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BigGuads:
No Chance! My Mrs thinks ours only cost about 3k! The day she discovers searching for equipment on the internet I'm DEAD!


Same here. If I suddenly disappear one day and you never hear from me again you`ll know what`s happened. My wife will have done her impersonation of Caesar No

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chebby:

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@ Chebby - Do you have a flickr site? I'm still very much learning, but hopefully going to pick up a Canon EOS 450D in the next few months as the manual focus on the bridge camera is annoying the hell out of me.

Yes... http://www.flickr.com/photos/trevorhare


Just looked at your pictures. Absolutely stunning, You must be very proud of them.


I didn`t realise you could get such good results from a Kodak disposable. Wink

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My g/f thinks it's crazy and childish, but every day when I get home from work it's switched on and something is playing. I have an ally in the 13 month old who seems to love music.

I am 100% responsible for buying new kit, as I would find it hard to justify the expense, I've been guilty of underestimating the cost of various components from time to time but she readily agrees that it sounds sublime and is made easier by her friends saying what a nice system it is when they come round too.

I recently had to give her the replacement value of c. £8k for the insurance - oh how she laughed! Think I just about got away with it by telling her that it is all second hand, again a bit of a white lie, although I've never paid RRP for anything.

She definitely thinks I'm sad for reading hifi mags tho'. She's gone out on a mum's night out now so I have the stereo on, glass of wine in hand, 1/2 of the ultimate guide to browse...

Now that's an idea, do you think I'll get away with that big f**koff Krell amp without her noticing? Perhaps I could tell her that it will save us on heating bills during the winter, we could all sit around it, perhaps cook a couple of eggs on it too. And I really fancy trying out the more expensive Quad electrostatics too, you know what? I really want to hear all these - Clare/Andrews, how about a competition to win a few hours helping to judge the next Ultimate HiFi guide? I suspect there will be quite a few of us 'virgins' with mid range kit (under £10k) who would really appreciate something that they are unlikely to ever achieve by hearing just how good it can be.

By the way page 38, 'deceiving', isn't the correct word 'deceptive'? There you go I will proof read a whole article in exchange for a listen at WHF Towers = Krell, dcs and Wilsons please, amongst others, although I doubt it will hold a candle to my iPod now I've relocated it to the granite chopping board and put half lemons underneath the corners to counter vibration and installed my AVI actives in the broom cupboard.

ÿAnd by the way JD, a handbag for 400 notes? Now that is crazy! I bet it's out of fashion next year, and the hifi will still be on.ÿ

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Re: Does your family get a say in hifi purchases?

Well, having been in and out of the industry since 1989, my partner is used to boxes coming and going and has never been afraid to express an opinion (I remember one particular speaker inducing the threat of me being thrown out on the street if I didn't unplug it!). We both have a love of music so appreciate the value of any system through the enjoyment it brings. We watch films and music DVDs together through an AV system.

But, what is this 'purchase' concept of which you speak? Wink

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I'd go nuts if I was told what I could or couldn't buy, why go to work if you can't enjoy the fruits of your labour?. Common guys lets see a bit of a rebellious spirit!!

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I'd go nuts if I was told what I could or couldn't buy, why go to work if you can't enjoy the fruits of your labour?. Common guys lets see a bit of a rebellious spirit!!

More difficult when I have 2 kids...but I have managed to wangle it so far.

Mind you it helped when her DJ mate came round and said it was blinding...one half of Sancho Panza who play Carnival every year amongst other thingsÿ

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It never ceases to amaze me how society 'allows' television to be on in the lounge by default but hifi has to be by exception. At least, that's the way I see it happen. Hifi is a nuisance that gets some air time but then the TV is the immediate default when I'm done. Personally one of my compromises has been having a TV at all as if it was my house alone then I'd only have an ickle one in the kitchen.


Couldn't agree more - except the bit about the TV in the kitchen, taking up valuable space where the new Denon M37 could go...

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It never ceases to amaze me how society 'allows' television to be on in the lounge by default but hifi has to be by exception. At least, that's the way I see it happen. Hifi is a nuisance that gets some air time but then the TV is the immediate default when I'm done. Personally one of my compromises has been having a TV at all as if it was my house alone then I'd only have an ickle one in the kitchen.

Couldn't agree more - except the bit about the TV in the kitchen, taking up valuable space where the new Denon M37 could go...

Nah, Arcam solo mini or lots of wire and some extra speakers.

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Nah, Arcam solo mini or lots of wire and some extra speakers.



mmmm.. I think one of those Meridian F80's for the kitchen.
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Nah, Arcam solo mini or lots of wire and some extra speakers.

mmmm.. I think one of those Meridian F80's for the kitchen.

Forgive me, but I can't see how a little thing like that can give the same as a pair of great speakers...style over substance, laws of physics etc

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Yes, yes and bumble bees cannot fly etc.

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chebby, love the Quarr Abbey series and so does everyone else reading the comments and the invites to top 100 everything ! Thought about marketing them ? Always buyers for excellence you know ?

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Short answer NO!

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