What's British in your system?

Discussion in 'British Audio' started by Bigerik, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. MiamiEd

    MiamiEd New Member

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    Here are my British items:

    Target stand
    Linn LP12 1970's version
    Spendor S3/5
    Spendor LS3/5a 11 ohm version
    Celestion 3

    I use the S/3/5's with my venerable Marantz 8B triode strapped. This configuration has graced my living room for more than 15 years. It provides a romantic, yet detailed window into the music with no fatigue.

    Upstairs I am using the recently acquired LS3/5 with a Dennis Had Inspire single ended triode amp, which puts out between 2.5 and 8 watts, depending on the output tubes used. This is another very listenable system. The LS3/5a's acquit themselves very well despite their low sensitivity in my 8 by 10 foot room.

    My Celestion 3's are used in whatever other configuration I might be putting together with my other amps.

    Ed
     
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  2. Badtone

    Badtone AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    KEF Reference 4.2
    Until recently a Rega Planar 3 (2000 model), now my backup

    And 3 Marshall guitar amps, but that's another topic...
     
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  3. Arsenal3

    Arsenal3 Member

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    Linn LP12.
    Linn DMS Isobariks
    Cambridge Audio CD.
    Arcam DV137 DVD/CD player.
    Audio Innovations Valve/tube Power Amp?
    DNM Pre Amp and Power Supply.
    Celestion Ditton 33
    Impulse H1 Loudspeakers.
     
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  4. Arsenal3

    Arsenal3 Member

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    Oops forgot to mention.
    Quad vena's x2.
    Quad 909 power amp
    Quad FM3.
     
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  5. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just added some KEF LS50s.
     
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  6. Tbomb25

    Tbomb25 Active Member

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    Location:
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    QED Silver Anniversary XT
    QED XT40
    Wharfedale Diamond 8.1
    Q Acoustics 3020i
    Wharfedale D320(the new blood)
     
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  7. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've got the same turntable and speakers :)

    Enjoy!
     
  8. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Miami Beach
    The Tardis on my turntable clamp. I got it at the BBC in London.
     
  9. Arsenal3

    Arsenal3 Member

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    Exterminate.....:jump:
     
  10. Lossless

    Lossless Active Member

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    Location:
    Wild Wonderful WV
    My British audio equipment includes Bowers&Wilkins DM640i speakers, Meridian Explorer 2 MQA DAC. That's all. Everything else is Japanese and Chinese made.<----which is not a bad thing.
     
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  11. robbiesd

    robbiesd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga area
    Beard P-100 amp
    Musical Fidelity A308cr preamp
    Mission 774 original tonearm
    Monitor Audio Studio 60 speakers
     
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  12. Hawkeye83

    Hawkeye83 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Recently added some Tannoy Arden speakers...they are great!
     
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  13. Tbone289

    Tbone289 Schiit/Creek Subscriber

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    NAD 114
    NAD C 370
    Wharfedale Denton 80
     
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  14. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

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    Just made a switch from B&W to ATC and picked up a pair of SCM11 v2 speakers to pair with my Musical Fidelity A5 Int Amp

    These are powerfully resolving speakers - in a good way. I'll agree with other comments I've read; not bright but straight forward 'honest' - everything is revealed. Every texture of every note and harmonic can be heard. I kept saying to myself "wow - never heard that before".

    I spent the first portion of listening with no subwoofer and was impressed as other reviews noted that the bass down to 50Hz is taut, controlled, and clear - but there isn't much extension. below that.

    With the sub on the soundstage became more expansive, anchored and balanced; the overall presentation of the music was much better. More "wow".

    You know how in some complex and layered music you can hear certain lines of instruments when there is a bit of space, but that sometimes they can get mixed (and lost) when all the other layers come together? The SCM11v2 makes it easy to follow any layer any time, all the time; or if you want let the layers mix together - you, the listener can decide.

    If the track mix is dull, or bright, or narrow - that's exactly what you're gonna hear. If it's spacious, well mixed, balanced - the sonic result is startling.
     

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