Rosewind

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About Rosewind

  • Rank
    Lost in Translation
  • Birthday 11/11/1962

Personal Info

  • Location
    Aarhus, Denmark
  • Real Name
    Peter Wind

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Empire 698
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Shure
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    VdH "The Grail"
  • Digital Source 1
    PC-USB-Nuforce U192s
  • DAC
    Line Magnetic 502CA
  • Pre-Amp
    Pass DC B1 (DIY)
  • Power Amp/s
    EAR 516
  • My Speakers
    Quad ESL 57
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Yes. The advert is using one of my old photos. Avoid!
  2. I got a unit now, thanks for looking!
  3. I am after the Michell Argo HR preamp. It will say so on the front unless the letters have rubbed off. The led visible on the front may be yellow/gold instead of red. Which type of psu it comes with is not essential.
  4. I have amended the original wanted post. Apologies for being overly optimistic.
  5. Hi Andrew. Tnanks for the heads-up! Much appreciated. Tom Evans said he can upgrade both mk. i + mk. ii. I surely want to get hold of the version that may keep the boards. I wonder if the Michell Argo came in versions i and ii? Or is the verison ii the same thing as Michell Argo HR? EDIT: Tom advises to buy the HR if possible.
  6. I am looking only for the Michell Argo HR. My budget is too limited to be able to swing a Tom Evans The Vibe. Michell Argo HR: If the unit has already been upgraded to higher specs by Tom Evans - no problem whatsoever. You must be prepared to ship the unit to Denmark at cost.
  7. When I stated that my set-up is 99% there I did not refer to sound quality. I meant that with the Paradise phono stage on its way to me, I expected to have the best I can get. The rest would mean me doing fun things. But since that post things have changed as my wife was laid off after 25 years at her Danish upper-secondary school. This means that I will let the Paradise phono stage go to someone else, and I will probably want to sell off the SME 10 tt and the EAR 516 at some later point in time. We are not in any immediate threat of bankruptcy but I feel I would send the wrong message to my wife if I added the two box Paradise phono stage to my kit now. So that is off the books.
  8. I am very close to completing a long, long hifi journey that has taken me from Naim Nac 62S, Naim Nap 140, Thorens TD 160 Mk. ii (supered) + Morch UP4 tonearm, Denon 103R + Mission 737R speakers, via Naim Nac 252/SC/2xNaim Nap 200 + Linn Tunebox + Linn Ninkas and too many boxes and configurations to count. It is only in the last two years or so that I finally managed to make everything gel after I decided what to make the centrepieces of my set-up and then managed to sell some kit that I could not get to sound right: DIY DCB1 buffer pre with Rod Elliot mm - which sounds extremely transparent and musical in my system. Bought last year to replace EAR 802 and Herron VTSP2a. EAR 516 - bought in 2018. It had to go to EAR in the UK for a service and repair not long after I bought it. Tim de Paravicini spent more time returning it to spec than he cared for (7-8 hours) but told me that it is a perfect match for my Quad ESL-57s. I have to agree. SME 10 turntable + Kuzma Stogi 9" + Denon DL-103D + Ortofon T-20 mk. I finally got the vinyl playback mojo back with the Stogi and Denon 103D that I bougt this year. It feels like I have come home. Can the next item on my list improve on this? Paradise Phono Stage - coming in the near future when Simon has finally received the last bits for it from the US. Line Magnetic 502CA DAC - I have upgraded the three valves in it and may upgrade the opamps to Burson V5 Dual opamps. I find the valve output stage to be very musical and sweet. I feed it from a Win 10 PC with JRiver Music Center via a Nuforce U192S usb to spdif (coax) converter powered by a linear psu. Since I bought it, I have struggled to have vinyl playback as good as through this DAC. But now I am there. Bang & Olufsen Beocord 6500 cassette Deck Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner Quad ESL-57 - with One Thing Bass Panels. I bought these in 2018 and I have placed them on top of book shelves leaning out somewhat. The effect is that of giant headphones in my small study. -------------- When I receive the Paradise phono stage, I feel that I am 99% where I want to be. I have spent way to much money along the way but I have also had the priviledge of listening to some much coveted gear during that roller-coster ride. It has been both fun and nerve-wrecking. So what next? (1) An inexpensive 12" unipivot arm on an external armpod: The Wand 12", a Morch UP4 12" or a Stogi S 12" tonearm. Just to hear what 122 tonearms are all about. (2) To complete a DIY Poul Ladegaard air bearing tonearm project that I have all the parts for. (3) A Magnepan DWM woofer (or two) to make the base a little more solid. (4) An inexpansive cart to go with the 12" unipivot tonearm.
  9. Hi has this arm sold? See PM.
  10. Now sold. Thanks for looking!
  11. On hold for someone with an Orbe.
  12. The SME V in full play - the preamp shown is a DIY DC B1 buffer pre based on the Pass B1 original - just to correct myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3aMc1uozdQ Swaps still welcome for the SME V tonearm.
  13. For £2000 - in a straight sale ... I will also order a complete new tonearm box (inner foam, inner box and despatch carton) at a cost of £142.00 new, so the arm can be safely shipped to the UK in it. So you will get a full funtioning SME series V tonearm, complete with the VTA key, HTA screw, alignment protractor and spindle bush, original manual + an extra copy of the manual as well as a complete SME V box (in three parts). I will only order the shipping box after a full payment has been made, so expect a short delay for SME UK to ship the box to me in Denmark and for me to ship it to you. Payment - PayPal free/family or add 4%. In any event I should receive no less than £2000 into my PayPal account.
  14. I might just be tempted to go for a decent phono stage or mc head amp in part swap. If I do this, I will still need another decent arm.
  15. Sitting on the plane back from Tenerife, I am very close to simply keeping the SME V. So if you are interested in this 2007 tonearm, get in touch.