Hi to ALL at AudioCircle,
I'm Steve from the United Kingdom. Thank you for letting me join your community.
I have been interested in music playback since childhood, I grew up with older siblings who were into
Bands such as Atomic Rooster, Jimi Hendrix, Groundhogs and other various rock/blues groups. The music
was played on a wind up gramophone player, usually out in the back garden by my older siblings on days that
were warm and sunny, generally a party atmosphere. I'm talking about 1965/66 as a 5 or 6 year old.
Up until 25 yrs ago I actually never had hifi, only Walkman or transistor radio. When I stopped travelling around various parts of the world through work I bought my first setup, some of which I still have and play to this day 25 yrs later.
I'm not a box swapper, I tend to buy kit 2nd hand kit and generally keep hold of it for a long time, luckily
for me I have been very satisfied with my audio purchases. Although I am English and reside in England I
have various North American/Canadian manufactured pieces of equipment. My setup comprises of the
Paradigm Floorstanders 7 SE MK 3
Nola Boxer MK 1
Cyrus CD XT Signature CD Transport
Arcam Alpha 8 ( used for preamp duties)
Cyrus 82 DAC Qx Integrated amp
2 X Monarch Audio SM 70 MK 1 Power Amps in Bridged Mono configuration
All the cabling is UK stuff apart from the MIT Shotgun 75 Ohm Digital cable for CD Transport.
Marantz CD 63 MK 2 Ki Edition CD Player
All my speakers are mounted on American White Oak which I scourced and made myself.
Thank you for letting me join the AudioCircle community.