Humpty was pushed

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About Humpty was pushed

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    Lancs, GB
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  • Turn Table
    Michell Syncro
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ortofon 2M Red
  • Digital Source 1
    Audio Note CD-T Zero
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
  • Pre-Amp
    MF A3
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    MF XA-50
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    ML Aerius
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    Sennheiser HD-600

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  1. Humpty was pushed

    Will this work?

    First off, welcome. Second - at 70, you need to be thinking that you might need to listen and enjoy the music for about 40 or so more years. What else in life lasts forty years? You are still on a journey, and the desire for great sound, the love of the music and the need to feel that the listening process is at least partly interactive, in as much as you have expressed your preference for a particular mix of kit, all matters. Enjoy the search, enjoy the results, and keep on looking for the last per-cent. That is part of the game. And there is no escape.
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    I waited too long to rip my CDs.....

    I knew of the bronzing issue, it is just ironic that the "best" discs - all DG and Karajan Mehta etc, I kept as CD only until now! some will still play on my Denon, so I guess I can turn error correction down or try another drive. I remember doing huge data backups in the early nineties for a big corporation who said CD would be the default storage medium for the next 50 - 100 years.....
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    I waited too long to rip my CDs.....

    Finally got round to ripping the last of my CD collection - I have 20 or so Deutsche Grammophon classical discs, Beethoven, Berlioz and Schubert etc. Most are from 1987 - 1990. All have a slightly gold tinge to the disc, that I don't think was there twenty years ago when I last looked.....and almost all of them are unreadable to my CD drive. Perfect music forever?
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    Doubt Castle speakers

    Playing my Castle Harlechs this morning in a second system, and they continue, after th e17 years I've had them - to look fantastic and sound excellent. They create presence and image well, and and the low end is clean but strong. I have heard better, but as a second-hand brand I doubt anything is going to top them for sensible money. They went to AV and China style build quality in their later years - I guess before the change is better....
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    Mark Hollis

    Playing Spirit of Eden now, will be raising a glass. RIP.
  6. Humpty was pushed

    Vocal workout for your systems

    Not my usual thing, but this gets regular headphone time, although cranked up on loudspeakers it really tests the system. And it is beautiful.
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    Goodbye fella

    Geoff, Sorry for your loss.
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    one word daily

  9. Humpty was pushed

    SOLD Little Bear P8 valve pre/headphone amp

    Jerry, this looks like sent.... And here we are on Monday evening after a nice listening session on my new headphone amp - arrived very well packed and very quick - huge thanks Jerry, pleasure doing business!!
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    Crushing chest pains preceeed a heart attack - bollocks

    SCary reading, but it is fantastic to hear of the progress that has been made over a very short time - our parents generation seldom got the chance to look back at several attacks - they were lucky to survive the first one. Two good mates, both younger than me, both recovering from "out of the blue" heart attacks, it really does focus the mind. British Heart Foundation are getting a donation off me very shortly.
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    What is great about the 'Wam ?

    Okay, my turn. Years ago a bloke showed up for a bargain hifi stand I sold on ebay. He asked if had heard of the "Hifi Wigwam". I hadn't, so I tried it straight away he left. Within an hour I could see the post he put up gloating about the absolute bargain hifi stand he bought cheap off some mug on that was Borats Baby..... I forgave him, and have attended many of his awesome bake-offs since, met some great people, eaten great food discovered some great is what is great about the 'Wam. I recall the threads discussing some kind of "super Bake off" in a bigger place than some poor sods house....the idea became Scalford. I went to the first one, and I haven't missed one is what is great about the 'Wam. Most of my current kit is from the Wam Classifieds. I never sold anything else on Ebay after Rik stiffed me....but I have done some great deals on here and met good people doing is what is great about the 'Wam. Much of my listening is stuff I discovered on the WAC thread, at Bake-offs, the show, or through discussions on is what is great about the 'Wam. The Car park is a great place to vent, and to hear others do the same, often with eloquence, humour and is what is great about the 'Wam. There are many very knowledgeable people posting on here, many with great insight, or technical knowledge, or broad experience of different kit, or deeply silly notions about foo, or just plain different views. There are some proper characters here, and some we have lost that are missed, but the whole remains greater than the sum of its is what is great about the 'Wam. And cats.
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    Very Sad News

    Cas, So sorry, I hope thing get easier over the coming days.Deepest condolences.
  13. Humpty was pushed

    Christmas alone

    W Well not really - being a vegetarian can be a valid or even necessary lifestyle for many people, and peace and goodwill to them. I specifically referred to the "Fucking Vegetarian" which is the high-maintenance, attention seeking, selfish twat subset of the whole Vegetarian group. Everyone knows one. Don't invite them to Christmas dinner. They are usually whining, whey-faced immature bastards. (With apologies to Serge, this statistical measurement is based on my limited sampling of two different Fucking Vegetarians, so my assumption that 100% of them are fake, narcissistic,misguided and miserable might be skewed.) The advice still stands. Don't invite them.
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    Christmas alone

    Just me and wifey, son and his new flame. Who is considerably easier to be around than his old-flame, who only survived the one xmas, and managed to be offensive and a pain in the arse in equal measure. Fucking vegetarian too. FFS as if making one spectacular meal isn't hard enough without that. Wifey's family are all lovely and easy to deal with on Boxing Day, and my parents god bless them are my big brother's problem this year - in Australia until mid Jan. Amazon Prime trial, Netflix, some BBC, lots of Tunes (double vinyl Cocteaus from Santa), all with silly games, beer wine and whisky, chocolate and shit loads of unhealthy snacks. Bring it on! All the best to the Wam and its denizens, lurkers and mods. Have a good one.
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    Whats The Worst Concert You Have Ever Been To?

    The thread began with Barry White - my brother saw him start a riot in Sydney Opera House by being utterly awful - riot police arrived and took a listen, then just kept order whilst the crowd were all refunded their money! Saw UFO last week - 37 years after my first time - and they were very tight, but the PA and overall mix was not great.Still enjoyed it for old times sake! Chemical Brothers when I saw them were like listening to the CD, which I suspect we probably were....... Worst gig sound ever was a pub band I used to see regularly in the eighties. I couldn't walk out - I was the sound engineer.....