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Everything posted by duncan-uk

  1. What are you listening to?

    Old school for me
  2. HiFi speakers and set up advice

    Only 28?
  3. So i'm not an audiophile by any stretch (mostly its radio 4 or TMS....) but i like a good sound and have been toying with improving my set up in the office, I've been using a Kitsound Dock air for a while which is fine but doesn't have an output for an amp and speakers so stuck with the internal set which are fine for background tunes but not ideal but its easy. So thinking of improving the separate kit i have namely a Denon 250SE amp, Marantz CD63 CD player and some fischer speakers. Just purchased an Arcam rBlink DAC to get bluetooth into the equation. The speakers are the weak link they're not anything regarded by the purist and were gifted to me 20 odd years ago - blimey! - so pretty shagged by now and they lack depth of sound. So what should i be looking at - Mission MX1's ive seen at a decent price and get a good write up - its not a huge space so looking at he bookshelf types and i'm not looking for a Cream type PA but some crisp speakers at a modest price. Or should i ditch the above bar the Arcam and go with the B&O Beosound Ouverture with Beolab 6000 speakers i've inherited? Its had light use and the speakers have generally played the TV or classically music and certainly at modest volume! The reason i'm tempted not too keep this set up is they fetch a few quid, cassettes, CDs and analogue radio are old tech and the unit is kit is hard to place particularly the speakers are tricky being tall and thin... Unless the B&O amp and speakers are worth having just to run the DAC (not currently plumbed in) ? Thoughts?
  4. I'm trying to get rid of stuff!
  5. E39 washer jets

    Washers give a couple of days ago. Low level warning comes up so filled up with garage ready mix as usual. Today i I get a little squirt but that's it. Can hear pump and pulling stalk dies same again. Quick squirt then nothing. Thouhts?
  6. M5 valet today. Results

    So does this chap cover Herts?
  7. M5 valet today. Results

    Don't ask and all that
  8. M5 valet today. Results

    I'd best take it off your hands then, i'd be doing you a favour
  9. M5 valet today. Results

    So no paint correction - looks fantastic.
  10. M5 valet today. Results

    I say 'just' I mean more than a good wash
  11. M5 valet today. Results

    Looks fab. Is that a detail it's had or just a valet?
  12. TOOLS

    So are they double sided ratchets then? so say 8/9 one end 10/11 the other as an example?
  13. Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    Eibach, front and rear.
  14. Uprated ARBs - anyone done theirs?

    I have some hanging up in the garage. Be interested in thoughts too.
  15. HiFi speakers and set up advice

    Your not in so much that it's speakers im looking at as I still have cds and so anything that's just playing from an iPhone is no better than the dock I have the debate here seems to be those who are totally digital in their music collection and those that still play cds and the like.
  16. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    Aka the ecu.
  17. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    Not necessarily in gear that's not an input for the ecu but yes they can get flaky and cause no starts.
  18. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    the dime relay is the main relay that powers up the ecu located in the fuse box under the bonnet they're know to fail with age but are the only one in the car so you can't swap in another to get you home.
  19. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    There isn't I kept spares in there. When I went to France I had a box of things like an ecu, afm, sensors etc figuring if I have the part I could have fixed an issue bar catastrophic failure. Never let me down though.
  20. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    I always carried a spare dme relay for just this reason. My sparesare kow now for sale. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183110796335
  21. E39 washer jets

    I shall check all this when I get a mo and report back. Cheers.
  22. Prague.

    We had a university field trip to Prague in about 1997 - had a brilliant time and all sorts of mischief, second visit was with the wife in 2004 both trips very different but as said a great city to wander about and would happily go again.

  24. HiFi speakers and set up advice

    Too big sadly for where i plan to place them but thanks.