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  1. crisis

    Elvis's hifi

    Yes he did he...
  2. crisis

    Elvis's hifi

    One or two..
  3. Yeah, I must say I never got into the genre because it scared me or was considered rebellious. I liked the way it sound and felt. 🤘
  4. crisis

    Elvis's hifi

    ha ha snap!
  5. crisis

    Elvis's hifi

    Just returned from a 30 day holiday in the US. Part of it was a bit of a pilgrimage to the genesis and roots of rock music. Visited Memphis, Graceland, Sun Studios and Beale Street. Also the Gibson guitar factory in Memphis. The only one open for tours to the public. Dined at BB Kings and enjoyed an amazing band. I am not an Elvis fan but the visit to Graceland was very interesting. Elvis was a bit of a tech head with tvs and "hifi" systems in many rooms of his mansion. Also visited New Orleans and Bourbon street where I saw and heard amazing music. That was only part of the trip but the part that is relevant to this forum. Some pics of Elvis's gear (including what must be the most priceless Fender Twin on the planet!), Sun Studios (still pretty much original) where the first Elvis record was recorded and rock and roll was born.
  6. crisis

    Phone as source

    Yep. The DAC is the missing link ATM.
  7. crisis

    Accuracy?

    I take your point but there is nothing "little" about a 60 watt amp. Or 30 for that matter. I bought a new Marshall DSL40C because it is scaleable to 20 watts. I wanted to be able to drive the power amp as I explained earlier but at a quieter volume. Yeah, that worked. ?
  8. crisis

    Accuracy?

    To my knowledge the orignal Marshall's were not "designed" to have "built in" distortion. They originally only had a volume control as opposed to the pre or "gain" volume. Most of the distortion coming from the early amps was a product of over driving the power amp. Basically playing them too loud. The Pre gain section was added later in order to allow the amp to achieve an overdriven sound without killing everyone in the room . ? As a failed guitarist I navigated the path of chasing the ultimate overdriven sound. Of course I never found it but I did find, as many others are again, that less pre-gain and driving the power amp produces massive sound. Most guitar amp manufacturers are producing very low powered amps so that they can be maxed out. The best ACDC sound I ever got was through a "clean drive" pedal through my Marshall on the semi clean channel.
  9. crisis

    Phone as source

    I bought my Sony Xperia mostly because it handled FLAC files and had a removable mini SD. It is intended to replace my bloated IPod Classic. I haven't got a proper interface to use it with my system yet however.
  10. crisis

    " One Disc to Rule Them All "

    Thanks. Most appreciated.
  11. crisis

    Accuracy?

    One of my most hated terms in HiFi. It always sounds like a cop out when someone cant explain what they are hearing or why they like the sound of something better. "Best" is my second most hated. Actually he created a device that made the electric guitar work properly. Both electric guitar and amplifier are symbiotic and accurately create the sound of the "electric guitar" . ?
  12. crisis

    " One Disc to Rule Them All "

    Thankyou ! I haven't ever bought anything of Gumtree but I will have this. Much appreciated.
  13. crisis

    " One Disc to Rule Them All "

    This is a must have. No but it appears I am now compiling a list or more albums I "must have". Cheers.
  14. crisis

    " One Disc to Rule Them All "

    Listened to the GRP in 93 compilation. Wow. Hadn't heard it on my latest gear. Another great one is a CD called "The Car of the Century". It was made to test competition car audio but has some cool tunes on it. I have a copy I burnt from my mates original. It is pretty much unavailable now. I cant get any results on the net.
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