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by Ray P
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 2692518

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pre65 wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:44 pm Wasn't that a song by the Steeleye Span ? :lol:
Nah, it wasn't by Steeleye Span, they just covered it.
by Ray P
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 5002
Views: 1188307

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Inspired by Audio-Talk getting festive...

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by Ray P
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TKD pots
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: TKD pots

Thermionic Idler wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:06 am Wow - if those really are transparent then they might be worth looking into.
Dave, would a loan of the passive attenuator be helpful?
by Ray P
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TKD pots
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: TKD pots

I'm also using another Muses implementation, this time based on some boards from DIY Audio, in a 2P29L preamp I'm slowly putting together,

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by Ray P
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TKD pots
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: TKD pots

I built a buffered passive volume control using the Academy Audio Muses kit - works really well and seems transparent, The buffer uses vintage BUF-03 devices and has plenty of current to drive the input of an amplifier, in fact sufficient to use it as a heaphone amp. Power supply is a SilentSwitcher...
by Ray P
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet 27+28 Nov 21-add your name here
Replies: 189
Views: 5737

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Wow, was it a week ago already. :o
by Ray P
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: TKD pots
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: TKD pots

I'm just putting together a switched attenuator for my SIT amplifier project - I picked up a really good NOS 25way MBB switch on ebay for a few pounds and I'll build it as a shunt type with a 25K Charcroft in the main position and the rest using PSP metal films. To step up from that type I would go ...
by Ray P
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13560
Views: 2692518

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Sorry to hear about your bad start to the day Ant - hopefully things can only get better for you.

Were the fish making a break for it?
by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 2692518

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I'll make a guess at Germany ... :?: A safe guess Mike, but wrong, they're both British. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/TOG_II.jpg/1280px-TOG_II.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOG2 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/IWM-MH-9865-Tortoise.jpg https://en....
by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 2692518

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pre65 wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:37 pm I hope DTB is not viewing, but did you see "little willy" ? :lol:
Of course!

There's even a song about it, and the band are even wearing tank tops.

by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13560
Views: 2692518

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Tank museum trivia time.

The two heaviest tanks at the museum weigh 78 and 80 tons - which country built them?
by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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IslandPink wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:15 pm I think I was last there around 1980 !
You'll not recognise it Mark, many of the exhibits didn't exist then!
by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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Views: 2692518

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pre65 wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:31 am I'm glad you all enjoyed it. :)
Yes, and it has changed and improved a lot since I last visited - it used to be a big shed with rows of tanks but now it's got themed areas with lots more information and context.
by Ray P
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
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I had a boys day out yesterday with a couple of colleagues - we're all of a similar age and degree of wrinkling. We went to the Tank Museum at Bovington;

https://tankmuseum.org/

Well worth a visit if you're down in this part of the world.

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by Ray P
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 801a amplifier
Replies: 101
Views: 5660

Re: 801a amplifier

No problem not remembering Paul, it's been a long time since we spent a few days at VSAC, yes it was in 2003 - we went with Clive and Scott neither of whom I've heard of/from for years. I was telling you about my exploration of DSD (or more correctly SDM) playback, which is now my preferred way of l...