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  1. Aye im still here dont worry, any service requirements for my speakers will still be honored under there original 5 year warranty, the address is the same as where they were purchased from, the write up on the website as you have probably all guessed was nothing to do with me and as you can see, it doesnt even have my contact details on it, i cant say much about those 2 as not much of it would be nice, there is an ongoing solicitors battle taking place to try and resolve things, but yeah im still here wife is doing great after she had the heart attack in May when all this crap started and at s
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  2. Some of you may have read my thread on the electrics at my rented house and on Friday, the Electrician was here to replace all the sockets and fuse box to the house. Well, on completion, it’s allowed us to stay here for three months buying us time to sort out either another rental property or hopefully be able to sell my Mrs home (which is still occupied by her ex). This house still needs a full rewire to pass the audit for rental but the landlady wants to sell which is fair enough because the costs associated with a complete refit including boiler, kitchen and bathroom are just too much to ju
    25 points
  3. Thought you might like to see my lockdown side project, to say I’m pleased would be an understatement. The shelves are 40mm solid walnut block wood and are made from an old kitchen worktop. The dividing pillars are taken from the black toughened glass TV stands that nobody wants these days. Once the SL1200 is sitting on top, it will really be the icing on the cake...Total cost was 99p, 20 hours and a little love. I still have 3 shelves and numerous pillars left for another or to extend this one.
    24 points
  4. ****ing hate depression. As a naturally optimistic, happy go lucky kind of person having something that stops me enjoying even the things I love most is frustrating to say the least. I love photography but sometimes don't get out for weeks to do a session, I live building models yet have kits left unopened and un-started, I am trying to learn to fly RC planes and it's took me two years to knuckle down and find a club and most of all I love music however hadn't turned the hifi on for a good 6 weeks or more because of depression getting the better of me. It sometimes takes a lot to fight
    24 points
  5. One week ago, we adopted a dog from a Swansea based rescue centre. We have named her Bess and she is a former breeding bitch from a puppy farm in Ireland that was closed down by police and animal welfare. She is just two years old and already has been forced to have at least two litters. She has never experienced the joy of a walk or a stroke and has been fed kibble soaked in water to make her feel full. Naturally, she has been forced to have multiple litters for the profit of the inhumane. She was malnourished, infested with mange and has boobs down to her knees. She would not allow any human
    23 points
  6. Ten years ago I decided to build my own turntable. I had always wanted a Nottingham analogue Hyperspace, but back then funds would not allow. So I decided on a heavy Aluminium platter which I turned in 2 pieces and then bolted together from underneath around the outside edge to give extra weight and momentum, the total weight is 9kg. I also turned a phosphorus bronze bearing, which the platter would sit upon, a ball-bearing was placed in the sleeve for the spindle to turn on. I had decided to buy a separate motor pod and controller in kit form, which really just involved some soldering f
    23 points
  7. There are a few points here. With moderator's hat on, we 'police' this forum extremely lightly. A lot of people posting here would have been banned from a great many other forums for their posting 'style'. We have all pointed out beforehand that there is a major difference between friendly insults between people who know each other, and provocative attacks between those who don't. We would be very happy if everyone remembered that. Moderating this place is at times becoming a time-consuming, tiring and thankless battle. And in case anyone is unaware, we all have other things to do with ou
    23 points
  8. Then I guess...I will go first.. Fondly hope that you all join in please. Will be really nice if I can associate a face to the voice
    23 points
  9. My dedicated listening room is finally finished! This project started mid-December with the floor being fitted, and then due to wallpaper supply delay (I needed 17 rolls from the same batch), I only had my room finished yesterday. Due to the size and difficultly of moving my magnepans (they need x3 people to move them), i've had to keep then stored in another room under dust covers, so I've had no hifi since December At the same time i've built myself a rack, with 150cm oak worktops with cast iron legs. I'm pretty happy with the results. I might move my bass driver power amps under my
    21 points
  10. Just a nice little story to share... We have been in lockdown for many months and I think that from all the bad, there has been some good. It’s allowed us to get to know each other better in some ways. My partner, I have been with for the last four years and with the busy life we all lead, it has given me a bit more time with her Son. I’m not saying he is well into Hifi or anything now at 11 years old but I have spent a fair time with him on bike rides, sorting out his PlayStation etc. Anyway, yesterday he apparently went out with some of his pocket money and got me a magazine for Fath
    21 points
  11. Both my neighbour and I are still at home due to previous conditions in health. He likes his gardening and plays the piano. Now due to the change in my kit recently, I have turned up the wick a bit (too much probably lol). Anyway, I was trying out a track by Gary Karr, a great Cello player by any standards. In the track it’s backed up by organs and it puts chills down your spine. So, I get a knock on the Door and it’s Pete the neighbour! He said he could hear the detail from his garden and it sounded like I had a live concert in my house lol. Anyway, he came in and I made him a coffee an
    21 points
  12. I wrote a nice long reply. But it got lost. I think I’ll just say this. Keith ... go get some help. You need help. You mess up threads with your darn insults/snide remarks. World out there is in a mess. Would be nice to come here for a bit of escapism but end up reading your shitty remarks. If not for forum rules, I would love to use the most vulgar language now. But again, people like you got their head stuck up their own arse that they will never see how ugly they make things. Just learn to respect others. Can’t you do that? Do we need the shitty remarks?
    21 points
  13. Having owned Harbeth in the past I knew finally the sound I wanted but when I divorced, everything went. Had no audio for years until last year when I started to rebuild and then got seriously ill but touch wood, I’m on the mend. Anyway, I’ve said I just cannot afford to buy the 7es3’s again so messed with multiple speakers and felt the sound was ok but deep down, I really missed the sound from the Harbeths. My ilness was life threatening and probably will always be on the radar and the other day I thought 💭 f*** it! So I ordered a pair from HiFi Corner and a good deal! I’ve got 5 weeks
    20 points
  14. Seeing the garden pictures- and sharing them with my wife - made me realise that we have developed a kind of quid pro quo relationship between our respective hobbies. A nice little addition to the hi-fi will be countered with a suitable statement in the garden, for gardening is her thing. A particularly indulgent patch on my part over the past few months has been stored up for the big Spring garden project. The mini digger is arriving Tuesday and what is left of the lawn will be sacrificed for more planting space. Beth Chatto for her seems to be held in as high regard as I might consider
    20 points
  15. Had depession when i was 15,from a build up of stress.My father was a hardcore navy piss head.Who liked to beat up my mum.Used to call me ,mummys little soilder,and a little ginger -unt .Lots more ,and to say i lived life scared,feeling i could not go home,and feel safe.Back then ,not so much was said about wife beaters,and if you had some clothes on .whats to moan about.One day i had to much of why my father was so hard ,and nasty,and i was so weak ,that i could not handle it.Blamed my self .Took an ovedose aged 16 .and my mum found me ,and got my brother to take me to the hospital.Life was s
    19 points
  16. Me and my stuff.... All safely tucked up behind a firescreen aka anti grandchild thing.
    19 points
  17. Finally set up my new speakers after the decorating . Kudos X2
    18 points
  18. As a rejuvenated super wammer (never cancelled my fees 💪), I should share my main system again as suggested by Jake 😅
    18 points
  19. New deck turned up just in time for Christmas, all 57 Kilo's of it Really happy with how it sits with the amps. Hopefully will get some decent hours on it over the next week or so.
    18 points
  20. Havana Old court yard. by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE2*, on Flickr Canon 5D2 + 16-35L f4, 1/60s @ f4, ISO400 raw. PP in ACR & SFX.
    18 points
  21. Well, I’m supposed to be packing and letting go kit for moving but I couldn’t help myself (you know how it is 😜) anyway, I came by this JVC QL-7 and it has never been used. Packed in is box and left for 41 years!! It’s immaculate and works perfectly. The lid is unmarked. Notice this is the armless model (quite rare) special order. Back in 1979/80, I was working at Marks and Spencer after college and Saturday and every week I use to go into my local ‘Hifi’ dealer and pay £15 towards my first proper system. When I had enough for one item, the owner would let me take one item at a
    17 points
  22. Don't know if this has been posted before but really inspiring.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNrcb-9Gi8c&t=47s
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  24. Current setup in the 'Daddies Posh lounge" as my kids say Rega RP8 Apheta MC ARCAM CDS50 SACD Bluesound Node 2i with Fidelity upgrade and LPS Chord Qutest DAC (for Bluesound and Arcam) Luxman 550AXII integrated - using the built in phono input Tannoy Legacy Arden on IsoAcoustic Feet
    17 points
  25. Once bought a cassette player at a desk top sale at my young sons school because it looked so complicated it intriged me & later found out it was a Nakamichi Dragon I had no idea at the time it cost over 2k new. When I found out it got a good clean then sold for £765.00 on ebay😝😝😝 I gave 300 to the school £265 to the mum who sold it to me then spent the rest on tons of new music it was only fair so we were all winners😇👍
    17 points
  26. My new DIY speakers have been delivered to my friends place. Will collect them once Iam back.
    17 points
  27. Disappointing none the less. Just got back from London and there is a completely different attitude to Co-19 in govt. It is being dictated by the numbers and it looks like we are in for a tough time which won't be helped by 'internet experts' and 'panic buyers'. Please look after yourself, do not do the tuff person routine and go to work. Look after your elderly neighbours and relatives. They are more likely to soldier on instead of asking for help. Offer it.
    17 points
  28. Just realised I don't have hardly any fairly recent photos of myself , I'm always behind the camera. This is the best I can do , October/Corfu took it because all the sides of the lift were mirrors and there were loads of clones , the photo wasn't really what I was after .
    17 points
  29. The difference between a good recording and a bad one is WAY more important.
    17 points
  30. Welcome to all Linn forum users. Please feel free to discuss all your Linn questions here with the added advantage of joining in with all our other thousands of topics and conversations. This initial Linn Owners Club section is dedicated to the recent forum closure at Linn, however after a few months we are confident that you'll enjoy all the banter, arguments and above all lasting friendships that The Wam is well known for. Welcome to you all.
    17 points
  31. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Train-Stereo-Version-VINYL/dp/B0083CZQR4/ref=pd_ts_zgc_m_h__382539011_1_i?ie=UTF8&s=music&pf_rd_p=467382613&pf_rd_s=right-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=520022&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1XDVFPKJGRP4HY2F9R29 Be quick,this was much dearer last week.
    17 points
  32. Well, having featured in the ‘Gems on eBay’ section, I guess it’s about time I advertised on HERE! (They weren’t on t’Bay) Lovely beautifully made horn speakers, rarely seen in UK. 15 inch bass driver plus a wonderfully built-in midrange driver horn and a tweeter horn taking in the top. I don’t know whether Opera or JBL first thought of incorporating the horn into the body of the speaker (JBL4345) but it looks great, especially in wood as here. The sound is great as you’d expect dynamic, detailed, musical plus being 98db efficient, needing very few watts to run. Th
    16 points
  33. Since our house move last year, it's been a long but worthwhile wait for a Quadrapspire Qube cabinet to hide all the not so elegant bits and pieces. After its arrival on Friday, the hifi is looking much tidier. This is essential because I no longer have a dedicated music room and everything has to be wife friendly. Generally, the system is sounding great in the new smaller lounge The only downside is a less well defined central image. I suspect this is down to early reflections off the chimney breast on the right and heavy leather sofa on left. Toeing in the speakers and sprea
    16 points
  34. Due to my own actions I managed to corrupt the operating system on my Innuos Zenith (Streamer/NAS/Ripper). After contacting their helpline Innuos arranged a remote session to link to the Zenith directly and repair the damage I had inflicted. João spent nearly forty minutes repairing the corruptions whilst I watched my computer screen dance around. By the end of the session the Zenith was working perfectly. Despite the unit having been purchased as an ex- demonstrator and being well out of guarantee, there was no charge. Superb service that I wanted to share.
    16 points
  35. Just got myself a new toy (we'll two in one really). Nice early serial number on the 401 (# 1205) & the 3009 is a series 2. Even came with a cart (Pickering V15 AME2) + 2 spare STYLI, and a Garrard SPG3
    16 points
  36. 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
    16 points
  37. My Stax UA-9 arm mounted on my SP10 courtesy of a custom armboard made by Magna Audio.
    16 points
  38. I have finally received my Buchardt A500 so thought I'd post on here to show them off.
    16 points
  39. They’ve arrived and look just great: Well the Dentons have arrived and to my eye look beautiful. I do like traditional looking speakers with a wood finish and these take on a really classy appearance in this regard. The overall feel really does reflect quality. I was aware that they were deeper than the Harbeths but surprised at the actual proportion when seeing them in the flesh. It’s perhaps likely you’ve seen images of these but here's one anyway..... And here's one with the Harbeth grilles on just for a laugh..... Sat as they are in the photograph is of cour
    16 points
  40. Whilst I feel sure everyone appreciates your erudite contributions to this thread, it seems to me you are being somewhat presumptuous - has the OP said that he is buying this device? Has he extolled its virtues and composed an ode praising its astonishing value for money? No - he has it on trial, and is going to assess it and report his findings - I for one am interested in the potential of this sort of technology, even if I might have to wait many years for it to trickle down to any kind of affordable level - there is a massive amount of kit I could never afford and have no direct experience
    16 points
  41. Me, from last week, dressed all festive for my works christmas do
    16 points
  42. I adore this place. First went here in 1990 to play in a series of concerts and fell in love with HK almost immediately. I've been back once more with work, and now twice on holiday - this time for our 25th wedding anniversary (we had our honeymoon there). Took the bairns this time who enjoyed the trip too. It's also a photographer's adventure playground. Went 'all-Fuji' where the X100F took nigh on 80% of the stuff: Symphony of Light HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Street drumming HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Cultural Centre HK by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Kowloon
    16 points
  43. You listen to Krell and B&W, that tells a lot about you and your perception of good sound and value.
    16 points
  44. I have posted a few questions over the past weeks in the build up to this project and few members have requested pictures of my progress, so here are a couple of images I remembered to take while I was beavering away! I’ll post a few more on this thread as the build continues...
    15 points
  45. The morning sun causing the pearl dark gray to shine silver caught my eye.
    15 points
  46. I am a bit late to this but I'm a newbie to the wigwam. At the start of last year, totally indestructible, reliable, tower-of- strength me broke. Don't know specifically what caused it but it happened. Within a few weeks I was on Sertraline. Then Sertraline & Diazapan. I had to quit my well paid job and spent most of the night awake and most of the day in tears waiting 4 hours for my next diazapan. I thought about doing something stupid more than once. I had counselling every week and had the joys of going to claim benefits whilst suffering from severe anxiety. After 6 months of
    15 points
  47. I've often wondered if there's some connection between hifi, music and sufferers. There seem to be more of 'us' than average among members here. You'll obviously be aware of, for you, what works and doesn't, so I won't make any trite suggestions. Above all, however, stay connected. On this site, you're never alone.
    15 points
  48. I made this triangle shaped rack out of nine or so hardwoods, all scrap pieces from other other projects. Super heavy but very stable...
    15 points
  49. So, I got my wife to take this pic ... She asked what's it for as I look like a knob ... Then she asked is it for my 'imaginery friends online' .... To which I replied 'err, yes' Merry Xmas folks .... Sent from my BND-L21 using Tapatalk
    15 points
  50. New Yamaha cds2100 CD player, replacing my Cambridge Audio transport. Huge upgrade! Man, this thing has big, powerful bass in spades. Streaming with my chromecast plugged into the on board DAC sounds so much better than my Roksan K3 DAC. And people say all DACs sound the same... Very happy. Now just need to upgrade the Croft!
    15 points
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