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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    my first proper job (workin on NHSCR recording babbys born) I earned a lil bit over £3k and promptly spent the lot on some B&W 601 S2, 603 S2, ASW600, CC6 S2 and a Nad t762.

    the NAD died a poppy burny death about 5 years ago. there was some sort of manufacturing problem where the solder bath they used was at the wrong temp and the main board didn't set right, dry solders all over it. (not sure where or when I heard that)

    it stopped outputting sound to the left side speakers, had it repaired, then a year later it went POP and smoke came out.


    picked up another set of 601 S2 and now using a Denon AVR-x2200W in 5.1.2 Atmos/DTS-X/Neural whatnot. sister doesn't like the 2 'near ceiling' mounted speakers. her rooms above mine.

    can hear them from the bottom of the garden too. I was testing full volume to see if it annoyed the neighbours



    makes my VHS collection sound right proper.



    see. there's a VHS plugged into it

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    see. there's a VHS plugged into it
    You must have some VERY interesting tapes..

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    An SSD

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    My first PC in '98. Pentium 2 300MHz, cost £2k! Every component has changed over the years (apart from the Altec Lansing speakers... still using them!) but it's been a cornerstone of my life for 20 years.

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffo View Post
    My first PC in '98. Pentium 2 300MHz, cost £2k! Every component has changed over the years (apart from the Altec Lansing speakers... still using them!) but it's been a cornerstone of my life for 20 years.
    that sounds a bit like trigger's broom to me!


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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    Mine is relatively new, so the Threadriipper 1920 has saved me hours working on batch photos and video editing.

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    Tough one. I've had plenty of tech over the years that I've loved but best?

    I would most likely say Kindle. As someone who spent so many years backpacking it really improved my QoL of not having to haul books everywhere!

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    Re: QOTW: What's your best tech purchase in the last 20 years?

    Probably the Humax 9200 PVR. It changed how I watch TV. Watch when you want to, pause and rewind the TV, skip adverts. It lasted for years as well.

    Honourable mentions for the i7 920 still powering my home PC, my first SSD, my first Voodoo 3dfx graphics card, My MX510 mouse.
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    A laser keyboard, pretty useless but always an attention grabber.

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