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  • Turn Table
    JVC QL-66Y, Techie
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Russel Technologies
  • Digital Source 1
    Sony CDP-557ESD
  • Digital Source 2
    Yamaha DVD2700,
  • DAC
    W4Sound,MusFid V90
  • Integrated Amp
    Luxman L5
  • Pre-Amp
    Khozmo zfoil passive
  • Power Amp/s
    Luxkit Z504, Z501
  • My Speakers
    Urei 811, 12"M Golds
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. As a past owner of a Denon 2900 and present owner of the Yamaha 2700, have to concurr that the Yam beats the Denon. I now use it out to a Wyred4Sound Remedy, then to a Musical Fidelity v90 dac. Connected optically which makes quite a difference. Performance is a substantial advance on a stock Yamaha, which is already pretty good. The Yams are pretty under the radar at the moment, I got my backup/spare one for under £100 on the bay. The Denon's laser assembly isn't the most robust - I've had three and the laser went in all of them. The Yams are trouble free, and I've had them as long as the Denons.
  2. Foghorn Stringband at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge on the 24th May. "The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American Stringband music. With eight albums, thousands of shows and over a decade of touring under their belts, it’s no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members, Stephen "Sammy" Lind and Caleb Klauder along with powerhouse vocalists, Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry, all of whom bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them festival favourites from coast to coast in the US and around the globe. On stage they gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. "Foghorn Stringband proves once again that they are still the Chosen Ones when it comes to down-home, footstomping, ass-kickin' old time music" - FiddleFreak "All they have to do is play, and the power surges straight through your own chest. They let their own musicality and the tunes speak for themselves" - Old Time Herald Doors 8pm. Tickets £12 available from Mudshark Records Bangor, Palas Print Caernarfon."
  3. Not a folk club but live folk music doing what it was originally conceived for... Clwb Twmpath Bangor Ceilidh Club http://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bangor ceilidh club Monthly, good mix of people, guest callers, home made cakes, stomping live band.
  4. I had the Gun Room last year - I took subs but nevertheless bass had a tendency to more boom and worse, bass was considerably less extended than my room at home. I was firing the other way (did you see what I did there? Gun Room?) with the speakers backs towards the next room (Butlers Pantry?), and I don't know if my problems might have been mitigated by orienting the other way. It has a suspended wooden floor that seems to eat bass, so possibly not. Having said that, the system (Urei/JBL/JVC/Luxkit/Yamaha/Techie/Russel Technologies) attracted much favorable comment so couldn't have been too bad! Best of luck and will definitely look in and listen
  5. Very jealous of you seeing Jackie Leven...I was a recent convert and sadly he passed away before I had the chance to catch a show. The friend that converted me has several live recordings - Jackie encouraged fans to plug into the mixer - and these have the most amazing between song stories, many of which you think are just tall tales but are left wondering...are they? Re Heroes and getting into it, try the last track, if you don't find A Blessing outstandingly beautiful and moving get the missis to check for a pulse! Christy Moore I first saw when Planxty were supporting Steeleye Span (!), and with Moving Hearts (THAT was a hell of a live band) and numerous times solo, though the ticket price has put me off in recent years. You're right, he is a GREAT live performer... Martin Simpson...his bottleneck is in my guitar case.... Don't know Y, T, K...must investigate.
  6. Mind you, if we're talking Merican, aside from the excellent Bowerbirds David Grisman "Dawg Jazz Dawg Grass" Old and in the Way "Old and in the Way" Tim O Brien "The Crossing" Crooked Still "Hop High" Taj Mahal "Oh So Good and Blues" Taj Mahal "The Real Thing" Ry Cooder "Live on Air" Rickie Lee Jones "Duchess of Coolsville" Lyle Lovett "Joshua Judges Ruth" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Will the Circle be Unbroken" and veering a little into country The Highwaymen "The Very Best of the Highwaymen"
  7. Now then, now then, now then Colin, Bowerbirds are Merican... Don't know Electric, one of the few RT's I haven't got.
  8. So all non-trad - that's everything from singer songwriter to the Incredible String Band's psychedelics, from folk-rock like Fairport or Steeleye to electro-folk like Mouth Music. I'll get the ball rolling with some contenders Old...and maybe not the obvious choices by some of these these artistes... Incredible String Band "Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air" Fairport Convention "What We Did on our Holidays" Christy Moore "Ride On" Richard Thomson "Amnesia" Mouth Music "Mouth Music" John Martin "One World" These are all excellent SQ by the way, for all they're old (or because?)...particularly Mouth Music, a real system tester. All available on vinyl as well as CD. Newer Sweet Billy Pilgrim "Crown and Treaty" Damien Rice "O" Mark Knopfler Tracker Tour "Live in Dublin" Jackie Leven "Heroes can be Any Size" Musica Nuda "Musica Nuda" The last three are system testers re bass, Billy Pilgrim can sound dense and confused unless you have a revealing system (when it sounds great), Damien Rice would sound good an a 78 played with a hatpin it's such a clear and flattering recording.
  9. Ouch! Must be out of print or something. I'll bring mine. I'd do you a copy, er, entrust you with one of my precious backups for evaluation purposes only, but seem to remember your Roksan doesn't "do" copies? Say if things have changed? I'll check out Chris Rea...
  10. I believe they have in the past sold out the Albert Hall and are giving it another go soon.
  11. +1 Nice bass test record is "Duets" Rob Wasserman. Some l----o---o---w stuff on this, very well recorded. Great music too, he's a Jazz/bluegrass double bass player, duets with Rickie Lee Jones, Dan Hicks, Aaron Neville, Stephan Grappelli and others on this disc. Will bring my copy to Scalford if you haven't sourced a copy by then....
  12. Two albums on one cd...there you go, fill yer boots!
  13. Yes, this is just gorgeous.
  14. From "Andy Irvine and Paul Brady", a dramatisation of Arthur Mc Bride and the Sergeant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdywzKD2Jw