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What's British in your system?

Discussion in 'British Audio' started by Bigerik, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. xrayspex78

    xrayspex78 Footprints in the sounds of time Subscriber

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    Naim NAC 112, NAP 150, CD5, and Epos ES-11.

    Other British equipment I own: Armstrong 621, Creek 4040S2 (love this amp), Rogers LS1, and Epos ES-14
     

     

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  2. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    I popped two speaker fuses into the Arcam Delta 60 the other day, and it sings. I decided to put it in place of the Cyrus 2 in the shop system, as the Cyrus needs the source selector cleaned. To my surprise, the Arcam, bone stock, walked all over the Cyrus, even though I had done a complete recap of the Cyrus' preamp section with audio-grade caps. I have put way too much time & money into that Cyrus. The Arcam is there to stay.
     
  3. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Cyrus had some unique designs and was very controversial to say the least. But a Cyrus can sound amazing in the right system.
     
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  4. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    Do you mean with the right speakers?
     
  5. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    the right source too.
     
  6. Kuja

    Kuja Active Member

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    Naim nDAC,
    Mission Cyrus Two amplifier + PSX power supply,
    Mission Cyurs One amplifier,
    two SME 3009 S2 Improved tone arms on my two turntables,

    ... and if it counts (part British), AR-90, AR-30BF, and AR-17 speakers (all made in AR UK factory for the European market).
     
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  7. SteveA

    SteveA Super Member

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    Naim CD555 / 555PS
    Naim Nac52 / Supercap
    Naim Nap500 / 500PS.

    Never thought I would get one of these but just got a very good deal on a Naim CD555 head unit to replace my CDX2.

    Originally bought the 555PS with plans to one day get a NDS but someone who already had the CD555/555PS bought an NDS and ended up with an orphan 555 head unit which was not easy to sell without a PSU.

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  8. scuba

    scuba My idea of spin class. Subscriber

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    Do my ears count? I'm also Brittish. :)
     
  9. Vibesy

    Vibesy New Member

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    Hi all my British bits are a pair of B&W CM1/CM2 Concept 90 speakers a Rotel RC-970BX pre amp and a pair of Rotel RB-981 power amps and have just got a 3rd power amp a Rotel RB-980 which will power my subwoofer when I get it and a Target stand
     
  10. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Addicted Member

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    Rega P9 turntable, Rega Saturn CD, Rega DAC, ProAc speakers in the main system. Rega Elicit integrated amp in the 2nd system.
     
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  11. Audiofreak71

    Audiofreak71 Boerboelicious Subscriber

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    18E71856-9F59-47AF-8A5E-130A2E5D173C.jpeg Graham slee Acession, phono stage. Outstanding piece of gear.

    Audiofreak71
     
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  12. BobbyBluz

    BobbyBluz Well-Known Member

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    HHB 850 rackmount CD burner.
     
  13. richie60

    richie60 Member

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    Rega p3 24, rega fono, Audiolab 8000LX amp, Mission 751, raspberry pi which are made down the road from me in Bridgend, South Wales.
     
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  14. MrLem

    MrLem Active Member

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    I picked up an old Delta 60 a couple of years ago, then recapped and serviced it. I agree that it's wonderful. I prefer it to any of my other 'hifi' (as opposed to pro audio) amps and it's staying in my collection permanently. I found it improved a lot when recapped and serviced, although mine was in poor condition when I got it.

    I've acquired lots more British stuff recently. Currently running an upgraded MC2 MC450 with ATC SCM19 v2. I also picked up a Studiomaster MOSFET 1000 and C-Audio SR707, both of which are currently with my engineer for restoration and upgrade. I'm very happy with the MC2 / ATC combo but also looking forward to hearing some oldschool MOSFETs.
     
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  15. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    I'm glad to hear from another Delta 60 owner! What caps did you use, and what did the "servicing" involve?
     
  16. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    dCS Debussy & Townshend Allegri

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  17. vonclod

    vonclod AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Musical Fidelity Tri Vista
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    Roksan Xerxes .20 TT
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  18. Bikeman

    Bikeman New Member

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    My first post in an audio forum, my British bits are:- Rega Planet CD (early '00's I think), Rega Planar 2 (1989 I think), Goldring 1042 cartridge, Albarry PP1 with MM phono input (1994 maybe), Q Accoustics 3050, all are currently being used. Elsewhere there's a Cambridge Audio A1 amp, Mission 771, Castle Durham 900. The non British would be a Pioneer PD S501 and a Sony Walkman Pro, there's also a Pioneer TX 410L tuner.
     
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  19. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nice kit. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Welcome to AK!
     
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