ae111sr

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About ae111sr

  • Rank
    Junior Wammer

Personal Info

  • Location
    Cardiff
  • Real Name
    John

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    N/A
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    N/A
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    N/A
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn Akurate DSM
  • Digital Source 2
    Melco N1A
  • DAC
    Akurate EBox 6 Kat
  • Power Amp/s
    Linn Akurate 4200
  • My Speakers
    Kudos Super 20A
  • Headphones
    N/A
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. If you are looking for something modern and fairly small I have a Pro-Ject Stereo Box S Phono integrated amplifier in black for sale in the WAM Classifieds section. Here's a link Pro-Ject Stereo Box S Phono integrated amplifier
  2. After I got divorced in 1985 I wanted to replace my turntable. At the time I was using a Connoisseur BD1 with SAU-2 tonearm - hand built by me from a kit. I visited Audio Excellence in Cardiff and came away with a Linn Axis, That would have been 1986 0r 1987. I no longer have any vinyl and the Axis is long gone. My system is now Akurate DSM, Akurate Exaktbox 6 Katalyst, Akurate 4200, Kudos Super 20A.
  3. +1 It was reading Audiophile Musings that pointed me towards the Kudos Super 20A speakers. Well done that man
  4. Another fisherman here. Started when I was taken with my Dad when I was 7 years old, that was 61 years ago. I've fished on and off (coarse fishing, fly fishing and sea fishing) with a couple of long breaks - marriage and family, and knee problems. Both fixed now and have been back coarse fishing for the last 12 years and loving the peace and quiet, the outdoors and wildlife, just getting away from it all. Having said that I haven't been out since last September, last autumn and winter were very wet and I'm a fair weather angler these days.
  5. We have the same problem with cats. Would you tell me which one you bought? There are so many of these water pistols out there so would be good to get a personal recommendation. Thanks
  6. One of the first photos I took using the Lee Big Stopper Nikon D500 Nikon 16-85mm ISO 100 43 second exposure at f13 Lee Big Stopper Processed in Lightroom 6 and google Silver FX Pro Edited to add that this was taken in 2017
  7. Thanks Neil, I still haven't been in touch with Kudos about that. All in the fullness of time and when my bank balance is looking a bit better.
  8. The finish is Santos Rosewood but is no longer available. This pair are the ones that Kudos sent out to dealers for demonstration purposes. It was the figuring of the veneer and the high quality of the finish that first drew me to them, I was completely hooked when I heard them. My dealer then contacted Kudos and told them that I wanted this specific pair, saying that it wasn't logical for Kudos to have a demo pair of speakers in a finish they could no longer supply. Luckily Kudos agreed and the rest is history as they say.
  9. I'm not good at describing sounds. Previously I owned Kabers, bought ex-dem in January 1995. The S20A speakers are a little larger than the Kabers and produce a larger sound stage, they are more detailed, better extension of the bass and better control too, the treble was a little bright to start with but with use it has tamed, or my ears have become more used to it and of course with my advanced years my hearing is not as good as it used to be. My Kabers were first passive with single LK100, then tri-amped with LK100s, then Tri-amped aktive with LK100s, followed by aktive (Aktiv Tunebox) with LK140s, then with Akurate DSM as a front end and finally Exakt with Akurate Exaktbox. Each 'upgrade' brought about an improvement to the sound produced by the Kabers and I would probably still own them if I had not seen and heard the Kudos Super 20A speakers on demo in my local dealer. As soon as I saw them I had to own them, even without hearing them, they are things of beauty in my eyes, and thankfully my wife's. I've probably posted these on here before but anything to spread the love System 2018 by John Payne, on Flickr Kudos Super 20A front by John Payne, on Flickr The Super 20 and Super20A are essentially the same speaker but the 20A has extra terminals and removable links on the rear plate to allow passive / active operation. The Super 20 does not have the extra connectors and can only be used in passive mode.
  10. You will love the Kudos S20A speakers. I've had a pair since December 2017 on the end of Akurate DMS / Akurate Exaktbox 6 Katalyst / Akurate 4200 and they still surprise me with just how good they sound
  11. It's a wet afternoon in Cardiff so can't get out into my garden 😟