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by floppybootstomp
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Headphones
Topic: Closed back headphones
Replies: 19
Views: 41772

I've used a pair of Sennheiser PX200 headphones for 6.5 years now with an I-Pod. They fold away into a carrying case and sound good to me. They also block out all noise very well to people near you so are ideal for public transport, imo. I have the Mk 1 version which doesn't have the volume control ...
by floppybootstomp
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: FE167 Fonkens.
Replies: 14
Views: 10941

Yah cannae whack a jaunty angle! Well done Squire :D
by floppybootstomp
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Music by association
Replies: 0
Views: 1499

Music by association

This morning I had a wander round part of Greenwich market and picked me's up a few vinyl goodies. Amongst them was the Clockwork Orange soundtrack, in good nick for three quid guvnor. Second track in is Rossinni's The Thieving Magpie which I really enjoyed listening to and liked the way it brought ...
by floppybootstomp
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: Adidas Kebabs
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

Adidas Kebabs

One of our local bands. Nowt special but they're always playing one watering hole or another round here. And now they've gone and made a video which, actually, is not typical of them at all.

And I know all these peeps - woohoo! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBsvtWeZ ... e=youtu.be
by floppybootstomp
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Squeezebox - do I need one?
Replies: 10
Views: 7383

Thanks for replies :D Dave, I'll be in touch, thank you.
by floppybootstomp
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Squeezebox - do I need one?
Replies: 10
Views: 7383

I've come back to this, have been thinking about a Squeezebox again. Since last posting here I now have a DAC (home made from this module Here ) between media computer optical digital out and Hi Fi audio amplifier. I am really rather impressed with the sound quality, FLAC files sound very good indee...
by floppybootstomp
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: How much solid state in your amp?
Replies: 29
Views: 24709

Here's my psu as mentioned above, a very simple affair:

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by floppybootstomp
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: How much solid state in your amp?
Replies: 29
Views: 24709

Solid state devices in valve amp? Have just had a look at the cct diag to my Elektor pp amp and all it has is four diodes in HT line. Heater supply is AC. That's the only valve amp I have apart from a headphone amp I recently bought from Hong Kong This one which I don't have a circuit diagram for an...
by floppybootstomp
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Power Amp Dummy Load
Replies: 31
Views: 18233

PS - I'm curious - the only fault I can see to put 90v on the output (for an amplifier of ~100w) is for both output transistors to blow, so the load goes from +'ve to -'ve rail. Was this the case? As I recall, I think it was, though as it was around '85 or '86 my recollection is a little hazy. I di...
by floppybootstomp
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: A tale of two Lencos
Replies: 11
Views: 7328

A tale of two Lencos

In May 2010 DTB gave me a Lenco Goldring GL75 turntable mounted in his heavy home made plinth and a couple of Decca Unipivot arms. One of the Decca arms had previously snapped in two where the arm meets the swivel assembly and repaired with extra hard araldite so I used the arm that hadn't been repa...
by floppybootstomp
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: A new desktop PC
Replies: 33
Views: 13098

How many computer users does it take to change a light bulb? The machine linked to in the very first post will be fine for the use it's intended for. Good price too. End of story, really. E-Buyer are a good supplier with fair prices, and I say that from a fair bit of experience using online supplier...
by floppybootstomp
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Power Amp Dummy Load
Replies: 31
Views: 18233

Do dummy loads get warm? One I was using did once, allow me to relate. Carlsbro PA amp, 100 watt-ish, connected to 8R WW dummy load enclosed in small metal case/box. Me, green behind the gills, thought not to measure any offset DC on output. Such was the fault there was actually 90V DC present acros...
by floppybootstomp
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Please LIKE my new hifi facebook page
Replies: 37
Views: 15855

Yes, that's one thing I like about Facebook, I have 100's of photos up there that folk I know from whiles back can simply download, easier than posting disks full of photos or sending prints, an easy way to share. Having said that, seems to be a one-way street so far, didn't anybody else ever take a...
by floppybootstomp
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Please LIKE my new hifi facebook page
Replies: 37
Views: 15855

I'm on Face Ache, er, Facebook.

Today I saw some pictures that friend Sukie had posted there of her three year old son, he's looking well and it cheered me.

Facebook is what you choose to make of it.
by floppybootstomp
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Eric Sykes
Replies: 5
Views: 4892

He was unique, made me laugh in days gone by, did you know he appeared as a caretaker in Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire. We should all watch 'The Plank' again in his honour.

RIP Eric.