James Blake - James Blake
JVC DLA-X30•Grandview Cyber Series (92")•LG 50PX990•Oppo BDP-93•Humax Foxsat HDR•Humax HDR-Fox T2•GiGaBlue Quad•WD TV Live•Onkyo TX-NR709•Mackie HR824 MK2•BK Monoliith DF
Chromebook Pixel•Fostex PC-100USB•Studiospares Seiwin 5A
Nexus 4 16GB•Nexus 7 32GB•SoundMAGIC PL11 & HP100
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.
Amplification: Creek Evolution 5350 with Creek Sequel 40 plug in phono stage
Speakers: Epos Elan 30
Sources: Arcam CD17 - Squeezebox Touch - PC via optical into FiiO D3 DAC
Turntable: Rega Planar P3 with Ortofon 2M Blue cart on RB300 tonearm
Various bits of wire supplied by Mark Grant and Van Damme
"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/Elys 2, Roksan K2 CDS, Squeezebox Touch, Denon PMA720AE, Q Acoustics 2020i, Sennhesier HD595, Beyer-Dynamic DT770PRO, Chord Crimson/Chord Rumour 2
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?
Panasonic 50GT50, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series & B&W PV1.
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