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by simon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 108
Views: 9653

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Yeah, still not going to happen :-). We did reach a compromise though - we have no visible speakers in the lounge.

Those Lowther horns look much better from a distance... :lol:
by simon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 108
Views: 9653

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Morgan Jones wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:16 pm Do the assembly upstairs?
Nice idea but fairly impractical I think sadly
by simon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 108
Views: 9653

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

"I'm not having that in my living room." That sounds familiar... I have the use of a smallish bedroom at least, but it doubles as my office/storage room. And it's perhaps a bit small for larger speakers. But the biggest challenge is getting the weight of big heavy speakers up the stairs.
by simon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 108
Views: 9653

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Impressively chunky bracing!

I knew they were going to be big but.....
by simon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 387145

Re: Mofo

Interesting. Looks a bit more sophisticated than my setup.
by simon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 387145

Re: Mofo

Thanks Misty. It's a bit too smart to fit in in my play room, but I aspire to bring the rest of it up to a similar standard! I got the CPU cooler idea from Steve S. They're 12V powered from a small 12V SMPS with buck converters to wind the voltage down to reduce fan noise. They're running about 6V b...
by simon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 387145

Re: Mofo

Thanks Steve, I've sent you a WhatsApp
by simon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 45 SET
Replies: 155
Views: 33776

Re: 45 SET

I guess to some extent even measuring off the published curves is a bit of a lottery as it depends on how close our actual valves conform to the averaged graphs?
by simon
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 387145

Re: Mofo

Thanks Steve, I've been trying to make more of an effort to box stuff up the last year or so...

If you do want to get rid of that old radio I might be interested, always fancied the retro look but never had one.
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:06 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: C3g Aikido Phono
Replies: 326
Views: 94235

Re: C3g Aikido Phono

Brill, thanks Phil, I've been able to work it out with your help. £2.69 for two nuts hurts though! :lol:
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 45 SET
Replies: 155
Views: 33776

Re: 45 SET

Only 130uF? ;-)
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 45 SET
Replies: 155
Views: 33776

Re: 45 SET

Whilst surfing the waves I came across these monsters - 200uF 800VDC MKP PP caps for £14.38. Worth a try for a power supply perhaps?

https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/ ... 2DHw%3D%3D
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: C3g Aikido Phono
Replies: 326
Views: 94235

Re: C3g Aikido Phono

Nuts. I bought a couple of these to switch the battery power on an off for the MC pre-preamps I'm playing with. https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/E-Switch/100DP1T1B1M1QE?qs=qz1iJzlMsAe3OD3LOti%2F2g%3D%3D Turns out they don't come with a locking nut... I didn't check the detail cos they always c...
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 45 SET
Replies: 155
Views: 33776

Re: 45 SET

I had a bit of a play with vtadiy.com's loadline calculator as it's easier than building spreadsheets like you Paul. https://www.vtadiy.com/loadline-calculators/loadline-calculator/#calculator The results are a little different from Paul's - it's based on Koren spice models. This is the 45 with 4k6 ...
by simon
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 387145

Re: Mofo

One more as it wouldnt go on the last post. . 20231108_123753.jpg . Under £200 all in. I use it with bass drivers so it was interesting to hear it full range at Dave's. It does lose out to a SET in the mid and treble, but the bass is nice and clean. The 2A3 amp though... beautiful. All the wonder of...