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. Well looks like we are starting to slowly come out the other end of the pandemic!! Hopefully you all got through it ok
  2. I bought the Roksan Oxygene amp/cdp combo a few years back for £2k when the rrp was £7k.
  3. Interesting, I'd demo first of course however there's no way I'd buy new @ £2500 I'd be looking at them 2nd hand for a lot less.
  4. It proves what can be had second hand for entry level money. To better it with a compact set up i'd have to go for say a Naim Uniti Atom plus Harbeth P3ESR at 3 times the price and im not sure it would be x3 the quality...
  5. My entirely 2nd hand living room system Peachtree Nova 125 amp - £400 Auralic Aries Mini streamer - £300 Chord Mojo Dac - £250 Kef LS50 speakers - £450 A very simple no frills compact set up that sounds absolutely sublime and cost £1400 all in.
  6. Bluesound node 2i would be a most appropriate upgrade in your system imo. You can also tweak the bass in the app which could help.
  7. I have a Sonos Play5 in my kitchen perfectly adequate in fact it sounds very good for what it is
  8. What an odd post. It's like the old python sketch - am i in the right place for an argument?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. My Auralic Aries Mini streamer looks so cheap and nasty I hide it under the sideboard. Fortunately it sounds great.
  12. The more recent Marantz amps and cdp's look like cheap printers to me.
  13. 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
  14. Quite old Marantz CD48 is very very good