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    following on from the best bargain of the year thread, whats your most treasured or lusted after bit of music or hifithat you have bought this year?

    for me, it has to be my vinyl copy of Roger Waters Amused To Death.

    waited for years til i could really afford or was brave enough to buy a copy.

    brilliant on cd, but sublime on vinyl.

    second place would be the recent ear 834p sigpurchase. wanted one for ages, and finally got a s/h mint example for a very nice price.



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    Got to say you are right about Amused to Death-his best yet.

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    The War of the Worlds [7-disc Collector's Edition] [CD+DVD] [Box set]
    "Music is the only religion that delivers the goods."

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    Just recieved an e-mail informing me that my 47Labs Shigaraki transport is badly backorderedAnd am I ever lusting after it!!!!!
    And if you play Defender, I can be your hyperspace.

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    Dithered for a few weeks before buying this (because it cost me £40), but glad that I did. Lovely artefact and lovely, lovely music.

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    Just this year ?


    BORED FUCKING SHITLESS !!!

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    Borats Baby wrote:
    Just this year ?

    for you rikki, anytime

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    Picked up a CD of this in the Oxfam music shop in Byres Road for 4 quid. I have had the vinyl version since the early 70s but although it looks in good nick it is a bit groove worn. It went to few parties and was played on Dansettes with John Deer agricultural implements for cartridges. Still plays ok but a bit crackley in places so a CD copy will help preserve it. The Byres Road Oxfam is a treasure trove btw. Loads of vinyl at sensible prices. Actually my album cover is in better nick than this one though.
    Cognito cognito ergo cognito sum

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    my valve amp for sure
    I spent all my money on booze, drugs, and women, the rest I squandered

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    The hifi is a commodity - not something I treasure, despite the pleasure it gives me. If it got nicked, I'd be dead happy to claim on the insurance and get similar stuff. The music is more meaningful, although similarly replaceable.

    My favourite buy of the year is probably Stephen Isserlis's Bach Cello Suites - I think it's the best around, and it's one of my favourite pieces. I think Julia Fischer's Violin Sonatas and Partitas may come close, but that's too recent a buy to tell!

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    hopefully i can answer this when I get my new amp... ;)
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    The one hifi item I treasure has just been sent off to Alex...my old Sugden A21.

    Music? Hard to say - probably Mahler 5/Barbirolli on vinyl (boxed).

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    I bought a box of classical albums of ebay - 50 in total but contained in there were some lovely mono LXT and Columbia editions which sound fantastic and have really opened my ears to the beauty of old mono recordings.

    Total cost of the box of records - £5, p+p £7, best £12 I've spent all year (and possibly ever, there really are some jewles in there and according to the price guide some of the monos could have fetched over £100 if she had sold listed the items).

    The plan for the next couple of months is to try and get a step-up transformer to have a play with which I'm hoping will be my next bargain , although I also have my eyes on another phono amp but a bit undecided at the moment.

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    Gromit wrote:
    The one hifi item I treasure has just been sent off to Alex...my old Sugden A21.

    Music? Hard to say - probably Mahler 5/Barbirolli on vinyl (boxed).
    was that on ebay..? - just saw one this week- but the auction got pulled...
    this sig is intentionally blank...

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    jkbmusic wrote:


    The War of the Worlds [7-disc Collector's Edition] [CD+DVD] [Box set]
    i want

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    A load of early '60s Alfred Brendel recordings of Beethoven sonatas (on Turnabout) in Oxfam for 49p each.

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    My vinyl collection is something I treasure, particularly the Hip Hop and Electro Funk 12" section which has taken many years to assemble, particularly giventhe fact that I will not buy recordsthat have writing on the label and have to be (at a minimum) graded EX. Mint or sealed is always preferrable.

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    AmDismal wrote:
    The hifi is a commodity - not something I treasure, despite the pleasure it gives me. If it got nicked, I'd be dead happy to claim on the insurance and get similar stuff. The music is more meaningful, although similarly replaceable.

    My favourite buy of the year is probably Stephen Isserlis's Bach Cello Suites - I think it's the best around, and it's one of my favourite pieces. I think Julia Fischer's Violin Sonatas and Partitas may come close, but that's too recent a buy to tell!

    Adam
    I used to think that my hi-fi was just a commodity but nowadays I am quietly proud of what I have put together (and saved for) something imo truly excellent at reproducing music which stands out from the run of the mill - similar to owning a nice sports car. So my amplifier upgrade I am very pleased with this year. And also the 2nd hand Nait 2 I have bought for the backroom is really good.

    In terms of music really enjoying Kill to Get Crimson by Mark Knopfler amongst others.

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    Most treasured record buy of the year has to be Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be-Bop on original UK 1982 Vinyl 12" £6, Raze - Break For Love original UK 12" 1988 vinyl 12" £4 and Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray original US issue 12" £7 all in fantastic condition.

    Now to the uninitiated Hip Hop Be-Bop is one of the all time classic Electro records, Break For Love is a House music icon in sound and Voodoo Ray for me should need no introduction. Records I should have bought first time round DOH!


    And to go with that a S/H Ekos2 and T-Kable which is my buy of the year fantastic arm.








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    Mr Cat wrote:
    Gromit wrote:
    The one hifi item I treasure has just been sent off to Alex...my old Sugden A21.

    Music? Hard to say - probably Mahler 5/Barbirolli on vinyl (boxed).
    was that on ebay..? - just saw one this week- but the auction got pulled...
    The amp or the Mahler?

    I've had the amp approx 5 years and the Mahler for something like 15 years (got it as a Christmas pressie off the missus).

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