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    Tascam DA3000
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    Devialet 400
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    JBL K2 9800

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  1. Tune

    Desert Island Discs.

    Not at all. It's, as Gizza says, very personal and there is no right or wrong. I love it as it spreads a gentle message of so much that is wrong with society that still stands today almost half a century ago. It's not got a word of hatred or anger in it - emotions that we often associate today with "protest". It's about disappointment with humanity. You want real protest albums, as well as intensely introspective albums, listen to GSH.
  2. Tune

    Desert Island Discs.

    I think, in a way that was my thought. Music can take you to places. You are stuck alone on a desert island for life but music can invoke so much. Just a few chords can put you back in a room that you haven't set foot in in 40 years and you can witness the scene around you. Some of us can't remember how to get to the bank or who we saw two days ago. So the ten albums will be intensely personal - or should be - to everyone. PS. Made in Japan so nearly made my list! Probably brought back memories I should forget though
  3. Tune

    Audiophile Servers.

    Price mainly.
  4. Tune

    Desert Island Discs.

    That's the point. It's bleeding hard isn't it? Just 10. For the rest of your days.
  5. Tune

    Desert Island Discs.

    OK. Simple enough question and easy to edit your post and add to. Ten albums that you would take with you to a desert island for life. I'll start off. 1. Kaya - Bob Marley & the Wailers. Simply uplifting and yet contemplative at the same time. 2. Untitled - Led Zeppelin. For me, the greatest rock album of all times. 3. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye. Of its time. Of our time. Ahead of time. Timeless. 4. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder. Something for every emotional twist. 5. Ella & Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Bet you didn't see that one coming. Perfect for a Sunday morning. 6. Second Toughest In The Infants - Underworld. For the evening before after sundown. 7. Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers. Always brings a smile to my day. 8. Dusty In Memphis - Dusty Springfield. White Soul. Perfected. 9. One Night Stand - Sam Cooke. 1963. Mr Soul! 10. Pieces Of A Man - Gil Scott Heron. The man could have filled a lot of this for me. A genius who lived a life. So this might change as I don't even have any Beatles in there but remember, you only have the ten and that what makes it a toughie for me!
  6. Tune

    Audiophile Servers.

    I've got a cable lying about and it never drops out. My main source is actually a TASCAM DA3000 which I take the analogue out of into the analogue inputs of the Devialet. Would shock all audio buffs. Vinyl rips, recorded to dsd128. So A/D- D/A-A/D-D/A. Sound utterly remarkable and yet breaks all so called "rules". I ran out of following many of those years ago. The Devialets are good though. Simple. Do the job. Don't have character.
  7. Tune

    Audiophile Servers.

    Because you can? There's no other point. I use a Mac Mini. Free digital out into Devialet like you. I would put my system up again ANY I have owned or heard in living memory - except for one. Spend money where you get sonic rewards would be my advice.
  8. Tune

    SP10 advice

    Thanks a bunch for that BF. I'll give it a go tomorrow when I'm home. Cheers.
  9. Tune

    Audiophile Servers.

    I'm happy to accept it as simple consumerism CM - I was trying to get some idea of a sonic benefit when changes elsewhere (speakers for instance ) have both objective and subjective utterly obvious benefits if high fidelity (or simply musical enjoyment) is your aim.
  10. Tune

    Hi res player, or options for Marantz SA14S1SE

    I use, and have used for many years now, a Tascam DA-3000 as my main source. Honestly, I've owned kit costing tens of times the cost of this and it's great. If you have any vinyl you can record it in the most incredible double speed DSD. For normal digital, it takes USB sticks in the front and plays any form of PCM and almost all DSD files. Particularly if you have a vinyl collection you want to archive, it's the most ridiculous value I have come across. Balanced and S/E outputs as well as all digital ins and outs.
  11. Tune

    Audiophile Servers.

    The title says it all. I see these everywhere. Some phenomenally expensive. Some software packages costing £500 or more. What exactly is the point?
  12. Tune

    Assisted Death

    I agree, I'm really thinking of the net generation - those of sound mind under, say, sixty at the time of legislation? Can you imagine what it's like when families cannot afford palliative care or liquid morphine and anti antiemetics? How it must impact them? We take the NHS for granted here. It will be gone within a decade of Brexit.
  13. Tune

    Assisted Death

    I see your points with regards to the greed of others but these are procedural rather than inherent (eg. we can all choose to have a living will where we ask for the AD option in certain circumstances diagnosed by a professional.). With regards to a wife, it might also be, as in my case, that I am wary of leaving the poor woman with nothing having used up all assets in an exercise in apparent futility. I am happier dying knowing that she will be financially secure than I would be worrying each day that when I'm gone she will have nothing and be past retirement age. Equally, my Mother in Law, lives in a society without an NHS, has advanced Leukemia and is both physical pain from the disease and mental pain because she sees her loved ones spending every penny on her care rather than presents for her grandchildren. In such circumstances, people should be allowed to make their own minds up in my opinion. There are those who should be protected - both from unscrupulous family members and themselves if mentally ill. Equally there are those whose entirely rational consideration is that they would rather not wake up. A clinician should be allowed to make that judgement IMHO.
  14. Tune

    SP10 advice

    If you buy an Ortofon AS309s - a genuinely decent 12" arm, you are more than welcome to my twin slate plinth which was cut with that arm in mind.
  15. Tune

    Is stereo dying?

    Can't help but think these are going to be huge fun. Anyone heard them yet?