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    It does tell the time!

    Unlike the "clever" clock, which arrives set to some random time. And if you re-set it, it will lose its powers quicker than the Bionic Man in a deep-freeze.

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    I find this does the job nicely





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    OK, The amps are MF MVX.2 pre, A370 Mk2 power, Meridian 200 transport, Beresford Mk3 DAC, MF MC5 speakers (92Db 4 Ohm), their cables are Kimber 8tc and diy silver I/C`s, glass optical lead to dac.

    The T/T is a diy job which Mrs thru calls the black hole cos of the dosh it swallowed, i prefer to call it "the singularity".

    Most of it getting on a bit but still doing its stuff very well, and never needed repair.


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    will try and post some pics soon when I get the time which is pretty scarce these days

    but at the mo i got

    MF KW dac and transport

    DK design ref Mk III

    ART Emos

    Isotek minisub G II

    The Prof introduced me to the Arts at the shop and I just had to have em' stunning speakers but most of you already know that looking at other hifi's here. Emos are a bit like dogs... their not for xmas.... their for life!!!

    sort of... maybe.. eh kinda thinking about thesignature upgrade but its getting into serously crazy money . well for me anyway. Its fatal for me,once I get an upgrade in my head its only a matter of time before the bank balance takes a hit

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    thrunobulaxx wrote:
    The T/T is a diy job which Mrs thru calls the black hole cos of the dosh it swallowed, i prefer to call it "the singularity".

    That TT looks lovely by the way

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    thrunobulaxx wrote:
    OK, The amps are MF MVX.2 pre, A370 Mk2 power, Meridian 200 transport, Beresford Mk3 DAC, MF MC5 speakers (92Db 4 Ohm), their cables are Kimber 8tc and diy silver I/C`s, glass optical lead to dac.
    Those speakers look wacky Thru. Were they designed by the same person who designed the Isobariks? Bet they sound nice though.
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    eddie spaghetti wrote:
    thrunobulaxx wrote:
    OK, The amps are MF MVX.2 pre, A370 Mk2 power, Meridian 200 transport, Beresford Mk3 DAC, MF MC5 speakers (92Db 4 Ohm), their cables are Kimber 8tc and diy silver I/C`s, glass optical lead to dac.
    Those speakers look wacky Thru. Were they designed by the same person who designed the Isobariks? Bet they sound nice though.
    The MC in the name stands for Martin Collums i have been told, who had a hand in them,i have never seen another pair anywhere, the synergy with the amp is very good and according to Mr Michaelsons website sliding Db scale thing i dont need any supercharging as they are 4 Ohm and therefore have over 400 pc up em and i`m off the top of his chart

    They do sound like mini briks and i feel no need to change them and the best bit is i got them off the bay for £175 and a little drive.

    I think they were around 1200 new.

    The home made stands are shot filled and have holes cut in the top plate for the bass port firing down.
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    Your isolation platform/s for your tt,what difference did it make and did you add to it to improve the sound?As I see you've got two slabs and two sets of rubber? feet.

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    Sir Positre wrote:
    Your isolation platform/s for your tt,what difference did it make and did you add to it to improve the sound?As I see you've got two slabs and two sets of rubber? feet.
    The second slab of h/d granite was added later and i then turned some s/steel cups to match the t/t`s feet and put ball bearings in, this all sits on a 15mm piece of glass seperated from another piece of 15mm glass that sits on s/steel spikes, there is not a single piece of anything soft involved apart from small rubber discs between the two bits of glass, and you canplay bongo`s on the plinth with a record playing and not hear a thing thru the speakers unless you turn up the volume to around 1pm by which time you would be deaf.

    It weighs over 50k.

    Here is a close up, i have heard some very expensive T/T`s in my time and i would put this up against many of them, it also has a ruby bearing and "deepgroove" type home made sub platter.
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    I've got a pair of MC-2s which follow the same bluewacky line design but are more conventional in drivercomplement - 1 tweeter 1 woofer..

    not bad sounding overall, but I've got a duff tweeter on one - it's a bit quiet . still they do for the conservatory
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    Tell you why I've asked thru,is that Ive just ordered(19 and half"x15 and half")a double marble (two slabs)with some rubbery type of damper material(four on each corner between slabs)with spikes attached to the bottom slab.

    Using a single granite slab now with rdc cones,will move them over the weekend,cones under the power amp,granite slab under the cd.

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    cartridgemangler wrote:
    I've got a pair of MC-2s which follow the same bluewacky line design but are more conventional in drivercomplement - 1 tweeter 1 woofer..

    not bad sounding overall, but I've got a duff tweeter on one - it's a bit quiet . still they do for the conservatory
    I had a pair of MC1`s partnered by an A1 back in the early 80`s and a very sweet little system it was for the small room it was in, MF speakers are underated, i think its the look of them but that does not bother me, everything else is Black too.
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    Sir Positre wrote:
    Tell you why I've asked thru,is that Ive just ordered(19 and half"x15 and half")a double marble (two slabs)with some rubbery type of damper material (four on each corner between slabs)with spikes attached to the bottom slab.

    Using a single granite slab now with rdc cones,will move them over the weekend,cones under the power amp,granite slab under the cd.
    I`m shure you will get some improvment, marble was one of the things i tried for a plinth before settling on the granite, i also tried slate but found that as far as plinths go granite seems to be the most inert.

    Check out these close coupled WC couplers from b&Q for 99p each (bit out of focus) they are similar to sorbothane and work a treat, i use them under many things and they are cheap.
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    Art Emotions.

    Re-plinthed LP12 (Henk) , Ittok , Clearaudio Maestro , Origin Live psu , AudioOrigami arm cable , Acrylic mat , Era Gold. (aint that a mouthful)

    Primare 30.1 cdp.

    Isotek GII Minisub.

    Krystal , Audio Synthesis , Kelvin Audio, Audioquest and a few unknown wires.

    and this little baby.....................................



    recently aquired , I'll pay for it soon.............honest.

    Turntable upgraded to this........ Henk plinth (cherry) , Audio Origami PU 7 arm , Clearaudio Maestro cartridge , Origin Live psu , Analogue Innovations Sole subchassis , Achromat and Era Gold


    chezi
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    Smojphace wrote:
    Art Emotions.

    Re-plinthed LP12 (Henk) , Ittok , Clearaudio Maestro , Origin Live psu , AudioOrigami arm cable , Acrylic mat , Era Gold. (aint that a mouthful)

    Primare 30.1 cdp.

    Isotek GII Minisub.

    Krystal , Audio Synthesis , Kelvin Audio, Audioquest and a few unknown wires.

    and this little baby.....................................



    recently aquired , I'll pay for it soon.............honest.

    chezi
    Verrrrry nice chezi. That Manley stuff is the dogs bollox. Have fun.
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    Hi Chezi,

    Bet that sounds sooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooooooood



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    Magic Chezi, welcome to the bottle club

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    Finally got round to doing some pics

    MF KW dac n trans

    DK Ref Mk III

    common as skips the Art Emotions

    G II mini sub







    I read on previous post something about plinths and granite slabs etc

    I got my speaker plinths from a stone masons in wales somewhere, made from Welsh slate, cut to my dimensions with a tidy chamfering on all the corners. Delivered them to my door. Arrived on a pallet, it took me, a neighbour and the lorry driver to lift them off and up the stairs weigh a fecking ton The stone mason was very surprised when I told him what they were for and said he would be willing to make more if any audiofools were interested. So if anyone is give me a shout and I'll dig out the address, they have a web page as well. Its plinth porn!!! f**k yeah !!!



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