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by crimsondonkey
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Private
Topic: [WTD] Short detachable tonearm cable
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: [WTD] Short detachable tonearm cable

I might have a spare, I'll check when I get home.
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Melco N1A
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Melco N1A

I can't comment on the sound difference premiums having not heard the Melco, but I think what you're paying more for is the proprietary and very well executed USB output, and an App that whilst very brown works hassle free with good Tidal integration. Aurenders hold their value which should tell you...
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More ruminations
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: More ruminations

Two different answers to the next sweet spot -
1. Your room, room treatment and/ or electronic room correction
2. Stopping listening to the kit itself and go find some brilliantly mastered versions of your favourite albums on LP
by crimsondonkey
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Unhappy return to vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Unhappy return to vinyl

Lots of choice in your price range and if you're patient and lucky you could snag a cheap Garrard 401, Thorens 125 or Technics 1210 etc. I really like the Clearaudio Concept TT, but having just spotted it I think you should contact Kipper immediately and do a deal on this lovely TT he has - http://w...
by crimsondonkey
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Unhappy return to vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Unhappy return to vinyl

Shame this has already gone, would have been ideal.

http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=203592

Oh and whatever you do, don't listen to anyone who suggests an LP12 :)
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Unhappy return to vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Unhappy return to vinyl

New or would you consider well looked after second hand items?
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Hi Res music
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Help with Hi Res music

Sent you a PM
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sage advice
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Sage advice

Yeah I saw the PFM thread - maybe dial down the enthusiasm to below 100% :)
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sage advice
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Sage advice

Have Kudos sent you your commission payments yet Phil? ;)
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Unhappy return to vinyl
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Unhappy return to vinyl

Take it back if you can - as Chris says you've gone in too low.

If you have a budget in mind that you're comfortable with it should be possible to spec you something competitive sound wise.
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Stylus alignment on the cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Stylus alignment on the cheap

You'll spend that on a decent budget electronic stylus gauge and to be honest I'm always more confident with the balance scale. When I bought mine (a few years back) it was about £15. You should find one cheaper than £32 though. In my experience VTF has just as much influence on the sound as alignme...
by crimsondonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Stylus alignment on the cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Stylus alignment on the cheap

So let me get this straight, you want to lash out £10k on a Koetsu cartridge but don't want to pay £10 for a stylus tracking weight gauge? :) Cant go wrong with one of these to be honest - https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHURE-SFG2-DJ-accessories-Vinyle/dp/B00006I5SD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498643607&a...
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Music
Topic: New Fleet Foxes album
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: New Fleet Foxes album

Has its moments. Not really a FF fan so came to this with an open mind.
by crimsondonkey
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?
Replies: 19
Views: 513

Re: Has the official Cyrus forum gone ?

Someone asked him to remove all their posts ever in one part of the ongoing moderation saga Best left as a fond memory. I see our friend has recently signed up to The Wam and is organising a bake off, presumably to have a chat about his Islamaphobia. https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/profile/115369-spri...

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