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Ugly last won the day on August 19 2015

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    Mini desktop hifi rack

    I bought the bamboo ply in large sheets i.e. 2400 x 1200 from a mob called Plywood and plastics. I believe that they are no longer trading. If you google 'bamboo ply' you will find a few suppliers around the place.
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    Currently Spinning

    Latest Punch Brothers album just released. Excellent album and another very nice pressing.
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    DAC for beginners

    It could be a simple as different mastering. It's very hard to compare across formats for this reason alone. As an example, I find my old LRB LPs absolutely kill the same albums on Spotify. I have a couple of other LPs and corresponding digital file from the same master....and the difference is negligible.
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    anti static

    I've found that: -wetvac -new inner sleeve -carbonfibre brush (before each play) Keeps static to a minimum.
  5. Nice honest write up mate. Well done.
  6. Does this have the Gen 5 USB? If so excellent price
  7. Picked this up after@happy 's post the other day. I like the cut of her jib.
  8. When I started listening to vinyl a few years ago, it would make me feel physically nauseous. I'd switch back to digital and I was fine. Throw a record on though and I would feel sick inside of 2 mins. Very strange but it says to me that there is something going on that is not quite audible. I reckon your dog can hear something that we can't. I persisted with vinyl and I acclimatized. I no longer feel any nausea except on very rare occasions. Vinyl is generally my preferred medium now.
  9. I've been whistling/humming 'Im a little teapot' for the last 15 years. No idea why but everyone around me will confirm. 🤪
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    Desktop hifi furniture

    I bought a couple of large sheets from a company in South Sydney that have since shut up shop. They were 2.5 x 1.2m and from memory were about $500 each. Google bamboo ply. The legs are just pine from bunnings that I cut to length to suit my components.
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    Desktop hifi furniture

    I built this one early this year. Not sure if it's what you had in mind. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/applications/tapatalk/index.php?/topic/239341-Mini-desktop-hifi-rack
  12. I've not listened to much Mahler previously but all this recent talk about Bernstein makes me want to. The Sony box set is about $50. Is this a decent starting point or should I buy a couple of the separate DG releases? I've read that No 1 and No 4 are the most accessible? I had a Naxos CD of No 5 in my car for a couple of months. It always reminded me of the 'Empire' from Star wars. Any help would be appreciated
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    Beer: "proof that God loves us"

    Now this is nice. Very easy drinking. I don't know who comes up with the silly blurb on the back though.