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Busy with kids today - but will get it warmed up after dinner tonight!

 

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bought a pair of Amperex boggleboy

Nice typo, made me chuckle did that .

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Which phono stage are you using, Steve?

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Now I think PP will be next on the list to buy a valve amp... Wink

Nah. I'd prefer to chew on my gentlemens vegetables.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Now I think PP will be next on the list to buy a valve amp... Wink

Nah. I'd prefer to chew on my gentlemens vegetables.

Given your nostalgic leanings towards all things mid-20th century (especially in audio) this suprises me.

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chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Now I think PP will be next on the list to buy a valve amp... Wink

Nah. I'd prefer to chew on my gentlemens vegetables.

Given your nostalgic leanings towards all things mid-20th century (especially in audio) this suprises me.

More seriously, though. IF the room could accommodate a valve amp* and IF I ever changed the Leema then a valve amp of some description would be on my audition list.

 

* We only have room for a stacking unit/rack. The turntable will always remain a permanent fixture. It would be far too risky to plant a valve amp at the bottom of the rack.

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It would be far too risky to plant a valve amp at the bottom of the rack.

 

Why would this, for instance , be risky ?.

 

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plastic penguin wrote:
It would be far too risky to plant a valve amp at the bottom of the rack.

 

Why would this, for instance , be risky ?.

 

What the fook is it? I've seen smaller blocks of concrete.

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nima wrote:

Which phono stage are you using, Steve?

Rega £199 jobbie

Having a quick blast as we speak !

There is a fluidity to the presentaion, can't say if the treble is this ot the bass is that - it just sounds effortless.

 

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What the fook is it? I've seen smaller blocks of concrete.

Canor TP134 , not that big really 435x390x170, its a girlie compared to a Meishu (google it). 

Well you did say you didnt like the 'Thunderbirds look' a while back , well summat like that  Wink

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Having a quick blast as we speak !

There is a fluidity to the presentaion, can't say if the treble is this ot the bass is that - it just sounds effortless.

 

 

. . . "My word, he has got i"' . . . "he can hear" . . . Its the fluidity of valves Steve, nothing sounds like it . . . IMHO

It will get better with a valve phono stage, used/ex dem ones come cheap'ish??? I got mine ex dem, less 15% . . .

 

CJSF

PS  Just for a feel, this is fair value: 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Icon-Audio-PS-1-2-MM-MC-Valve-Phono-Stage-Preamplifier-/171238287259?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item27de98e79b

 its MM/MC as well,   Same as the one I use, but mine is MM only.

Always thought these looked like good value:  

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALE-Angle-Audio-Phono-Stage-with-Virtual-Battery-amp-preamp-Moving-Magnet-New/131123005205?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D5019145774759468380%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D201040848823%26

They will take it back if you dont like it?

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Which mode? (40 Wpc or 'triode' at 20 Wpc?)

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Which mode? (40 Wpc or 'triode' at 20 Wpc?)

 

 

A fair question Chebby, I dont know what mode Steve is in? . . . but I have always preferred the fluidity of 'triode'. The low wattage dont seem to worry my 87db speakers or the amp. Be interesting to see what Steve thinks?

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