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by argustimewas
Sun May 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: Which peice of hifi gear have you had the longest?

I have a Creek CAS4040 integrated amp bought new in 1984 still going strong in my home office.

Oldest Cyrus kit in my main system is a Phono X & PSX-R bought new in 2005 and still sounds great.
by argustimewas
Thu May 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What did you listen to today!
Replies: 4616
Views: 352373

Re: What did you listen to today!

Am reading Paul McCartney: The Biography by Peter Norman which got me listening to The Beatles - Anthology 1 (CD1). Have also been looking at the iconic Astrid Kirchherr b&w photographs taken in Hamburg including those of Pete Best and the ultra cool Stuart Sutcliffe. Although I've read numerous...
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

My wife and I share very similar music tastes. When we met 12 years ago we were surprised how much are respective LP and CD collections, built up entirely separately over the previous almost 40 years, had so many commonalities and connections. However one area about which we widely differ is jazz. S...
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 673

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

I think it would be a shame to move away from CU and I'm hoping we can revive things a bit.

If things remain the same and the forum winds up I'd prefer we went to PFM.
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Recommend one book?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Recommend one book?

At the moment I'm reading: Ann Cleeves - The Crow Trap This is the first of the DI Vera Stanhope series. I've not seen any of the television programmes featuring this character so cannot comment on how the book compares. I'm about a third of the way in and enjoying it very much. I've previously read...
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Wine recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Wine recommendations

I thought it might be interesting to share wine recommendations. I'm suggesting we set a price range of £7-£20 I also think it should be something readily available in most locations such as supermarkets, chain wine shops or non-subscription mail order. To start off: Vina Pomal Rioja Reserva 2013 10...
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Yes, I have some of the Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums (also on CD) and some Peter Green solo albums (on vinyl) which I greatly enjoy.
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: are you on other hifi forums?
Replies: 36
Views: 673

Re: are you on other hifi forums?

I like the mix of hifi and off topic threads on Pink Fish Media. I post there when I feel I have a useful contribution to make. I've made contributions on Hifi Wigwam in the past, but nothing for a couple of years. I occasionally drop in to have a look around. I've occasionally lurked on Audio Abatt...
by argustimewas
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Having listened to Fleetwood Mac - Rumours on Mick's excellent system yesterday I decided to play the preceeding eponymous album (which I received on white vinyl back in the day as a birthday present). It's got all of the hallmarks of the classic line-up with all five band members making stong chara...
by argustimewas
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

Had a good afternoon today - thanks very much Mick.
by argustimewas
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

I saw Martin Turner and band playing at Hertford Corn Exchange last Sunday. This tour features the album New England in full followed by a selection of Wishbone Ash tracks from across the MT years back catalogue. Today I therefore played: Wishbone Ash - New England. This 1976 WA Mk 2 album was a str...
by argustimewas
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

An electronic vertical tracking force arrived in the post today and so I spent a while checking and adjusting and it's now bang in the middle of the lower and higher range at 2.3g. Also in the post came the newly available double album: Wishbone Ash - Live At The Glasgow Apollo 77 I'm pleased to not...
by argustimewas
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

A labour of love indeed.

Thanks for the offer to use your ultrasonic cleaner Mick. I have some LPs which did not appear fully cleaned despite my best efforts. I'll give one or two a listen and bring round for some enhanced attention if the sound is not improved.
by argustimewas
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What vinyl did you spin recently?
Replies: 667
Views: 48139

Re: What vinyl did you spin recently?

I have been so busy with record cleaning that I've finished! Over the last 6 weeks I've cleaned 502 discs which includes single & double albums and a few box sets. Am celebrating by playing: Audience - Lunch Released in 1972 this is the fourth and final album of this progy / jazzy / folky band. ...
by argustimewas
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Concerts / gigs
Replies: 549
Views: 65141

Re: Concerts / gigs

Last night I went to Hertford Corn Exchange to see Martin Turner and band playing the music of Wishbone Ash. This tour includes the whole of the New England album followed by a selection from the back catalogue.