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floyd droid wrote:

Mr PP. Out of interest  Wink, yeah im up to summat ,lol. Im guessing your amp is not a current model or your speakers for that matter,no idea tbh. So................

Would you be prepared to give me a budget approx of what they cost in total + a bit for inflation i spose,if you had to replace them.

Oh yeah, who are your nearest Dealers.

Its Sunday,im bored and it could give you some thing to play with on these cold dark evenings.

 

 

 

 

good job Yeah, think I know where you're going. Okay, out of a bit of extra fun. In addition to Chebby's current prices:

Pulse MKII retailed just prior to MKIII: £1275: Paid £750 brand new

Arcam CD73 was £450 paid £400 brand new

MAs was £650 paid £320 s/hand from dealer.

Localish dealers are 'Infidelity' Hampton Wick, Surrey; 'Unilet', New Malden; 'Sevenoaks', Guildford & Epsom; Audio-T, Camberley + a couple of Richer Sounds.

To replace and have a decent uplift in sound I suppose you are looking minimum of around £4k. This is a guestimate as I haven't heard every set-up available. But certainly the ones I have that figure is a fair isn't too OTT.

 

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Ok, Chebby / PP ta for that. 

I've been thinking on you see PP. Earlier this year you trod the wasser a bit regarding valve amps, just out of interest I know. Then this thread comes along. A couple of posts ago 'paranoia' crept into it. So im thinking is Mr PP really happy with what he has considering the threads that have cropped up.

 

A 'decent uplift in sound' you say. Hows about trying something 'different' a bit of a polar opposite. Not too polar that you will go comatose though. A different set up or two that with any luck you can home dem and listen to, black against white so to speak. As for an 'uplift' well only you can say.

 

Dunno ,just a thought mate.

 

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floyd droid wrote:

Hows about trying something 'different' a bit of a polar opposite. Not too polar that you will go comatose though. A different set up or two that with any luck you can home dem and listen to, black against white so to speak. As for an 'uplift' well only you can say.

Dunno ,just a thought mate.

You're the last person I need to tell, but it's worth stating that good (not necessarily expensive) valve amps often have better dynamics (with sensible speakers) than SS ones...which comes as a surprise the first time you hear one.

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Indeed Cno. I've set myself a bit of a head doo dah here mind. Got one set up nailed just need to source a different amp to marry with the loudspeakers. Of course its a valve amp.

 

PP is SW11 close by ish. I have no idea about that big London place and its logistics.

 

Oh yeah and Muswell Hill area.

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Ok, Chebby / PP ta for that. 

I've been thinking on you see PP. Earlier this year you trod the wasser a bit regarding valve amps, just out of interest I know. Then this thread comes along. A couple of posts ago 'paranoia' crept into it. So im thinking is Mr PP really happy with what he has considering the threads that have cropped up.

 

A 'decent uplift in sound' you say. Hows about trying something 'different' a bit of a polar opposite. Not too polar that you will go comatose though. A different set up or two that with any luck you can home dem and listen to, black against white so to speak. As for an 'uplift' well only you can say.

 

Dunno ,just a thought mate.

 

I could feel my ears burning. Smile

Course I am happy with my set-up, otherwise why would I have kept it so long? Of course I'm always looking at ways of improving (usually with pin money), but that's the weird nature of a hi-fi nut.

Also, if someone kept saying "you have two heads", you'd be checking, after a while, to see whether there's an extra pair of ears sprouting. So when you keep reading, by certain, nameless posters (think we know who they are) that MAs have boom and tiz, you eventually end up with a scintilla of doubt, even though you can't hear these so-called claims.

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floyd droid wrote:

PP is SW11 close by ish. I have no idea about that big London place and its logistics.

 Oh yeah and Muswell Hill area.

The only dealer I know in SW11 is 'Oranges and Lemons.

Muswell Hill is too far with traffic.

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Thats the badger PP.

 

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Also, if someone kept saying "you have two heads", you'd be checking, after a while, to see whether there's an extra pair of ears sprouting. 

Lol, actually i was going to post something along those lines earlier on.

So long as you are happy thats all that counts isnt it. Oh yeah, im struggling with locating a valve amp so you are safe for the time being  Wink

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Thats the badger PP.

 

That's Badgers Mount. This isn't too far away (really, there's a place near Bromley called Badgers Mount) rockin out

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RE: What is "boom, tizz"?

Ouch,lol.

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Ouch,lol.

Indeed, especially when the badgers hear the boom tiz. cheer

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floyd droid wrote:

Ouch,lol.

Indeed, especially when the badgers hear the boom tiz. cheer

Badgers are going to be culled.....Beavers are the way to go! shifty

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Okey doke here ya go PP. Remember tis totaly different and ive gone by Chebbys prices ,cos it gave me a bit more money to play with. I was hopeing to keep it like for like in the wallet dept but got fed up searching for the valve amp i had in mind. Shame as it would have come out as pretty much the same price as your gear cost new.

All a bit of fun, but would be great if you could get to listen to this set up and post your thoughts likes/dislikes in comparison to your current kit.

Epos Elan 30 or 35. £1000/£1200. Either or, depending on your room size.

Creek Destiny 2 (wayhey its a trannie,lol). £1635.

Both at  Oranges and Kumquats. 

I would have loved to find an Icon Audio/Epos dealer near you but got bored. Pity as the Icon Stereo 20 would drive either epos to silly levels and give you another option to try out , and would have pulled the budget in to circa 2k.

 

One mans meat and all that stuff. 

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

Ouch,lol.

Indeed, especially when the badgers hear the boom tiz. cheer

Badgers are going to be culled.....Beavers are the way to go! shifty

 

Badgers make nice shaving brushes, beavers build dams.  I know what I prefer. 

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.....beavers build dams.  

They certainly can! twisted

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