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  1. Arcam CD17 I have one, pretty much like new. It's been sitting in it's box for the past 4 years. Price negotiable.
  2. I ordered a phono preamp from them on the 26th Dec. The item was sent via Auspost with tracking on the 7th Jan and I received it a couple of days later. Not too bad considering it was just after Xmas and in the middle of their sale. I did phone them a couple of days after I made the order and the chap told they were still clearing the backlog. No complaints from me.
  3. ...and that's what is known as a paradox! 😜
  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like that. My wife binge-watches a lot of violent dramas on Netflix. I'm just like "why would you want to see that?" As I get older I just don't want to see graphic violence and malicious characters. I remember seeing the film "Dead Ringers" when it first came out in the cinema and I wasn't fazed at all. I started to watch it on TV recently and I had to turn it off. Getting soft in my old age.
  5. Dymo labels are good for keeping AC adapters sorted.
  6. I have a new Phono stage and it's grounding post is too thick for the spade on my TT's ground wire. The ground wire is not detachable and there is only a couple of inches of wire to play with so I don't really want to chop off the original spade. At the moment I have a single tine pushed into the hole on the post at an angle. Not very elegant! Does anyone have an "elegant" workaround like an adapter or something? First world problem, I know.
  7. Chigurh

    How quiet is your background?

    "Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don't have any surface noise. I said, 'Listen, mate, life has surface noise." - John Peel
  8. Chigurh

    How quiet is your background?

    I recently bought my first pair of noise-cancelling headphones. They're great when you're on a plane to block out that constant white noise but I find using them at home a bit weird. It's like sitting in a sound-proof room i.e a bit dead and unnatural.
  9. I agree, if you don't own any 45s it's a non issue but if you do it's archaic. Hardly a selling point.
  10. Chigurh

    How to download HIRES

    Nope. I don't use an MQA capable DAC or have a Tidal subscription. I was just trying to be helpful.
  11. Chigurh

    How to download HIRES

    Yes but it's not mandatory to use an MQA DAC. Their hi-res streams play on non-MQA DACS as well.
  12. Chigurh

    How to download HIRES

    Have you considered a hi-res streaming service like Tidal Hifi?
  13. Chigurh

    Televisions In The Heat.

    35 Celsius on the Sunny Coast today. My 4yo Sony TV shutdown three times. LED flashing red and wouldn't turn on. Seems okay now but it's a worry.
  14. I think you can spend months trying to get to the bottom of the problem. Just get a phono stage with a subsonic filter and be done with it and spend more time listening.
  15. Having several phone points in the house gives you options for the placement of your wifi router which can be handy. Some points will connect at a slower speed than others (as pointed out earlier)