Smokin Joe

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  1. I thought that may be the case. I haven't found a solution yet other than snipping and relighting which leaves a nasty taste. Cheers.
  2. Looking for advice from those with experience. I have just had a terrible run with three cigars from different marques canoing. HUPC, PSD4 and the usually ever faithful Punch Punch. Each burned like a streak down one side. Other than adding some saliva to slow the burn, what can a man do? Or is it just bad luck on the construction that comes as the cost of hand rolled cigars?
  3. HUPC's and HDM#2 have both worked well for me right off the truck.
  4. Couldn't be happier. The P3 and Elexr are on constant rotation. I've repurchased bunch of music I had on CD and keep being amazed by the depth of the sound.
  5. Couldn't agree more with the Epi1. I had a mate try them too and we had another CC devotee out of the gate. Also the HUPCs I got in are belted for the price. It's just a pity they will soon be no more.
  6. Just to follow up I eventually went for the Rega P3, the Rega Elex-R and Focal Chorus 706 speakers. The sound is pretty phenomenal especially given the Focal speakers are bookshelves. What I like is that I can mess around with preamps and speakers when curiosity and the budget allow. Thanks for the advice all.
  7. I had the same experience when I started storing larger numbers of cigars earlier this year. The advice I was given by the B&M who sold my my first humidor was to store at 70rH. When I dipped in a few months later the cigars I usually enjoyed were bitter and hard to pull. I dropped the rH back to 62 on the advice of FOH regular like Piggy and they were really back I business. The constant temperature fluctuations in Melbourne haven't hurt the flavour of my CCs over the past 12 months but I have started a coolador for the boxes I'm aging. Logic being the cooler will warm up and cool down far more slowly.
  8. I was on Humidor on the nose. At least my other humidor doesn't disappoint me...
  9. Really appreciate it. I'm deep in the rabbit hole now. Every time I think I know what I'm looking at I realise there are 6 other nuanced options.
  10. Thanks TAU. I'm locked into the Rega3. I'm think I'll look at a separate DAC that I can link in. Back to the music store on the wknd to make some choices. Your Buchardt speakers have some great writeups. I haven't seen them in Melbourne but am going to have a poke around.
  11. Cheers Mwaller. The integrated amp is pretty great as far as I can tell. I do like to tinker though. Maybe I can try feeding in something like a valve pre-amp into the Line jacks down the track. Do you have a preference for speakers? I've been looking at the Elac and Focal bookshelves so far.
  12. I was definately leaning toward the P3. The design and sound seem rock solid. Have you had any experience with Rega amps?
  13. Hey Gav. Thanks for the link. The reviews on the SME turntables are great.

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