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About HoopsOnToast

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  • Birthday 31/08/1987

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    Rega P9
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    RB1000 AT33/PTGII
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    KEF 201/2
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Yep, still in Faringdon, in the process of moving now actually, but staying in the same town. on the number of speakers.... 😬 I think I'm up to around 60-pairs, although a lot of DIY and some duplicates....
  2. Early 2006 for me, after Zerogain/HifiChoice/WhatHifi IIRC. Don't post too much, generally between AA, Pinkfish and other interest forums (Pentax, Classic Cars etc). System at the time, in University digs was made up of eBay and local CashConverter bargains...although at the time of joining I had a Nad L53 all-in-one I believe. Old Hifi by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
  3. Yes, I'm after the stubby version rather than the later larger models like the Stirling HE for example.
  4. No, its the SRM 10B driver. The Stirling TW model onwards had the Tulip Waveguide, I would possibly be interested in that version as long as its the TW 'Bookshelf' model.
  5. Thanks for the link but still ideally looking for a pair of Tannoy 2558 based models.
  6. Still on the look out for the specific Tannoys above.
  7. Make that a close 3rd with the Sony TA-F770ES and KEF 104/2 combo, much like the Tannoy system above just a little to bass heavy for my room at the time. System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
  8. Well, I have two.... (both using the Sony DVP-S9000ES as a CD source) The BEST I have owned that suited the room, was the following: Rega R9/Ania Denon PMA-2500NE KEF Reference 201/2 System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Just nothing wrong at all, and suited my 17ft x 11ft room so well. Only 'downsized' economically as I needed to free up some cash. My current system is a paired down version with a Bryston B60 (as the 2nd system below) and some ATC SCM10s, the 2nd best bookshelf I have heard after the 201/2 but a great deal cheaper. The 201/2s have superb bass extension, although they are quite chunky for standmounts, a full 3-way design. Just overall balance was superb from top to bottom, I can't really think of anything they do wrong, for a normal UK sized living room. Not going to do full dynamics in a concert hall but thats not what they are designed for. Great match with the big Denon amp, oodles of power, great DAC and Phonostage but it is a beast, certainly need a large (deep) rack! The most potential, and a system I really liked but just could quite not get to work in my room (previous flat) was the following: Michell Gyrodec SE / SME M2-9 / AT33PTGII (in this photo RB300 / 2M Blue) with Trichord Dino Bryston B60R Tannoy Stirling HE System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Tannoy Stirling HE by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Everything was just great apart from a couple of bass humps that I could not tame without DSP at the time.
  9. Not as far as I am aware, mine had an issue around a year or so after I bought it IIRC, intermittently loosing the right channel. Sent back, traced the issue, replaced a minor part and packed up back to me all FOC.
  10. This is one reason I have come back to a Bryston B60R, although my actual amp has ticked over the 20-year warranty, at least if it did go wrong PMC/Bryston could fix it. My previous B60 a few years ago actually went back to Bryston and had a minor repair done under its warranty, superb service!
  11. Would be my choice https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-TX-65GX800B-65-Inch-SMART-4K-Ultra-HD-HDR-LED-TV-Alexa-Compatible-/202988470347?hash=item2f430e404b
  12. Get in touch with Rega direct, Analogue Sounds used to have them listed for sale on their website but no longer.
  13. Depends on what speakers you are connecting it to? Personally, the standout models I have tried in that price range: Bryston B60R - Around £600, comes with 20-year transferable warranty and if you don't need monster power (>60wpc) then its the best amp I have had. Denon PMA-2000AE/2020AE/2500NE - on budget, has oodles of power, inputs, decent MM/MC stage and the 2500NE model has a great DAC built in. Sony TA-F770ES - bit older and like the Denon, loads of inputs and decent phonostage too. Audionote Oto SE - Not sure if these are still in budget, superb EL84 output amp, if you don't need much power, best all round valve amp for sensible money I have heard.
  14. For an integrated with built in DAC, the Denon PMA-1600NE would be a good shout: https://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/denon-pma-1600ne-black.240508/ I had the bigger 2500NE for a while and it was superb.
  15. Yes, they are pretty good at the mid-range, although that is emphasized by the lean bass response. I still have the speakers but they are sitting upstairs in the spare room. The outriggers were from a pair of Rega R9s I had.