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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Went to a yard sale that my sister notified me about. While the seller does sell on Discogs and eBay, these were a selloff of 'VG+' and lesser records. Shown are 16 of the 17 that I got for $15. The one I had already played and put in my rack was CSNY "So Far", a sort of greatest hits with album cover artwork by Joni Mitchell.

I've played about 1/3rd of them, all but one play perfect. The Led Zeppelin II is playable, but really needs a good ultrasonic cleaning. Some others are absolutely pristine, only the outer jackets have suffered a little wear.


What a bargain!!
 

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Eppie

Eppie

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Went to a yard sale that my sister notified me about. While the seller does sell on Discogs and eBay, these were a selloff of 'VG+' and lesser records. Shown are 16 of the 17 that I got for $15. The one I had already played and put in my rack was CSNY "So Far", a sort of greatest hits with album cover artwork by Joni Mitchell.

I've played about 1/3rd of them, all but one play perfect. The Led Zeppelin II is playable, but really needs a good ultrasonic cleaning. Some others are absolutely pristine, only the outer jackets have suffered a little wear.


What a bargain!!
Good haul! I would take all of those. My wife and I play "So Far" quite often. "Close to the Edge" is my favorite Yes album. I recognized "Look Sharp" right away, and then started reading the other album covers and they are all great albums.
 
Matt34

Matt34

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It’s been awhile since I bought some new gear, picked this up today to replace my very old Denon 4311. Looking at some Arendalsound 1961 L/C/R to go with it. I like my KEF LS50’s but I’m getting bored with them.
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Matt34

Matt34

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Are you running LS50's with that?

Have you tried something different?
I was running them with the 4311. My entire setup is a mix-match of gear, I also have a SVS PB-3000 I was trying to blend in with the Kef’s. Oh and the speakers are squeezed into a small entertainment recess in the living room with no center channel. It’s a big mess currently.
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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
I was running them with the 4311. My entire setup is a mix-match of gear, I also have a SVS PB-3000 I was trying to blend in with the Kef’s. Oh and the speakers are squeezed into a small entertainment recess in the living room with no center channel. It’s a big mess currently. View attachment 50795
Well then, where on earth would you squeeze in the much larger Arendel speakers? LOL
 
Matt34

Matt34

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Well then, where on earth would you squeeze in the much larger Arendel speakers? LOL
They are actually more narrow, better efficiency, sealed and from what I’ve seen online, have better dispersion than the Kef.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
They are actually more narrow, better efficiency, sealed and from what I’ve seen online, have better dispersion than the Kef.
Just get them then! The LS50's aren't doing what they do best without being on good stands, away from walls. It seems the Arendal would be ideal for that situation, and I doubt you'd miss the high level of detail much at all.
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic General
It’s been awhile since I bought some new gear, picked this up today to replace my very old Denon 4311. Looking at some Arendalsound 1961 L/C/R to go with it. I like my KEF LS50’s but I’m getting bored with them.
Didn't know that the 1961 was that narrow. Only 16.3cm or 6.5". Be sure to post a review when you get them.
 
Trell

Trell

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To replace my Motu M2 audio interface for mic duties I got this one from RME that is released this summer. Do I need it? Probably not, but it does have some nice features that is useful, and it also looks nice on top of my RME ADI-2 DAC FS :D

I considered to have this for both mic duties as well as a much more powerful headphone output compared to the Motu M2 and just have one device on my desktop, but the RME ADI-2 DAC FS won me over with features like Dynamic Loudness. The ADI-2 also is fully class compliant so no proprietary drivers are needed for usage, which is more than very nice.


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Mikado463

Mikado463

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Just received my UHQR pressing from Analog Productions of Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue'. Once this approaching storm blows thru I can't wait to spin it. Might just pour a dram or two of my best whisky !
 

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