Discussion in 'British Audio' started by Bigerik, Mar 18, 2013.
B&w matrix 804
Pair of Heybrook HB1 and a Spitfire
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
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.
Cyrus had some unique designs and was very controversial to say the least. But a Cyrus can sound amazing in the right system.
Do you mean with the right speakers?
the right source too.
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).
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.
photo off interweb
Do my ears count? I'm also Brittish.
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
Rega P9 turntable, Rega Saturn CD, Rega DAC, ProAc speakers in the main system. Rega Elicit integrated amp in the 2nd system.
Graham slee Acession, phono stage. Outstanding piece of gear.
HHB 850 rackmount CD burner.
Rega p3 24, rega fono, Audiolab 8000LX amp, Mission 751, raspberry pi which are made down the road from me in Bridgend, South Wales.
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.
I'm glad to hear from another Delta 60 owner! What caps did you use, and what did the "servicing" involve?
Musical Fidelity Tri Vista
Roksan Xerxes .20 TT
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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