Wow, two bake-offs on successive days. Meat at Jim’s and dessert at Rob’s, need a long walk tomorrow.
Lovely sunny afternoon so most of us oscillated between the music room and the sun terrace, having to pass through the kitchen each way…
Nice sounds from Des and Des’s amps and speakers, and Tim’s t/t. A few albums added to the “buy” list started yesterday. Good banter as ever, many thanks to Rob and Donna for hosting, and all there. Can we adopt Rosie as AA mascot dog?
I enjoyed the Janis speakers Des (pictured above with the brown fronts), they sounded great fun on the end of the other Des’s Canary EL34 amp (love) and Tims Garrard 401, c/w fully modded OL250 (I suspect I owned this arm at somepoint in history!) and Ortofon MC15 super II cart (Arkless modded CA640 on phonostage duties).
Shame we didn’t get chance to try Des’s DAC or amp, and I would have liked to have heard Marks Linn Kans on the end of something different to the NAD I’m using at present, they had more to give I think!
Thanks to Colin for the loan of the 1TB USB drive, I am amazed something this size can fit that much on it these days.
Thanks to Donna wifey for all her help with the food(she did most of it actually, baked potatoes, chilli 2 x cakes), Colin (or his better half for the fab Border tart, Kate for the lovely Scones/butter/jam, Micky for a vast array of cakes, Joanne for the super Gin and Tonic cake, Des for the lovely bottle of wine (still on the fridge!), Dean for the left overs(!) from Jims the day before… Mark for his yummy brake tested Cheesecake (the crumbs were delicious…), Barrington for his epic ginger cake, Dave for grapes, fanta and all the things, Ian for the death by chocolate trifles x 2…
If I’ve missed anything/anyone please let me know, as there was so much we had to reinforce the table…
My Pavlova disappeared (ingredients by Mum and Dad by the way thank you).
There were a few things we didn’t get around to trying hifi wise, but it didn’t really matter, it was just a nice chilled out day thanks guys.