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Old 03-01-09, 09:25 AM
cliffyboy cliffyboy is offline
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1992 - now - Nad 3020

1992 - 1994 - Rotel R80 Power Amp

2000 - 2001 - Arcam Alpha 8 Intergrated

2000 - 2001 - Arcam Alpha 8 Power Amp

2003 - Now - Exposure Pre VII Dual (with Exposure VI PSU, then x2 VIs, then onto a XII PSU)

2004 - Now - Exposure Super VIII Power Amp

2005 - Now - Exposure Pre XI (with Exposure XII PSU, then a IX PSU)

2005 - Now - Exposure IV Dual Non - Reg

2008 - Now - Exposure Pre XIV (with Exposure IX PSU)

2008 - Now - Two months to go for my beloved XVIs to arrive and also a further IX PSU.

Although most equipment is Exposure. I still have a very special place for the Nad 3020. Built so well it has not required a service in anyway what so ever and still produces excellent sound quality and good comparison amp.
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Old 03-01-09, 09:58 AM
baron baron is offline
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Pioneer SA500A
Sugden A48II
Quad 34/606
DAIS RB300 ZYX R100H CDT300 Quad 34 FM4 606 ESL 63
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Old 03-01-09, 04:17 PM
divuk83 divuk83 is offline
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Marantz PM57 - bought in 1999
Denon AVR 1602 - not sure when I bought it 2002 maybe?
Naim Nait 5i - bought late 2007

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Old 03-01-09, 04:44 PM
frayededges frayededges is offline
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Oh bloody hell.
In the last 12 months - in this order

Nad 3020i
Nad 3020b
Nad 3020a - still got (mint, in box)
Cambridge A500
Rega Brio
Yaqin Ms-6v6 Valve Amp - sold earlier today - got an offer I couldn't refuse
Cambridge Audio C500/2xP500

I regret not bi-wiring the Cambridge A500, but I'm glad it went to someone who appreciates it - Mart off here.
I regret selling the Rega Brio to Tony, since it was damaged in transit and I'm waiting to hear from Parcelforce (Ar**holeforce?) over the claim...
Past that? I've enjoyed the differences. the last set of amps arrived with a loose connect in one of the P500's, which took me a couple of hours to sort. I think they'll be staying a while longer, since they've tamed my Linns nicely (being able to control the treble - bonus!)

Now I've settled on amp and speakers, it's CD Player time (again) :P
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Old 03-01-09, 05:26 PM
quadsugdenman quadsugdenman is offline
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1976 Amstrad 5000 receiver /Goldring G102/ Videotone Minimax
1977 Rotel RX 402 reciever Trio Kd 1033 /Tangent TM1
1979 Quad 33/303 FM3 Thorens 160
1980 Nytech receiver LP12/Ittok /Asak /ARC 101
1989 Audio Innovations 800C/Aria or Eddison 12
1999 Copland CSA 8 / Rogers LS8a
2001 Audio Research LS7 /Audio Research VT60
2003 Bryston SP12/4SSB
2004 Hovland HP100/Audio Research Classic 60/ Updated El 57's
2007 Various Quad/Sugden pre power Icon audio MC-7 /77/modded 303's/306/405
2008/9 Modified Croft Super Micro/Icon Audio LA4/Audio Research Classic 60

What a journey it has been!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-01-09, 08:52 PM
James James is offline
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Not counting home dems and other people's kits on loan, I've owned and enjoyed (rating) ...

1980 - Pioneer SA-9800 (6/10)
1987 - Musical Fidelity A-100 (5/10)
1993 - McLaren A-150b (2/10)
1998 - Naim 102/180/Hicap (7/10)
2000 - Naim 82/250/Hicap x 2 (8/10)
2002 - Naim 52/135 (9/10)
2005 - Densen B-250/B-350s (9/10)
2008 - Densen B-250/B-340/B-350s (10/10)

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Old 04-01-09, 03:22 AM
topoxforddoc topoxforddoc is offline
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1970s Technics 7300 & Armstrong 222 valve
1980s NAD 3020, Quad 22.II, Meridian 101 plus M3
1990s Quad IIs rebuilt by GT Audio, Verdier Control B
2000s Still Quad IIs, TRON Meteor valve pre-amp

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Old 04-01-09, 03:30 AM
deserter deserter is offline
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1972-1975 - some shiny Sansui thing - not bad in hindsight
1975-1977 - some Aiwa thing - much less good
1977-1981 - Harrison/Chapman integrated - not bad - yet to meet anyone else who has ever heard of it
1981-1986 - Naim nac12/snaps/bolt top 250 (best Naim ever made)
1986-2004 - varying quantities of more and more expensive and harsher and harsher Naim black boxes, with decreasing satisfaction levels
2004-present day - discovered the joys of Dynavector and no longer have the itch to look elsewhere; currently L300 and HX1.2
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Old 04-01-09, 03:43 AM
dougie834 dougie834 is offline
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armstrong 521
jvc jas11
yamahar ax300
pioneer a400
linn intek
musical fidelity 3a/exposure 8
ear 834p/exposure 8
ear 834p/heybrook p2
ear 834p/audio innovations 800
ear 834p/quad II
ear 834p/leak tl12 +
heybrook c2/leak tl12+
heybrook c2/p2
expousure 11/12/super 8
graaf wbf1/leak tl12+
ps audio/leak tl12+
audio innovations 800 pre/leaktl12+
radford renassiance pre/leak tl12+
radford renassiance pre/sta power
radford pre/quicksilver monos
audio research sp6a/quicksilver monos
audio research sp6a/audio research D70
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Old 04-01-09, 04:06 AM
TheMooN TheMooN is offline
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Some of the Vintage Amp's that I have played about with over the years ~

Leak ST20

Leak 12.1's

Leak TL10's

Leak TL12+'s

Leak TL50

Leak ST30

Audiomaster 11A's , Partridge opt, EL34

Armstrong A10's MKII Partridge opt, EL34

Armstrong A20 Partridge opt, EL84

PYE PF91's , KT66

PYE HF25's , KT66

PYE HF10 Motzart's , EL34

Pamphonic 2001, KT66 , One Cream, One Green , Not a pretty sight !

Rogers Eton's , Williamson circuit , Partridge opt

Beam Echo DL7-35's

Dynatron LF59's PX's

Lowther B5.F PX's

Lowther TP10 , Partridge opt , EL34

Lowther LL26 MKI's , Partridge opt EL34

Quad II's


Radford MA15

Radford STA 12+

Radford STA 15

Radford STA 25

Marantz 8's Not the slightly later B however essentially the same amp

Sterns EL84's

Sansui AU 111

BBC AM8/6 's

Western Electric 124B
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Old 04-01-09, 09:30 AM
Bas V Bas V is online now
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Audiosonic 3 in 1
Pioneer S-9000 system
Rotel RC / RB 870
Naim 92 / 90.3
+ flatcap
+ HiCap
+ 102 / napsc
+ 180
Linn Classik
Naim Nait 5
+ HiCap
Naim 82 / HiCap / HiCap / 180
Naim 202 / napsc 2 / 200
Exposure XXXV

I might have forgotten one...
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Old 04-01-09, 04:17 PM
tkimages tkimages is offline
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Northcourt 5W valve amp (mid '60s)
Sinclair DIY transistor thing (late '60s)
Cheap Jap amp from Dixons (early '70s)
Rotel Receiver (mid '70s)
Nytech CA202 (late '70s)
Linn Intek (early '80s)
Linn Pretek + Intek (early '80s)
Linn Pretek + LK280 (mid '80s)
Linn Kairn + LK280 (Late '80s)
Linn Kairn + 2 x LK280s (early '90s)
Linn Kairn + 3 x LK280s (late '90s)
Meridian DSP 5200 speakers - built in amps (circa 2005)

Marj says that my passions are obsessions!
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Old 05-01-09, 02:10 AM
Neil Chichester Neil Chichester is offline
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First Post so hope it works and is in the right place!

Amplifier history:
Home made Mullard design separate pre and 50W PA (circa 1971)
Armstrong 625
Pioneer SA9500
Quad 33 and 2 Quad 303 (Bridged)
Quad 34 and 606
Quad 99 and 909
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Old 05-01-09, 02:18 AM
Markus S Markus S is offline
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Welcome to the forum, Neil!
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Old 05-01-09, 02:19 AM
Markus S Markus S is offline
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Originally Posted by TheMooN View Post
Some of the Vintage Amp's that I have played about with over the years ~

Any favourites?
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