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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:25 pm

what i'm looking for is a system that can

1. play my cd's
2. play from a music server
3. play internet radio
4. spotify,last.fm, napster etc..

i found a system that fits all my needs and it was the denon rcd N7 and then it broke and the twats here said they can' repair and you need to chuck it away. i spent 800$ on that.
i still have them speakers so i suppose i could go and buy something like the one below and upgraded version
http://www.whathifi.com/news/denon-ceol ... ew-systems
but having suffered before i'm in two minds.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 4:35 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
JR8 wrote:Time for a caption competition? :-D
women are like bulls, never know when something pisses them off. :lol:


Hehe - I was thinking a musical theme '2 Live Crew - Me So Horny' which also brings in the Asian flavour... :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSH7PZduYw
For the more mature audience, how about Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs ['65]
'Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.'

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/sam_t ... bully.html

That pic is a photoshop-fail too, she appears to be levitating
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Sat, 12 Mar 2016 3:38 am

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 13 Mar 2016 3:37 pm

@JR8 LOL..!!

off to Manila this weekend... any tips? things to do/see/eat/hang out?
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Sun, 13 Mar 2016 6:50 pm

Never been. I've been to Cebu which was pretty frenetic (traffic etc) and challenging. I'd have look at Tripadvisor and look at the top rec'd 'things to do', 'places to eat' and so on. I find it a very useful starting point if I'm going somewhere new. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g298 ... tions.html

p.s. IIRC I've transited through Manilla airport. Worth reading up on how it's laid out, esp. if you're in transit from Intl><Domestic, it's quite a zoo, huge and rather confusing!

Also check-out Lonely Planet: They have quite useful summaries like 'What to do over a weekend', 5 day, a week, 2 weeks etc. Lists all the major stuff worth seeing and doing, and gives you form of prioritised listing to work your way through.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby nakatago » Sun, 13 Mar 2016 7:13 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:off to Manila this weekend... any tips? things to do/see/eat/hang out?


Where exactly?

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 6:10 am

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:off to Manila this weekend... any tips? things to do/see/eat/hang out?


Where exactly?

Makati or thereabouts..i see a hard rock café, cab dude tried to rip me off at the airport, wanted 1650 monies to makati, normally that's like 500, I said ok and then when I arrived paid only 1000, we had an argument in broken English lol, horrible hotel pillows though, haven't slept all night and now I have an all day meeting to pull through.
freak fun.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby nakatago » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 6:22 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:off to Manila this weekend... any tips? things to do/see/eat/hang out?


Where exactly?

Makati or thereabouts..i see a hard rock café, cab dude tried to rip me off at the airport, wanted 1650 monies to makati, normally that's like 500, I said ok and then when I arrived paid only 1000, we had an argument in broken English lol, horrible hotel pillows though, haven't slept all night and now I have an all day meeting to pull through.
freak fun.


I should have mentioned Uber works amazingly well in the Philippines, especially to and from the airport.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 8:52 am

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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby Sporkin » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 8:55 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:trying to decide what music system i should get, my lovely trusty denon broke down irreparably, and i can't decide if i want a plain old cd player micro hi fi system or i want another one like my denon with all bells and whistles, a toss up between Bose wave soundtouch IV ( 825 SGD) versus a Sony CMtx5cd (385)

You might want to look into USB DACs + active bookshelf's like audioengine et al. Your laptop acts as the source and the DAC coverts to analog line out and straight into your active speakers.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby nakatago » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 9:00 am

Isn't metal music distorted enough that your audio quality can only go high enough? But if we're talking classical or progressive rock or jazz, that's a totally different ball game.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 9:13 am

nakatago wrote:Isn't metal music distorted enough that your audio quality can only go high enough? But if we're talking classical or progressive rock or jazz, that's a totally different ball game.


I listen to all sorts of things nowadays.. metal and its variants, electronica, trip hop, rock and all its variants, some old school jazz.
shit i don't like: RnB ( excluding the old school snoop dog, gangsta rap, cypress hill shit), country lol and modern bubblegum pop shit 99.99% of which use Auto Tune :roll:
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Re: RE: Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 9:16 am

Sporkin wrote:You might want to look into USB DACs + active bookshelf's like audioengine et al. Your laptop acts as the source and the DAC coverts to analog line out and straight into your active speakers.

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hmm thats an interesting device.. first time i've heard of it but no its not what i need at this moment! :mrgreen:
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 9:16 am

manila is seriously freak hot today.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 14 Mar 2016 9:19 am

nakatago wrote:
I should have mentioned Uber works amazingly well in the Philippines, especially to and from the airport.


i'm one of those guys who doesn't have a single taxi app on my phone lol
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