Ian H

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About Ian H

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    Junior Wammer

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    Charvil - Berks

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  • Turn Table
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos SE & Kandid
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Urika 2
  • Digital Source 1
  • Digital Source 2
  • Pre-Amp
    Klimax DSM
  • My Speakers
    Exakt Akubarik
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Between A Breath And A Breath by Judy Dyble (Ex Fairport Convention) and David Longdon (Big Big Train). A beautiful album which sadly was to become Judy’s swan song. She was too ill to sing on the final track, so she recited the lyrics. She died just prior to the album’s release.
  2. The advantage of having a streaming service is that you can listen to the gaps in your knowledge. If you don't like what you hear, then it's cost you nothing.
  3. I don't hold these out to be paragons of their type, but I still keep coming back to them - and it was difficult keeping it to 20! Supertramp – Crime of the Century Genesis – Seconds Out Big Big Train – English Electric (parts 1 & 2) Schonherz and Scott – One Night in Vienna Renaissance – Novella Scritti Politti – Provision Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries RPWL – World Through My Eyes Pink Floyd – Dark Side of The Moon Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left The Carpenters – A Song for You Miles Davis – Kind of Blue John Martyn – Solid Air Zero 7 – When It Falls Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia Kings College Choir of Cambridge – Allegri: Miserere Kings College Choir of Cambridge – Tallis: Spem in Allium New Queen’s Hall Orchestra – Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Vivaldi: Concerti Itzhak Perlman – Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major Op.77
  4. To encourage, force or otherwise make you buy the album!! Remember, music publishers are fighting a rear-guard action. Their previous business model relied on the exchange of money for a tangible physical commodity - initially sheet music, latterly a physical medium (record, compact disc or cassette). Out of region broadcasting, downloads and streaming have changed all that, and they're trying to find other ways of monetising their catalogue.
  5. Yes it's streaming licensing issues. If you like an album enough to buy it, then that's the way to go. You then own the right to use and you should then get the whole album in the format for which it was bought.
  6. On the Qobuz web chat just after the MDSM launch, it was intimated that "a Linn collection" may be made available. But no firm dates were mentioned https://tinyurl.com/LinnQobuzPodcast (around 39 minute mark)
  7. I was wondering if the dispute with Tune In is the thin end of the wedge or a unique "one off". What is the relationship with other companies such as vTuner for example? Will Sony/Warner be coming after them or do all the other companies pay their royalties on time? Hmm
  8. 62. I'll grow up one day, but I'm not in a hurry.
  9. Asset server and Kazoo control point. I've tried others, but keep coming back to them. I've honed the folders down to the way I use the system.
  10. I'm ashamed to say that my KDSM is still running Davaar 67 from December 2018 . According to the release notes, there doesn't seem to have been any KDSM related functional improvement since then. The intervening drops have in the main, been enabling releases (and subsequent fixes) for Selekt, Series 3, Sneaky and Kustom, together with fixes to problems I don't have. I'll have to get around to updating at some time, but I'm not in a rush, as everything is sounding good and working well.
  11. The only items my dealer recommends for boron (not tubular) cantilevered cartridges are green paper and Lyra SPT fluid, and he's been working on LP12's for eons. He does not recommend various gels or putties, saying that in his experience, they cause more problems than they fix. If it's good enough for him then it's good enough for me. A good loupe is very useful for accurate stylus maintenance. (The green paper has sat in the sun for a while now, so it's white.)
  12. In a proggy mood with Big Big Train. English Electric and The Grand Tour double albums.
  13. As with Neale, my iPad Kazoo is working on the recently released beta. Just need for the fix to be rolled out to the Windows platform, which no doubt will come in time.