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by beck
2019-07-21 09:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Help with summer house system
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Help with summer house system

Here a taster of the speakers (away from the wall):

https://youtu.be/djZuDHlaYWM
by beck
2019-07-16 08:22
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

There are 4 records I do not recognise in your picture.

Top left record?

Second row from the top: the two records to the right?

The record second row from the bottom to the left?
by beck
2019-07-14 22:31
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Charlie1 wrote:
2019-07-14 00:02
lejonklou wrote:
2019-07-13 23:00
Peter Gabriel's first
Never bore of Here Comes the Flood. Some of that album has dated a bit though, especially the heavy production.
This is one of my favorite things about listening to records. It is like traveling in time listening to the different sound productions.
by beck
2019-07-14 20:43
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

A surprise to me is that my newly bought Chris De Burgh!!! (The very best of) “Spark to a Flame” record awakes my teen spirit once again even though the production is very late eighties digital. I simply remember my days of recording onto cassette from the radio. Even his sometimes slightly too high...
by beck
2019-07-14 17:35
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 168
Views: 23979

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good? I have never heard a Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording that impressed me. They have always sounded weird. Usually any r...
by beck
2019-07-14 14:02
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 168
Views: 23979

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

The original UK pressing is so good that I think it will be very hard to beat. It’s one of the best productions / recordings I have. Thank you Charlie1. I am listening to Billy Joels “Its Still Rock and Roll to Me” from Glass Houses. I cannot get my hands down. This perfect original 1980 copy bough...
by beck
2019-07-14 10:42
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 168
Views: 23979

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good?
by beck
2019-07-13 21:37
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

ThomasOK wrote:
2019-07-13 21:01
rodrigo y gabriela "Mettavolution". Their new studio album, first in 5 years. Just came in yesterday and I didn't take home as it would have had to sit in a hot car for a few hours so I haven't listened to it yet.
Found the album on youtube. Never heard them before. Guitar music on fire! :-)
by beck
2019-07-13 18:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

maffe wrote:
2019-07-13 17:42
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures, 40th anniversary reissue. Sits nice next to the 1979 press :)
IF i only had a my Radikal back...
I was going to ask how the two compare!....?...... 🤪🤪🤪🤪
by beck
2019-07-13 14:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote: ..............and I react to it in a more engaged way.
As I will always tell anyone who ask me: It is not what you think you hear, it is how you react to what you hear. :-)
by beck
2019-07-13 13:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Latest records to enter your collection

I hope people will share their latest buys in this tread.

Bought for £2 a piece in great (some unused) shape here are some of my latest:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxll047tlq6f7 ... 8.jpg?dl=0
by beck
2019-07-13 09:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

A few points: It is easy enough to hear that Thomas setup is tuned into the “block on” sound and it sounds great that way. Block off is as you say Fredrik a bit chaotic and I do think it can be heard in the clip. Todays mantra in the hifi industry is to hear everything all the time and it has been f...
by beck
2019-07-13 00:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Without the block is the gig I would attend... Less brain, more body. Does that mean I'm more brain, less body? Thank you :) I can see the attraction in each presentation. It's just that with is a whole performance, for me, whereas without is a lead performance with the backing a bit farther back. ...
by beck
2019-07-12 07:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Without the block is the gig I would attend. I get into the music and start to move my body. Less brain, more body. I understand tokenbrits comments but listening to the end of the clip where the percussion is alone it becomes a bit more like a mathematical exercise for me to listen to with the bloc...
by beck
2019-07-08 07:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?

As said before it is now a plessure to listen to my 45 rpm records and that is the main thing. Any kind of music will do. :-)
by beck
2019-07-06 16:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?

Now to get the thinking away from Barry Manilow (though I cannot wait to see a photo of Thomas in his shop working on a Sondek with Barry on!) I have thought long and hard finding this 45 rpm record in my collection. Try to sit still! :-) https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9zuilucsqb1cio/Video%2006-07-2019%...
by beck
2019-07-05 17:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: 33.3 versus 45 rpm

Glad you've found such a good balance. Whilst 45 no doubt sounds better, I'm still finding it a bit emotionally cold compared to 33. Maybe a setup / cartridge thing like you say. I recently picked up a 'best of' from a male singer my Mum used to play when I was a kid (too embarrising to mention) - ...
by beck
2019-07-05 16:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: 33.3 versus 45 rpm

I am glad to say that my irritation regarding this topic has also been resolved by my change from Klyde to AT33. When I first bought Vanessa Fernandez record “Use Me” 45 rpm record(s) it irritated me that it was not as musical as I would expect. Now I enjoy it just as much as any of my 33 1/3 record...
by beck
2019-06-30 09:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Fredrik and I have both noticed that the Urika load gives a more powerful initial impact, possibly why we went with it at the show. But in comparative listening I find the bass not just more powerful but less defined and also find it isn't timed as well. It also overshadows some of the other instru...
by beck
2019-06-29 06:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

@ Charlie: But you really should get rid of that AT-3600 cartridge and get at least an AT-95E... It’s a Rega Carbon but I assume you know that and it’s just a rebadged 3600. I do have an at-95e. Maybe I could actually swap it myself! Is the Carbon that bad? Let your youngest use the rega as it is n...
by beck
2019-06-28 18:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I thought you said this was a bake off? :-)

Agree with Charlie1
by beck
2019-06-28 17:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Maybe my comment was unclear. :-)

I like the Rega for what it does but do find the Sondek clearly better indeed.
Matteo wrote:
2019-06-28 16:23


Best L42 album is ""The Pursuit of Accidents"

M.
Thank you Matteo. They are so cheap that I will try to find them tomorrow.
by beck
2019-06-28 14:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212933

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Musically the Rega is very satisfying as is the Sondek plus more.

Are the earlier Level 42 records from the 80’s worth anything? I saw them cheap at the record store too. :-)
by beck
2019-06-28 10:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A reminder
Replies: 2
Views: 281

A reminder

http://www.dailynews.com/2008-universal ... ine-report

Just a reminder to take care of our records!
by beck
2019-06-23 10:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Good Tidings of Great Joy to All People
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Good Tidings of Great Joy to All People

Sitting here listening to “Lessons in Love” by Level 42 bought for £2 unused :-) I am thinking back more than 10 years. I had reached a point where I did not want the trouble of putting up my turntable shelf on the wall in my new study so I just placed my Sondek on top of my homebuilt stand. Then th...