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THE WAM HIFI SHOW 2019 - Exhibitor Rooms All Now Full

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About JD68

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    Trichord Dino II
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    Tascam CD200
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    Chord Mojo
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    Audionote Oto
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    Snell Js
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    B&W PX / Oppo PM3
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. JD68

    New documentary on vintage audio

    But why does it matter? Surely it's about the subject itself, not the race or gender of the people who are involved. If I listen to Nigerian afrobeat music I couldn't care less that everybody involved is a black African male. It hadn't even occurred to me until just now, and why should it. The fact is that female audiophiles are in such a tiny minority that if you include one in a documentary you could reasonably be accused of deliberately misrepresenting the true demographics. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Really? It seemed to me that Scalford was a lot bigger and that there were more people there than at Kegworth, but maybe it's just my memory. Happy to be corrected. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. What you mean is a lot of audiophiles smell like fish and mushy peas. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  4. Sounds like a really good night. I'm in Manchester so may get along to one of these if they have another one. Audio Counsel in Saddleworth used to do something similar but that is too much of a trek from south Manchester for a music night. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. JD68

    Laskys and Tandy

    I bought loads from Tandys in the 80s. I've still got a reverb unit I bought from there and bits for when I had a go at building my own speakers. It was great for just browsing around at stuff. Incidentally does anyone know a good online place for getting electronic starter kits for novices? I fancy having a go at learning a bit about electronics for the fun of it so would like to try some simple projects. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Bought this from Richer Sounds in Stockport in November 2018. This is a highly rated transport for the money but unfortunately my Chord Mojo just isn't compatible with it (as discussed on this forum). Therefore I have decided to move it on as I already have two CD players. Bought with Richer Sounds six year Supercare warranty which still has more than five and a half years left to run. Receipt etc included obviously. Price is £230 collected from Manchester, or I am happy to deliver to Kegworth next Sunday. This would cost £330 bought new with the warranty so is a decent bargain. Will post by courier for an extra £20 but would rather a Kegworth collector. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. JD68

    CDT & Chord Mojo..... not convinced!

    Thanks for this. Interesting if a life hard to understand. I will give it a go with an optical input, I have always used coaxial with the Mojo. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. JD68

    CDT & Chord Mojo..... not convinced!

    I am using the same combo and definitely agree. I bought the CXC recently and thought straight away it was a bit underwhelming. I have been using the Mojo since they first came out years ago with a Yamaha transport and at times it really hits the heights. Last week I dug out my old Cambridge Audio Azur 340C and first impressions is that it is better than the CXC. Maybe the CXC and the Mojo just aren't very compatible. I will do some bake off comparisons between the CXC and the Azur when I get a chance. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  9. JD68

    Equipment isolation on the cheap??

    I wouldn't mind a few of those blocks if you can bring them to Kegworth? Would be much appreciated. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  10. JD68


    With the Velvet Vortex (don't know about other ultrasonics) the record is dry by the time by the time it is about 1cm out of the water. When you have finished and lift the record out of the bath the top down to the water line are completely dry. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    The ultrasonic process would probably work fine but you need to spin the record really, really slowly for about 15 minutes at least, and this would be a pain in the arse to do manually. Shouldn't matter about the label getting wet as you should only fill the bath up to the point where the water doesn't reach the label when the record is on the spindle. The Velvet Vortex doesn't have a label cover. If you could find a way of getting the record to spin automatically it might be worth a go - maybe someone else has tried it? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    If you contact Spider off this forum he makes them. Think they are £300+ but he will confirm (I got mine off a mate so didn't buy it new). Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    Someone else mentioned keeping the stylus clean, which is of course very important. For that I would definitely recommend one of these, although the other suggestions may be just as good: As for cleaning really old records, a vacuum rcm or ultrasonic can't be recommended highly enough. Some second hand record shops will clean them for you for a couple of quid, or even better there may be a Wammer close to you that can give you a demo of their machine? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. This is a great deal. Anyone who is after a DAP will not be disappointed. Fiio gear is the best thing to come out of China since egg fried rice. I have the X5iii and love it. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    First of all, wouldn't bother with the Knosti, they're not very good as they leave dirt on the record. You would be better saving up for a vacuum cleaner or better still a Velvet Vortex. The anti static brush and the Mofi sleeves are a good shout. The other thing I would highly recommend is one of these: Probably the most effective £15 I've ever spent on hifi gear. If you brush with the anti static brush before playing each side and use the arm I linked you shouldn't have too many problems if dust alone was previously the cause of the surface noise. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk