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Will do me fine for local rides with the wife and kids.
I got a Cube Ltd Pro hardtail about 7-8 years ago. It was bought using the cyclescheme at work so worked out a cheap purchase. One of the best bikes I have ever had, still runs very smoothly and nothing has gone wrong or broken. Love it.
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Cube are excellent value for money. My daily use bike is a Cube and it's ridiculously good - puts many high-end brands to shame.
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Last mixer broke years ago...going to record some mixes and put them on mixcloud 8)
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Bought to replace an old UnitiQute - top quality piece of kit, fortunately bought ex Demo rather than full retail price.
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Just bought a set of Concept 2 Smoothie Plain Edge Skinny Blades

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dpedin wrote:
mikeyboy123 wrote:Image

Will do me fine for local rides with the wife and kids.
I got a Cube Ltd Pro hardtail about 7-8 years ago. It was bought using the cyclescheme at work so worked out a cheap purchase. One of the best bikes I have ever had, still runs very smoothly and nothing has gone wrong or broken. Love it.
Cube are excellent value for money. My daily use bike is a Cube and it's ridiculously good - puts many high-end brands to shame
being delivered in a week or two and didn’t see one in the flesh before buying on-line, but did a lot of research and it seems great bang for buck. Got it for about £470 delivered which is not that much more than say a carrera from Halfords, but seems to be a real step up. It’s the Aim Race which I think is the third one up in the Aim range. It’s got remote fork lockout. I’ll be using it primarily on gravelly trails with the wife and kids so I’m sure something a bit cheaper would have done me, but two of the local dads keep asking me if I want to ride with them, so wanted something reasonably decent.
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ukjim wrote:
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audio heaven
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/1727 ... -amplifier
The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment

This $2,500 DAC and headphone amplifier shines technically, but disappoints musically

The worst villain is usually the one whose motivations you can sympathize with and understand, someone redeemable that just went down the wrong path of pillaging the homes of innocent villagers. That’s basically how I feel about the Chord Hugo 2, a digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier that’s not much larger than a 3.5-inch portable hard drive. On paper, the Hugo 2 promises to be an unlikely combination of ultra high-end audiophile performance and easily transportable size. Its price hovers around the wallet-eviscerating mark of $2,500, but that’s not why I find this product villainous. The evil of the Hugo 2 is in how great it is at some things and how treacherously awful it is at others.
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duke wrote:Image

Bought to replace an old UnitiQute - top quality piece of kit, fortunately bought ex Demo rather than full retail price.
I love the sound quality of my Uniti - you just can't beat Naim.
Build quality not so much, but that's part and parcel of British high-end stuff.
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clydecloggie wrote:
duke wrote:Image

Bought to replace an old UnitiQute - top quality piece of kit, fortunately bought ex Demo rather than full retail price.
I love the sound quality of my Uniti - you just can't beat Naim.
Build quality not so much, but that's part and parcel of British high-end stuff.
I've been fortunate with my Naim kit as I haven't had any build quality issues so far. Some software issues on older kit (Unitiserve) but they have disappeared for now. The only issue I have is that there is no retailer in Salisbury!
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mr bungle wrote:
ukjim wrote:
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audio heaven
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/1727 ... -amplifier
The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment

This $2,500 DAC and headphone amplifier shines technically, but disappoints musically

The worst villain is usually the one whose motivations you can sympathize with and understand, someone redeemable that just went down the wrong path of pillaging the homes of innocent villagers. That’s basically how I feel about the Chord Hugo 2, a digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier that’s not much larger than a 3.5-inch portable hard drive. On paper, the Hugo 2 promises to be an unlikely combination of ultra high-end audiophile performance and easily transportable size. Its price hovers around the wallet-eviscerating mark of $2,500, but that’s not why I find this product villainous. The evil of the Hugo 2 is in how great it is at some things and how treacherously awful it is at others.
$2,500 :shock:
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And the headphones are around $1K in some parts. That’s a lot of kit. Some guys must have amazing hearing.
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Slight abuse of thread, but I'm looking at getting a camera for some video work and was looking at a Panasonic GH4 - any bordies got any useful advice before I buy? General consensus seems to be it's pretty good, and it's dropped a fair bit in price since the GH5 and GH5s have come out.

I use an Olympus OM-D for stills so already have some lenses, but the olympus isn't really meant for video and I've no idea what I'm doing so thought I'd pick some brains - suspect someone somewhere will be doing some video work.

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A few weeks ago actually, but bought 8 of these. Now my dumbells are vaguely useful for lifting at home. Previously the max weight I could get was 10kg each, now I can get 26.5kg before I run out of space on the bars.
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mr bungle wrote:And the headphones are around $1K in some parts. That’s a lot of kit. Some guys must have amazing hearing.
Bonkers
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inactionman wrote:Slight abuse of thread, but I'm looking at getting a camera for some video work and was looking at a Panasonic GH4 - any bordies got any useful advice before I buy? General consensus seems to be it's pretty good, and it's dropped a fair bit in price since the GH5 and GH5s have come out.

I use an Olympus OM-D for stills so already have some lenses, but the olympus isn't really meant for video and I've no idea what I'm doing so thought I'd pick some brains - suspect someone somewhere will be doing some video work.

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I have OMD EM1-X but never use video. In fact I never use video on my Canon Full Frame either. Really should try it out sometime I guess.
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VBall wrote:
inactionman wrote:Slight abuse of thread, but I'm looking at getting a camera for some video work and was looking at a Panasonic GH4 - any bordies got any useful advice before I buy? General consensus seems to be it's pretty good, and it's dropped a fair bit in price since the GH5 and GH5s have come out.

I use an Olympus OM-D for stills so already have some lenses, but the olympus isn't really meant for video and I've no idea what I'm doing so thought I'd pick some brains - suspect someone somewhere will be doing some video work.

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I have OMD EM1-X but never use video. In fact I never use video on my Canon Full Frame either. Really should try it out sometime I guess.
Can't stretch to the EM1-X as I'm strictly a gentleman amateur, but was considering an EM-1 Mk2 now used prices are dropping (this would be purely for stills). How's the continuous AF on the EM1-X? It's pretty much unusable on my old EM-5, so many potential good shots lost as it just shuttles about. Would anticipate the EM-1 would be notably better.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
ukjim wrote:
Image

audio heaven
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/1727 ... -amplifier
The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment

This $2,500 DAC and headphone amplifier shines technically, but disappoints musically

The worst villain is usually the one whose motivations you can sympathize with and understand, someone redeemable that just went down the wrong path of pillaging the homes of innocent villagers. That’s basically how I feel about the Chord Hugo 2, a digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier that’s not much larger than a 3.5-inch portable hard drive. On paper, the Hugo 2 promises to be an unlikely combination of ultra high-end audiophile performance and easily transportable size. Its price hovers around the wallet-eviscerating mark of $2,500, but that’s not why I find this product villainous. The evil of the Hugo 2 is in how great it is at some things and how treacherously awful it is at others.
$2,500 :shock:
Victimless crime :lol:

I refer you to the quote attributed to P.T. Barnum
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It's teeny tiny

about 5% of the size of my 7 year old desktop PC.

Does everything that the old one did and more, and much faster. All for $700
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dinsdale wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
ukjim wrote:
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audio heaven
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/1727 ... -amplifier
The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment

This $2,500 DAC and headphone amplifier shines technically, but disappoints musically

The worst villain is usually the one whose motivations you can sympathize with and understand, someone redeemable that just went down the wrong path of pillaging the homes of innocent villagers. That’s basically how I feel about the Chord Hugo 2, a digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier that’s not much larger than a 3.5-inch portable hard drive. On paper, the Hugo 2 promises to be an unlikely combination of ultra high-end audiophile performance and easily transportable size. Its price hovers around the wallet-eviscerating mark of $2,500, but that’s not why I find this product villainous. The evil of the Hugo 2 is in how great it is at some things and how treacherously awful it is at others.
$2,500 :shock:
Victimless crime :lol:

I refer you to the quote attributed to P.T. Barnum
:lol:

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Just bought one of these 2019 VW T6 Highline Camper King 'Monte Carlo' - 7K miles - very similar to the one shown below mine has slightly better alloys.

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ovalball wrote:Just bought one of these 2019 VW T6 Highline Camper King 'Monte Carlo' - 7K miles - very similar to the one shown below mine has slightly better alloys.

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How much dud it cost you? Wouldn’t mind buying one of those. It would probably cost about €10k more here in Ireland.
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This the one you bought?

https://www.camperking.co.uk/vw-camper- ... carlo-swb/

Not sure of the colour or alloys!
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YOYO wrote:
ovalball wrote:Just bought one of these 2019 VW T6 Highline Camper King 'Monte Carlo' - 7K miles - very similar to the one shown below mine has slightly better alloys.

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How much dud it cost you? Wouldn’t mind buying one of those. It would probably cost about €10k more here in Ireland.

It was £43K - from a specialist dealer - probably could have found similar but the dealer is very local and you don't find many with such a low mileage. It has all the goodies including a built in heater that runs from vehicle tank. They were also selling them as fast as they put them up for sale.

Prices do vary a lot depending on the base van and the quality of the conversion.
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YOYO wrote:This the one you bought?

https://www.camperking.co.uk/vw-camper- ... carlo-swb/

Not sure of the colour or alloys!
No ours is metallic grey and is is the 102BHP version - that one is lower power. 102 is adequate but I wouldn't want less power than that.
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ovalball wrote:
YOYO wrote:This the one you bought?

https://www.camperking.co.uk/vw-camper- ... carlo-swb/

Not sure of the colour or alloys!
No ours is metallic grey and is is the 102BHP version - that one is lower power. 102 is adequate but I wouldn't want less power than that.
The metallic grey colour and nice alloys is a really nice camper van. Yeah defo would want to have decent power. Good luck with it.
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YOYO wrote:
ovalball wrote:
YOYO wrote:This the one you bought?

https://www.camperking.co.uk/vw-camper- ... carlo-swb/

Not sure of the colour or alloys!
No ours is metallic grey and is is the 102BHP version - that one is lower power. 102 is adequate but I wouldn't want less power than that.
The metallic grey colour and nice alloys is a really nice camper van. Yeah defo would want to have decent power. Good luck with it.
You can get the engine re-mapped to increase the power - something I might consider if I find it is a bit tardy when fully loaded - seems OK atm - it's not as if I'm going to drive it like a sports car.
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