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by Thermionic Idler
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 443
Views: 29092

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Oh god.

*Paging Nick* we need your ban-hammer again.
by Thermionic Idler
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 2019 >1&2 June
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Owston meet 2019 >1&2 June

Hopefully I'll have my big OTLs built by then.
by Thermionic Idler
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9756
Views: 515463

Re: Nothing In Particular

Another EL509 valve gave up the ghost literally 5 minutes before the England v Sweden match started and I'd run out of spare valves, so I had to watch it on crappy TV speakers, which are just the worst speakers in the world. OK so the fact we won two nil took some of the sting out but the experience...
by Thermionic Idler
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston 2018 - What Are You Bringing?
Replies: 110
Views: 3605

Re: Owston 2018 - What Are You Bringing?

steve s wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Thermonic. Full system, new amps + metronomes
Sorry, new OTL amps aren't finished yet. I'll just be bringing the AMB linestage with me this year, could bring the Transcendent 15W OTL again if anyone's interested but it's been heard a couple of times before. We'll do the full system next year.
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Next Owston meet 30 june/1 July 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 6959

Re: Next Owston meet 30 june/1 July 2018

Confirmed for Meredith and myself on just the Saturday but I think we're both on the list already. I'll just be bringing the linestage along.
by Thermionic Idler
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9756
Views: 515463

Re: Nothing In Particular

Oh dear. Popped a fuse in the 15W OTL output stage last night. Cause: not a faulty tube. One too many Tequilas and an AC/DC record turned up a little bit too loud. Maplins no longer exists so got to go all the way to RS in Nottingham this afternoon for some more fuses, so we can use the amp tonight.
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9756
Views: 515463

Re: Nothing In Particular

Walked into the living room this morning and saw, behind the mantle clock on the window sill between the Metronomes, a plump, speckled brown bird. Well, at first it was just my eyes that saw it, it took a while for my brain to catch up with the reality of "there's a bird in the living room". My firs...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions

Problem solved. The PC version of the Kindle reader will expand images to fill the screen if you expand the reading window - complete with better resolution. For some reason, the Mac version won't. :? So we've got around the problem by having Meredith bring up the image on her PC, screen shot it, th...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions

Ugh - why did I buy the Kindle version of the latest Morgan Jones? WHY? Figure 7.49 which shows the circuit diagram with component values - kinda critical if you want to try building it - is too low-resolution for the component values to be legible. Thank you Amazon (or whoever was responsible for t...
by Thermionic Idler
Wed May 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions

Also found, on this very site, a similar thread from Paul Barker a couple of years ago exploring balanced phono stages - as well as the Wright, it seems that the latest Morgan Jones (which I have on Kindle) has a balanced hybrid RIAA circuit too which looks quite similar. The advantage of the latter...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue May 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions

Thanks everyone - esp. Nick for giving me some figures to start off with. Appreciate the input. I posted in Beginners because I realised I knew very little about FETs - valves I have a far better handle on. I know I'm being a smidge ambitious - phono preamps are awkward buggers to get right at the b...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue May 29, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Broskie phono stage circuit - a few questions

The recent phono stage shootout got me thinking about them again and I've been looking at various circuits. This one caught my eye as seeming to be remarkably simple and elegant, it's one that Broskie posted on TubeCAD in 2015 and it looks like it's flown under the radar a bit - not sure if anyone h...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue May 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 443
Views: 29092

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Taken me a while to marshall my thoughts - not sure how much of value I have to contribute but I'll do my best :) For me, in the end there were just too many phono stages in the shootout to really get a meaningful impression of what I liked best - I got to the point of thinking 'you know, they all s...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 229
Views: 8747

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

I've just read back through the thread and realised I've not really posted my impressions of the different amplifiers properly. Sorry about that, I've not had a great week this week - long story! The DIY NVA was playing when I arrived so I did get to hear a few tracks with it, but not as many as Chr...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun May 20, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 443
Views: 29092

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Cool! I'll show up with my OTL too and the AMB linestage then, if that's okay? The AMB is my first scratch-build so would be interested to see what people think of it.