Monitor Gold Ten

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  • Turn Table
    Luxman PD264
  • Digital Source 1
    Rotel RCD-06 SE
  • DAC
    C. A. Dacmagic 2i
  • Integrated Amp
    Audio Innovations500
  • My Speakers
    Tannoy Monitor Gold
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Good evening! Yes, I did get a complaint. In 2006. I was listening to my new Wharfdale Diamond 9.1 loudspeakers at; ahem; "Realistic Volume Levels" and it was that Pink Floyd track with Alarm Bells... Oops. Prior to Lockdown, Music Evenings were held regularly and it is a job getting Neighbours to leave! Especially since I got Audrey, my Valve Amplifier.. This means I get a lot of breathing space and I realise how fortunate I am. I do build and share the occasional Cake to keep the neighbours sweet as well. I'll build one for a Bake Off I want to hold when things get better! 🌞 🌞 🌞
  2. I've been using: And it has been most effective! Has anyone else got any recommendations? It was most frustrating to get back from work the other night and not be able to relax with some music; a couple of applications of Audiclean did shift a rather nasty blockage! 👍
  3. I hope this is resolved in a positive way.
  4. I've an Audiophile Visor. The trebles are slightly veiled.
  5. I'd love to; problem is that my favourite tool is a hammer! I love reading about all the Self Build Kit here! I just don't have the necessary knowledge and skills to do it myself! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎
  6. Thankyou very much for your most informative and interesting post! A lovely story! I just wanted to say that his legacy lives on. Reeves Burgess developed a body for a PCV Chassis; the Dennis Dart. The body was a lightweight and durable product called the "Pointer". This combination took the market by storm. A lightweight and cost effective solution well up to the task of carrying as many passengers as possible; using as little fuel as possible! This combination saw service in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. And mounted on the later Super Low Floor Dennis Dart Underframe; the USA, Canada and Iceland. Many of these are still in service. Although Reeves Burgess was taken over by Plaxton, these designs were developed until 2006 when the last examples were delivered. The current ADL Enviro 200 is a best seller and a direct descendant! Right; back to Hi Fi and Music; my late Godmother; Joan was my biggest influence. I've precious memories of her playing her Grand Piano and me sitting quietly on the stairs listening... My love of Piano based Classical Music most definitely comes from Joan. I was bought up with Hi Fi at home and I'm familiar with the sound of a well sorted Linn Sondek LP12; the parents spent a lot of time money on this stuff! 😱 And that TT through Tandberg 3002 and 3003 Pre and Power Amplifiers with Cambridge R50 'speakers was an awesome sound. No match for Joan and her Grand Piano though. To my ears though, the way the Piano is presented on my current system really works for me! 🥰 Back to Joan; on one occasion, the lure of toast with honey for breakfast was too great, and I walked slowly downstairs. Joan stopped immediately and apologised. She told me that she was playing Schumann, and that it was time for breakfast. To this very day, I wish I'd stayed on the stairs a little longer. I've been working on getting as close as possible to that sound. Thankyou Oldius for this thread; thank you to all who have posted memories. It has taken me right back to some very happy childhood memories! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎
  7. Yes, I fully agree with you on this. Anyway; guys, I'm chilling out with my music right now; the (push and) pull of the Firebottles and the tantalising Tannoys is too hard to resist! 🍻🍷😎😎😎
  8. This is a very fair evaluation; I've been fortunate to have unexpected money come my way, so I've been spending it on upgrades to my 'System; namely Mullard Valves and a Thorens TT. I started my journey with the best I could afford and I've upgraded most of the system since I started in 2006. I would say in all seriousness that I believe my Tannoys to be High End, having seen an interesting website where the engineering was laid bare- those "Pepperpot" HF Units! Wow! Ultimately, it's my 'System and it brings joy to me and visitors at Music Evenings! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎
  9. Mine is high end because I've got pretty glowing valves! 💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡🎶🔊🥰
  10. Yes, these are lovely 'speakers! 🥰
  11. I'm feeling deflated. Probably time to get a grip and look into these ideas... 👍😎
  12. What about a small Valve Amplifier and some Tannoy Autograph Mini 'speakers as a basis for a Cottage System? 😎😎😎
  13. Bit of T-Cut® will sort that out... 💡🤓
  14. That's a really good point. With the smaller capacity and high output, it did indeed pave the way for the modern HSD. The basic layout of Volvo's Current D9 engine is very similar; although it does have a Cylinder Head! Good point about the AEC 760 and the Leyland O.680. From what I've read and from talking to drivers, the AEC Lump was well respected and reliable. I've a soft spot for the Leyland O.600/680 and TL11 Lumps. I've driven two Leyland Leopard Coaches and one of them was extremely forgiving when. I buggered up a Gearchange going up a hill. It pulled from 15mph just above Tickover in 4th! Was highly entertaining driving them enthusiastically around Wales with that Leyland Music echoing around the narrow streets! I've recently driven a Leyland Titan RTW with an O.600 and I much prefer driving that to the AEC RT with its 9.6. The Leyland seems to have the edge on Torque. I've driven one bus with a Gardner Engine. A Leyland Olympian with the Legendary 6LXB. Wow! What a lump. Shit loads of torque from Tickover. A real pleasure to work with. I knew someone who had a Foden Two Stroke coach. I couldn't believe the sound. It sounded like a BMW! So smooth! He called it "The Beast" In spite of all this though, my favourite engine is the Leyland O.680. I learned it was in production until the early 2000's in Poland as the Mielec SW680. I believe it got through to the Euro 3 Emissions era too. Not bad for a concept that started in the 'forties with the O.600! Ps: DAF also developed their own version of the O.680...