There's life after Naim, after all...

Marco

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Hi Guys,

I've not posted here in ages, so I thought I'd just give you a small update.

The Marco boy no longer uses Naim gear
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Yep, it's all sold, gone, adios amigos...

What's the numpty using now, I hear you ask?

Well, it's a wee bit different fae before!
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SOURCE 1

LP12 (with Funk Firm Achromat)/Hadcock GH242 Integra/Koetsu Black with Graham Slee Elevator EXP step-up transformer& Norton Airpower PSU.

SOURCE 2

Micromega Duo transport & BS2 DAC.

SOURCE 3

Quad FM4 tuner.

AMPLIFICATION (PREAMP)

Croft Charisma 'X-spec' valve preampwith (all-valve)MM phono stage.

AMPLIFICATION (POWER AMP)

ECS EA-1 200W monoblocks.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Spendor SP100 in Rosewood finish.

WANKY WIRES (MAINS LEADS)

Transparent Power Link Plus/MusicWorks+/MusicWorks STD

WANKY WIRES (INTERCONNECTS & SPEAKER CABLE)

Transparent Musiclink Plus/Van Den Hul The First Ultimate/Stereovox HDXV/Chord Silver Siren/Transparent Music Wave Plus.

EQUIPMENT SUPPORTS - yes, the Mana is still there
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LP12 on Phase 14 (13x Soundstages & 1x Reference Top).

Micromega transport & DAC on stainless steel 6-tier rack with Reference Top @ Phase 10 (Ref Top, rack, and 8xSoundstages).

All other gear on stainless steel 6-tier rack @ Phase 9.

Spendor SP100 on Phase 6 (custom-made stands & 5xSoundbases per side).

'MAD BASTARD' Mains set-up

Dedicated separate spurusing 32mmarmoured cable, Memera 6-wayCU with 'uprated' bussbar and 63A MCBS. Allequipment hard-wired directlyinto CU using Furutech Rhodium-plated spade connectorswithmains leads as specified. Dedicated separate star-wired commonEarth for system via 5x 8ft copper Earth rods with16mm audiophile grade Earth wire, feeding back to the CU.

And it sounds 'no bad'
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Reet-o, I'm off to listen to some more choons...

Laters,

Marco.

 

Marco

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Fuss? What bloody fuss???
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It's just that the daft Marco boy's stereos changed a wee bit, 'tis all.

A "fuss" is when Tasha catches you fondling yer doobries under the duvet
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Looking forward to your visit.

Marco.

 

Marco

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Hi Classik,

Hopefully Steve will be bringing up his camera on the 13th (week on Monday) to take some shots
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He'll need a mega wide-angle lens, though, to get the whole of the LP12 in on P14:p

Marco.

 

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Nice one Marco, I hope you enjoy your new system,

Regards

PB

 

Polarbear

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:shock:that is late or is it early
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I have a 555 on order, just waiting for delivery sometime this month,

Regards

PB

 
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Umberto

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Hey Marco

How ya doin mate?

Nice new system you got there. (still no sure about the Mana though
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Marco

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Late or early? Probably both!
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You know what it's like with that 'just one more track before bed' thing - it kinda went on longer than expected...

Wow, serious CDP, PB. Respect :cool:I'm sure it will be awesome. What's your view on the styling? Say, compared to the CDS3? Just curious.

Marco.

 

Marco

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Umberto Vanni wrote:

Hey MarcoHow ya doin mate?

Nice new system you got there. (still no sure about the Mana though
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Buongiorno, Umberto.

Doin just fine, matey. How's Pauly and the crew? I see Snapper's posting on the Mana forum now, too. You should give it a go, we don't bite!
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I'm very pleased with the system. It sounds a bit differentfrom the Naim gear - kinda more relaxed sounding but just as musically absorbing. The plan is still to get you guys down later in the year for a sesh, so you check it out yourself
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Marco.

 
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Umberto

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Buongiorno

Would like to hear what all the fuss is about Marco. Maybe you could get the gang down sometime later this year.

Enjoy your system.

Umberto

 
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Marco wrote:

Umberto Vanni wrote:
Hey MarcoHow ya doin mate?

Nice new system you got there. (still no sure about the Mana though
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Doin just fine, matey. How's Pauly and the crew? I see Snapper's posting on the Mana forum now, too. You should give it a go, we don't bite!
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Are you sure it's same snapper, I doubt it.

Anyway glad to see you get outa one doctrine, just the scaffolding left, get rid of that, and then onto sonic nirvana.
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atb

 

Marco

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Hi Paul,

It's defo Snapper, ask him
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We've had a few chats over there already, mainly about my old man's chippy
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The Naim gear was fun, but like everything else, things change and life goes on...

The Mana is a permo-fixture, though. Hey, I have a rep to maintain!
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Btw, how's the new business venture going?

Marco.

 
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Umberto

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Marco wrote:

That's the plan, Umberto.Are you up for it?I'm certainly looking forward to taking some ofPaul's dosh off of him;)

Marco.
I think you'll have a hard time gettin dosh off Paul. Think he's quite happy with his system.

As for me , i'd rather save me cash for a pair of baby Emotions
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Umberto

 
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business be up and running a couple more weeks

Umberto there isn't gonna be baby emotions, at least not in near future.

but will have silvers ne3xt week hehe

Marco you should hear these, and no mana required.
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you'll get more sex if you get rid oif mana, fact!!!

 
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Marco wrote:

Doin just fine, matey. How's Pauly and the crew? I see Snapper's posting on the Mana forum now, too. You should give it a go, we don't bite!
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when has that ever worried me

 

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