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  1. They can’t even get Matt Talbott’s name right on their website. Also, slightly disengenuous pressing info. SRC didn’t do the original pressings. It is just SRC’s first pressing, which apparently the band weren’t too happy about.
  2. andynz

    Which amp?

    Thanks for your advice. Yes, we're not so spoiled for choice here in New Zealand on the second hand market.
  3. Insurance is paying out on my amplifier that was water damaged a month or so ago (a Rotel RA-935BX). If you had the choice, would you go for (and why): - Rotel A10 Integrated Amp (https://www.rotel.com.au/products/rotel-a10-integrated-amplifier) OR - Marantz PM5005 (https://www.us.marantz.com/us/products/pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=hificomponents&ProductId=PM5005) Would be paired with Q Acoustic 3050 floor standers. Also, both amps come with a built in phono stage, would these likely be better than my Pro-Ject Phono Box I am using in my current set up? Cheers Andrew
  4. Picked up a set of Q Acoustics 3050's today. Very happy with the upgrade from my KEF Q100's (which I thought were great for bookshelf speakers).
  5. Thanks for the replies, will give it a decent crank tonight and see how it goes. Cheers
  6. Disastrous day last week; i had water leak through a roof skylight and water came down right on top of my setup and through my records. Luckily all of my records are in plastic sleeves, only ten record jackets sustained water damage (and only two of those will be tricky to replace). Water did go through my amp. I made sure all the water had dried, and I gingerly tested it last night and it seems to be ok. Any recommendations on what I should do in terms of ensuring there isn't any long term damage? I will be putting in an insurance claim for the shelf and the records, I will include the amp if required. Thanks!
  7. andynz

    PO NOW: Blur - ‘Best Of’ reissue

    Just received a cancellation email from Amazon
  8. andynz

    PO NOW: Blur - ‘Best Of’ reissue

    Any official word on when this has been delayed till?
  9. From the email about the presale. I missed this the first time round, so am happy to get a copy for $25 (I have definitely almost pulled the trigger on an OP for a lot more).
  10. Nick 13's self titled album is getting a reissue. Three variants: - Walnut /500 - Clear /500 - Black https://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/nick-13
  11. You're right, I have one and it's pretty bad. I would love to hear Suture Up Your Future on a well pressed disc.
  12. Jumping in on this thread, I have a Rotel RA-935BX (with a Pro-ject Phono Box preamp), which has a headphone jack built in (see below). Can I just use that, or would I need a separate head phone amp?
  13. Yeah, nah... https://www.ebay.com/itm/the-smashing-pumpkins-chicago-tapes-and-unreleased-demos-rare-vinyl/183457257798
  14. andynz

    PO: Every Time I Die “Hot Damn”

    In my mind, I want this record, on the resell market it runs way more than that, so this seemed to be the cheapest way to get a mint copy. Also, I emailed Creep about some order details and they came back to me within a day, which helped set my mind at ease.
  15. How do the MOV pressings sound?