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  1. #1911
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Mobile devices that announce themselves at the end of each message delivered. 'sent from my................' It's bollocks!!!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  2. #1912
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Yeah, that roasts my tits too, in a major way! Surely that annoying wank can be turned off by the user??

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  3. #1913
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Cynical companies advertising bloody 'funeral plans' on the box all bleedin' day!! There's loads of these adverts.
    This crap is never ending. I must have seen half a dozen of these stupid bloody ads on the box so far and I've only had the TV on a couple of hours today!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  4. #1914
    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    Used to be Parky with his free pen, the cynical old bastard, now it's even worse.
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    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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  5. #1915
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    What I have to laugh at with those adverts is how it's a 50 and over plan - lumping us (still relatively young) folk in with all the coffin dodgers!!

    In reality, with folk generally living much longer now, 50 is feck all. 50 is the new 40, 40 is the new 30, etc. In general, people are living around 10 years longer than they used to, and that fact should be reflected in these daft adverts.

    Plus, in all honesty, I feel the same now (in some ways even better), as I did when I was 30, and don't look a heck of a lot different either, so I'm more concerned with enjoying life than planning my fooking funeral!!

    "The 65 and over plan", these days, would be more apt!



    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  6. #1916
    Join Date: Apr 2013

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    This one irked me no end.

    I put a for sale ad on gumtree for an amp, collection only. Some guy from London rings and says he really wants it and would I consider posting, he says he can't drive and is partially disabled. He was the type that won't take notice of when it's time to end the conversation, every call lasted 30 minutes (there were several calls over the course of 2 or 3 days) while he told me all about his past, semi-famous friends and musical history. I agreed to post it (my fault I know), he wanted an invoice as he has to account for his spending due to being on incapacity benefit, I find a template for Word and email the invoice as requested. I boxed the amp up ready to send as soon as payment comes through, while waiting for payment I get a text from him saying he has decided not to buy it as he now thinks he should buy from ebay where he has paypal buyer protection.

    Now I do realise I brought this on myself by agreeing to post, but somehow getting messed about while trying to do something helpful for someone was incredibly annoying.

  7. #1917
    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    'A good deed never goes unpunished' - Oscar Wilde

    He needed an invoice because he receives incapacity benefit? That doesn't sound right at all.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

  8. #1918
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    A right 'messer'! I hope he's not a member here.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  9. #1919
    Join Date: Nov 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by stairpost View Post
    This one irked me no end.

    I put a for sale ad on gumtree for an amp, collection only. Some guy from London rings and says he really wants it and would I consider posting, he says he can't drive and is partially disabled. He was the type that won't take notice of when it's time to end the conversation, every call lasted 30 minutes (there were several calls over the course of 2 or 3 days) while he told me all about his past, semi-famous friends and musical history. I agreed to post it (my fault I know), he wanted an invoice as he has to account for his spending due to being on incapacity benefit, I find a template for Word and email the invoice as requested. I boxed the amp up ready to send as soon as payment comes through, while waiting for payment I get a text from him saying he has decided not to buy it as he now thinks he should buy from ebay where he has paypal buyer protection.

    Now I do realise I brought this on myself by agreeing to post, but somehow getting messed about while trying to do something helpful for someone was incredibly annoying.
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  10. #1920
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by stairpost View Post
    This one irked me no end.

    while waiting for payment I get a text from him saying he has decided not to buy it as he now thinks he should buy from ebay where he has paypal buyer protection.

    Now I do realise I brought this on myself by agreeing to post, but somehow getting messed about while trying to do something helpful for someone was incredibly annoying.
    Tell the arsewipe that if you send him a paypal invoice for goods (not friends & family) that he still has full paypal protection.
    He still won't buy it because he is still an arsewipe (use once & flush)
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