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by vincula
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 31
Views: 5621

Re: schiit saga

Looking at the pictures on their site, I only spotted a cheap Alps-looking thing... Maybe it's an old version then. Dunno.

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: AT95e cartridge with paratrace 95P stylus
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: AT95e cartridge with paratrace 95P stylus

Giving the context of your system, I think it's a good match. I'd rather have a Goldring from the 1000-series fitted to that Rega, a 1042 if funds allow. Having said that, the Paratrace AT95's a different animal altogether than the stock one. In passing, I've got the same RCM as you. I'm glad I inve...
by vincula
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 31
Views: 5621

Re: schiit saga

I imagine that upgrading that cheap volume pot would make quite a difference in both preamps. Something like a TKD with the same specs, for instance. Not really expensive and very high quality. It's at least as important as tube-rolling. I'd say it'll make a bigger difference.

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Chromecast Audio
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Google Chromecast Audio

I didn't know it had been discontinued. A real second-hand bargain for some then. Get one, try it, and give it as gift to someone in case you don't fancy it or decide to go for one of the big boys - I won't, since I am so happy with mine. Absolutely fuss-free set up and works a treat. Recommended. R...
by vincula
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus IIIi & PSX-R Upgrade Path Options - Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Cyrus IIIi & PSX-R Upgrade Path Options - Help Please

I have the very same combo hooked either to a pair of Spendor's SP3/1R or to my trusty old Celestion SL6's. I alternate them with a Naim combo. I have listened to lots of stuff and the performance of the Cyrus combo for the outlay's laughably good. You're gonna have to spend some real dosh to get so...
by vincula
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linn vs Lejonklou Amps
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Linn vs Lejonklou Amps

Exciting reading. Thanks for sharing!

I have listened to the new Lejonklou Gaio 2 phonostage and I must admit it's very very good. Haven't listened to anything else from the Swede.

I stick to my Cyrus and Naim :)

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

If you can move away from Cyrus and make a change Marantz made some cracking players that are now plentiful and relatively cheap. I have just picked up locally a Marantz CD 6006 for the meagre sum of 120 GBP. No remote (the seller couldn't find it). Otherwise, all original packaging and paperwork. ...
by vincula
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

Thanks for the tips folks. Food for thought. The quest goes on... I still got a few players under my bed though. The latest one a modded Sony CDP 750 with the famous TDA 1541 chip modified with new trafo, tubes, no filter no oversampling in a very Lampizator still. The result's a very natural and tr...
by vincula
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

Can a Cyrus DAD 3Q silver spinner still hold its own by today standards against newish offers?

There seem to be a bunch of those around for sale...

Regards,

Tomás
by vincula
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz. Sonorama label. Recommended
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Jazz. Sonorama label. Recommended

Hi there, I am currently listening to a fresh new copy of Lucky Thomson's Bop & Ballads, issued by Sonorama, a German label. http://www.sonorama.de/index.php?section=LUCKY_THOMPSON_Bop_and_Ballads I just wanted to recommend this label. I own most of their vinyl catalogue and it has never let me ...
by vincula
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

Seems like SE models have had a few issues. So cd7 or cd8 are the ones to look for then...

Thanks ;)

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

Well, here I am again. I have swapped the Naim CD5 to the LV along with a Naim 5 amp and Flatcap2. Cheap combo from a fellow colleague, so I couldn't resist. Missus is happy too, as she hates the "mix & match" approach. As she puts it "I'd rather see the same kind of ugliness all ...
by vincula
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotify - cheapest way to hear through my system
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: Spotify - cheapest way to hear through my system

Another vote for Google Chromecast Audio. Easy, cheap and amazing how much much I am discovering thanks to it. The only problem is that I am gonna need a new CD player :-*

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

A little update. I've ended up with a Naim CD5 cd player and can't be happier. I think it plays wonderfully with the Cyrus IIIi amplifier. Next step a PSX-R for the Cyrus. A little beef up ;D

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Regards,

Vincula
by vincula
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Re: What CD player to match my "new" Cyrus III?

yes vincula , can i recommend the marantz sa8005 . very good build , easily available and sounds excellent . extremely reliable and well known if you google it https://www.marantz.co.uk/uk/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?catid=hifi&subcatid=sacdcdplayer&productid=sa8005 Thanks for the hi...