James Blake - James Blake
JVC DLA-X30•Grandview Cyber Series (92")•LG 50PX990•Oppo BDP-93•Humax Foxsat HDR•Humax HDR-Fox T2•Vu+ Solo²•Roku 3•Sonos Connect•Onkyo TX-NR818•Mackie HR824 MK2•BK Monoliith DF•Drobo 5N
Sonos Connect•Studiospares Seiwin 5A
RPi•Fostex PC-100USB•Studiospares Seiwin SN-4A
Metronomy - Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)
Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
Hybrid, Cinematic Soundscape. Welsh duo producing music that is as described, sounds like it is for films. If you like The Cinematic Orchestra, try this.
Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.
"A music lover will stop what he's doing and stay glued to a favorite piece of music even if it's coming over a 3" speaker or a public-address system..." - Ken Rockwell
Definitely my album of 2012 so far.
Hi-Fi: Arcam A85, P85, CD192. B&W 602S3, PV1, Grado SR125, Atlas Titan, Hyper 2.0.
A/V: Sony KDL-V40A12U, BDP-S760, Humax Youview, Onkyo TX-SR875, B&W MT30 7.1, QED HDMI-P, S.A XT
Not decided yet, need a few more plays yet. Initial feeling is good with some nice guest spots on it from Beth Hart, John Hiatt and Paul Rogers. If you're a JB fan then it will be right up your street, though hardly groundbreaking.
I've not heard the Albert Hall album, but love the previous live album, From Nowhere in Particular
On the second playing at the moment and it's sounding pretty good. I was bit pre-occupied with other things last night, having a "serious session" tonight. Just listened to a blinding version of Gary Moore's Midnight Blues. Great song with some sublime JB fretwork. The next track Dust Bowl is superb too, JB is definitely on top form on this recording.
Creek Evolution 5350 amp (with Creek Sequel 40 phonoboard) - Creek Evolution 2 CDP - Squeezebox Touch
Rega P3 TT/RB300/Ortofon 2M Blue - Arcam rDACkw - Epos Elan 30s
Van Damme SC & Epiphany Atratus ICs
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
In the last few days listening has included:
Rega RP3/White Belt/Elys2 - Pioneer A-30 - Dali Zensor 3. (+ Denon DCD720AE for CDs)
Pioneer PL12D II - Sansui AU2200 - Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 (+ Philips CD840 for CDs)
on my first listen sounds great well worth a tenner
Musical fidelity M6i Roksan caspian M2 cdp Atc scm 40s Tellurium Q black speaker cable chord chamelian xlr graham slee novo sennheiser hd598
only a slight change in tempo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful ambient post rock
formerly known as slewis ---
Don't think much to this, anyone else like it?
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad Air & iPhone 5S
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