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About AntA

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    Broadstairs, Kent
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    Project 2Xperience
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    Marantz SA 8005
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    Marantz PM 8005
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    Tannoy 6.2 Precision
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    Sennheiser HD 660s
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. AntA

    Advice on screw

    If you can get easy access to the Allen screw get a junior hacksaw and cut a groove in the head. Then use a flat bladed screwdriver to remove the Allen screw.
  2. Spilt Milk Kristina Train (CD) Best female vocalist ever IMO. I've seen here live, simply amazing.
  3. I bought the John Lennon Vinyl box set in April 2016 from Amazon but there was a problem with the Rock"n"Roll LP, the label is correct, however side one "Sweet Little Sixteen" is played twice & "You Can't Catch Me" is missing. Amazon offered to replace the compete box set but as the replacement would have the same fault I declined. However I found on the internet that Universal Music were aware of the issue and gave a link to get a replacement album which I did and I got a confirmation shown below: Thank you for submitting a claim for a corrected copy of 'Rock N Roll' by John Lennon on vinyl. Your unique reference code is *********** We are reviewing the information you have provided and will update you shortly regarding the status of your claim. If you have any questions please email, quoting the reference above. Thanks again for your understanding and patience. Universal Music After a few weeks I emailed UM and heard nothing back. Since then I emailed them many, many times and even wrote them a letter all were totally ignored. Now after nearly three years I have brand new copy of the Rock N Roll album. I wrote to the customer services department of the Sound of Vinyl (part of UM) and they forwarded my message to the appropriate department and managed to get the replacement, my thanks go out to Jon for doing the impossible. If there are any others on the WAM with a similar issue it could be worth a try.
  4. Paul McCartney Unplugged The Official Bootleg CD
  5. AntA

    Hard copy / download / stream?

    As a Beatles fan I can certainly agree with you on that, Universal Music certainly know how to get money out of you.
  6. AntA

    Hard copy / download / stream?

    Personally I like to own the music I listen to. Streaming is great but if I find something I like I usually buy the album. Perhaps the fall in CD sales is partly due to secondhand sales such as Music Magpie and EBay? Vinyl sales may be slowing due to price increases a couple of years ago a vinyl album was about £18 now they are around £25. I notice that the best selling albums of 2018 are mostly those sold by the big supermarkets at reasonable prices. I don't want to rely on the internet and the likes of Spotify for my music as they may be unreliable particularly as it seems they don't actually make large profits.
  7. AntA

    Record cleaners

    That is pretty much what I was wondering, is it possible for records to be silent if all the dust is removed or is the crackle inherent in the record making process? I would like to hear the difference a really good record cleaner would make. A friend of mine has the Project VCS MKII cleaner I will have to ask if he will clean one of my records and see what the difference is but it is the ultrasonic cleaners that are probably the best especially of you can vacuum the records dry.
  8. AntA

    Record cleaners

    I have Knosti Antistat record cleaner which works pretty well but I've often wondered how much difference an ultrasonic would make. I find with the Knosti that even brand new records in perfect condition most still have a a slight crackle between tracks. I assume that not even an ultrasonic cleaner would get rid of those?
  9. AntA

    Latest from Gatwick.

    Santa strays over Gatwick airspace.
  10. AntA

    Polishing swirls/scratches from turntable lid

    I used Brasso after my wife tried to kill a wasp with practically a can of fly spray. She had put a lace doily on the music centre (in 1980s) and the spray etched the pattern on the plastic cover. With a lot of elbow grease it came up as good as new. Mind you the room really smelt of fly spray for days but she did get the wasp.
  11. AntA

    Latest from Gatwick.

    Perhaps was a bit harsh!
  12. AntA

    Latest from Gatwick.

    Bloody hippies I hope they get locked up for the full 5 years it might put others off playing the same thing.
  13. Pipes of Peace, Archive Collection 2LP Paul McCartney Vinyl
  14. AntA

    Boys can have periods!

    Monty Python had it right. ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen. The next contest is between... Frank Goliath, the Macedonian baby-crusher, and Boris Mineburg. BRIAN: Want some... VOICE: Thank you, fellows. BRIAN: Larks' tongues. Wrens' livers. Chaffinch brains. Jaguars' earlobes. Wolf nipple chips. Get 'em while they're hot. They're lovely. Dromedary pretzels, only half a denar. Tuscany fried bats. JUDITH: I do feel, Reg, that any Anti-Imperialist group like ours must reflect such a divergence of interests within its power-base. REG: Agreed. Francis? FRANCIS: Yeah. I think Judith's point of view is very valid, Reg, provided the Movement never forgets that it is the inalienable right of every man-- STAN: Or woman. FRANCIS: Or woman... to rid himself-- STAN: Or herself. FRANCIS: Or herself. REG: Agreed. FRANCIS: Thank you, brother. STAN: Or sister. FRANCIS: Or sister. Where was I? REG: I think you'd finished. FRANCIS: Oh. Right. REG: Furthermore, it is the birthright of every man-- STAN: Or woman. REG: Why don't you shut up about women, Stan. You're putting us off. STAN: Women have a perfect right to play a part in our movement, Reg. FRANCIS: Why are you always on about women, Stan? STAN: I want to be one. REG: What? STAN: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me 'Loretta'. REG: What?! LORETTA: It's my right as a man. JUDITH: Well, why do you want to be Loretta, Stan? LORETTA: I want to have babies. REG: You want to have babies?! LORETTA: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them. REG: But... you can't have babies. LORETTA: Don't you oppress me. REG: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the foetus going to gestate?! You going to keep it in a box?! LORETTA: crying JUDITH: Here! I-- I've got an idea. Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans', but that he can have the right to have babies. FRANCIS: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother. Sister. Sorry. REG: What's the point? FRANCIS: What? REG: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can't have babies?! FRANCIS: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression. REG: Symbolic of his struggle against reality.
  15. AntA

    Jokes, old or new

    When a father asked his little boy what he wanted for Christmas, the boy replied, “A baby sister.” As it turned out, the wife was pregnant, and delivered on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day she brought home a brand new baby sister for their son. The next year, when the father asked his little boy what he wanted for Christmas, the boy said, “If it wouldn’t make mommy too uncomfortable, I’d like a pony.”