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    See Steve's own FS thread here - http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?132769-Bits-and-Bobs-for-our-Laos-charity-emergency-fund&p=2292226#post2292226 I'd like to help raise funds for this. I have a shelf of spare amps - all sales made by the end of this week will be donated to Steve sazeracrye's charity efforts .... Restek Challenger integrated amp - 130wpc - £350 plus postage Kenwood 3020SE integrated amp - 30wpc - £60 plus postage (input selector sometimes needs a wiggle to get it to connect) Inca Tech Claymore mk1 - 50wpc - £200 plus postage Yarland FV34ciii 12wpc integrated el84 amp with JJ power tubes - £200 plus postage All VGC, all sound great! Pickup from Glos GL17 also fine.
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    I have to say that, for me, this is a wonderful album...
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    The two go hand in hand, along with a huge dollop of willful ignorance.
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    Well have bought a TD-W9980 for £60 and now I am not able to offer any feedback as I cannot get this unit to connect ot BT Infinity . I am not by any means a really technical person but I am usually able to follow the setting up of devises like Raspberry Pi etc. Tried this last night and it just would not connect . Thinking that tonight I will connect it to the BT hub via a wan line and see if I can update the firmware to current then see if this helps . If any one has done the setting up of this router as a direct replacement for BT Hub 5 then please could you offer any advice you have. I promise that once this is done will give feedback on how the router works and functions compared to the BT Hub .
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    Amazon USB cable £5.21 for 1.8 meters. Performs EXACTLY the same function. It's not about affording it. it's about not being taken for a mug by some shark.
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    Another pointless cable thread, does no one ever learn? Light bulb time! How many Forum members does it take to change a light bulb 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb". Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp". 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct. 19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb forum. 11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum. 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty. 5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and their own light bulbs. 7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs. 4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's. 13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too". 5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy. 4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?". 13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs". 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that Julia or Tony aren't the brightest bulb. 4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 1 moderator to lock the light bulb thread. 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now.
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    I believe the 'watercolour' or 'painterly' references are from a few very picky bloggers who refer to a slightly swirly look on RAW files where there is some noise already (e.g. High ISO pics) and is put down to the Xtrans sensor. If you sharpen in LRoom it's there if you are heavy with the sharpening and then pixel peep, but it's hardly noticeable unless you are inclined to do that sort of micro checking. Also I have experimented with Xtrans files - the swirly look disappears if you use the detail rather than sharpening slider or, as I do run the raw adjustments in Photoshop and/or Noise Ninja - other programmes available. The latest version of LR almost completely resolves this issue IMO. And all the above is irrelevant if you shoot Jpegs only, which you do, so I probably wasted my words here
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    ^^ what do you think Oz, you have been trying to get into Mogwai, is this doing it for you? First spin of this brilliant debut by Julien Baker, through blind luck I snagged a copy on vinyl from Amazon. In a world seemingly flooded with young singer/songwriters all with something to say Julien is a cut above. Beautiful deep & dark songs with aching lyrics. I am rather blown away on first listen
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    We can all suggest speakers we like, but it's pointless really. To the OP: As before, go and listen to as many alternatives as possible. Then post about the systems you like, and we can start making suggestions. There are literally millions of new and used speakers available, and without some hints, all we're going to be doing is telling you what we like. Many of which you will hate.
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    FiiO D3 for £22 here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiio-D03K-Digital-to-Analog-Audio-Decoder-Converter-Optical-Coaxial-Component-/322072723553?hash=item4afd07c061:g:b-UAAOSwT5tWLqBR Has to be worth it for that! If what you're using it for has a USB out; that'll also power the D3! If not, then just a simple power adapter from Amazon will work fine