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About Snoopdog

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  • Birthday November 4

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    Winchester, Hants
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  • Turn Table
    TW Raven One
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Graham Phantom II
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Whest PS.30RDT SE
  • Digital Source 1
    dCS Vivaldi
  • Digital Source 2
    Melco N1ZH/60.2
  • DAC
    dCS Vivaldi 2.0
  • Pre-Amp
    CJ GAT Series 2
  • Power Amp/s
    CJ Premier 350SA
  • My Speakers
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. 1. Tannoy Cheviot (1976) 2. Nightingale NM1 (1977) 3. Linn Isobarik DMS (1979) 4. Linn Isobarik PMS (1981) 5. TDL Monitor (1989) 6. Amphion Krypton (2004) 7. Avalon Indra (2008) 8. TAD CR1 (2016)
  2. I had Kimber 4TC cables on my 1988 purchase of TDL Monitors. That system consisted of:- Oxford Acoustics Crystal Reference turntable/SME V/Koetsu Rosewood Signature mc Audio Research SP9 Preamp Aragon 4004 200w power amp (designed by Dan D'Agostino - Referred to as "The poor man's Krell!") TDL Monitor loudspeakers Meridian 104 Tuner Meridian 200 series CD player It was a good system and I didn't make any significant changes until 2003
  3. Turntable - German Tonearm - American Cartridge - Japanese Phono Stage - British Preamp - American Power Amp - American Speakers - Japanese Power Cords/interconnects/speaker cable - British, American, Polish CD/SACD Transport/DAC/Word Clock/Upsampler - British Reference 10MHz Clock - German Server/NAS - Japanese Power Conditioner - British Equipment Racks/Support - American Room Tuning - Italian
  4. Cool! Looks like the bastard offspring of a Spirograph and Meccano!
  5. Bugger! for a minute, I thought it was "Guess the album cover" and I was convinced I'd got it!
  6. Very sad news indeed! I was fortunate to have met Allen on a "Hitchhikers" forum visit to the Meridian factory in 2007. I was introduced to Allen's stunning design talent in 1978, when I bought my first piece of Meridian kit (101/103D pre/power). Since then, I have always had Meridian equipment in my hifi or A/V systems. RIP Allen. Your legacy burns bright!
  7. Perfect isolation and social distancing! I am indoors, listening to Qobuz and the wife is outside, gardening!
  8. These were an £8K pair of speakers, when I bought them, new, in 2004 from The Audioconsultants! The build quality is amazing, especially the birch veneer waveguide for the tweeter, which Amphion changed to moulded plastic for the MKII Krypton. A slab of granite is inset to one side of the lower half of each cabinet to counter the 12" side firing woofer. They weigh 85Kg a piece and I recommend Finite Elemente Cerabase or Cerapuc footers instead of adjustable spikes on the outriggers. Better still, would be a quartet of Stillpoints Ultra 5's each side - a snip at £4K! Lawrence got himself a serious bargain and his only real choice is ............... woofers firing in, or out!
  9. Yes. It does look rather good and does the job nicely. Also, doesn't need recharging that much!
  10. I bought this lamp for my turntable. I specifically didn't want one that was powered by an SMPS!
  11. Lettuce, Gourmet Bacon and Tomato?
  12. I bought an LP12, in black (non-fluted plinth and not piano black) new from Guildford HiFi, in 1978, for £272!
  13. Don't be too quick to dismiss the properties of certain materials and their effect on the sound of a hifi system! When I bought my furniture for the listening room, I specified Mpingo wood for the feet of the sofas! They were hugely expensive, but isolate the listener from the deleterious effects of vibration and resonances within the listening environment! As a result, the music sounds much more relaxed and glides along, with a firm foundation! This is the same "mystical" wood that high-end record pucks are manufactured from!!!
  14. Shakti Hallograph!