Phantom Limb - The Pines
Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl
Both new to me and both excellent.
Sony KDL-40W2000; Onkyo TXSR-875; Q-Acoustics 2010i / 2000 + bipolar rears; Panny BDT220; Sky HD box.
Rega RP3 Elys 2 + TTPSU + Fono / Rega Brio-r / Rega RS3 & Chord Carnival Silverscreen.
And deadly for 12000 years is Carbon 14
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
Genesis - Trick of the tail. Sublime, genius at work
Townsend Rock/Excalibur/Ortofon 2M Black, Arcam AVR500, Roksan Kandy cd, Monitor Audio Raduis 270HD10
Analogue Productions version - really good sound. Though Dusty is better singer.
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
Certainly nothing recent. We do indeed live in mysterious times. Compared to the Sixties this is the time when we need protest. Yet to all intents and purposes there is none, well none of any value.
If music is an insight into the youths concerns then they seem ignorant to the point of catatonia.
Of course Buddy Holly was great, he had the world at his feet as did we all. War was a thing of the past and utopia was in sight. Could anyone think that now?
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse.
Beck "Guerolito". Yeah!
Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
DandyCobalt are you still happy with the Inspire upgrade? My Planar is being picked up next week for a similar treatment
Rega Planar 2 with Bias 2 cartridge, upgraded by Inspire Quest adding;
50 mm solid birch plinth with acrylic coned feet, Maccasor Ebony veneer, 20mm acrylic platter, Acri mat, Puka record weight
Arcam cd73, Squeezebox Touch fed by 2t Vortexbox, CD and Touch into Rega Dac, Arcam A80, Mission 773se Speakers
Oh yes. I haven't looked at another turntable since
By the way, did you hear that Civil Wars have split up? Tour cancelled due to different ambitions, apparently. Pity, they were sounding good.
Not quite sure what is happening to Civil Wars, was aware of problems as had a ticket to their Brighton show which was one of those cancelled. Heard they had differing opinions but were working on new material, she has recently had a baby so maybe justy not going to tour anymore?
Glad you are still happy with the Inspire makeover, just waiting for Robert to confirm collection.
Spent a nice lazy Sunday, quality vinyl time having listened to
Miles Davis (Kind of Blue),
PIL (This is PIL),
the xx (Coexist), Django Django (
Civil Wars (Barton Hollow),
Ian McCulloch (Pro Patria Mori),
Kylie (The Abbey Road Sessions)
and as I drained the last of the 12 year Balvenie Doublewood, Wild Beasts (Two Dancers).
A very enjoyable Sunday!
Have now packed up my Rega for it to be picked up tomorrow and be taken for its Inspire upgrade. Can't wait until I get it back and settle down to a nice long vinyl session.
LOUNGE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Panasonic DMP-BDT120 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Q Acoustics 2020i (front) / Q Acoustics 2020 (rear) / Q Acoustics 2000Ci / Q Acoustics1000Si / Roksan Radius 5.2 (is poorly, so Pro-ject Debut III) / Sky HD / WD My Book Live / Tacima CS-929
BEDROOM: Samsung LE32C450 / Sony BDP-S360 / Echostar HDS-600RS / Netgear WNCE2001
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