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by DSJR
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: Longdog Audio PH-1 and HA-1 Review
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Longdog Audio PH-1 and HA-1 Review

Ok. I don't use an extender... I got into the habit opf using cable ferrites decades ago and still continue the habit on mains leads. One or two rf-style interconnects I made up seem to respond to clip-on ferrites to as audio interconnects (Mark Grant) and an extremely thick Ecoflex 10 cable i mnade...
by DSJR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: Longdog Audio PH-1 and HA-1 Review
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Longdog Audio PH-1 and HA-1 Review

What the hell is wrong with the reviewers mains/wifi setup? I can play my stuff with (well filtered) laptop on and full wifi, even to a Chromecast Audio connected to it, and not a sound in the background, or any sonic change with it switched off. My downstairs gear is antiquated too and designed in ...
by DSJR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: jvc ql-y5f restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 3140

Re: jvc ql-y5f restoration

No idea if it's good enough for you, but the Techie shell is rigid and low mass I think. Stick some posher wires on it and I think it's fine enough. used to work well with the AT440MLa at the time...
by DSJR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 219
Views: 6923

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Nah - this is a pair of fifteen ohm HF1300's initially fed from a tapped radio-type inductor and set far too high in level for the main drivers now being used, so the only way now to reduce said level is an L-pad (I had specialist help in the initial resistor values but it wasn't enough). Interestin...
by DSJR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 219
Views: 6923

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Things have moved on, but I wanted to clear the air a bit with Steve if I may and apologise again for the way I sometimes appear to come over on forums. Remember when I mentioned getting a reference speaker of some kind to help prevent you 'playing' with tweeter levels (I know, you've gone WELL beyo...
by DSJR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2723
Views: 135912

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Had a Siouxsie moment, so been playing 'Ju Ju,' 'Kiss In The Dreamhouse' and 'Tinderbox!' The first album has little top and the other two all but scream at you whatever the format ;)

Took me back to happy 80's times I have to say...
by DSJR
Mon May 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 405
Views: 25388

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

I can only recount a story of back in the bad old Naim days, when placing one of their preamps close (ish) to the HiCap power supply would induce a small bit of hum at very high volume levels to go with the hiss already there. Even with the lower musical resolution of a Naim small-form preamp (32.5 ...
by DSJR
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Quad ESL57 electrostatics
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Quad ESL57 electrostatics

If plugged in after a long time in storage, they can take many hours to fully 'charge' and sort themselves out. My now late friends pair had the extra (over-power) protection boards fitted and they sounded superb like this with a Quad 606 driving them for some years up until her passing a few years ...
by DSJR
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder
Replies: 69
Views: 3616

Re: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder

Sorry for the can of worms - something better discussed over a few pints and with gear to try to demonstrate. Twenty five years ago, the big active speakers I referred to and owned weren't so hot at very low levels although pains were taken to improve this a lot after I sold mine. By geriatric Spend...
by DSJR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder
Replies: 69
Views: 3616

Re: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder

But that's the point - you CAN reproduce the sound of a live unamplified jazz group artificially in a living room if the recording is good enough and the monitors powerful and 'clean' enough - and so many 1950's CD transfers are amazingly 'real.' You just need proper big monitors with clarity and a ...
by DSJR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder
Replies: 69
Views: 3616

Re: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder

Not sure I agree with your pov. I owned and loved a pair of ATC 100A monitors twenty odd years ago and only sold them when I got married and we didn't have enough room for a 'pair of fridges,' as herself calls them. These were the only bit of 'gear' I wept over when they went to their new owner, wri...
by DSJR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder
Replies: 69
Views: 3616

Re: Burhoe Inspired Room Flooder

Laugh all you like with this suggestion, but I reckon it's a good idea to have a stock pair of well liked 'classic' production speakers as a reference when setting the perceived balance and so on in kit-built speakers from scratch. I appreciate the 'different' way these speakers 'drive' the room com...
by DSJR
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Anyone had experience with the Google Chromecast Audio?
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: Anyone had experience with the Google Chromecast Audio?

I bet the Chromecast Audio analogue output won't sound so different from the Dacmagic if levels are matched... It would be nice to stream my FLAC and WAV files from the PC upstairs to the main system via the Chromecast Audio, but I think I have to download SlimServer or similar and do a lot of faffi...
by DSJR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: lentek head amp upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 1583

Re: lentek head amp upgrade

I also have the Ortofon cheapie twin sut's (T5?) in Sony badging and rather better, the AT630 SUT in Dual badging (Dual did have a Dual-badged version of the AT30 MC) - neither are state of the art in sut's but the AT630 was good lower cost all-rounder I remember. When I get the chance, I'll try it ...
by DSJR
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: lentek head amp upgrade
Replies: 27
Views: 1583

Re: lentek head amp upgrade

Thanks for understanding vibes above. See, whatever crap I spout, it's up to you *at the time* with the gear you own and use and how you use it. The MC's I have here offer rather more hf than a 'typical' 103 and from old memories, a 103 'typically' has a more velvet beefy sound rather more like the ...