Alan Willby

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The direction this thread has taken convinces me more than ever that I will never have a streamer as my primary source - just too many...

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Re: NDX2
It's interesting that Naim seem to have got the NDX2 up to a very similar level to the NDS, from what the article says, given it has a...

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If you look at their map of who is tuned in then it amounts to only thousands not millions - assuming it is accurate. For me it is at...

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Me too. Great music - and I get the FLAC stream on my Squeezebox with the add-in so sound quality is good as well.

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Use some stylus cleaner on the arm support - the surface of the bit that descends. Should stop it sliding so much. Works 90% on my Rega...

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I'd look to change the cartridge and see if that meets your requirements. I have a Roksan Xerxes with a modified RB250 arm with, until...

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XPSDR was obviously better than the non DR from the first moment when I changed it on my CDX2 a few years back. It took me by surprise...

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Re: 252.
Great to have a post singing the praises of the 252 that hasn't been taken over by the 282/552 brigade. I think it is a sublime preamp...

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He was just the greatest. Everything he released was absolutely top notch. Simple, catchy and wonderfully arranged songs that always...

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Hi Claus No I do not think so - the Logitech Server is required to be installed and running - though oddly radio will often continue...

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As it is around 6 times the price (new) of a 250 it would be surprising if it was not significantly better. However I am not sure why...

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I agree. I have recently, over the last 6 or so months, installed 3 second hand PL's onto my SCDR, XPSDR and 250DR - replacing standard...

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On a slightly different point - and something I have always wondered about. Where do the Burndy cables sit in all this 'loom'...

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I upgraded a couple of years back and was amazed at the difference on my CDX2. Depends on what you are after but for me the increased...

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Kef Reference 1's don't often get a mention on the forum but you owe it to yourself to have a listen to them. I have owned a pair since...

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I have used Discogs a couple of times and have been pleasantly surprised with the quality. I am lucky to live fairly near to a very good...

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And the cost when you find it. A lot of new issues are in the £20-£25 range (or more for doubles) and box sets verge on the edge of rip...

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Goldring 1042 would be a great buy. I have used one for years in both SME and Rega arms and have always been very happy. Just upgraded...

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I'm really glad this thread came up. I had been thinking for some time about a replacement for my ageing Goldring 1042. Saw the...

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My love of music started in the early 60's with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc. I remember being allowed to sit up to see the Beatles...

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Clapton Unplugged and 24 Hours - great live ambience and loads of fine detail Tori Amos Under the Pink - great vocals and piano Crash...

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I recently went from iSupply to NAPSC on the HL and the improvement was only modest. To be fair I only use 'phones occasionally and I...

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The 3's were something I resisted listening to even though they were sitting ready to go in the demo room. Just too large for where I...

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I have Reference 1's. They float my boat! About 4 months into ownership and they continue to amaze. I had owned PMC GB1i's since 2008...

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My only real experience of a DR upgrade was when I traded in my XPS2 for an XPSDR (on my CDX2) and I was amazed at the difference. A few...

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I do not agree. I went from 1 to 2 HC's (non DR) and found it to be very worthwhile for what it cost (similar to a mid price...

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My Reference 1's have been running in for about 4 months now - nice clean sound matched by a clean look (I think). They are toe'd in...

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I would agree - I did change recently from NAC5 (after 8 years of use) to Chord Epic Reference as part of a speaker upgrade (PMC GB1i to...

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Yes - I am going to get some today though I am having trouble sourcing the recommended Littel Fuse components. I hope my problem is less...

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Thanks Richard. I am sure it was not a loose connection as I had not touched the unit - until taking it out to investigate and I was...

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Massimo I added a 2nd HC (non DR) to my 282 when I had it and thought it to be worthwhile (contrary to general opinion) - to my ears it...

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I've upgraded to XPSDR, SCDR and 250DR over the last couple of years. Really pleased with them all. Biggest surprise was the XPS - the...

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I'm there. Kef Reference 1's, Chord Epic Reference speaker cables and a Power Line on the Supercap DR (actually - must update my...

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I have just installed 3Nr MS HD Power Unswitched double sockets to my new dedicated mains supply. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what...
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