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by Phil Y
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: House sound?

Hello Chris,

Shure was not a brand I had considered.
Thanks for the tip, I will have a look.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: House sound?

Thanks for the offer Greg, Yours are a good bit more expensive than I'm looking at, but if I come to the conclusion that there is a company sound, they may still be worth a listen. I'll bare it in mind. DJSR, Thanks for the info, Sennheiser, if more mellow may be to my taste. I had seen the Grados b...
by Phil Y
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

House sound?

I was considering getting some headphones for late night music & TV. I have no significant experience with h-phones but have been doing a bit of looking. I am very unlikely to be able to hear all the ones I might consider so my question is, do different makes tend to have a "house sound"? The 3 that...
by Phil Y
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Is it still alive?
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Is it still alive?

Hi Stephen,

I have Elna Silmic II in that position, sound nice to me but not tried BG so can't compare.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Is it still alive?
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Is it still alive?

You could measure the value and the leakage current but that is a big dent. I wouldn't trust it, even if it measured OK.
by Phil Y
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: CD
Topic: CD transport importance.
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: CD transport importance.

Hello Philip,

Yes, I had seen the Cambridge CXC. Even bearing in mind that yours is not yet fully run in, it does sound like any differences are fairly small so I think I will be going for the cheap option.

Thanks all. Phil.
by Phil Y
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: CD
Topic: CD transport importance.
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: CD transport importance.

Thanks for the Reply, Well, as ever, by better I suppose I mean newer and/or more expensive. Like many people I expect, I have a modern DAC with a fairly old, budget(low mileage) CD player being used as a transport. Would a new budget CDP or even one of the cheaper dedicated transports available, be...
by Phil Y
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: CD
Topic: CD transport importance.
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

CD transport importance.

Hello all, What does anyone think about this? Obviously (I assume) a better transport will sound better, but how much. All the attention seems to be on DACs but there rarely seems to be any discussion about how much difference a transport can make. Is this because the answer is "not very much"? Does...
by Phil Y
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Ant's Latest Lenco Build
Replies: 48
Views: 5628

Re: Ant's Latest Lenco Build

A lovely looking conversion.

With a standard top plate, the simple solution is to move the arm across before you switch the motor on, although that is no help if your arm doesn't have a cue mechanism.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Tannoy eaton mods?
Replies: 6
Views: 6371

Re: Tannoy eaton mods?

Hello Ben, If you look at the diagram, the +ve input to the crossover only goes to 2 places, the first (of 3) caps in the treble section and the series inductor for the bass section. Simply follow the track from the +ve input and you will find it, it is the one that is not an inductor ! As you give ...
by Phil Y
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: World Design Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2784

Re: World Design Forum

Glad to hear it is nothing serious.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Tannoy D900
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

This may not be any help but I find it slightly surprising you need so much power with these speakers. A friend of mine has the D700s (2x10") and they work and sound great with his 35w/ch valve amp.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: If you have the choice don't use City Link they are scum
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

I have had trouble with City Link in the past and avoid them if I can.
Otherwise I have no strong preference between carriers.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Which EL84?
Replies: 10
Views: 3096

Hello Shane,
I think you will not go far wrong with JJ or Electro Harmonix. Both are decent quality for a reasonable cost. In my amp (WD KEL84) the JJ sound a bit warmer and softer of the two.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Ant Woodwork 300b
Replies: 17
Views: 3379

Hello Nick, I notice you have the output transformers spaced up off the chassis. Is this for sound quality reasons ? Phil. I'll make a wild guess and say the nuts below hold the stack together and if you take them off, i.e. to mount it flush, it will fall to bits because of the air gap Thank you. P...