knaithrover

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About knaithrover

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    knaithrover
  • Birthday 08/01/1965

Personal Info

  • Location
    Middlesbrough
  • Real Name
    Steve

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Thorens TD160
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Nagaoka MP110
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Schiit Mani
  • Digital Source 1
    Auralic Aries Mini
  • DAC
    Chord Mojo
  • Integrated Amp
    Peachtree Nova 125
  • My Speakers
    Kef LS50
  • Headphones
    Grado
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. What an odd post. It's like the old python sketch - am i in the right place for an argument?
  2. I have some beautiful Ditton33's bought in time capsule condition 3 or 4,years ago for less than the Atacama stands they sit on. Warm punchy sound and very much suited to a smaller room. I've used vintage and modern amps to great effect, currently a Nad C320bee is the amp of choice and sounds just wonderful. They look great too.
  3. I had a Marantz cd63ki sig which was pretty special and my Marantz cd48 is equally as good. Cheap as chips too. Further up the chain I also had a Roksan Oxygene cdp which was really really good probably the best sound I've had from the format.
  4. My Auralic Aries Mini streamer looks so cheap and nasty I hide it under the sideboard. Fortunately it sounds great.
  5. The more recent Marantz amps and cdp's look like cheap printers to me.
  6. My Vincent/LS50 combo sounds great no matter what is thrown at it but with jazz it is off the flipping scale brilliant. My Peachtree/Dittons set up again is a very good all rounder but with electronica is jaw dropping
  7. Quite old Marantz CD48 is very very good
  8. I once sold an old mobile phone via Amazon and 12 weeks later the buyer contacted me for a refund because it had developed a fault. I also once sold a microwave for £30 via gum tree and a guy who came to buy it asked me for a guarantee.... I've been lucky selling HiFi kit and I've sold a lot of stuff with virtually no come back at all
  9. I have a few... Rumours (F.Mac) Abbey Road (Fabs) Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Flaming Lips) Gris Gris (Dr John) Sketches of Spain (Miles. D)
  10. I've done lots of box swapping particularly last 10yrs or so as I've had a lot more disposable income to upgrade. I'm more of a tweaker now as I'm mostly happy with both my set ups and I also have spare kit to rotate in and out if i want a change. Ive messed around with streamers and dacs this year all on the second hand market and I've not lost a £ whilst wheeling and dealing. I class changing cables stands and dacs etc as tweaking though. There's always room for improvement but if you get to the point where you stick with what you have even if you can afford the next shiny new box then the swapping on the big value items definitely slows to a trickle.
  11. What a rude response to quite a helpful suggestion
  12. Latest upgrade.....I bagged a Chord Mojo 2nd hand on fleabay for £220. Very impressed so far a big leap sonically for the price of a couple of nights out
  13. Yes indeed. Thinking of getting a chord mojo though to see what that does to the Aries sound
  14. I replaced my Bluesound Node 2i with an Auralic Aries Mini streamer which is quite a big upgrade for round about the same price