SSM

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About SSM

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    Tipoca City

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  • DAC
    8
  • Integrated Amp
    SE-1, PP-1, SS-5
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    Triode-3, SS-1
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    SE-3, PP-2, SS-2, 1D
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    12pr
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Two years on from going the route of single-driver monitors, a diminutive two-way has entered solidschateau. ^ ProAc Tablette Ten, Omega Super Alnico and Super 3i It is a splendid music-maker. SS
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    Classical bLog Cabin

    Ok Jerry, I'll be checking out Menuhin's Elgar 1st and VW 5th. They had better be good... Hope your Xmas roast duck was good. cheerSS
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    I am not sure his Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor tops Pavarotti's take, but Mr Calleja does the 'Mario Lanza' repertoire very nicely indeed. Sexy voice. They should have played his rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' for Gerard's farewell. That would have made his career seem grander than it is. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    Hope the new statues will be truer to life than the infamous terra cotta in Shanghai. AM's reaction is priceless! SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    ouch... Good to know that makes you happy and chipper! I wonder how many statues of the Murrays and Lendl will be erected in Scotchland over the next few months? That could keep ol' builder Lexi and Potemkin in coin for a while... cheerSS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    Almost unbelievable, isn't it? A Scottish tennis player world No.1. I wouldnt have thought this possible for AM in 2006, given the drubbings he got from the Big Two!!! Nice to see you around. Stay tuned for the next AM meltdown at the. 2017 AO LOL. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    It does merit a knighthood but surely it's better for AM to receive it when he retires. (?) Oh wow, Murray ends 2016 ranked No.1 I didn't think he could achieve that this year, so I'm a bit gobsmacked!!! Stratie, Sweetpot, Lexi, Geo... are you scotch bois still lurking around? AM is world No.1 !!! This is your chance to sock it to me LOL!!! SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    This is another year where the men's and ladies FO champions were knocked out so early. Agassi and Graf in 1999 is another. If AM doesn't go into top gear and win the whole shebang, he will rue this golden opportunity forever. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    del Potro can put on a phenomenal performance when his emotions are stirred big-time, usually by events happening in his beloved Argentina. The impetus this time is prolly Argentina losing the Copa cup to Chile in tragic fashion. In 2013 he stormed to the semi-finals, the year Pope Francis was elected. del Potro is a Francis fan and had an audience with him at the Vatican before that Wimby. He may make a deep run again this year but his grass game is unlikely to trouble an in-form Djokovic. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    I'm not a citizen of the Sinking Empire, what summer of discontent? This summer is my best one yet in a decade. Praise to thee, o dating app! Your Sturgeon lass doesn't look too bleak this week either. Triumphant glow, in fact. Be interesting what happens should AM lift the Wimby trophy next weekend. Maybe she will be waving a Saltire tablecloth behind Johnson's back. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    Yucks. That half-baked aussie. I root for whomever he's playing against. His time hasn't come yet. Maybe he and Raonic will have a Fed-Nadal bromance going on in two years' time. But now it is Djokovic's reign and the only one who can spoil it is AM, especially now that he has Lendl in his corner again. I may not care much about the future ATP game that much, once the Big Four retires. SS
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    Classical bLog Cabin

    Why you... I'm surprised. With all this daily music you're listening to, you'd have more than a Haydn symphony's length to do any manual sweating. Thought it'll be over for you in 17 mins too, except your chosen piece would be The Lark Ascending. Rachmaninov's 2nd PC and 2nd Symphony are my preferred accompaniment. Wagner's Tristan und Isolde would be ideal, but the amor would turn cold and clammy and run screaming out the door even before Act 2's begun. SS
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    Been idly doing a comparative review of the various recordings of Strauss' Don Juan I have (about 40). It's easier to do this now that they are all ripped to FLAC. DJ has never been my favourite Strauss tone poem despite the much lauded love music in its middle. It usually comes coupled with a bigger RS tone poem, which is why I have that many. And a lot of these Don Juans were recorded by old git conductors who scarcely give that youthful sexual ardor. Karajan, Previn (Telarc), Szell, Muti, Blomstedt, Bohm, ... One oldie does have the passion : Reiner and the CSO in 1954. His is one of the quickest (16:20), Maybe that accounts for the lusty vibe. A Don Juan shouldn't exceed 17 mins. ^ The second good Don Juan in modern sound would be Libor Pesek's. His reading is as hot-blooded as Reiner's. SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    Lendl's presence adds to AM's game. He's looking dangerous and sharp once again. This Wimby will be very interesting... SS
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    Tennis, anyone?

    Oooh... Lendl and AM are getting back together again. Could this be the start of an Indian summer for Andy? SS