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oldius last won the day on July 4 2020

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About oldius

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  • Birthday 30/12/1968

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  • Turn Table
    Sony TTS8000
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AT1010, AT Art 1
  • Digital Source 1
  • DAC
    Technics SH-X1000
  • Integrated Amp
    Denon PMA-850
  • My Speakers
    Yamaha NS1000
  • Headphones
    Beyer DT150 250ohm
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I agree with pretty much everything you said. Italy looked good, well organised and well coached but a bit light up front and solid at the back, rather than excellent. I suspect they will reach the quarters and then will be found out in the QF or SF.
  2. I think they're very comparable, and I have heard the DP80 many times. They both are rock solid but seem to keep a bit of lucidity in the mix. For certain, they would cost a fortune if manufactured today.
  3. The DP80 is a truly high end deck.
  4. It's been this way for some time now and I think I'm done, unless something breaks.
  5. Good thread. I am interested: it feels like some time since an international tournament. Though I am less keen on the international game, generally, we have several really capable young players: Foden, Mount, Grealish and Bellingham, particularly, and it will be interesting to see what they can do, if anything.
  6. I have personally used Mike Powell and Wilkinsons more than once with excellent results.
  7. Mike Powell, of course. Also Wilkinsons in Nelson, Lancashire, is highly regarded. WA Brady in Warrington also do repairs.
  8. It would be easier to write about who their transfer targets aren't based on what I read in the UK press.
  9. Great news. Blue has been on lead for four weeks now and she is bouncing!
  10. oldius

    Vet Fees

    Yes I have insurance but this is a much bigger issue than whether I had to pay the bill or not. My insurance has risen by 600% in just a few years; an Xray by 500% and I hear the same from so many owners. This is also affecting the mental health of many vets who are severely conflicted. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. oldius

    Vet Fees

    Indeed they do, Bob. I have about 370 signatures on the petition now and since then, articles have begun to emerge in the national press. I will write to my local MP, this weekend, with specific examples from my local area and also some of the information from the nationals.
  12. That seems like bloody good value.
  13. I recently had a £6k integrated on trial for a week and had a preference for the Denon. I am not certain that amplifier technology has moved on other than having phono stages and headphone amps taken out, both of which this includes.
  14. I love it and have owned it a long time. It is the Denon PMA850 from 1978. The internals give a clue as to why I like it so much - independently wound transformer; 3 input, self adjusting phono stage and has driven everything I have owned.
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