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Just seen a printed Icon Audio advert in a magazine, which lists amongst some pre-owned equipment 2x Michelle Giro in VGC. 

I'm quite sure Icon didn't kidnap Michelle from the dole queue and that they actually have a couple of Michell Gyrodecs available 2nd hand.

Might be worth a look.

 

Regards

Matthew.

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RE: Michelle Giro

matthewpiano wrote:

Steve

Just seen a printed Icon Audio advert in a magazine, which lists amongst some pre-owned equipment 2x Michelle Giro in VGC. 

I'm quite sure Icon didn't kidnap Michelle from the dole queue and that they actually have a couple of Michell Gyrodecs available 2nd hand.

Might be worth a look.

 

Regards

Matthew.

Thanks mate.

My Gyro in black is paid for and ordered and they are taking my RP6 in p/ex

They are probably Silver and I really wanted a black one ( ooeeerr )

 

Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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RE: Michelle Giro

matthewpiano wrote:

Just seen a printed Icon Audio advert in a magazine, which lists amongst some pre-owned equipment 2x Michelle Giro in VGC.

Poshest DJ ever?  "Oh yah, Jason's 'Two Michelles and a Mic' were, like, so totally rad at the hunt ball, isn't it?"

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: Michelle Giro RE: Michelle Giro

stevebrock wrote:

matthewpiano wrote:

Steve

Just seen a printed Icon Audio advert in a magazine, which lists amongst some pre-owned equipment 2x Michelle Giro in VGC. 

I'm quite sure Icon didn't kidnap Michelle from the dole queue and that they actually have a couple of Michell Gyrodecs available 2nd hand.

Might be worth a look.

 

Regards

Matthew.

Thanks mate.

My Gyro in black is paid for and ordered and they are taking my RP6 in p/ex

They are probably Silver and I really wanted a black one ( ooeeerr )

 

    When is this event due ?

                  I think I missed a few episodes.....:oops:

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RE: Michelle Giro RE: Michelle Giro

alchemist 1 wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

matthewpiano wrote:

Steve

Just seen a printed Icon Audio advert in a magazine, which lists amongst some pre-owned equipment 2x Michelle Giro in VGC.

I'm quite sure Icon didn't kidnap Michelle from the dole queue and that they actually have a couple of Michell Gyrodecs available 2nd hand.

Might be worth a look.

 

Regards

Matthew.

Thanks mate.

My Gyro in black is paid for and ordered and they are taking my RP6 in p/ex

They are probably Silver and I really wanted a black one ( ooeeerr )

 

    When is this event due ?

                  I think I missed a few episodes.....:oops:

*Spoiler Alert*

I think it was just after Lucy Beale was murdered.

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Yeah its been on the cards for a while now, but was stalling - the RP6 does a good job but the Gyro - for starters just look at the damn thing! Build qaulity is stunning and it sounds lovely too!

The RP6 has got me into vinyl big time - but I know the Gyro is going to make it more enjoyable - Im starting off with an RB303 initially, I have an SME IV in my sights - maybe not this year tought - there is an iminent addition to the family!

Nearly a year ago since I had my RP6 platter woes - I was urged to get a refund then for a Gyro but I stuck with it.

I reccomend the RP3/6 to anyone starting off - fantastic decks for the money as are Project.

 

Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Yeah its been on the cards for a while now, but was stalling - the RP6 does a good job but the Gyro - for starters just look at the damn thing! Build qaulity is stunning and it sounds lovely too!

The RP6 has got me into vinyl big time - but I know the Gyro is going to make it more enjoyable - Im starting off with an RB303 initially, I have an SME IV in my sights - maybe not this year tought - there is an iminent addition to the family!

Nearly a year ago since I had my RP6 platter woes - I was urged to get a refund then for a Gyro but I stuck with it.

I reccomend the RP3/6 to anyone starting off - fantastic decks for the money as are Project.

 

    I must pay more attention.....:wall:

                Yes  I'm  looking in the michell direction.[as per other thread]

                I admit the Project perspex 6 has also caught my eye............:) 

                 When will a report be filed ?...........:type:

               

 

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Nice one Steve.  Hope you enjoy the Gyro!

I think I've decided to stick with the RP3 long term and just change the cartridge.  The majority of my listening is CD based (I generally find it better than vinyl for classical, though love vinyl for rock and folk stuff), so I can't see me going any further up the turntable ladder.

1- RP3/Elys2/White Belt/TTPSU - Apollo-R - Brio-R - Q100

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Nice one Steve.  Hope you enjoy the Gyro!

I think I've decided to stick with the RP3 long term and just change the cartridge.  The majority of my listening is CD based (I generally find it better than vinyl for classical, though love vinyl for rock and folk stuff), so I can't see me going any further up the turntable ladder.

Fair do's - stick with your RP3 its a lovely deck if the majority of your listening is CD - I am the opposite, i hardly ever use my Apollor R/DAC, but I will never sell it as there is the odd occasion that I want to listen to something not on vinyl.

 

Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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matthewpiano wrote:

Nice one Steve.  Hope you enjoy the Gyro!

I think I've decided to stick with the RP3 long term and just change the cartridge.  The majority of my listening is CD based (I generally find it better than vinyl for classical, though love vinyl for rock and folk stuff), so I can't see me going any further up the turntable ladder.

Fair do's - stick with your RP3 its a lovely deck if the majority of your listening is CD - I am the opposite, i hardly ever use my Apollor R/DAC, but I will never sell it as there is the odd occasion that I want to listen to something not on vinyl.

 

 

 

You know what Steve, I have just read your 'Sig.,' . . . I cant help wondering if an upgrade on the 'Rega Fono' might have given better value? Dont get me wrong, Gyro is a great TT, ex owner of one of the first . . . that was a long time ago? In those days I moved on to the Townsend Rock with all its knobs and whistles of the time. These day, yes I might buy a black Gyro as a work of art as well as a good TT :?

. . . but
To late now I know . . . you still need to look at a good valve phono stage, you are stifling your ST40 . . . ? IMHO Smile EAR, Croft, or Icom, as you know I have Icom and I have long term experience of Croft and EAR . . . I'm sure there are other worthy or even better?

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RE: Michelle Giro RE: Michelle Giro

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stevebrock wrote:

matthewpiano wrote:

Nice one Steve.  Hope you enjoy the Gyro!

I think I've decided to stick with the RP3 long term and just change the cartridge.  The majority of my listening is CD based (I generally find it better than vinyl for classical, though love vinyl for rock and folk stuff), so I can't see me going any further up the turntable ladder.

Fair do's - stick with your RP3 its a lovely deck if the majority of your listening is CD - I am the opposite, i hardly ever use my Apollor R/DAC, but I will never sell it as there is the odd occasion that I want to listen to something not on vinyl.

 

 

 

You know what Steve, I have just read your 'Sig.,' . . . I cant help wondering if an upgrade on the 'Rega Fono' might have given better value? Dont get me wrong, Gyro is a great TT, ex owner of one of the first . . . that was a long time ago? In those days I moved on to the Townsend Rock with all its knobs and whistles of the time. These day, yes I might buy a black Gyro as a work of art as well as a good TT :? . . . but To late now I know . . . you still need to look at a good valve phono stage, you are stifling your ST40 . . . ? IMHO Smile EAR, Croft, or Icom, as you know I have Icom and I have long term experience of Croft and EAR . . . I'm sure there are other worthy or even better? CJSF

Cliff I am on to it already, Keith has given me the heads up on some discounted valve phonos from Icon Audio - a snip at £1500!!!!

 

Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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Steve, I would have been surprised if you had not been looking . . . However, with the expense of a new TT and the addition coming soon . . . PS3 is a bit steep?  There is the new PS2 (£599.95) I dont know this one,  I use the PS1 (£999.00) and am very happy with it, however I believe the EAR 834P might(?) be a better bet:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EAR-834P-PHONO-STAGE-MM-MC-BLACK-/291063184453?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item43c4b7bc45

I certainly want to try one in my system at some time . . . There is something about EAR stuff, it can look almost uninspired visualy, but the thinking of 'Mr Tim . . . ' so often gives EAR kit a magical edge, IMHO?

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What I actually said to Steve was ' why does everything pop up at the wrong time ' , then I told him about the PS3s. However, during this 'all change' process Steve has been going about it the right way instead of diving in at the deep end , as is the wont of many folk on this forum. Therefore until the Gyro is in situ I doubt very much that you will be reading about a new phono turning up at Brock Towers , this will be after extensive dems and lots of ear bending from moi  :).

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floyd droid wrote:

What I actually said to Steve was ' why does everything pop up at the wrong time ' , then I told him about the PS3s. However, during this 'all change' process Steve has been going about it the right way instead of diving in at the deep end , as is the wont of many folk on this forum. Therefore until the Gyro is in situ I doubt very much that you will be reading about a new phono turning up at Brock Towers , this will be after extensive dems and lots of ear bending from moi  :).

. . . ? Mmm, probably Floyd, 'chicken or egg' . . . once the ST40 came along, I'm thinking the solid state Rega Fono is out of its league? In fact the way valve amps are produced these days, with 'no phono stage', if one is into vinyl this scenario is always the possible case?

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I'm thinking the solid state Rega Fono is out of its league?

Oh for sure it is CJ , but it serves a purpose at the minute. Have to say though that I'm not of the belief that a valve phono is the only way to go. There are some very good solid state phonos out there, that at the end of the day Steve may well prefer the overall presentation of. 

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CJSF wrote:
I'm thinking the solid state Rega Fono is out of its league?

Oh for sure it is CJ , but it serves a purpose at the minute. Have to say though that I'm not of the belief that a valve phono is the only way to go. There are some very good solid state phonos out there, that at the end of the day Steve may well prefer the overall presentation of. 

 

True Mate , very true . . . but I have to admit, given the choice, I personally would be looking at valves in a phono stage as my first choice to handle the 'tiny signal in the most delicate fashion'. Its the thinking Glen Croft uses, valves in the pre/phono and solid state for the brute force. I believe I have read something similar of Tim De . . . ?

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