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  • Metamatic's way of spinning vinyl

    How I play my 5000 odd records.

    Pioneer Exclusive P3 and P10 dd tables - P3 the wonderkid sota from1979/80 and still sounds wonderful today. DD tables are intoxicating once you have heard a good one.
    TW Akustik AC-3 table with Graham Phantom arm.
    Lyra Atlas, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s, Technics EPCP100Mk4, Audio technica AT25, Denon ESC Ruby 103R, DLS1, Ortofon A90, SPU classic, Royal GM and various other mm carts.
    Linn LP12 with Naim ARO arm and new el cheapo pickup - Pioneer PLX-1000 tables - sounds better than it has any right to for $600.
    Pass XP-25 and TW Acustik/Thoress phono.
    I swap between tubes and SS in both pre amp and power amps. cj GAT, Pass XP-20, cj Prem8a's teflon caps and DÁgostino Stereo amp. keeps the audiophile in me in check - everytime I get sick of tubes I swap to ss and visa versa.
    Wilson Maxx3 speakers - might girls think they look like ugly scary daleks - I love the mean menacing look myself.

    Recently moved into the smaller TV room - 5m wide by 6.9m with short 2.4m height. Sounds better than any hardware upgrade I did in the other crappy sounding room. Just goes to show - Its always the room when things sound bad.

    Anyway, new room sounds pretty good I have not bothered to move the Wilsons off the wheels ...................yet. The wood floors scare me, always had carpet up to now.

    cheers Shane

    Last edited by Metamatic; 03-25-2016, 11:27 PM.

  • #2
    The D'Ag/Alexia combo was the best I've heard the Alexias sound!
    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.


    • #3
      Nice setup, Shane, and welcome!
      Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s


      • #4
        I totally get why you like to swap out the electronics just to keep the 'audiophile' in you in check. I'm happy with what I have yet still have the desire for 'change'. I address it by moving my speakers a bit, but I'd prefer different electronics!
        Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs


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          Ha! Some space heaters in the future for Ian!?!?