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About hlinden

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  • Birthday 27/05/1981

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  • Turn Table
    Michell Gyro SE
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME309 Quintet Bronz
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    PS Audio Phono GCPH
  • Digital Source 1
    Arcam CDS27
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
    Musical Fidelity m6s
  • Integrated Amp
    Leema Tucana II
  • My Speakers
    Audio Physic Avanti
  • Headphones
    Hifiman HE400i
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Why not look at Wharfedale evo. One of the best ‘affordable’ systems at the resent Bristol Hifi show was audiolab and wharfedalw. great match.
  2. hlinden

    B&W 804S

    Absolute classic, if I had the room I’d nab these. One of the first true higher end speakers I ever heard growing up. GLWS.
  3. The system used to be based around a pair of Kef R300s. Ok speakers but I never got on with the blury tops. Spendors are high on the list, due to size of floorstanders and the good reviews.
  4. Hi all, Im looking for a nice smallish floorstander or bookshelf speaker for a second system (our lounge system myself and my better half use). It needs to be on the more forgiving side as my better half considers my Audio Physic Avantis being very harsh and top end heavy. Ive been looking at Neat’s and similar speakers. Unfortunately the best match would probably be Harbeth P3ESRs but I don’t really want to stretch the budget that far. Hoping I can source a pair in the region of 5-700 quid range. Electronics are undecided but possibly Cyrus or Naim, Thanks
  5. Guessing this list is not up to date? If it is I am interested in a few titles.
  6. Fantastic deal. Someone please buy it before it ends up in my office system.
  7. Amber Rubarth - Scribbled Folk Symphonies Absolutely fantastic recording, listening to the CD version.
  8. I did that and got stung with VAT and import duty which basically removed most of the saving and if I bought one today I would definitely get one from a UK dealer. If you are lucky you might get away with it.
  9. https://open.qobuz.com/album/u42tv970tml6b
  10. Cracking choice, enjoy!
  11. I'm a speaker first guy and £800 is a very good budget. I would look second hand for possibly a pair of KEF's or PMC's. That budget has a lot to offer if you keep an eye out. One of my favourite amps I've owned was an Arcam A85 so the 65 will be fine with better speakers (as long as you keep the sensitivity fairly normal) and the Marantz can hold its ground too in my opinion.
  12. Diane Birch - Bible belt [https://open.qobuz.com/track/39761520]
  13. Sorry to bump an old thread but Qobuz on Windows 10 now has UPNP/DLNA support in beta, works really well from my (limited) testing. I've not compared sound quality as my UPNP player is the TV system (Yamaha AV amp with a pair of Monitor Audio Monitor 50's).
  14. I signed up for the Qobuz Sublime subscription last night (now when you can do it monthly) and I have to admit I basically cancelled my Tidal subscription before I went to bed the same day! The hires tracks are amazing and even the normal 16/44.1 has a lot more air and space to them compared to Tidal or any other streaming service I've used before. Now looking for a decent "hardware streamer" that can handle Qobuz and has a very nice iPad interface, future proof etc. Any suggestions? Right now I'm just using a laptop via USB in to my Musical Fidelity M6S DAC.