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Kendal/Lakes holiday let for friends and family: apartment with hifi

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Super Wammer
2 hours ago, Sumdumgi said:

Nice place, you are a braver man than I entrusting lovely hifi gear to 'strangers'  :D

Strangers? You're all Wam family!

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Super Wammer
11 minutes ago, TheFlash said:

Less of the "small" please.

Was that  ‘whoosh’ moment? I was referring to the distance between speakers 🔊 

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Super Wammer
15 minutes ago, Old Git said:

Was that a ‘whoosh’ moment? I was referring to the distance between speakers 🔊 

You might well have been...

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5 minutes ago, TheFlash said:

You might well have been...

Have I offended? My apologies if so. As it happens, I’m off up the ‘Lakes’ next year, love it there. Booked into a caravan club site, I’m boring like that :doh:

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Super Wammer
11 minutes ago, Old Git said:

Have I offended? My apologies if so. As it happens, I’m off up the ‘Lakes’ next year, love it there. Booked into a caravan club site, I’m boring like that :doh:

No... not at all, you just couldn't see the twinkle in my eyes suggesting continued innuendo. Though you've reminded me I must update the website to say that caravan owners aren't welcome. This is another inappropriate joke!

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Thanks for the "Like"s. I have friends staying there right now for the first time (four nights). Got a text saying "Nigel, we've arrived safely and the kettle in on. It's beautiful" and another saying how much they liked Kendal itself and its independent shops.

I also have friends staying there, again for the first time, for seven nights over New Year. It's all good exposure for the apartment, the town and for hifi...

I keep telling them all to take CD's! I encourage anyone who has a record deck of their own to take LP's too but the turntable is out of bounds to nostalgic numpties ("ooh, look, a record player! I know he said no but we can always buy him a new needle..."). The Bluesound Node 2 for bluetooth, Spotify etc is probably too big a step for those whose home "hifi" is an Amazon Echo or Sonos but we live in hope.

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Super Wammer

Hi Nigel

Would bringing your own USB Hard Drive be appropriate ? Will contact you early next year as this would be an ideal home base for Linda and i . Were already comitted to Ibiza for Christmas or I would have been tempted  for this year .

Hope this works well for you .

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9 hours ago, bencat said:

Hi Nigel

Would bringing your own USB Hard Drive be appropriate ? Will contact you early next year as this would be an ideal home base for Linda and i . Were already comitted to Ibiza for Christmas or I would have been tempted  for this year .

Hope this works well for you .

Of course Andrew, though when I tried my WD MyPassport 3TB drive the Bluseound Node 2 didn't recognise it. I think it was a formatting thing but a thumbdrive should be fine.

Current speakers there are ProAc D30RS but they may well be active ATC SCM40A's by the time you are ready to book...

All the best,

Nigel

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Update on kit as of April/May 2019:

Lounge

  • Michel Gyro SE
    • Origin Live Illustrious
    • Ortofon 2M Black
  • Jolida JD9 II tube phono stage
  • Blesound Node2
  • Arcam CD23T
  • Arcam T32 FM/DAB tuner
  • Arcam DV139 SACD/upscaling DVD player
  • (Sony Bluray player)
  • Rotel RHC-10 passive pre
  • Rotel RHB-10 power
  • Boenicke W8 with @Knipester swingbases

Possibly:

  • Rotel RCD-991 CD player
  • Leema Acoustics Elements DAC

Master bedroom

  • Systemdek IIX900, AT520, Tecnoweight
  • Rotel Michi RHQ-10 phono stage
  • Yamaha KX-580 SE cassette deck
  • Pioneer PD-S505 Precision (Tom Evans tweaked)
  • an FM tuner
  • Pioneer A300R Precision integrated (ditto)
  • ProAc Studio 125

Bits and bobs:

  • The 48" Sony TV is hooked up to the hifi for high quality TV/DVD/Bluray sound
  • Netflix
  • Bluesound Node 2 allows Bluetooth connection if you're into that sort of thing...
  • Broadband (natch)

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I always end up camping around Paterdale/Griesdale when in the lakes but that is a fabulous looking apartment and hifi rig(s).

Wouldn't dare stay somewhere with light grey carpets when I'm walking/scrambling/climbing all day but looks a fabulous place for someone wanting to explore the lakes at a more sedate pace. 

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Super Wammer
9 minutes ago, J Macquarrie said:

I always end up camping around Paterdale/Griesdale when in the lakes but that is a fabulous looking apartment and hifi rig(s).

Wouldn't dare stay somewhere with light grey carpets when I'm walking/scrambling/climbing all day but looks a fabulous place for someone wanting to explore the lakes at a more sedate pace. 

Thanks Jamie, I know Patterdale and Grisedale well. Thanks for the comments.

Most people take off their muddy boots to drive back from a walk/climb... or to walk up the communal stairs... or when they get into the dark plum carpeted hallway with boot/shoe racks... but you're clearly very attached to yours! I've never had to deal with boot marks on the bedlinen but there's always a first.:^

All the best,

Nigel

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