dudywoxer

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dudywoxer last won the day on January 9 2017

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About dudywoxer

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    Looking for a bigger stirring stick
  • Birthday 24/03/1896

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  • Location
    sunny scunny
  • Real Name
    colin

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  • Turn Table
    Rega p9
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rb 1000 + AT33PTGIII
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega Ios
  • Digital Source 1
    Saturn-r
  • Digital Source 2
    Sb touch
  • DAC
    Rega
  • Integrated Amp
    Elicit-r
  • My Speakers
    spendor a6
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. There is some stunning sounding budget kit out there, and equally some absolute crap expensive stuff. Far too much willy waving about hi fi gear, from the bling cases to posh veneers etc. Folks on hear spend more on a rca cable than most people spend on a replay system. Less bullshit, less I spent ????K, and more that is bloody good value for money just may help foster a few new peoples interest in music replay. put simply, if i sounds enjoyable it's good.
  2. Mrs Woxer loves music, but has no real interest in the boxes beyond if she likes the sound. At the last demo, the salesman was giving it large about some moon kit. After a couple of tracks she smiled at him, and ask if was broken.
  3. Have a word with Darren here, I have one working with roon at the minute. Really good streamer. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=volks audio
  4. use the audio out from the touch into the sugden, if the sound doesn't change much look for a better dac. The touch is pretty good at 1 and 0's.
  5. I joined when Jim started it, still hang around but not as active. It was more enjoyable, and way may unruly in the early days. The first few scalford bake offs where epic, some of the mad systems put together had to be heard to be believed. So did some of the hangovers on sunday morning. Cable threads did tend to be entertaining unless you where on the receiving end.
  6. Hope you had a good day. Like many when I'm 64 was a very distant prospect, at the time. Having passed it a couple of years ago it's not that daunting any more. Kids in their 30's seem much more concerned about age than I am. At least she seems to still love me and feed me. What is amusing is the grandkids concept of age, and what you must remember. One thing is for sure, if this lockdown thing lasts much longer my mum will be telling me to get a bloody haircut, you long haired lay about.
  7. You have the additional problem that the Farmers seem to want the pickers living on site. How many of the UK unemployed will want to leave home to live in provided accommodation, to earn minimum wage, from which food and accommodation costs are deducted, or would want the hours of bloody hard work the job entails. Many years ago this type of work would be undertaken by a lot of women from surrounding towns and villages. Usually this was organised by ''gang bosses'' and the pay rate was peace rate. I did a fair amount of it myself, during school holidays etc, but being a local with tractor driving experience I was usually lucky enough to spend most of my time sat on my arse driving. The money them, in real terms I think was better than what is currently offered.
  8. you seem to have missed your imagination is simply not up to the job.
  9. I really would have thought that if ethernet cables where going to have any effect it would be more likely to show itself on things that put some ''strain'' on the system. Hi Res video streaming as an example. How many people do you see singing the praises of fancy ethernet wire for this. Very very few, most of what I have seem are people saying there is no difference. Does this mean that the cables make very little, or no difference, or that the engineers that design TV systems to take a digital feed and turn it into the picture we see are better at what they do than the people designing audio systems to turn that signal into sound. Most of it stikes me as being at best audio nervosa, or at worst a peeing up the wall competition. As kernow said, I am pleased I am a music fan rather than being an audiophile.
  10. I spent some of the time thinking about two of my uncles, one of whom went through the desert war, and Italian campaign, the other who was part of the d-day landings. I am more than well aware of what they went through thanks. I am also fairly sure neither of them, had they still been with us, would have wanted too much to do with the 75th anniversary shenanigans. May be they would have spent some time remembering their fallen comrades, but neither of them where overly keen on flag wavers. If by some strange fluke of history the people making all the fuss had actually taken part in the conflict I may rethink it. I also believe they where much more aware of the need for international cooperation in creating and building the better future they wanted for everyone than fridays flag wavers.
  11. other than having to hear a fair amount of 40's music from a nearby street party I managed to avoid most of it. To me it is about remembering the lives lost not about some bloody party. The people who went through it had reason to celebrate, and did. Those same people went on to create things like NATO, the NHS, and the common market. Things there offspring seem determined to dismantle. I hope they enjoyed the gammon butties.
  12. If the newspapers reporting on the leaked plans for the next stage of the lock down are anywhere near accurate, it would seem that we are continuing with the well though out, well planned, with attention to detail clusterfuck that we are currently experiencing. We are going to have a group of the population deciding sod it, I going to do what I want to do, when I want to, and the other half to scared to venture past the back door. If what I am reading is halfway near correct it sounds like bumble bot Boris is going to dump his masterful attention to detail on all of us.
  13. I don't think the wealthy would virtue signal, giving money away tends to not come naturally to them. Pay it to everyone by all means, but have a sliding scale of tax grab back.
  14. do you actually know anyone that is dependent on our brilliant social care system? I do, and we have a government that has vilified them, branded them as workshy scroungers and reduced any benefits to a level way below anything that allows them to do little more than exist, and many struggle to even do that. We have a minimum wage that is below the living wage, and an old age pension level that is a little above in insult to people who spent their working lives paying taxes. Cared for, only if you live in rose tinted spectacles.