Leem

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  1. Leem

    Speechless

    Luckily, no 😊 Her only real hobby is running, lots of running
  2. Leem

    Speechless

    My wife can't cope with me, no way she'd be bothered with another man! Not unless they can run half marathons regularly anyway 😉
  3. Leem

    Speechless

    We moved house and insisted I had a garage. We now have a garage, a kit car, a dedicated music room, a second music room (for my instruments), a room for my driving simulator and we're building a pub in the garden. And now she's said I should upgrade my hifi (both systems) Whichever way you look at it, I win
  4. Leem

    Speechless

    If I was going to spend that sort of money I'd probably start by changing my listening room.
  5. Leem

    Speechless

    I don't want small speakers, I want to swap my pmc fb1s for something a little more exciting. They're incredibly fast and precise (imho), but they're not that engaging, hence why I want to try JBL and klipsch
  6. Leem

    Speechless

    I've got an old 3i I'm currently running and thinking of part-exing, currently run through a pair of neat petite, which are amazing little speakers, although need to be near a wall or with a sub for best performance
  7. Leem

    Snake oil

    Only if it has "Russ Andrews" stamped on the side
  8. Leem

    Snake oil

    I never even looked at the price. You're right though, they obviously aren't trying hard enough
  9. Leem

    Snake oil

    Inspired by looking at the classifieds and some of the snake oil being sold on there, I bring you this wondrous invention. https://www.flareaudio.com/pages/calmer-music
  10. Leem

    Speechless

    A what? ETA. I've been drinking sorry! No, I might need it again!
  11. Leem

    Speechless

    It's got worse, I mentioned heading to fanthorpes to listen to a few things. Her response? "Yep, go on, we can afford it" I think I've died and gone to heaven. Short list so far, Cyrus One Cast for my garden Room, new chord DAC, new closed headphones for when she wants to be in the music room, and potentially a pair of JBL L100s or Klipsch Heresy. What's even more remarkable is she only listens to music when she's running her fitness classes, she doesn't understand "listening to music" as an actual activity
  12. Leem

    Speechless

    The amp won't be a problem, already have a Sugden IA4!
  13. Leem

    Speechless

    17 years so far 😉
  14. Leem

    Speechless

    Well we are building a large garden summer house, so maybe it's that! Seriously she's never been interested in money or handbags or shoes, or clothes. She's a bit unusual!
  15. Leem

    Speechless

    Given her hobbies that would be a LOT of running shoes
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    Speechless

    We've just recently sold our house in Essex, and due to timing and change in values when we moved up north we have a significant amount of money left over, which is basically my pension. I casually mentioned to my much better half that I was thinking of spending some of it on a hifi upgrade. Her comment was "don't spend it all, I don't think you should spend more than a 100k" I was thinking about 5k if I could find something that gave me a decent improvement. and no we aren't that rich that we can throw 100k at hifi, so this isn't a humblebrag! I'm still a bit speechless that she'd let me do something like that, even though I have no intention of doing it
  17. Why do people never sell this sort of thing in North Wales!!
  18. I used it for a very short time before I set up my MC, and I thought it was. It has a very good reputation as far as inbuilt phono stages go.
  19. In a similar note, I've been helping my aging neighbour with shopping and prescriptions etc during lockdown, and she mentioned she had some old speakers in her garage that used to be her husband's, that I could have if I wanted them. So I've now acquired a pair of original wharfedale diamonds!
  20. Good point. Why didn't I think of that !😉
  21. Quick question guys (Yep I'm bored so lots of different threads!) I currently listen to my digital music either via Spotify or off my NAS (wav and flac) via a squeezebox touch and a dacmagic DAC into my Sugden. As you can see my system has some aging digital components, Is there any point upgrading? Will I hear anything different/better? I did plug my headphone amp direct into the DAC missing out my Sugden and it was horrible, hence why I was wondering if a change could improve it by given the Sugden a better signal to start with. I'm a big proponent of 1s and 0s are 1s and 0s, but there are analogue components in there, and I suspect DAC technology may have moved on from the dacmagic
  22. Leem

    New headphones

    Thanks, Yep I wasn't sure which of the others you were recommending 😉, thanks for the clarification