November 23rd, 2004


The modern antidote to depression: consumerism

So I thought I'd give it a try, just to ward off any would-be depression. I seem to have purchased not just one pair but two pairs of speakers (a long, long overdue purchase some of you might argue).

Couldn't face real hi-fi shop prices, so the upper end of Richer Sounds it was: a pair of TDL Studio 10s and a pair of Mordaunt Short 914s. Ordinarily I would have shied away from the TDLs but they're reduced from £400 so I wanted to try them both in case I was missing a trick. The 914s are actually a light wood finish and the shop demo ones as they didn't have any in stock; I'll return/swap them for new black ones when I decide.

Anyway, they're sitting at home waiting for me to play with them this evening with kissycat1000.

Feeling a bit run down.

This link artistic/interactive in an urban-decay kind of way, of appeal to ev1ldonut etc, cadged from gerald_duck's post with other interesting links here.
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Speaker review

TDLs: Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh. Guh.

914s: Oh thank fuck for that. *teary*. Wheee.


Um. Actually.. ouch. Bugger. *cringe*. Really? *imploring look*

And that's it. Such highs, such lows. I will keep listening to the 914s and hope they mellow a bit, try some different interconnects. Ultimately this room is really hard for speakers to cope with - echoey and boomy. Shows up cheap boomy speakers quickly, muddles details, makes treble unnecessarily harsh. Still, some proper thick curtains and some other furnishings might improve things a lot.
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