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  1. I was looking to get to the bottom of myself a few months ago, I have a Yamaha unit similar to that Panasonic from my readings, I concluded that, assuming no significant problems with jitter etc., the source of digital 1s and 0s into a half decent DAC (i.e. one you are otherwise happy with) will have minimal impact until you start getting towards the higher end of mid-fi my amp has pretty slick D2A trickery so I passed on a new CDP But I've no personal experience and was more curios if a 2nd hand device at say $200-300 would yield a noticeable improvement my other ta
  2. I'm a happy member of the Spotify premium class but I'll believe it when I see. Details sound a little too vague. "select markets sometime this year." that could mean anything
  3. looks interesting I think I'll take this for a spin (on Spotify that is) 🍺
  4. i'm not necessarily a huge Missy fan but its a really well produced and pressed record - great piano and vocals Missy Higgins - The Sound Of White LP, Ltd, Whi Eleven: A Music Company, Virgin ELEVENV27 2019 Australia
  5. might just be me and not following the series in earnest for some time, but that looks like a lot of racing. is this a typical year's schedule these days?
  6. say it isn't so! hope it finds an appreciative home i'd be tempted if i hadn't just upgraded my sub, forked out a bit for a service n fix on the main amp, and have a house move to undertake in the coming weeks which will need room treatment, etc... GLWTS
  7. I think Tool is best via CD (or hi-res Tidel which I've personally not done tho)
  8. spotify does the same, it makes sense in a compilation where not every song is available so at least you know its meant to be in there it can be a streaming in general thing for an artist/group like Tool up to a year ago or even an Australian thing - i had some cheesey Michael Bolton Christmas songs in a playlist but they were blocked out, i happened to try youtube and got a messaging saying the track wasn't available to stream in my country - literally ruined Christmas...
  9. i appreciate the digital convenience of skipping tracks or progressing through whatever combo takes your fancy regarding artists, genres, release, etc etc however in most cases the artists are working towards releasing an album and this collection of songs are bound by the world as the artist experiences it at a given time and place (including who is/isn't there with them). we're asking the to express something and share their a window into their universe. this is embedded in each song in some way or another and its when elements of this resonates with your space-time journey that connect
  10. can't believe this still available I've max'd out my audio budget otherwise I'd be on this GLWTS
  11. my fav DS album but don;t have a vinyl copy i should probably grab one of the $5 options found in every second crate
  12. been enjoying this one lately as well
  13. I sure will Awhile back it wasn't available there, but now I see it is, cheers
  14. How you find it? I've a few Bob James records, some seem to be a bit meh (synth grave yard for jazz that's more elevator music) this one's meant to b a standout however, not heard it but I came across 2 copies in a local shop the other day
  15. i thought it would be hard to match Phase, but i'm loving it just as much Mildlife - Automatic LP Heavenly Recordings HVNLP182 2020 UK & US
  16. my first spin was on the fence with getting this record, figured WAF would justify it. really really impressed. its making the system sound sublime, so much more going on and jumping out vs my Spotify and radio listens. creamy layer upon layer but spiked with attitude, swagger and angst. yes still pop but not as we know it Kate Miller-Heidke ‎– Child In Reverse Label: EMI ‎– 3502615 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pale Pink Vinyl Country: Australia
  17. first spin after it arrived today - very nice. music with soul and groove and big vocals, tight musicianship and production, and aside from an ever so faint crackle in the dead wax an otherwise crisp clean pressing. smiles "The Bamboos are Australia's premier Deep Funk outfit. Masters of super-heavy, raw and upfront drum-break driven grooves" The Bamboos - Night Time People 2xLP, Ltd, 180 Pacific Theatre PT005LP 2018 Australia
  18. these just arrived Angie McMahon - Salt Kate Miller-Heidke - Child In Reverse Nothing But Thieves - Broken Machine Ramin Djawadi - Game Of Thrones (Selections From The HBO Series) Season 8
  19. I'm so out of the loop - > Alonso > budget caps
  20. what happening at Renault now? did i (briefly) read right that the team is changing its branding or something?
  21. now - not the cleanest on first spin, good depth and dynamics, very moody (never actually watched a GOT episode... ) Ramin Djawadi - Game Of Thrones (Selections From The HBO Series) Season 8 LP, Ltd, Gra WaterTower Music WTM40293 2019 USA & Europe << active links to discogs >> earlier - Nothing But Thieves - Brok
  22. very happy with my unit, running it into a basic 100+watt class D pwr amp and its sounding clean and solid. tempted to couple it with a more flashy amp. found the remote the other day in the 3rd draw - its not really needed as the yamaha or streaming apps do everything you need and in good time glwts
  23. currently - taking a while to grow on me, initially I found too much fill between the few stand out tracks. this spin is taking me in more. also its really 3 sides spread over 4 pressing is fine Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings 2xLP, Album Sony Music, Columbia 19075938931 2019 Europe earlier - this really deserves more rotation. its a great release Birds Of Tokyo - Brace
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