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    Default Bakeoffs & Gatherings in 2021

    Well what a crap 2020 it's been for pretty much all the social HiFi events, Kegworth, Cranage and NEBO 11 all didn't happen and then all of the local bakeoffs up and down the country, yep 2020 was shit. So when do we all think normal service will resume so that we can reclaim the social side of this hobby, personally speaking i can't see anything large being organised this side of June but that will of course depend on how many of the population have been inoculated by then, i know the NHS are aiming to have half of the population vaccinated by then.


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    I think I would agree with you there regarding the timescales.
    It has been very depressing that the social side has not been able to be enjoyed, it's one of the enjoyable aspects of sharing a passion with like minded people.

    Let's hope we can get back to it soon.

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    might have to be inoculee's only
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    might have to be inoculee's only
    From what i've heard, it might be on the cards that foreign travel will only be possible for people that have been inoculated which makes sense and if we adopt that policy in the UK of only letting people in that have had the jab then the risk from reinfection from abroad is greatly reduced


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    100% This.

    Missing our Scottish Mafia get togethers, and there’s a few new AOS folks here now since the last one.


    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I think I would agree with you there regarding the timescales.
    It has been very depressing that the social side has not been able to be enjoyed, it's one of the enjoyable aspects of sharing a passion with like minded people.

    Let's hope we can get back to it soon.
    Enjoying hifi 'n stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    might have to be inoculee's only
    That'll be me out then!

    But yes, roll on the bakeoffs

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    Take a Jag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That'll be me out then!

    But yes, roll on the bakeoffs

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    Lol - soz, mate. Not happening... At least until I assess the reaction towards it from those who've had it, once 60-70% of the population have been jabbed. If, say, 18 months down the line after that, the vast majority of people are ok, I'll give it some thought!

    Marco.
    Main System

    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 a TCD-420.

    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.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - soz, mate. Not happening... At least until I assess the reaction towards it from those who've had it, once 60-70% of the population have been jabbed. If, say, 18 months down the line after that, the vast majority of people are ok, I'll give it some thought!

    Marco.
    Sorry mate but people with your attitude to inoculation boil my piss i've been on covid wards and seen the devastation this terrible disease causes, i'd rather put up with a few side effects than be dead, the aim is to have to population inoculated before the end of next year, folks with your attitude are going to drag things out, the longer this disease exists the more chance there is it mutating into something more terrible. Believe me if there was a good reason not to take it i wouldn't, but it seems like folks with your attitude are basing their decision on hearsay and rumour


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    You obviously haven't been following the Covid thread then, where my position on the matter is very well documented!

    My attitude? It's a free country, and my decision, thoroughly and carefully considered I'd have to say, is not to take the vaccine until (or if ) *I* consider that it is 100% safe (or as close as possible to that).

    Therefore, kindly respect my decision, as I respect yours to take it [and also have sympathy towards aspects of your stance], and leave it there, or simply agree to disagree.

    In any case, I won't have this thread derailed with Covid chat, so any further response from you along those lines, or to castigate me like you just did, which was totally out of order, btw, will be removed without further notice, as will any more references here to Covid, vaccines or otherwise.

    From now on discussions on this thread will be hi-fi-orientated only.

    Marco.
    Main System

    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 a TCD-420.

    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.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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