Watching Ebay ...... and repeating yourself?
Origin Live Aurora Gold+Illustrious Mk2 arm+Zyx R100-02/Stello CDT200+Stello DA220 Dac/Tom Evans Groove Anniversary/Tom Evans Vibe Preamp/Linear A power amp/Acoustic Zen Adagios/ Chord cables
The iPad had appeared unresponsive, but obviously it wasn't! I haven't worked out where it's possible to delete a post yet.
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
Read it elsewhere,people use Croft RIAA (new unit GBP500) phono stage instead the K2 phono. Havent seen a review on this unit, however Croft products are generally deemed as top quality.
I'm Trying to get a demo this weekend of the riaa.
Dali Mentor Menuet / Roksan Kandy K2 CD Player / Roksan Kandy K2 Amp / Wireworld cables (Equinox interconnect,Orbit speaker cable, Aurora power cords) /Furutech eTP80 / VPI Scout TT (still otw) / Ortofon 2M Black / listening room aka.work room : 3.5 mtr x 3.5 mtr
it's been recommended to me in the Art of Sound Forum as has Graham Slee's phon stages. I wouldn't get £500 past "administration" at present, but I look forward to your feedback.
Several months later I thought I'd come back with an update.
As I said in the previous post, Graham Slee's phono amps were being recommended by others elsewhere. I then discovered the Graham Slee Owners' Club Forum and it's associated home loan program. I had a two week home loan of his top of the range, for moving magnet, Reflex M. It was, quite simply, astoundingly better than the Kandy's inbuilt phono stage. Well, it's not cheap so it should be noticeably better. I'm now a few months into ownership of a Reflex M and it has to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. Records that used to sound dull now sound wonderful. Currently my listening is virtually 100% vinyl.
Excellent, enjoy! Do not get upgradeitus just spend money on more vinyl.
My new problem is that my "new" second turntable is now using the phono stage of the Kandy and I know it's not doing justice to the TT.
Yes, more vinyl is being bought.
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing