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  1. Electronic currently spinning

    Here's a real special album from 1997 yet absolutely timeless despite the scratching. The founders of Ninja Tunes and real electronic / sampling pioneers, Coldcut are true legends of modern underground music. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiOg9-Tq6LWAhUMOrwKHUFWABYQFghiMA0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoldcut.bandcamp.com%2Falbum%2Flet-us-play&usg=AFQjCNFjCCOQ2euuvJo37C74P2NTqQQajA My copy is in pretty good condition, not scratched, but a little noisy. I'd love to give it a go in a US cleaner to see how much of an improvement it'd make.
  2. P.S. Where the hell are the pickies, it's all a lie without photo's !!!!!!!
  3. Hmmm........ "very much like the mighty MT3.2 flagship that haunted my dreams after every visit to Aaron’s place" I am indeed an owner of said night-stalkers, I wonder if the new current drive is available for them too......... Great write up Warren, SGR's really do get under your skin don't they. I got to meet Aaron many a moon ago when he was over at Harry's place. A passionate audiophile and nice character, was every bit as convinced that SGR had a real future producing amazing Hi-Fi in Australia. He's obviously just as dedicated to the cause now and living his dedication. All the best with your new(er) babies.
  4. Plenty of ways to go for an incremental improvement then. Might give time for the warranty to run out before I nullify it with internal component changes but will have to find how to book-mark this page and in future the worlds my oyster. Won't be needing the Ascention, Sutherland or Whest after all.
  5. Not to say of course that I'm not open to more increments of improvement, what Valves are we taking @okitoki and what sort of dollars. Over time I might stave off the urge to upgrade again, having left a doubting worm in my brain that I short-changed myself, by ding a little tube rolling.
  6. I am in doubt if I buy to use more on MC PHO-8 or the Trichord DINO MK1. Sorry Reg, no experience of a Tricord but I do have a Vincent PHO 700 and am extremely happy with it. I find the sound produced a significant change from the entry level (but still good quality) Graham Slee Communicator 2 I've been using for ages. Don't know if it's the fact a tube is used, I'm not a valve adherent as such, but I find it has a more relaxed yet immediate presentation, definitely easier to be drawn in to the music. It wasn't that I couldn't afford "better", indeed I had budgeted around two and a half thousand for my phono, I just came to realise that my vinyl collection and my craving for playing records were not of sufficient importance to me to warrant that kind of cash. I loaned the Vincent from Surround Sounds in Malaga (pronounced Malaaaarga here in WA) and was delighted to hear such musicality and agreeableness, so bought it for $790:00 which I thought was peanuts (and this ain't no monkey) for the two box, solid built, stylish and above all enjoyable unit. No doubt you can spend my 21/2 on far more exotic machines or sourced from countries with better reputations than China, but don't expect a huge margin of improvement in sound quality. Equipment used with the Vincent, Nottingham Analogue Hyperspace TT with Space-Ace arm and Ortofon 2M Black, AMR DP777 pre-amp, and SGR MT 3.2 speakers.
  7. Aurum Cantus V7F..... Opinions?

    Just posted a whole great post that I started last night and there you've gone and pulled the trigger. - So deleted it. Well done with the purchase, here's hoping they tick all your boxes now, and well into the future.
  8. Hi @bestbettinc2 and welcome to the forum. I have a Hyperspace that I dearly love, bought second hand off here. My arm is the Notts A Space Ace and a 2M Black. No doubt the VPI would be pretty good too (never heard one) but I can say you'll be unlikely to regret buying the Notts.
  9. Amazed to see only commercial stations ratings up there. I know RTR FM is hugely popular here in Perth and their equivalent community stations in other cities ignored too. Would love to see how their numbers stack-up.
  10. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    I actually followed @Dave O))) 's tip re the Soul Stream album above. Several other free jazz albums on associated labels and they put my teeth on edge. I was having a bit of a wind-up before though, I'm sure there's plenty of good music to be had in the free jazz genre. I might have to look longer than most to find it, that's all. I wouldn't mind trying your trio out @soundfan might be the album to hook me in. Nils Petter Molvaer on the other hand is no stranger, I have several of his albums all very good. As I also have stuff from a couple of the remixers listed too I reckon I'll be on to that Recoloured like a poodle on a cushion wolf on a deer. Khmer, probably my favourite NPM
  11. The Underrated David Sylvian (Ex Japan)

    David Sylvian, 'Alchemy an Index of Possibilities' from 2003. A strange and mostly excellent album. Took me a while to get into it and still need to be in the mood, but when I am, love it.
  12. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Been there, done yodel. Focus, Hocus Pocus. Not bad actually, not jazz but. Did play a couple of rather more jazz-like album today, Jazzbox, 'Jazz is The Grass I Cut' and Lars Danielsson, 'Liberetto'. the former with electronic tinges and the latter, more classically inclined. Both rather bloody good.
  13. I have a few vinyl box-sets, ranging from Edith Piaf (Readers Digest) and Elvis Presley Greatest Hits, they tend not to get played too often. Through to Daft Punk Live and Nitin Sawney Live in the Studio - One Zero. My favourite sets are both various artist multi disc, 'Soulfood' from Cookin' Records, and Xen Cuts, a 6 LP compilation from Ninja Tune's earlier period. Soulfood's a bit different as it is one track per side 5 X 10" singles so probably not what was meant here but it is in a box! and the sound quality is exceptionally good. Ninja Tune's offering is 12 sides, 46 tracks of fabulous music, bought second hand and a little worse for wear, but not too worn. (If only I had me one of them ultra sonic cleaner thingies) I don't play a couple of sides too often as there's some poor quality Rap in their earliest years but most of it is top-draw electronic music. To the Nora Jones tragic, (she's OK) try and find on Spotify or whatever, Sarah Jones with DJ Vadim - 'Your Revolution Will Not Happen Between These Thighs'. Hated it first time I heard it, love it for the iconic statement it is now.
  14. GS Accession Phono Pre-amp

    I too took advantage of the loaner program and used it to focus my thoughts on the huge choice and variety of amps available. GS products are undoubtedly the benchmark the rest can be judged upon but almost always fail to match within the price range. The Accession was top of my list before realising that my commitment to Vinyl was just not strong enough to justify the expenditure. I do know though that I'll have to fight back the buyers remorse in that I didn't buy the product that truly caught my fancy and "settled" on a less expensive option. I hope you enjoy the new toy @Gijo1977
  15. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Damn, I jut hit my first ever dislike , and know right now that I should withdraw it for the G&T affected knee jerk reaction it was. But I won't. I hate free jazz, there , I said it. It reminds me of the kind of progressive rock music from the 70's that so many bands descended into, - or to masturbation, whereby you just forget the world and blow (if you can reach) or play with yourself and the rest of the world can go screw themselves. I know , I know , It's not the wonderful, self-indulgent, immensely talented, artistically motivated, free-thinking, musically liberated wankers innovators, of this spontaneous (did I mention wonderful) genre, it's me. I just don't have the insight, or the spirit, or maybe the imagination to appreciate their discordant, under achieving compositions to realise their genius. I despair for the lost opportunity. I hate hangovers.