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  1. Hi guys Firstly thank you for the support. Really made me feel good The bad news first. Well. After 4 days in hospital. The clotting was due to a diagnosis of bowl cancer. So was prodded and tested for everything. I won’t exactly know the complete story until a meeting with the doctors on Monday afternoon The Good news I am feeling fine and still want to make my cables for you guys. It will keep me occupied and my mind off the bad things I thought I should let everyone know just in case you want to order elsewhere. Wont be as good as mine though 😁 Once again. Thank you for your support. I love the SNA community UPDATE Hi guys I would like to thanks the SNA community for the outpouring of love and goodwill toward me. To the members who sent me stories of their own or their families cancer recoveries through here or PM’s, a special Thank you I thought I would update everyone on the outcome of todays meeting with the Drs Well not great news to be honest. The bowel cancer has also spread to my liver and a couple of small spots in the lungs also. Bit of a slap in the face i suppose, but the good thing I suppose is that it is the same cancer in all three, so if the Chemo works it will shrink all three. At this stage its not operable, but if the tumours shrinks then they will look at it again It hasn’t changed anything really, as i was always going to have Chemo. So the fight begins. AS before. I would still love to make cables for you guys, as it will take my mind of things. I’m not going anywhere for a while yet. Too much music to listen to yet Bill
    62 points
  2. Hi all Yes, we were together for 32 years and I already miss him terribly. Wolster showed me some of the member tributes and I have joined to be able to read them at any time. I also will be selling some of Gordon's gear as, as much as I appreciated the sound that Gordon was able to extract from the billion hours he put into our system, my music needs are simpler and our home theatre room is my domain. Thank you to all who have offered their condolences. They are very much appreciated.
    51 points
  3. Hi Guys I am certainly not in the headspace after getting some devastating health news to be responding to this to be honest, but will do my best. Firstly I would like to say that the poster of this “ Maxi “, was the recipient of a Bills Sunday giveaway for the RCA cable. I refunded him in total immediately after I found out there was an issue, and also included an extra $100 because he said that he sold some of my speaker cables and had lost $100 on them ( not really my problem, but i gave him the $100 ) He obviously took the cables apart, which by the way voids any warranty, but thats beside the point. He sent me a PM to ask if they were WE cables. I said they were and the tinned wire ( silver looking wire is the WE wire ) I shouldn’t have to explain what I do with me cables, as I have done this before to certain members in here, who told me they were going to have a crack at making some for themselves DIY, and I suppose I am too Trusting so told them where I get the cables and plugs and suddenly within a couple of weeks they are making them and selling them on here, and promoting themselves as doing so, but not as commercial members. I have overlooked this and not complained, as a commercial member complained when I did similar. So i became a commercial member to avoid any more issues So I instantly thought that Maxi was going to do the same. I told Maxi that I would make him a new set at no cost to him, which I was going to use oil cotton coated WE wire. Explained to him I was awaiting new plugs, which were going to be WBT Next Gen at considerable cost, as i wanted to make up for the mistake with the Canare xlr cable I sent out by mistake instead of WE. And then i spent a week in hospital, so couldn’t get them out to him. The RCA cable he has is actually a WE cable. I shouldn’t have to divulge what i do inside my cables, as no commercial company would. But I pull the oil cotton off the wire, which is very easy to do and use the wire twisted with a pure copper strand. Why do this. Because it sounds better. You people that said why would I do this, simply affirms that you don’t try new techniques in real cable making. I make my own wires up, not just buy stock cable in. The straight WE wire had a slight shine in the upper register, and by adding the copper, mellowed them, to what most agree are a wonderful cable. For those who also think that WE cable is all oil soaked Cotten covered wire are totally wrong. Some of their cable is just the best purest copper cable ever made. The WE cable I use for the speaker cable for example, is from a fairly high voltage power cable, and I will put that up against any speaker cable at 10 times the cost. So don’t make assumptions on what you think is correct and what is actual Lastly i just want to say how disappointed I am, that even though members were told early in this discussion, that I was in hospital, and wouldn’t be able to reply, you keep on going. Something I would never contemplate doing. 99.9% of the members here are just fantastic, but there seems to be a very small group that delights in causing trouble. This seems to happen way too often. I suppose it shows your immaturity, and lack of respect for peoples feelings. My personnel advice to you is go find another forum to ruin I WILL NOT ENTER ANY MORE DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC AS I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. IF ANYONE WANTS ONE OF MY CABLES, THEN IM HAPPY TO SUPPLY. BUT AS FOR TELLING EVERYONE WHATS IN MY CABLES. AND DEFENDING THEM, THAT WILL NO LONGER BE OCCURRING Bill
    46 points
  4. Hi guys I would like to thanks the SNA community for the outpouring of love and goodwill toward me. To the members who sent me stories of their own or their families cancer recoveries through here or PM’s, a special Thank you I thought I would update everyone on the outcome of todays meeting with the Drs Well not great news to be honest. The bowel cancer has also spread to my liver and a couple of small spots in the lungs also. Bit of a slap in the face i suppose, but the good thing I suppose is that it is the same cancer in all three, so if the Chemo works it will shrink all three. At this stage its not operable, but if the tumours shrinks then they will look at it again It hasn’t changed anything really, as i was always going to have Chemo. So the fight begins. AS before. I would still love to make cables for you guys, as it will take my mind of things. I’m not going anywhere for a while yet. Too much music to listen to yet Bill
    28 points
  5. I haven’t done much serious listening over the last few months, because i was just too bloody busy. But after a few days in hospital and a crap diagnosis, all i wanted to do was get home and listen to some tunes. I suppose it all depends of how your life situation is going from time to time
    26 points
  6. My system has undergone some radical changes in the past year or two - all of which have massively improved it. As I just vacuumed the layers of dust from under the rack and repainted the rack shelves I thought it was time to take a pic. As you can see it sounds magnificent. I replaced my old model Elektra HD and the Elektra Pnyx. I now have a Sanders Magtech (magnificent beast) and a Primaluna EVO 300 pre with B&W 805d3 and 2 SVS sb1000 subs. I also went all in with digital, selling my Rega P3-24 and even removed my dearly beloved Arcam Alpha 9 cdp to the cupboard. I use Roon to play my own collection of PCM and DSD files and CD rips. Je regrette rien, though I admit to looking at turntable porn now and then, and I have kept a small collection of vinyls (records that is to linguistic reactionaries). At the moment I’m streaming via Sonore Ultrarendu into a Gieseler Gross. In the near future - when I finally get my rack built - i will dispense with the Rendu and go direct USB.
    25 points
  7. Hifi still remains one of my biggest hobbies and interests that's also the most accessible. I used to ride motorcycles but ill health has stopped that. I used to do photography but simply finding the time to do that is hard. So its back to the stereo and buying stereo gear oops. It's funny I'm at the age where I can pretty much buy anything I like, but I'm.still sensible to worry about the law of diminishing returns but there's always something Recently tho we bought a puppy, having never owned a puppy before it's a long learning curve and she's the biggest time waster , she loves attention and playing. Alas the visits to the music room just seem to be a chance to pull on the speaker or power cables. So she's banned from there until she calms down a bit only14 weeks old.. Life goes on 🙃🙃
    25 points
  8. My system currently. Don't have a dedicated room so have to share with the family, Speakers not in the optimal spot but still the best sound I've had so far.
    24 points
  9. Great thread! My humble technics 1210s.. 21 years of use and still going strong! Sound great through my mostly vintage setup.. High End Condesa Rotary mixer (Made in Adelaide!) > Marantz 3300 pre > Marantz 250M power > Magnificent Tannoy Arden HPD385 speakers (Alnico magnet MK1 version).. Looking into upgrading the tonearms on both decksto Jelco or similar... These are used for both djing and Hifi listening so whilst I know there are much better Hifi tables out there.. I'm keen to find a middle ground between sound quality and function. Any suggestions on great technics 1200/1210 upgrades? Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CS2m8BEh5Qm/
    23 points
  10. So a few people asked for a thread, so here goes. I’ve been chasing a pair of these for a while and they came up so jumped in the deep end. The speakers are in need of a fair bit of work. One has sun fade on one side so I need to sand them all back and remove the lacquer. (Sand or lacquer stripper?) Some of the drivers are so-so so gonna have to go through all the spares I have and put together the A-team. @Grizzly has sourced some new brass plates for the back and is having them screened. @Bill125812 has supplied some Canare to re-wire the internals. I’m gonna re-wire the binding posts to the crossovers at least as this was modded by the previous owner. New binding posts still undecided what to buy. Possibly copper/brass WBT? @Sub Sonic gave me many Duntech goodies and I am eternally grateful. Without his help this wouldn’t be possible. @tubularbells has offered to help with the wiring and re-solder of the crossovers as I’m not to be trusted with a soldering iron. 😂😂😂 It might be a slow process. Any comments or ideas are welcome at this point. All of the scan-speak 13m will be reconed with original, impossible to find re-cone kits. I have a few pairs of Dynaudio D-28 tweeters to select from. Currently there is 6 X Dynaudio 24w75 to choose from. 2 need a recone I think. Grills the be done by Aranmar Acoustics thanks to John.
    20 points
  11. I am just getting back to my system after some 25 years of being satisfied with background music. Until recently, I last purchased any equipment 35 years ago! Anyhow, the Thorens TD150 (Mk I) goes back to the early 1980s, when I purchased it. At that time it had a SME 3009 series 2 arm. After a half dozen years I swapped it out for a Rega RB300 arm, as this was considered a better arm for a moving coil cartridge. In the late 80's I moved from Sydney to Perth, and life became too busy to devote any time to hifi. Some three months ago, a good friend purchased a new turntable and began rediscovering his old albums. This awakened so many memories that I decided to get my system back together again. That was the plan, but I began reading the forums, watching reviews on YouTube, and it became apparent that the decades had past me by, and there was a whole new world of hifi to explore. 30 years ago I was a vinyl enthusiast. At some point small kids and big dogs with even bigger tails did not mix well with turntables and expensive moving coil cartridges. Part of my reason for posting this saga is to give something back to those who inspired the building. On weekends I am a serious amateur woodworker, and design and build furniture. I have furnished much of our home. It should not come as too much surprise when I place as much emphasis on the presentation of the equipment as its sound. In 2010, I built an entertainment centre based on twin campaign chests. The idea was to leave space for the hifi, like this ... But I made the error of showing my wife, Lynndy, what it could look like with added drawer fronts .... At that point she decided that twin chests were better than an entertainment centre, and that was it! The TV was sited on one, and my hifi system became reduced to CD and DVD. The turntable and other equipment were banished to another room. Here you see it with one (of a pair) of Bowers & Wilkins DM 7 (mk 2) speakers. These are now 40 years old (I have had them from new)! In addition to re-building the Thorens, the next change was to get new speakers. Lynndy hated my B&W coffins, and had nagged me for years to get something smaller. So I did - Kef LS50 Meta speakers on stands. Quite amazing for such small speakers. Their imaging is extraordinary. I plan to add the matching KC62 subwoofer in the near future. Now I needed to move the equipment off the cabinet. Time to add a matching stand. Again built in Jarrah (as is the copy of the Hans Wegner chair I made several years ago) ... New to me (but not to others) is streaming. I purchased a Cambridge Audio CXN (v2) streamer/DAC, now have a subscription to Tidal (for the master disk recordings) and began ripping all my old CDs to FLAC files, which is stored on SSD drive attached to the CXN. I was pllanning to add Roon, which is where an old MacBook Pro came in, but eventually decided that it was unnecessary. The amplifier is a Harman Kardon HK6500 (high current and high power) from around 1989/90. This has been serviced and reinstalled (partly for the MC pre-preamp). The HK absolutely blew away the Cambridge Audio amp I was using in the CD system ... But it started with the turntable and its re-build. So let's go there. This is how it looked originally. When last did any of you see a Platter Matter mat? These were all the rage in the mid-1980s The new plinth is built from a pink fiddleback Jarrah ... I did not realise that the upper plate on the turntable was glued on, and my effort in removing it caused a few kinks. Rather than purchase another, I flattened it, and then sanded it within an inch of its life, finally deciding to just clear coat the aluminium rather than a spray painted finish. It goes back with double-sided tape ... To make it easier to remove and re-install, if needed to be done in the future, instead of screws, the top is now held on with bolts ... Here is the inside: the springs have been replaced with a set from Vinyl Nirvana. Previously, the springs had been swapped out for Linn springs, and now I realised that these were too stiff to create a decent bounce. When wiring up the RCA plugs, I realised that there was not enough finger space to do the soldering. So the plate I had made (from acrylic) came out, and replaced with RCA which could be attached with a nut from the outside. One other addition, seen here, is the Michell Engineering finger locknut for the Rega arm base. This makes it easier to adjust the arm attachment. The original connection was via a large nut, which require a spanner. Similarly to the RCAs, I had to remove and rotate the Furutech mains plug, as the locking screws tightened from above - which meant that the steel chassis would need to be removed if a wire came loose. The plug screw can now be tightened from below ... I went a little mad with black acrylic. First there was the base in 10mm thick. I thought I was being original but then discovered that there was no such thing, and merely re-inventing a well-known wheel ... Here you can see the ease of accessing the arm base ... The feet are made from the cheaper IsaAcoustic IsoPucks, which I modified by superglueing on stainless steel bolts to create feet with isolation properties and fine adjustment ... The other area with acrylic is the armboard. This is pretty dead compared with the MDF original. The Rega RB300 arm was modified with the Origin Live counterweight and coupling, as well as the VTA adjuster. Another addition was Dynamat insulation under the turntable platter. This stopped all ringing ... The spindle centre is filled with plasticine and an acrylic cover ... The MDF stand used to set up the springs ... Finally together. The mat is a Herbie's Way Excellent ll Turntable Mat. This is similar material to the Platter Matter, but 3mm thick, compared with the 6mm of the PM. Correct Thorens belt ... Okay, I went a little silly and purchased Thoren's oil ... One of my concerns was that the turntable was to sit on a chest of drawers, and this may act as a sound board. The floors are Jarrah-over-concrete, which helps. An isolation platform was in order. More acrylic as it seems to soak up vibrations ... The top is loose and there are thin sorbothane feet underneath ... Here is the final affair. The perspect lid comes from Decibel HiFi, who also supplied the Origin Live kit. Close-up of the isolation platform ... Cartridge? Supex 900 Mk IV. Speaker and interconnect cables from Jeshua Miller at NB Speaker Cables. I have Linn hinges for the top, but am still sitting on the fence whether to use them .... Regards from Perth Derek
    20 points
  12. This has been very therapeutic, so much so that I now have a record spinning.
    20 points
  13. I have a love/hate relationship with Hi-Fi. I would love to go back to the early days where I enjoyed music more than I enjoyed the gear. It seems to the less I knew, and the less trained my ears were, the more I enjoyed it. Fair to say I've got it bad, and the endless cycle of gear that comes with doing what I do (both owned and loaned) ... leads down this constant upgrade cycle. I just want to sit still and enjoy the music. I've made another whole round of changes, and I'm really loving it again. I'm spending time in my dedicated room to escape a household that is always busy and noisy the days. The advantage of having a combined use system is once I'm over the music, the same room can be used and enjoyed for watching movies or even just TV. BUT - totally get this topic, and I can go through months on and months off with hi-fi. I actually envy the true and passionate MUSIC lovers, that for them it is and will only ever be about the music. Afterthought - I reckon this thread is a prime example of what makes this industry go 'round, but also why the Classifieds are as ridiculously popular as they are. So to all in this thread, thank you! 😛
    20 points
  14. Hi all, It's been a long trip, what with a complete re-design, some CAM issues, and the zombies keeping Melbourne locked down but the new speakers have arrived! YAY. Here are some photos of serial number 2 of the MT 3.3. Sorry for the blur in some. They come in 2 huge boxes—134 Kg each. There are also two smaller boxes, and two accessories packages. Neatly packed from the factory. Unpacked in Adelaide. Installing the mid-treble unit on anti-vibration pads. Adding the mid and treble cables. (factory pic) Trying to take a shot of the reflections. Companions (left). Still on the transport dolly. Companions (right ) At 130 Kg apiece I'm leaving the wheels on until I'm sure about position! How do they sound? They arrived over a week ago and I had to stop listening to put this email together. I've ordered both an upgraded preamp and phono amp to take advantage of them and the newish DAC. They make fun out of sitting at home to avoid the zombies. Now, back to the music.
    19 points
  15. Six hour straight vinyl session, getting a sore butt, might need a new chair.
    18 points
  16. It will passed one day 😜 , I known the pain
    18 points
  17. My system today.Added the second turntable for some A B C listening comparisons. 👍
    17 points
  18. Spinning some wax after a long time.
    17 points
  19. My system at the moment. SGR CX4F mkII's, Musical Paradise Deluxe mk3, Musical Paradise Preamp MP-701 mk2, Dr Feickert Woodpecker 2 TT, Kuzma Stogi S tonearm, Lyra Delos cart, Puffin DSP phono, Sowther vintage 1:10 SUT, Ambeo Soundbar, dual REL HT1205 subs. The MP dac has been upgraded to dual mono ES3098pro dacs, fed by an external battery operated femto Crystek 957 clock and running EH6H30Pi output & 274B rect tubes with Mundorf Silver in Gold capacitors. Same tubes set and caps with the pre. All cabled with Bills WE cables.
    17 points
  20. I would like to start a thread that focuses on identifying the factory and manufacturing date codes of tubes. I realise that a lot of us come across etched, stamped and printed codes on tubes that are both very easy and very challenging to decipher. I will start with the latter and focus on identifying tubes that were made in the former western block countries in Europe from 1948 to 1955. For this example, I will focus on I what I believe is the best sounding mini triode to be ever manufactured, the ECC40. Two caveats here if you intend to use this tube. It can only be used with a 6.3 volt heater. There is no provision for a 12 .6 volt heater on the pin layout for this tube. You will need a rimlock B8A to B9A tube adapter to use this tube in a 9-pin 12AU7/ECC82 socket Now onto the identification guide for codes etched between the pins on the base (see Examples 1 and 3 below) or stamped into the side in a metal collar placed around the base (see Example 2 below). For this exercise will need to reference 3 important tables (all 3 sourced from Brent Jessee's audiotubes website): The first table (Table 1) shows the year of manufacture The second table (Table 2) shows the month of manufacture The third table (Table 3) shows the factory codes Table 1: Year of manufacture deciphered codes Table 2: Month of manufacture deciphered codes Table 3: Factory deciphered codes So let us now look at Example 1: From this photo, the codes on this tube are LCC (first line) and + Z (second line). For the first line, the 'LC' confirms the version and revision of the tube being an ECC40 and the 'C' at the end is the year code. From Table 1 above, the 'C' is linked to 1951 to 1953 production. For the second line, the factory code is '+', which from Table 3 is Sittard, Holland production. The 'Z' from Table 2 aligns to August 1952 production. Moving onto Example 2: From this photo, the codes on this tube are DC (first line) and LCC (second line). For the first line, the 'D' represents Hamburg production (Table 3) and the 'C' is the month of manufacture. From Table 2, 'C' aligns to March 1948, 1951 or 1954 production. Let's hold onto that information for the moment. For the second line, the 'LC' again represents the version and revision of the tube being an ECC40 and the 'C' at the end is the year code. From Table 1 above, the C is linked to 1951 to 1953 production. Now if we go back to the first line, the 'C' from Table 2 aligns to March 1951 production. One additional feature that stands out here is that the base of this ECC40 tube has a metal collar, which further confirms much earlier production than Example 1. Let's look at one further example (Example 3): From this photo, the codes on this tube are LC2 (first line) and 53 (second line). For the first line, the 'LC' again represents the version and revision of the tube being an ECC40 and from Table 1, '2' aligns to 1948 to 1950 production. For the second line, the '5' represents Toshiba, Japan production (Table 3) and the '3' at the end is the month code. From Table 2 above, the '3' is linked to May 1950 production. Now what is interesting to note in this particular example is that there is no metal collar around the base for 1950 production, which is what would be typically expected based on Example 2. The LC2 code when compared to the LCC code in Example 2 shows the use of a number rather than a letter for the third digit, which still represents the year of manufacture. Numbers always pre-dated letters in tube coding in accordance to Table 1 data. While Valvo were still using the metal collar, Toshiba had moved onto the collarless version of the tube. Philips having multiple tube manufacturing factories located across the world ventured into positioning these factories to compete against each other in terms of their manufacturing technologies to service the world. This is part of the reason why all these tubes are so desirable to own and use in our tube amps and sources. I will stop here for this post. Feel free to share any photos of etched, stamped or printed codes you come across and I'll try my best to help decipher them for you. 😊 Edit: Larger tube porn photos included. Second Edit: I lied. Here are some more codes to decipher. Any guesses? 😆
    16 points
  21. Kids have sure made a good mess in the lounge room this week. I've given up on cleaning this lockdown with 3 kids in a small lounge room. Thelonious Monk and Coltrane playing via the new DAC I just purchased. My DIY Pre/power Slagle Autoformer Pre & Orchard Starkrimson Power amp
    16 points
  22. G'day Bill, we've never met or really spoken properly...but I'd like to say keep strong mate. As a 3 time survivor I know only too well the emotional rollercoaster and places the mind can go. Dont be afraid to reach out to people for a chat and try your best to avoid Dr. Google. After 2 stem cell transplants, more chemo and radio therapy than I'd wish on my ex It's now 10yrs and I'm fitter than ever and listening to music like I never heard it before...there is absolutely light and clear days once the clouds lift. May best wishes be with you and your family on this journey. I think I can safely say you have the positivity of the entire SnA community with you 🙏🏻💪🏻
    16 points
  23. Further information: Up for sale is a MINT condition Air Tight ATM-4 These never come up for sale because most owners tend to keep them. Beautiful Midrange coming from the 6l6 tubes with Air Tight Quality Workmanship Comes complete with original boxes PERFECT PURSUIT OF SONIC PERFORMANCE Reputed 6L6GC beam-valve boasting of long history starting from military application UL connection enabling to offer affluent power and guts Low NF design for low distortion Adjuster pot & centre meter to assure optimum balance of push-pull operation Stereo/mono selector switch Select components for long-time listening pleasure Valves employed: 6L6GC × 4, 6FQ7 × 2, 12AT7 × 1 Rated output: 24W + 24W (8 ohms), 48W (mono, 8 ohms) Input impedance: 100kohms Features: input selector (2-ch), stereo/mono selector Dimensions: 380(W) × 340(D) × 205(H)mm Weight: 23kgs Photos:
    16 points
  24. Here's mine started last April 2020. (Nad D3020 + Kef Q100) To my Current System after a year
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  25. Added two pieces from retro-thermionic (Mark Houston), the latest being an absolutely gorgeous sounding SRPP pre amplifier, the “Essence”, in the last couple of weeks. The second addition is the “Sortilege”, (love that name Mark)…an authoritatively taut, agile and musical class D tri-path 180wpc power amp. Rounding out the additions, a complete set of Bill’s cables western electric ic’s connecting everything. Stunning sounding cable. Speed, fluidity, spaciousness are descriptives that spring to mind in my caffeine fuelled brain. I find the combination of class D power amp and valve preamp/high sensitivity speakers, really interesting and enjoyable. Well… it’s got me up at 6am firing up the Hifi excited to listen to some music, things have to be sounding good for THAT to happen😉
    16 points
  26. Santana Abraxas MoFi, Mr Donatello does a great job with the bass in this pressing but still prefer the half speed one
    15 points
  27. Further information: Selling my Cornwall IV speakers as upgrading. These are only 18 months old and come with the remainder of the Klipsch 10 year factory warranty. These are immaculate in every way, and present great value when compared to the current retail price. Not a scratch or mark anywhere and can be shipped in the original boxes. These sound amazing with both valve and solid state amplification. For more detail on my current set-up see the recent write up in the whathifi magazine link below: https://www.whathifi.com/au/features/aussie-hi-fi-rooms-a-music-haven-for-digital-and-vinyl For more information on specs, go the Klipsch website or the link below: https://d2um2qdswy1tb0.cloudfront.net/product-specsheets/Cornwall-2019-Spec-Sheet-v03.pdf Price is firm.
    15 points
  28. Many thanks to all who provided their insights and advices. I received a new anti depressant today
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  29. My view right now
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  30. lockdown has given me time to do some "jobs" and one of them got done today..... spent some time on "Project Briks" and installed some Vifa PW17 whatever drivers in place of the Kef unit.....AND.... INVERTED THEM!! Using them as a Bass with Mid affair along with the Black "Satellites" in a pseudo Bi amp affair... ( Must have done something right as the Missus says they sound good!! ) Tase
    15 points
  31. After loosing my Dad, Son and Mum back in the Naughties I gave up on everything. They nearly put me into a Physco Hospital. My son was killed in a horrible way but I had to go back to work after a month as no income and a family to support. After 8 years of physiological torture, I gave up work due to an argument with my boss and never worked again. Best thing I did. Getting back into HiFi and riding the Harley again helped a lot. I now get up and start my day when I want. Day after day. Time changes and you go on or not. Sometimes, your lucky.
    15 points
  32. 14 points
  33. I think we can safely say that I have my interest back, a huge thanks for the support online and in one case a visit to my place. awesome support team here.
    14 points
  34. Finally a few relaxing drinks for the driver, birthday week celebrations continue......
    14 points
  35. Some weeks ago I acquired a legendary 1960's EICO HF-81 integrated valve amplifier from @Colonel Sanders. He rated it extremely highly, but decided to move it along after several years of inactivity. He also kindly supplied a 240v transformer to replace its original 110v US unit. It has spent the last few weeks in the expert hands of Nick @skies2clear who just today has completed the task of refurbishment. There will be pictures to follow when I take delivery but thanks to the guidance of Kirk @xlr8or I was able to purchase this matched quad set of Mullard Blackburn EL84's to roll into this beauty.
    14 points
  36. Ummmmmmmmm - not just men by the way 🤣 but I admit I do not need a Man Cave nor a Shed !! LOL
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  37. Happy Father day to all grape juice addiction Daddy! It’s a special day for me personally for having invested in two none refundable nor capitalisable investments. It seems for the next twelves years…, these sunken cost will forever be on going… So I thought it’s a great time to reinvest back into myself! Doing it simplistically feasible….! 😚
    14 points
  38. Pink Floyd wish you were here CBS 1975, pressing. Yes from Brashs, back in the day.
    14 points
  39. I once got rid all my records - every piece of vinyl, 7" to larger I had, I gave away. 4 crates of White labels, record company promos of all types, rare, common, the LOT. The Salvos had a field day. I've spent the last 10 years buying it all back...... There's a lesson there somewhere.
    14 points
  40. Here they are. The brand new PS Audio FR30 Loudspeaker. Magenta have been allocated one of the very first pairs made and will have them for demo and review in September/October. Details are as follows: At 153cm tall.....The FR-30 features 4 custom designed ultra low distortion long throw 8″ woofers supplemented by 4 10″ side-mounted passive low-frequency radiators. Ribbon tweeter front and back and a 10″ ribbon midrange. No internal amplification, this speaker will light up the room with as few as 100 watts per channel.
    13 points
  41. I have the set now. it’s certainly no worse than the factory chipboard plinth and it could even be better in some respects.
    13 points
  42. Spicy pork in the pizza oven, still finding my way .....13 Flame Tree is a cracker ❤️🍷🤟
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  43. I'm sure that I, and the 99.9% have your back Bill. You are invaluable on this forum.
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  44. I have recently developed a new friendship with a musician and recently was at his house. He was playing some tunes on a new panasonic stereo that he had bought from JB hifi (this is the one) Was talking to me about how much he loves listening to music on it because of the 'clarity and separation of instruments'. I had 2 thoughts: It's always sobering just how little interest in high end audio musicians have How much simpler would life be if a $500 stereo from JB still sounded good to me!!
    13 points
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