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I’ll have to go sideways…

  • The plan was set back in August 2022: Jana would visit Wilson Audio to see how the TuneTot was made but we would hold her finished video until January 2023 so that I could take a two-week vacation in the sun without disturbing (too much) the frequency of videos uploaded to the Darko.Audio YouTube channel. In late November, a house move for yours truly was added to the mix. Now I would move house in the first week of January and then take a two-week vacation away from the grey Berlin winter.

    It wasn’t to be. Midway through the house move, on a Friday, my right eye began to misbehave with oddly blurred vision. Two days later I was in the hospital for an urgent eye operation. The vacation start date would need to be pushed back by two weeks to leave only a second positive post-op check-up between me and a flight to Spain.

    Again, it wasn’t to be. That second check-up revealed that the pressure in my right eye was too high to safely fly. This means I now find myself grounded in Berlin for an unknown period of time. Even if the eye pressure issue resolves itself by this Wednesday’s check-up and I am green-lit to fly next week, I’d need to be back in Berlin for the following Wednesday’s stitches removal.

    And whilst I play the waiting game, lifting heavy objects like a couch, an office desk, boxes full of vinyl and a TV (to complete the house move) or a Prima Luna EVO400 amplifier, a Cambridge Audio Edge power amplifier and a pair of Wilson TuneTot speakers + stands (to resume review work) are strictly verboten.

    I can’t go forward and I can’t go back. The only option now is to go sideways

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

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