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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Some interesting pale ales there, Marco.

    Just had a cheeky one of these - Adnams Ghost Ship - chatting to the other half in the sun in the garden listening to the summer house system - fabulous!



    Adnams is a local Suffolk brewery - you can get their beers in the major supermarkets locally, not sure how far they stock them, though? Been my favourite beer for about a year now.
    I think I've seen Ghost Ship in the local Majestic Wines. Never tried it though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Some interesting pale ales there, Marco.

    Just had a cheeky one of these - Adnams Ghost Ship - chatting to the other half in the sun in the garden listening to the summer house system - fabulous!



    Adnams is a local Suffolk brewery - you can get their beers in the major supermarkets locally, not sure how far they stock them, though? Been my favourite beer for about a year now.
    Sounds good, mate. The beer, and the above. Like the idea of a summer house system... Is it listed somewhere on the forum? I think we're in the minority these days, who actually get on with our wives, enjoy their company and have a meaningful relationship

    Yeah, the American and Oz Pale Ales were fab - will be ordering more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Like the idea of a summer house system... Is it listed somewhere on the forum?
    It hasn't changed much since here -
    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...420#post442420

    Not using the same laptop, but still the same kit. The Aura and Kef's still gel together fantastically.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I think we're in the minority these days, who actually get on with our wives, enjoy their company and have a meaningful relationship
    To be fair, it was probably only because I was on the Ghost Ship and she was on the Rose! Joking aside, it was lovely - kids were at Mother In Laws, we both finished work on time so had a lovely couple of hours in the sun chilling, listening to some summer tunes and chatting. What life's all about.

    Then the kids came home, created merry hell, I had to take daughter to her piano lesson and now doing the BBQ in the twilight! Still living the dream, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    It hasn't changed much since here -
    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...420#post442420

    Not using the same laptop, but still the same kit. The Aura and Kef's still gel together fantastically.
    Good stuff, mate. I'm sure it hits the spot

    To be fair, it was probably only because I was on the Ghost Ship and she was on the Rose! Joking aside, it was lovely - kids were at Mother In Laws, we both finished work on time so had a lovely couple of hours in the sun chilling, listening to some summer tunes and chatting. What life's all about.
    Ain't that the truth! Those are the memories you look back on with fondness in later years... So make plenty of them, and don't lose focus on what *really* matters... Gettin' all deep now

    Then the kids came home, created merry hell, I had to take daughter to her piano lesson and now doing the BBQ in the twilight! Still living the dream, though!
    Ha - back to reality!!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    If there are any wine aficionados here, instead of just poncy cocktail drinkers then here's a mixed case I've just ordered direct from Virgin Wines [whom I'd recommend highly]:


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    So, let me get this straight. You’ve accused us cocktail aficionados of being ‘poncy’, and then posted a picture of a bottle of rose?!!

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    Get on the wagon lads. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    So, let me get this straight. You’ve accused us cocktail aficionados of being ‘poncy’, and then posted a picture of a bottle of rose?!!

    Ha - remember I drink cocktails too, just not coffee-based ones! And rosé is perfect for drinking just now in this warm weather, especially with BBQs and salads, so na-na, na-na-na



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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Going round visiting a friends shortly, and I have a feeling that his wife, who would happily watch back to back episodes of 'Curse of Oak Island', will want to watch the Eurovision Thong Contest. Can you aficionados recommend a nice beer that is strong enough to make this tolerable?
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    Haven't posted here for a while, but here are some slurps that we have enjoyed recently:

    2007 Château des Graves – Graves

    Merlot and Merlot Blanc 12.5% ABV, c. £16 a bottle


    2002 Château Malescasse – Haut Médoc

    Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc
    13% ABV, c. £19 a bottle


    2010 Château Péricou – Bordeaux

    Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
    14.5% ABV
    Very much enjoyed this. Good job I have a second bottle – in fact I’m tempted to buy a case. c. £14 a bottle


    2010 Château Bonneau – Haut Médoc

    30% Cabernet sauvignon, 65% Merlot, 5% Petit verdot
    13.5% ABV c. £14 a bottle



    So not quite the Bordeaux ‘tart’ you would think me Marco.
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    Yeah, but it's all French!

    Anyway, I've just acquired a bottle of this. Wondering if it'll have a somewhat 'cheesy' finish....



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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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