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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
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  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.
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  8. 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
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  9. 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
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  10. 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
  11. 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
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  12. Finally set up my new speakers after the decorating . Kudos X2
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  13. As a rejuvenated super wammer (never cancelled my fees 💪), I should share my main system again as suggested by Jake 😅
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  14. 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
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  15. 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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  17. 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
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  18. 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😇👍
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  19. 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
  20. 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
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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. My Stax UA-9 arm mounted on my SP10 courtesy of a custom armboard made by Magna Audio.
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  25. I have finally received my Buchardt A500 so thought I'd post on here to show them off.
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  26. 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
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  27. Hi, this is Jim (Col's eldest) thanks for all the lovely comments about Dad. His funeral will take place on Friday 5th Feb at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe at 2:40pm. Due to covid restrictions this will obviously be limited numbers, as such there will be a web cast of the service, should any of you wish to join us celebrating Dad's life through the web cast, then please feel free to drop me an email at wilsonjr81@icloud.com and I will send you the link when we have it. Thanks again Jim
    15 points
  28. The morning sun causing the pearl dark gray to shine silver caught my eye.
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  29. Arthur's statue, Tintagel. King Arthur by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE4* Hon LCPU, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 24-105L, 1/500s @ f9, ISO400 raw. PP in ACR.
    15 points
  30. 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
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  31. Greetings all A few months ago, I posted about my efforts I getting sweeter, fuller and more enjoyable sound from my main system. Well that Topic started as a speaker cable discussion and turned into a more encompassing discussion. To cut a long story short, during that period I made the decision to replace my speakers (Hyperion HPS 968) with the Tannoy Ardens. And with wonderful support from Audio emotion the speakers have finally arrived A week since receiving the speakers, I couldn't be happier with my choice. I am not expert is describing HiFi gear but belo
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  32. 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
  33. I made this triangle shaped rack out of nine or so hardwoods, all scrap pieces from other other projects. Super heavy but very stable...
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  34. I'd just like to say now we seem to be moving towards easing Lockdown (I think !) that I've really enjoyed it here over the past weeks. I'd drifted away of late because the hobby in terms of changing things eased for ages but it's been great to re-connect. I've had some great responses and PMs to the post I did recently asking about sourcing of some Harbeths I was after, with a great result. Done a review which I've never done before and really enjoyed that. Just really quickly sold some stuff because I wanted some other stuff in a different colour. Exchanged a few PMs with folk I've not chatt
    15 points
  35. This is meant with no disrespect to anyone who loves ,black, white any colour speaker it’s always personal ,but c’mon when it comes down to it I could teach my nephew to programme a spraying robot in a couple of hours .My uncle once said to me”.Solid colours hide a lot flaws” The finish has no effect on the sound .unless it’s a bad vinyl wrap ?? music is analogue by nature Natural wood needs a great deal of care to make it look natural ...No super sheen gloss to stop you focussing on the grain. .No tinting of the lacquer.. A great choice of veneer beautifully cut.. Using a natur
    14 points
  36. I just thought I’d put this out there My granddaughter who is 6 , while out shopping out with her mum asked why there was a young man sleeping in the M&S doorway .. My daughter tried to explain as best you can to a 6 yr old ..Anyway unbeknown to us all she’s been practicing on her skipping rope she had for Christmas and then asked her mum if she could raise some money for the young man at M&S . . When asked why , she said “ everyone deserves a home as I have “ Crikey !!!! She has even picked the Charity Pathways of Chesterfield. Radio Chesterfield have tak
    14 points
  37. Ok, as heart breaking as it is, I am forced to let these go. This could be a bit of a rare opportunity for someone who has dreamed of owning a set of these legendary speakers but neither has pockets deep enough (like me) to buy them new (£12k) or the skills / confidence to tackle the DIY jobs required to build them. Below is a link to my original project thread if you're interested to see / read what went it making them. The cabs were built using 18mm ply, which has been stained with a medium oak and finished with a satin polyx oil that really brings out the best of the Fir g
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  38. i had known Tim since the late 70s - he came into Guildford hifi when he was developing the EAR 501 which we then stocked. I was in communication with him until a few weeks ago - he had stage 4 Liver Cancer (spread from Colon cancer cancer which was discovered in an operation to clear a blockage) and went to Japan for alternative treatment (as conventional treatments had failed). He was the Tim we all knew right to the end. His last note to me was 4th November when he said his "condition not good at the moment". That statement shows his resilience and that he fought to the end bless him.
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  39. I got this email today, it reminded me how good I've found Richer Sounds customer service to be. In particular recently I tried an Arcam SR250 and they let me keep hold of it until the store reopened, which ended up being over 2 months. Dear Lawrence, I hope you and your family are safe and well. In view of the extraordinary times we find ourselves in, I thought it timely that I update and thank you for bearing with us during what has been one of the most challenging times in Richer Sounds’ 40+ year history. Firstly, and most important of all, I am grateful for the loyalty and patience that yo
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  40. Sounding rather lovely tonight
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  41. Sadly I had to sell my LP12 recently (no income and rent due etc). Some of you may already know that my day job is repairing used and abused DJ equipment for the various bars and nightclubs of Leeds and the surrounding areas. Over the years I've built quite a reputation for being fairly handy with regard to the ole SL1210 (I restored one of the decks from legendary nightclub The Haçienda a few years back). As a result I've got a workshop full of parts, spares and ropey broken stuff. What with work being rather quiet at the moment (dead would be a more accurate description) I decided to se
    14 points
  42. IKEA bathroom towel rack on the left. IKEA coffee table on the right. Wilko chopping board for the 3O3, below.
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  43. My mid century tea trolley rack
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  44. Is there a piece of audio equipment that you own that you are genuinely attached to? It could be for sentimental or sonic reasons, perhaps it is a pride of ownership thing. I have reached the point where I could say the same thing about each of the items I have in my main system but it is probably my turntable. It is a Sony TTS8000, previously owned by the late, great, actor Richard Beckinsale, of Rising Damp and Porridge fame, among others. When I got it, it had been in storage since his passing. It has been cleaned and serviced and has now been with me for several years, though I change
    14 points
  45. Two items singing well together tonight Luxman 507ux Harbeth HL5+
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  46. As well as Where Are They Now: a subject that has burned a hole in the soul of some audiophiles has been money, money, money, or more correctly Value For money (VFM). There has been a trend in the last few year for audio companies to chase big money. This has resulted in some positives and some big negatives. There is now a rash of ultra-expensive audio products where huge amounts of effort (and money) has gone into the case or the box surrounding the audio component. But not what is inside. The extremes of this has a US amplifier in a fantastic looking case with the audio boards insid
    14 points
  47. Hi Folks, My gear : TW Acustic/ Audio Technica / Project / Exogal / Vitus / Wilson Untitled by Steve Willett, on Flickr No changes for last 3 years other than a recent change from AT33 to an ART 9. Cheers, Steve
    14 points
  48. My Hifi Racks Podium: Rack by Rob Moores, on Flickr
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  49. Listening to music on my system is, I've found, really helping with keeping my mood up during this pandemic. I'm now making listening every or most mornings a ritual so I start my day in an uplifted emotional state.
    13 points
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