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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:50 pm 
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I can hear a big difference between Spotify 320KB vs Lossless tracks on my humble Bose radio. I say you should go for Lossless on your Denon! :thumbup:


Tidal occasionally kick out silly offers (5 months for £5) so will keep an eye out - only concern is that the full subscription is £20 per month, which is double my spotify. Assume it's tidal you're using, or are these CDs/rips of your own? Not sure if deezer do lossless, to be honest I've not really explored options but I definitely think spotify sounds 'flat' even compared to internet radio.

eta: just checked, Deezer Hi-fi (their lossless option) also £20 per month. If the missus can also use it, and it works in the car as a download - I paid extra for a Meridian sound system as I'm an idiot - I may give it a go.


Is that in a Land/Range Rover. We did the same - I justify it on the basis that I probably listen to music more in the car, than anywhere else.


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Salted liquorice and chocolate. I never knew I needed this in my life until today.


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Shindaiwa. Genuine Japanese made in Japan.

Very light. 2 year commercial, 5 year domestic warranty. Intake on the right so it can be used right handed without sucking in one's clothing. Leaves Makita for dead...


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MM - is this worth reading or is it just restating what's already been reported in the daily news cycle?


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MM - is this worth reading or is it just restating what's already been reported in the daily news cycle?

Well the daily news cycle has reported snippets from the book that had not been previously reported in the daily news cycle.


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I got the Denon last year too .... but went for a Rega Planner 2 (my 35 year old 3 was really dead). Very small room (home office) so was not going to splash out too much.

You can easily rebuild Regas (upgrade too) with a modest budget.

https://www.analogueseduction.net/rega- ... ories.html


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I was just about to order some of these for our new extension and the Kitchen.

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I need 6 coloured ones and 10 ambient white ones - But I've got cold feet when I got to the checkout and the bill was about £400 including the bridge. No doubt Mrs Oval will persuade me tomorrow - But, Jeez £400 quid for lightbulbs in two rooms :shock:

Has anyone else gone down the 'SMART' route for lighting etc. We've made a start with couple of lamps and a TV hub - I do like my gadgets but it really doesn't feel like good value.


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Hate GA10 bulbs, refused to have them installed. An alternative to buying smart bulbs are smart wall switches that will speak to whatever bulbs you install. Works like a hardwired smart plug and they cost less than £20

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I have a led strip plugged into usb port (I upgraded sockets so they included USB ports),it has a motion sensor so everytime I go in the kitchen it turns on. Not smart but handy.
Meross bulbs for lighting, can contol via alexa and google
Smart strip light for under wall cabinets
I also have an echo button, so if I'm too lazy to speak to the GA10 google assistant speaker in the kitchen I can press the button and it turns on the main and strip light.

Hallway has hue bulb with motion sensor.

Bedroom - Hue bulb in floor lamp in bedroom, say "bedroom" to alexa and she turns it on for 25mins. Really lazy, saves me walking across the room to turn on my bedside lamp and then all the way back to turn off main light. :blush:

Living room - 3 lamps in the living room are turned on via smart plugs, hell of a lot cheaper than bulbs. Ceiling light has 2 hue bulbs and I have a hue smart switch for them.

2 GA10 speakers - google
2 echo speakers, amazon and Harman Kardon.

Smart plugs and strips all over the place. Say Alexa goodnight and everything turns off. Say alexa turn on Sony and she turns on everything needed to watch tv. etc etc.


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I was just about to order some of these for our new extension and the Kitchen.

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I need 6 coloured ones and 10 ambient white ones - But I've got cold feet when I got to the checkout and the bill was about £400 including the bridge. No doubt Mrs Oval will persuade me tomorrow - But, Jeez £400 quid for lightbulbs in two rooms :shock:

Has anyone else gone down the 'SMART' route for lighting etc. We've made a start with couple of lamps and a TV hub - I do like my gadgets but it really doesn't feel like good value.


I got one of these for a round lamp in our new lounge. Aussie company and preferable to Philips, IMHO, as no hub is needed. The bulb is wifi capable.

https://www.lifx.com/


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I was just about to order some of these for our new extension and the Kitchen.

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I need 6 coloured ones and 10 ambient white ones - But I've got cold feet when I got to the checkout and the bill was about £400 including the bridge. No doubt Mrs Oval will persuade me tomorrow - But, Jeez £400 quid for lightbulbs in two rooms :shock:

Has anyone else gone down the 'SMART' route for lighting etc. We've made a start with couple of lamps and a TV hub - I do like my gadgets but it really doesn't feel like good value.


I got one of these for a round lamp in our new lounge. Aussie company and preferable to Philips, IMHO, as no hub is needed. The bulb is wifi capable.

https://www.lifx.com/



These are as well - but wifi bulbs have limitations - and I'd have too many to work without a hub


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won't lie, not the first time I've seen Prizm on my laptop


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ovalball wrote:
I was just about to order some of these for our new extension and the Kitchen.

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I need 6 coloured ones and 10 ambient white ones - But I've got cold feet when I got to the checkout and the bill was about £400 including the bridge. No doubt Mrs Oval will persuade me tomorrow - But, Jeez £400 quid for lightbulbs in two rooms :shock:

Has anyone else gone down the 'SMART' route for lighting etc. We've made a start with couple of lamps and a TV hub - I do like my gadgets but it really doesn't feel like good value.


I went with LIFX bulbs for the new Extension and kitchen, just over 14 months ago now.

Bought 13x LIFX 100MM Downlights and 2m LED strips - £ 710.87. (I already had a few of their other bulbs).

They're all still going strong, very happy with them (no base station required).

I added Logitech Pop to manage the off/on for another ~£120


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Congratulations, that's a nice knife.


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won't lie, not the first time I've seen Prizm on my laptop

You need to start looking at the Globus crossword thread more often to learn how to spell


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I was just about to order some of these for our new extension and the Kitchen.

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I need 6 coloured ones and 10 ambient white ones - But I've got cold feet when I got to the checkout and the bill was about £400 including the bridge. No doubt Mrs Oval will persuade me tomorrow - But, Jeez £400 quid for lightbulbs in two rooms :shock:

Has anyone else gone down the 'SMART' route for lighting etc. We've made a start with couple of lamps and a TV hub - I do like my gadgets but it really doesn't feel like good value.


I went with LIFX bulbs for the new Extension and kitchen, just over 14 months ago now.

Bought 13x LIFX 100MM Downlights and 2m LED strips - £ 710.87. (I already had a few of their other bulbs).

They're all still going strong, very happy with them (no base station required).

I added Logitech Pop to manage the off/on for another ~£120


I decided to cut back on the coloured ones and the white ambience - so 12 white, 2 white ambiance, 2 colour and the bridege - got the bill down to about £300.


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Congratulations, that's a nice knife.

:thumbup: They've definitely been a massive upgrade over my old cheapo ones


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12 panels which should roughly cover our entire annual electricity requirement.

Weather supposed to turn grey and foul by tomorrow - for all eternity, probably.


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Hah, bought similar recently as well, to supplement the light DBs that I have.

Bought 8x5kg plates for the DBs over the weekend. Should have them in a couple of days. be nice to lift more than 10kg again. x(


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Can you guys linky to the one you bought? There are dozens on Amazon with poor reviews or "Fake site" all over place. Thx


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I decided to cut back on the coloured ones and the white ambience - so 12 white, 2 white ambiance, 2 colour and the bridege - got the bill down to about £300.


All my colour ones are on white, maybe warm white. so I think that's a good call.


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Can you guys linky to the one you bought? There are dozens on Amazon with poor reviews or "Fake site" all over place. Thx

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1

They came from Hong Kong, though, and international shipping isn't exactly speedy at the moment. I ordered on 21st March and they only arrived on 15th Arpil.
They're useful for adding more variety to home exercise, but I wouldn't base a workout primarily around them. I'd stick with BW exercises as much as possible. Pushups, pullups, squats and all variations of each. The band are most useful for upper back/rear shoulder exercises.


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I've gone the other way:

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Salted liquorice and chocolate. I never knew I needed this in my life until today.

Where did you get that? :lol: Obviously very common here, but I didn't think you'd find it outside of Sweden. IKEA?


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I decided to cut back on the coloured ones and the white ambience - so 12 white, 2 white ambiance, 2 colour and the bridege - got the bill down to about £300.


All my colour ones are on white, maybe warm white. so I think that's a good call.



Yep - they've worked out well - we set the two coloured to Blue which is just enough to give the Garden room a nice mellow glow withe the white spots providing enough light.


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I've got one of those in its box waiting to be built after me and my kids have rebuilt the Saturn V (it got knocked over and so I thought we might as well take it all apart and rebuild it as it was so much fun to build).


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Salted liquorice and chocolate. I never knew I needed this in my life until today.

Where did you get that? :lol: Obviously very common here, but I didn't think you'd find it outside of Sweden. IKEA?


We've got a bargain food shop chain called Fultons. Weirdly enough they're very good for vegan stuff so when I'm near one I pop in to see if there's some stuff for my Dad. I thought I wouldn't like it as I don't like salted liquorice so I only bought one, next day I want to all 3 local stores to stock up. Recently finished the last bar :(


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https://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/product ... tion-180g/

GBP 3.49 a pop, plus delivery...


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https://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/product/marabou-saltakrits-ltd-edition-180g/

GBP 3.49 a pop, plus delivery...


:thumbup: thanks, Amazon's prices were insane last time I looked.

Spotted similar stuff on Ocado, lo and behold...https://www.ocado.com/search?entry=marabou

They've got estrella crisps too.


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12 panels which should roughly cover our entire annual electricity requirement.

Weather supposed to turn grey and foul by tomorrow - for all eternity, probably.


I have been looking at panels for my camping truck.


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Can you guys linky to the one you bought? There are dozens on Amazon with poor reviews or "Fake site" all over place. Thx

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1

They came from Hong Kong, though, and international shipping isn't exactly speedy at the moment. I ordered on 21st March and they only arrived on 15th Arpil.
They're useful for adding more variety to home exercise, but I wouldn't base a workout primarily around them. I'd stick with BW exercises as much as possible. Pushups, pullups, squats and all variations of each. The band are most useful for upper back/rear shoulder exercises.

Got mine on Amazon, just googled it. Took a while to arrive. Got 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20lb bands. I've found then to be excellent so. Great alternative to a closed gym. Want beat free weights but I live being able to workout at home in a small area in front of the telly.


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