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  2. Soundstage reviews Dutch&Dutch 8C with measurements! https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/1270-dutch-dutch-8c-active-loudspeakers Keith
  3. Just showed this to my missus, and she said, "nice fire" wwwhhhhaatttttt
  4. DomT

    The Biggest Change

    Totally agree with correct matching. I used to use ARC valve pre/power and it sounded good. But 8x6550 valves in Barcelona in summer was not a great experience! Music is so personal that there is no one right path.
  5. A beautiful looking system, for sure.
  6. I think you need to extend me an invite to hear this just to check that those enormous speakers are not over powering the structural integrity of the adjacent walls.
  7. Thanks, I have just given this a listen, a from me.
  8. I don't think the Lyngdorf looks bad really, and probably better in reality than some of the slightly unflattering photos: Lyngdorf's marketing department have a way to go to rival NAD's efforts for the M10 though, like this silliness: Interestingly the Lyngdorf seems to be cheaper than the NAD - £2000 vs £2200.
  9. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) Qobuz
  10. I really like my friend's Wilson Benesch but he matches them really well. I do prefer them to Harbeth and SF but that is simply about personal taste. Sometimes it takes living with something to make you realise the sound that is really for you.
  11. @DavidHB Great write up and very informative I look forward with green eyes to the following conclusions patience permitting.
  12. DomT

    The Biggest Change

    Hearing Wilson Benesch speakers for the first time. WB was really detailed compared to my SF Electa Amator 2. A compilation album really did sound like it was recorded in different studios which is how it should be. But I went back to a less revealing speaker with Harbeth SHL5 because detail doesn’t always equal more musical or enjoyable. The other piece of equipment was a Roberts Internet radio. It led to be buying an Auralic to further explore music that I don’t own.
  13. Leem

    New headphones

    Thanks, Yep I wasn't sure which of the others you were recommending 😉, thanks for the clarification
  14. Maybe two face will have it in his apartment, for the next batman movie!
  15. DomT

    New headphones

    It probably the way that I wrote it but I was trying to say how awesome sounding and comfortable the closed back Dan Clark’s are at c£900. That they are my second favourite behind the Meze is really saying something.
  16. As a recent convert to streaming, I recently bought an 851N after having it on home demo for a week and I absolutely love it. Replaces a Meridian G08, copied all my CD’s to a solid state drive on lossless and the cd’s are now in the loft, totally changed how I listen to music. To get the artwork using the above, you do have to place a JPG image in each album folder which is a slight niggle but not huge. Bizarrely you can’t leave directional buttons on the remote pressed down in the hope it will scroll, you have to single press each time so I use the wheel to scroll and Ok on the remote to confirm selection. Even weirder is that if you use a universal remote, it will only act on your selected command the first time you press it and ignore every subsequent press until you press something else. Spotify integration is excellent although since I went to premium and therefore higher bit rate, I don’t think it sounds as good! 🤪 All that aside, I wouldn’t go back, it’s a great piece of kit.
  17. What was the f*** me moment? The time when a piece of equipment made you sit up and realise that this was something that you had to have; that it made such a difference to your system that nothing else had made. I have two, one in my system and one in a friend's and funnily enough, both with amplifiers. The first, in my own, and a move from a Rega Brio to a Rega Elicit amplifier. What a shock that was and I still remember hearing the kick drum on 'Killing in the Name' for the first time when that amp completely gripped the Castle Avons I had, in a way that the Brio could not. It's a shame the only photo I could find of it was when I sold it! The next was taking my Lentek amplifier for my mate, RSand, to try in his system. The difference it made was enormous. Simply the largest single difference I have heard, speakers apart. He had Quad amps at the time but also had a modern Art valve amp and an Ayre phono stage, together a £9k investment. He sold the lot and bought a Lentek.
  18. Yes the JBL's are a modern day reworked design to add to my collection of 70's designs... B+W DM70's and Gale 401 Chrome.
  19. Little bumpy and price reduced. This would go nicely with Neil's Audion Can't think of anything I'd look at a swap with, because I'm trying to make some space and add to the hifi funds.
  20. Well as you may expect I do have a bit of gear including review items. Here we go: My new 211 powerhouse on a Hifi Racks table. And as an alternative flavour: With a stack of CD4T, dCS Bridge, AN DAC 4.1x, Pass XP22: Busy corner, AN E Silver Signatures (with external crossover), in for review Melco N100 and Plixir PSU, and just visible is the TT, and PSU for XP22. Oh and a few cables.... And finally the vinyl front end Voyd 0.5 Reference, SMV and AN Io II with step-up hidden beneath. And a few 'current favourites in the LP stack including a new direct cut from Henley Audio that sounds rather good. And finally a nice Allnic. This lot plays into a 27'x20' room which allows a bit of bass to develop
  21. Tech department: Not sure if we should make it black or grey. Nobody seems to know what sells best. Marketing department: Hold my beer.
  22. Nah, it just means they've increased their margins on it by 100%.
  23. Yet it is being advertised as a lifestyle product, so someone loves it!
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  25. Cor blimey, that is one ugly bit of kit!
  26. ... But did they enjoy themselves? There's no point living to 108 and being miserable. I'd rather live to 78 and enjoy my food. And I say that at the age of 64 with 78 not seeming to be that far off! Having said that, I have successfully lost weight by intermittent fasting and intend to maintain a fairly healthy weight by continuing to do so.
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