radiant red

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About radiant red

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    University of common sense

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    Buckinghamshire UK
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rega RP6
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    RB330 and Hana SL
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Lehmann BC SE2
  • Digital Source 1
    Teac VRDS via CXN
  • Digital Source 2
    Cambridge CXN V2
  • Integrated Amp
    Sugden a21al
  • My Speakers
    Harbeth Compact 7es3
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. radiant red

    Custom Design or Something Solid

    Playing in this position atm
  2. radiant red

    Custom Design or Something Solid

    These 104s which I had in std build were great and I now see them as custom built for Harbeth
  3. radiant red

    Custom Design or Something Solid

    I’ve just checked, they are not but can be filled
  4. radiant red

    Custom Design or Something Solid

    I definitely think open frame is the best route and as Harbeth cabinets are designed to resonate, it makes sense.. good point @CnoEvil about the stands being sold steel.. I’m not sure the custom design ones are.
  5. radiant red

    Custom Design or Something Solid

    Hi folks.. Going to change my current stands which are atacama 30cm solid top plated and shot filled to one of the following brands.. which are both open framed.. Something Solid are £300 and the Custom Designs £150. I have had experience with Custom Design in the past and they are decent enough but are they up to the standards of Something Solid for Harbeth.. Given the price difference, has anyone got experience of either..
  6. radiant red

    Vienna Acoustics.

    That’s because Cyrus were the importer at the time. Far better kit out there to pair them with
  7. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    I purchased The Jam ‘All Mod Cons’ Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ at the same time from Harlequin Records in 1978 and it was a big financial deal then. Came home and my Dad said what the hell are you spending all your pocket money on that crap for lol. You have too many albums lol. later in life when dad sadly passed, I found 41 cameras in his collection and smiled and thought of that day 💭
  8. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    I promise you, I never listened to anything in W H Smiths music booths 😂
  9. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    I have a couple of price tags in the inner sleeves and in 1979 they were around £4.95 to about £6
  10. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    Ahh yes, the odd few warped records lol. The nostalgia of buying records then and partly now from some die hard record stores is far more rewarding than a download will ever be. There are no challenges to be put in front of us anymore like a bus ride or stopping a 12” record flapping around near your push bike wheel spokes lol. Radio was instant and if anyone can remember the show ‘sing something simple’ prior to the Sunday top 40, then your definitely in the same camp as me 😂
  11. radiant red

    What are you listening to right now?

    Original Vinyl
  12. radiant red

    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    Perhaps we should do a HIFI version of room 101 👍🏻
  13. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    I’m not the only one then 😂
  14. radiant red

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    This may only apply to the over 50’s possibility but I have found over my lifetime, my vinyl records (mainly the sleeves) have a place in my history of growing up.. having a few thousand in my collection, I can name the time and place I got it. Even the smell of the sleeve takes me back. CD’s have never done that and I struggle to remember where they came from. I’ll never sell my own collection no matter what as I they hold one of my biggest memories of growing up and of course, feeling old.
  15. radiant red

    What's the point?

    If I recall back in the 90’s, I used this feature when the Mrs was playing a ‘now that’s what I call music’ disc.. if I read the case, they were all shit in the order but at least shuffling the shit made it more bearable 😂