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by izzy wizzy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 126
Views: 16773

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Nick wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:41 pm
For a reference work Self or Cordel would be my suggestion. Probably and instead of or in the last sentence.
Second Cordel. Found it a good read.
by izzy wizzy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: 866A MVs
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: 866A MVs

Thanks. Hadn't seen that yet. The big MVs are fun. I have some Gu20 which are similar size to 872. See here in the 813 thread http://www.audio-talk.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7403&start=270 . Think I'll be selling them on soon. In the end I bought 2 866a off ebay to have a full spare set of 4...
by izzy wizzy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Hypex NCore NC400 Monoblocks
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Hypex NCore NC400 Monoblocks

Bit of a waste though given the 285's sensitivity. I know, even the cheap ebay 3116 boards I use are way too much. The demon inside me keeps telling to build graphite GM70 amps for the 285s but the iron alone would probably cost £700. Probably a stupid question but here goes ... Why don't you run t...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Streaming advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Streaming advice please

There was a trick when I was getting LMS on the pi to see my NAS. I don't recall exactly but the path wasn't what the instructions said and I had to try two or three different things. I can't be the only one in that position. I tried for days to get it to go, net searches etc. At least now there's ...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Streaming advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Streaming advice please

I run LMS on piCorePlayer, hence my comment about :9000 I just read through your earlier post again, and spotted the bit about a NAS running LMS, so :9002 is definitely a possibility. I turned LMS off on my NAS around about the time that Spotify changed their service provision, and the ARM processo...
by izzy wizzy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

One thing just occurred to me while I was under the sunlamp, Stephen ( no, really ) : your are from NZ originally, am I correct ? If so, wasn't the ozone hole most severe over there, and about 20 or 30 years ago ? It probably was bad then but I wasn't there; left 35 years ago. Don't remember it bei...
by izzy wizzy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

If Ali had said "One benefit of being ginger, your body can produce healthy levels of D at low sun light levels." would we have been OK for you optics guys?
by izzy wizzy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

I'm trying to be accurate ( aka pedantic ) about the language used here. Nobody can produce vitamin D in their skin at 'low light levels'. What having pale skin and red hair does, is allow you to produce enough vitamin D in lower UV levels than other people. Don't quite see the difference but hey, ...
by izzy wizzy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

Correct, it's not true. Only UV-B getting through to the relevant layers of the skin can produce vitamin D. There's very little UV-B that gets through the atmosphere when the sun is below 45°to the ground. Well that would seem you are saying that redheads don't produce healthy levels of vitmain D i...
by izzy wizzy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1454

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

IslandPink wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:05 pm
That would be handy if it was true :)
Are you saying it isn't true?
by izzy wizzy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: 866A MVs
Replies: 2
Views: 174

866A MVs

Has anyone got some 866A MVs they would like to sell?

Cheers,
Stephen
by izzy wizzy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Streaming advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Streaming advice please

My standalone Vortexbox died just before Xmas and after fumbling around with other options, I bunged LMS on my Synology NAS (stumbled across it by accident) where I have the music too. I didn't consider the Pearl thing and didn't know anything about it until I read your post. Install was easy peasy ...
by izzy wizzy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Squeeze box down!
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Squeeze box down!

Picoreplayer...... play all you music + stream all those internet radio stations...s'all free..and as easy as the squeeze, possibly easier way to go! post overlapped with Nicks, but there's another vote.. and there is loads of classical out there on internet radio...and loads of stuff you've never ...
by izzy wizzy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: custom turntable build
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: custom turntable build

It's something you notice after a couple of LP's, say an hour or so, a slight hardness to strings and vocals. Nothing is perfect It does get on your tits after a while. What I'd like to do is get another jbe in an acrylic plinth and compare the slate and the plastic Or make an acrylic plinth for th...
by izzy wizzy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Mains filter - made things worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Mains filter - made things worse?

I'm sure there are good filters but I don't think it's easy. I've heard some people gain advantage from isolating the digital/computer stuff from the analog stuff. If the filter presents a highish Z to HF rubbish, then maybe it was isolated from the lowish Z mains and so circulated the computer nois...