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batteredhaggis last won the day on March 18 2018

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About batteredhaggis

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  • Birthday February 6

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    East Sussex
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  • Turn Table
    SME 10 / 2 x SME IV
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Cdnza Blu AT-33 Mono
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    Luxman D-08U
  • Digital Source 2
    Primare BD-32
  • DAC
    D-08U, 230HAD
  • Pre-Amp
    Modwright LS 36.5 DM
  • Power Amp/s
    Plinius SA103, A34.2
  • My Speakers
    Revel Studio 2
  • Headphones
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Lovely shot Peter, I recognise those skies at this time of year. Ardtoe is magical. That's our stamping ground, we know the area very well (for Hastings folk!) If you're ever that way again and could take one of your gorgeous shots for me of Castle Tioram I'd be absolutely made up! There was a plot of land for sale on a sheltered inlet on Eilean Shona a few years back we seriously thought about. I'd have loved to have built a house there - ultra modernist but of the local geology and landscape, kind of built into the land, all about the grain structure of the local rock. It would hav
  2. I thought the Aldi thing was a joke - until this afternoon. Person in front at till had unloaded four packs of toilet roll (24 rolls each), six bottles of bleach, 36 eggs, eight big bags of flour, at least ten bags of pasta and 14 packets of paracetamol (I counted). And quite a few bottles of vino (maybe 24), but I can't hold that against her. And to be fair, she did have a box of Border's dark chocolate gingers, so maybe she wasn't all bad. Not only did she think that lot was entirely reasonable, she had only brought two bags with her and was asking for another six 'bags for life'.
  3. Graham, ring Brian Laker (SME's service manager) on 01903 814321. He's helped me out with O-ring advice before and is a super chap to deal with, I doubt there's anything SME he doesn't know. Give me a shout if you need somewhere to get the right size - I was able to source some top quality rings for my Model 10, exactly to OEM spec. ATB edit: Does this mean you've ditched the AN Arm 3?
  4. I've lost count of how many spins around the moon I've had with this one. Hope you enjoy it as much as I still do.
  5. It's a damn good valve preamp. It's hand-made in a lovely part of north-east Italy where the surprising number of artisan audio makers care about sound and looks in equal measure. So the MFA Baby Reference must be special. With your knee, it better have the fancy remote option Your system is getting pretty mega now John. When it's in danger of outdoing the chips I'll let you know. GLWTS (That said, every owner of a large-scale, quality system such as this needs to embrace the virtues of high-end, large-scale fishfingers And ketchup of the 57 nines variety).
  6. You need Hifi Plush for that, they don't test any below 14k Haven't done any tests myself yet but pretty sure my HF hearing ain't what it used to be. Is it just me though, I seem to be more sensitive to 'hot' treble as I get older. Surely it should be less of a problem.
  7. 'If you build it, they will come'. Trouble is, you get wammers
  8. I rather like Paul McGowan's take on things, but he is a consummate salesman. Most in his position are, though IMO the very best simply hold back. Lew Johnson and Mike Creek come to mind. I'm sure it's a good read Joolz, but his is the only audio manufacturer's autobiography I've ever heard of. Wouldn't mind reading Dave Wilson's though. Or Hiroyasu Kondo's, had either ever thought to write one.
  9. What a superb amp. Good luck Rick, that shouldn't hang about.
  10. Many thanks to those that offered valves, I'm sorted for now.
  11. Thanks for your offer John, I'm pursuing a couple of options but yours may well be the answer. Hold that thought, I'll get back to you.
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