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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

...just thought I’d mention that I shook hands with Julian Richer yesterday. He was launching the Boxing Day sale at the Leeds shop and I was there 15 minutes before opening to get a replacement for our amplifier which breathed its last a month or so ago. Nobody else had turned up by then but by the time I’d finished there were about a dozen people in the fairly modest showroom and another twenty or so queuing outside and being sustained with tea and coffee.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Julian Richer, do you mean "Richer Sounds" pity your amp going! What did you buy.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Ah, TG, you shook his hand ... but did you make Richer any richer?

Well, someone had to ask! I'm awaiting a replacement amp (pre-amp to replace an integrated amp) but haven't been given a delivery date yet.

Whatever you bought, TG, I hope it does all that wonderful music justice!

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'd like to call myself a HiFi enthusiast, but I have no idea who this Julian Richter guy is. Should I be embarassed?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I bought all my (multi-region) DVD players from Richer Sounds & my Blu-ray player, & my Sony CD recorder 17 years ago, which is still going strong, thank god, as they stopped making them years ago. All the shops I knew have closed down except for the one near the British Museum. Selling hi-fi stuff these days must be as tough as selling soundtrack CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I'd like to call myself a HiFi enthusiast, but I have no idea who this Julian Richter guy is. Should I be embarassed?


Not about not knowing who Julian Richer is, but definitely about spelling it Richter... smile

He founded Richer Sounds some decades ago and it’s now one of the very few UK chains to specialise in AV. I always thought he had the perfect name to lend to a hi-fi empire, but I suppose if he had a sweeter tooth we might all buy our cakes from Richer Flavours.

I’ll respond to earlier posts tomorrow when I have a bit more time...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I see. Mostly famous in the UK, then, I suppose.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2017 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.


It's an Australian tradition as well. The day after Christmas, everybody is encouraged to watch at least 2 boxing matches before going out to purchase an amp. There is a Boxing day TV station which televises such classics as the 'Thrilla in Manila" into every home. I believe this tradition started due to 2 of the 3 Wise Men duking it out in the Manger the day after Christmas. The fight is believed to have been about the the technical merits of performing Gregorian chants in a Temple over an Amphi-Theatre. Apparently, the technicalities of different sound performance systems was as divisive then as they are now.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I see. Mostly famous in the UK, then, I suppose.

And a small part of Oslo, now.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.


It's an Australian tradition as well. The day after Christmas, everybody is encouraged to watch at least 2 boxing matches before going out to purchase an amp. There is a Boxing day TV station which televises such classics as the 'Thrilla in Manila" into every home. I believe this tradition started due to 2 of the 3 Wise Men duking it out in the Manger the day after Christmas. The fight is believed to have been about the the technical merits of performing Gregorian chants in a Temple over an Amphi-Theatre. Apparently, the technicalities of different sound performance systems was as decisive then as they are now.



Heh heh! That would have made school nativity plays even more entertaining.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.


It's an Australian tradition as well. The day after Christmas, everybody is encouraged to watch at least 2 boxing matches before going out to purchase an amp. There is a Boxing day TV station which televises such classics as the 'Thrilla in Manila" into every home. I believe this tradition started due to 2 of the 3 Wise Men duking it out in the Manger the day after Christmas. The fight is believed to have been about the the technical merits of performing Gregorian chants in a Temple over an Amphi-Theatre. Apparently, the technicalities of different sound performance systems was as decisive then as they are now.



Heh heh! That would have made school nativity plays even more entertaining.


And the title fight would be

Wise Man 1 v Wise Man 2: Dismay in a Manger

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Ah, TG, you shook his hand ... but did you make Richer any richer?

Well, someone had to ask! I'm awaiting a replacement amp (pre-amp to replace an integrated amp) but haven't been given a delivery date yet.

Whatever you bought, TG, I hope it does all that wonderful music justice!

Mitch



Heh, yes, I’ve made him somewhat richer of late, but in return I’m very happy with the Onkyo 676 receiver in conjunction with LG 4k Blu-ray and Oled panel (and Cambridge Audio sub, our old one went at about the same time as the amp.)

But that’s it for the next ten years or more, barring accident or perhaps a couple of Atmos speakers to take full advantage. Watched Dunkirk in 4k last night - just as good as it was down the Everyman!

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

... Watched Dunkirk ... last night... You'll have to remind me, TG, did John Mills' character survive to the end ... it's been some years since I watched it.

I bet that Receiver (what a beast ... looks similar to my Pioneer ... so many connections, so many options) made you feel like you were in the action. I've heard and read many good reports of the Onkyo range but I can't recall ever hearing one in an home environment.

My better-half won't sanction a change in display despite our Panasonic Viera being 7 - 8 yrs old (and it was old technology when we bought it). I sometimes wonder if I'm/we're missing out ...

I've concentrated on the hi-fi side these few last years ... perhaps AV improvements before the end of the decade ... smile

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

... Watched Dunkirk ... last night... You'll have to remind me, TG, did John Mills' character survive to the end ... it's been some years since I watched it.


I’m afraid John Mills didn’t even survive until the start!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I bet that Receiver (what a beast ... looks similar to my Pioneer ... so many connections, so many options) made you feel like you were in the action. I've heard and read many good reports of the Onkyo range but I can't recall ever hearing one in an home environment.

My better-half won't sanction a change in display despite our Panasonic Viera being 7 - 8 yrs old (and it was old technology when we bought it). I sometimes wonder if I'm/we're missing out ...

I've concentrated on the hi-fi side these few last years ... perhaps AV improvements before the end of the decade ... smile

Mitch



I hadn’t really heard of Onkyo before starting to research the new receiver. I kept thinking of it as Oykos. The Richer Sounds chap told me that Pioneer and Onkyo are now the same company, so the resemblance won’t be a coincidence. But yes, many connections. Sadly we’ll never use them all as we don’t have a coffee machine...

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

...just thought I’d mention that I shook hands with Julian Richer yesterday. He was launching the Boxing Day sale at the Leeds shop and I was there 15 minutes before opening to get a replacement for our amplifier which breathed its last a month or so ago. Nobody else had turned up by then but by the time I’d finished there were about a dozen people in the fairly modest showroom and another twenty or so queuing outside and being sustained with tea and coffee.

I remember buying my first chipped DVD player from this shop.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Did you exchange it ?

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.


it has a lot to do with hi-fi.
because if you get your ears box in, then whats the point of buying a hi-fi?

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

What the hell does boxing have to do with hi-fi?
Is this another one of those eccentric British traditions.


it has a lot to do with hi-fi.
because if you get your ears box in, then whats the point of buying a hi-fi?


it's really a bad understanding of boxing day.(after all I'm just yank from Texas via new york city)

 
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