Search found 1728 matches

by steve s
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The "Not OTL" 13E1 Build
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: The "Not OTL" 13E1 Build

That's a really low impedance valve
It should have a good damping factor too.. good work Steve...
I sort of wish I had kept mine now..
But in have the da100s to mess with but I don't think I'll be risking them in an otl...
Cheers
by steve s
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 283
Views: 6592

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

That's great to hear Mick my view is large speakers add so much realisum in the lower octaves Which 15" drivers are you using ? https://iplacoustics.co.uk/SW6%20subwoofer.htm They look great... are your lowthers in open baffle? Where roughly in Sheffield are you... in case I get chance to bring my ...
by steve s
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 283
Views: 6592

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

A Lowther supported by a large efficient bass driver is a good way to go in my view.. a few years ago I used the same and got some good results Matching the Lowther mid range peak with suitable efficient wideband bass driver(s) can give a flattish response, I was surprised how my similar my tpl150s...
by steve s
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 390
Views: 9135

Re: Remember These?

Plan is for same front end but one OTL and one with OT. Should be an interesting way to compare both modes. Steve S suggested this idea when he sold me the valves. If I've managed to build both in the next six months (OTL the priority) It'll be interesting to compare them at Owston. That sounds a g...
by steve s
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 283
Views: 6592

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

A Lowther supported by a large efficient bass driver is a good way to go in my view.. a few years ago I used the same and got some good results Matching the Lowther mid range peak with suitable efficient wideband bass driver(s) can give a flattish response, I was surprised how my similar my tpl150s ...
by steve s
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 283
Views: 6592

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

I would have loved to hear it but I'm busy most weekends this month
Well done on getting it sorted.. roll on the next build !!!
If your still up for bringing it across to mine in February your welcome..
by steve s
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1800
Views: 112689

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

I had thought of that, but the chain is worn and the front rings are too - basically the chainset is shagged (technical biking term, that). I have a link press (don't we all) so could easily try this anyway. The bike as-is is pretty rough - I estimate at least 25,000 miles on that frame... So loads...
by steve s
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 306
Views: 20650

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Nice one Dave... I've got bike lift envy actually.. I've been lusting after one these last 18 months...
I've been side tracked these last couple of months with quite a few vintage push bikes... but those pics have set me off again.
by steve s
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Reported as Rare Fane Crescendo Drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Reported as Rare Fane Crescendo Drivers

A few months ago 4 100a drivers where on a buy it now for £150,... they where sold within an hour I kicked myself as I had not seen my watched email quick enough. And at that price, well worth the drive to the south coast to pick them up. There are have been a few really good drivers made of the yea...
by steve s
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 390
Views: 9135

Re: Remember These?

This is one amplifier that I can't wait to hear Steve... to me it's got all the best ingredients for its type.
by steve s
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Reported as Rare Fane Crescendo Drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Reported as Rare Fane Crescendo Drivers

It's nothing fantastic, its a small magnet version with a low resonance hi fi cone I have a pair of disco 100's also very rare.. guess a lot less valuable than the standard driver The guy selling is a real chancer... There have been the same standard 100a drivers on the net for years and no one buys...
by steve s
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

The wisdom I’ve received over the years leads me to conclude that passive electrical crossovers are a bad thing Just like to add that on my experience this statement is not true. I have loads of hi end single drivers and diy multiways speakers/ drivers... its all about good drivers that are well im...
by steve s
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 283
Views: 6592

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

I when I have had similar issues I have swapped each stage on to the other channel ( one at a time). So the signal zig zags through the amp.. You will soon find the faulty stage.. then take it from there...
by steve s
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Cube Nenuphar speakers
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Cube Nenuphar speakers

Thing is as you say, its all IMO, but all you describe there sounds like a recipe for a sound that I try and avoid, and the exact opposite that the Cube speakers are aiming at producing. I quite agree Nick, these drivers are recreating the the 50's and 60's when nearly every manufacturer made a ran...
by steve s
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 2019 >1&2 June
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Owston meet 2019 >1&2 June

Thanks Steve I'll do that. Probably February add January is full of taking my youngest for various university interviews and skiing (yay). Geoff is very happy with his amps and they are more run in than mine so we might transpose his from Loughborough. We'll see. If you can send me anything coverin...