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An odd collection...

My current system-

 

Philips CD850

TA2020 based T-Amp / Bantam Gold (both on loan)

Keesonic Kolt / Target R1 Stands (and Atacama SE24's)

 

Since the photo was taken, the Sony amp and ATC SCM10's have been sold.

 

 

 

Just bought one of these-

So there will be a power amp (TBD) soon to replace the two loan amps.

Its been through numerous stages, in different rooms and many many different speakers, in the space of around 6-7 years.

Plenty of DIY speakers, based around full range drivers, and commercial speakers as well-

Technics SCHD70 speakers
Tannoy Mercury MX1
Tannoy DC1000 - http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5402/pict03193qw.jpg
Tannoy Sensys DC1 - http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2761/pict03896tu.jpg
CSS FR125S (DIY) (Full range driver)
Rega R3 - http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1816/pict1169tb7.jpg
KEF XQ1- http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/661/pict1184xq2.jpg
Tannoy HPD315's in OB (DIY)
Tannoy Cheviots - http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/10/photo0163vh9.jpg
Omnes Audio L8 (DIY) (Full range driver) - http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2295/diyfullrangeph5.jpg
Silver Iris 10" Coaxials in Open Baffle (DIY) - http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2673/pict0055xn9.jpg
Rega Jura - http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7637/pict0108tj4.jpg
Bandor 50mm (DIY) (Full range driver) - http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3195/2892233349_211f2d7e28_o.jpg
Veravox 5S BiB (DIY) (Full range driver) - http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3109/3309367302_49ce0ce92a_b.jpg
Veravox 5S Bipoles (Full range driver) - http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3618/3667098657_6ae824528a_b.jpg
Rega R7 - http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2788/4025625598_c45f2455b4_b.jpg
Tannoy Mercury S - http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4006/4417804166_c587cf0525_b.jpg
ATC SCM-7 - http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/4838505309_d89b96830c_b.jpg
Fostex FF225K Jericho Horns (full range driver horns)
Kord Tornado (Volt based Studio monitors) - http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5626691587_6c98f3acac_z.jpg
Veravox 3 (Omnes Audio BB3.AL) (DIY) (Full range driver) - http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6059/5901853764_fb7623527f_z.jpg
Keesonic Kolts - http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2012/5763824175_b3f455375e_b.jpg
Rega R1 - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/5729799840_242795cbc3_z.jpg
ATC SCM10 - http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6113/6328852217_89f192ab24_b.jpg

And out of that whole lot, my fav's were the Tannoy Cheviots, Rega R7s, Veravox 5S's, Kord Tornado, ATC SCM7's and the Keesonic Kolts!

 

Had a few CDPs- Rega Planet Mk1, Teac VRDS 10SE and this CD850, a few Amps - Teac A-BX7R, Marantz PM7200, Consonance CYBER 10SE USB, Sony TA-F770ES, Primare A20 and a Rega Brio3.

 

Well thats a bit of an intro!

 

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RE: An odd collection...

I'll have the Keesonic Kolts (sealed enclosures?) and that Sony TA-F770ES amp please! (Especially if it has the lacquered wooden ends.)

A shame the Sony doesn't have those (pointless but lovely) baclklit VU meters of it's earlier brethren. (I like gear from that era that lights up like a Christmas tree.)

 

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RE: An odd collection...

chebby wrote:

I'll have the Keesonic Kolts (sealed enclosures?) and that Sony TA-F770ES amp please! (Especially if it has the lacquered wooden ends.)

A shame the Sony doesn't have those (pointless but lovely) baclklit VU meters of it's earlier brethren. (I like gear from that era that lights up like a Christmas tree.)

 

Yes the little Kolts are gems, much better now the previous, previous owner re-capped the crossovers. This is the second time I have owned this pair! Much improved!

The 770ES was without the wooden side cheeks, beast of an amp though!

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RE: An odd collection...

All change, just about sorted now Dance 4

The SCM10s were sold, and kept the Kolts.

The Pre-Amp got lost in the post, so decided to go back to an integrated and found a Sony TA-F670ES, the smaller brother of the 770ES that I had before.

Before Xmas, a Luxman PD272 was found, and a Sure M97xE was added from eBay. To go with it I found a Rotel RQ970BX locally which is doing its job nicely!

Overall I am pretty satisfied for the moment, and probably for the foreseable future. Trying as a challenge, to keep it all under £500. So far so good!

If anyone is interested, the system will be set up at the HifiWigwam Scalford Hall show in March, its worthwile a visit to hear around 50 systems that people have actually bought, no commercial interest at all!

http://www.thehifishow.com/

System

System

 

System

 

Luxman PD-272

 

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Some big changes-

New house, new Living room-

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Had a play with a Decware Zen SET 2wpc amp-

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Denon DL-103 added to the Luxman-

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New 'DIY' project with some rare 80's Studio monitors - Kord Vulcan's (Smaller version of the Kord Tornado I had before) that need new veneer-

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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoopsontoast/7263615060/]Beauty and the Beast[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/hoopsontoast/]hoopsontoast[/url], on Flickr

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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoopsontoast/7272935894/]Kord Vulcan[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/hoopsontoast/]hoopsontoast[/url], on Flickr

 

Denon PMA-2000AE added instead of the AVR200/Sony TA-F670ES/Decware Zen -

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So thats where we are atm ROFL

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RE: An odd collection...

Some big changes-

New house, new Living room-

 

Had a play with a Decware Zen SET 2wpc amp-

 

Denon DL-103 added to the Luxman-

 

New 'DIY' project with some rare 80's Studio monitors - Kord Vulcan's (Smaller version of the Kord Tornado I had before) that need new veneer-

 

 

Denon PMA-2000AE added instead of the AVR200/Sony TA-F670ES/Decware Zen -

 

So thats where we are atm ROFL

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RE: An odd collection...

Lovely, it's like "back to the future" for me.

I think those Kolts need a more robust stan though! Wink

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Back to the Future?

 

Yeah the Target R1's are a bit overkill! Will need some larger top plate/shorter ones for the Kords though!

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RE: An odd collection...

It transported me fondly back to the sort of kit I had in the early 80s (without a Delorean).

Trio 1033 / Sony TA-F4A / Keesonic Kubs

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Ah cool, nice kit, not heard the Kubs though, maybe one day for a second system.

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RE: An odd collection...

All stripped-

 

 

Veneering on its way with the Kords-

 

Almost there-

 

 

Walnut Iron on Veneer, Solid Walnut 3mm trim with 3mm Cork Sheet for the Baffle

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AE2's came in and out, along with the Denon PMA-2000AE.

 

Vulcans finished-

 

But back to the old combo Keesonic Kolt / Sony ES ROFL

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoopsontoast/7442589360/

Back to the Kolts, Sony ES amp and a Sony DVP-S9000ES SACD/DVD player.

Soon to have another change on the amp front, new pre in the next week then who knows....

Keesonic Kolts and Sony S9000ES are keepers.

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RE: An odd collection...

hoopsontoast wrote:

 

 

Is that a pair of Pioneer SE-L40's I can see
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Close, Teac HP-100 headphones

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Vulcan Monitors finished and up for sale-

 

Quite pleased with the results.

 

One of two new amps to grace Hoops Manor, a pair of Antique Sound Labs (ASL) Wave 8wpc PP Valve Monoblocks.

 

 

And an Icon Audio LA3 pre-amp which arrived today Dance 4

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