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egg1dog last won the day on August 18 2015

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About egg1dog

  • Rank
    Experienced Wammer
  • Birthday 13/10/1964

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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Acoustic Signature
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Shelter 501mk3
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Goldnote PH7
  • Digital Source 1
    Cayin cd30
  • Digital Source 2
    Topping D50S
  • DAC
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
    Cayin sc-6ls
  • Power Amp/s
    Yamaha PC9501N
  • My Speakers
    Usher 6371
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. The best preamp you can buy.....period !!! Would love to have it in my system now which would then be all balanced again but one day maybe.....I have a beautiful extension now so musn't complain
  2. I had one for 18 months in my system. The positives.... Looks an absolute beast on your rack. Pride of ownership gets no better. 38db of gain so plenty of volume. In class A a very tactile dynamic sound (I used mine with an Esoteric C03 preamp) The negatives..... Extremely heavy! Unlistenable in class A in the summer as room gets too hot. In class AB I always felt I was missing something. Hum issues if using rca output. 38db gain can be too much if your preamp also has high gain (I could adjust my C03 to suit). Very expensive new. A beautifully built quality amp but hand on heart in my rebuilt system my Yamaha studio amp is giving me all this transparency and power (and doesn't get hot!! nb. I saw the black one on eBay over xmas but it sold virtually straight away and now it has been relisted so not sure what is going on there??
  3. Offering this world class cartridge for sale. rrp £1,450 available for £795. Approx 200 hours use it is nicely run in ready for its new owner. I previously had an Ortofon Rondo Bronze and this is in another class dynamically with breathtaking dynamics. If you enjoy listening to rock then this is the cartridge for you. Apologies for the poor pics I only have n iPhone but I have sold a lot of items on here and can assure you this is in exceptional condition. Details here...... The “new-classic” MC phono cartridge continuously evolves with conveying the brightness of analog’s maturity period to the present day. Legendary Line is traditional MC phono cartridge with faithfully succeeding the basic design of Model 701 series, which was sold in 1986 as the first generation of Shelter product. The sound is extremely smooth and gentle, and yet it has minute information volume and quietness, which are compatible at higher dimensions. With using stable material based on the long result such as aluminum alloy body housing, simple and legitimate motor structure, aluminum-clad boron cantilever, 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus tip and others, it yields flexibility of limitless sound tuning. Legendary Line conveys 80’ analog record reproduction brightness with succeeding the ancient technic faithfully to the present day. After 30 years to mature it reaches to esoteric expressive power which melting the listener’s heart instantaneously and we trust that you can leave an important record playback in peace forever. DESCRIPTION The Model 501 III is latest development of 501 series. Through continued refinement the 501 III is equally responsive with the most recent recordings or any of your most cherished albums. The 501 III has the combination of aluminum clad boron cantilever and elliptical diamond stylus tip. The expressiveness, power and energy fare superbly balanced to highest level. SPECIFICATIONS Output voltage: 0.5mV Stylus tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical Impedance: 14 ohm Weight: 8.1 gram Tracking force: 1.4 to 2 gram
  4. Hi Lawrence yes I remember our conversation, I had the 6311 was so impressed I jumped on the 6371 when a pair came up on Ebay. My experience with the 3500S is totally different to yours. I borrowed a Bryston 14BSST and my 3500S was more "snappier", transparent and dynamic I was gobsmacked so I am blissfully happy with it especially for £200 !! I cannot detect any grain but I do have a Cayin valve preamp which is perhaps a perfect match for the Yamaha. I do not miss my Plinius SA103 one bit !
  5. If looking at Meridian 506 I would look at the 506.24 which is a stunning player.
  6. Thank you ! Yes I have rediscovered the fun again, got carried away over the years upgrading because "that's what you do" but the law of diminishing returns kicked in years ago. It's been very therapeutic dismantling my system, a few sleepless nights but it's been very worthwhile. My Usher speakers cost just over £1k second hand and I am in awe of their performance. Not the ultra clean clarity of the Wilson and focal tweeters but a very enjoyable sound nonetheless less. I have been an Usher fan for many years. Brings a smile to my face every time I turn my system on when I think what I have spent and what I have recouped.
  7. Made the ultimate sacrifice this year by selling all my high end components (apart from my turntable) to help fund an extension when costs spiralled upwards. Out went Wilson WP7, (and then their replacement Focal 1028), Esoteric CO3 pre, Plinius SA103 and all my Transparent and Shunyata cables. Replaced by Cayin valve pre, Yamaha P3500s studio power amp (Star of the show £200 off Ebay) and Usher 6371 speakers and I have to be totally honest ........the pride I have now when listening is off the scale. It just shows you do not need to spend thousands to have a decent sound. Beautiful high end kit but don't really have a big enough room to do it all justice. Pic attached of my system (and new extension!!)
  8. Excellent little floor standers at a giveaway price ( current rrp @ Audio Emotion £3,390 )GLWS
  9. Apologies I like to give as much info as possible when I sell a quality item.
  10. Selling Xindak AC-03 Interconnect in excellent condition. This is a very dynamic 6N pure copper interconnect which retails for around £120 but very rarely available in uk. Used betewwen my Goldnote PH7 Phonostage and Cayin preamp but have just upgraded. Looking for £60
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