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Hergest last won the day on July 5 2017

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  1. That's one hell of a place to get the sweet spot......
  2. I dunno. I quite like how some posts take on a life of their own. You asked at the start ; Anyone keen on the Roger Waters 45 4LP remaster ?.. It would have been an almighty boring post if all the replies were people replying yes or no.
  3. I once listened to Soul Cages where it was run through an old Marantz amp/tuner with the oscilloscope and you could watch how the phase was messed around with. Really like the Q Sound sonics.
  4. It's the lyrical content in quite a few songs rather than the music that I don't like, especially that truly dreadful one about the Chinese girl and her perfect breasts in Watching TV. Also the song on the album where he makes snide comments about Andrew Lloyd Webber. I'm no fan of Webber but snarkiness amongst musicians grates. The album reminds me of some books I've read where it's in dire need of a good editor, there are too many instances like those two that I've never felt with any of Floyd's albums or Pros And Cons or Radio K.A.O.S
  5. I've always found it a struggle to bother putting on record 2 of my original album so can't imagine getting through 8 sides of it all. Sonic masterpiece for sure but I'm afraid I'm firmly in the camp that thinks Amused To Death is a load of old tosh. It's a shame as I love Roger's other work, both solo and with Floyd. I actually wonder how much better if at all the 45rpm album will be. I've got What God Wants on a 45rpm 12 inch single from when it was first issued and sonically it's brilliant but so is the 33rpm album version
  6. 100% of the time. All music to me is audiophile worthy. Being an audiophile is surely no more than loving the reproduction of music.
  7. Great album. I read this article last night, really interesting. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/16/peter-frampton-interview-memoir
  8. I've always thought Calling Card was a great album
  9. Comfortably Numb definitely stands out for me as does another of Gilmour's solos on Dogs from the Animals album. A brilliant one that I never get tired of hearing is 10.c.c's Eric Stewart on Feel The Benefit from the Deceptive Bends album.
  10. Well yes, it is my opinion which is why I wrote it. I've got 2300 lps from when I first started buying records in the late ish 1970s up to now and have only ever had a handful or two of bad pressings, most of which would have been in the last 15 years or so.
  11. Bollocks. A few records are pressed poorly, the vast majority by a country mile are perfect.
  12. Especially on an album like Aqualung when a lot of thought would have been put into the original tracklisting and the way the songs worked with each other. It might be sonically superior but when the flow of music is disturbed like making this a double album you might as well go back to the very first MOFI of steam trains if you want a sonic spectacular.
  13. These posts that seem to be popping up a lot regarding overseas and Australian prices are getting tiresome. The world is not and never will be one market with identical or even similar prices whether it's hifi, cars, wine, peanut butter. Take your pick. I'd rather be living here than in the US and buying an amplifier cheaper. There are more things to life.
  14. The equipment you spend thousands on last for years, maybe decades. A $50 record you buy can last for a century or more. Even at the cheapest rate of $25 a month you're paying $300 a year. Ten years of that and it's $3000 for something ephemeral that you never own. Seems like a rip off to me especially when you consider the pittance that the performers are paid.
  15. Seems an odd thing to say. Getting the capacitance right can be make or break for a cartridge.
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