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  1. Refurb thread here:


    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:

    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.


    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

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  2. 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

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  3. 44 minutes ago, eddie-baby said:

    £250, those drivers alone as replacements would cost you more in the UK!

    Thats because you would be getting actual Seas drivers made in Norway rather than cheap knock-off crap from China.....

  4. 1 hour ago, Strider said:

    Yummy Tannoy's, in fact that's a nice little system there, I won't ask you to list all the speakers you've been through or amps etc etc....

    Are you still over Wantage way?

    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....

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 16 minutes ago, tackleberry said:

    Although the warranty is transferable, are there any service stipulations maybe not adhered to by previous owner?

    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.

  8. 3 minutes ago, tackleberry said:

    Some good amps here most I've not heard, personally I can't get away from the draw of a big Japanese amp, to go with my rather pretty pristine pd 91 .

    My speakers work out at about 87 db the boxes are certainly more function over form at the minute! I've not been able to have the proper cab materials cut during lock down

    The sugden, and now the arcam a65+ are at 10to12 before they give a decent response, then they start to struggle. The sonys mentioned, 770s, are going for more than they retailed at on evilbay, and they've been there ages most of them! I just can't pay that knowing they are not guaranteed and mostly not serviced.

    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!

  9. 9 hours ago, mark 1234 said:

    Does anyone have a spare RR7.2 for Rega Jura They are like hens teeth.

    Get in touch with Rega direct, Analogue Sounds used to have them listed for sale on their website but no longer.