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System Pics 2021

Discussion in 'audio' started by Whaleblue, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Good luck trying that in Scotland. I don't imagine repeated freeze/thaws doing the cables much good. Or maybe it could be a DIY form of cryogenic treatment! ;)
  2. zeon

    zeon pfm Member

    Daads sold ? Could only afford gik myself. Oh well, that amp stand you sold me has been most useful over the years. Do you remember where you sourced it from ( as a matter of interest ) ?. Take care
  3. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    A lovely system. How does this compare with your previous one?
  4. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    I'm running XLR leads, and there are a number of makes which are suitable for this sort of thing. I'm using a Sommer cable:

    This one is good down to -25C but generally the lower temps tend to affect the flexibility of the cable, rather than causing any failure (not that i've tried!). If you think about it, TV arial coax tends to survive for many years in all sorts of weather. But anyhow, yes, go with a cable designed for the application.
    torstoi likes this.
  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Chris Watson on cold cables...

    “When I was in the Antarctic working on Frozen Planet it got down to about minus 40 on the ice fields near the Beardmore Glacier, where Lawrence Oates famously walked out of his tent. We landed there in a helicopter with David Attenborough to do some filming. I was using oxygen‑free copper cable, with irradiated plastic outer sheath, which means that it is more flexible at lower temperatures, but the best cable to use in those circumstances is rubber cable from Belden, which is super heavy and expensive, and that wasn’t available to me. I was using Van Damme cable, which is my favourite microphone cable, but it was minus 40 when I was connecting to the camera, and when I moved the cable it snapped like a piece of toffee."
    torstoi, Jono_13 and Darren like this.
  6. Darren

    Darren All Business

    They (Belden) make some cable with EPDM rubber sheathing...... in my experience EPDM is bloody tough stuff and essentially weather proof - its largely unaffected by both UV and freezing temperatures. Makes a good flat roof!!
    paulfromcamden likes this.
  7. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    Always listen to the man from Cabaret Voltaire...
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  8. Ben Hope

    Ben Hope bhope58122



    Nottingham Analogue Hyperspace
    Audiomods Series 6 Tonearm
    Dynavector XX2 MKII
    Wave Mechanic PSU
    Bigbottle Phono Stage
    Copland CTA402 Integrated Amplifier
    Kralk Audio KA-2 with External Crossovers Speakers
    Jezzer, Andy1912, HiFiman and 30 others like this.
  9. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Once again, not my setup (because I don't have anything at the moment), but...

    My JBL 4312A's (that I just restored and re-veneered, and was forced to sell for a sudden move across the pond) are with their new owner in beautiful Mallorca. Looks like a nice setup with some vintage Yamaha and Sansui amps.

    You can also see a Raspberry Pi streamer that I sold him (my design and 3D print from when I still had a printer). It's the tiny gray box on the CD player.

  10. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    Liking the fruit box stands! been there my self...

    From a couple of years ago.. and no the candles are not on the speaker before anyone asks!

    [​IMG]P1000239 by Jonathan Roberts, on Flickr
    HiFiman, Waxxy, myrman and 5 others like this.
  11. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Neat, small and tidy. What's not to like.
    Tarzan and Jono_13 like this.
  12. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Copeland. One of very few 'large' amplifiers I like the look of. Even their massive integrated has an appealing Art Deco look about it. The brand does not seem so popular here in the UK anymore as it once was. I have no idea why?

    I like the sleek, understated Turntable platter.
    Jono_13 likes this.
  13. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    Nice. Extra style points for the ACR Box Set.
    Jono_13 likes this.
  14. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

  15. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    Lovely photo. And I love the look of that Copland amp.
    Ben Hope likes this.
  16. fred sonnen

    fred sonnen pfm Member

    Would like to see more of the room. Seems cool. ;-)
  17. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I bet the sound it produces is cavernous.

    I'll get my coat.... :rolleyes:
    TheDecameron likes this.
  18. Ben Hope

    Ben Hope bhope58122

    It is rather subtle isn't it ;)
    RoA likes this.
  19. Ben Hope

    Ben Hope bhope58122

    Not long had the Copland and I immediately re-valved it so it's not showing its full potential just yet. Already sounds great so I'm hoping for big things :)
  20. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    It reminds me a lot of the Sony TA-F5000ES:


    Copland CTA402:


    I definitely like that style of knob. My TA-F3000ES has them too.

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