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My system in early 2003



My system in early 2003

Back to the days when I had money to burn I decided to try and improve my old system of non descript speakers, Akai Turntable and Sansui amplifier. Here we have Rega P3/Elys, Arcam Alpha 8R & Alpha 8P bi-amping Eltax Liberty 5+speakers. CD player was Arcam Alpha 7 with CD82 upgrade, the other CD player is a Sony as is the cassette deck, the designations both of which escape me at the moment. Interconnects were probably either Quinex 1's or 2's, speaker leads were Gale and thick enough to weld with very probably. The Sansui AUD22 amplifier is sitting unused in this shot and would have later been "leant" to a friend who may still have it I suppose. The sound of this system blew me away at the time and probably caused great annoyance to my neighbours. Funnily enough, using the twin outputs of the CD player, and 2 different sets of interconnects, it was actually possible to hear differences between them, something that my current system fails to do.....perhaps I was just imagining it.