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Well, there's never been a better time to buy one. There's a plethora of good stuff at pretty much all price ranges. I notice the one I have is now discontinued, though, and replaced by a new model.

I've been doing a bit of online research and I'm even more undecided than ever. From reading a few forums the amp I've got (Naim Nait 2) seems to already have a much better than average phono stage (it's always sounded good to me). I'm a bit wary of spending a lot of money for a very marginal improvement. I suppose the only thing to do is ask the nice chaps at the local hi-fi store if I can road test one. 

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Pete, did you know this was coming up at Fruit? (I'm assuming you'd be interested given your avatar.)

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No I didn't thanks for that

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I've been doing a bit of online research and I'm even more undecided than ever. From reading a few forums the amp I've got (Naim Nait 2) seems to already have a much better than average phono stage (it's always sounded good to me). I'm a bit wary of spending a lot of money for a very marginal improvement. I suppose the only thing to do is ask the nice chaps at the local hi-fi store if I can road test one.

There's not much better than Naim Dave I think you would have to spend a lot more to show any significant improvement in what you have. I would stick with what you have it's still a superb piece of kit. The only reason I'm looking to upgrade my power is as I said I have seriously upgraded my turntable. Hi fi upgrading is like an itch you have to scratch.

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There's not much better than Naim Dave I think you would have to spend a lot more to show any significant improvement in what you have. I would stick with what you have it's still a superb piece of kit. The only reason I'm looking to upgrade my power is as I said I have seriously upgraded my turntable. Hi fi upgrading is like an itch you have to scratch.

I think I probably will stick with the current set up until it packs up. I've had the Naim twenty three years now and it's still going strong. As you say, a superb piece of kit.

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I think you'll be fine with the Naim, to be honest. Save the money to upgrade something else.

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I think you'll be fine with the Naim, to be honest. Save the money to upgrade something else.

Sounds like a plan.

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No Sandwiches down the Castle in Bradford. Inspired and humorous folkie renditions of rock and pop standards.

Hard to believe that sort of wit and exuberance could be developed in Lancashire.

;):biggrin:

Great set, boys.

I thought they were called Free Sandwiches? That's what it said on the poster in there last week. Unless it was just proclaiming free sandwiches one teatime?

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Cheers for that.

 

Mind went blank. It was 1.40am when I posted and I'd had the odd libation.

 

The band is Free Sandwiches, and I've amended the original post.

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Here's something that should have Blues fans meerkatting frantically! Studs Terkel’s 1965 hour with legendary Mississippi Delta Blues singer and guitarist Son House (1902-1988). Alternating songs and interview segments, available from BigOZine.

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AC/DC German vinyl Box Set including Dirty Deeds, High Voltage and my favourite Powerage.

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Honey Ltd performing in Vietnam with Bob Hope's USO Tour.

 

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I've been doing a bit of online research and I'm even more undecided than ever. From reading a few forums the amp I've got (Naim Nait 2) seems to already have a much better than average phono stage (it's always sounded good to me). I'm a bit wary of spending a lot of money for a very marginal improvement. I suppose the only thing to do is ask the nice chaps at the local hi-fi store if I can road test one. 

A Naim fan, eh? Start saving up!

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A Naim fan, eh? Start saving up!

I watched the launch on the internet last week, just been added to my wish list when I win the lottery. When you watch how it's made and the components that are used you can actually see were the money has gone.

Record fair in Hull tomorrow so hopefully my vinyl collection will have some additions. Picked up a 180gm copy of Arctic Monkeys new album today very good indeed.

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I watched the launch on the internet last week, just been added to my wish list when I win the lottery. When you watch how it's made and the components that are used you can actually see were the money has gone.

Record fair in Hull tomorrow so hopefully my vinyl collection will have some additions. Picked up a 180gm copy of Arctic Monkeys new album today very good indeed.

I'll be heading down there in a wee while, hoping you haven't scooped up all the good stuff.

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I'll be heading down there in a wee while, hoping you haven't scooped up all the good stuff.

Some really good stuff Audio Room there showing of some nice Naim stuff take your cheque book.

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Some really good stuff Audio Room there showing of some nice Naim stuff take your cheque book.

Probably a good job I didn't. I did have a chat with the bloke on their stall about servicing my turntable and ended up buying one of those record cleaning 'machines' they were selling. Really pleased with it. I've been buffing up all my old Creedence LPs. They sound like new, not bad considering I've had them all about forty years.

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Probably a good job I didn't. I did have a chat with the bloke on their stall about servicing my turntable and ended up buying one of those record cleaning 'machines' they were selling. Really pleased with it. I've been buffing up all my old Creedence LPs. They sound like new, not bad considering I've had them all about forty years.

I use those paint pads from B&Q £1.50 they are the perfect size for an LP.

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Picked up a copy of Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever uk first issue at the record fair for £7 which I've since found out is a bit of a bargin as it goes for over £30 on eBay, so very pleased with myself. Also picked up

Tom Petty - Hard Promises

Prefab Sprout - From Langley Park To Memphis and Protest Songs

Bob Marley and The Wailers - Exodus

B52's - Cosmic Thing

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I use those paint pads from B&Q £1.50 they are the perfect size for an LP.

I don't have many ambitions but one of them is to not set foot in B&Q ever again in my life.

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Blur performing 'Song 2' with the help of a Jubilee Line ticket gate.  :biggrin:

 

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Visited Alan's records in East Finchley yesterday. The haul comprises:

Keely Smith - Politely!
Lamont Dozier - Bittersweet
Leon Russell & New Grass Revival - Live
Mel & Tim - Starting all over again
Ry Cooder - The Slide Zone
The Triffids - Field of Glass

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A familiar song, in its original form. Not hugely different - just enough to be slightly disconcerting.

 

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