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New Christmas Present.....not

Al ears

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I have just seen DS Audio have released their flagship optical cartridge, the Grand Master, for the princely sum of £11,995, however that's without the required £38,000 decoder.
Oh well, out to buy a lottery ticket........
 
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Friesiansam

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"Look, my billionaire friends, my sound system costs considerably more than yours."

"Does it sound good?"

"I don't know, I never listen listen to it, it's just for willy waving?"
 
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nopiano

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These extreme designs amaze and fascinate me, still. But I then pinch myself and think how flawed a stamped piece of vinyl with wiggly grooves is as a replay medium. It’s literally incredible how long is has turned out to last. I’ve got LPs bought in 1958 that sound fantastic. And quite a few from the 1970s that sound sh*te.
 

Al ears

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These extreme designs amaze and fascinate me, still. But I then pinch myself and think how flawed a stamped piece of vinyl with wiggly grooves is as a replay medium. It’s literally incredible how long is has turned out to last. I’ve got LPs bought in 1958 that sound fantastic. And quite a few from the 1970s that sound sh*te.
Oil embargo if any of, our younger members remember it
Some of the worst times to produce thin and cr#p vinyl.
 

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In order to save vinyl the record companies used the plastic more than once, if a record didn't sell it was recycled and occasionally bits of the label got incorporated into the new LP. Result - pops & hisses. I had a David Bowie LP that was attrocious, also so thin you could almost see through it.
 

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