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  1. pwestcott

    Great Opening Tracks

    King of Vice from Ed Kuepper’s Honey Steel’s Gold gets me in every time.
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    thin lizzy

    Live and Dangerous made the list for 1001 Albums you should hear before you die. Great introduction to the band. Live with some studio trickery worth a listen.
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    Ushers in Brisbane - Listening session

    I have the Mini Dancer 2 DMD’s in a 5 x 6 Games Room. I bought them through SNA around 3 years ago. Initially ran them with Marantz Pearl Lite which wasn’t ideal. Spoke to Simply HiFi here in Perth as they stocked the Ushers previously. He recommended a high current amp. I traded the Marantz for a MF M6si, 225w into 8ohms double up into the 4 ohm Ushers. The improvement was jaw dropping. I agree that they can really dominate with bass, but careful placement has worked wonders. I listen to a range of styles and these are very versatile speakers imho. I have a Pearl Lite SACD which is a superb, a Bluesound Vault and a Pioneer SPL 110 for vinyl.( Currently stream via laptop into the Marantz as the NBN has stuffed up my Ethernet through PowerPoint connection) I hope you are able to hear a set up for yourself. If you are ever in the West I would be happy to demo. Good luck in your quest Interesting to note when I picked them up (heavy suckers) the seller mentioned he had recently heard them on a system that was used exclusively for classical music.
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    Currently Spinning

    Give it time a great album that grows on repeated listens.
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    New Led Zepplin Album

    That about sums it up.
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    New Led Zepplin Album

    A Coopers Pale Ale moment. Sorry about that..... Lead Zeppelin
  7. Just say’n. No guesses as to Papa Kiszkas record collection. (Streaming on Tidal Masters)
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    Year Zero - Your First Boombox/Stereo

    This was a great journey down memory lane. Bought one of these in the early eighties. Great sound, detachable speakers and portable to boot. I remember listening to 96 FM back in the day and recording songs to tape as they came on. Had a Pioneer turntable which I plugged in. Took it with me to my first job in Kalgoorlie. Loved it to bits and the bug had well and truly bit!
  9. Have to say it took me by surprise as there was no warning, funny noises or playback issues. Cheers for the camel, we both had the hump yesterday when the CD went missing
  10. Now that previous owner would have been truly certifiable! 🤥
  11. Hi Yesterday I was indulging in my regular afternoon of disc spinning. Inspired by Currently Spinning I gave the DBT A Southern Rock Opera a good airing (read play it loud) given the bride was out shopping. Act 1 went off without a hitch. Put on Act 2 listening through to the tragic ending. Wife arrived home so out I went to bring in the shopping, on return to the CD player I pressed eject..... no CD. Thought I must be having a Seniors moment. Retraced the steps.... no CD. Put another in the tray and it played. Did my head in. Not long after had to go out but it had me puzzled. Got out up this morning determined to get to the bottom of it. Now me and screwdrivers or any tools for that matter do not have a good relationship so it was with some trepidation that I set to work on the Pearl Lite and endeavoured to see if my mind was in tact or if I was already on the slippery slope! What did it reveal....... Yes in in the immortal words of Ms Chaberlain “this thingo ate my CD!” Now that I know that I wasn’t going mad, has this happened to anyone here before? I have owned the Marantz from new for nearly four years without any problems. It is a great player for discs and as a dac and I love the sound. Anyway now where did I leave my glasses?
  12. 1. Faces: A nods as good as a wink 2. Radiohead : Kid A 3. Jodi James :Things I leave behind 4. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms 5. Depeche Mode - Exciter 6. 801 - 801 Live ( album ) 7. Gorillaz: Humanz 8. Tangerine Dream - LOGOS 9. Robert Fripp - Exposure 10. Midnight Oil - Bird Noises 11. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky 12. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue 13. Beck - Sea Change 14. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 15. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks 16. Queensryche: Silent Lucidity 17. Roger Waters: Amused to death 18. Robag Wruhme - Thora Vukk 19.Eagles - Hotel California 20. Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn 21. Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence 22. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 23. Justin Bieber - My World 24. Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin 25. Queen - Innuendo (LP) 26. Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon 27. The Band - The Band 28 Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows
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    Blues Currently Spinning

    Great recommendation. This is a great place to discover new music. Listen on Spotify then buy online. Love local too!
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    So, I bought a pair of LS50s...

    After buying the Usher Mini Diamonds 2 from SNA member Concha earlier in the year I needed to upgrade my amp from the Marantz Pearl Lite (yes the amp that Cafad came to loathe!). I purchased an MF M6si (220w) and it certainly has done the job with the Ushers. Yesterday I brought my XQ 20's out from the spareroom as I will have to get around to moving them on. I hooked them up to the M6 and it was like WOW. They loved the current and watts delivered to them. They really were not too far from the Ushers in my living room which is on the smallish side with just a little less bass. The clarity and staging was certainly mindblowing for these 52 year old ears. I have read so much about the LS50 and have always been somewhat curious as to how they compared to the XQ20?
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