LOUNGE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 (is poorly) / 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
Its taken me a year to find a decent copy of The Chameleons - Script of a Bridge, love that album - I got lucky and found one for £8 and not a single pop or crackle
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
Roxy Music - Flesh+Blood
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Rega P3/Elys2, Pioneer A400, Kef Q15, Pro-ject Head Box S, Denon DCM-480, Yamaha KX580, Sonos Connect, Sony MDS-JE530.
Talk Talk - The Party's Over
Early evening listening has been the rather excellent -
Dire Straits - Alchemy Live
Alison Moyet - "Alf"
Very 80s production (obviously), but Alison's voice just sounds great.
Bloc Party - The Nextwave Sessions
Daughter - Smother 7"
Daughter - Youth 7"
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
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
A bit of a Bob-fest :
Good to see it getting a prominent and informed review in the this month's current WHF.
John Wesley Harding
I've always liked this late 60s/early 70s period. Less revolutionary than what preceded it but no less full of great moments.
On another note, I've just come back from visiting my brother in The Lakes and I had to resist an original mono copy of Dylan's debut LP in a collector's shop in Keswick. I couldn't justify the £75 price tag, but it's been gnawing away at me since. Plus he had a nice mono copy of Highway 61 too, which I also now regret passing over. Such is my strange addiction.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express (my fave album of theirs).
As for Amazon, I avoid them if at all possible. At least once a month, will be going tomorrow, I go to Brighton and buy my vinyl, some preordered, and CDs from the fantastic Resident Records. Only if can't find something there, very rare, then I order over the net, usually Diverse Vinyl or another independent. It's my fight back against the death of and homogenisation of the High Street. If you don't use the shops you will lose them!
Can't wait for my Kraftwerk LPs to turn up
My two Kraftwerk albums arrived today, but will hold out until tomorrow before giving them a spin, Autobahn first.
muchly ezcited had a email today from amazon should be here in the next 2 data
Squeeze The Singles
David Bowie Next day
Rega Brio R, Inspire Quest Rega TT c/w Clearaudio Concept MM, Rega TTPSU, Marrantz CD6004, MA BX2, MF V-Can II, HRT Streamer2, Acer Aspire 1(Win7 Starter), AKG K451, AKG K550, SoundMAGIC HP100
Yamaha RXV671, Sony BDPS370, Xbox360, Samsung UE37E6300, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1, CM10.1, 8.1 SW150
1) Another Self-Portrait
2) Another Side Of Bob Dylan
3) Masked & Anonymous
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself
The Who Live At Leeds
The Style Council Cafe Bleu
Lindisfarne's Finest Hour
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Remaster)
I think I'll be returning this, nothing majorly wrong, but centre hole is tight, record is slightly warped, and there were 3 pops during playback.
A little disappointing after the flawless sound of "Man Machine", but you can still hear the difference between this and my original copy.
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