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  1. I've been toying with the idea of a current production LS3/5a derivative for a while now but even used prices are too much of an entry fee for me. Just visited the boy Nagra for an overdue catch up and listen to his Falcons and was reminded just how enticing and enchanting these are. Bottom line is I phoned Falcon and ordered their Q7 there and then having finally made a decision. I'd been pondering these and had emailed Falcon yesterday, with Jerry (almost immediately) responding confirming these were pretty much the LS3/5a but with a bit more bass. Truth is it was now or never as we're going to be seeing some pretty steep increases in the coming months. So if somebody would now buy my Leak I'd be very grateful We also had to smile that you can pick up the phone to order some speakers and the bloke who runs the company takes your order. This has to be a rare thing ! So, between us we'll be able to offer a comparison between these two and the Harbeth P3ESRs. Now if someone has some original Rogers and Stirlings it's a party, albeit a very polite British heritage one !
  2. Hi Richard, Hope you're well. I owned one of these for a while a very long time ago, so please factor that in in my response, plus no idea of value at the price you mention. Caveat over, looked and felt gorgeous in terms of fit n finish. Lovely thing. Sound reminded me a bit of a Leak 20, certainly recall being very happy with the sonics indeed. It certainly isn't something to be avoided, the very opposite if the price is right and the output serves your needs.
  3. Just bid for a make offer pair on eBay but no joy ! Said before, patience is your friend.
  4. It is a bit far I'm afraid but thank you. I appreciate this is a bit of a long shot !
  5. Yes, it matters and good call. I buy mostly British and used. I can't say I'm 'clean' with general purchases though, I have to be honest in saying this. Though I'm certainly not into fashion, it's worn till it's worn through !
  6. Pretty much everything I own or have owned, as mentioned previously, bought used with knowledge of resale value. Best way for me.
  7. I'm based near Nottingham and would bring cake . I've been lucky enough to hear the Falcons in my system and would love to hear the Stirlings. Cheers. Also, what do we reckon a used price would be that you could near enough recoup if you sold on ? Don't really know the market surrounding these.
  8. A new year itch to be scratched . Cheers.
  9. Another reason for staying away from HUG is that it is as dull as ditchwater
  10. As a fan of little boxes, I love it when someone mentions something I've never heard of, as is the case with the Kralk. These look really interesting. Do enjoy obviously I want to hear a pair now !
  11. So tricky to advise, and this mostly depends upon whether you can live without deep, low bass. Should you ever be near Nottingham, I can offer you a listen to P3ESRs, and let's be right, all these LS3/5a iterations may be subtly different but are all in the same ball park sonically.
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    Chromecast Audio

    Bought a standard to mini optical cable, went mad and spent a fiver
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    Chromecast Audio

    I was going to go for a Bluesound but thought I'd go low cost first to see if the medium appealed. I'm assume whacking the CC into the DAC on my Quad CDP helps.
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    Chromecast Audio

    Ok, Took me a little while to come to the party, but I am finally streaming. This device should not sound as good as it does for 50 quid, it just shouldn't. The 'wam has really let me down I feel, you should have mentioned this streaming thingy years ago
  15. I appreciate that Quad gear is made in China, but that they still service pretty much everything they've made in Huntington is great. Way ahead of their time in terms of being anything but built in obsolesce and the green agenda in terms of avoiding the throw away culture.
  16. I understand it's possible to obtain music from our telephones (who'd have thought !) and will be looking into this new phenomenon
  17. The seller does them for 12s too.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leak-Stereo-20-and-ST60-metal-baseplate-1-5mm-steel-Matt-Black-Powder-Coated-/265470661157?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  18. I came across that. That she differs in opinion is fine, I just get tired of people feeling the need to express that opinion (or making a living from doing so). On the plus, I finally got round to deleting the 'swipe left' Google shite news function on my phone that led me to this. For some reason I can't fathom I wasted far too much time on this. No need to fathom now, it's gone !
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    Truly sorry to hear Dicy, I bought the Chomecast from you, really happy for you to keep it and just refund me if that helps keep you in tunes. Just message me, Cheers, Ian. Edit: Or I can post it back - don't feel you need to honour the sale at all, I've got plenty of music here . Seriously, do it !
  20. Well measured comments here, especially as relating to the young. Another is that whilst non essential spend might decrease, luxury and non essential goods are also likely to increase in price.
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