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  • An overdue hello!

    My lurking days are over! Hello from Ontario, (that's Canada not the one in California). I could not believe how busy I've have been with only the time to read and not participate. I'm looking forward to participating and hopefully adding some worthwhile contributions to the site. I have a very strong analogue bias but I am not prejudiced!
    Leslie (Les)

  • #2
    Welcome from Ontario as well!
    Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
    Custom Slagle Silver Autoformer Volume control
    Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Etsuro Gold, DaVa FA-1 Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
    Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
    Otari Bx5050II , DeHavlland 222
    Chord DAVE, MScaler, FARAD linear power supply mod, OPTO-DX optical connection

    Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
    Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair


    • #3
      Thanks! When I saw the red Notification when filling out my profile I thought I was in trouble!


      • #4
        Welcome Les! Lots of died in the wool analog lovers on this site too. But, we do love our digital brothers as well.
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, Parasound JC5 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.


        • Spla'nin
          Spla'nin commented
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          That wool dyeing group always welcomes another pair of hands !

      • #5
        Hi Les, So glad you joined!

        Look forward to your posts!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor,

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 440 and 1000 Nextgen mono amps
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, vdh Colibri Master Signature, Mutech Hayabusa,
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.3+ platforms.


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Thanks Myles. You have been an influence in one of my best purchases, a VPI 17F. I don't need to quote the page do I. :-)

      • #6
        Hi Leslie & welcome! Former Oakville resident (28 years) here, but now retired to Calgary!
        Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Hi Johnny! I've followed that icon of yours all over the net.

      • #7
        Welcome Les!
        [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Thanks. I would have responded sooner but I'm not familiar with the forum system. I am trying to catch up on notifications.

      • #8
        Welcome to the forum, albeit a wee bit late. I to am new to this site but have loved every minute that I have spent since joining reading the sometime hilarious antics here in terms of poking fun at what we so love to do which is love music.
        Depending on where you live in the great province of Ontario you may be close to one of the best Studer reel to reel techs on the planet in my estimation that is who lives in Pickering. Roger Ginsley is his name and a great guy. He is Dr. Ed Pongs recording engineer and they produce Ultra Analogue Recordings which are primarily classical recordings done in Dr. Pongs house believe it or not. I had the great fortune of being at Dr. Pongs house last February for one of those sessions which was just amazing to be part of. Anyway welcome and if you ever find yourself setting out for Alberta please send me a note and maybe we could get together and do what we love which is listen to great sounding music.

        Studer A810, VPI ScoutMaster, center clamp, periphery ring, SDS, JMW 10.5 w/adj.VTA, ClearAudio Balance +, Cardas Golden Ref. IC, Ortofon MC Anna, Sumiko Pearwood, ML 434, ML 380
        Maggie 3.6 R w/ Customized Mye Sound Supports, REL Strata III
        Magnum Dynalab FT-101A
        Shunyata Hydra 6 & 2, IC's pwr & spkr cbls
        Pwr, pre & TT are on custom feet w/ Rollerblock Jr races and grd 10 balls, custom room treatments designed, built and installed by Pete.


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Hi Pete,
          Thanks for the western hospitality! I'll keep the tip on the Studer tech in mind in case I win something better in a lottery other than the occasional free ticket. I live in the Clarkson area of Mississauga. I own a pair of Technics 1500s and a pair of the 1700s tape decks as well all of which have been exceptionally trouble free. One of each has been modified to run through a Bottlehead Repro.
          Unfortunately my lurking habits run quite deep so I don't post as much as I would like. I've found this forum does not have the insane drama common on some of the other audio orientated sites.
          I haven't been out west for about ten years when my ex and I spent some time around Jasper and then we went up to Yellowknife. The blue skies which are incredible in northern Alberta are different from the ones in southern Ontario. Caught a sundog here around New Years which I thought only happened out your way. Super bright like a second sun with a vertical rainbow that went on forever. For part of my drive I had the sundog in my rear view mirror with a full moon in the afternoon sky ahead of me. As usual no camera!

      • #9
        Welcome Les!
        SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
        DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
        PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
        PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
        AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
        SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
        CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Hello Tom,
          Thanks for the welcome. I will use it as a stimulus to be more active on this forum in the future. More so than my usual laid back manner.

      • #10
        Welcome, always good to have more enthusiasts join in. What part of Ontario? Leafs or Sens?
        Steve Lefkowicz
        Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
        Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
        Digital: Geekom Mini PC (i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, JRiver Media Center 29, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug FMJ.
        Electronics: Khozmo Stereo Passive with AMRG Ladder Attenuator and "NewClassD" Active Stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
        Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, GoldenEar BRX
        Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
        Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
        Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
        Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, AV Room Services EVPs under the speakers, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
        Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM


        • defdum&blind
          defdum&blind commented
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          Hello Steve,
          I'm in Mississauga which is just west of Toronto. Senators! I stopped being a Leafs fan during the Harold Ballard era because of management and not the team. I like to think it's my curse on the Leafs that will prevent them from winning another Stanley Cup. Even though I lived six blocks north of Maple Leaf Gardens for twenty years I would go to Buffalo to see a game. Tickets were much less expensive and good seats could be had.

        • Steve Lefkowicz
          Steve Lefkowicz commented
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          The company I work for used to have an office in Mississauga! Been there many times back in the 80s and 90s, as I used to do all the technical training for our technicians and field reps. Last time I was in the Toronto area though was with our son's youth hockey team when he was 12 (about 12 years ago). I was the team manager and we were there for a holiday tournament. Had a good time. I was also at Maple Leaf Gardens for Mats Sundin's first game as a Leaf.