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by Phil Y
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

Re: House sound?

Well, I got some Beyer DT 880s 250 ohm in the end. I got to hear before purchase: Sennheiser 599s and 660s Meze 99 neo AKG 550s B&W P5 A pretty random selection but at least it gave me something to cross reference, against the reviews I was reading. I was expecting to like Sennheisers but actually, ...
by Phil Y
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Disco Antistat and mods
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Disco Antistat and mods

I agree that a rinse is worthwhile but I have one machine.
Clean records and put on supplied draining rack, empty machine, refill with distilled water, rinse records and return to rack to dry.

Regards, Phil.
by Phil Y
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

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: 8
Views: 2537

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: 8
Views: 2537

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: 727

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: 727

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: 3034

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: 3034

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: 3034

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: 6191

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: 6656

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: 3110

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: 1434

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: 1353

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.