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by simon
Tue May 26, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

It's surprising how much birdlife there can be in an urban environment, and I'm sure there's more, and they're more noisy, this year. Robins, blackbirds, chaffinches, goldfinches, wood pigeons, blue great and cole tits, and magpies are daily visitors. Long tailed tits, nuthatches and wrebs are regul...
by simon
Mon May 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

Interesting you have similar experiences Greg. We have a dome but as we've so many trees there's not really space to get the feeders away from launch pads. I used to use it above a feeder which was suspended on a wire from a branch above. There was probably at least 1.5m drop to the dome, which coul...
by simon
Sun May 24, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

That's the curious thing Dave, I've counted as many as a dozen goldfinches (yeah splendid birds) but they've always gone for the sunflower hearts. Blackbirds and magpies go for our fat balls. And the squirrels. I got fed up if using mixed seed - the birds pulled out and spat away the other seed to g...
by simon
Sun May 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

Can you post a photo Greg, it would help to visualise your feeding unit. We also have families of squirrels and whilst it's fascinating to see their inventiveness as they try to overcome squirrel proof feeders (they jump on them to try to knock seed out on to the ground) they've expensive appetites....
by simon
Fri May 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

Hi James, that's a great question and one I'm a little nervous of answering on a public forum. So, caveats first. I've not heard them in the same system, though I currently have both driven by notionally the same cheap but capable enough 3116 eBay specials. The single SB34 is in the same, albeit par...
by simon
Thu May 21, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

I really think you should try some perspex cabs for the S34s James, it would be fascinating to hear how they perform. :-)
by simon
Thu May 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

Very tempting!
by simon
Thu May 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

A pair of SB34s would be absolutely awesome :twisted: and I'm very mindful of the size of the cabinet at Q=0.7 as thats a very practical size compared to the 260l monsters I'm thinking about... but still smaller than the Quasars. and they could be made from Perspex... I'd be using them instead of t...
by simon
Wed May 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

Those Sonido drivers look interesting, I hadn't seen them before. Be very interesting to see what you think of them James.
by simon
Wed May 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Sonido SWR-145/a Satellite speakers

IIRC my SB34 is in a 126L box q=0.7 f3=34Hz and it thunders. I've wondered a few times about trying a pair :-D.
by simon
Wed May 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Resistors
Replies: 47
Views: 1231

Re: Resistors

Fascinating stuff Stephen, please keep it coming
by simon
Mon May 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Many Happy Returns Ant
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Many Happy Returns Ant

Happy birthday Ant. We're all jealous of being a very spritely 37 :-)
by simon
Sun May 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.
Replies: 531
Views: 17119

Re: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

As far as I can see Stephen a lot of building trades round here have continued as if nothing has happened. Of course, that might be part of why infections are on the increase here...
by simon
Sun May 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

Is that the new rail college Ant? I really enjoyed woodwork at school, less so metalwork. Projects were "modest" I seem to recall, and strictly hand tools only. That was nearly 40 years ago. It's the new one they are building where they flattened the old court buildings, next to the police station ...
by simon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 375
Views: 11911

Re: what are you doing ?

That was nearly 40 years ago So they'd gone soft back then .... It was bandsaws and pillar drills a gogo in my first year of secondary school :shock: To be fair they were probably taking reasonable precautions. One kid had his head squashed in a woodwork vice by the "cock of the year" so anything m...