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  • Digital Source 1
    Linn Akurate Sys Hub
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    Linn Akubarik Exakt
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    Linn Akurate Sys Hub
  • Power Amp/s
    Linn Akubarik Exakt
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    Linn Akubarik Exakt
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  1. Phobic

    McCartney III

    they've been playing tracks off this on Radio 6 along with an extended interview. check out iplayer (or whatever they call the radio version) only heard 1 track and quite liked it
  2. honestly budget is the thing I struggle with the most when picking new gear. I start off with a firm number, and each time I hear something 10% overpriced it creeps up, before you know it your budget is suddenly double what you started with
  3. yes power cables again, I know, I know, I know I've been reading threads about power cables for decades. I'm firmly in the buy decent quality good gauge not stupid money camp. but..... I wonder why the debate rages on still. so my question is what is the right scientific test to prove that expensive audiophile cables do or don't make a difference. I'm talking hard science, real measurements, undeniable proof. No double blind A+B pepperoni pizza trust your ears testing. real test gear, real measurements, real results that we can see. Let's not constrain it to home gamer test equipment either, real lab gear is fine. we need to cater for crappy power supply and remove any effect of filtering/conditioning from the equation. I expect this to be a light hearted and friendly thread, after all both side have an interest in agreeing to something!
  4. Album Votes 1 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 4 2 Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 3 3 Miles Davis - Bitches Brew 3 4 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath 3 5 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds 3 6 Kraftwerk - Autobahn 3 7 Nirvana - Nevermind 3 8 Pink Floyd - Meddle 2 9 Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced 2 10 Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back 2 11 Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express 2 12 David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 2 13 Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen 2 14 Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home 2 15 Prince - Sign O' The Times 2 16 The velvet underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico 2 Kraftwerk doing well
  5. Excellent thank you! It's half term in the UK next week so I'll have chance to listen to these
  6. Ali Farka Toure - The River this is my album of the year I think, loving it so much. thanks @bencat for introducing me to it!
  7. I might have just figured it out. right click and open image in new tab. This 1 of my ad/script blockers is stopping it. must be a dodgy site he's using
  8. cheap thrills - big brother and the holding company
  9. Phobic

    Formula 1 2020

    been driving round the Portuguese circuit in my race sim this morning, what a great track, looks so much fun. FP2 looked quite interesting, worth looking at the highlights. hopefully going to be an interesting race today. Looks like silly season's well and truly underway now, Haas dropping both drivers, redbull on the look out for a replacement & an engine, hopefully they can secure the IP for the honda PU
  10. great thanks Tony, will have an investigate
  11. erm thanks? which of the 30,500 posts should I read?
  12. I've just been and got my flu jab and had a little giggle with the people at the surgery that I thought I'd share. I'm literally the last victim on the list and I'm greeted by what appears to be a setup designed to handle testing for a zombie invasion, I'm ushered through a 1 way system by at least 20 staff to finally arrive in a large empty surgery with 6 nurses, 2 doctors & 3 admin staff, and no other patients. me "you didn't all need to come out just for little old me" as quick as a flash a nurse responds "we thought you were bringing cake" After being stabbed in my arm and loosing most of my blood I'm on my way out and say "I'll bring cake next time" Same nurse "good, make sure you do, I'll write your name down to check"
  13. thanks @ChemMan will be a useful and insightful read