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Old 14-01-13, 02:19 PM
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Is the platinum disc for real? if so is it for your own work, Theo?
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Old 14-01-13, 02:20 PM
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Definitely some systems there I would like to hear!
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Old 14-01-13, 02:21 PM
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Nope - Genesis, "Selling England by the Pound". There, all credibility now blown.
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Old 14-01-13, 02:23 PM
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Never, not with that carpet anyhowz... superb system though
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Old 14-01-13, 02:35 PM
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Never, not with that carpet anyhowz... superb system though
Hey man - There is lambswool under Theos naked feet. The wool is soft and warm, - gives off some kind of heat.
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Old 14-01-13, 02:43 PM
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I'm sure its much more fitting to the house in reality; I'm just being a bit of a twat
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Old 14-01-13, 04:12 PM
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Nice and powerful looking.
You need to be powerful when you want to pick the CDP up - haha! Wicked build quality & finish from Rega on their reference stuff though.
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Old 14-01-13, 06:56 PM
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Surprisingly good. I've had the 34 knocking around for a while now, plus I've got another earlier (bronze DIN) one in the other system / room with a 303 & Klipsch Heresys. It is way, way better than it's online reputation, in fact it compares pretty well to my Audio Synthesis stepped attenuator passive, only adding just a tiny bit of weight and maybe losing a tiny amount of air. I'd be hard pressed to tell them apart on anything other than a direct A/B to be honest, and even then I'd be reluctant to put money on it. I have a feeling that it's bad rep originates from the days where preamps were mainly assessed on their inbuilt phono stage, and for some reason I'll never understand Quad chose to load-up the MM stage with 220pf capacitance, which means it sounds like utter crap with a lot of carts (certainly with my 2M Black). It's easily fixable by swapping a couple of caps out (it's now set at 47pf). It's also got a LF filter on the mainboard that sucks the life out of the bass, but again that's easily fixable, and none of this impacts the line stage anyway.

The 306 is lovely. Sounds rather like a Sugden, but with more power on tap. A real sleeper IMO. It's one of Quad's current dumpers, so will be operating in class A pretty much exclusively in the context of big efficient Tannoys etc. Sounds like it too, very clean, clear and effortless, yet with some grunt when required too. It's a different sound to my Leak Stereo 20, but I'd not say I liked it any less, they both sound great to my ears. It's also exceptionally quiet, so it's nice not to have the usual hiss and hum high-efficiency speakers seem to find in just about everything. IIRC Rob stuffs some bigger caps in the PSU, so it's probably got a bit more grip and headroom than it had originally. It certainly sounds like a powerful amp. Probably also worth acknowledging that Quad / Tannoy is a safe and known-good combo, just about every UK studio ran it throughout the 70s. It does sound like a studio rig too, just how I remember things sounding in various control rooms etc with that big, easy and unflustered thing going on.

Will keep an eye out for the Ronnie Scotts box, do you mean the (very expensive) vinyl or is there a CD of it? Can't seem to find it on Amazon.
I am a big believer in powerful amps into efficient speakers. It's the sense of ease and effortlessness that comes with that combination and which allows the system to render the music more realistically.

Yes I am referring to the Art Pepper set out on Pure Pleasure which is not really THAT expensive on per disc basis (within the price range for your typical audiophile reissue). IIRC Laurie Pepper ('Widow's Choice') has reissued the same set recently on CD for a very low price. I'd be surprised if it's already out of print.
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Old 15-01-13, 12:23 AM
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Lovely pic that.
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Old 15-01-13, 12:49 AM
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Why is it so satisfying to look at other peoples hifi? Best piccies in the web
My wife thinks I have defo lost the plot…
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Old 15-01-13, 12:49 AM
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Tell her you could be looking at other pictures on the web.
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Old 15-01-13, 02:03 AM
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My humble little rig in situ...







SL1210/Rega Carbon
Sony CDP-X303ES
Sony TA-F670ES
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ProAc Super Tablettes
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Old 15-01-13, 02:09 AM
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Nice to see the extension completed Piano sounding good in there?
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Old 15-01-13, 02:17 AM
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Warning: Contains some Naim bits. Haha!

If that's only the bits, I'd love to see the complete set-up !!!
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Old 15-01-13, 02:17 AM
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Nice to see the extension completed Piano sounding good in there?
Thanks Theo - yes, the piano's sounding really good. A lot more headroom and resonance too, a lot louder than in the living room and with a richer bass.
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