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  1. #7191
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I know... Those escort girls in Essex don't come cheap, do they?

    Marco.
    That was for a thousand of them.
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  2. #7192
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Remember when you could buy a car stereo from a bloke in the pub? Wrapped in a Kwik-Save carrier bag? Those were the days.
    Yep, those were the days when I got back to my Golf GTI at Glastonbury, to find the passenger window smashed, CD player missing ( a pull-out type that everybody stuck under the seat because carrying it round was a PITA), also the days when my parcel shelf went missing because it had two bin-lid size speakers, and about 40 CDs.

    Everyone got their stuff nicked in the 80s, but as you say, replacements were readily available down the pub. No one ever offered me my own stolen gear though, which would have been nice
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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  3. #7193
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    It wasn't unknown for blokes offering knocked off stuff to get a good thumping in my local. Thieves weren't popular.
    Repeat after me 'I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay!

  4. #7194
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    You had to go to the right pub though. Or the wrong one depending on your point of view.

    You didn't get it in my regular because all the coppers drank there. You'd get the blokes selling seafood though. 'Have you got crabs mate?' That never got old.
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    *Audiolab 6000CDT* Topping E30 * Philips 22AH380 pre-amp * NAD C320BEE power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 *

  5. #7195
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I know... Those escort girls in Essex don't come cheap, do they?

    Marco.
    No, they don't - but for that the money would have had to have been in a Waitrose carrier bag, or perhaps a Liberty's store bag. Essex girls are very discerning.
    Barry

  6. #7196
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Norfolk, UK

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    I'm BigBobJoylove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    That was for a thousand of them.
    Did you have to budget for chips?
    Main system
    Ben Duncan mains conditioner
    ATL Audio DC mains trap
    Mac mini running Fidelia
    Samsung QE75Q90T 75" QLED TV
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    RME Audio ADI-2 FS (AK4493) DAC
    AD Audio bespoke balanced valve buffer stage with...
    2x 1959 NOS RCA Red Base black plate 5691s
    Joe Henry-built Pass Labs Aleph 3 Class A power amp
    Reiver Acoustics Edingdales speakers
    BK Double Gem twin 10" subwoofer
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    Audioquest SLiP Neutrik subwoofer interconnect
    Audioquest Crimson USB interconnect
    QED Quartz Reference optical interconnect

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    iMac 27"
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    Technics TRS cassette deck
    Arcam rDAC
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  7. #7197
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Worst night (and day of my life). I was woken at 02.00 to find my dog (Tia) having a seizure.
    Took her to the emergency vet where she was given blood tests and sedation. I called back this morning and was told that bloods were all fine, so likely cause of fits was neurological.
    Vet advised that it was "too early" to be thinking of putting Tia down, so she is now back home - she has had a couple of minor episodes during the day, so I am preparing myself for another rough night.
    LP12, Ittok, DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50/A4O'S, LS5, Rega Ela mk1's.
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  8. #7198
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    Really sorry to hear that. Guy, and as an animal lover who's been in that situation before, I sympathise with what you're going through.

    Anyway, I hope Tia gets better soon and you can enjoy a more relaxed and stress-free day, and also night's sleep.

    Marco.
    Main System

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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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    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.

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  9. #7199
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: Suffolk

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    I'm guy.

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    Cheers Marco - much appreciated
    LP12, Ittok, DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50/A4O'S, LS5, Rega Ela mk1's.
    Sony CDP XB930.

  10. #7200
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hope your doggie will be OK Guy.
    Repeat after me 'I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay!

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