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Offline the matching mole

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New member 'the matching mole'
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:31:56 AM »
Greetings, fellow enthusiasts. How nice of you to let me join. What brought me here was research about PI Audio’s power conditioners.

I've been actively building a serious system since 2000 or so, but have been obsessed with high-fidelity sound since I was ten years old. I do primarily two-channel, digital, and analog. I dabble in home theater and head-fi.

I have eight record-playing devices in varying states of repair. I enjoy mechanical idler-wheel drive turntables. My primary tables are a cream grease-bearing Garrard 301 with two tonearms and a Thorens TD124 just refurbished by Gregory Metz. I also use a Technics SL-1200MK2 for fun.

Current amplifiers are a 1977 McIntosh MC2505 and a pair of MC30s. Preamplifiers are a McIntosh C28 and a Schiit SYS for fun. Speakers are Spatial M4 Triode Masters.

I have had a voracious musical appetite since I bought my first LP in 1976. I listen to at least three new albums per week. I have been obsessed with playback fidelity for as long as I can remember. For six years in the 1980s and 1990s I was active in college radio, managing the stations, promoting local acts, interviewing musicians, and so on.

I have never been without a record player in my life. I have just finished a year-long-project to get several vintage components refurbished. My favorite sound systems are those that let me hear the human aspect of the recording, even if the instruments are electronic.
"He was starving in some deep mystery, like a man who is sure what is true." -- Leonard Cohen

Offline dflee

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 08:03:43 AM »
Welcome to AN MM.
Good place to stake a claim.
Good people and I also stalked Dave (until he got the restraining order).
PI's got some exceptional stuff and Dave is always thinking.
Enjoy yourself and enlighten us and post what your listening to right now.

"Enjoy pleasure, not because it is fleeting, but because it exists at all." Sacrament, Clive Barker.

Offline P.I.

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 09:47:57 AM »
Good to see you here.  Welcome to laid back Audioville   :thumb:
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Offline tmazz

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 11:27:41 AM »
Welcome Aboard MM!

Please keep us up to date on your new music finds in the "What are you listening to right now?" thread.

We (OK, at least I) love to explore and share thoughts new musical finds.
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• McIntosh MC 275
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Soundsmith Carmen Mk II ES
• Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 DAC/Rasp Pi Roon Endpoint
• DigiBuss/TWL PC&USB/MIT Cables

Offline Triode Pete

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 03:14:51 PM »

Have fun & enjoy,
WT Reference/Lyra Titan i
Vinnie Rossi Signature L2 Preamp, w/ DAC & phono stage
Innuos Statement Server
BorderPatrol P20 EXD w/EXS PS
Klipschorns - Volti hot-rodded
TWL Loom!

Offline Nick B

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 08:30:53 PM »
Glad to have you here! Interesting choices of equipment. I like it!
Nick B
Van Alstine SET 120 Control Amp
Supratek Chardonnay preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Audio Envy cables
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

Offline Guy 13

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Re: New member 'the matching mole'
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 05:14:09 PM »
Welcome TMM.
I'm also new here and so far so good.

Guy 13
Grace Digital Mondo RIT
Cambridge Mini sub 2.1
Schiit Fulla 2 DAC
Schiit SYS PCC
Sony Passive Bookshelf speakers
Lot more stuff on storage
prior to moving back to Canada.