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  1. Darren L liked Progmeister's post in the thread [FS/SWAP] Unison Research Smart 845 monoblock SE valve power amps.

    Looking for £1900 or swap for stereo power amp of similar value. I do not have their original cartons so collection would be preferred...

    May 31, 2020 at 8:45 PM
  2. Darren L replied to the thread The little Harbeths get more expensive....

    Whilst I totally agree that cabinet design and tuning is not a simplistic task and indeed the assembly will require the aforementioned...

    May 31, 2020 at 6:31 PM
  3. Darren L replied to the thread The little Harbeths get more expensive....

    That review describes the construction as a 3/4 MDF front baffle, veneered on both sides, with thinner MDF used for the rest of the...

    May 31, 2020 at 12:02 PM
  4. Darren L replied to the thread Buying from ebay - tips needed.

    Some good advice above, as well I generally will contact the seller and see what they have to say and will try to speak to them on the...

    May 31, 2020 at 11:48 AM
  5. Darren L replied to the thread Life after Naim Thread?.

    I'm sure pricing is quite different in US V's UK depending upon country of origin, but if you want British made amps with a good resale...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  6. Darren L replied to the thread The little Harbeths get more expensive....

    Now that really is something and IME rare in a privately owned company. IMO I think they're overpriced but I also think that the market...

    May 30, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  7. Darren L replied to the thread Ittok help.

    Very, very rarely, 18 yrs ago I did use a borrowed original Rega Planar with the wooden surround with a Hadcock 242/WB Ply mounted, was...

    May 29, 2020 at 6:36 PM
  8. Darren L replied to the thread Nagaoka MP-500.

    I've no experience with the Nag but I'd say 30hrs is a minimum for running in any cartridge IME and sometimes more, I also think the...

    May 29, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  9. Darren L liked Bob Edwards's post in the thread Power amp comparisons: Belles, Exposure, Linn, PS Audio (LONG!).

    Thank you all! The 3010S2 monos arrived today, and even though they have only been powered up for a few hours, they're the best match...

    May 29, 2020 at 5:41 AM
  10. Darren L replied to the thread Kuzma stabi stogi sd cartridge choices.

    I've never owned one but I've always liked the Kuzma TTs and tonearms. It seems a shame not to try your existing cart on the 12" arm, at...

    May 28, 2020 at 6:41 PM
  11. Darren L liked russel's post in the thread Leak?.

    I think it’s a mistake to say we are more creative than the Chinese, in the past they have focussed on production but to all intents and...

    May 28, 2020 at 4:44 PM
  12. Darren L liked Timcat's post in the thread Arkless 640P "Dr T Mode"/current input version interest check.

    I had the Arkless GTI phono stage in my system for a few days last week and over the weekend. The system comprises an LP12, with a...

    May 28, 2020 at 3:39 PM
  13. Darren L replied to the thread Long speaker cables reducing treble....

    Hopefully you'll be able to pull some new cables through using your existing cable, that is if it's running through a conduit but at...

    May 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  14. Darren L replied to the thread The (almost) bi-polar nature of Naim's products and customers . . ..

    While I'm not anti Naim it's partially this ethos that put me off their electronics, to my mind it implies the product wasn't well...

    May 28, 2020 at 12:54 PM
  15. Darren L liked G T Audio's post in the thread Leak?.

    Do we know these products are very very good sounding? Not in my experience. With the exception of Luxman which is still made in Japan,...

    May 28, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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