Wine man forthe County

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About Wine man forthe County

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    Wine man forthe County
  • Birthday 02/10/1957

Personal Info

  • Location
    York
  • Real Name
    Ian

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Pink Triangle Anni
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME IV + AT ART 9
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Gold Note PH10+PSU10
  • Digital Source 1
    Chord Blu
  • DAC
    DAC64 Mk2
  • Pre-Amp
    Chord CPA3000
  • Power Amp/s
    Chord SPM1200E
  • My Speakers
    A.Physic Avanti 2018
  • Headphones
    AT ATH W1000
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hi Pedro. I have a BK sub with a down firing port. In the end I mounted it on the spiked MDF plinth from my old (broken) sub which was almost perfectly sized. It does sound better like this than having the sub firing down onto the carpet.
  2. I am pretty sure the DB1 is the equivalent of the R1SC. I know the chap who represents Proac on the road and he told me his favourite from the range was the D2 - just a beautifully balanced speaker. As a policy he told me Proac don't replace a model unless they are convinced that the new model is superior; therefore they don't follow the tradition of so many other speaker companies by replacing a whole range at once. Speaking of the Response 1SC - this model ran for about 10 years - it sold consistently all that time
  3. While most puns make me feel numb, maths puns make me number.
  4. Fraudsters are trying to convince investors that if you deep fry a £5 note in batter it will turn into a £50.00 note. Several victims have already frittered away their savings.
  5. Amormusic.. I have the Audio Physic Avanti. On top of a suspended floor I have a very deep pile carpet and underlay and despite the substantial spikes no amount of adjustment would get the speakers to stay firm. In the end I mounted the spikes onto screws in the floor, very fiddly but worth it - they are now rock solid and sound fabulous. The Audio Physics really seem to benefit from a solid anchor. I hope those bases work for you.
  6. A couple of years ago I sent an Audiolab phono stage to Poland with PF. I paid extra for a tracking service which came to about £30. For whatever reason the tracking info did not appear for several days; it eventually turned up at a depot in Poland. There was no record of delivery so I had to contact the buyer to make sure it had arrived. Also as he had paid by Paypal there was no automatic payout when delivered so I had to ask the buyer to confirm receipt to Paypal. Luckily he was a nice chap and very helpful. I complained to PF on the grounds that I didn't receive the tracking service I had paid for. TBF they refunded the whole carriage fee.
  7. I had 2 x Devolo powerlines which were causing motorboat noises and 'scratching' sounds through the speakers when I had the Turntable/Phono stage side of my system on. Problem was I have a router at one end of the house and the TV box I need to connect to is at the other other end of our quite long house. In the end I updated to a more powerful 4G Router (also stronger wifi) and a TP Link RE450 extender which makes a wireless connection to the TV box. The noise is now gone. I agree about wired Cat cables being the ultimate solution but that is impossible here ATM, too unsightly. We are planning a refurb over the next 2 years so Cat cables may be laid when the carpet/floor is up.
  8. Our 11 yr old Bosch started making a squeaking noise, with a bit of isolation I narrowed it down to the drum bearing. Bad news was the bearing was not accessible so the whole drum had to be replaced for around £300. Given the age of it and cost of repair we decided to scrap it and bought a new Samsung for £399, 6 months on and so far so good! It has digital inverter and ecobubble technology so what's not to like.
  9. I noticed on the manufacturer's web page that they do supply replacement grills for some models, might be worth asking.
  10. For her birthday I treated my wife to some new beads for her Abacus. It's the little things that count.
  11. The best sounding unit like this that I've heard is the Ruark R4 or R5. Way over budget but I have seen a few used R4's going around £200-250.
  12. A chap called Andy Moore does pop up on the AV Forums site occasionally. He is an ex-Arcam engineer so knows the stuff inside out.
  13. As a temporary fix try this.. fix the arm back in it's rest and 'work' the lift/lower assembly up & down about 30 times. This sometimes loosens the damping and it will work again. If it's any consolation this happened on my SME IV once - I think the room got cold while we were on hols!
  14. If it is not supported by Cyrus on that list it means they can't/won't repair it in GB. IMHO £300 would be quite a lot to spend on a player of that age anyway. I would investigate third party repair agents or look for another used model if it gets worse. Best of luck.
  15. I have one in a second system, it's the one with the 'stripes' across the volume button. I did eventually have it modified by Les at Avondale many years ago (with external PSU) and it is still working well. By modern standards it is perhaps lacking in inputs (Phono, CD, Aux & Tape) but a lovely sounding unit.