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About stevoz

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    Grace: MM's for when your MC's not quite enough!
  • Birthday 02/07/1960

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  1. The 'Hifi gear in movies' thread....

    No idea, looks a bit 80's/90's but I can see a Go Pro on a mini tripod, so it must be 'new millennia'.....maybe 'Big Bang Theory'? Is this a quiz where you're going to reveal the answer? There appears to be no audio gear of note anyway......except maybe those transparent speakers.
  2. The 'Hifi gear in movies' thread....

    Just reading about the Hanss Acoustic T-30 here: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/turntables/hanss-acoustics-t-30-673739/review and it says you have to have a substantial sized base to put it on and it got me checking Mr Bennett's set up.......cinder blocks and planks. On closer inspection, the planks on the top layer that the TT is on look decidedly shonky.......makes me proud of my 'home made isolation TT base on extremely sturdy coffee table' set up!
  3. I bought one this afternoon, they seem pretty well constructed. I may have some issues with the velour pads on mine, they're not entirely flat and where what appears to be maybe glue has permeated through and formed a 'less than velour soft' spot or two which may not be conducive to gentle vinyl contact.....otherwise, pretty good value. PS: I know in the past I have said I will never buy one of these but at that price, why not? I believe Revirginizer will still be my 'pristine clean' go to product.....
  4. Just purchased on ebay (Oz 1st pressing): and from the post office this afternoon, one of these little buggers, currently being discussed here: Very cheap cost and seemingly quite well made (in China of course) from what I can see, except maybe the velour pads that aren't entirely flat and have a couple of small areas where ?glue has permeated through and may not be soft enough for vinyl contact......may have to cover these with a better velour.
  5. Currently Spinning

    In addition to the above post, I had a decent look through my LP's, convinced I had a copy of the Ozarks self titled first album (also known as 'The Quilt' album), this one: and I do have it.....but alas, it is badly 'hazed', so no go. Now for another copy! I have just Revirginized the above 'Car Over the Lake' LP, after discovering the other day that it sounded shite (crackles galore, bought 2nd hand a year or two ago) and the result is stunning. SQ is now fantastic and 'nary' a crackle to be heard (well almost!).......and what a great album it is.
  6. Luxman Timeline

    Great brand, fantastic equipment.....just avoid 'the Alpine Years'.
  7. So you consider going from rock to jazz to 'opera and ballet'........moving on? Interesting........and just my humble opinion.
  8. Yeah thanks Bill. The world needs more people like you....... You could run this states 'Road Safety' (Read: this states "Bleed the good drivers of Victoria dry') programme. Seriously though, I can be flippant, I live in the middle of ten acres, so I can play at whatever volume I want and will never have close neighbours where ever I live. They tend to cramp one's style (and desires)......
  9. Sums it up really.....funny stuff!
  10. My early favourite brands stem from my original system bought at Encel's in the late 70's......Luxman (still have my old L3 amp and K5 cassette deck), Rotel (1st amp and TT), and of course, Grace (and still in love with Grace). Modern favourite is Cambridge Audio (amp and disc player) but if I had oodles of money, I'd replace those with CEC gear. Truly top shelf......
  11. Woofer shakers on my system are: ......anything by The Presets or Sneaky Sound System ( I have them on CD), Billie Jean, PYT and You Gotta Be Starting Something off Michael Jackson's 'Thriller', the drumming in "Jungleland' by Simple Minds, FGTH's "Welcome to the Pleasuredome', 'Infected' and 'Mind Bomb' by The The, 'Brother Where You Bound' by Supertramp are all on vinyl and Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms' and Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' on SACD. Some are very deep bass, the rest are just great bass.
  12. Settle......I was talking about no one on here. Think back to when CD's began......those people.
  13. Just like the people promoting the virtues of digital sound.......at least he tried to improve an obviously flawed format.
  14. I have 1(no.2) on vinyl and 3 (no.'s 1, 2 & 9) on CD....but I want four more of that list on vinyl. Floyd and Straits for the curious....