My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.

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My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.
« on: 4 Feb 2019, 02:50 am »
Age 16; devoured HiFI News & Record Review for months then spent all my savings and bought a Connoisseur BD1 turntable, SME 3009 S2 imp arm, Shure V15 III cartridge all mounted in a Howland West plinth and feeding a Sugden A21 amp. With no cash, left initially used Wharfedale Isodynamic headphones. KEF Reference 104 speakers followed and then my first "upgrade" to Quad 33/303 amplification which sounded worse! Even though everyone knew turntables didn't matter as long as they went round at the right speed perhaps a Garrard 401 or that cool suspended Thorens TD125 would make my system sound more like live music?
Then it happened. The new Linn Sondek LP12 turntable £77 with plinth and SME cut armboard advertised in Hifi News and stocked by Griffin Audio in Brum. Sounded better but I missed the Sugden Class A amp.  Then lightning struck again. Derek Whittington opened Sound Advice in Moseley. He set up my LP12 properly, replaced the Quads with Naim NAC12/NAP110 and my 40+ year Linn / Naim journey had begun.

This week I will travel to Loughborough to buy a WTL Versalex from Derek Whittington.     
     

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Re: My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.
« Reply #1 on: 4 Feb 2019, 03:31 am »
Welcome Steve you are in the right way :thumb:

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« Reply #2 on: 4 Feb 2019, 03:34 am »
Welcome!

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Re: My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.
« Reply #3 on: 4 Feb 2019, 04:47 am »
Welcome to AC, Steve.

I see you have a healthy addiction to audio. Keep up the good work.  :thumb:

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Re: My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.
« Reply #4 on: 4 Feb 2019, 07:21 am »
Greetings & Welcome to AC MT   :thumb: 

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« Reply #5 on: 4 Feb 2019, 02:30 pm »
Welcome to AudioCircle MyTruth

G.Michael

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« Reply #6 on: 4 Feb 2019, 07:10 pm »
Hi Steve,

I'm sure you can quit vinyl any time you want--after you get your Versalex!   :D :D.  I went to the WTL website... that's one good looking turntable. 

Welcome to AC!

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« Reply #7 on: 4 Feb 2019, 08:53 pm »
Welcome Steve, you're way ahead of me when I was 16 ....... Congrats !

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« Reply #8 on: 5 Feb 2019, 03:43 am »
Hi Steve,
I just joined yesterday. Also a vinyl fan, but recently enjoying Tidal streaming!

Best, Dave

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Re: My names Steve and i'm a vinyl addict.
« Reply #9 on: 5 Feb 2019, 07:32 pm »
Commitment, I love it. Welcome.