I live in Strathroy, Ontario. Always happy to talk about music and electronics and get together with others.
Kevin - Thanks for responding. I'm actually in the Masonville area in NW London so we're not far apart. You don't have a systems description but it sounds from your threads that you've taken quite a different approach with your equipment than I have, which would make for some interesting comparisons. Let's see if we can get a few more locals to join in and then get together.
I'm in the north end near the university. I have a friend in the south end who is also an audio nut.
JA Michell Orbe SE, Origin Live arm, Dynavector cartridge and EAR 324 phono;
Joule Electra pre and Berning ZH-270 amp;
Peak Consult Incognito X loudspeakers;
I thought all the audiophiles in London had either died or sold their systems to buy plasma screens.
Glad to hear there is still a few of us left that have not fallen curse to the HT monster. Sure, i dig movies like the next guy, but I just can't get too excited about the Tallis Scholars through a Technics receiver. Not hi-fi-snobbery, just a passion for great music through a system that can actually make you " feel " the music, unfortunately, there seems to be a rather pricey admission fee for all of this, yet, it gives me back much more than I paid for it all.
Greetings, I see the last post on this thread is over a year old, I hope somone is still checking.
I am 53 and have been into audio as long as I can remember, probably early teens. I am from London, and now live about 45 minuts N/W of the city.
I have a dedicated 2 ch system which consists of;
Krell T-20 transport
Krell Reference 64 dac
Pass Labs X0.2 pre
two Threshold T-400 amps. (upgraded to stasis 8)
Duntec C-5000 (princess) speakers
PS Audio P1000 line conditioner
Interconnects are MIT mi350(balanced)
Speaker cable- MIT mh 770 non biwire
Power cords are MIT oracle ac 1 on source and pre JPS Labs on amps.
In the same stand is a 5.1 system which consists of;
Classe' dvd/cd 1
Classe' SSP-30 mkII pre/pro
Moon Aurora 5-ch. amp.
MIT z-center line conditioner
Speakers are Von Schweikert vr 2 on front vr 1 for rears and Von Schweikert center channel.
Speaker cables are MIT mh 750
interconnects are mit (rca)
I also have a small collection (six) of Nakamichi tape decks; cr3a cr7a zx9 dragon rx505 Lx5. I don't use these too much, except the cr3a somtimes, the others are just to be admired.
Primarily I like to listen to new age/instramentle and celtic music. My favourate artist is Loreena Mckennitt, she is world renowned, and is from Stratford Ontario,and I think she still lives there. If you are not familiar with her, check out her music and vids on you-tube.
I have a gallery on Canuck Audio Mart under the user name; dfrost. Some of the pics need to be updated as system has changed alot since they were posted.
Happy listening to all, best regards to all London audiophiles.
Not too many of us left -sign of the times and the state of the industry I suppose. I'm still here in the north end of London, at least for the time being. I listen to some classical, some 70's rock, some blues, but mostly 50's and 60's small group jazz, and primarily on the turntable. Over the years my system (see above post) has been tailored to give me the most realistic and "live" sound I can acheive with the last mentioned genre.
I am 1hr NW of London and have a couple friends in Brantford(Krell KSA250,Bryston SP1.7,9bsst,Legacy Classic,Paradigm studio 20) and Cambridge(Pass Labs,Martin Logan,JL)and I use
Krell SACD Standard,HTS 7.1,FPB 700cx,Raysonic CD128,DIY speakers with ATC mids,Volt lows,SS hi's.
Would love to chat,meet(group or one on one)
I have maybe talked to a few of you in the past and if so ""Hello again(Mike-DV60)""
We are a small bunch and it is good to meet you.
Look foreward to hearing from you.