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ReekBlefs

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Jan 2022

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    Oh man I hadn't realised he wasn't vaccinated. That must've been a nightmare. If / when you get a nicely socialised hound you can take to the park it'll be a very different experience. Some weeks the only people I talk to in the daytime are the people I meet walking the dog.

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    You did great work for that little lad. COnsidering another one or are you planning to have a quiet few weeks before you foster again?

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    Thank you @Tenderloin, @monkdagola, @hats, @birofunk (nice Braintax reference!) and @dbr - greatly appreciated.

    I've signed up to this race in March which should give me a tight ten weeks to get up to speed: https://www.runthrough.co.uk/event/lee-v­alley-velopark-march-2022

    My aim isn't to win, or even hit average - I get the impression this is a race, not a fun run, and I will not be racing - I just want to finish without stopping, and I reckon this'll keep me accountable. Cheers!

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    That might've been what does for Johnson. A PMQs that played to all Starmer's strengths and all Johnson's weaknesses.

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    Second batch of dickheads pulled out of buying our place, no feedback, just an offer and then rescinded a month later. So so so so so exhausted by it.

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    Afternoon kiddos. I've created a little 'take up running' plan for myself which basically looks like:

    • book a public 5k run in April and tell all my pals about it for accountability
    • write up a little training plan (based on couch to 5k, which I've done before and enjoyed) to get me regularly running 5ks at least a week or two before the main race

    Is there anything obviously mad about that? I've not really had to do much run planning before.

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    Haha! I've always thought 8030s are some of the best sounding and most revealing speakers going. What do they go for these days?

    They're tooth-achingly expensive - cheapest you can get is still well over £800 the pair. But what makes them dangerous is that they're really easy to sell on for what you paid for them, more or less, so they're irritatingly easy to rationalise as a purchase.

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    EXACTLY the same issue I had. I was using a pair of focal alphas (same size subwoofer as your HS7s - 6.5 inches) which were great but just entirely too big for a spare room. I moved to the 8020s and my mixes improved fivefold within weeks. No more guessing at frequencies, no more having to check mixes on multiple systems for problems I couldn't hear on the biggies, just...clarity. Can't recommend 'em enough.

    My only advice would be - if there's any chance you might want more bass response, consider going with the 8030s straight off the bat - I always thought I'd get a sub to go with my 8020s but I don't really have the room for it, whereas the 8030s are so much less of a space / money investment than a separate sub.

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    Weirdly specific question but is anyone in the market to buy a pair of Genelec 8020Ds (the newest ones, less than a year old) or swap (with some extra cash) for 8030s?

    Buying my Genelecs has been utterly mindblowing and has had such a huge impact on my mixes I want to upgrade them and see how far this goes.

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    Top hound! You've done a great thing for this little lad. Fostering is so rewarding.

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