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    Supertramp - Breakfast in America SACD ripped to DoP My last evening with GLB's Ayre DAC, trying a couple of favourites.
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    What has happened? I remember a world where everyone aspired to getting on the ladder of maybe some Kef Coda's and a Dual TT. Get the most you could afford out of your music. Now, the world simply seems full of w*nk Fi - audio aimed at either impressing on a visual scale, impressing the wife, or being clearly very expensive. A change in priorities? From enjoying the real thing to having a w*nk whilst looking at a pic of Kendall Jenner?
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    Rarely available and sought after JBL 5000Ti NOW SOLD Custom Mercedes silver automotive paint finish with cobalt blue outside insert strip. Sound superb and look fabulous. A couple of small cosmetic scuffs to paintwork on lower front panel and a larger scuff area on side panel, both on the left speaker. No effect whatsoever on speaker performance and barely noticeable but they are there and are shown in pics. All drive units, surrounds and crossovers in great condition as are the cabinets bar scuffs mentioned. Genuine audiophile level floor-standing speakers. 4 driver 3-way rear ported design featuring JBL's finest and most sophisticated drive units of the time featuring massive magnet assemblies and high quality crossovers in an incredibly heavy and massively constructed sandwich panelled inert trapezoidal enclosure. These should not be confused at all with JBL's standard speaker lines. These were JBL's top of line domestic hi-end floor standing speakers of the time and very expensive. Specifications Type: 3 way, 4 driver loudspeaker system Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20kHz Recommended Amplifier: 300W (maximum) Crossover Frequency: 300, 3000Hz Impedance: 6Ω Sensitivity: 91dB Bass: 1 x 300mm aquaplas cone Midrange: 2 x 130mm polypropylene cone Tweeter: 1 x 25mm titanium dome Enclosure: 90 litre, bass reflex Dimensions: 480 x 1147 x 380mm Weight: 58kg Year: 1994 These deliver outstanding across the board coherence and resolution with superb deep, powerful and extended bass with fantastic control. The use of a dedicated mid-range driver with separate mid-bass coupler assures superb midrange clarity and resolution with seamless mid to bass integration and the Ti titanium tweeter offers very good speed and natural detail and clarity without harshness. They offer a very musical, rich, dynamic and powerful presentation with genuine scale and warmth without compromising high resolution. There is lots of info on these online that will confirm the quality and performance they offer. See reviews at: http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/jbl/ti5000.html And there are more details on the design available here: http://www.thevintageknob.org/jbl-Ti5000.html They can be used with relatively low powered amps given their sensitivity and nominal impedance BUT they really do benefit and work best with beefy amps with real drive and current delivery capabilities that take advantage of and can take a grip of the massive power handling and dynamic capabilities these speakers offer. I can demonstrate the speakers working. I do not have any of the original boxes or cartons for these and they are incredibly heavy and a two person lift per speaker. THEY ARE THEREFORE ONLY FOR COLLECTION FROM LONDON SW12 AND PLEASE BEAR THIS IN MIND IF CONSIDERING BUYING They would fit in a standard estate or family hatchback with the rear seats down I imagine but check dimensions. NOTE - THE POST IS FOR ONLY THE PAIR OF JBL 5000Ti SPEAKERS. NO OTHER EQUIPMENT OR CABLES SHOWN IN THE PICS ARE PART OF THE SALE. I'm selling as part of a clear out of my private collection of high quality audio equipment I've gathered over a period of decades. Just don't have space or time to use or listen to everything.
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    This one is Santos Rosewood and gets some nice comments.
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    I am getting Santos Rosewood, no fluting. I like rosewood since my classical guitar has a beautiful Indian rosewood back. I figured it might be more musical. There's that expectation bias. The precise build and ease of assembly, especially the top-plate fitting that you mention was also talked about by the dealer. Since my black ash Linn plinth is about 30 years old, the dealer said there is a good chance it might not be perfectly square and flat. Also, the glue holding it together may have weakened over the decades. I figure a new plinth every three decades is a good replacement schedule. We are scheduled to do the rebuild on October 19. I'll post some plinth porn.
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    Robin Trower. Portfolio. ( Compilation )
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    [2000] Porcupine Tree - Recordings [flac]
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    [1996] Mike Oldfield ‎– Voyager [CD]
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    The Who - Tommy SHM SACD ripped to DoP
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    On this date in 1939, Chamberlain declared war on Germany. Broadcast at 11.15am he would have just finished the whole "I am speaking to you from the cabinet room at 10 Downing Street....".
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    Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking SHM SACD ripped to DoP
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    Sadly not. I do have an original vinyl of it, which has been well played. IIRC it starts with “We’re going to do Pictures at an exhibition”.
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    I think it's three things: 1. the size of 'good enough' audio products has shrunk dramatically. Most non hifi people just want something that makes a decent noise without taking up too much space and don't really give a faff about high sound quality. Back in the 1970s (please correct me if I'm wrong about this as I wasn't around then) I guess the only way to achieve 'good enough' sound was through a hifi system with boxy amps and speakers. Now you can achieve 'good enough' with an iPhone and headphones, or a single Bluetooth or wireless speaker that looks nothing like a 'hi fi' so there's no gateway drug. 2. People generally have less space because houses are now so faffing expensive. 3. 'Millennials' tend to invest in experiences, not consumer durables like expensive audio gear, so there are few younger people starting out on the hifi ladder.
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    Cars at the Guggenheim, Bilbao. Guggenheim car park by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE4*, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 24-105L, 1/640sec @ f7.1, ISO400 raw. PP in ACR.
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    Another from my time in the Tate. I wish I found the exhibits as interesting as the building! Stairs, Tate Modern, London. by Rick Francis, on Flickr
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    They're gorgeous! Local lad! I'm in Portchester, my workshop is in Segensworth/Whitely
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    An absolute joy to see this afternoon: Female Kingfisher by Keith M, on Flickr
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    In the Picos de Europa Cloud over red roof by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB BPE4*, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 70-200L f4 IS, 1/1600s @ f10, ISO200 raw. PP in ACR.
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    As much the brilliance of what goes with the music as the music itself:
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    Common Tern by Keith M, on Flickr
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    Release date of 26th July for this new solo LP from trombonist Vin Gordon, one of the original Studio One session musicians and composer of one the greatest reggae rhythms "Heavenless" in 1968. Recorded old school analogue style by Al Breadwinner at the Bakery Studios in Manchester and if it's as good as Nat Birchall's "Sounds Almighty" from the same studio last year it'll be a monster.
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    On this day in 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed.
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    Display by APM Photography, on Flickr
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    Wicker airplane by Baz, on Flickr
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    Really pleased that you like your new old Krell . In my opionion this first range were the best sounding and real stars for Krell after this I think they lost their way a little and started to produce pseudo Class A units which never sounded the same. I am still very confused how anyone would describe your amplifier as cold or analytical and the same goes for my little brother Krell KSA50 . As you say they sing and provide a real drive and bounce to music that is very enjoyable . I am also often surprised at how they deal with delicate music offering a real feeling of being there when things are subtle and then powering through when the music needs that .
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    They look more like Royd (a)bats to me...
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    1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon. And thus began modern football.
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    @Jules_S in case you feel the urge to check out any albums I post in the WYLTRN thread, I feel obliged to warn you that they are generally nothing like the above album!
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    Maybe for the older crowd, it could be called the Linn WTF (Wireless Transmission Frequencies). 😌
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    With the advent of Forums, I just prefer to argue about it.
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    Pretty much nailed it "I can't understand why everyone else doesn't partake in my niche hobby where individual items cost several thousand pounds?!" It's only music at the end of the day and while everyone would agree it plays a big part in their life it doesn't necessarily mean they want to sit in a dark room listening to king crimson with their eyes closed for 700 minutes
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    @Blackmetalboon Can you please put aggers out of his misery.
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    On this day about 35 years ago, I was having no difficulty whatsoever in explaining basic physics terms to students in their first Master's year. Just saying.