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  • #95917
    elliot
    elliot
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    UK - England

    Posts: 238

    I don’t listen to a lot of music but do entertain as a musician.

    Don’t own a Hi-Fi system as such, just a surround system for the TV / DVD etc.

    What rocks my boat is my 500W Trace Elliot 2×10, 1×15 bass rig. 1Kw Hartke, 2x 4×10 cabs for the the big stuff and a 300W Ampeg for the dedicated rehearsal room.

    1964 P bass, 73 J bass, 93 Warwick Thumb, 2015 Rickenbacker 2003

    The surround system is Sonos but I do suffer from tinnitus and half deaf due to my work and music, so it don’t really matter 🙂 Happy days 🙂



    FPM 375

    DSC Suspension Controller

    Breedt Short Shifter

     

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by elliot elliot.
    #95927
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

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    The last tinnitus I had for one day was after Roger Waters’ concert in Zürich last may. At home my ear drums are being caressed by the lips of Diana Krall as if a young angel would pee on your soul 😉

    But I understand 71-bda: in the car sometimes it has to be Muse or Tekkno at 95 dB 😎

    #95929
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    Frenk I too have a bit of Krall after dark at home, but in the car you need about 102db of deep urban underground house garage techno funk a disco ambient hard dance or whatever its called  !! My tinnitus is 24/7 like being inside a high frequency noise generator.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    #95933
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 405

    Yesterday I had a quick bass test at home since we installed a new large corner sofa and had to relocate the speakers. I chose Yello, Planet Dada (Flamboyant) with the volume knob set at 12 o’clock. Well, it was a medium earthquake throughout the residential building, innit 😉

    #95969
    andy thornton
    andy thornton
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    UK - England

    Posts: 317

    Currently sitting in my cardigan with my pipe and slippers listening to pink floyd on vinyl with a few pops and crackles from my aging wharfdale speakers,if i can get these slippers off i might make it to the shops for my copy of sound and vision.Then on my return a “nice cup of tea”.

    Or shall i fire up the RS and really make some noise.



    2018/67 Focus RS Edition extended warranty, gel inserts,ALA Gap insurance,NB styling stainless bonnet struts ,standard for now.

    #95971
    9designs
    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1055

    Can’t beat a bit of AC/DC in the car, well the Z4 as the RS is worst car audio I’ve owned. My 63 plate Volvo V40 with premium sound option has been the best.

    My Turntable is still in its box after moving 3 months ago 🙄😢. If I stop faffy with cars long enough I’ll get it set.



    Magnetic Grey with shells, sunroof, forged wheels, calipers, city..etc

    FPM375, + DS iMap U2+, Full MT Blue charge pipe kit, Quaife LSD, MT Springs, DSC Suspension Control Unit, MT- Short shift, PTU Brace and Roll Restrictor – Oil Plate, LED Sequential rear lights, Shadow Chrome wheels.  HJS200 cell cat and MT Cooler to be fitted.

    UK seller for DSC Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules In stock, next day dispatch.

    TracTive Damper kits  – SOLD OUT !  Reservations taken    

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #95972
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    @ Frenk.. did someone mention Giallo ??



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    #95974
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    UK - England

    Posts: 4049

    nearly forgot Boris !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    #95975
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 405

    Oh Yeah! Gotta say yes to another excess! Brilliant, Mike, Shine on! 😀

    #95976
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 405

    @andy thornton: Cardigan and pipe and tea? Bet you were listening to Alan’s psychedelic breakfast. Ah, these floydian slips 😉

    Wonder whether Nick Mason has an Mk3 RS in his collection…

    #95983
    andy thornton
    andy thornton
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    UK - England

    Posts: 317

    Love proper music but so much is digital and re-mastered which spoils what vinyl was all about and is coming back in fashion,using Deezer in the car which is mostly re-mastered but still sounds good for a limited ability car stereo,nothing would give me greater pleasure than to blast the neighbours with a bit of Iron Maiden but a really good set up at home is way too expensive.We definately showing our age with the type of classics being discussed.



    2018/67 Focus RS Edition extended warranty, gel inserts,ALA Gap insurance,NB styling stainless bonnet struts ,standard for now.

    #95989
    frenk
    frenk
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    Switzerland

    Posts: 405

    Well, yes, too old to rock’n’roll, too young to die. I’m off for a trip through Italy with my Rosie. Think I’ll start with Johnny Cash and CCR. Keep on rocking 😎 🤘

    #95993
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    Frenk ! if you are going to italy, there is ONLY one tune to play. I actually took my cd along when I picked the car up new ( at Midnight 28th Feb ’17) and played this as I drove home !

     

     

    P.S, watch out for the tunnels mate!!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by 71-bda 71-bda.
    #99535

    Andrew
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    UK - England

    Posts: 73

    I’m lucky enough to have a dedicated listening room (after my son left home).  I’ve always gone for the most bang for the buck as far as my hi-fi is concerned (wifey doesn’t seem to understand that the £450 PS-X power supply to my Cyrus amp is essential.  “You spent £450 on what is just a effing plug?  An effing plug?”  Except she didn’t say effing!)

    I’ve had a bit of a vinyl renaissance (Project Debut Carbon) for the last 5 years and enjoyed buying 2nd hand records of music not available in digital format.  I’m also still buying CD as the CD player is still going strong (Arcam CD72).  As a lover of choral music – especially the Renaissance – it’s easy to pick up records from the likes of Kings College Choir, Cambridge.  I’ve also discovered Pink Floyd (on Vinyl) and enjoying Marillion’s album F.E.A.R.

    The separates sit on Atacama stands and send the music to some Acoustic Energy floor standers via some QED Silver cables.  I also run a Sony QS Minidisc player which I bought in the 90’s when I was ‘taping’ a lot of music from the radio!  I was lucky enough to be visited by the audio team from ‘Gramophone’ magazine.  They used to have a monthly piece where they would bring along a car full of kit if you needed help with upgrading and you could listen to it at home.  The magazine got a 3 page spread from it including photos, and I ended up buying the Arcam CD72 and AE speakers they auditioned for me.

    Would I get on the upgrade path?  Yes, absolutely, but having had other financial commitments means that has not been an option.  My pal has an esoteric system based around a Linn LP12 and has just bought a replacement MM cartridge (used) for only £3.5K!  His system does sound divine but is way out of my price league (those of you thinking of having children beware of how much they cost you: have just put my son through uni in London – not the cheapest place to live!)

    Main thing is to enjoy your music.

    #99538
    irelmo
    irelmo
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    UK - England

    Posts: 241

    Wow there are some serious hifi nuts here!

    My system is now 15 years old and was bought primarily for movies.

    I have B&W dm602’s in the front and dm600’s at the back. B&W lcr something or another in front and centre and a nice big ASW 600 sub. All driven by a denon AVR-2807

    I love it for films! It has never sounded terrible unless my wife has pressed something she shouldn’t have!

    Listening to Pink Floyd Dark side of the moon on 5.1 bluray almost as intended when recorded in quadrophonic is amazing! Great gig in the sky always moves me to 😭

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