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lostwin

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About lostwin

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  • Birthday 06/12/1968

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  • Location
    Folkestone, Kent
  • Real Name
    Richard

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  • Turn Table
    Michell Gyrodec
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Moerch DP6/ Rohmann
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Denon HA1000 / VIDA
  • Integrated Amp
    John Wood KT88
  • Pre-Amp
    SJS Arcadia
  • My Speakers
    Snell type AIII
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Having posted this in Mondie's speaker thread I realise that it is also a pretty good choice for my favourite optical illusion. From one of my favourite contemporary artists, Mark Wallinger, this has been exhibited quite a few times, but this is how I remember it looking when I saw it in the Whitechapel Gallery about 20 years ago.
  2. The reflective surface does a great job of disguising some of the bulk , as well as being interesting and different. Nice choice, reminds me of this from the artist Mark Wallinger;
  3. Considering only 100 were made, that’s at least 3 with regular forum members. And you are right about trying to keep these decks clean. Last night I almost wished I had a pair of white gloves as every time I touched the plinth installing the pads, another set of finger marks appeared.
  4. Yes, I thought that too. We can always just blame Keith though!
  5. The hotel website doesn't give any further clues on the 'long term let' apartments - presumably these could be two rooms combined with living area / bedroom, but not likely to have been opened up sufficiently to be used as a double sized room for a system. Could be if they are let out then some are not even available for that weekend. Anyway, no point in speculating further - Peter has seen the hotel and communication now seems to be flowing again (), so let's wait and see. Good to have the provisional dates for March '22 as well for the diary!
  6. Looking good. I have them on mine but I was changing so many things at that time as Petes brain went into overdrive, that it is hard to isolate in my mind their individual impact. I think it is quite subtle but await your thoughts. Fitted the pads tonight, not had a chance to listen yet but will definitely report back.
  7. Now entering my 30th year of ownership and off the rack temporarily for the fitting of ‘Petes Pads’, the latest in a round of steady upgrades. Still gorgeous in my eyes after all these years! 🙂
  8. Lots of great responses in the thread and by PM. I have been hosting a little bake off for local Wammers today - so good to be able to do this again - so not had a chance to respond to all. Plenty of options to think about over the next few days even though the John Wood made a pretty good account of itself today.
  9. Yes, I had picked up on that from an old thread and it has stuck in my mind. Not many of these amps around but definitely interested if someone has one they my want to move on.
  10. Yes, these potentially would be of real interest. I hope to hear a Radford in the system later today in a mini bake off so it should start to give me an idea if I like the character. Would you send me a PM with further details or is it easier if I gave you a call in the week?
  11. Thanks. These have always intrigued me due to their unusual design and users who seem to be very positive about the benefits of the approach. Never heard one though, but on my short list radar.
  12. I have tried with this type of plug (albeit a different brand) when making up my own speaker cables. It does need a specialist crimping tool. I used one of the cheaper DIY ones and it was a total pain and a pretty mediocre result. Without a proper crimping tool, I would look to plugs with a screw down connection, preferably one with two screws.
  13. So my big Snell speakers are 86db sensitivity and with a 4ohm load, not the easiest but so far I do prefer them with valve amps. Currently running them with a John Wood KT88 but potentially looking for a bit more finesse, particularly on mids/treble and bi-amping is a possibility with something else on the bass to share the burden a bit. I would generally rule out SET, but a PP configuration with a bit of guts would fit the bill. I have an expressed interest in a Radford STA100 but would be interested in hearing if any other options out there ala Border Patrol, CJ, Viva etc.
  14. Where are you at now that you have had a number of replies - confused or with a clear plan? From your response on the clap test I would still try getting some extra soft furnishings in there - rugs, quilts, blankets, cushions - easy to do to see if it makes a difference.
  15. WOW!!! They look fantastic, well worth the wait, I’d say. Let’s hope they exceed expectations when you fire them up for the first time tomorrow 👍
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