oldius

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About oldius

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  • Birthday 30/12/1968

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  • Location
    Liverpool
  • Real Name
    Geoff

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Sony TTS8000
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME IV, AT Art 1
  • Digital Source 1
    SBT
  • DAC
    Technics SH-X1000
  • Integrated Amp
    The Lentek
  • My Speakers
    Yamaha NS1000
  • Headphones
    Beyer DT150 250ohm
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I had a pair of NS1000M and sold them to a friend. I immediately regretted it and bought another pair, though NS1000, realising that they are my lifetime speaker.
  2. My earliest loves in music were really from the early 80s. I was hooked on Yazoo and the Human League, with electronic pop dominating the UK charts. I shifted into a love of The Smiths and Elvis Costello by the mid 80's when I was about 16-17. This was also the peak of my early ventures in to Hifi and my love of clubbing, leading me towards soul and funk. The music always led me, and much of what I listened to was fairly poorly recorded but just wonderful music. As I discovered civil rights era soul, I meandered into jazz of the period and wow, how good did it sound on a decent system. As the system developed, so did my love of it and now it is a mainstay of my listening pleasure, along with the deep funk and soul that I always coveted. How has your interest in hifi influenced your listening habits?
  3. oldius

    Jumpers vs biwire

    In my opinion, bi-wiring gives no benefit but is expensive.
  4. I use mine with a set of Cliff Stone Foundation stands. They're 30cm which is just the right height for mine compared to the listening position. Very rare stands but bloody high quality.
  5. Bump Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. These excellent speakers are still for sale at £300.* For more information, here is a review from their launch and some improved photographs. They are a solidly built, well balanced, standmount with superb extension. They were launched at £1,000 in 1997 and sound every inch of that, in my opinion. At this price, utterly amazing value, but I have decided on my lifetime speaker and everything else I have will be sold. https://hometheaterhifi.com/volume_4_3/celestiona1.html
  7. SOLD in a flawless transaction with Paul. Thanks and I hope your son enjoys them. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Sold STP. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. Blue in Sefton Park, Liverpool.
  10. A £1000 speaker back in the day and sounds it too. An absolute bargain at £300. Decent nick too. In Liverpool.