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by Thermionic Idler
Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 241
Views: 24278

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

We'll be missing the Royal Wedding of course. Oh the horror!
by Thermionic Idler
Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 241
Views: 24278

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Brill, thanks. I'll bring along some LP's as well, just recently got some lovely Speakers Corner reissues of Maria Callas and some Decca-recorded Handel.
by Thermionic Idler
Mon May 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 241
Views: 24278

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Yep, this Saturday afternoon. You're welcome to turn up Dave, no probs. :) It'd be brilliant to hear an OTL amp through them. I feel an NVA vs pro vs OTL bake off coming up :wink: Cheers Steve, I'll be there, about what time should I aim for? I'd be interested to see what you think of the active li...
by Thermionic Idler
Mon May 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 241
Views: 24278

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Moved from the 15" Fane thread as it's more relevant to the 12" one. The 15 is vaporware at the moment. No problem, I'll be taking an amplifier to Steve's. Probably something large and solid-state. Hope the mains supply is up to it... :D Looking forward to hearing these! Chris Yep, should be a good...
by Thermionic Idler
Sat May 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 15" full range speaker
Replies: 117
Views: 12312

Re: Fane 15" full range speaker

Nice! I wonder why the rest of the world keeps mucking about with Lowthers when these exist.
by Thermionic Idler
Thu May 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston 2018 - What Are You Bringing?
Replies: 110
Views: 10117

Re: Owston 2018 - What Are You Bringing?

At the very least, I can bring my AMB balanced active linestage, it's my first ever scratch-build and one of the subjects of the "Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom" thread. At this point I don't know whether I'll have the Beast OTL amps finished in time. Brief backstory, I was made redundant in August of la...
by Thermionic Idler
Tue May 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SME buys Garrard name rights
Replies: 1
Views: 642

SME buys Garrard name rights

https://www.whathifi.com/news/sme-brings-garrard-audio-brand-back-to-uk I'm not certain these articles are correct in their assertion that the brand was acquired from Gradiente. I thought Terry O'Sullivan of Loricraft bought the brand rights in the early 90's, so Garrard has been a British brand for...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Garrard 301/401 Plinth for 12" arms
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Garrard 301/401 Plinth for 12" arms

That looks amazing - a dream set-up . What could you possibly be using now that's better ? :D I assume the Schick arm will remain part of your permanent collection ? - if not, PM me immediately !! Sadly not, I had to sell the Schick a few years ago during a previous 'clear-out'. At the time I neede...
by Thermionic Idler
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Garrard 301/401 Plinth for 12" arms
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Garrard 301/401 Plinth for 12" arms

This is a Loricraft-inspired plinth which I designed and had custom-made for me by a local cabinet-maker in 2009. The side panels are solid walnut, and the base consists of a walnut outer layer and MDF inner. The plinth is large enough for 12" arms to be mounted. These are the latest pictures, which...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34075

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Dave, just thought I would post you a link to the latest Broskie TCJ; he's got some stuff about improving Transcendent push/pull amps and a challenge for a builder. I thought it might be of interest? http://tubecad.com/2018/04/blog0418.htm Had a look but I think I'll need to read it again with the ...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34075

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Very neat. Today, I have been mostly... bashing turrets into PTFE boards. https://i.imgur.com/iFecp3m.jpg Can you confirm where you got the ptfe/teflon sheet? I've been looking on e-bay but not cheap even coming from China. My next prototype is probably going to be using chopping boards but guess t...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34075

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Ray P wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:37 am
Dave, just thought I would post you a link to the latest Broskie TCJ; he's got some stuff about improving Transcendent push/pull amps and a challenge for a builder. I thought it might be of interest?

http://tubecad.com/2018/04/blog0418.htm
Oh excellent - thanks for that Ray, I'll take a look.
by Thermionic Idler
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted: Preamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Wanted: Preamp

I've got a couple of tubed preamps that I've been meaning to put up for sale for ruddy ages but not got around to yet. I suspect neither will fit with what you're after as one has a built in phono stage and the other has a built in DAC, but I'll describe them here anyway. First up is a Juicymusic Bl...
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34075

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

It really isn't, it only looks that way in the photographs. The cat paw-prints are out of focus, that's why you can't see them.
by Thermionic Idler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34075

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Partially completed softstart / dc blocking modules. The soft start PCB and its 9V transformer can be seen between the turret boards. The components for the dc blocker (4 diodes, 6 caps) will be mounted to the turrets next. I have already tested the soft start boards to prove they work, cos they'd b...