Just made me self a nice cup of Rosie Lee and read this from front to back. Great taste, superb kit and very interesting reading.
Thanks guys for the compliments, glad you liked the thread, been meaning to update it properly as for some reason imageshack changed lots of links and they are broken even though the images are actually still there!
Currently no major changes yet as I started a new job last month and hardly had a moment since.
With the Tannoy power amp, well the fault on it tripping its left channel was fixed fairly quickly and easily by a pro and that worked great, well for half a day where it now trips both channels but in a different way, it might not be an easy fix now which is a real shame as I know this amp and its a stunner that will give most a run for the money, was Bryston money back in the 80's! but I might be flogging a dead horse here, worth a try though...
I have plans to build some acoustic room treatment but also integrate it into panels around the screen so it is on a dark background too, still working on the ideas front for it as I don't want to turn this little room into a bat cave but I want to treat the room more and darken the viewing area, ultimately this is a compromise but not having a dedicated room then its the price I pay.
I am constantly thinking of replacing my processor but I constantly struggle to find a suitable replacement, the ones that are great are outside my budget and the ones inside my budget don't have the specs I want/need, the closest is the Marantz AV8801 but it has a few limitations I'm not keen on but certainly descent sound thanks to all the AVF members reviews but I am cautious just now of a big spend on that side with HDMI going through another rebirth and things on that side so perhaps the AV9 (which I still enjoy) must stay a bit longer, it has lasted me well since the original expense, well done Arcam!
Oh, only extra little purchase is the brilliant new CalDigit Thunderbolt port for my MacBook Air, expensive little port box but first time I have had USB3 hubs function perfectly with power management, well done CalDigit!