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by Joe
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: PMC Fact 12
Replies: 1
Views: 16

PMC Fact 12

To cut a long story short, me and the Dalis weren’t quite getting along, and in looking for solutions I made the costly mistake of listening to the PMC Fact 12! I’ve had a pair for about 7 weeks now and am in love. As a previous Twenty.26 owner, there was something immediately and reassuringly famil...
by Joe
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: tagging, computers - shouting
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: tagging, computers - shouting

AFAIK you can tag metadata into WAV but there are limitations and not all software will see it. I always convert to FLAC. Once you find the right software, you should find it much easier. MP3tag is popular with Windows users as I recall. I have a Mac so I batch convert the files to FLAC in an app ca...
by Joe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend a couple of albums that people might not of heard of?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Recommend a couple of albums that people might not of heard of?

Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
by Joe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a hifi bucket list?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: Do you have a hifi bucket list?

More Luxman.
by Joe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What did you listen to today!
Replies: 4604
Views: 326353

Re: What did you listen to today!

Santana 1 on vinyl is king. The HD Tracks release aint half bad either as I recall.
by Joe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on speakers...
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Thoughts on speakers...

OK so they're not Fact 12 good ;) but I heard the PL200 II on the end of some Cyrus kit and they were not what I expected from MA, ie. not bright! Very musical. That seems to be the consensus with the PL2 series, from reviews I've glanced at. Stereophile love the PL300 II. I would've demo'd those if...
by Joe
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sonic Boom required for floor standers
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Sonic Boom required for floor standers

dropkick wrote:Currently using Bowers & Wilkins P4 which are good would like a more concise and detailed mid.

That's quite a specific requirement so you definitely want to try before you buy, as tempting as a blind buy bargain may be.
by Joe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: Naiming and shaming

Good to hear from somebody on this forum speaking in favour of Cyrus. And Fanthorpes. Great guys. Having heard/owned all the Signature kit, there are three competitive, standout products; the CDXT, the Phono and the Mono X 300. The latter do have some serious competition at RRP but are a second han...
by Joe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

I agree that you shouldn't pay for features you don't need but remember that cheaper receivers tend to have less power output. Home Cinema needs a bit of muscle as it's supposed to have one volume setting - loud!

What are you driving the BBG with for stereo?
by Joe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

Here's an option:
https://petertyson.co.uk/manufacturer-r ... 1y068647uw

If you're in no rush, wait until early summer when new models come out and you can get last years cheaper.
by Joe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: AV receiver recommendations sub-£1000 ?

I've always preferred the Japanese brands. I'm a Yamaha user myself. My advice is whatever brand you choose, buy last years model. They update these things every year but rarely add anything significant.
by Joe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

RichardLowe wrote:Excellent Joe, those Fact 12's are stunning speakers.

Indeed they are. I'll put up a review sometime.
by Joe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

it looks like you are all about the vinyl I still listen to digital more, out of convenience. It's very hard to tap on anything that was recorded on analogue tape though as I know it sounds better on the black stuff. Basically it's taken some expensive turntable upgrades to match the "fidelity...
by Joe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we doing In & Out this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Are we doing In & Out this year?

Steve's post makes me feel a bit better about my life choices ;D Wonderful system, congrats.

OUT:

Michell Tecnoarm
Ortofon Rondo Blue
PMC Twenty 26

IN:

SME IV
Ortofon Cadenza Black
Dali Epicon 6 (then out again ::) )
PMC Fact 12
by Joe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Music new to you in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 860

Re: Music new to you in 2018

I really love Low's Double Negative. Weirdly I'd never heard of them before and have since been listening to their older stuff which I don't like so much. They sound like a band that have taken 25 years slowly developing this record, and I look forward to what they do next.