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  1. how are your ears themselves these days? maybe treat them to a nice clean out? i.e. a flush via a GP or specialist vs hooking in with ear buds. just a thought no malice. although for a larf i did think of suggesting to slip a bit blu tack or something in your right ear
  2. plus compared to new you can always sell them on with less of a hit to the pocket, sometime no more than the running round to ship or pick-up
  3. cheers i thought that might be the case, some organs have foot pedals (keys?) that would allow that?
  4. first spin after it came today really enjoying it, very much towards the blues end of the equation (they don'y credit a bass player but you hear someone walking it - I can't figure it out) 'Baby Face' Willette - Face To Face LP, Album, RE, 180 Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029750-01, ST-84068, BST 84068, 84068 2019 US
  5. There's a not insubstantial market for massive sloppy deep over the top bass Been to a festival lately? (covid aside....)
  6. do or do not... there is no investigating hello and welcome to sna, enjoy yourself!
  7. this may be a silly question, but do all rooms need the "return" aspect of ducted air? when I looked at brochure material etc. for the brand we're getting it looked to me that one per floor or as needed is the approach not necessarily every room? maybe my question should be does the sound room (its not for proper HT, more a rumpus dedicated to music listening and 2.1 HT), dose it need the a/c (or heat) vent AND this return? or is this the "dead-vent" can be used for? it passively allows air flow from adjacent rooms without compromising sound sealing. I can do this into the garage.
  8. any additional details on these? we have a house build underway and we have ducted air con for a room that's had a bit additional work for sound isolation. the builder isn't really across what solutions are out there that he can readily add into the mix to help with limiting sound escaping via the vents. he's looking into it but asked if looked into it also. we thought there might be specialist vent diffusers or duct dampening accessories (like a muffler of sorts). not had much joy so I plan to ring around, but thought i'd ask here cheers
  9. I'm loving my Hitachi PS-38 (late 70's) but don't really have anything to compare it to accept alternative sources in my chain i lucked out and got my hands on my father in-law's that essentially hadn't been spun since the 80's and prior to that was mostly used to record onto tap it came with an early re-badged AT VM8 cart which stares the same stylus as the AT10 thru to the AT13 units so its simple enough to move off the stock conical to square nudes or even Shibatas the DD looks to have been progressive for the time - https://www.petervis.com/gallery/Vintage Adv
  10. check out some of the Gunship music film clips on YT too many good ones to list
  11. personally i find too much visual engagement distracting for critical listening, its like my mind can't process the sound stage and instrument placement because its not in sync with the visual message my eyes send. kinda like the saying - remove one sensory input and other are heightened. but still when zoning out is the order of the day, sweet tunes and an immersive view is hard to beat maybe them heavy hanging roller doors with acoustic treatment. assumes sound isolation is not a concern up in the hinterland there while some of the recommended room sizes are l
  12. just arrived in the post from the UK today sounding good GUNSHIP - Dark All Day 2x12", Album, 180, 45RPM Horsie In The Hedge LLP HITH008LPS 2018 UK & Europe
  13. lots of options in that price range. the Garrott units have a loyal following i don't think you can go wrong. i'm really enjoying my Ortofon 2M Bronze, ( i only have an old AT and Garrott Bros with Shibata for comparison. if it was me for no other reason than what I read or been personally recommended, I'd consider the: > AT VM740ML > Soundsmith Otello otherwise if you can find them here in Oz options by Denon or Nagaoka
  14. now Ratatat - Magnifique LP, Album + CD, Album Because Music BEC5156160 2015 France earlier Stonefield (3) - Far From Earth LP, Album, Bon Flightless FLT-038 2018 Australia
  15. Hope is built for UK conditions, simple n and sealed accordingly. That's what the comparison is based on. Dispute this its relatively easy to pop it all open for a lookly n clean-lube as needed
  16. now Jack Johnson - En Concert before this just arrived in the mail - first spin. found a CD of the album in the LP too Ratatat - Magnifique earlier Duke Ellington - The Feeling Of Jazz
  17. what's your budget? are you comfortable spending $700 or do you have a higher or lower value in mind? competition in that $500-900 range is pretty fierce, plenty of good options each with different characteristics to suit system and taste. it can be a bit of a can of worms... everyone will have an opinion while you're figuring out what unit to invest your money in, i'd suggest getting a new AT VM95e for $70 so in the mean-time you can still spin and have a OK back-up cart. they come highly recommended for the value they provide
  18. up here in QLD I can get away with minimal lube on the engagement claws, I wipe out the grease and just use a thick chain lube - zziiizzzzz!!!! great for crowd control on the busy riverside paths
  19. I need me some more Mr Hancock - currently just have Mr Hands and Fat Albert Rotunda keen to get across his earlier work before he got too funky (not that I don't dig his funk - Just round the Corner is a major favourite)
  20. I vaguely recall this issue in the m235i (N55 in general) when reading up on it years ago. i think this is the site http://www.gt-innovation.de/wordpress/news/bmw-n55-common-problems/ but I'm sure we could waste a day putting into Google - N55 m135/m235 problems
  21. grabbed me some (on line) retail therapy just because... Gunship and Ratatat have been on my want list for too long. eta this coming Monday Magnifique ‎(LP, Album) Because Music 2564608318 Germany 2015 Dark All Day ‎(2x12", Album, 180) Horsie In The Hedge LLP HITH008LPS UK & Europe 2018 The Feeling Of Jazz ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Black Lion Records, ORG M
  22. Addicts Guide to....? - lounge rooms - lounge sofas - new flats - punching holes in walls - room treatment - all of the above either way can't wait
  23. what makes it super? the power, SQ or input features? does this still need a separate device for internet / local network streaming? I feel an top end integrated needs to be progressive with a good degree of future proofed flexibility otherwise it looses out to the flexibility separates provide in this regard.
  24. i already had this album, the 'back to black' release from 2008, which is a bit meh... this was on sale last week at JB, so its the first time I've invested in an additional releases of an album i have already. the review consensus is its well worth it. I'd agree. very clean, very intimate, good musicianship, Curt's dark emotions come through but still has a raw rough edge to it - it is Nirvana live after all. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York 2xLP, Album, RE, 180g,
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