Morning all. How are you today? I've had a very exciting morning. Breakfast with Neal before he returns to labour on Mark's plantation (we've taken over a friends abandoned garden: last night I hacked at it for hours, then dined on our first produce, a fine marrow). Then some actual academic work.
But the high point was rewarding myself with a new hi-fi system. The one I have is a 1985 Sony designed to look like a separates system, but it isn't really, and it's dying: blown speakers, skippy CD player, knacked turntable, broken cassette players. So I've been wandering round the web, looking for all the bits and pieces I need, while pretending to know about amps, pre-amps, drivers, woofers and tweeters. I'm sure I've got it all wrong, and I'll definitely need more cables, but for now I'm happy.
I went for a TEAC DAB tuner, Cambridge Audio CD player and amplifier, a Soundlab pre-amp (apparently needed to get a turntable going), a ProJect Essential turntable, and Q Acoustics bookshelf speakers. Any post hoc advice?