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by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2895
Views: 161555

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Meanwhile more ECM from Keswick Collectables :
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The track 'Arion' is extremely good, just listening to that now. The use of fretless bass is very much to be applauded.
by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2895
Views: 161555

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Well that's two from my top 20 of all time already !
by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 471
Views: 36277

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Meteorite impact ?
by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Flat and punchy is fine - it can't be expected to have much tone if it's only working over one octave or 1.5 octaves - Nick and I had pretty good results with it driven by miniDSP together with the Mk2 folded horn ( I think ) and I would expect more improvement with a longer upper-bass/mid horn. It ...
by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something Stirs in the Workshop
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Something Stirs in the Workshop

Wow - you're not kidding ! :D
But they do look heroic, which is very fitting.
by IslandPink
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 552923

Re: Nothing In Particular

All the best Ray, must be awful for your wife, hope she can get through the worst of it soon.
by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Somewhat spookily, I just spotted a very interesting comment from Steve Schell ( via 'Hollowboy' ) about horn subs ( post #15 ) , which backs up everything I was saying about the flare rate for my upper bass horn :
https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/subwoof ... rns-2.html
by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

I remember Guys horns too, they were very dry for my taste, good for classical/operatic music. From what I remember they didn’t go too low. Now for bottom end it was Pete’s ( I should coco) system , that came a couple of years later, with the wall of bass drivers which had more realism. I am probab...
by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Good info, thanks Steve and I agree with you re. amps, especially from mids upwards where the compression drivers really demand low distortion at low signal levels. Don’t know if you’ve seen this Mark, thought it might be of interest- http://zero-distortion.org/diy-horns/ Thanks, not sure if I've se...
by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: I think I need a Nils Lofgren album
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: I think I need a Nils Lofgren album

This album is just great. First play last night. I had my eye on it for EBay but found a copy with a nice disc in the shop in Keswick.
Great ensemble playing, Nils' exemplary guitar and piano work, and his vocals I really like - very 'un-rock', a nice antidote to eg. Robert Plant !
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by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Latest vinyl 'finds'.
Replies: 418
Views: 47847

Re: Latest vinyl 'finds'.

Shop in Keswick continues to exceed expectations. The Nils Lofgren 'bootleg' album I was looking for, as if by magic, appears - got this for about £25 . Disc excellent, just needs a clean, one or two light scratches & relatively few spindle-marks. Cover is split at the bottom edge, hence bargain pri...
by IslandPink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 471
Views: 36277

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Flooding or squatters ? :D
by IslandPink
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Well...first listening tests show that ... it's not that good :roll: It's a small increment on, vs. the last build, but it hasn't done the 'thing' I wanted in the upper bass. It sounds like it's properly loaded the lower mids, in fact the mids overall sound really good, but it's not quite got the 's...
by IslandPink
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2226
Views: 258586

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

I have no idea what was going on with the picture-inserting routine there - couldn't get it right. Hopefully you can try & match the captions to the pictures. Here's the last one that wouldn't load :
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