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Everything posted by Hergest

  1. Saw Rocketman this lunchtime at The Dendy, really enjoyed it.
  2. Nagaoka carts work really well with Rega turntables, their dynamism suits the Rega sound to a tee. Although I've not used an MP200 I've used an MP110 and 500 on a Planar 2 and P25 and if i went back to owning a Rega turntable any Nagaoka cart would be my choice depending on the budget for what model.
  3. I saw a few Ioniqs used as taxis recently in England.
  4. In the Duke William in Stourbridge, England, my home town. Robinson's Flagon. I've been drinking cider for 40 years and this is the best I've ever had, glorious stuff.
  5. https://www.melodymate.com.au Buy online or search the stockists to see if there are any close to you. Use the standard stuff straight. It's good.
  6. Come on Betty Boop, you're slacking off, here's another car bursting into flames of its own accord. Oops, it's an ICE https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-28/sydney-service-station-goes-up-in-flames/11052226?WT.ac=localnews_sydney
  7. NO worries. I wasn't being snarky when I asked for a close up but I was genuinely interested as a couple I've had over the years have lost their metal surround and when that's fallen off you could see that the body was all plastic and the thin metal cover was just glued on so there was no connectivity at all between the bristles and the person holding it. I once had a really good Ortofon branded one where the body looked like black plastic but was in fact painted metal and that was lovely both in the fact that it made an earth contact to remove static but the weight made it a pleasure to use.
  8. Hmm, all my cheapies had metal exteriors but each one had no connection between the body and the plastic area that held the bristles. I'd be interested to see a close up photo showing the attachment if you can manage that?
  9. Well put me down as a gusher, I loved every minute of it and saw it twice at the cinema a couple of weeks apart, the second time at a different cinema that was extra loud and brilliant.
  10. I haven't read every post here so forgive me if someone else has mentioned this but I've always thought of these carbon fibre anti-static brushes as being called so because in proper use they don't add static to the record. The normal plastic bodied versions have no metal connection between the bristles and the person using them so if an existing static charge is being pulled off the record it can't be dissipated by being earthed by the person holding it, so they are preventative rather than curative. There have been versions around with an attached wire that earth them and the latest Audioquest version has a metal strip that you touch that allows the charge to be removed. Alas although this is a good idea the build quality and ergonomics of the latest AQ brush leaves a great deal to be desired. Although a lot of people will baulk at the price, it's hard to beat the Furutech brushes that use Thunderon and with their metal surrounds allow static to be removed while removing dust. I've been using one for about 4 years now, it shows no signs of degradation and even on the driest winter days when the air is full of static I haven't had the slightest sign of any on a record when I've played it and used the brush. All my records I play have a had a Loricraft vacuum clean but even a cleaned record will build up some static from the very act of being pulled in and out of a sleeve and the sleeve being pulled from between other sleeves in the shelves but with the Furutech static has ceased being an issue.
  11. 10 years out of a new cart sounds great but I wonder how Clearaudio come up with that as on the face of it it's meaningless. 10 years for me would equate to around 12,000 hours while to someone else it might only mean 500 hours. Make much more sense for them to give a rough guide to playing hours. Lovely job of cleaning it by the way and the photos show it off a treat.
  12. Yeah, pretty good looking phono stage. Lucky you, how does it sound?
  13. I would have ridden past it today then as I did the loop - Bright-Stanley-Beechworth-Railtrail back to Bright. What a gorgeous day it was.
  14. The 2013 Lynskey R230 atop Mount Buffalo yesterday afternoon. I've put 61,000 kms on this beauty and my bum and legs should hopefully still be able to put a lot more on.
  15. I would bet London to a brick that in the coming years it turns out that Amazon employees have recordings of people having sex and that they are all having a laugh playing them during lunch time in the Amazon canteen. Actual fact, just re-reading that it seems very unlikely. Amazon allowing their employees to have lunch breaks that is.
  16. Agree. In fact when there were quite a few second hand record shops down there, the only one that ever seemed a professional, inviting set up was Redeye, the others had piles of records all over the place that were a bit difficult to sort through and an over riding mildew smell to the shops and pricing that was often hard to work out. I managed to find a few gems in the late 90's but it was hard work and I always thought a newcomer to the area might struggle to sort out the record shops from the porn emporiums. That part of Pitt Street was a dump for years when there was the big empty hole on the other side of the road that became World Square. The block where Lawsons is (was) will surely be developed sooner than later.
  17. Problem with this though is that I would say the average age of the Stereonet member who might click on your poll is older than the average age of the people who are buying lps and turntables so all it gives us really is the average age of the Stereonet member who buys lps/tts.
  18. I agree. Cars that are dropped on their arse with stupidly big wheels always strike me as cartoonish.
  19. Oh I think they will use them again as it's more than likely that something will go bung with their digital storage and I bet they have no back up to that storage so they will end up having to play the cds. If MYSpace can lose all their old files then I think it won't be uncommon for normal everyday folk to do the same and there are plenty of posts on this website where someone has upgraded something in their digital chain and all of a sudden one component no longer tlaks to another. Thank heavens for records that will still be playable on the same equipment in 1000 years times. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/18/myspace-loses-all-content-uploaded-before-2016
  20. Yep so I see. I've just looked at all the latter REM records, I've got the lot as I bought them when released. Looks like I need to take extra care of them.
  21. Bit of a splurge at Redeye today. Richard Thompson-13 Rivers Steve Hackett-At The Edge Of Light Joe Jackson-Fool Mark Knopfler-Down The Road Wherever Gary Moore-Still Got The Blues John Mayer-The Search For Everything
  22. Yes, it is a good 'un. Bought it at the start of the week and have given it a few spins since.
  23. Well if it was in the classifieds section then I might be but as it's in the What In Analogue Have You Bought Today? topic then I reckon I'll pass if it's all the same with you.
  24. You bought 500 records today and now you're selling them? Give them a chance mate.
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