HoopsOnToast

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  1. Refurb thread here: https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=19952.0 The phono connectors were intermittent so I have repaired them and all is working as it should. Proper solid build and looks lovely with the white power-coat and contrasting red achromat. Has speed micro-adjust under the fold-down flap at the front, with some of the original accessories. Its had a lot of work in the past, including a full straight through re-wire of the 10" Micro Seiki MA-202L arm with this: https://www.hificollective.co.uk/wire/screened-pure-silver-tone-arm-wire.html I'll include the new Audio-Technica AT-LH15/OCC headshell and it comes with an aftermarket acrylic cover as well. AT33PTG/II not included. This is the first piece of hifi that has been vetoed by the wife, and given the arrival of a Michell Mycro I need to make some space! Looking for **£550** collected from Faringdon, nr Swindon. https://www.vinylengine.com/library/micro-seiki/mr-711.shtml https://audio-database.com/MICRO/player/mr-711-e.html Micro Seiki MR-711 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Micro Seiki MR-711 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Micro Seiki by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Micro Seiki MR-711 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
  2. https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/gradient-of-finland-1-4.245778/
  3. I'm on the look out for a pair of Goodmans Axiom 201/301/401 speaker drivers. Must be in excellent condition, with or without enclosure. Cheers, Rob
  4. My new bit of kit, the Yamaha CD-NT670D Does CDP, Net Radio, Streaming (Spotify Connect,Tidal etc) and Musiccast too. Seems a great but of kit so far, not really had a chance to compare in depth to the big Sony but its great for background Spotify Radio/Internet Radio. System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
  5. Get a pair of 104/2s on the end of that Radford!
  6. The only compromise I can think of is a PLLXO, would still need to go in front of the amplification but its passive components. If you dont want an analogue/dsp active crossover, oherwise its buying lots of capacitors/inductors/resistors etc and making your own passive crossovers.
  7. Id recommend the MiniDSP 2x4 unit, its around £100. I've had the standard and HD version, they are very easy to use. The HD can be used as a preamp/DAC aswell with an analogue and digital input.
  8. Hypex and MiniDSP do plate amplifiers with built in amplification for the simplest solution.
  9. Any active crossover would need to go before the amplifiers,and you would need 4-channels of amplifier for a 2-way speaker.
  10. Thats because you would be getting actual Seas drivers made in Norway rather than cheap knock-off crap from China.....
  11. 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....
  12. 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
  13. Yes, I'm after the stubby version rather than the later larger models like the Stirling HE for example.
  14. 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.
  15. Thanks for the link but still ideally looking for a pair of Tannoy 2558 based models.
  16. Still on the look out for the specific Tannoys above.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. Get in touch with Rega direct, Analogue Sounds used to have them listed for sale on their website but no longer.