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  1. For anyone needing a fix, Reddit is a good place to get worked up telling strangers on the internet that they're wrong.
  2. Recently upgraded so these aren't currently required. I had planned to keep these for a while until I was sure, with a plan to move house they may have a home once again in the future, but on the other hand that means storing them in the meantime, and moving them.So I thought I may as well list, but it would be also fair to say this isn't a highly motivated sale for someone looking to make a low-ball offer.In fantastic condition, better than I thought. When taking photos I looked for what I expected to be a number of nicks and chip but they're not really there. Some colour is rubbed off the bottoms, but none of the wear is visible from the sides (i.e. it hasn't crept around the corner). There's one minuscule dent on one of the edges, and another area where there's not so much a dent, but a slight impression from something. The bonus of B&W black ash is that a sharpie goes a long way to cover any sins that may arise in future, my 1NT rears had a few knocks in their previous life and will attest to this (which I think is why I expected to find more knocks with these) Drive units are obviously minty - the LF drivers on each were replaced a couple years ago with new-old-stock original B&W drivers (ZZ12199) at a butt-clenchingly high cost, as the cone on one of them started to go bad. As these were a pain to source (from the US), I kept the search open for another one just in case one ever got damaged and 6 months later managed to get another which I'll include for £50 extra which is well under half of what you can find them for, if you can find them. The midrange and tweeters seem to be widely available to this day, just that bass that's really tough to find.Original boxes, foam inserts, felt pads and bags, spikes and two foam port plugs. Original bridge jumpers have been replaced with strips of solid silver. https://imgur.com/Ma8JaPGhttps://imgur.com/Kn4J2BDhttps://imgur.com/HklWrjLhttps://imgur.com/hczuFZFhttps://imgur.com/1HitQfwhttps://imgur.com/Hb8Qq07https://imgur.com/86Wm7iMhttps://imgur.com/BQ33y0Zhttps://imgur.com/fbEqfuThttps://imgur.com/i8nWLe6The small dent on one of the edges...https://imgur.com/dNAZoxjAnd the impression I described...https://imgur.com/PR5bBI6 Collection only from Nottingham area, social distancing rules etc.£550 for the speakers alone, £600 with spare drive unit.For anyone looking to upgrade a surround setup, I'll also have a CDM-CNT up for sale as soon as I find a suitable replacement - this could be days or months though. On the crazy-remote chance someone is or knows someone else that fancies parting with a black HTM3S, let me know!
  3. I'm feeling like the £2700 I paid for mine last year is a bit of a bargain... which is something I never thought I would say of an espresso machine.
  4. Only came across the R24 for the first time today, and there was that initial pang of new-shiny-wants. Then pondered what the point was in making the machine near-silent when the grinder will always be far from it I get it for a new recruit to the Londinium lineup, but with the wireless control now I don't feel like I'm actually missing anything from the LR24. So I get to carry on with life and save my money. Phew!
  5. I can't believe I missed this... I've been longingly looking at an EK43S for the last few weeks and £500 off would have likely pushed me over the edge.
  6. This. I purge around 10g every morning due to this, and there needs to be at least 300g of beans in the hopper (or equivalent weight) for consistency. The E37s is simply not an appropriate grinder to single dose - I've tried single dosing before out of curiosity due to the same Whole Latte Love video. 18g in and 18g out, but's it's not the same 18g. If you want a solution that doesn't leave loads of beans in the hopper try something like this...
  7. That could be spun for marketing purposes. "Londinium: for INSTANT and TOTAL extraction, with perfectly even distribution (all over your kitchen)"
  8. It's in the manual to be fair... in what has to be the best diagram I've ever come across. I think those star-looking-things are supposed to be teeth. Would make some nice wall art above the machine.
  9. For transparency, @qazwsx and I have settled on a meeting location and are going ahead with the deal.
  10. I could be persuaded to meet you somewhere halfway-ish if that helps?
  11. This could work - I'm back from hols today, and will be around all weekend. I don't often find myself Bristol-way any more.
  12. So I'm doing a lot of travelling over the next few weeks and I'm not sure my wife wants this sitting around in the kitchen for that time If anyone wants this and can collect it, or meet tomorrow (i.e. Sat 6th Apr), I may be willing to chop a fair bit from the price.
  13. Thanks - a gift from a friend of mine a while back https://www.stellavie.com/products/silkscreen-print-exceptionally-great-espresso-art-and-science-black-creme-white
  14. I'm in Mapperley, just a few miles outside city centre.
  15. Having upgraded to an LR, this has to go. Purchased new in Feb 2015, has been used with nothing but Volvic, regularly cleaned and flushed, average of around 4 drinks per day. It's in good condition, with the expected marring on the top due to cups living there, and some small scratches on the right hand side that are pretty subtle, you can see one of them in the reflection of the black PF handle. A whole bunch of accessories included: Wood handled bottomless PF (drilled out to be actually bottomless, as opposed to the stock Fracino open bottom) Wood handled single spout PF NR E61 double spout PF (lugs ground since they were too thick) Stock double, 2x single and blind baskets IMS shower screen fitted, stock screen included Cafelat 8mm silicone grouphead gasket fitted, 8.5mm also included 4x2mm steam tip fitted, 2x2mm also included BWT filter collar Paperwork and packaging Asking £600 - collection/exchange only for now. I'm based near Nottingham, but can travel to meet somewhere mutually agreeable to exchange as well https://i.imgur.com/fWd3ef4.png https://i.imgur.com/u9vv1bE.png https://i.imgur.com/qoMXA5f.png https://i.imgur.com/q7I1Dn6.png https://i.imgur.com/EUobTud.png
  16. I picked up some Lockhills yesterday, and noticed that the calcium content is higher than has been previously posted... 26 vs 20 - with everything else the same. This would be just enough to push it outside the sweet spot though. Anyone else notice this?
  17. I'm rather keen to attend this, but Mrs_Tad already has something booked with some of her friends for the day, which means my daughter is in my care for the day. I mean, she's generally interested in the big shiny thing in the kitchen, and enjoys using her own toy espresso machine, but 6 hours of coffee may be a bit much for a 6yo to take in :/
  18. Having been lustfully looking at a Londinium machine since it was the L1, I finally caved. Loving it... was a bit intimidated by it to start with, but surprisingly easy to get to grips with. I do need to build a little coffee paraphernalia shelf behind the grinder though. Most of the bits live in the drawer underneath, but it's not deep enough for the double PF, shaker, tamper etc.
  19. 1.25kg of Rocko Mountain delivered this morning. First shots through the LR* Life is good. (*well, third shot through the LR... I knew I would have to grind finer, but didn't want to overdo it to the point of choking it. First shot through in 17 sec, including PI. I had a sip out of morbid curiosity. It was not good. Second shot better. Third time a charm)
  20. No Reiss-beans here :/ I've recently started using airspace containers for storage, and misjudged how much was left in them, leading to this little snafu.
  21. Only just managed to get all of the film off of it! And a cup of steamed milk to accompany.
  22. Today is a good day However in a cruel twist of fate, I ran out of beans this morning. So until tomorrow I just get to look at it.
  23. Is that a case of just going to the shop and picking the right one? The online listing says Stretton Hills - https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/essential-waitrose-still-natural-mineral-water/058459-29415-29416 I've been feeding my machine straight Volvic from day one, but this is half the price and we do all our of shopping (online) from Waitrose anyway. On another note - has anyone tested their water straight from the tap compared to running through a filter? I have an L-R coming later this week, and I've kind of been back and forth whether I continue to use Volvic, try something else, or use the inline filters with the machine with tap water.
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