No wonder you now live alone...
The OP is now requesting that his thread is no longer used as a carrier for personal and hurtful remarks.....no hifi argument is worth that.
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The point about mentioning the price point is to give an indication of where it sits in the marketplace for the component it is. The buying price paid against the RRP (assuming it is different from said RRP) is of no consequence beyond "hey, I got a good deal!". So your original comment about it being no better than a £250 receiver is wide of the mark, assuming you've heard them all.
As for the rest of your post, well, if that's meant to be a shining example of what I could be aiming for with my many "shortcomings", thanks but I'm perfectly comfortable in my own skin.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007
AVI Lab Series CD player / various cables
Oh come on lads, stop it.
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For me, a disappointment was the Paradigm Seismic 110 subwoofer, which What Hi-Fi reviewed very favourably here, by Home Cinema Choice magazine here and by Home Theater High Fidelity here. I went to my friendly local dealer to listen to it, and, wisely as it turned out, I took my Tannoy TS12 subwoofer with me, reviewed by What Hi-Fi here. This was in order to hear something with which I was familiar, in strange surroundings, and then to listen to the new subwoofer afterwards. I listened to the first seven or so minutes of the Blu-ray of Blade Runner, and then about 8 minutes and 30 seconds into Star Trek, just after the midwife says to Kirk's mother "Okay. I want you to push now."
I had gone to the demonstration expecting, and wanting, the Paradigm to be much better than my Tannoy TS12 - it is, after all, thrice the price. What I actually heard though, was not that. I couldn't hear much difference between the two subwoofers at all, certainly not in ultimate depth, and maybe not in precision eitherl. I stress that I couldn't hear much difference, maybe other people, with ears that are not middle-aged, might have noticed a difference. So I decided against buying the Paradigm Seismic 110, which is why I ended up buying the SVS PC-12 Plus instead, with which I am very happy.
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Wow, just goes to show......I was so impressed by this sub I started a thread on it.
I know, I'm sorry, CnoEvil, I did try to like the Paradigm Seismic 110 subwoofer, but I just couldn't!
There is certainly no need to be sorry.......and shows why one should only use advice/reviews to draw up a short list and then have the strength to follow your own opinion.
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Hi toyota man
Excellent CD player I sold quite a few of these
All the best
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I was struggling to think of anything but a few recent threads jogged my memory. Firstly, Pioneer's A400 - I just didn't get on with it. Secondly, Mission's 78 series speakers from around 10 years ago - nothing special.
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so you just happen to dislike the A400 which is Ricks beloved amp.
Until now i didn't even know that he had owned an A-400.
Anyway, yes the truly great Pioneer A-400 is my beloved amp Pioneer can we have it back please
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