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  1. I am using my LS27 with a pair of Rank Concept 18 watt Class A SET mono valve amps bought from Horace (Hi Martin). The match with my ART loudspeakers is simply wonderful.
  2. This definitely would not have been played at all at my house when it was released, or any of my mate's houses for that matter. It is tedious, bland, formulaic cock rock fed through the corporate unit shifting beige-o-matic to make it sufficiently bland to sell in cartloads. I played it quietly because I didn't want to upset the kids or startle the horses. It might have merited a 'What the fuck is this shit?' in the old days but I guess the standard reaction is to discharge the SBD of indifference in the direction of this odious excressance. Did I mention that it is bland, bland, bland? M'eh.
  3. Grim . Possibly a low point for the WAC , Couldn't manage more than a couple of minutes of this . :td:/5 on the M'eh scale.
  4. Sold subject to payment to Max.
  5. /Opinion on/ Quite like Pale Shelter which was somewhat original. The rest of it was largely glossy commercial dross with expensive videos and big hair. A bit like Spandau Ballet without the East Enders appearances...... /Opinion off/
  6. Many thanks to John. Picked up a big bag of CDs from my sisters in Dublin. All as described. Excellent stuff. Sorry it took so long to reply.
  7. I have for sale a Naim Aro Tonearm Cable. The cable became surplus to requirements when I moved from a Prefix to a Urika. The cable has been carefully stored for the last five years and is in excellent condition. It is terminated with high quality RCA plugs. I am looking for £200 including delivery to a UK address. As I have never seen an Aro arm cable for sale before this is a guesstimate at value and is negotiable within reason. I can deliver overseas but that will be at cost.
  8. htm_1968

    The Euros 2016

    Up with this sort of thing!
  9. Good LP this. I'm a big fan of the motorik/cosmiche thing so this is a big favourite here. Probably more atmospheric than it is given credit for, as most people think driving 4/4 Apache-beat when 'Krautrock' is mentioned. There is far more variety to this LP than the casual stereotype would allow. 4/5
  10. I use ART loudspeakers, although a much later design to the Illusion ones. I'm very surprised Derek or Ramsey from ART did not respond to you as they are normally very, very helpful. It might be well worth your while to give them a call.
  11. Gave it a bash. It is beyond limp really. Excessively flaccid perhaps? I'll give it M'eh out of 5.
  12. This. I sold an absolutely mint pair of Naim SL2s in maple a few years back. Very difficult to pack even with the original boxes and incredibly easy to damage if not treated with a lot of respect. Lint picked them up from me in Liverpool himself IIRC and delivered them to my buyer down south later that day. Brilliant service, lovely chap, and worth the minimal extra ££ to know the job will get done with all due care and attention. Extremely highly recommended.
  13. I used Stump Furniture to build this for me: The photograph does it no justice as the veneer in the cabinet is a really close match to the walnut veneer used in my ART loudspeakers.
  14. Not this one.... I thought this was quite interesting at first. I quickly grew very bored though. Although I am a huge fan of repetition and simplicity, this was teeth grindingly dull. Unless you really know what you are at, it takes more than the same 3 or 4 bars being looped to infinity (or so it seemed) to make good record. M'eh to this. 1/5
  15. I bought this on the limited edition white vinyl. I'm deeply unimpressed by the quality of the pressing. It has to be one of the quietest records I have and even cranked up to twice my normal listening level it lacks dynamics. The FLACs you can download (untagged natch) are excellent and show what a good LP this is. Shame about the quality control though....
  16. 1953 has posted a Wanted Ad. It wants that joke back so it can return it to the bloke it was borrowed from originally.
  17. .. - - - Updated - - - I had stump furniture make me a cabinet to match my speakers. I simply got a sample of the veneer from ART and sent it to Stump. If Blok can't make a shelf or two, I bet stump could and they are bloody reasonable to boot.
  18. Never heard of it. Nice write up. I shall look forward to listening to it.
  19. I've never really been impressed by Nine Inch Nails. In particular I almost always find the vocals and silly lyrics particularly irritating. This LP is no real exception, a mix of lightweight electronic music, some fuzzing guitars and some really annoying vocal performances that are mixed to be too prominent. The anger and desperation are unconvincing so the whole thing comes across as a bit contrived..... 2/5 for me and not to be returned to
  20. Hi John, I'll have the following please: 1. Bob Dylan Blood on the tracks 2. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 3. Mercury Rev Snowflake midnight 4. Mercury Rev The Secret migration 5. MGMT Congradulations 6. MGMT Oracular spectacular 7. The Montgolfier Brothers The Montgolfier Brothers 8. The Future sound of London Dead cities 9. The Future sound of London Life Forms(2cd) 10. Tricky Per-millennium Tension 11. Air Moon Safari 12. Air Premiers Symptomes 13. Moby 18 14. Moby Play 15. Enigma MCMXC a.D 16. The Shamen En-Tact 17. TV on the Radio Desparate youth 18. The Byrds the best of 19. Talk Talk Natural History the best of 20. Super furry animals Fuzzy logic Can you PM me a price including postage to the UK please? Thanks, Olan
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