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What my wife brought home yesterday
« on: March 12, 2017, 06:09:52 PM »
NAD C556 from Digital Experience. I got all excited at the Mixfm competition where you could win one, but didn't make it into the finals. Seems I was upset, so she dashed off and bought one.

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 06:11:05 PM »


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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 06:11:32 PM »


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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
Don't want to appear ungrateful, but I returned it today.

Many thanks to Trevor at Digital Experience for understanding and taking it back no questions asked  :thumbs:
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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 06:45:42 PM »
I suspect he added two pus two.  A man who can return a wife's gift for a refund has gonads made of pure tungsten. 

I wouldn't pluck with him either. 







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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 06:53:48 PM »
Hahaha..... brilliant

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 06:59:42 PM »
I suspect he added two pus two.  A man who can return a wife's gift for a refund has gonads made of pure tungsten. 

I wouldn't pluck with him either. 







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It was a difficult decision. I was awake at 03:00 this morning trying to figure out what to do. Talk about a rock and a hard place.

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 07:05:31 PM »
Her previous 2 gifts to me were Valve Audio, I guess 3 out of 3 was too much to ask. I truly am the luckiest man in the world

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 08:15:43 PM »
She's really special, Amazing individual  :thumbs:

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 08:53:22 PM »
Too nice ... lol... but Vleis is also a nice guy so Grt match there 👍🏿
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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 08:00:22 AM »
I thought you were going to say it was one of these:


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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 08:46:04 AM »
I wouldn't be able to return a puppy like that

To be fair the NAD sounded pretty good, the main problem was a noisy motor, very noticeable during quiet passages... and I just couldn't get past the cheap materials, even if they do work. The retail price of R9,200 is madness, even the sale price is way more than I feel the table is worth. 

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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 09:27:36 AM »
It's an RP1 rega derivative.   Painted special and a special but also At91 derived cartridge. 

It should sell for 2/3 it's list price.







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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2017, 09:59:39 PM »
I thought you were going to say it was one of these:


I thought it was going to be a nurse uniform.
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Re: What my wife brought home yesterday
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 04:13:22 PM »
I thought it was going to be a nurse uniform.
Eish! As much as I like the guy, not sure I'd want to see him in a nurse's uniform...