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by Greg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2458
Views: 348703

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

When I, with my son, did Helvellyn a few years back, it was so busy we had to queue to cross Striding Edge. The summit was so crowded with people, we didn’t bother to stop and walked on by.
by Greg
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: GM70 PP
Replies: 84
Views: 4194

Re: GM70 PP

If you want Hammond Transformers, you don’t need to go through a third party. You can buy direct from Hammond which I’ve done in the past.

https://www.hammfg.com/electronics/transformers
by Greg
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10734
Views: 780580

Re: Nothing In Particular

Yes, very interested that some owners with crudded up cartridges believe them to be failed and selling on at bargain prices. I’m pretty happy cartridge wise at the moment, but always open to a bargain. I’ll look around. Nice info, our Ant.
by Greg
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Digital.
Replies: 55
Views: 5752

Re: Digital.

Sorry, forgot another thing. After raspberry Pi I use a microRendu. It was a great improvement but not as good as the Devialet built in stage I now use. microRendu remains a good bit of kit. The guy I sold it to is chuffed to bits with it.
by Greg
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Digital.
Replies: 55
Views: 5752

Re: Digital.

Correction to my earlier post. Qobuz is £300pa paying monthly, but I got it for £250 as a one off payment. This is for their premium hi-res service. There are cheaper options. When I started streaming, I used raspberry Pi initially and improved performance with an upgraded output board into my upgra...
by Greg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Digital.
Replies: 55
Views: 5752

Re: Digital.

I had a Tidal account. I didn’t like MQA. My observation was that the overall sound was disjointed and un-natural. I have abandoned Tidal for Qobuz which specialises in hi res recordings. Everything was much better sound wise after I made the switch. Qobuz has a smaller library but overall I think i...
by Greg
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 513
Views: 53572

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

ed wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Ondria Hardin
Yep, a google image search on Ondria Hardin confirms my original impression. Not my cup of tea at all. Other teas are available.
by Greg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1657
Views: 251952

Re: A little light humour

:D - Obscure Obsolete Inventions babycage.jpg - - Apparently this was once a real thing. Yep stick your kid out of an upper story window on a shelf, with a cage around to stop him falling off, so he can get some fresh air. Also acrophobia for life I expect. :shock: No, no, no (Margaret Thatcher), i...
by Greg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 513
Views: 53572

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Amazing what a bit of make up can do for an ugly face. Bikes were good though!
by Greg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gong
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Gong

I know there are a few Gong fans here. Here’s a good deal and offer you might be interested in.

https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news ... ore-152256
by Greg
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3367
Views: 299183

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Thanks for clearing that one up Greg. :) I thought Belshazzar’s Feast was based on the Old Testament story of the writing on the wall, and the presenters on the programme went into that in great detail. Psalm 137 is in the same idiom of course and is about the same thing, and I can see Boney M usin...
by Greg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3367
Views: 299183

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Just catching up on last night’s prom, with Simon Rattle conducting Walton’s famous cantata, “Belshazzar’s Feast.” Not heard this until now, as I was never into the into the big choral stuff (probably due to having a crap system that couldn’t handle the forces involved) Watching the subtitles, I ca...
by Greg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Longdog Audio TT PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: Longdog Audio TT PSU

Indeed, Mark. You’ve summed it up exactly.
by Greg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Longdog Audio TT PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Longdog Audio TT PSU

https://theaudiophileman.com/quartz-turntable-supply-news-long-dog-audio/?ct=t(Newsletter_copy_66_11_5_2016_COPY_147)&mc_cid=ba36f7bc97&mc_eid=a28f4b4106 Nice write up on the product and it’s intended application which no doubt Nick appreciates. Pity Paul Rigby couldn’t take the trouble to sample on...
by Greg
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3367
Views: 299183

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Stackridge. One of my favourite bands, and from Bristol too. Used to have a fan club called the Rhubarb Thrashers who would turn up to gigs with sticks of rhubarb used to thrash their mates with. I have their complete catalogue. Well worth exploring their other recordings. ‘Friendliness’ is a favour...