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Re: Old Hi-Fi System

Hi @ukbobboy

Pretty happy with my HiFi setup to be honest and haven't had an urge to upgrade since about 2009 when i bought my last set of speakers Smiley Happy

Really badly want an OLED TV, but the price point is currently out of my reach and i am not prepared to pay the market prices at the moment (Perhaps there will be some tempting deals on Black Friday where i keep looking on HotUK Deals website every week for the OLED bargain of the century).

Also fancy getting another subwoofer for the Home Cinema Room where my current subwoofer is not giving me the low tight fast bass that i am looking for, always wanted to try a SVS or a BK sub in my setup Smiley Happy

Talking about music, the Spotify App is returning to the Roku channels in the next few weeks Smiley Happy

Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@ukbobboy

Definitely not abandoned but on a lengthy period of postponement. Work and family commitments keeping me a little busier than usual. I can't see me getting anyhing else done this side of Christmas.

@schnapps

Good news (thank you) re Spotify and Roku Smiley Happy I've been Chromecasting it from my phone of late to get it to the goggle box and connected sound system.

Although I've hardly posted anything to these pages in quite a while now I'd like to echo the sentiments @ukbobboy posted re your sterling efforts helping others on these forum pages. You certainly were of great assistance to me when I first approached the idea of taking up NowTV.

NOW TV Team Tony-D
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Re: Old Hi-Fi System


@robert1997 wrote:

@ukbobboy

Definitely not abandoned but on a lengthy period of postponement. Work and family commitments keeping me a little busier than usual. I can't see me getting anyhing else done this side of Christmas.

@schnapps

Good news (thank you) re Spotify and Roku Smiley Happy I've been Chromecasting it from my phone of late to get it to the goggle box and connected sound system.

Although I've hardly posted anything to these pages in quite a while now I'd like to echo the sentiments @ukbobboy posted re your sterling efforts helping others on these forum pages. You certainly were of great assistance to me when I first approached the idea of taking up NowTV.


Yeah @schnapps Is actually helping me out way more than i could have ever asked if im honest. Thanks @schnapps 🙂

 

Also @ukbobboy Not been listening to much rcently so can't comment regarding that. Glad to see you've revived the thread from the brinks of archives though 🙂 

ukbobboy
Champion 2

Re: Old Hi-Fi System

 @schnapps @robert1997 @Tony-D @caseyb1993

Hi Guys

Nice to hear from all of you, I'm gonna post my replies in the order your posts were received, here we go:

1) Schnapps

Glad your you've got a music system/hi-fi that's lasted you 9 years, I don't know if I could last that long. As for me, I call my system a "music system", rather than hi-fi, because although it produces smooth and detailed music, and is about 95% of where I want it to be, chasing that extra 5% would be disproportionately expensive and I don't want to chase the dragon.

Saying that, I was looking at some SVS sub-woofers on YouTube and Amazon and all I can say is the price of those “puppies” is stratospheric.

2) Robert

I kinda guessed you were busy doing domestics and stuff, i.e. the life and sacrifices of a family man, I know coz' I've been there, especially when I had to give up hi-fi and enjoying music.

3) Tony

I'm sure you've heard the saying about “all work and no play.....”, plus as a young guy I'm sure you must take some time out to just “chill” (not sure chill is still used....but you know what I mean).

Well guys, I'm gonna be controversial here and say that I'm not a fan of Spotify, I've liked it and heard some music that's been completely new to me but that's only encouraged me to buy more digital albums. I guess that's because of two main things:

a) It reminds me of the time, way back when, I was a radio listener (bad ol' days when "choice" was scarce).

b) I just LOVE listening to albums, especially now when my favourites are only a few button presses away. 

As a matter coincidence, I've actually bought a chill out album for the first time, ever.

Here it is:Enigma - 1990 aD Album cover.jpg

 Enigma's MCMXC a.D.

Just for fun (no cheating by looking it up) can anyone say what year the album's title refers to?

Nice album, love those chanting Georgian monks, but at just 40 minutes it could have done with another 10 minutes worth. 

Anyway, and until next time.

Peace Out

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Old Hi-Fi System


@ukbobboy wrote:

 @schnapps @robert1997 @Tony-D @caseyb1993

Hi Guys

Nice to hear from all of you, I'm gonna post my replies in the order your posts were received, here we go:

1) Schnapps

Glad your you've got a music system/hi-fi that's lasted you 9 years, I don't know if I could last that long. As for me, I call my system a "music system", rather than hi-fi, because although it produces smooth and detailed music, and is about 95% of where I want it to be, chasing that extra 5% would be disproportionately expensive and I don't want to chase the dragon.

Saying that, I was looking at some SVS sub-woofers on YouTube and Amazon and all I can say is the price of those “puppies” is stratospheric.

2) Robert

I kinda guessed you were busy doing domestics and stuff, i.e. the life and sacrifices of a family man, I know coz' I've been there, especially when I had to give up hi-fi and enjoying music.

3) Tony

I'm sure you've heard the saying about “all work and no play.....”, plus as a young guy I'm sure you must take some time out to just “chill” (not sure chill is still used....but you know what I mean).

Well guys, I'm gonna be controversial here and say that I'm not a fan of Spotify, I've liked it and heard some music that's been completely new to me but that's only encouraged me to buy more digital albums. I guess that's because of two main things:

a) It reminds me of the time, way back when, I was a radio listener (bad ol' days when "choice" was scarce).

b) I just LOVE listening to albums, especially now when my favourites are only a few button presses away. 

As a matter coincidence, I've actually bought a chill out album for the first time, ever.

Here it is:Enigma - 1990 aD Album cover.jpg

 Enigma's MCMXC a.D.

Just for fun (no cheating by looking it up) can anyone say what year the album's title refers to?

Nice album, love those chanting Georgian monks, but at just 40 minutes it could have done with another 10 minutes worth. 

Anyway, and until next time.

Peace Out

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

 

 


I'm good at Roman numerals Smiley Happy It's 1990

I found some interesting reading on the album here https://trance.news/12-mind-blowing-facts-about-enigmas-classic-debut-album-mcmxc-ad/

Re Spotify. I wouldn't call myself a 'fan' as such but it is definitely a great tool for finding new music.

I also prefer albums (vinyl is king in my listening room) as my method of choice.

Your comments re radio listening just gave me a warm flashback to my younger days sitting with a tape recorder and seperate radio tuned into Radio 1 for the weekly Top 40 show. Sadly very few of my original tapes exist but I was able a few years ago to use a programme called Audacity to save most of them digitally.

Those were the days Smiley Happy

Thanks for the memory jolt @ukbobboy

ukbobboy
Champion 2

Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@robert1997 @Tony-D @schnapps @caseyb1993

Hi again Guys

Robert

You know, I too had a lot of tapes and, like you, I used to tape stuff of the radio but I gave up on that when comparing those music radio tapes with tapes recorded from vinyl, there was just no comparison.

Plus, I used to tape radio 4 plays, especially the 1.5 hour Saturday 8.00pm dramas, those were very good. Mind you, I don't know if those dramas are still on.

Gosh, I've just remembered, I also used to tape a 30 minute weekly sci-fi play called Earthsearch, that was a brilliant series. I'm not sure but I think the BBC only ever made two series of this brilliant sci-fi drama. 

Here's some more info:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsearch

However, some time later I lost all my tapes in a home fire.

BTW, cheers for that Enigma link I found it very informative.

Tony (& Schnapps)

I was thinking that because Schnapps has been so very helpful around this forum, especially problem solving for all those new Now TV users who have found themselves "up the creek without a paddle", then maybe Now TV should give him a one-off show of appreciation, like a one month Entertainment or Cinema pass.

Also, I think your bosses will inclined to say "yes" if they think of this as "Good PR" for their company.

Anyway, and until next time.

Peace Out

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW TV Team Tony-D
NOW TV Team

Re: Old Hi-Fi System


@ukbobboy wrote:

@robert1997 @Tony-D @schnapps @caseyb1993

Hi again Guys

Robert

You know, I too had a lot of tapes and, like you, I used to tape stuff of the radio but I gave up on that when comparing those music radio tapes with tapes recorded from vinyl, there was just no comparison.

Plus, I used to tape radio 4 plays, especially the 1.5 hour Saturday 8.00pm dramas, those were very good. Mind you, I don't know if those dramas are still on.

Gosh, I've just remembered, I also used to tape a 30 minute weekly sci-fi play called Earthsearch, that was a brilliant series. I'm not sure but I think the BBC only ever made two series of this brilliant sci-fi drama. 

Here's some more info:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsearch

However, some time later I lost all my tapes in a home fire.

BTW, cheers for that Enigma link I found it very informative.

Tony (& Schnapps)

I was thinking that because Schnapps has been so very helpful around this forum, especially problem solving for all those new Now TV users who have found themselves "up the creek without a paddle", then maybe Now TV should give him a one-off show of appreciation, like a one month Entertainment or Cinema pass.

Also, I think your bosses will inclined to say "yes" if they think of this as "Good PR" for their company.

Anyway, and until next time.

Peace Out

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I can't believe your not a fan of Spotify @ukbobboy 😕

 

It's my most used app and program by far. I think i'm stuck there though as i have like 300 hand crafted playlists and i coudln't be bothered to transfer them ti another service. Thanks for the nice track btw, really really great sounding track.

 

P.s I'll do more than that for @schnapps I'll just have to get in contact with someone tomorrow morning 🙂 🙂

schnapps Legend 5
Legend 5

Re: Old Hi-Fi System

Hi @ukbobboy @robert1997

In my HiFi setup i went from a Denon cassette player to a Sony Mini Disc Player.

Really liked the Mini Disc format for making recordings for my Car Mini Disc player and portable Mini Disc player on the go, before mp3 players and ipods were around.

Still have both separates in my HiFi rack and have quite a few blank cassettes and mini discs unused lying around the house, where i haven't used either media formats in years.

Also it's very rare nowadays if i play a LP or CD.

I also used too tape the Top 40 charts on a Sunday and did a few cassette love song compilation recordings when i was a love struck teenager where i would give the cassettes to girlfriends back in the day Smiley Happy

Like @Tony-D i am a big fan of Spotify for my music and i do enjoy watching YouTube music videos just to reminisce my younger days when clubbing Smiley Very Happy

NOW TV Team Tony-D
NOW TV Team

Re: Old Hi-Fi System


@schnapps wrote:

Hi @ukbobboy @robert1997

In my HiFi setup i went from a Denon cassette player to a Sony Mini Disc Player.

Really liked the Mini Disc format for making recordings for my Car Mini Disc player and portable Mini Disc player on the go, before mp3 players and ipods were around.

Still have both separates in my HiFi rack and have quite a few blank cassettes and mini discs unused lying around the house, where i haven't used either media formats in years.

Also it's very rare nowadays if i play a LP or CD.

I also used too tape the Top 40 charts on a Sunday and did a few cassette love song compilation recordings when i was a love struck teenager where i would give the cassettes to girlfriends back in the day Smiley Happy

Like @Tony-D i am a big fan of Spotify for my music and i do enjoy watching YouTube music videos just to reminisce my younger days when clubbing Smiley Very Happy


@schnapps I think i spend way too mcuh time on youtube as it is lol. I spend at least an hour evey night watching stuff. I've created over 400 playlists of random videos i can fall asleep to. Also, have the hacked version whihc enables me to play the videos while my phone is locked 🙂 It's called YouTube Vanced incase your wondering and can be found on github. I've asked about those vouchers today too 🙂

ukbobboy
Champion 2

Re: Old Hi-Fi System

@robert1997 @schnapps @Tony-D

Hi again Guys

Just want to bounce a few things around, kinda flesh out some of my (daft) thinking process:

Tony,

You like Spotify and YouTube, well, I don't dislike Spotify, it's just not the first (or even the second) thing I think of when I want to listen to music.  I find it somewhat restrictive, for example, when I like certain songs I will also search extensively for alternative versions of those same songs.

A prime example is this album I've just bought:

Maze - The Greatest Hit - Lifelines Volume 1.jpg

I already have all the songs on different albums but the versions on this particular record are extended, mixed differently and has guest artists.

I suspect that my particular quirk would be hard to cater for, hence my continuing purchase of albums.

As for YouTube, I use it to catch up on international news (which can be depressing at times) some music and, I think above all, for technical news and reviews.

 

Schnapps

Yeah, I also remember the mini CD disc, and even the mini recordable DVD discs, but those things came and went pretty quickly, I really don't think they had any market traction, no sustainable reason to buy them.

Besides, nowadays physical media is bothersome and occupies too much space. It now takes an enthusiast on a labour of love to stick with such media, something I now lack.

Gosh, I sound miserable Smiley Indifferent  but I'm really not coz' I'm currently jammin' to the album pictured above Smiley Happy 

 

Robert,

Happy Music Emoji.jpg

 

 

Keep on truckin', coz' as soon as you hit your turntable again with your upgraded system you'll be back in the groove.

Man, I do sound sooo old fashioned Smiley LOL

 

 

 

Peace out.

 

UK (Back in Time) Bob