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    Conrad Johnson GAT ...

    Most of the conversation here seems to be about tubes for the original GAT. As a UK owner of a GAT Series 2 preamp, mine came supplied with Philips PCC88/7DJ8 tubes, whereas the original GAT used 6922's. I have owned my GAT2 since 2016 and it has had one change of tubes so far. These were...
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    My top 40 analogue recordings of baroque solo, chamber and orchestral works played on period instruments

    Sleeve notes on rear. fullsizeoutput_143e by Steve Coward, on Flickr
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    My top 40 analogue recordings of baroque solo, chamber and orchestral works played on period instruments

    This album (which I have owned since it's release in 1978) is one of my favourites of the genre. The content is Hungarian-Slovak and features the cimbalom (a relative of the dulcimer) and the bagpipe! fullsizeoutput_1440 by Steve Coward, on Flickr
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    Where do you place your equipment???

    The other end of the lounge, with listening position! fullsizeoutput_908 by Steve Coward, on Flickr
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    Where do you place your equipment???

    fullsizeoutput_902 by Steve Coward, on Flickr
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    Where do you place your equipment???

    My system set-up is dictated by the dimensions of my lounge (18'3" W x 22' L x 8' H) as I do not have the luxury of a dedicated listening room! I am fortunate in having a moderately large lounge (by UK standards) which allows me to have the speaker drive unit centres 5' from each side wall and...
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    Entreq Tellus grounding

    Thanks Barry I missed it because I was looking for a new thread! There is scant detail about it's construction and design philosophy online and it is only available from one seller on Ebay! Extravagant claims are made about it's performance, but little is made known about what is inside the...
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    Entreq Tellus grounding

    Barry2013 When are we going to get your promised write-up of the Musical Bliss power bar please? Steve
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    DaaDs - any experiences?

    Marc There is no doubt, that the number of DAAD's etc., that you are proposing for your loft space, will be very expensive! I think it might be worth your while drawing a plan of your listening space, with speakers and distances to chair etc, clearly marked and send this to Acustica Applicata...
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    DaaDs - any experiences?

    Thank you Ked. Acustica Applicata do offer a free consulting package, based on a customer's room dimensions, room plan and system/speaker configuration. I took advantage of this service when I made my initial purchase of DAAD's, based on their recommendation. It was a simple matter of sending...
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    DaaDs - any experiences?

    Hi Marc. No. I did not consider ASC, which I don't believe were readily available in the UK in 2008, when I was looking at room treatment. I had seen the DAAD's in operation at various Hi Fi shows, when distributed in the UK by Audiofreaks. When The Audio Consultants took over UK distribution...
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    DaaDs - any experiences?

    I have been using various Acustica Applicata DAAD's in my system rooms, since 2008. They were a great help in taming the peaks and troughs experienced in my previous listening room (24' X 11' X 8') and my current room is so much better (22' X 18.5' X 8') acoustically, but the DAAD's still bring...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    https://dcsltd.a.cdnify.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/dCS-Vivaldi-DAC-and-Upsampler-Release-Notes.pdf
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    DCS Vivaldi

    REGARDING THE NEW VIVALDI FIRMWARE UPGRADE: I would urge caution before attempting the new MQA update as notified by the Vivaldi app! I noticed this appear on the Vivaldi app yesterday and assumed it was OK to go ahead and download the new firmware! I was puzzled that there was no...
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    Any Avalon Transcendent, Indra II, or Compas users out there?

    I owned the Indra between 2008 and 2015, when I sold them. They were used with my Conrad Johnson Premier 350SA stereo power amp, which delivers plenty of power and current (66 amps). My preamp at the time was a Karan Reference MKII and I also had an opportunity to swap in a Karan SA450 and...

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