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by DSJR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: Steve Hillage Band - Live.
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Steve Hillage Band - Live.

Good luck to him. About bloody time he and Miquette properly re-performed the old stuff on a full tour, much of which hasn't really dated in my opinion. System 7 was getting 'samey' in recent albums, so a bloody good idea to tour his extensive 70's and 80's back catalogue more imo. Hope you enjoy th...
by DSJR
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19
Replies: 188
Views: 6292

Re: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19

That DSJR, instead of just commenting needs to get himself to one of these events to sample properly. Next year (already booked by Steve) Dave? I made a favourable comment that it's great that DIY is alive and well in the north of England at least (I'm forgetting Phil in essex and those of you in t...
by DSJR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19
Replies: 188
Views: 6292

Re: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19

Thanks so much for posting link to pics. Hope you can find the time to put text with them please.

I remember when I started in all this (early 70's) that 'Up North' was always wonderful for DIY and so on. Seriously glad it's still alive and well.
by DSJR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Richard Dunn RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Richard Dunn RIP

Very sad. Talking to friends of his at the funeral, we agreed that there was a gentler and more humorous side to him that rarely made it to forum-land sadly, as his guard was always up.
by DSJR
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: Hypex UcD180 modules
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Hypex UcD180 modules

Have a look on the audiosciencereview forum for basic info, which you may have already. The NC400 modules are raved over there and measurements seem incredible - this may pass down and across into other modules they make and same with the smps supplies which nowadays, don't seem so noisy and intrusi...
by DSJR
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Genius Strikes Again
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: The Genius Strikes Again

Good effort. I hear via the grapevine that some 'A-list' US HiFi people have been informed of its capabilities ... Yes I heard that too, it seems quite a few of the high end brigade use Garrards. I doubt the *real* High End would be seen dead with that old rumble box :D Still my favourite looking v...
by DSJR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Another one gone
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Another one gone

'After the lights go out, what will I do
After the lights go out, facin' the night without you...'

Wonderful voice, but Tilt was weird I remember ;)
by DSJR
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Amazon basics....
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Amazon basics....

Fascinating little test of speaker cables on ASR site - https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/when-12-gauge-wire-is-not-12-gauge.3/ Looks as though the copper plated aluminium stuff adds resistance way outside of its gauge and also seems to have a shortened life as the copper ca...
by DSJR
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: DIY grounding box.
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: DIY grounding box.

Since the 'grounding cable' seems to make such a difference too, I wonder if any of these recent 'converts' ever tried a shorting plug in each unused phono socket on the back of their amps? It was one of Jimmy Hughes' tweaks and I remember first trying it on my Meridian 207 CD player/preamp. I *thou...
by DSJR
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Speaker help required...
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Speaker help required...

Have a word with Lockwoods, as they may have some spares (unlikely but ask). I believe Elac may have made the original Studio 1 drivers (I do know the difference and sold many 1M's back then, even trying to own a pair a couple of years back - the metal cones these days are more audible than I rememb...
by DSJR
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Speaker help required...
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Speaker help required...

Which TDL?

I know the driver designer for the TDL models and if I can get gold of him, he may be able to help as he has *some* bits and bods around. Depends what's needed. Of the old stock, I think Lockwoods may be able to help otherwise...
by DSJR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

I've been trying to say this for a while. The German Lowbeats site liked it a lot some time back and although it's still a slightly lively balance which I think vinyl needs, it's not 'acidic' as the previous models could be and it certainly seems to flesh the bass out a little compared to the lower ...
by DSJR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: House sound?

A bit long ago when I used to compare these or their predecessor headphones. Top open-back Sennheisers used to be slightly mellow and 'subtle' in balance (my ancient well travelled HD25SP's are anything but and I love 'em to pieces, this character something most of you wouldn't I suspect :D ) Beyers...
by DSJR
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Speaker Surround Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Speaker Surround Replacement

I remember these with great fondness and glad you took care to do the job carefully. More sparkle than the AR7 had and obviously the wider dispersion would help here too... Only thing to watch is the rather iffy load (from memory) and I seem to think the replacement model dropped two tweeters each s...
by DSJR
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.

That takes me back forty years when it was called a 'Stylift' if memory serves (Monitor Audio imported it?). A bit of a fiddle to align right, but it seemed safe enough once set. Ah, not quite! The MA Stylift was a much cruder device. When the arm reached the end of its travel it tipped over a pivo...