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About Mondie

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    Llandudno (ex Oz)
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  • Turn Table
    Brinkmann / Kuzma 4P
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    ZYX Ayame
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    RCM Sensor IC
  • Digital Source 1
    Playback Designs MP5
  • Integrated Amp
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    ARC Ref 40, Bent TVC
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    active speakers
  • My Speakers
    Lenard Symphony
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I see you have received the LP in another thread, thoughts? Does the sound quality live up to the promise of the recording and mastering process?
  2. Dynamite is a good track but Fairytale is hard to like as the lyrics are so trite. I am 50/50 need to listen a bit more.
  3. Not aware of this group. how do they sound?
  4. Mondie

    What are you listening to right now?

    Love this band and forgotten they certainly are!
  5. As I said the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the SQ of a room. How did you determine your current ceiling is not having a detrimental effect?
  6. Yes, ceiling height is a significant part of a rooms sound, its very important. I too am looking to buy a house and have seen a few large rooms but with low ceilings. you need at least 8ft so you can treat it properly by covering at least 70% of the area with semi-rigid 100mm thick fibreglass panels hanging about 250mm from the ceiling. You need to do the rest of the room of course but you need to start with a room that has sufficient ceiling height to treat in the first place. Tne upside to the basement room is presumably you can do what needs to be done without compromsie.
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    Huawei P20 Pro. How good in your experience?

    Chebby, I hope you see this before you buy a P20Pro because the new P30Pro is imminent. It sounds like a big leap forward over the 20. Much improved camera, 5x optical zoom, bigger battery, faster processor, nearly 100% screen as it features under glass fingerprint reader, smaller notch, better sound etc etc. Cheers
  8. Mondie

    Huawei P20 Pro. How good in your experience?

    This is one very true truism! I walk every day and being lucky to live where we do on the coast, I am always coming across varied light and pretty scenes that are begging to be captured. I don't go out to photograph, I go out to walk so having my P20 in my pocket always gives me the chance to capture a good photo as it appears. There is no doubt that the pics I took in Whitby with the XT2 will better those above, but only after I DL them and spend hours messing around on the computer. And that is for me, no fun at all. You only have to look at the random pic thread to see the extraordinary results that are achieved by proper photographers willing and skilled to do so
  9. Mondie

    Huawei P20 Pro. How good in your experience?

    Straight out of the phone. Five mins in LR mobile and they would be even better.
  10. Mondie

    Huawei P20 Pro. How good in your experience?

    Yes, it is a great camera, owned mine for nearly a year now and the bonus is that it is a good phone too. Away in Whitby for a few days at the moment and took more good photos yesterday with the phone than I did with my XT2. Computational photography is going to bring an exciting future for hackers like me.
  11. Mondie

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Yes, I appreciate that. I can hand on heart say that I will do justice to a large room. If in a small room, think my speakers would annoy the surrounding rooms somewhat.
  12. Mondie

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Third time lucky for me, for registration that is. I have registered and then withdrawn at the last two shows but my new speakers are just weeks away from completion now. I have put in a request for a large room please, I have no chance of making a large active hybrid horn system work in a small hotel room. Cheers
  13. Thank you, that's me subscribed
  14. Mondie

    Big Spaces For Big Systems

    This is fantastic, count me in for 2020, please. I hope you get enough takers to make it happen this year.
  15. Mondie

    New album releases

    Where did you order it Ian?