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System Pics 2022

Discussion in 'audio' started by Old Shatterhand, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

    Awaiting sale. Keep putting it off though, not least due to the Corona pandemic.

    The whole transistion away from them started when I came across a good offer for an A-47, and then hooking up some Harbeth P3s I still had (bought them second hand some years ago and TBH regret selling on when getting the B&W).
     
  2. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Are you enjoying the B&W's more that the ATC's or did you just fancy a change?
     
  3. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

    Thx! It's an SME 15A; the amps are Accuphase C-2120 and A-47. The phono pre is a Whest PS.40RDT and the Dac is also Accuphase, DC-37.

    Cabling is Accuphase's own (the 'brown' cables), and (cheap) van den Hul and QED for the speakers (see my other thread) - not really that much into expensive accessories or endless experimentation these days.

    I can recommend a music stand for the vinyl though!
     
  4. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

    Actually since the P3s where somehow in between, setup-wise, I have never put the ATCs up against the B&W in a direct comparison. Perhaps I would regret it if I ever did!

    The change was more driven by the acquisiton of the A-47, which is of course putting the cart before the horse a bit, and not how you should do things normally.
     
  5. Waxxy

    Waxxy pfm Member

    The depreciation worked out in my favor as I purchased them second-hand. But yes, if resale value is a concern, buying a set of these new, would not be prudent.
     
  6. clownfish

    clownfish It's all in the details

    Which Sony speakers are they. They certainly look the part !
     
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  7. Waxxy

    Waxxy pfm Member

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  8. vln

    vln Shuns mooks. And MQA.

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  9. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy Ausculta fili

    Fitted some upgrades to my Thorens today (with some help from fellow Fishies) - new belt, idler wheel, and motor suspension springs. Also a new Swissonor plinth which I’m really pleased with.

    Currently running the deck into the Graham Slee Accession with it’s variable output straight into the Quad 303/Falcons. Not played any digital for seemingly weeks now, in fact my Roon Nucleus is switched off.

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    Tomorrow I’ll be fitting a new arm and cart to the TD 124 - an SME M2-9R with an Ortofon SPU #1S and a Sculpture A 1:26 SUT is arriving too. I’ve not set up an arm and cart before but the SME manual makes it seem quite straightforward - wish me luck! ;)
     
  10. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Been following your build, good luck with the SPU thang.
     
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  11. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy Ausculta fili

    …And after and long afternoon and evening the SME M2-9R and SPU #1S have been mounted to the deck and shockingly it seems I haven’t made a mess of the set up! It’s sounding good, no mistracking at all. I’ve also installed the SPU-specific Sculpture A SUT between the Thorens and Graham Slee.

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  12. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    That’s a smart looking deck, congrats on the successful build!
     
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  13. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    I'll second Amber's post, nice work.
     
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  14. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    Another stab at the office "system" The JBL speaker is too much in demand from other members of the household so decided to buy a Dali Katch G2 as I've heard good things about it. Plus I was fairly sure I could connect a CD player to it. So the Consonance CD that's currently in the classifieds has found a new lease of life.

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    So now have CDs and Bluetooth. Not bad at all.

    Best wishes, Peter
     
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  15. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    And, to add to the fun I've just connected my Chromecast Audio to the Katch so have better than Bluetooth audio.
     
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  16. chrisd

    chrisd pfm Member

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    Apologies for poor photo, but this is my very simple set up. Naim Superuniti into Allaes. Rega P1 with performance pack for vinyl duties, and my dad's old Denon CD player plugged into the Superuniti DAC which is very rarely used these days!

    Tempted to change the Allaes this year. I'd like something with a bit more bass and warm sound, so thinking of trying some Neat Momentum 4i's.
     
  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    The sideboard being forward of the speakers - is that deliberate? Makes my teeth itch.

    No rug action? o_O
     
  18. chrisd

    chrisd pfm Member

    Side board and speakers are both against the back wall. This does mean the front of the speakers is behind the front of the sideboard, but when when I’ve experimented with speaker position this sounds best to me.

    A rug would be great, but the wife doesn’t want one unfortunately.
     
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  19. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Good for her.
    There have been some abominations posted on here.
     
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  20. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    She's a keeper! Not a fan of the hifi room rug :)
     
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