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by steve s
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: This years systems
Replies: 33
Views: 444

Re: This years systems

I suppose its horses for courses Chris I must say I've heard Steve's 12" version a few times at my house and Anthony's 15"s once. They sound alot better after an extended running period... years ? And off axis listening is a pre requisite Fantastic sound in my view , but again not more than 5 watts ...
by steve s
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 744
Views: 118343

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Just sold my harley vrod today.. still feel a bit sad to see it go, but I've not used it the last 18 months and it's now 10years old.

I'm thinking of replacing it with something a bit lighter, I have a bike in mind that will fit the bill.. but not sure
by steve s
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Stereo to mono
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Stereo to mono

It was thought by many in the late 50s that stereo was inferior quality to a proper mono, quality system
by steve s
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 691
Views: 33175

Re: what are you doing ?

If I had a pound for each time I've gotten out of the car to go and pay for fuel or go shopping and had to go back for my mask, I'd have at least £40 by now. :roll: I'm the same.. we walked to the local shops, a good mile or so to realise we had no masks with us when we got there, we now have masks...
by steve s
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 691
Views: 33175

Re: what are you doing ?

I've just got back from 4 weeks in south Germany, weathers been great. Coming back through France to the tunnel was a surprise, very few english cars on the road, and the eurotunnel train was empty, 7 Van's and 1 camper (me) Was interesting to see how the germans delt with corona virus, not alot dif...
by steve s
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11878
Views: 1142796

Re: Nothing In Particular

There's a photo I uploaded in the last post on page 786 - the tape measure is 5m for scale! Steve pointed me in this direction. Need to make sure the fan has unhindered airflow. The thing that I can't quite bottom in my mind is attaching the board to the chip in this orientation. Either the board w...
by steve s
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11878
Views: 1142796

Re: Nothing In Particular

I'll have 6 ray, 2oz copper please
by steve s
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11878
Views: 1142796

Re: Nothing In Particular

simon wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:08 pm
A few resistors and a choke. Though the choke might be a step too far to put on the board :lol:
I put the output and input caps off the board too Simon,
by steve s
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: PERSPEX QUASAR ver 2.0 prototype build
Replies: 114
Views: 5490

Re: PERSPEX QUASAR ver 2.0 prototype build

rowuk wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:29 pm
like with most high BL drivers, they seem to choke the life out of reproduction.

Really.. please explain
by steve s
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11878
Views: 1142796

Re: Nothing In Particular

Some of that stuff is pretty shit It is "prototyping" board, back in the day with low temp leaded solder it was a lot better than nothing. Generally board mounted components should not be able to rock. That will lift any single sided track after a bit. Totally agree nick, but the track peels off fa...
by steve s
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11878
Views: 1142796

Re: Nothing In Particular

Simon if any of the soldered components are rocked it will break the track. Some of that stuff is pretty shit
I cut a two pieces, placed them back to back and soldered both sides, cutting away the tracks do I used one side or the other, I used a 30 mm square of board.
by steve s
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 301
Views: 11027

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

Your right paul it does, the ac/hl is the equivalent to what Steve is using and has a very similar sound last time I tried a pair. Lovely old valve.
I'm using short path valves to drive the mofo.
Next time your down here pop in for a listen
by steve s
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 301
Views: 11027

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

I've a few of these old valves as you know steve, they bring something special to the table. It been nice seeing you go through your different output valves and evaluating the different flavours of each type I've never been really impressed with the el34, but Ive heard some very good amps that use i...
by steve s
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2688
Views: 323868

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

No rain issues here, just done another 20m along the Rhine cycle tracks today.
by steve s
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Gain - Have I Got this Right?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Gain - Have I Got this Right?

Sounds a good idea to me ray..