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  1. The Thorns - Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins!
  2. David, I always thought that "Done Me Wrong Alright", a b side track, was reminiscent of Deep Purple!
  3. Snoopdog

    playlist Jazzland

    As a Chet fan, I am blown away by the Til Bronner cover of "It never entered my mind" on the excellent "Capitol Sessions" album!
  4. Snoopdog

    playlist Jazzland

    This is an awesome 'Live' album, beautifully recorded and contains a version of Miles "Flamenco Sketches" that makes the hairs on my neck, stand up! Well worth a listen!
  5. Julian I have an "as new" Tellurium Q Black Diamond USB cable, which was their top of the line USB cable, at £660, prior to the launch of the Silver Diamond, at £880. Review here:- Boxed and yours for £299 ono! Steve
  6. The first album I ever bought - 50 years ago!
  7. 30th November 2005! Was on Zerogain before that and still here as I actually like the other members I have met!
  8. Standby Eddie! I'll send you over a test record!
  9. Queen of the South (nothing to do with Scottish football) - now on Season 4. The story of the rise of Theresa Mendoza, Mexican drug cartels (in English - No sub titles)! Love her Sicario sidekick and bodyguard Pote'.
  10. Sods Law! My 10 year old AEG washing machine also gave up the ghost since we entered Lockdown! It was spinning, when I heard a horrendous noise coming from the utility room. The drum had parted company from the rest of the machine and there were bits of fabric, where the seals had shredded! I decided that due, to it's age, it was beyond economical repair, so got a good deal on a new Bosch machine (5 year warranty) via John Lewis, with next day delivery! Due to CoVid Lockdown, I had to disconnect and manhandle the AEG machine from the utility room, down three steps into the kitchen, across the tiled kitchen floor, up three wooden steps into the carpeted hallway, across the hallway and out of the front door, along the path to outside the garage (managed with a strip of old carpet underneath)! John Lewis would only deliver as far as the front door, so I again manhandled the new machine in the opposite direction, unpacked and installed it in the utility room. Supply connected, machine levelled and voila! The old machine outside the front of the garage troubled me for a few days, so at the first opportunity, I got the car out, manhandled the beast into the boot area and drove to the recently reopened waste recycling centre, where, you guessed it, the man at the tip said, "sorry mate, but I can't give you any help with that!" So, heaved it out of the back of the car and manhandled it around to where he wanted it to go! Drove back home and had a cup of tea ..... job done! I was rather proud, that I had accomplished it all single-handed and glad, that at 64, I still weight train and can manage to throw 60-odd kilos of washing machine around!
  11. 1. Tannoy Cheviot (1976) 2. Nightingale NM1 (1977) 3. Linn Isobarik DMS (1979) 4. Linn Isobarik PMS (1981) 5. TDL Monitor (1989) 6. Amphion Krypton (2004) 7. Avalon Indra (2008) 8. TAD CR1 (2016)
  12. I had Kimber 4TC cables on my 1988 purchase of TDL Monitors. That system consisted of:- Oxford Acoustics Crystal Reference turntable/SME V/Koetsu Rosewood Signature mc Audio Research SP9 Preamp Aragon 4004 200w power amp (designed by Dan D'Agostino - Referred to as "The poor man's Krell!") TDL Monitor loudspeakers Meridian 104 Tuner Meridian 200 series CD player It was a good system and I didn't make any significant changes until 2003
  13. Turntable - German Tonearm - American Cartridge - Japanese Phono Stage - British Preamp - American Power Amp - American Speakers - Japanese Power Cords/interconnects/speaker cable - British, American, Polish CD/SACD Transport/DAC/Word Clock/Upsampler - British Reference 10MHz Clock - German Server/NAS - Japanese Power Conditioner - British Equipment Racks/Support - American Room Tuning - Italian
  14. Cool! Looks like the bastard offspring of a Spirograph and Meccano!
  15. Bugger! for a minute, I thought it was "Guess the album cover" and I was convinced I'd got it!
  16. Very sad news indeed! I was fortunate to have met Allen on a "Hitchhikers" forum visit to the Meridian factory in 2007. I was introduced to Allen's stunning design talent in 1978, when I bought my first piece of Meridian kit (101/103D pre/power). Since then, I have always had Meridian equipment in my hifi or A/V systems. RIP Allen. Your legacy burns bright!
  17. Perfect isolation and social distancing! I am indoors, listening to Qobuz and the wife is outside, gardening!
  18. These were an £8K pair of speakers, when I bought them, new, in 2004 from The Audioconsultants! The build quality is amazing, especially the birch veneer waveguide for the tweeter, which Amphion changed to moulded plastic for the MKII Krypton. A slab of granite is inset to one side of the lower half of each cabinet to counter the 12" side firing woofer. They weigh 85Kg a piece and I recommend Finite Elemente Cerabase or Cerapuc footers instead of adjustable spikes on the outriggers. Better still, would be a quartet of Stillpoints Ultra 5's each side - a snip at £4K! Lawrence got himself a serious bargain and his only real choice is ............... woofers firing in, or out!
  19. Yes. It does look rather good and does the job nicely. Also, doesn't need recharging that much!
  20. I bought this lamp for my turntable. I specifically didn't want one that was powered by an SMPS!
  21. Lettuce, Gourmet Bacon and Tomato?
  22. I bought an LP12, in black (non-fluted plinth and not piano black) new from Guildford HiFi, in 1978, for £272!