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    Hi, I've just discovered this, I am new to Wigwam. I PMd Russ Abbott and he mentioned this bake off. I live in Plymouth, so if you get a space I would love to come along, even if only to see what happens. I use an Oracle Delphi 1 with upgrades, various arms, carts. and SUTs, Yaqin MS12-B phono amp, Meridian 200 CD transport with Teradak Chameleon DAC, Promitheus TVC, Ben Duncan design active xover, Ming Da MC84-C, MC845-C monoblocks, Parasound HCA1205-A and speakers using Ted Jordan and SEAS units. Everything is transportable except the monoblocks and speakers.
    I realise you are full, but please bear me in mind.
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    Ok, herpa-derpa moment; I've just realised that this is the bank holiday weekend.

    So what I'm thinking is that I'll run this over both the Saturday and the Sunday and people can visit on whichever days they would prefer. If people can let me know which they'd rather, as everyone turning up on one day would make things rather manic!

    Richard, would be great to have you given the increased capacity that spreading it over the weekend will give.
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    Thanks Jon, I'll check with the boss and see when I'm allowed out to play. As I'm new to this format, what should I bring with me? Ok, just checked, and we are at a wedding in Bristol on the 5th, so it would have to be the 6th. That will mean dashing home from Bristol in the morning, picking up whatever I need, and driving back to Exeter! What sort of time are we talking about on Sunday? It's all do-able, I just need a timetable.
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    Nothing too early on Sunday; let's say 11:00am at the earliest, but if you want to rock up at 13:00 then that's all fine too.

    As to deciding what to bring, that's all part of the fun! My current kit list is below. The only thing I will say is that there may not be anywhere suitable to put a turntable, as there is a certain amount of compromise in where my kit has ended up etc. and they really don't suit going on the floor at all as far as I know. Nothing against the black stuff at all, just a matter of logistics. The pre is probably the weak link in the chain, so if you want to bring the Promitheus then that would be good to me, but if you want to add other things that's all grand too. Naturally the monoblocks are of interest but can more than appreciate getting them here is a bit much!

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    PC into Musical Fidelity X-24K DAC
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    Quote Originally Posted by awkwardbydesign View Post
    Thanks Jon, I'll check with the boss and see when I'm allowed out to play. As I'm new to this format, what should I bring with me? Ok, just checked, and we are at a wedding in Bristol on the 5th, so it would have to be the 6th. That will mean dashing home from Bristol in the morning, picking up whatever I need, and driving back to Exeter! What sort of time are we talking about on Sunday? It's all do-able, I just need a timetable.

    Complete forgot this, but of course bring some music!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMinimalCriminal View Post
    Complete forgot this, but of course bring some music!
    CD or vinyl, or both?

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    I'd generally say CD, as that's all I can guarantee being able to play. Obviously if you bring a record deck then bring some vinyl as well as I have none!
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    I'll bring the TVC, but would the Ming Da MC84-C valve amp be of interest? 12wpc, volume control, 1 line input, but not monoblocks, so cabling for speakers would be different from your setup. I intend to use it for HF duties in a 3 way active system, but would be curious to hear how it worked with full range speakers. I have various IC (homemade) and speaker cables to suit if needed. As I will be coming direct from an overnight stay in Bristol, I won't have room for the Ming Da monoblocks in the boot, so maybe another time for those? I also have a Parasound HCA-1205A 5 channel power amp (too big, again for this trip) which would be interesting to compare with the Vincents at some point. I only use 2 channels at the mo. but intend to use 4 for the isobarics when they are made, 1 for each driver.
    If you could PM me with your address before I come, that would be handy. And asking me to bring music could be dangerous; I have weird tastes!

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    I've just seen your for sale ads! Will you have anything left on 6th May?

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    Yes, I've got a Unison Research Unico on its way.
    I would be keen to hear some of the Ming Da stuff, especially given some of the recent comments on here. Basically the more the merrier! I'll still have cables knocking around as well as I've not whacked the spares up for sale at all, although everything I've got is phono so balanced may be required.
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    I've got some different bits and bobs to bring.

    Anyone want to share lifts from Plymouth (Stu, Richard?) I don't mind driving, but no 15" tannoys, my cars only smallish!
    I spent all my money on booze, drugs, and women, the rest I squandered

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    Ok, given the way the numbers are going, Simon, Jerry, David and Russ would you all be able to come on the Saturday, as we already have 3 and possibly 5 for the Sunday?
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    Saturday would be better for me anyway?!
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    Perfect! I love it when a plan comes together.
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    I might only be free on the sunday but not sure yet.
    If it is to crowded on the sunday i can pass and maybe pop in another time.

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    I'll see how things go Russ, there are currently 3 definites on the Sunday, but could potentially be 4 or 5. As long as people don't mind a squeeze of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMinimalCriminal View Post
    I'll see how things go Russ, there are currently 3 definites on the Sunday, but could potentially be 4 or 5. As long as people don't mind a squeeze of course
    I hope I'm one of the definites, as I am at that wedding on Saturday. I can take the TVC and the little Ming Da with me to Exeter, plus cables, but that's about all.
    BTW, can the new amp be used as separate pre and power amps? The Ming has a volume control, but the TVC would struggle to drive your speakers!
    Simon; I will be arriving from Exeter, so can't share transport.
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    You are indeed one of the definites Dick, don't worry! Unfortunately the Unico is strictly integrated, however both Sodders and Sam are bringing pres and powers I believe and will be there on the Sunday so there will definitely be some combinations we can arrange.

    I'll send a PM shortly with full details etc. on.
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