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CDs/LPs/Lossless/DVDs/Bluray/Games / Re: Now playing...
« Last post by Bernard on September 27, 2020, 07:12:56 PM »

Sent from my telephone.

Vinyl / Re: Whats on the TT...
« Last post by MusicMan_ZA on September 27, 2020, 06:52:50 PM »

Dani Klein. That voice; that face...  :2thumbs:
Open Talk / Re: earthquake
« Last post by Drifter on September 27, 2020, 06:48:53 PM »
Would appear the effect of the quake near Marion Inland, on Cape Town, was a real non event. Would have thought forumites in CT would have posted something by now if they had felt anything.  :nfi:

It was Crazy. I felt all three here in Durbanville.
Very loud rumbling like a big truck going past but then the earth started shaking.

My family is used to the house shaking thanks to my two SVS PB12 subs. Last night after the earthquake my 13 year old son, who do not condone my love of Atmos, came running to ask me to please turn the subwoofers down. This is kind of standard practice for a Friday and Saturday evening when I let rip in home theatre room.

I believe none of the 3 quakes had anything to do with the one 1600km South East of SA but were all three separate quakes with an origin just North of Cape Town.
Digital / Re: Okto Research - DAC8 Stereo
« Last post by gavinbirss on September 27, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
Hi All,

I thought you may find this interesting. Okto Research has put together some DAC's which measure exceptionally well at a reasonable price.

Here is a link to the DAC:
Here is a link to where its performance was measured.

I have ordered one and intend to use it to stream music shared on my LAN. I will post my experience here.


This is a ES9038 based unit or AKM?
General Discussion / Re: In the shade of my Stetson
« Last post by Agaton Sax on September 27, 2020, 06:43:47 PM »
Isn''t that album and that song just the damnedest thing?

If anybody told  me  years ago that one of my all-time favourite songs would be about a  bunch of transvestite hookers and their heroin pimp called  little Joe, I probably would have clouted him or her. Yet there it is . "Shaved his legs ,then he was as she" and Candy and her ,uhmm, ways  of providing pleasure. There is the bass, overdubbed electric and acoustic bass, done that way so that the bassist could claim double pay according to Union rules.

The other songs on Transformer is just as great: I mean ,wow, if "Perfect day" doesn't get you on any Sunday as bad as Van's "Coney Island" or  Al Stewart's "End of the day", , you have no idea of what melancholy is and should rather be watching Sport or something. " New York telephone conversation" find my wife and kids giggling hysterically in front of the big Kinos. "Satellite of Love" is just as good a ditty as was ever written and" Goodnight Ladies" would just fit with anything from Brecht or Weil to Cabaret.

Bowie was apparently a huge fan of this obscure, forgotten  NY City musician called Lou Reed. The Velvet Underground  was sort of forgotten and Nico was probably dead or if not, trying her damnedest to be. So Bowie hits in the US and what is the first thing he does? Visits Lou Reed and create history.

I was a huge fan of the departed audio writer Art Dudley and may he rest in pieces or  peace but I'll never forgive him for panning Lou's finest.
CDs/LPs/Lossless/DVDs/Bluray/Games / Re: Now playing...
« Last post by Bernard on September 27, 2020, 06:23:40 PM »

Sent from my telephone.

Digital / Re: Okto Research - DAC8 Stereo
« Last post by Cross_over on September 27, 2020, 06:17:23 PM »
Looks very cool but I think you are brave to order one at that price not having heard it. Please do a review when it arrives.

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

Open Talk / Re: earthquake
« Last post by Curlycat on September 27, 2020, 06:12:27 PM »
I felt three tremors in Blouberg. The first one last night was a big surprise and a bit of an adrenalin rush afterwards. The sound that accompanied it was scary. Then another two this morning. The third one was the mildest.

The epicentres were just outside Cape Town.

Saturday quake

Sunday quake

Interestingly the Tulbagh Quake happened on 29 Sept 1969. Was quite a big one.

The 1969 Tulbagh earthquake occurred at 20:03:33 UTC on 29 September. It had a magnitude of 6.3 Mw and a maximum felt intensity of VIII (Severe) on the Modified Mercalli intensity scale. It caused widespread damage in the towns of Ceres, Tulbagh and Wolseley and led to 12 deaths.
Digital / Re: Okto Research - DAC8 Stereo
« Last post by scrarfussi on September 27, 2020, 06:09:18 PM »
Measurements look good
is that reason enough to buy one ?  :sh1tstirrer:
All i see is numbers no indication of how it will sound
Vinyl / Re: Whats on the TT...
« Last post by fdlsys on September 27, 2020, 05:43:38 PM »
John Hiatt, true Americana treasure and heritage. "Bring the family" is one of his finest albums.


And then today's Spin Fair purchase:

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