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Calben

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Aug 2022
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  • in Miscellany
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    I got this official Apple Silicon Case which is for the wrong iteration of my iPhone. It is in the Midnight colourway. The box is unopened. It retails for £49. Do I have any takers at £35? Shipping on me or collection in Camberwell.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Your best bet is a steamer and some hand manipulation. A decent soak with a steamer makes the collar malleable and you can then shape it to your heart's desire. As it dries, it'll set in the position. Easiest way is to do so on a hanger. When we're not sold out, we sell these. They're great for travel but if the majority of your steaming will be at home, these guys from Morplan will do the trick.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They do seem to get a lot of love. Glad to hear that reiterated here. Thanks!

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    Sorry - should have clarified. If I go the speaker + amp option, her parents are getting the amp.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hello audiophiles. Please can you lend me your expertise? I am buying a speaker set up for a Pro-Ject Primary E turntable set up I'm slowly piecing together for my girlfriend. For the speaker side of things, I've been sent here.

    I don't have a massive budget, so I'm looking to set up a really decent intro package. If I'm looking to spend £250 max, what would you recommend? I have been researching, but I'm not even sure what the best route is at my price point, ie amp + speakers or powered speakers.

    For speaker + amp, my research would suggest the Dali Spektor 2, the Elac Debut B5.2, and Klipsch R-51M are all good options.

    For the powered option, a lot of people seem to rate the Edifier R1280DB as a great budget option.

    Would you endorse any of those? Or is there an option I haven't found!? Thank you very much in advance

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thank you all for your recommendations. I will do some hunting now.

    @Airhead - are the 2020i in good condition? And what colour? Could well be interested in them!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It is for a small-ish living room that doesn't have an abundance of soft furnishings. Chest thumping bass not a necessity, thankfully.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hi all. I'm back to tap into your collective knowledge. Having bought the Pro-ject Primary E turntable off the back of recommendations on here, I now need to buy amp + speakers to complete the set up. The speakers that were supposed to fulfil that job are not suitable for purpose.

    So...would you recommend speakers w/ inbuilt amp or a set up with separate speakers and amp? If my budget was c£150-200. If that budget won't cover a half decent speaker/amp set up, I'd prefer to buy one of the two items.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No apologies needed. Feedback is always welcome. This is an outtake from a shoot we did - hopefully it gives you the perspective you're after.

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