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  1. Looking across Hells Mouth, down Cardigan Bay to the mountains of mid-Wales, early morning. Been on a weeks holiday down to the tip of the Llyn Peninsula.
    12 points
  2. Now have a new home , Being collected tomorrow night
    11 points
  3. We managed to catch a nice display of aurora this evening - a tad off focus-wise but you get the general idea!
    11 points
  4. Evening on Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle with Bamburgh Castle in the distance. Canon 5D4 + 24-205L, 146s @ f16, ISO100 raw. Long exposure with 10 stop ND. PP in ACR & NikCFX.
    11 points
  5. [1979] Pink Floyd - The Wall [2014 remastered/reissued 2 x CD]
    11 points
  6. Another Sunday play…less hifi looking rack, vintage McIntosh c35 preamp driving quad 909. I’ve remote control so happy
    10 points
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  8. Original vinyl , this album has seen some mileage , it used to live in my car and was played at various friend’s houses . Ultra sonically cleaned and sounding top top .
    9 points
  9. I just got a text from the dealer saying that my Klimax System Hub has shipped! Woohoo!
    8 points
  10. First listen to the 2021 remix of this album. And they've done a great job. More punch & clarity imo...
    8 points
  11. 8 points
  12. Pink Floyd - Animals. On original Vinyl....
    7 points
  13. First car: Mini. A combination of enthusiasm and lack of ability meant it didn't take long to come to an unfortunate end. Current car: SAAB 9-3 Aero. Slightly non-standard where it counts and reasonably quick. My third one. Getting on a bit now, but then so am I. I'm going to try and make this one last indefinitely, as 'modern' alternatives either cost a lottery win or are truly horrid.
    7 points
  14. Current car, but only for 2 days unfortunately Jaguar F- Type P450 (5.0 V8)
    7 points
  15. The Specials First pressing , a bit crackly but you are allowed to be when you are 42 yrs old .
    7 points
  16. Talk Talk - The party's over Original vinyl
    7 points
  17. Before you go down that route, it would be worth considering some of the reasons that led me to switch to using miniDSP units. Firstly, crossover frequencies. The xkitz units are pretty inflexible when it comes to changing crossover frequencies - they are programmed for a particular frequency by means of a bank of 10 resistors on a plug-in carrier. Yes, you can order a range of these if you aren't sure what crossover frequency you are going to need, but the options for fine-tuning that you get with DSP-based devices (and commercial analogue crossover units for that matter) simply don't exist and would be difficult to implement. Great if you are absolutely sure of your crossover frequencies, not good if you want to be able to fine-tune or experiment. Secondly, the gain of each section of the crossover is set by means of a PCB-mounted multi-turn pot which needs screwdriver adjustment; again, not ideal if you want to be able to fine-tune, and as you observe, you will need to set them up carefully because you need the gain on each crossover board to match accurately (I assume you realise that each of their crossover boards is only good for one speaker, so you will need two of them to make a stereo crossover). It would of course be possible to remove each multi-turn pot from the PCB and wire in panel-mounted pots, but that needs thinking about from the start. Thirdly, it is often the case (particularly in 3-way designs) that it is desirable to reverse the polarity of one of the drivers to get the best FR in the crossover region. Tricky unless you include suitable switching before those output sockets...which are board mounted, so this would be a major pain. You could make up an inverting XLR cable to fix this, but not ideal. Fourthly, if you are thinking that time alignment between drivers is something you would like to correct for, it simply can't be done using these units, so your only option is physical driver placement to make corrections of that kind. Fifthly, the xkitz crossovers are fixed L-R 24dB/octave devices. With the miniDSP units, you have the option of changing the response curves at crossover - to use a steeper response (they support up to 48dB/octave), use curves other than L-R, and even (which I have used a couple of times) use different crossover frequencies for low pass and high pass. When I changed to miniDSP, there was always a thought in the back of my mind that at some point, once I had fixed the crossover frequencies etc. I would switch back to using the xkitz crossovers; somehow there has never seemed to be a compelling reason to do that.
    7 points
  18. Country Life - Roxy Music. Vinyl. These chaps were such inventive musicians.
    7 points
  19. Found this interesting, hope it's not been posted before:
    7 points
  20. Rutland Water. Normanton Church. Phone.
    7 points
  21. Christopher Cross Finally got the the Michell up and running , been adjusting it most of the day …playing it through the 40+ year combo of the Pioneer SA706 and the big 4 way Mission 730’s .. The phono stage is pretty good .This was the set up in my Bedroom when a was at home with my parents.. Tested vibrations and movements from the floor and the rack ..14 stone jumping up and down in front of the equipment Not a murmur.. Sounding amazing!!!!!!
    7 points
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  23. I had a problem with the internal fans coming on in my 4100 and 6100 amps, when its hot inside. I have built an external fan tower to keep them cool. They are dead silent computer fans with temperature sensors, which lie on top of the respective amps. No internal fans engaging since then I got the idea from a friend with 8 Solos
    6 points
  24. Posting a question like this in a Linn-specific sub-forum is probably not the best way to get a balanced view...
    6 points
  25. Few to none (at the high end), but the limitations of trying to use a single driver to try to cover a 'full' range are unquestionably audible.
    6 points
  26. Sting…Nothing Like The Sun 1987/2016
    6 points
  27. As far as I’m concerned a good quality system is one where you switch on the music and your feet start tapping on the carpet. I’ve never used the TuneDem method, I’ve no idea what it is.
    6 points
  28. [2000] Porcupine Tree – Recordings [flac]
    6 points
  29. Musicians are a funny lot, I should know as I am one even though I have now stopped playing, age and covid has killed that for me. Is the term musican really describing professionals or amateurs? I was at one point only semi pro but that doesn't make me any the less a musican. Many professionals of any profession are usually just too busy to spend their rest time doing what they do for their work time. TV actors watch very little television, as a painter and decorator I dont sit down and paint my home in my spare time and nurses don't come home to a house full of patients either! As for me I use certain discs to assess my system and then I use my system to listen to the music on my albums! I can listen to music on any standard of playback apparatus but I use my system to try and reproduce things as best I can so I can hear as near a live performance at home anytime I want.. I fully realise that no stereo system at any price will ever reproduce any live performance but its the best any of us can do thats for sure. A live performance is always the best way to go and for those here that have never heard one, and there will be some, get to a live gig and then you will realise how poor your system is and of course how good it is too. To hear a top orchestra in full flight is a mighty experience, go do it and have a life changing experience.
    6 points
  30. “Aye, there’s the rub” I don’t think of my Klimax LP12 as having a sound. I just think it presents a more coherent rendition of the music on the disc, than any LP12 combo that I had before it. If people want to talk about preferring the sound of a component then I’m out of here. ‘troll
    6 points
  31. I have to agree, yet there are people who post videos of their systems on youtube and expect us to to be able to experience the glory of their system that way. Eh?
    6 points
  32. Clannad - In a Lifetime Best Of. Two disc CD.....
    6 points
  33. Tangerine Dream : Rubycon cdoc. Dropped through the letterbox this morning! Don’t know why I did not have this.
    6 points
  34. Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
    6 points


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