tw99 source last

    There has been a change since I posted this picture in last year's thread, but it's invisible :) I now have a Chromecast Audio as a secondary source.

    I'm not sure if the CD player has been turned on in the last 12 months - if it has, it was only once ! Any new CDs have been ripped immediately and never played on it. Squeezebox is still my primary source.

    [​IMG]DPP_4756 by tw_tvam, on Flickr
  14. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    and this:
  15. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Wow, some gear already for the first page. Very impressive. Hope to hear yours soon Tony.
  16. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    currently switching between the KEFs and the Snells. hopefully replacing both with Devore Orangutans or Audio Notes. but first, i need my phono stage and SUT sorted out. thinking Leben and Auditorium 23 for the Denon 103.

    also need to figure out a headphone setup. i miss using my 600's




    i keep most of my records in another room

    Emotiva XDA-1/MacBook Pro
    Rega RP6/Denon 103
    Cambridge Audio 640p
    Line Magnetic 518ia
    Snell Type J/KEF LS50
  17. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    and why the heck doesn't LM make a standalone phono stage?
  18. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer pfm Member

  19. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Nice, and what a beautiful room too.
  20. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    Thank you!
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