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    Rega P3-24 in green
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    ProJect SE2
  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz SA-11S2
  • Digital Source 2
    Audiophile M2496
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    In pre
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    Lyngdorf DPA-1
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    2 x Bryston 14BSST2
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    PMC BB5i

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  1. timmytiger

    Which night is "Music Night"

    Usually about six when we get in from work and pour a small gin, catch up on the day, listen to all sorts, cook dinner and turn on the tv about half eight. Trying to ease off work and listen more in the daytime but not this week.
  2. I found it improved the sound esp at higher volumes. Using a Lyngdorf DPA-1 into a pair of Bryston 14BSST2s and PMC BB5is. My crossover is 380Hz so similar power requirement for bass vs mid + tweeter. It largely eliminates any superposition leaving more voltage headroom. Sounds so good I haven't bothered to investigate altering the stock xovers.
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    Amp for B&W 801d speakers

    There's a pair of Bryston 7B3s about second hand which could be ideal. Maybe Hi Fi Lounge or similar?
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    Speaker Upgrade

    I was impressed last time I heard 602s, would it be worth getting them sprayed up by a professional?
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    Favourite childhood toy(s)

    1935 Morris 8, cost nearly as much as my first bicycle, drove it all round the area, crossing roads occasionally. Took it to bits and put it back together and found a track where it would nearly get up to 60. Made dual wheels for it in the winter. Eventually started sagging a bit as the chassis collapsed.
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    Power (watt)

    Be interesting to see how it sounds, a 300W tickling along at 30W shouldn't struggle to provide some dynamic range. Might not even switch on the fans if you're lucky.
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    Heating payment

    My mum's a bit the same about an MC she's meant to be sending to someone, they haven't been in touch with an address but she still feels guilty about not sending it. I guess they tend to focus on little things like that. Wish I had the time and head space.
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    Power (watt)

    Are you allowed to tell us what it is?
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    Power (watt)

    You need an amp that reproduces the input without distortion or clipping. The Crown amps start clipping very early; upside being they are virtually unkillable. I use an XTi1000, great little amp when used within it's limits. You won't be in HiFi territory drawing more than c200wpc from the 4002.
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    How to breed antisemitism at a young age

    It's great to have an excuse for a synchronised holiday, much as we celebrate christmas without a thought of the big man in the sky we also have a big Labour Day weekend party without thinking about the Chicago (?) bomb. The Christian story is part of our culture, you don't have to give it credence.
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    Christmas cards

    Went to put up the first dozen yesterday and realised my birthday cards were still on the string. That was February! I'd rather give to a charity.
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    Experience of hospital

    Abroad is another sort of lottery, the hospital I was taken to in France was horrific. When I was in Tobago they said anything more serious than a cold you'd be off to Miami. In Zimbabwe they told me the ambulance is six men; if you want a helicopter the only working one is Mr Mugabe's and he doesn't loan it out. On the other hand a friend had fantastic care in Spain, all billed to the NHS. If we could just reverse the recent population growth the NHS would come right again.
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    Experience of hospital

    My mother was admitted 10 years ago; we thought we'd lost her a couple of times but after an hour the ambulance finally managed to cover the 13 miles to pick her up. I got the impression that she was given a lower priority because of her age and the staff were all very patronising. She was stabilised then spent four days waiting for a consultant. With our help she discharged herself and got sorted privately across the road. The hospital seemed chaotic although they weren't desperately overstretched. Still going well and celebrated her 95th birthday in September. Last time i was in the food was inedible and it was far too noisy to sleep although medical care in the fracture clinic was excellent. I only ate food delivered by my partner and as soon as I was patched up organised my partner and daughter into an escape committee.
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    How many Brands/Manufacturers in your System?

    I've seen shops with less stock! Furman Surge protectors Rega TT Pro ject phono amp Akai Tape deck Yamaha tuner Humax tuner HP computer with Avanti satellite connection Marantz CDP Sony BDP Lyngdorf Preamp / DAC Bryston amps PMC speakers XTZ subs Sennheiser phones
  15. I'm using a JBL Control 28 / 18Sub system in the kitchen with a Crown XTi 1000. I thought of it as a cheap way to replace a ghetto blaster and a lot cheaper than a Zeppelin or similar, just been amazed how good it sounds. Given it's bass limited, but in a room where decent bass might be an embarrassment that of no concern. The Crown is so good I was going to use a pair of bridged XTi 6002s for main hifi system subs but ended up going powered off the shelf. I'm pretty sure there's a Funktion 1 dealer with a full setup in his house, i'd expect that to roll off quite high in the bass compared to the sub 20Hz required for hifi but if you listen to a particular type of music does that matter? The JBL system lacks a bit of detail and finesse but at under 1% of the main system budget can't complain!