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by simon
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2451
Views: 346995

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

You know what they say Andrew (no, not that's why it's green) - the worst day of holiday is better than the best day of work.

Good to see you around again Andrew BTW.
by simon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: bbc live radio streams
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: bbc live radio streams

I've only tried the Allo Boss, but I read it's better than the Hifi Berry so plumped for it. You're welcome to try it ed to see how it compares to your Behringer. The petrol would probably be about a third of a new one though lol.
by simon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: GM70 PP
Replies: 84
Views: 4020

Re: GM70 PP

Indeed not. I can imagine there are deeper issues but I don't know so shouldn't comment. But I didn't mean to imply it was okay what has happened to you, far from it.
by simon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: GM70 PP
Replies: 84
Views: 4020

Re: GM70 PP

The intrigue was getting the better of me so it's interesting to hear the background Nick. Yars ago I had money taken from my card and had to wait a couple of months for the stuff, but thats not unheard of in many businesses. But borrowing money is on a different level. I suspect a one man band sell...
by simon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: bbc live radio streams
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: bbc live radio streams

Yeah it's a hairshirt "enthusiast's" solution. But it delivers a lot of sound and functionality for the money.
by simon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: bbc live radio streams
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: bbc live radio streams

I think there are some pages out there of peeps that have mimicked a Touch with a pi and a 7" screen. Well trod path I think that should be relatively easy to follow... I don't have the pi running as server and renderer so can't comment on that. The only plug in type dac I have experience of is Allo...
by simon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: bbc live radio streams
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: bbc live radio streams

Yeah that's what I do too, just disabled the Zyxel LMS service. The pi was quicker too IIRC.
by simon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: bbc live radio streams
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: bbc live radio streams

I can't answer the Beeb question ed but I've been running LMS on a Rpi instead of the Zyxel for quite a while now. A cheap and low energy way, though not as cheap and low energy as the NAS you're already using. But at least it's updated more often than Zyxel.
by simon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Decoupling...
Replies: 49
Views: 5625

Re: Decoupling...

Only one way to find out Phil :D

I'm another in the separate PS for driver camp. In my case it wasn't 'remarkable' but it was clearly audibly better on the LC common cathode stage.
by simon
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Collected Router info
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Collected Router info

Probably, the reviews were okay. C'est la vie.
by simon
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Collected Router info
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Collected Router info

Good info on Trend bits. I bought an Erbauer trim bit for 18mm material - first time I used it the bearing failed. It didn't trim straight and left oil/grease on the wood. It didn't really matter to me in this case but I'll never buy another Erbauer bit. Will try Trend now. Until recently I only had...
by simon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Technics Sp10 Woes
Replies: 122
Views: 14915

Re: Technics Sp10 Woes

Not wishing to derail Wolfgang's thread, with the scarcity of AC filament bulbs in favour of low energy LEDs etc. I have wondered about using an LED possibly with a small Arduino to control it. I haven't thought about it in any detail but I reckon it should be doable, but I'd be interested in how yo...
by simon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Question re grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Question re grounding

Yes, true, I was a bit sloppy. I've never had a trafo with separate secondaries to be able to try this. But certainly giving the driver stage a whole separate PS (trafo, rectifiers, LC filter) was a notable improvement over a shared PS when I tried it with the GM70 amp. Whether it's better than sepa...
by simon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Question re grounding
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Question re grounding

Yeah, if I had three separate PSs the only change I would consider in your situation is three separate power trafos for galvanic isolation. Which may or may not be better. But if you're going for a single PS then I'd use one rectifier, probably a single LC, and then further LCs to each stage. But yo...
by simon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10725
Views: 775464

Re: Nothing In Particular

I remember going to a pub in The Dales not long after I went veggie, over 20 years ago. We've been going there over 30 years and I knew the menu was based on cow and pig, and gingerly asked if they might be able to rustle something up for me as I was now veggie. The landlord had a think and suggeste...