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by Cressy Snr
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston 2022 - What're you bringing?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Owston 2022 - What're you bringing?

OK, Feeling a little bit guilty for being a miserable bastard, so below is what I will bring. I intend to bring a complete old school early '90s style system, CD based, none of that streaming or computer audio zillion-bit warp-speed upsampling flimflammery. NVA based solid state amplifier, with incr...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lamont Dozier RIP.
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Lamont Dozier RIP.

by Cressy Snr
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston meet, Doncaster, 22&23 Oct 22
Replies: 34
Views: 2585

Re: Owston meet, Doncaster, 22&23 Oct 22

I’m still undecided whether to bring anything. The SE valve amp with feedback might appear, as might the solid state amp, but an amp’s an amp when all is said and done. There’s not a lot to say about them. Ant might bring a few things though. Personally, I’m more interested in seeing what people are...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: My Swansong speaker build
Replies: 74
Views: 1806

Re: My Swansong speaker build

Yep, me too. :)
by Cressy Snr
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 5366
Views: 1388500

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

On 💿
What a record!
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by Cressy Snr
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Paul Barker wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:09 am
nice poem if somewhat plajurised, lol.
Well of course :mrgreen:
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 5366
Views: 1388500

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Music is my first love and it will be my last. Music of the future and music of the past. To live without my music would be impossible to do. In this world of Johnson, Sunak, Truss, rip off energy companies, climate change and complete utter bastards, my music pulls me through.
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 14584
Views: 3184187

Re: Nothing In Particular

The local bowls club I belong to is having a troubled time because of personality issues. The club captain has resigned because the (arsehole) chairman is incompetent, and in supporting the club captain I've ended up with a one match suspension for "bad behaviour". :shock: Hopefully it wi...
by Cressy Snr
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Anyway, the pair of damper diodes were a tweak too far. The extra heater transformer's electric field was inducing a slight hum into the input stage and also it was causing the bottom plate to utter a loud clang on the initial magnetisation at switch-on, because it was inside the case. The choice wa...
by Cressy Snr
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: R.I.P. Bernard Cribbins
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: R.I.P. Bernard Cribbins

Used to love him on Jackanory when I was a child. He and Kenneth Williams were my favourite storytellers. R.I.P. Bernard.
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

OTOH
I could listen less, read more, write more and go for more walks and keep the valve amp in the system. :D
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Anyway, back to the solid state amp. The Heretik was a great engineering exercise, but I’ll be keeping it for occasional use due to the power consumption. I listen for at least six hours a day, often more, so the solid state amp is a no-brainer. Just out of interest, what are the relevant costs for...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

Anyway, back to the solid state amp. The Heretik was a great engineering exercise, but I’ll be keeping it for occasional use due to the power consumption. I listen for at least six hours a day, often more, so the solid state amp is a no-brainer.
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Fun with Feedback
Replies: 137
Views: 4802

Re: Fun with Feedback

As I have a centre-tapped HT transformer, I thought I may as well try a couple of cheap, 6CL3, TV damper diodes for rectification. I started off with a solid-state rectifier with one 6CL3 as the slow-start element, running off the same heater supply as the rest of the valves. It worked nicely and ga...