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    Default Greetings from The Netherlands!

    Wow, it's really nice to see that there is a forum for kindred spirits, all talking about their favorite speaker brand! I really enjoy reading and learning about my kit and seeing other setups. So, here we go!

    I'm Lionel, a youngster (I'd like to think, at 35) in the audiophile world. Having a dad with the same virus kickstarted the hobby years ago with bits of his old kit. In the last two years things got a bit out of hand...

    My current setup is built - source first - with a Linn Basik turntable with an Akito arm and Audio Technica VM740ML cartridge; Tisbury Audio Domino phono pre-amp, Naim UnitiQute (V1) as pre-amp and streamer, Naim NAP100 power amp and ML Clarity speakers. Interlinks are made to order in silver, speaker and power cable by Supra.

    The Clarities have replaced dads' old Quad ESL57's, which were still good but really needing a loving refit. According to the national specialist the old Quads are a bit like a classic car: quite nice to have fun with your mates with, but not for daily commutes. So the search for a replacement started and loving the character of ESL speakers, I found a demo pair of ML's. And I'm having a blast with 'm! The hybrid solution eliminates the absence of bass while keeping the airy character, which is really nice. And looking a bit more modern as extra! Only thing is; the old Quads were a lot bigger, so the room looks a bit empty now...

    But the upgrade virus is always lurking. What do you guys think should be next? Pre/power amp upgrade maybe?

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    Lionel. welcome !

    I love your enthusiasm !!

    in so far as upgrades....... if you can bring your speakers out a little further into the room. After that start saving your $$ in order to start climbing the 'Logan Ladder' ! for now though set back and enjoy your kit !!
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    Lionel. welcome !

    I love your enthusiasm !!

    in so far as upgrades....... if you can bring your speakers out a little further into the room. After that start saving your $$ in order to start climbing the 'Logan Ladder' ! for now though set back and enjoy your kit !!
    Hi Dave! Thanks! I have to say there has been a lot of fiddling around with speaker placement, I now have about 90 centimeters (3 feet in the queens') behind them.
    Next on the 'to do list' is room correction, have acquired the UMIK measuring mic. Something to do this weekend!

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