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  • Turn Table
    Platine Verdier
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Schroeder Reference
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    TRON Seven Reference
  • Digital Source 1
    Studer A820
  • Digital Source 2
    Sony APR5003
  • DAC
    Otari MTR12
  • Pre-Amp
    TRON Meteor
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    TRON Voyager
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    Avantgarde Duo
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. How about this for new Tube preamp porn? 4 line inputs, tape loop and a remote control option (if you don't give a damn about your step count)
  2. I seem to remember that when the Atlantic 300B was first announced, it started about £7k incl shipping in a custom flight case. But you could always contact GT and ask him. As they are custom built to order, there are a number of options and you can get it matched to your preamp.
  3. I have to say that this is a stone cold bargain at £1300. The replacement for the Seven, the new TRON Atlantic preamp starts at £3500 for the basic version (line stage only). This sounds better than the vast majority of preamps you to £5k. I already have a TRON preamp, so sadly I don't need this one. Good luck with the sale.
  4. Loved my Alfa in the late 80s - black 75 2.5V6 manual Quadrifoglio, which I bought from a friend who worked at AR head office in Dover. Lovely car with the most fabulous engine. I kept it going for about ten years, until a major engine rebuild beckoned and I sold it to an Alfa enthusiast garagiste, Tony In Carterton, who was building a Stratos replica at the time.
  5. Early thoughts from testing 1) Mercedes DAS steering system could really stir things up 2) Racing Point looks on the money, even if rivals are concerned about RP copying the 2019 Mercedes 3) Good to see Williams looking competitive again 4) Robert Kubica 1.7 secs faster than Giovinazzi in the new Alfa Romeo on day 1 testing. Would love to know the tyre choices and fuel loads. I suspect that @IanW can't comment, but maybe RK still has real pace.
  6. How many and what type are you looking for?
  7. Deccas have virtually no vertical compliance, but conversely they have high lateral compliance.
  8. Hadcock is the best affordable arm for a FFSS MkIV. I've used mine (C4E, Garrott Gold & Maroon) in Hadcock, AT1100, Schroeder Model 2 & Reference over the years. There's a thread on Audiogon here.
  9. How about a pair of Paul Coupe's Reference Fidelity Component Raptors? Many people know Paul for his Tannoy external Xovers and his speaker refurbishment, but he also makes some damn fine speakers too. The Raptors are just above your budget, but a similar speaker from a mainstream manufacturer would cost significantly more than these.
  10. DSOTM copy was about the same cost as a Harvest first pressing LP in VG condition with inserts and poster.
  11. I have 5 machines - Studer A820 and Otari MTR12 (bequeathed to me by Stewart Emmings Lodgesound), 2 x Sony APR 5000 series and a Studer A807/II. This is my reason for owning R2R - the ability to listen to tapes like this - a 15 IPS 1/4 inch copy of the Jugoton distribution master for DSOTM on Stewart's MTR-12. Collecting masters becomes addictive and takes up a huge amount of space, as well as draining ones wallet (link as the BB code doesn't work)
  12. Live gig is always number 1 But then it's tape all the way - just like this