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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idlewithnodrive View Post
    As people have said, the forum isn't a particularly high traffic forum...
    On the contrary, I have access to the stats, and can tell that the traffic levels are pretty healthy for this type of forum. On average, the site gets 16K hits daily. Certainly nothing compared with those of ebay, but well up there with the likes of pfm or Wigwam, both of which have been around much longer and have larger memberships.

    The classifieds section here, for example, generates rather more traffic than that on pfm, mainly because there are no posting quantity restrictions for members when advertising here.

    However, we do insist that photographs are provided with all ads, which coincidentally is one of the reasons why Private Exhibitions is as active as it is, as buyers appreciate being able to see exactly what they'll be getting, and sellers also benefit from that accordingly!

    Besides, if some of you would box-swap less, and try and keep a settled system, you wouldn't need to worry as much about how long things take to sell!!

    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.

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    Especially the box swappers that pay a lot of money for Equipment! If i was paying the kind of money that some do i would make sure it was the final purchase


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    There's box-swapping for the fun of it and box-swapping because you can't get it sounding right and keep making bad choices re fixing it. Not the same thing.

    I do both so I know
    Martin



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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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    Aye & some have not got the first clue what they are doing, that probably why they keep doing what they do.. Just saying

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    After the first few hundred box-swaps you start to get an idea what you are doing, if you've been paying attention. It's the long, expensive, scenic route.
    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 *


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    After the first few hundred box-swaps you start to get an idea what you are doing, if you've been paying attention. It's the long, expensive, scenic route.
    Yeah. You also come to the slow realisation that nothing's perfect, so what you gain on the swings you lose on the roundabouts. It's about working out what compromises you can live with, rather than continually striving for some unattainable 'perfect' system.

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    Fairly harmless pursuit Box Swapping. Apart from the initial system outlay, it shouldn't cost much in the long term if equipment is chosen well. Sometimes you sell on at a loss, sometimes at a profit or break even. You just have to absorb a bit of postage cost.
    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!

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    No what it is people are looking for something that is not going to happen. Some of the systems i have heard at peoples houses & Audio bake off's well there really is no hope & makes me wonder what the hell they are playing at tbh...No wonder they are box swapping..

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Yeah. You also come to the slow realisation that nothing's perfect, so what you gain on the swings you lose on the roundabouts. It's about working out what compromises you can live with, rather than continually striving for some unattainable 'perfect' system.
    If you can't hear it doing anything wrong then it's perfect. I'm nearly there. Just need some monster speakers and get my Technics SLP1200 fixed and I'm done.

    It has taken 30 years to get to this point, mind.
    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 *


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    On paper, my system should sound terrible. fortunately I'm not paper, and it doesn't to me. The amp I use should according the its specs be absolute mince. Its better than that though; maybe stew
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    Grant ....
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