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RE: Audio Analogue

relocated wrote:

In 45 years of motoring I have never replaced a bulb in any vehicle I have ever run.  I've had some right rubbishy stuff as well.

Skinflint! I bet driving at night was fun. Smile

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RE: Audio Analogue

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Great CD players.

I have had the original Paganini, 24/192 Paganini, Bellini Pre and Donizetti Power.

Sitting on my rack at the moment is a Rossini VT Rev 2 Valve hybrid and  a Maestro from about 2001.

The Rossini is very analogue sounding, supurb mid range and vocals. Ignore the What Hi Fi review, yes the controls are a pain, the remote is plastic BUT  it,s a great sounding player.

Maestro again is a great player, warm sound with wicked bass, weighs 16 kilos that gives some idea of build quality, two transformers, twin dacs.

Also you can use it as a stand alone DAC, i run my SBT through it with great results.

Both were bought 2cnd hand, the Rossini boxed mint cost me £600 which was a bargain.

The factory are good to deal with , Rossini went back to Italy in September last year new mech and cost a very reasonable 120 Euros.

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Many thanks for taking the trouble to provide such a detiled reponse, it sounds like it is a brand that will suit my tastes

Best wishes

Paul

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RE: Audio Analogue

Hi,

 

I bought nearly 10 years ago second hand a Puccini SE no remote. The amp is very musical, and despite its age, so so design and lack of finish refinement, I keep it, for to upgrade it or better it, I would have to shell around 2500 to 3000€...

Source on this is currently a Paganini 24/192. Sound is perfect for me. Build quality is very good. Two problems I had: dead display, and transport tray that would move only if loaded with a CD. Have a friend close it empty, and you can begin to pray, play with the main switch, the open/close, and the steel pin to try and have it open again.

 

Before this Paganini 24/192, I had the former one. I had to replace the transport twice on that one. Very good sound, but decidedly, there is something AA does do wrong with transport. They should adopt a Rega top loading design and get rid of these tray problems.

 

Currently, I dream about Naim Nait XS and CD5XS (at first, I searched only CD player affordable and without a tray, and Rega and Naim popped out of the mist)...

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RE: Audio Analogue

Well, in fact, the Naim CD5XS should not be labelled as affordable, at least not for me Smile

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RE: Audio Analogue

Hi experts out there!

i am loking for an integrated amplifier to drive my brand new B&W CM9.

which of the Audio Analogue amplifiers would fit my speakers?

thanks for your help!

dolama

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RE: Audio Analogue

relocated wrote:

In 45 years of motoring I have never replaced a bulb in any vehicle I have ever run.  I've had some right rubbishy stuff as well.

Don't get a Smart Roadster.

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