What a nice photo. I love the look of a nice 'table and arm, and an LP on play. I need to get a reliable servant to file my LPs, clean them, de-static them - all those chores. I just want to lower the arm myself and experience the palpable weight of LP tones that digital gets close to but never quite duplicates. Or maybe I'm just dreaming of something that never was? I'll never be rich enough to know for sure.
Obviously you dont have the answers to the problems I pose.
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There are people who will get you the answers you need, when you pay them. The rest of us work for free.
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Ah filthy lucka . . . perhaps that answer explains your posts . . . I'll work it out in the end, I usualy do . . .
Since you're posting long demands for answers here, you might want to explain why other people who are very knowlegeable will want to step in and spend much time grappling with your questions. Just in case there's a reason I missed.
Demands? . . . your last two postes tells me all I need to know.
There you go short and to the point.
You don't have to convince me of anything. You just have to convince all those other volunteers to help you. Good luck.
. . . . 'convince'? . . . If thats the way you look at it, we ar all volunteers? I've tried to do my fair share in the past, been 'around' for a while . . .
As I said I read all I need to know.
Could try this...
Dont you wish you still had it Chebby, bit of 'green' creeping in?
I do still have it. I only bought it recently. It's just a bit of fun. (Inspired by feedback about it from 'moon' in that forum link I posted.)
I guess that's what I like about my system overall. It's fun. It's flexible. It sounds great. It doesn't dominate the room - or my life - or send me batting off around the country trying to find just the right little tweak to get some elusive, nth degree, pico scintilla of dubious 'improvement'. It doesn't make me have to "talk to my supplier very seriously" after wasted 200 mile round trips.
Since 2007, two years was about my limit before I got bored with a system. I am approaching two years (and a bonus in March*) with this system and I still love it. For the first time in six years I don't want to change anything or make any additions.
Far from being green/envious about your turntable or your system. The sheer time, anguish, heartache, money (and anger) your peregrinations have caused you over the last year or so have actually helped cure any 'itch' to get back to vinyl I may have had.
I should thank you for that.
* A dangerous time of year for 'upgraditis'.
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I have just come across your website and headphone reviews Dale.
I mentioned earlier that I 'gave up' on more expensive headphones (like my old HD595s and the shoddy SR60is) and took advantage of a special offer in John Lewis to buy four pairs of Sennheiser PX100 IIs for everyone in the house - including me - to use at their computers/laptops/iThings.
I have been really pleased with them so far. Suprisingly they have proved to be far less flimsy than the old PX100s AND the SR60is! (Reliability tested by two daughters, me and my wife since October with no problems at all so far.)
So I couldn't resist reading your review of them. Given that ours cost £27.99 a pair (instead of the £44.95 places like Dixons were charging at the time) then I think we did well.
I am going to read a few more of your reviews.
I concur with you here, these are an excellent little pair of headphones,
I have had a pair of these for a year now and they are the first thing I pack when going on holiday for use with my phone.
They are much sturdier than the previous model PX100.
My only gripe with these which is a personal thing is that they are on ear rather than around ear which for me is irritating after a long period of time.
Apart from that they are fantastic value.............
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Hi Chebby, hifi is a hobby, one of a number for me, I like the best I can afford, to get the best out of anything takes effort coupled with a little frustration on ocassions, but the final result is 'satisfaction' of which I have had more than my share over the years, since the mid 70's in fact.
My biggest pleasure has been to watch Hazel mature in the ways of hifi and especialy musicaly, she has better ears then me.
So, non of this has been a 'wast of time', apart perhaps, from reading posts that are taking a pop or simply saying nothing?
'Satisfaction' is the word Chebby . . . having gone from nothing, phisicaly or memtaly 2 years ago, to a very full apreciation of my music and system, plus a totaly new appreciation of 'living' . . . my life is far from dominated by hifi, however, it is very much enriched by it.
There are a few decent people left in the world, I talked to 'Divine Autio' this morning, they made no bones about the problem, refund, replacement, as I want. The problem is the hifi industry has shrunk in number but remans spread out, those left seem to be willing to 'help'to have another session with phones and a TT this time . . . all ads to the interest, experiance is knowledge
Glad to hear this. We've been through a few sets here, and my wife keeps a couple to alternate with her B&W P5 and ESW9a. The PX-100ii is a great success story.
. . . 'fit the bill' . . . Well they did not in the end, need to do a bit of sorting, why the TT noise? So a cheep'o pair to do the investigation with, AKG 451 for £40! or a pair of Sennhieser PX100 II for £30 . . . I think the AKG's for starters
I have to mention Divine Audio, they were so good, full refund, no argument . . . pointed me in a direction to try to resolve the TT noise, thats service with a smile. Unfortunatly they not stock 'cheap headphones' . . .
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