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  1. Yes - while I have better quality turntables dotted round the house, 90% of my listening is done on the AT in the kitchen.

     

    When it's my turn to get up in the morning with the girls (7 year old twins) we like to play some records.

     

    My proudest ever dad moment was when one of the said 'Daddy can you put Band On The Run on your record player?'

  2. 1 hour ago, Welrain said:

    Yep!

    While vinyl playback is a very much a case of 'you get what you pay for' this little set up on Amazon will give decent results for not much outlay.

     

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VQS5GDX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_9HR1DS32BE1TPYGG21DW?psc=1

     

    I have a similar set up in the kitchen, in addition to a ProJect turntable in the living room and Technics SL1200 in my 'man cave'.

     

    Vinyl purists would absolutely turn their noses at this, but as a way of dipping your toe in the water and not chewing any records up on one of those awful £40 suitcase hipster players this will be fine.

     

     

  3. On 04/07/2021 at 14:19, englishbob said:

    The best Zappa album - low on satire, hardly any singing, just brilliantly played music throughout. The digital versions swap Track 1 and 2 around, but the "Blessed Relief" closer is such a beautiful track to finish on. Its a shame the Zappa Estate can't be fucked to get around to re-releasing this and a few others, the whole vinyl reissue program of the classic albums has been completely stalled for years now. 

     

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    Not sure I agree it's the best, but it is sublime. I too have been waiting for a re-issue of this along with Waka Jawaka.

  4. On 17/04/2021 at 17:36, Twinbee said:

    Been on order for ages and finally arrived: the new least sexy record in my collection (and I have a lot of unsexy records).

     

     

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    Wow, never heard of this label however growing up in Runcorn this is fascinating and I love what I’ve heard on Bandcamp. Just found a copy of the white vinyl at Piccadilly Records, so ordered it.

  5. Another vote for Slay The Spire here, bought it on Switch on release and recently spent £8.99 for the android version, which I thought was ‘expensive’ for a mobile game. Have just checked and up to 60hrs on my phone and not touched two of the characters yet.

     

    Great value definitely,  but also not averse to buying a game I’m really interested in on release at full price.

     

  6. Still enjoying my Evercade, when I first saw a mate had one I thought it looked like a massive waste of time, however after a bit a research and seeing the cute little carts and lovely little manuals I ordered the mega pack and now have all currently released carts.

     

    Playing;

     

    Magical Drop 2 - Data East Collection

    Only really played Puyo Pop Tetris on Switch for any experience with this sort of game, but this absolutely delightful, endless mode is good and the story mode is surprisingly fun. Really good little ‘zone’ game and very addictive. Controls great on the Evercade too.

     

    Brave Battle Saga - Piko Interactive Collection

    This is apparently a game only recently given an English translation and a physical release, bundled together with a load of other RPGs on this cart. Only a short way in but already very charming and features an active battle system that I can see getting interesting once my party fills out. Apparently over 40hrs long too.

  7. Those are some of my favourite bits in his back catalogue.

     

    The way the brass section doubles the guitar solo toward the end of this piece, string bends and all, is beautiful.

     

  8. Really happy with mine, as mentioned a few times in this thread it's really easy to get an existing device with a full set of ROMS but then I find I never play anything!

     

    Enjoying the curated selections from the pack I bought including the first 10 cartridges and the Oliver Twins one as a freebie.

     

    Just bit the bullet and ordered Xenocrisis/Tanglewood and both Atari Lynx cartridges. Am I fully up to date then with releases?

     

    I've found a decent youtube channel, Crow Collective where he reviews each cartridge.

  9. 18 minutes ago, Kieran said:

    Have seen a post on here saying don't listen to publications like What Hifi as they just mention and recommend  super expensive equipment. Just wondered what makes I should be looking at for an entry level machine. Ideally it will be blue tooth enabled as I don't want to buy new speakers just yet. Would £200 get me a decent machine? I am in no way a music sound snob - I just want to restart my 1970's rock vinyl collection!

    I have one of these in the Kitchen, is a really good budget option.

     

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Technica-AT-LP60XUSB-Automatic-Belt-Drive-Turntable/dp/B07NX6VTKF/ref=sr_1_41?dchild=1&keywords=turntable&qid=1611163157&sr=8-41

     

    Also have a Project Debut in the living room, Project Primary is around £180 on Amazon, also a good option. 

     

    The Project will be a better product, but I've been really pleased with the AT, particularly the auto-return function.

     

    Also be aware that the Project will probably need some sort of Phono stage depending on what you want to play it through, the AT has this included.

  10. Enjoying the games in general on my PS5 but as mentioned here already the console is a bit of an under baked mess isn’t it? Problems I’ve encountered so far include numerous crashes, controller disconnecting and a disc getting stuck and making a horrible grinding noise when I tried to eject, only remedied by putting the console horizontal and using safe mode. Very worrying for such an expensive device.

     

    for balance I’ve not had one issue with my Series X.

  11. Finally got hold of a PS5 yesterday, pretty much solely to play this as the Souls series are my absolute favourite games.

     

    This is not disappointing at the moment, what a fantastic looking game, I want Bluepoint to remaster every game in the series now!

     

    This is also significantly easier than the games that followed, which makes it an excellent starting point for anyone new to the series.

     

    Having a great time.

  12. Great race, but wouldn't be surprised if Hamilton was int the blower 15 laps from the end 'hold on lads, he's about to give the game away here.'

     

    Great to see a win for Perez, and Russell was a class act all the way through the race, glad he didn't drop his head after the puncture and forced his way back into the points.

  13. I managed to bag two today via Currys and EE, didn't hold out hope for either but had the confirmation from EE.

     

    Then I received the 'on it's way by 15th December' email from Currys so have been on the live chat with them and cancelled that one to get the money refunded and will stick with the EE one.

     

    Hopefully someone else who wants one can now bag the Currys one.

  14. 4 minutes ago, geldra said:

    Delayed but not cancelled?  I assumed the delayed email was due to them not being able to get it to you for launch day as stated on the site? Hmmmmm. 

    Just states delayed, no actual confirmation of a delivery date, despite receiving an earlier confirmation. Just a glitch in the system and you're essentially pre ordering one from the next allocation, but paying straight away. Have started a refund request.

  15. 3 minutes ago, geldra said:

    Just stuck an order in with Curry’s fwiw. Order went through as normal, so will see if it gets binned off. 

     

    Happy launch day, good luck out there!!

    I also did this, but it's clear that it's just a glitch and you'll receive an email stating your order is delayed. The problem is they also instantly take payment.

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