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Like I say, I still extend my hand to you, I understand it can be embaressing to address issues like this in public.

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/

 

The whole 'lowest you can go' is that how you feel, would you say that it would be fair of me if I said that implied that you believed a post on a message boards holds weight with say a real life interaction, would you see it as a great insult if one of your posts were to be deleted? I wouldn't wish that on you, but you might want to edit your more abrasive posts above, I don't want you to get upset friend.  Smile

It is definetly becoming embarrasing to see such  **hole treating such illness with such frivolity and who does not seem to have more arguments than repeating the same thing over and over again. 

This is becomming boring "doc", do you have anything else to offer?  If not please go bother elsewhere.

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rendu wrote:

Anderson wrote:

Like I say, I still extend my hand to you, I understand it can be embaressing to address issues like this in public.

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/

 

The whole 'lowest you can go' is that how you feel, would you say that it would be fair of me if I said that implied that you believed a post on a message boards holds weight with say a real life interaction, would you see it as a great insult if one of your posts were to be deleted? I wouldn't wish that on you, but you might want to edit your more abrasive posts above, I don't want you to get upset friend.  Smile

It is definetly becoming embarrasing to see such  **hole treating such illness with such frivolity and who does not seem to have more arguments than repeating the same thing over and over again. 

This is becomming boring "doc", do you have anything else to offer?  If not please go bother elsewhere.

 

Door is always open my friend.

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Paul. wrote:

I'm trying to join the 818 club, but can't find one anywhere Sad

 

I found this on Google Shopping http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?google=13647&gclid=CJDTioiny7oCFdPItAodQHAAxg

 

Thanks for looking, I should revise my statement to "I cant find one for sensible money" Smile A month a go these amps were selling for £599, at that price they were a steal but it looks like they are now all gone.

 

Seems like the retailers caught on that they were in demand and with stocks going low they've turned the screws. 

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Can we drop the mental health chat please.  Leave the personal stuff out thanks. 

 

 

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Stoneaudio rarely compete on price to the level of the Richer Sounds, etc.  You'll typically pay the full whack.  They do drop prices but not often.

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the record spot wrote:

Can we drop the mental health chat please.  Leave the personal stuff out thanks. 

 

 

 

Nothing personal in it in, just a genuine attempt at reaching out to someone.

 

I've gotten good quotes form Stone Audio in the past via email, the fella could go down that route. Nothing to lose.

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Nothing personal here either, just that it's better off elsewhere given the focus of the postings between you two.  

Stoneaudio probably do, it seems like that kind of place.  Carries a huge range of stock too.

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where do you live Paul , found this but iits openbox / ex dem

http://www.superfi.co.uk/search.aspx?searchTerm=IN-STORE%20CLEARANCE%20%...

 

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JamesMellor wrote:

where do you live Paul , found this but iits openbox / ex dem

http://www.superfi.co.uk/search.aspx?searchTerm=IN-STORE%20CLEARANCE%20%...

 

James

 

very kind of you, unfortunately I am in Bristol so six hour round trip Sad

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Record Spot, since this thread is coming back, unfortunately for wrong reasons, I would like to take the opportunity to share something:  

 

Just by coincidence during summer time I had to take a trip to Bilbao and went to this hi-fi shop.  They had the Onkyo on sale so, I asked the guys for a short demo but, they could not manage.  Then, the guy offered me to take it home and test with all cost on their behalf.  I had absolutely no intention to purchase another AVR but, how could I resist the temptation to play around with it for 1 week and come back to tell you what a piece of junk it was (just kidding)?

 

Anyway, making a long story short, after living with it for 1 week I decided to keep it.  I had come to dislike my Yamaha so much that I believe it was an easy choice.  I still do not believe that it completely fills the gap of AVRs in terms of musicality but, that is subject for another debate.  I may start a new post to share my experience and discuss about some of the settings. 

 

Is this the final musical AVR that we have been waiting for the past 15 years?  No, but I agree that it is “less bad” than the majority out there (at least the ones I have tried).  So afterall I have to admit that our stupid argument ended up in some unexpected way to my surprise and I ended up being an owner of a 818 myself.

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This thread was traumatic to read but I'm glad it ended well. I'd get one of these if I could proove it can play those new MQV type hires audio files over the usb dac input. what is the model of dac chip on the USB? I hope it's a wolfson.

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It's a burr brown

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