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by The Far North
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Pro-ject turntable bargain
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Pro-ject turntable bargain

From the distributor's own eBay shop, this discontinued Pro-ject 1 Expression reduced from £599 to £299. More than 10 available!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254299468330
by The Far North
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Vinyl for a tenner
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Vinyl for a tenner

Seems a reasonable price if there's anything you fancy from The Sound Of Vinyl website, and it seems to be a standard £3.95 p&p https://thesoundofvinyl.com/*/-10-Albums/
by The Far North
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Boris
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Boris

I thought Max Hastings put it rather well. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/24/boris-johnson-prime-minister-tory-party-britain It would be fanciful to liken the ascent of Boris Johnson to the outbreak of global war, but similar forces are in play. There is room for debate about whe...
by The Far North
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hifi made in Britain
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Hifi made in Britain

No need to apologise Ian, it's all interesting and thoughtful stuff. :)
by The Far North
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hifi made in Britain
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Hifi made in Britain

Surely what matters is if it is good hi-fi. If British based companies like Naim, Cyrus, B&W, Spendor, Wilson Benesch and Music First use screws manufactured in China, I am not worried if the products produced continue to be world beating. I was really highlighting the fact that Cyrus appeared ...
by The Far North
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hifi made in Britain
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Hifi made in Britain

There's a thread on pinkfishmedia about this very topic. It took until post #52 on the 3rd page for Cyrus to be mentioned, which was after Phil (Hifinutt) had posted his contribution! Image problem? Market visibility? I'd have thought this would be a concern. :-X https://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/...
by The Far North
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Soundkey £49 @ Richer
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Soundkey £49 @ Richer

Richer Sounds are having a sale this next few days (until 4pm 16 July), and have the Soundkey at £79 but with a £30 off voucher. It also includes 3 months Qobuz, and is available while stocks last. https://www.richersounds.com/promotions ... phite.html
by The Far North
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Offer on Cyrus One and OneHD
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Offer on Cyrus One and OneHD

Offering a discount is generally seen as a way of shifting slow-moving stock. On the one hand it's an entry-level product that might lead to further Cyrus purchases, but it's also a possible centre for a second system at a reasonable price. If I could only justify it, I would probably buy one. But I...
by The Far North
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: The future of this forum
Replies: 50
Views: 2938

Re: The future of this forum

I'm thinking pretty much what mickbald has said earlier, but I've also noticed a steady stream of newcomers over the past year or so taking the membership to 905, so that would be an encouraging sign. Clearly I have no way of knowing how often these members stop by, but they've been interested enoug...
by The Far North
Thu May 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 1939

Re: Repairs

Richer Sounds still seem to be willing to sell you a 5 year guarantee (warranty?) on Cyrus kit, so I wonder if that's just a gamble or if they have better access to repair facilities. I'm guessing the former. :-\
by The Far North
Tue May 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 1939

Re: Repairs

"No longer supported, repair might be possible in some markets" for the components in yellow, but no idea whether any of those markets might include the UK, even though that's almost certainly their biggest market. ???
by The Far North
Sat May 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus Three at Richer
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Cyrus Three at Richer

I suspect a cyrus 0ne HD does a very similar job if you add chromecast audio. Apart from: The finest CD player At the heart of the THREE is one of the finest CD players available. Using a custom version of the award-winning Servo Evolution disc reading system, the THREE is able to extract more info...
by The Far North
Thu May 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 2406

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

I have CU as one of the tabs that automatically opens on Firefox (yes, I know that's bad), so I appear to be here a lot more than I actually am. pfm is where I spend most of my hifi related time, quite a bit of it in the "off topic" section, but also reading up the audio thoughts. I'm a me...
by The Far North
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Spotted
Topic: Cyrus Three at Richer
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Cyrus Three at Richer

by The Far North
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: a petition that already has 6 million signatures
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: a petition that already has 3.3 million signatures

Just tried to sign this. The confirmation email with the link went to the Junk folder, so I guess that might say something. ???