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    Buying a new amp tomorrow ;-)

    I swore I said I'd never replace the Croft Series 7, I adore it to bits and pieces. I'm not as such, just buying something to compare with it, taking my time and then deciding. This is a great obsession !

    Sorry, this is clearly an 'I want attention' thread !
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    Radford STA-25?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsOnToast View Post
    Radford STA-25?
    Now that would be nice, and 2nd hand hifi have one, but I can't afford it !
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    In peace, no Rob !
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    I bet it gets hot and doesn't have a remote?

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    Give us a little clue Ian...valve or ss?

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    C'mon Ian spill the beans!
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    Leben? Almarro? Icon 40 that jack has for sale?

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    Sugden or some other class A beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosend View Post
    I bet it gets hot and doesn't have a remote?
    It has two valves, is a power amp, gets warm but not hot, is current production and not old iron and I get it this morning . It doesn't look much, but then again neither does my current power amp !
    Cleanliness is next to Quadliness.

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    Audion...

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    Another hybrid...?

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    Warm enough Leon :-). And predictable on my part.

    A 7R has popped up used. I'm not 100% convinced I'll like it more than the 7 on the very simple premise that I love it so much. Anyway, I'll be in the very fortunate position to be able to find out in as much time as I like. Either way one will eventually stay, and one will go...................unless I have the 7R converted to a mono and the 7 to the same !

    Right, to the M1, Costa Coffee and Croft. Be right back......
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    Tube Tech, perhaps?
    not that ugly but a shot in the dark to what may be an educated guess....

    Hope u enjoy it tho mate, a mini first thoughts review this evening perhaps?

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    Good move, that was going to be my guess, honest.
    When you've had a good listen to that you can pop round mine & listen to the mono's as promest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridley View Post
    Good move, that was going to be my guess, honest.
    When you've had a good listen to that you can pop round mine & listen to the mono's as promest.

    Simon.
    Cheers Simon.

    It's plugged in, good job it's heavier or else I wouldn't be able to tell them apart ! It's actually the one I sold a friend when I'd just bought it as I needed to free up some cash and we did a px deal. It's probably had less than 30 hours use so needs bedding in I feel (I do believe in component burn in but have no wish to open a debate .

    Took my daughter for the trip and she came away with a stack of vinyl he kindly gave her so she's happy too.

    So, time and evaluation !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridley View Post
    Good move, that was going to be my guess, honest.
    When you've had a good listen to that you can pop round mine & listen to the mono's as promest.

    Simon.
    That's cruel Simon. The man has just bought new toy and you're already encouraging him to upgrade

    Good choice Ian. Totally agree on the burn in thing. I took delivery of the 7R monos last week. First 48 hours it was polite, little bright, lacked dynamics and little bass. Kept wanting to turn the volume up for more. 100 hrs of burning in and wow!! Warm, big soundstage going outside the speakers, deep powerful bass suddenly arrived. Same experience with the 25RS preamp as well

    Oh did I mention the 7R monos are awesome? Me bad....

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