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  1. lol! just insight. I have been in this game well before this forum a little here and there. Comes from living in Hanwell for 11 and so years.

    as I can't block a mod (sorry man) I will take it on the chin. I am not just here to present scientific papers in condensed "form". Please would I ask that mods do not be rude.

    bye (again btw).

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  2. 5 minutes ago, wizmax said:

    Do bears sh*t in the woods?

    yeeeeep ((mm))

    I might need to modify my plans - Aurora is doing a signing and event at Rough Trade the same day doors 6:30pm London E1 (check her twitter you just need to preorder The CD) so in the end, I may actually miss this one. Also 'FrankD' did not reply. If you would not mind a few pics and some thoughts and convo (really enjoyed the thread after keggy but didn't post) that would be cool. Looks like with journey times - what do you think? I am not in the best of minds maybe both are possible with trains?

    I would want to be in E1 for 6:30pm. I bought the CD - Album 2 part 2411.99

  3. 4 hours ago, chebby said:

    Twisted pair of single core, RS 56 x 0.3mm strand. (Four twists per metre). Did the same thing for pennies 40 years ago.

    This is the nearest modern equivalent I think ...


    Adding sense to those with money and incense for nostrils is a very valid reason to run a company. Also I get lovely letters every few months and they are a good team. Could be worse!

    Anyway you are right but the folks in Ealing Radio City are rude gits so I rather just let them stare at the wall from less than 2 yards all day hehehehehe

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  4. May - I ask - does this brand and maker compare well to PMC ? (er).
    Shahinian look to be excellent and a high end proposition. I am vaguely in the market for some PMC Twenty 26.

    Perhaps they were done already by Shahinian? They seem to be transmission line designs and these do work really well I think. Lovely calming dynamic. Second - hand market is reassuringly small (so to quote lol).

  5. A S.W.A.T. Healin' Ritual
    (not for the young as they may not appreciate some lyrics of it).



    with thes (thes should be a word. The plural. Y'know.. ..) beloved Queen getting on a slight bit I thought it would be fun to post a doctors reference.

     the way ,,, Track 3 is very good :]


  6. 10 minutes ago, antonio66 said:

    Gambling is entirely up to the individual. Nobody twists your arm to place a bet.

    Truism, yep.
    Anyone going to Hanwell Carnival by the way? Grew up here

  7. 3 minutes ago, incognito73 said:

    Reason for the sale is fairly simple. My listening space is compromised at the moment (as my daughter is moving in), so for the last few months (sadly) I'm doing a bit of the clear-out and downscale of the main audio system. 

    I am very close to Brentford sir|mam. To get the balance (+ve that is) would take about 4 days would it be possible in your situation to come and have a listen? I would love to hear it as an integrated. If so please PM me with your availability. I will PM you too in a few moments.

    It seems to be a great deal on a one off Unit and with it's warranty, it looks a corker. The preamp looks to be very handy indeed.

    I would also ask how and what you think about the new power module boards - -do they compare favourably to the sold 2 items? Have you tried them much?

  8. Here is a suggestion... I have listened to

    Cape Verde's Césaria Évora was 47 years old before her career really took off on an international level in the late '80s, and she quickly became known as the foremost purveyor of the morna, which blends West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties into beautiful and haunting songs of longing, and she is equally at home singing coladera, which are songs that flip the coin on morna from sad longing to joyous playfulness. This set draws from her various RCA releases, and includes Evora's warm, soft-burred tenor on blues-steeped laments like her signature "Sodade," which finds her vocal turning melancholic, lilting, and then quietly joyous, all within a phrase or two.



    The Best (of RCA)

    La Diva Aux Pieds Nus
    Miss Perfumado
    Sodade, O Melhor de Cesaria Evora
    Sodade - Les Plus Belles Mornas de Cesaria

    Sorry didn't resize the above field. Interesting the picture I just found is on BMC (prefer them to RCA anyway!)

    Just to let you know that Current Chromium engine (chrome browser from Google) seems to have problems with the forum for edits and also quotes. Firefox seems a little better in some aspects. I was using Edge though not really much longer - these are my 3 pinned browsers in Win10. So soz if I have added some whitespace to the forum recentlly for no reason - Chrome issue or HTML standard issue with our forum software (looks like the former!).

    R I P

    cesaria 61YU0HRnQxL.jpg

  9. Rick thank you for the well informed and insightful posts. One day I will buy something from you I think :)

    I am not in the trade as a jobsworth.

    quick question - did ATC attend the Hammersmith show last year in your knowledge? I can't remember. My second day memory was the cray cray amazing Harmon room where they had rebranded a bit and done a sponsorship deal or similar with a former F1 driver (why! whhhy!).

    5 hours ago, Von Krolock said:

    Sorts at work using First Person singular when, if they could look beyond their own arse should be making use of the First Person plural.


    Pretenders. Plural ................................ ............... . .. . .. .. ((sigh))

  11. 7 hours ago, Non-Smoking Man said:

    The professional or semi professional gambler (which is how I classify myself) hates risk and is always seeking to minimise it by betting when the odds are in his or her favour. You are buying at a price which you consider (having analysed the race) lower than its worth. Its a bit like stocks and shares. Buy lowe sell high. Its just business.I play golf with an ex banker and its much the same, we agree.

    If you mean the jockey side of things then they take considerable risk- again minimised by protective bodywear and sophisticated medical back up and recuperation facilities. If you watch a race you will see up to 5 vehicles following the race full of doctors and God knows who to provide immediate expert help to horse and jockey in the event of mishap.

    Nobody enjoys risk for its own sake - we leave this to bungee jumpers and lovers of Russian roulette.

    What you do find in racing is lovers of the sport.

    I think what you might be alluding to in a self-styled enigmatic fashion is the poor sods in betting shops addicted to FOBTs (fixed odds betting terminals) - which are pocket casinos with odds fixed in the machine's favour which are irrisistable to compulsives.

    That's a different world to the one I occupy.

    If anything I am cautious about the negative spin offs of running a thread like this due to the 'risk' of drawing outsiders into the gambling scenario, They may not have the bottle or skills to survive. But I am not my fellow citizen's keeper.

    Yes risk can end in 'The End' as you dramatically put it but suicide (to which I take it you refer and with which I have had personal experience) is a complex subject way beyond the scope of most hifi enthusiasts - except me. I  have studied Emille Durkheim's seminal study on the subject (which arguably was the first proper sociological and scientific study of the same) 'Suicide' which identifies 'anomie' (trans. 'normlessness') as the cause of suicde, not risk taking. The highest rates of suicide are found in people uprooted from society and thrown onto their own resources e.g., men entering civilian life from life in the army (an institution that provides them with a set of secure values)

    I have a degree in Sociology and Philosophy and a D. Phil. in Philosophy of Science.

    My interst in racing and my betting acumen stems from my active brain  and my analytical skills.

    I cant help the losers (and Im not one of them), that's someone else's profession. 

    Jack NSM

    Understanding of the concept of Russian Roulette is way too disemphasised these days. It holds an or many answers ....

    By The Way (b.t.w.) ; when I refer to 'The End' (dramatic pause) I mean the influence of the function (which I will likely never attend now - say -) is related to either your death or the death of others or both. that Both is the real issue I think. It is best to be aware 'that' (posted earlier .. .) we are highly lucky - most children under 12 are lacking clean water or security. Throughout the ,our Whole World.

    I'm kind of glad we agreed though :) Interesting conversation people

    sorry - edit - I am tired and unwell and it is early. I will leave a tab open and try and respond with more sense factors later. Thank you for your study. We didn't really complete the start of this discussion. Soz! 
    Oh an Good Morning.

  12. The Tape labelling is a good sign (as is the phase control it would share with my primare A30 point one).
    PM incoming as soon as I get to a working keyboard. I think we can do a deal on this today!

    btw I got this mech keyboard 2nd hand on ebay and it is getting better though some keys still don't engage and bug me here

    my corsair k90 is spill and needs too much attention ... volume roller was fun though! Nice hardware.

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  13. 9 hours ago, Turk 182 said:

    thanks for this !

    any opinions on the sound on sound article ?

    [firefox fails... ]
    we kind of make that content anyway by the way. Thanks for the info though - been a while since I have seen that web site.

  14. 7 hours ago, jas0_0 said:

    Interesting.  Never considered I was adding unnecessary faff. Will investigate.

    Out of interest how or does this equipment implement SoX algorithm filtering? With us PC desk bound that seems to be part of the approach (at least on AMD64 / Win10 / KS)

  15. 8 hours ago, tuga said:

    "Bright" equipment may give an impression of detail but this is not the result of a higher ability to resolve low-level detail.

    Unfortunately it's become fashionable for manufacturers to design "bright-sounding" speakers and this has led to many people associating "resolving power" with "hardness" and too much treble.

    A real high-resolution system or equipment will sound detailed when playing at low levels and smooth-sounding when played loud. Such systems can be used at much higher SPLs without causing tiredness but will retain detail when played at low levels.

    Some source material also carries this problem. Not that it is overly loud and clipped digitally (say - Vinyl doesn't carry this quirk) just perhaps someone at some desk decided to play with it's EQ.
    I think the warmth of the sound can be a massive incentive to listen, still we do rely on source material quality as music listeners and I think that valves covering up messed up engineering and mics - those days are behind us. My Comete EX are quite bright and so they are in the living room with a thumper amp. DAC to be changed I think.

  16. 5 hours ago, bencat said:

    As far as i understand it  and given things ingeneral this may not be the gospel  truth Vorbis which is a form or variant of FLac is lossless .

    I think OGG is a container that can use a number of codecs, like MP4 or to use something more common Bluetooth 4.1 / 4.2X

    I'm not sure.

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