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Springbeg last won the day on March 15 2016

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  1. So sorry to hear this Chris. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restor’d, and sorrows end.
  2. I agree with Jelly Tussle, the best 3D Television sets out there are capable of stunning 3D entertainment. I purchased one of Panasonic's last Plasma generation sets with 'Active' 3D capability, the TX-P65VT65B. It's used almost exclusively for blu ray opera/concert playback but also permits guilty indulgence in the burgeoning 3D film release market. Friends with access to IMAX cinema on the mainland (I've never visited one) tell me that the 3D experience on our Panasonic set is superior. I went to the trouble of using the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark disc to calibrate for viewing in darkened conditions......worth the effort and investment.
  3. The opening bars of Respighi's 'Il Cucu' from his suite Gli Uccelli (The Birds) are like a shaft of sunlight following a storm. There are many fine recordings to be had. Two I favour are Dorati on Mercury Living Presence and a stunning modern recording on sacd by Henry Raudales and the Munich Radio Orchestra (CPO label).
  4. Share your enthusiasm for Pluhar and L'Arpeggiata Malcolm. Not always convinced of some of her slightly 'jazzed' arrangements but always produces beautiful recorded results. She and Jordi Savall have carried a torch for a more exotic approach. 'Via Crucis', 'Teatro d'Amore' and the recent Cavalli disc are stunning releases.
  5. Beautiful. Very tasteful presentation. Not dissimilar to that London architects set up in his Barbican apartment.
  6. No idea if this helps Rick. Atacama Evoque ECO Natural Bamboo. They were a custom made size (55 cm deep x 60 cm width) to accommodate my Mac MA8000. I added two sets of 300 mm leg extensions. In its current configuration it stands 99cm high. Less than a year of service before I acquired my dream rack....basso continuo. Swap is no use to me but the real difficulty would be getting them to you. The Marantz UD7007 is added for scale.
  7. Did he buy it Jamie and if so, is he still alive?
  8. Took delivery of the Audeze LCD-4 yesterday. Hope to identify a suitable headphone amp next year to form the nexus of a second system still sited in my listening room but independent of my main system. Fresh out of the box and they sound stunning.
  9. There have been so many splendid releases this year. Of the many I've acquired I would like to single out the wonderful Mozart 225 new complete edition....200 cd's in a beautiful presentation......nabbed on Amazon for a ridiculous £175 on the day they were reviewed on BBC Radio 3's Record Review. Of the many other new releases, the following have brought immense pleasure: La Mascarade, Music for solo baroque guitar and theorbo.....Rolf Lislevand; Copland, Orchestral Works, volumes 1 and 2.......John Wilson, BBC Phil; Butterworth, Idyll, rhapsody etc.....Kriss Russman, BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  10. The company I used did a superb job with the video transfers, I'm absolutely delighted with the results. I'd almost given up hope of ever retrieving these recordings. For anyone that might be interested, they are called VIDEO2DVDTRANSFERS and are based in Aylesbury. Hope I'm not breaching the Forum code in mentioning them by name.
  11. Nice speakers. Are you sure it's a burl finish? The finish on them is almost a dead ringer for the Macassar ebony on my PMC's. Good luck with the sale and best wishes for your new life overseas.
  12. Hope you're still able to enjoy your favourite music Paul and good luck with the sale.
  13. Thanks for that David. Found a company called 'Video/Cine 2 DVD Transfers', they appear to fit the bill. Tapes are on their way.
  14. I have two old VHS videocassette tapes that I very much would like transferred onto DVD. Problem is, both tapes were recorded on a machine that doubled the tape length from 180' to 360'. I'm more than happy to pay for this service. The tapes contain Fritz Lehners biopic of Schubert, 'The Wanderer'. I've acquired a German language copy on DVD but without English subtitles it's a chore. Here's hoping.