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About chebby

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  • Digital Source 1
    iPad Mini 4 128GB
  • Digital Source 2
    Philips CD-104/65
  • DAC
    Arcam MiniBlink
  • Integrated Amp
    Quad Vena
  • My Speakers
    Audio Note AX-Two
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    B&W P3 Mk2
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I took the title literally regarding budget. If so, isn’t £425 a bit steep?
  2. Our local newsagent is excellent. Andrex toilet roll and wipes, Fiesta kitchen rolls, corned beef, tinned pies, tinned beans (including with sausages), tiined spaghetti and ravioli, tinned custard, tinned fruit, rice pudding, evaporated milk, tinned soups, tinned veg, tinned steak and tinned hot dogs, spam, ham, instant noodles etc. Loads of cereals, biscuits (savoury and sweet) and a decent little range of frozen meals and ice creams. Plenty of bread - brown and white, crumpets, teacakes all sorts. Eggs and cheese and milk. Fair range of household cleaning products too. We are lucky to live a few doors away and can hear the delivery lorries turn up! He knows his customers and the ones that are vulnerable and he and his wife ensure they get basics delivered.
  3. Given up on Spooks. Every episode with a female actor in it turns into a full-on ‘snot fest’. Boring after the tenth time. Had the writers met any women?
  4. Lots of people enjoying themselves in the Welsh hills ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51994504 ... the same is going on at our parks and beaches, the lake district and the Yorkshire moors ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51995092 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988877 Insane, arrogant and destined to ensure we will have armed police enforcing lockdowns rather than relying on our good sense.
  5. Binge watching ‘Spooks’ on iPlayer. Not as good as I remember them seeming first time around (up to 18 years ago). Sadly the Americans have become so much better at this than we can ever be now.
  6. The key is in the 2nd photograph for each item ...
  7. Only the once here but he was on amazing form especially with “Johnny Too Bad”. It was a privilege to witness that live!
  8. I met him at a ‘folk’ gig in the Centre Hotel in Southsea around 1982. We bought him a beer afterwards in the residents lounge and chatted for a few minutes.
  9. chebby

    Johnny Darko

    Isnt there a traders section where two online dealers can argue? (Or at least PM each other). Okay, found it ... https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/forum/17-trade-news-reviews-advice-discussions/
  10. Linn LP12 is now 47 “years ish”.
  11. If it’s anything like our Wilko this morning, if anyone sneezes they’d get battered to death with plastic hand trolleys full of toilet roll! I went in for a stiff-bristled yard broom (their’s are excellent) and wild bird food. (The way things are going the birds will soon be competing with us for food!)
  12. You are on the cusp of frying those speakers every time you listen! I can solve this with a straight swap of your Luxman for my excellent Quad Vena (1st gen) amplifier and DAC.
  13. Okay but no head support and nothing to ‘catch’ your head when you drift off.
  14. I cannot recommend mine because it was a one-off sale item for £795 (instead of of £1595) reduced in order for my local JL branch to clear some space a couple of years ago ... https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-claverdon-semi-aniline-leather-armchair-galveston-hide/p1443116 Well worth £795 but not worth full price. My wife loves our IKEA Strandmon armchairs (and matching footstools) ... https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/strandmon-wing-chair-nordvalla-red-10433244/ They are really well made and comfortable. I am too old (approaching ‘late fifties’) to buy uncomfortable design statements or ‘architect chairs’ and I prefer something with excellent head and neck support.
  15. You’d only need that if using as a transport with a separate DAC. I think the OP prefers a stand-alone unit.
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