A very personal journey
Hi All I'm new to this forum (or any forum for that matter) but not to hifi. My first system was in the mid 70s and consisted of Audiotronic cassette deck, Teleton amp and speakers that were made in design class with RS components. Since then I have owned- Turntables: Trio; Rega Planar 2&3; Linn Sondek/Epos/Asak/Vallhalla. CD: Linn Karrik/Numerik. Amps: Sony; A&R A60; Naim 42/110/Snaps power supply; Linn Kairn/LK 100 Speakers: Keesonic Kubs; Mission 710; Celestion SL6; MA 852. The Present - Sky 1tb; PS3 slim; Linn Majik ds; AVR600/MF ams35i; Kef Ref speakers and sub; Cardas/Clearer audio cables. I'm a strong believer in Isolation (eg. Black Ravioli); Mains quality (balanced transformers or regenerators); Acoustic Treatment (basstraps/panels on first reflection points etc). Without paying attention to these you will never hear what your system is capable of. My taste in sound is on the Class A /Audio Note/ Cardas side of the fence rather than the Cyrus/Nordost/Focal one - Neutral is not the same as Natural. My taste in music is very eclectic - almost everything but Irish Country (uggh!) but is definately routed in the 70s - Rick Wakeman, Gallager & Lyle, Pink Floyd, Genisis etc Anyway I've rambled on enough for one day and thank you to anyone who has had the fortitude to have made it this far - I vill be back.