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  1. try and save a bit more Money say £600.00 (i know its a bit more of a wait )there some real bargains to be had! as there some real great turntables around that short of price range Best Regards Good Luck Steve
  2. some of the newer Audionote uk amps would be worth cheeking out and easer to hear too
  3. Doest worry me about puling them to bits and tracing the circuit outs it the Audionote Ongaku and Kegon amps were the best!!, i had them for some years, but well outside my price range now the Neiro will do a great job the audio innovations, were great, kondo,, EAR, Peter Snell used the audio Research stuff the pass labs were great with snells e and c so i think there be good with A thats few of the top of my head i have look at some my old HIFI Mag again to remind myself so what amps are you using are they make
  4. Yes i know they, Ive only seen 3 pairs for sale in uk since 89, so was lucky to get them, it gives me my next speaker projects i am just finished the designs on my other 3 way floor standing speakers, so ive got these cabinets to get made 1st, but i can start looking at these (A) in more detail now ive got them As the A's i ve always wanted as reference speaker, be honest i forgot how big they are until there were in doors so have you made your own amps? your have let me know if your looking for some amps for the A
  5. Hi Yes there were on ebay, waited a long time 30+ years, there quite a few valve amps that work very well with them back in the 90s to check out again, i make a list all the reviews and people i spoke with at the CES years ago, said the AIII were a big improvement over the AII with bass and i already have the complete AIII crossovers to use and i have crossovers CII and EII. Yes the bass crossovers, are easy so there be external for bi wiring, i like what you done! i do the same with mid's and tweeters too, to it will be true tri wired set up, as that will make a big difference, it can be done, its quite difficult but having the circuit diagrams will make life easier. ive just tri wired some 3 way speaker, ive been working on, very pleased with them so with these, A, i want to get the bass cabinet made out of birch ply, to the same size AIII and upgrade to 12 inch units, so therefore keep the AII bass cabinet untouched. Also get the speakers of the floor by a few inches, i know that will help too, which i see you done, with great results, interesting idea. all the Snell were made out of poorer quality cabinet materials (just the way speaker were made back then ) so i can see that being a big improvement there. so ive had a long time to think about the A so stay in touch, iam sure you have few more ideas too, i keep you posed and send you my email and number as in Haywards heath and Hove quite a bit Best Regards Steve
  6. hi thanks for the info on the Snell A

    1. Sir_Franc


      Hi Steve, glad to help! They're really nice speakers.

  7. Hi Thanks for your reply yes after 30+ year wait, after hearing them at a couple of shows in 1989, i got the pair home here, i also have a pair of the crossovers for AIII too ive read a few reviews so iam thinking about make new much stronger bottom cabinets for bass units and will tri wire the crossover like done with all my speaker. i wonder weather you got the crossover diagram of the AII and the AIII? and i understand the bottom speakers with bass unit maybe a different size in the AIII a little bigger then the AII? Unfortunately i haven't got the Ongaku any more or Voyd ref ! But so pleased to have found these. the Snell's are a great range of Speaker, ive had most of them, studied them, they have all been long forgotten about. Peter was a great designer Best Regards Steve
  8. hi looking for info on the snell A Best Regards Steve
  9. Hi there alot of great speakers up to that price range, but i don't know enough about the rest of your system, amps, front end, cables, and the music your into system matching is an art sadly forgotten by most people! tell me more Best Regards Steve
  10. yes had the set up in past i am looking for one again
  11. a good all round sound nice to see people doing it for the love of it
  12. totally agree i thinking about getting a freeview box and a sound bar i understand you plug them in the back of tv with a scart lead (what's that : ) i am only behind the times because i want to be : ) Hey we all enjoy music and care that's main thing!
  13. yes in some ways it was but just to point out at this moment in time i play 75 % cd to 20 % vinyl 5 % reels i know were the limits are in each part of the system of course vinyl cut well will sound better but recording on cd and vinyl are totally different even the same tracks just pointing out most people care about 4g network for the there phone Best Regards Steve are not all audiophiles on here? if we are then we should only care about the sound?
  14. very interesting to read the above but these hotel rooms are same very were you go, built to the same building reg and there not really changed in 30 year we had the same issues 20 to years ago remember the Heathrow Shows the runway next to the hotel and Concorde taking off twice a day with planes taking off and coming in very minute so it wont make much difference were the WAMM show is i think Wamm member know there hifi better, i think there get a better sound from the rooms too ( just maybe i have a room too:) the change that's taken place in the last 20 years for 90% of companies and have to say accessories, are crazy prices with out any reason to charge that amount for hifi and its not even hi end! its the only industry that ive been involved were you talk bullshit 90% of the time and get away with it : ) you got to prove it with the sound! dont get me wrong there are good companies and great designs still about, but very few companies can invest or will invest in the future, as this is an industry that's getting smaller. Yes there be good to do a WAMM show steve
  15. Hi George nice to have a chat with you at the show yes, i be interested in the wamm show 

    Best Regards


  16. agree yes £16 is alot money! just bring your own food, but we shouldn't give a shit about the 4g network (why worry ) after all if it becomes a hifi show for wamm members to show of there stuff! then they should be aiming for the best sound possible
  17. Its alway's interesting to hear what other member say what sound best at a show having, seen experienced the difficulties involved in setting up a system in these hotel rooms and getting it right, the arts been lost, some were along the way! even up to 20 years ago, a much bigger No of companies were getting it right then now, we seem to be more about getting the room looking right, than sound right! i had to point out alot of the time were to put there seats, just get some sort of correct sounding music, that's before we even talk about correct matching of equipment, the different sounds from each room from one song was amazing!! having been in studios to recorded and recorded and cut records live, with one my old friend Tim, sadly not with us now. and at a few other live sessions, ive been lucky enough to have good idea, as i used to seat under the mic, when the test cuts being done, with my sound level meter, just so i hear, then play the recording at the correct level straight away like i said at lest a few of the room were getting equipment sound right 1st, then sorting the look out after, after all you got 2 days to show your stuff of for us to hear making wonder about the wamm show maybe were get better sound there, be very interesting, there be alot of competition Steve
  18. It was good to go to a show feels like life's getting back to normal and of course i like to Thank Roy, for putting it on and not cancelling it! there was couple rooms i was pleased see that stood out from the crowd but after 30 years of going to shows and exhibiting i can see and hear 75% (maybe more) still don't know or understand how to set a system up and get the best out of room at a show) but it made change to get out and hear new stuff, shame there was not enough vinyl to buy at the show something to address in the future But on balance, Roy done Great job and the above's not down Roy and of coursed it was nice see George 47 at the show ( interesting chat) i hope numbers were up today too as the show's do need our support Best Regards Steve
  19. so looking for 1 st audio power amps 7.5w or the 2nd audio power amps 15w there was a 500 single amp can i ask what your using with them Best Regard Steve
  20. i like to know how you can list hifi on the Megastore having joined it HELP!!!!!! (i have sent a couple of emails no reply) any ideas anyone Best Regards Steve
  21. Hi Selling my very rare Cello cartridge £15000.00 at the time of buying ( like all Cello hi end gear very expensive ) its really only been used at passed hi fi show, to demo turntables, one hear and one in the USA, as i am now using an Audionote io ltd is the only cartridge ive found to be better and ive had few cartridge over the years, i am selling my Audionote japan ans6 silver transformer too, at the time was £18000.00 (part of my Audionote level 5 system) which i don't need to tell you its one of the best out there (its almost as important as the cartridge which people don't seem to understand or have forgotten ) iam sorting out my systems most of it, is in storage, so i can get two new systems one in each room, once treated, are going to become my new hi fi rooms. because of the cost and the fact, i am going to put together to new systems, as i am selling the rest of my system too i will add (one ive unpacked and taken photos off ), i maybe happy to swap with cash for other equipment, if i feel its what i am looking for next Both items are in LONDON the Cello Cartridge £5000.00 the Audionote japan ANS 6 Silver step up £5500.00 Best Regards Steve
  22. Hi interesting projects i like to know more Best Regards Steve
  23. Hi iam selling my Audionote silver speaker AN SPX cables bi wired 4x 2.5 m for £6400.00 i may split them into 2 sets as iam building my 2nd system so i may even swap/part ex them i will add photos and i be selling some interconnects too soon iam in North London Herts/Essex
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