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Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@robert1997 @Tony-D @schnapps @caseyb1993

Hey Robert

Hope you are feeling better, especially in the run up to Christmas + I hope you have expanded you music collection and soon to reap the benefits by upgrading your hi-fi in the new year.

After my recent failure, with my new upgrade kit, I worked out where I went wrong, instead of sticking with kit I knew I went off-script and went for something new, i.e. new cables of unknown quality, and was punished for my hubris.

OK, so I went back to basics and re-bought a an extension cable I had bought before and, today, connected it up and now the veil has been lifted. I've now got even more bass, more mid-range and more vocal clarity, I can now here the lead musician count in the other members of the group before the song starts.

In other words, I managed to connect a second small sub-woofer to my system, a system that was originally designed not to accept or work with any extras or peripherals

As you can imagine, I have to now "tune" my system so that I am at ear-joyment level 


but you can guess that I am well "chuffed" with what I have done and achieved.

OK, I am now at 97% - 98% of where I want to be so no more dragon chasing for me.

After all, I'm a simple soul with simple needs and good music satisfies one of those needs.

Merry Christmas and Peace to one and all.

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UK Bob



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Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@ukbobboyet al

Thankfully the health has improved a little this past few weeks although having a stomach bug in that time hasn't helped. Anyhow, mustn't grumble, or so I'm told, Smiley Very Happy as I have Christmas with the family to look forward to.

What I'm also looking forward to is getting back on the upgrade trail in the new year and getting back on the hunt of some good music Smiley Happy

I've a few concerts to look forward to in 2019 with my daughter, the big one for me being Madness in the summer Smiley Happy

I've been following your exploits and am pleased to hear you have solved the issue brought about by your more recent purchase. I myself have dabbled with unknown entities in the past with mixed results. It is true though that it is best sticking with brands you know and trust.

Hopefully in the new year I'll be back regaling you with my own successes (and quite possibly failures) as I seek musical nirvana Smiley Happy

To everyone reading this thread may I take the time to wish you all an early Merry Christmas and an even better 2019. Here's hoping Christmas can be all you wish it to be this year Heart

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Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@robert1997 @Tony-D @caseyb1993 @schnapps

Hi Guys

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.

As I'm grooving to one of my new albums, I just thought I'd check in with you guys and see how you are all doing, hope it's all great.

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Anyway, I'm always saying that I have to cut down on my monthly intake of digital albums. Well, I've managed to limit my consumption to only three albums this month, which is a nice little pat on the back for myself.  

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Still, on checking the release date of these albums, i.e. when the original vinyls were released, it comes in at 25, 30 and 41 years ago.

You know, I'm not sure if this says I'm too old to appreciate modern music or it's just that today's music just lacks that certain something that makes it enjoyable and want to listen to it more than once (or twice).

On that bit of controversy I shall now take my leave.



UK (trying not to be controversial) Bob 





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Re: Old Hi-Fi System - The Return of Audio CDs


Hi Robert

Just to let you know, I found out something new the other day, a way to cast my audio CDs, via my external DVD/CD player, to my music system. 

I knew is was possible but I never took the time to look into it, until I bought an audio CD via Amazon UK (my fourth for December) that came with a free digital album download.  

To tell you the truth, I didn't much care for CDs but, I thought, since I like the music on this album so much that I'd give it a go.

So, a night of tinkering, including updating my go-to media playing software, getting advice from another forum and here I am, a few days later, digging into and playing my old collection of CDs.

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Funny that, I thought I was finished with CDs but now they're back.



UK Bob

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Re: Old Hi-Fi System - The Return of Audio CDs

Good morning and a belated welcome to 2019 @ukbobboy

Funny you should mention CDs. An older neighbour was telling me last night her new car doesn't have a cd player in it and she feels lost without her music. She says she just doesn't get all this new technology at all. I'm now in the process of copying many of her favourite discs onto a usb device and have promised her it won't be long until she's mastered this 'new', for her, method of listening to her music. I think she'll be blown away when she realises all her music will be available to her at the touch of a button, or two.

Like you have found, it's always nice to uncover new ways of enjoying our favourite tunes. 

Santa brought me some new (remastered) vinyl albums and it's been a pleasure to listen to some older music on an old format again Smiley Happy

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Re: Old Hi-Fi System - The Return of Audio CDs


And a happy new year to you good sir.

I can say, without hesitation, that I know how your neighbour feels. It seems that as soon as you get to grips with a new device it is then quickly superseded by something else. 

Anyway, the bottom line is that as long as you can enjoy your music, regardless of how it's consumed, then that's all that matters.

Glad to hear that you got some remastered vinyls for Christmas, which I must say I am a bit envious Smiley Surprised Smiley Surprised Smiley Surprised

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You see, the other day I caught myself looking (longingly) at a turntable playing LPs on YouTube HeartHeartHeart, sad but true. 

But, as I said before, my vinyl days are in the past Smiley Frustrated Smiley Frustrated Smiley Frustrated Smiley Frustrated Smiley Frustrated

Until next time, keep on keeping on.


UK Bob

PS. I say Madness on the TV the other day doing a concert, they were very good.





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Re: Old Hi-Fi System - The Return of Audio CDs


Going to see Madness AGAIN this year Smiley LOL

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