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  1. Mother had hers this morning. Very well organised here. It's a drive-in centre and you just go through the queue, get the injection and get handed a timer so you wait in the car park for 15 minutes to make sure all is well. Hand the timer back, get a card with the details and bugger off home. GP also advised us a couple of days ago that as we are her sole carers and she's living with us, that means we automatically go up the waiting list. Worth noting if you care for someone old or otherwise a priority, as I would not have been aware and you may need to ask.
    6 points
  2. Custom Design Milan LCD rack in walnut. IMG_2433 by AlmaAtaKZ, on Flickr
    6 points
  3. Frozen Lake by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
    6 points
  4. One thing I’d appeal for in room allocations when we get round to it etc ...is some consideration Is give to prioritising the preferred choices of those wammers who regularly post on the site - it is a bitter pill when you are asked to share a larger space with someone who hardly contributes etc and imho are basically there to ‘show off’ expensive kit
    5 points
  5. I'll have a bit of Ian Dury as well!
    5 points
  6. [1975] Genesis - A Trick in the Tail [2007 remastered/reissued SACD]
    4 points
  7. Its a big thing presentation, you have got to like it no matter how good it does things.
    4 points
  8. I have a custom-built slate rack built for me a few years back by Slate Age of Burnley. Solid as a rock - which I guess is what it is!
    4 points
  9. Rock erosion at Widemouth Bay, Cornwall. Beach rock abstract by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE4* Hon LCPU, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 24-105L, 1/250s @ f*, ISO200 raw. PP in ACR & NikSFX
    4 points
  10. Trunks by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Leica M-P typ 240/Voigtländer Nokton 50-1.5
    4 points
  11. For those in the market for a new DAC you might like to try and seek out the new offerings from Denafrips - starting at circa $750 for the Aries 2 (it will be interesting to see if a British Distributor takes them on). They have shied away from the usual DAC chips used by most manufactueres. Most consumer DACs use delta-sigma chips manufactured by companies such as AKM or ESS. Denafrips uses a different type DAC technology: Resistor-to-Resistor (R2R). Anyway if you are interested here is a review of the Aries 2 https://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2020/11/30/denafrips-dac?fbclid=IwAR2p
    3 points
  12. You make a good point, @Iceman 16, about the way in which some people identify closely, sometimes too closely, with their belonging to a group. Tribe? Clan? Cult? Sect? A couple of days ago I found myself reflecting, albeit mercilessly briefly, on the similarities between a certain forum (which shall remain nameless, obviously) and a fundamentalist/evangelical religion: Revered figurehead - check Groupthink - check A narrowly defined, static "truth" - check Self-assured cockiness - check The sneering mocking of the non-believer - check
    3 points
  13. Hello Nestor, Here is my Simon Price rack filled with Akurate gear and the LP12 on display on top
    3 points
  14. Speaker placement is the most crucial thing for me and in my experience, it must be done to 1 cm precision to make the system sound right. Especially distance to wall behind speakers. For my Akudiroks in my room (4,5 m x 4 m) it is 36 cm. Speakers are parallel to the wall because I prefer the dispersed sound. And speakers in this position sounds best regardless of the listening position. From my perspective the characteristic of sound when speakers are in the sweet spot is great clarity through all frequency spectrum. Bass can be overblown because it is done without SO but middle an
    3 points
  15. Jon and Vangelis - The Friends Of Mr Cairo 1981
    3 points
  16. PS Audio Stellar Phono Amplifier PS Audio is not so well known in the UK but is a significant audio company in the USA in their home town of Boulder, Colorado. PS Audio is run by the charismatic CEO Paul McGowan. You may have come across him in his YouTube presentations Ask Paul. In these presentations, Paul McGowan answers questions from audio fans across the world. And his approach? They are billed as Ask Paul: You’ve got hifi questions, he’s got long-winded answers. Love it. And his gentle sense of humour comes through all his videos. Importantly PS Audio’s way of designing
    3 points
  17. Not sure if I should have started a new thread with this - but the conjecture and debate about the material we listen to and the medium it is on is a continuing round robbin. The problem I think at the end of the day (ignoring the problems of converted Analogue on AAD and most ADD recordings) is down to the record producers and engineers. We put on great well engineered and produced recordings and we get lost in the magic of the music .. then we put on another album or cd or whatever and the production is crap and the magic we had just experienced is not there. So the head overworks the s
    3 points
  18. Crusaders - Rhapsody and Blues Vinyl
    3 points
  19. Revealing systems or what some class as revealing can be horrible things to listen to. Usually too forward midrange and higher levels of bright treble. If the record is immaculate, they can sound impressive but most of the time just with everything other they sound awful. In fact Id say a system which is more balanced and with nothing glaring can reveal more than if nothing is shining at you. You can enjoy whats going on in the quiet background as well instead of all your attention being on a particular thing or hot frequencies.
    3 points
  20. Got mine (Pfizer) last friday. The local GP's had got together to hire the Community centre for a three day mass vaccination. Well organised like a production line. I was given mine by my own doctor by chance. Asked him if he knew when my wife will get her's (she's in the next priority group). He said "As soon as possible, probably in the next 3/4 weeks".
    3 points
  21. That assumes the things being measured are the only things that impact how our brains perceive the sound. Perhaps the basis for your view is flawed?
    3 points
  22. I'm worried for keith..I think he stuck on repeat...and repeat...and then repeat some more just in case we missed the first repeat..lol
    3 points
  23. Analogue, whether vinyl or tape sounds ’analogue’ because of its technical shortcomings, more ‘analogue’ equals more distortion. I would wager that this Denafrips design ( which measures really well for an R2R design) would be indistinguishable from an equally fine measuring SD design. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/denafrips-ares-ii-usb-r2r-dac-review.11166/ Keith
    3 points
  24. Lemon Jelly, '64-95' on cd... must be years since I've played this😲
    3 points
  25. It is a race between Covid and the effectiveness of vaccinating the population. With idiots thinking they are immune and can protest without wearing masks then there are rightly significant concerns. And of course these idiots will spread it to the NHS front line. The development of the vaccine in such a short time is an outstanding achievement considering normal vaccines have a success rate of 0.5-1.0%. And some idiots claim it is fake, some 'flex the rules' because of some fake reason on liberties and meanwhile the NHS staff are stretched beyond breaking. And predictions of 100,000 deat
    3 points
  26. Here in California, where our Governor was the first to lock down the state and undoubtedly save numerous lives, we have the unpleasant reality of a vocal minority calling for his removal. Simply because he shut down business and was attempting to look after the better good...for the majority of the population, he is now probably going to be facing a significant recall effort. Meanwhile, the crazy in the WH is doing all he can to fuel the fires of divisiveness! Thomas, your governor deserves a medal and more IMHO. As does ours!!!
    3 points
  27. Since you and I have been talking sub-woofers, I've thought about whether or not Linn will go back to making them. I say no. I don't think there is anything that complicated nor special about them. I think the subwoofer industry has settled on a design that works. Linn seem to be separating themselves from the herd with unique technology. I don't think it's there with sub-woofers. There seems to be some quality offerings from a couple of manufacturers that are quite adequate. I think the real subwoofer technology is with Exakt.
    3 points
  28. Long Distance Calling - How Do We Want To Live? Similar to Public Service Broadcasting, but way more alert. Me likey
    3 points
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  32. This is in my top 5 fav albums of all-time.
    3 points
  33. Yes it is a wonderful recording. They Did a revisited version for its 20th anniversary with guest artists, that is worth a listen too.
    3 points
  34. [2016] Jean-Michel Jarre ‎– Oxygene Trilogy [flac]
    3 points
  35. A couple of days ago, while it was snowing heavily. Got snowed in for a day. Still can't get the car out... Dinorwig by Mr ff1d1l, on Flickr Engine Shed by Mr ff1d1l, on Flickr Snowing at Braich by Mr ff1d1l, on Flickr Crusty Sheep by Mr ff1d1l, on Flickr
    3 points
  36. @Nopiano: in the past they had also an English web-site and did international shipping. Don’t know why they stopped. I guess their focus is more on perfect music reproduction and not on sales 😜.Also the site is not up to date: they are in the business for 20 years or so. I startet with one TimeTable for the LP12. The difference between NAIMFrame and TimeTable is like classic Subchassis (at the time Keel was released) and Keel. Next one was a “Justin” (small TimeTable) for the Lingo. And over the last 15-20 years I ended with 13 tables.
    2 points
  37. Many many thanks for your support when I started building those amps. They sell quite well now and I'm hoping to replicate that success with the new one.
    2 points
  38. I had the Denafrips Ares II and have compared with the Chord 2Qute and RME ADI. There’s not a huge difference in the sound of these DACs in my view. I compared also against the SMSL M400 and felt that was a step above all of these in terms of producing a more natural full bodied sound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  39. @Tazman46, as your not far and when we can again, you need to get down to Ben’s Records in Guildford. Top bloke, top shop. I’ve had a number of used records from him and they have all played like new and I know he fully cleans them prior to sale. https://bens-collectors-records.business.site/
    2 points
  40. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Spotify.
    2 points
  41. Withdrawn from Sale
    2 points
  42. The Yamaha WXAD-10 is a streamer (with built in DAC) in its own right, if you have configured it correctly with Musiccast then it connects to your router via wi-fi. It outputs analogue signal to your amp via rca cables. Spotify will play on your WDAX-10, your phone or pad is only the remote control. So Spotify on your phone/pad is not transmitting over Bluetooth. In my experience the WDAX-10 is not base light. I suspect speakers. Gary
    2 points
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  44. My pride and joy is the Italian BCD Engineering stand from 1997, which I gather was connected with the Audio Analogue brand. Quite coincidentally, also used by a former editor of Hifi News https://www.hifinews.com/content/steve-harris I particularly like the spiked tripod arrangement that’s naturally stable. Filled columns and three layer laminated glass. Timeless to my eyes. My secondary stand was for many years a black framed Target turntable table, very similar to the popular Sound Organisation one. Needing more levels, I bought this nearly new Hifi Racks oak model a couple of ye
    2 points
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  46. I've recently been thinking the same as the OP. Currently using a Squeezebox Touch connected via coax into a Rega Dac with music stored on laptop fed wirelessly. The Squeezebox is close to the router so ethernet connection is possible. Reading between the lines it looks like a streamer is only transmitting a negligible amount of data in the scheme of things and doesn't have much bearing if any on the sound. The interface is the key as Keith said earlier on. A good while ago I saw Ronnie's Man in a Van set up on a Pi and that looked okay interface wise as he was using the Squeeze setup at the t
    2 points
  47. Back to 1’s & 0’s .... Having never ventured into the streaming side and didn’t want to spend hundreds/thousands of pounds to find out my CD setup was still superior, I had been reading the iFi Zen Blue thread and this week took a very cheap gamble on a Bluetooth connection device that only had a digital output that I could feed into my Lector valve output DAC. The 1Mii unit from Amazon simply takes a Bluetooth connection from my iPad allowing me to stream my Spotify through my DAC. After some initial issues ....the Lector has three common input connections but only one in
    2 points
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