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    I like that everyone has automatically assumed that this boat sale is a lottery win.

    Bev I think you should buy a controlling stake in IBM. If there is any left over buy a Lear jet for knocking about in.
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    Thank you all for your suggestions

    The boat sold easily however it was 17' with an outboard so a world cruise is out im afraid

    However we are going away soon so might just treat ourselves to some meals out etc, that'd be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I like that everyone has automatically assumed that this boat sale is a lottery win.

    Bev I think you should buy a controlling stake in IBM. If there is any left over buy a Lear jet for knocking about in.
    Lol... Not at all. The main point being made is that there's more to life than just hi-fi!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Make some nice memories together, while you can, doing something you both enjoy, is my advice, as you never know what life's going to throw at you. Plenty of time for hi-fi later, but right now, I'd spend the cash on doing something nice together, which you can look back on in future with great fondness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Not at all. The main point being made is that there's more to life than just hi-fi!

    Marco.
    Really?? Be serious!


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    Lol... Deadly so!

    Too many anally-retentive nerds/'hi-fi victims' around these parts (and others like them), whose lives continually revolve around dicking about with bits of kit, whilst the real world passes them by

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Deadly so!

    Too many anally-retentive nerds/'hi-fi victims' around these parts (and others like them), whose lives continually revolve around dicking about with bits of kit, whilst the real world passes them by

    Marco.
    Don't worry I have my life quite in perspective, I think Colin being unwell for so many years has made that happen, it really does teach you what is important in life

    While I love my music/hifi it is definitely NOT the most important thing in my life.. enjoying time together doing things we like is at the forefront of everything

    I am buying a little sailing dinghy tomorrow which can be sailed, rowed and motored... a real jack of all trades ...master of none maybe but it's a nice little boat and very cheap... I just can't imagine having absolutely nothing to get out on the water with as we both love it... I also purchased a nice little Honda outboard for it tonight so all ready to go.. the Honda was soooo cheap it was a joke.. my favourite outboard motor of all time... so for just a few hundred £'s we can both get out on the water with very little effort

    Can't wait to sail the dinghy as I've never sailed a dinghy before as we got straight into large sailing boats, upto 32', and completely 'missed' the dinghy bit

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    If you really have to spend money on the system, getting an Airlink balanced mains transformer is great bang for the buck.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    Don't worry I have my life quite in perspective, I think Colin being unwell for so many years has made that happen, it really does teach you what is important in life

    While I love my music/hifi it is definitely NOT the most important thing in my life.. enjoying time together doing things we like is at the forefront of everything

    I am buying a little sailing dinghy tomorrow which can be sailed, rowed and motored... a real jack of all trades ...master of none maybe but it's a nice little boat and very cheap... I just can't imagine having absolutely nothing to get out on the water with as we both love it... I also purchased a nice little Honda outboard for it tonight so all ready to go.. the Honda was soooo cheap it was a joke.. my favourite outboard motor of all time... so for just a few hundred £'s we can both get out on the water with very little effort

    Can't wait to sail the dinghy as I've never sailed a dinghy before as we got straight into large sailing boats, upto 32', and completely 'missed' the dinghy bit
    Nice one, Bev. Enjoy it and have fun!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice one, Bev. Enjoy it and have fun!

    Marco.
    Thanks Marco... we will enjoy it especially if this weather continues... We sat on the beach at the boat club today and it was just lovely... We are so lucky to live next to the sea...

    Pioneer DV-717 x 2 or Pioneer PD-S505 Precision (Tom Evans Tuned) or Marantz CD50 SE or Arcam DV79 Through: SLIC Innovations Digi Coax To: Audio Note Dac One 1x Signature Through: SLIC Innovations Eclipse C RCA To: Audio Note Oto SE Through:TQ Ultra Black Speaker Cable To: Rega RS3's or Living Voice Auditoriums


    Be nice to people, you MAY get some of it back when you need it most....

    "Smile, it's free therapy"
    "This week I will mostly be listening to music"

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