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Craig Sawyers

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About Craig Sawyers

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 03/02/1956

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  • Location
    Oxford UK
  • Gender
    Male

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    Oxford UK
  • Interests
    Copious
  • Occupation
    www.tech-enterprise.com , LinkedIn profile
  • Hobbies
    Copious squared
  • Headphones
    Stax Lamdas, SR007Mk2 DT990, K701, Etymotic FR4P, Old Koss ESP9
  • Headphone Amps
    KG Triode, Dyna-something, KG BH, T2 clone completed and sounding stunning
  • Sources
    Tent Labs, Meridian and Cambridge Audio CD, Garrard 401/SMEIV/Zu DL103, Logitech Transporter, Tortuga Audio LDR passive pre
  • Other Audio Gear
    Linkwitz LX521 speakers

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  1. Nelson Pass, along with running his very successful company, supports the DIY community with some landmark minimalist designs. This is not one of them. https://www.passdiy.com/project/speakers/the-kleinhorn-part-1
  2. It was Ivor Tieffenbrun, founder of Linn, whose first product was the LP12. Still is after endless, increasingly expensive modifications and upgrades. When he toted the original LP12 it around HiFi dealers in the early 70's he was working hard to put forward his perspective that the sound source was the most important thing in an audio system. Up to that point, conventional wisdom was that the most important thing was the speakers. Tieffenbrun took the view that the source was the most important, because once the source was compromised, no matter how good the rest of the system was, you could not undo the sonic damage. Took a couple of years to gain traction, but then became the new wisdom which lasts to this day. Falcon is only about 10 miles from where I live, by the way. Great little company,
  3. Last year the carers called in and could not find him. They looked up and down the street, and found him skip diving for a nice piece of timber in the bottom of the skip (he makes little windmills for charity). A real character.
  4. Not sure where to put this, so it is going here. My wife is the CEO of the charity Brendoncare Foundation, which owns and runs residential care homes throughout the South of England. One of people in their care, Bob Weightman, is now the world's oldest man. He will be 112 on 29th March. He lives in his own flat, and carers pop in twice a day just to check he is OK. He has absolutely all his marbles intact. The video here is on his 111th birthday. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-51656545 Worth playing the interview. And this is a guy who was born 6 years before the start of WWI in 1908.
  5. Thanks everyone! Had a day that involved a walk with Carole over what passes for paths in the UK at the moment (miles of extreme mud and standing water). Then we went out for a curry, which was exceptionally good, then to an excellent play adaption of Dickens' Bleak House https://www.creationtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/bleak-house/ .
  6. Sure is. This is York. Settled 8000 years ago, resettled by the Romans as Eboracum in 71AD. And currently looks like this Same here. No snow or frost. So insect heaven. Gonna have to take care of ticks, which are becoming a real problem in the UK now. The UK Government said three days ago "use hand gel to clean your hands to protect against Coronavirus" so everyone in the UK went absolutely nuts, and the only remaining stocks are being sold for 10 times what they were at the end of last year. Even professional suppliers have run out - even the options of 5 liters (over a gallon) containers have run out. Yes - we had to stump up to buy some. Seller's market though, so it is what it is.
  7. In the UK it is still stiff upper lip. We were in London yesterday (at the National Theatre on the South Bank). No sign of anyone in face masks, crowded tube, no panic buying, supermarket shelves fully stocked. But will we be flying anywhere on vacation this year? No chance. And from what the airline companies are saying, we are not the only one by a long shot. And climate change? We have had a conveyor belt of storms coming in from the Atlantic for the last three weeks. Whole slabs of the UK are flooded with towns and cities essentially underwater. We're OK, by the way - we are well above the Thames flood plain.
  8. I have to take my helmet hat off to those creations Grahame
  9. OK - I threatened some time ago to show my signature penis latte art. Here we go:
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