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    East Sussex
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  • Digital Source 1
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    Hugo TT
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    Maker Audio NL14+
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    Sonus Faber
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Popped out for a short walk to see how the Fuji gets on at night. GFX50S 45mm 1/125th @ F2.8 ISO640 Night walk. by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  2. Some years back I saw an Avid Volvere Sequel for sale from a dealer on ebay, it was an ex-demo so as new. It had a starting price of £1999 which was low as the new price then was £5000. I sent an offer of £2500 which was declined as the dealer felt it would go higher so I decided to wait to put a bid in at the last moment. The auction ended around 10am on a Tuesday and hadn't had any bids approaching that time. I decided to place a bid at the last moment of £2500 thinking that would hopefully beat any others. To my surprise no one else bid so I won it at the starting price! The dealer must have been a bit miffed to say the least, but did honour the deal. I've just checked their site and see the current price is £7700
  3. Dom's serviced many Wammer's watches as well people on other forums. If you choose him you're in safe hands.
  4. First nice day out with my GFX50S. Newhaven Harbour 2 by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  5. At last some nice weather which allowed me to get out with the camera. First impressions are good, it's lovely to use and feels good in the hand. Here's one of the first shot's taken with the Fujifilm 45mm. This has been cropped. Newhaven Harbour! by Rick Francis, on Flickr
  6. Sir_Franc


    I have a pair of Voxativ AC1.6's. They aren't as crisp as normal speaker designs as the treble can be a bit recessed and bright at first, but for all their faults they do posses a kind of magic that lets you enjoy the music and forget about listening to your hi-fi. They are very quick and have an impressive dynamic range, but I just love sitting back, forgetting my expectations and chilling out.
  7. That's it. I remembered it had a number in it!
  8. Hi Hector, thanks for taking the time to let me know. I've recently seen a post on a Facebook page (I think it was the GFX group) about a 0.95 50mm being used with interesting results. I've got the Fuji 45mm lens which I think would be pretty close to that focal range. Yesterday I went to Park Cameras in Burgess Hill and bought the Fuju 100-200mm lens. Though I've had the camera a couple of weeks now I haven't been able to get out on a nice day to have a play. I'm off this week, but the weather looks poor for the entire week. I can't wait to have a proper play and post thoughts here!
  9. I miss having Sounds of Music and Audio T in Tunbridge Wells. SoM was bought out and moved to Lewes. The new owners also changed the name so something utterly unrecognizable as a hifi dealer or relation of SoM. Classic way to bugger up your loyal customers!
  10. Sir_Franc


    I don't think they know what cheap is! Would be interesting to see a write up on it.
  11. Good work! I misread the title and was expecting to see a cycle rack!
  12. I use washing machine pucks under my dac just for the hell of it. In all honesty I can't say I've done a blind test and found it improved the sound, but it's nice knowing it won't hurt. I have had equipment in the past that definitely benefited from being isolated from the rack so always worth having a play if it helps keep you amused.
  13. Hi Ben, I'll report back once I've had a chance to play. Looks like the earliest I can get out is Saturday so fingers crossed for good weather. I also bought a used GF 45mm lens which arrived yesterday. At the moment, all I can say is this combo is rather large & much heavier compared to my MFT system!