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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Ta man, we really must share a bar one of these days.

    Holy awesomeness batman! This deck makes the Pioneer sound like one of those mechanical monkeys with a pair of cymbols.
    What are you planning to do with the Pioneer Andrew?
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    Its been given to a local lad as it was a freebie for me. I'd like to have been able to sell it for beer vouchers but quite frankly apart from the mech' I really can't recommend them when for less bunce you can pick up a dvd player (these Sony are £45-/+) that sounds better.
    I think the Pioneer you had there was a much better piece of kit. The components used alone were of a higher spec then the PDS units I've had. They look good on the surface but when you get inside there's nothing special and as I say, they don't really sound all that.
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    Oh man I just saved some pennies.
    Had me a brainwave and following a read of the manual for the dvp I have programmed the remote to control the volume on the amp.
    I'm not someone who HAS to have a remote but I'm all for a bit of convenience if it can be had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Ta man, we really must share a bar one of these days.

    Holy awesomeness batman! This deck makes the Pioneer sound like one of those mechanical monkeys with a pair of cymbols.


    Its quite an ear opener isn't it ? Great idea with the remote, didn't occur to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Buggers me every time as I either don't have wheels or when I do they are attached to something naughty...
    Yeah man, I've seen your ride.....





    Wicked!!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah man, I've seen your ride.....





    Wicked!!

    Marco.
    Hang on, is that Sebastian Vettel testing Adrian Newey's rehash of the sick 2014 Red Bull F1 car? Hmm, I'm not sure whether that conforms to FIA regs...
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    The way I feel sometimes that might be quite apt guys.

    Slight rearrange as the stack seemed a bit messy and the amp weighs a ton.


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    Found me some sofa cushions for my butt so moved the bed back into the bedroom.

    This works much better.

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    New speaks in situ.



    So far the new boxes are an improvement. I always found the Tannoy's bass a bit overwhelming and these are far more polite.
    I would also say that these image far better too.
    Not bad for a tenner.

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    My excuse is that the earlier photo was poorly lit.


    Much happier with this one though

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