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batteredhaggis last won the day on March 18 2018

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About batteredhaggis

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  • Birthday February 6

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    East Sussex
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  • Turn Table
    SME 10 / 2 x SME IV
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Cdnza Blu AT-33 Mono
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    Luxman D-08U
  • Digital Source 2
    Primare BD-32
  • DAC
    D-08U, 230HAD
  • Pre-Amp
    Modwright LS 36.5 DM
  • Power Amp/s
    Plinius SA103, A34.2
  • My Speakers
    Revel Studio 2
  • Headphones
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Ric, you're stirring now Some nights it's a pleasure to jump around a bit on a streaming service. Most of us are quite capable of concentrating for a whole album at a time, and do.
  2. Indeed! I listen to Tidal (or the radio) a lot while I work and I don't need the best SQ or the distraction of changing media. Saves wear on the expensive MC cart too. When I do stick a CD in the player or put an LP on it's more of an occasion and I find myself enjoying it all the more.
  3. Both here too. I don't buy so regularly now, more when something interesting enters my field of vision. I might buy 6 LPs at once and then none for three or four months. I do buy new and used CDs every few weeks. 2 LPs a week could easily be £150-£250 a month. I know some here exceed that.
  4. Lots of good advice here Andrei. I use a REL S3 in my system, with two different Revel speakers. It has the most obvious effect with the relatively small Gems but certainly isn't wasted on the larger Studio 2s. It seems fast enough to keep up and as Matt (Manicatel) says, it's a revelation for improving the ambient side of things. In fact, pretty much everything seems to improve if you take a bit of care to dial it in. Keep it subtle being very much the idea. I'm sure the G2 is superb but if it were my money I'd look to get two subs as the results will be even better. The 'S' series were (are?) no slouches in their own right, not too far below the performance of the Gibraltar series (at least that's what my dealer said!!) Jamie
  5. Having two bonded ruby Blues, one old, one less so, this information makes me nervous. Nonetheless, it’s a very well-written thread from all who contributed and very useful to those interested. I have thought about moving up to the Bronze as I think it’s ‘flavour’ would suit me but I was also thinking of the Windfeld Ti. Someone I respected reckoned the ‘plain’ Windfeld was one of the great cartridges out there. Not so sure now.
  6. We tried a Mini DSP at a bake off using my then Wilson W/P 7s in a fairly transparent system, albeit in a small room for those speakers and with fairly rough-and-ready mic measurements. General consensus was that there was more evenness to the sound using it but there was indeed an audible loss in transparency. Too much so for these lugs. I have heard it work well in other people's systems.
  7. From your post, I initially thought you had worked at Harman and had developed products there for 40 years. Then I remembered reading about Greg Timber's fate. Is there nothing REW can compensate for syntax suckout?
  8. Strange day indeed Chebby, each in their own ways influenced my wife and me. Rhodes with his verbal ticks but passion for his subject and precision. Miller, so many facets, I was lucky to see a couple of his productions at ENO. A favourite of my parents, contemporaries of the ‘Beyond the Fringe’ cast, and not lost on my sister and me a generation later. James - read his autobiography for a masterclass in economy of language, yet there is plenty of room for ribald humour and pathos. He once likened Arnold Schwarzenegger to "a brown condom full of walnuts" and said motor racing commentator Murray Walker sounded "like a man whose trousers are on fire.” He was a gift, and will be missed.
  9. Thanks for that Peter, when I get a chance I'll try Wilmslow.
  10. Too busy listening to my LP12. Sadly I wouldn't buy Linn now; perhaps my perception of their price/performance ratio is wrong but it's a strong perception nonetheless. I used to sell the stuff and chose a Linn over a Xerxes at the time. Like Rabs I loved their advertising and feel they have jumped on the lifestyle bandwagon hard on the one hand whilst attempting to retain the interest of hard core audiophiles on the other. Very few companies manage that mix well.
  11. There will. Starring Tom Allen as the Narrator, Christopher Biggins as Alien Twankey and deranged Curate Griff Rhys Jones knocking about in a boat somewhere on the Thames. Also in an emerging role, Prince Andrew as the Special Representative for Interplanetary Trade and Investment. They're unstoppable. The BBC, that is.
  12. Took this out this morning and just got billed the usual monthly amount on top! Buggrit.