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  1. [1994] Pink Floyd - The Division Bell [2016 remastered/reissued 2 x 180g LPs]
    5 points
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  3. That is not a fair statement towards Phobic. Both you and Phobic are significant contributors to the Linn Club, and valued for your posts , making this a far more interesting forum. Phobic is taking an honest and objective approach to push the envelope, discovering ways to get the best possible sound quality out of his Linn system. He is not afraid to try new things, make mistakes and learn from them, and most importantly, share his journey with us, so we can learn. I can also see the heart, soul and unbridled enthusiasm he puts into discovering new things about his HiFi journey.
    5 points
  4. Sadly I'm going to have to let my custom 1210 build go (built by myself, I have "form" for this sort of stuff). Unfortunately my income has taken a severe hit since March and the sale of this will keep the wolf from the door for another month. The deck was built back in June and has been used only a few times since (hence being the first thing to go!) Spec is as follows Rega RB202 rewired by Johnnie at Audio Origami (cartridge not included!) Master Sounds Rega arm board Powder coated plinth in gloss white (very nice job too. Please note the black platter has been replace
    4 points
  5. My father was a keen self-taught musician and played the piano regularly, mostly Bach. We had a Bechstein grand at home. My whole family were/are doctors but at a formative age I realised that what made my father happy wasn't medicine but music. When I decided to go to the Royal Academy of Music he was sceptical since he thought it was a hobby, but it has been my whole life. The Academy was fun - students included Annie Lennox (played flute in my orchestra) , Simon Rattle (in my harmony class, and he had an incredible ear) Irvine Arditti (Arditti Quartet) and David "Joe" Jackson who played key
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  6. Immaculate example. Very original condition with some sympathetic updates. The outer platter is clean and flat. The underneath has been lightly lubricated and is totally original. The motor bearings have been stripped and cleaned. Updates fitted include: 1. Moldovan -Layered plywood plinth 2. Hanze HiFi - Spring motor mounts 3. Hanze HiFi - Drive belt 4. Audio Silente - Bronze bearing cap 5. Audio Silente - Silicone Gel mushroom mounts 6. Cherry wood arm board 7. New switch capacitor Updates also supplied but not fitted 1. Audio - Silente - Motor bearing kit 2
    3 points
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  8. A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was looking to replace my Current streamer with either an Auarlic Aries G1 or a Lumin U1 mini. The Auralic would have been my initial choice, its a well made, well regarded, credible device, however I leaned towards the Lumin due to the rock steady software and more organic sound. Its all very nicely done, lovely presented packaging and even has a pair of white gloves in the box for handling the unit (Made for small asian hands mind you). I had it streaming music within only a few minutes. The software app (OIS or Android) found the device and my NAS
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  9. Even with this flash of irritability there are valid points being made, so all is good! I think a good many people who buy audio systems at this level will just make a buying decision, pay for it, install it and then do nothing but listen to music. Obviuoulsy most of us on this forum take it a little further than that. 😎 I for one take forum posts, online reviews, “expert” statements and manufacturer claims with a grain of salt. I also know my own limitations. Although I have been buying and selling audio kit for decades I fully acknowledge that I am no expert. I really don’t have an
    3 points
  10. Okay one thing I have learned in this thread is why Linn does not say anything about many things. 1. you know that the things we are discussing here are much more complex than we can all imagine. I have been doing some research on some things lately and I have had to realise that the complexity of things, especially when you read scientific papers, is immense. Even the provability is not given for many things, but often assumptions are made. A nice sentence about this from Einstein is "We cannot avoid the fact that every single action we do has its effect on the whole". Linn knows about
    3 points
  11. Marillion ‎– Misplaced Childhood
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  12. Why is music so important in my life ? Not sure it is , I mean I like it , I've listened to it all my life , I remember The Beatles being important to me , I was 6 when Twist and Shout came out of the radio and the world around me changed and The Beatles being the only thing that mattered . In the early '70s I had a thing about Emerson Lake and Palmer , I drifted away from music in the '80s , picked it up again in the early 90s when I was working with a younger group of people and there where a lot of rock bands I latched on to , I got my first proper hi-fi at the same time and have been full
    3 points
  13. Like a few here, my Father was a music lover, mainly classical, and a bit of Jazz/ big band. He also made a lot of his own amps and speakers in the early days, when money was tight. He was an electrician so he had a head start on many DIYers. Like Richard, I grew up in North London, but i also had a sister who was 9 years older than me. So at an age of 7, I was being subjected to some of the great music of the sixties through her (Beatles, Stones, Who, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, CSNY ect) From my teenage years I got into the Trojan label, and all that entailed, sound systems, Youth clu
    3 points
  14. You missed my point, I suspect. I am perfectly well aware of how digital transmission works. In fact, I think (most) people by now have finally grasped the difference between digital and analogue transmission. Some have finally been dragged kicking and screaming into reality and understand that subtle changes to digital signals are simply not possible. By nature, it is an 'either/or' system. It works or doesn't pretty much, and any problems will not be apparent in subtle changes to sound, but a complete lack of it, or massive and apparent issues. The suggestion that is being made here is
    3 points
  15. I am sure we will now get the excuses and reasons why Lewis is not really comparable to Schumaker and why he will always be the better driver . Well in terms of wins that is going to be very soon not the case . Given the current dominance of Mercedes and the only incremental changes for 2021 I think that number of victory wins is going to be quite a bit more quite probably in the 100's . It is easy to say things like well he has the best car but for quite a time he did not and he moved from MacLaren when it looked that Mercedes were a long way off being as good as they become. Then please
    3 points
  16. Music changed my life in my teens basically. We always had some music in the house, but it was my parents' tastes. As a teenager I discovered there was a world away from operetta and 'light classical' and just as important for a teenager, worlds of musical subcultures. I grew up in North London and as a teenager in the 1970s there seemed no better place in the world. It got me out of the world of moody introspection and into the world of possibilities. Some sensible, some less so. All formative. I still rely on music to take me to a different place, and it still can.
    3 points
  17. I don't really watch much television, most of it is rubbish and the news is just depressing. I'm lucky enough to have my own room to go and relax and listen to music it can really help when you are feeling a bit down. I was out shopping the other day and there was a guy playing a saxophone he was really brilliant it made a boring shopping trip into an enjoyable one. I don't know if he was a professional musician but it would not surprise me if he was as they are having to get what work they can these days with Covid.
    3 points
  18. Reluctantly selling my beloved pair of Tannoy Definition D700s Purchased direct from Tannoy new in 1994, Immaculate condition as they have been fastidiously looked after by me since new. Grills cloths are also perfect, with no marks or any pulls. They come complete with floor spikes and hard cupped feet for hard floors. Also I am providing 4 new Tannoy foam bungs (Original packaging) with them. Upgraded Crossovers completed on the HF network by Paul & Tannoy with CLARITY MR capacitors. Make an amazing pair of speakers sound even better than before. Upgrade completed in 2015 by Ta
    2 points
  19. Why is music so important in your life.
    2 points
  20. Griff, Hi. I'm late to this thread, so I hope you don't mind me chipping in. I've owned a couple of PMC speakers and tried a couple of others at home, so here's my two penneth worth, if it's of any use. I had the old DB1i for a couple of years in my 2nd system. Liked them, so when I came to building my main system looked at the, then new, PMC Twenty series. The Twenty 24, which replaced the FB1i at a much higher cost, was widely considered to be the poorest value and sounding of the range. It was a bit of a nowhere speaker in the line up, with the tiny and more affordable 23's being a b
    2 points
  21. Teenage Fanclub ‎– Bandwagonesque
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  22. Honestly? That you experienced a placebo effect and there was no real improvement from the tape you have applied. This is not a criticism but a very real possibility for absolutely everyone.
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  23. They are intact Colin apart from needing new centre donuts (I have the kit) on the B200s Still using one until I build the next monitor
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  24. Echo & The Bunnymen ‎– Songs To Learn & Sing
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  25. going to have some non-hentai tentacle action never listened to any of their stuff before, should be interesting
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  26. Keep it civil, or there will be consequences.
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  27. Seeing as you know I agree with you on some things, I feel duty bound to query one thing here. Specifically, the idea that all of this is 'accepted fact'. It seems to be anything other than accepted fact, other than that it is 'accepted' by people with specific interests. Actually, it seems to me to be the exact opposite of accepted fact.
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  28. Indeed. Particularly as several of us have heard Akubariks driven by Klimax Exaktboxes and Solos. Even better, the same boxes and Komris As for "music only begins with Klimax", then all those years I spent enjoying music on Thorens TD160, NAD3020, Mission 700, Keilidh, Rotel RB850 etc. etc. must have been entirely in my imagination. I am sorry to have spent so many happy years being so wrong.
    2 points
  29. I felt Mick Schumacher giving Lewis one of Michael's helmets was a really nice idea. Such a shame that there weren't more fans at the track to see the achievement, although being in Germany may have given many mixed emotions I suppose. I guess wherever Lewis gets his 92nd win will be somewhere else though.
    2 points
  30. I use Tidal HiFi as my primary music source but not via bluetooth. One popular option to augment your current system would be to buy one of these, which you'd then connect to your amp just like you would a CD player: https://www.bluesound.com/products/node/
    2 points
  31. The best plan here is still, as always, for you to listen to speakers to make an informed decision. The more posts from you I see the more my gut is telling me you should probably buy some sensibly priced PMCs in a walnut finish and see how you get on with them, knowing you should be able to sell them on for not too much loss if you find they aren't for you. I say this as you've obviously wanted some for ages, the wood finish will 'fit' better with your room and probably keep your partner happier, and that you could keep using your current amp. I'm not sure if it will be of any use but ha
    2 points
  32. I think you are selling the SCM40 rather short in your narrative. Having looked at many speakers in the £2500 to £4000 range just a few years ago, they were the best all rounders that I found . They are technically superior in many respects of design and engineering, imo. Obviously, it’ll seem like I’m being defensive of something I own, though there are several rivals from (say) KEF, Harbeth and ProAc that could be very enjoyable at home, inevitably with different ideas and execution. Indeed, I can well see why ATCs would not be everyone’s choice - exactly as you’d expect in such a compe
    2 points
  33. Update time One delay and reason after another means my speakers are still in Oz. Just when we thought the time had come to ship, Melbourne extended its lockdown for another month. The best case now is to have them on a ship before the end of the year now. Such is life, or so I am told. In the meantime, I thought I'd post this for anyone interested in live sound music reproduction. The lads at Lenard have just finished building this system to go into their live music venue. ' The Bundy Hall' in Gippsland Victoria (Australia). Live at the Bundy runs regular music events and has a focus
    2 points
  34. You (not personally) can optimise the performance of just about any piece of commercial equipment. Things like grounding, PSU, electronic components, even parts of the circuit. Because this is (technically) out of reach for most audiophiles we tend to focus things we can change and tweak (i.e. cables, supports) but most of those things have little or no impact on performance and audibility. The best we (technically ignorants) can do is address room issues, optimise speaker and listener positioning and buy the best speakers our budget will allow.
    2 points
  35. My whole life I’ve followed my fathers same interest in music and hifi. I remember the Tuesday music nights with his mates, music blasting from the lounge from when I was really young listening to great music from my bedroom. Now 40 years on I’m now part of that group. My wife struggles to understand how I can listen to depressing songs, however for me it’s not necessarily the lyrics it’s more how the construction of the instruments and the production of the track. My wife is convinced I’ve got an addiction to music lol, if there is such a thing. I just couldn’t imagine life without it.
    2 points
  36. Running out of items to osd about. We will have to start playing some music soon. What a horrible thought
    2 points
  37. The data is stored using a computer-based file system and transmitted across a network using a protocol designed for transmission speeds well in excess of those required for plain old audio. The TCP/IP network protocol dictates that there is myriad error correction and packet checking going on between the network port of your storage device and the network port of your playback device, not to mention filtration between the "layers" - i.e. the network transport layer or any other layers in the OSI model, and the device's audio output. If a product is affected by this then it is a poor quality p
    2 points
  38. Anyone who thinks their router or ethernet cables or any computer or networking equipment can affect the sound quality of music passing through it needs to read up on how the technology all works. The only plausible negative effects can come from ultra-noisy switched mode power supplies, which will most likely be picked up by your amplifier. Therefore, at most, you might want a half-decent mains filter if your house is full of noisy electronics.
    2 points
  39. There's a lot of scotoma about the previous Wam, one isn't mentioning it perhaps in case it feeds a troll or summat 😙. But it was fun for many of us. Anyway its mostly civil here now, and Richard is keeping a steady helm. Enjoy, and welcome back.
    2 points
  40. @Johannes don't misinterpret a healthy skepticism for the unexplained as ignorance of the point being made. There are so many statements made and debated in hifi circles which turn out to be just unfounded & untested opinion. it's not unreasonable to expect explanations, evidence, and repeatable testable proof of something before being convinced of an argument. Especially when the rationale being put forward requires deep technical/scientific understanding. I have a degree in computing science and 20+ years working in telecomms. With my deep knowledge of networking the advice o
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  41. Welcome back John! It’s not the place it used to be, certainly not as confrontational, which is a good thing but as a result a lot of the old ‘characters’ are gone. I’m mainly a lurker these days ..... What do you think of the ADMs?
    2 points
  42. I wish I knew. My father was a musician so there was always music and musicians in the house, my mum went to ballet school so she was always dancing and while me and my sisters all had music lessons I never really enjoyed mine, but sitting between the big speakers, with them turned to face each other like massive headphones and hearing a metronome in the background of a Rod Stewart song was the moment that sealed my fate. Since then I've always had music playing all day, at home, at work and in the car. Excellent question wHIZZY.
    2 points
  43. It stops me from wanting to watch TV.
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  44. That's why I changed from the Townshend Podiums to the Gaia - the Podium footprint was too large for where my speakers had to be relocated. It seems like a no brainer to me. There is no need to place any faith in what people say on the internet, because you have the advantage of distance selling rules. If you think your system might benefit from isolation/decoupling, then order one of the products just to try it out. From what I can gather, your have the luxury of about two weeks to make up your mind and send them back for a full refund if you want. What I can tell your from my persona
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  45. Are LP12s expensive? That depends. I bought an LP12 in 1989. An Aro in 91, a Lingo in about 92 and a Cirkus in 94. I bought it because I heard one compared to my Rega 3, I was not happy, but blown away by the difference. I still have the receipts. Still as spec. Ignoring carts that is about £2K cost , ( considerable expenditure at the time), and about £4.3K in todays money, ( Bank of England calc). So, still used most days, about £1.37 per week and in today's money about £2.95 per week. Money well spent? Of course. However, if I bought a Klimax LP12 a month ago, it
    2 points
  46. Well, this is a big question with a lot of answers so let me give it a try. Since the OP is new I'll also give a little background that most on here know. I have been in the consumer electronics business for almost 43 years. I have worked for four different Hi-Fi shops and also for the US Linn and Naim distributor in the mid-80s. All the shops I worked at were Linn dealers otherwise I wouldn't work there. I have also had experience with many other turntables including the Regas that I have also always sold. I am the LP12 setup person at the store where I work now and I have been in that
    2 points
  47. And about to get heftier yet, once the Majik TT becomes available again, when it will be fitted with the Krane tonearm. Fair comment, in a way. But that's not the impression you get when you read the posts here. There's not really any of that gushing "XX is the most wonderful product on the planet and all other products are rubbish" stuff you see elsewhere, usually just stated as fact and not justified in any way. I believe that a lot of the folk here have been in the Hi-Fi game for a fair while, and know full well that it is impossible to compare and rank all the myriad of alternative
    2 points
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