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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: 1575

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: 3615

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: 3847

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...
by Phil Y
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Ant Woodwork 300b
Replies: 17
Views: 3847

Hello Nick,
I notice you have the output transformers spaced up off the chassis. Is this for sound quality reasons ?

Phil.
by Phil Y
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Non magnetic screws
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

I have dug out the instructions for my KEL84 and there is no reference to top hats in any text or drawing so this is obviously not something they were consistent about. I bought mine in mid 2006.

Regards, Phil.
by Phil Y
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Non magnetic screws
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

Hello Toppsy,
I have a KEL84 that I built myself and it does not have any top hats under the bolts. I also have a Sowter transformer in my WD based phono stage and that doesn't have any either. There are a few other TX's in my "bits box" and none of them have them.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Non magnetic screws
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

Well you learn something every day, I thought it was only toroidal transformers where mounting bolts could cause problems. I can't recall ever seeing a "normal" transformer with insulated bolts. I will go and have a look through my bits and pieces this instant.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: HiFi Magazines - Still buy them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4709

I still buy HiFi World, but only about 4 times a year I would guess. I read magazines at work in my lunch break. I tend to pick it up in WH Smiths and look to see if there is anything "tasty" in the valves or vinyl line and if not, put it back and buy an "Astronomy Now" or "New Scientist" instead. P...
by Phil Y
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Suppliers, recommended or not
Topic: HIFI collective
Replies: 34
Views: 17986

I have used H.C. many times and allways found their service excellent.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: It can't be true.
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

More power out than in?
How does that work then?
It must be magic, i'm convinced. :?

Phil.
by Phil Y
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Linn Hinges
Replies: 15
Views: 6405

Hello Andrew. I don't know if this is relevant but I had the lid not staying up on my Pink triangle LPT. After a look I saw it was because the 2 parts of the hinge that the lid slots into had stretched apart. This meant that the lid did not stay back far enough to 'over balance' and so stay up. My s...
by Phil Y
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hello from North Somerset
Replies: 26
Views: 6211

Frome is not that close to where I live but I work fairly close, in Midsomer Norton. I have only been to Frome a few times, to visit a nice little telescope shop there. Astronomy is another hobby of mine.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hello from North Somerset
Replies: 26
Views: 6211

pre65 wrote:Are there any "simple" mods, or does anything worthwhile involve changing chips ?
The two most effective things I changed were the rectifier diodes on both boards and the bipolar electrolytics on the DAC/output PCB.

A big improvement for only a few pounds spent.

Phil.
by Phil Y
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hello from North Somerset
Replies: 26
Views: 6211

Greg wrote:Hi Phil,

If ever you want to collaborate on systems and stuff, just PM me.


Greg
Thanks for the offer Greg I will certainly bear it in mind. Feel free to contact me also.

Regards, Phil.
by Phil Y
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: Decemberists
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Thanks for the tip. I only have 'The hazards of love' and 'The king is dead' so far plus 'The crane wife' on order.

Cheers, Phil.