JUST IN - A Quote From This Year's Main Sponsor Elite Audio

'Quite simply the best show we have ever had the pleasure to exhibit! Huge amounts of enthusiasm from so many Wammers who clearly share our passion for music. Can't wait for next year..........'

Mark Cargill - CEO Elite Audio

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  4. In my experience, the A to D and D to A is not always transparent. A simple measurement (called "listening") can demonstrate this, so cheap isn't always cheerful, but you probably don't have to spend huge amounts either. I'm with some of the others here - only address stuff below 100Hz or maybe 120Hz tops - don't stray into the vocal zone and often a system that doesn't have any room interaction above 120Hz sounds distinctly dull and unrealistic. As for the temporal effects of notches to address room modes - well, decent systems don't have that problem, although there may be a touch of phase distortion brought in by a notch where the "corners" at the start and end of the notch are too tight.
  5. 10/10 the first song was what the DJ put on for the first dance at my wedding
  6. Wiring finished (hopefully!), just need to ask some advice on powering up the HT. And I was advised not to wire in the digital ammeters. A pity, as they are cute! All the power and ground wiring is magnet wire, signal wiring is silver in Teflon, resistors are a mixture of Russian W/W, Kiwame, Mills and Shinkoh tantalum, caps are FT-2 Teflon, Audyn True Copper Max, Hovland Musicap and Clarity Cap. Potentiometer is a Canadian PEC 100k. and the switch is huge industrial unit that came to me through the Spirit of the Wam. Socketry is Teflon valve bases, with a mixture of rhodium plated (I had a pair) and copper plated (cos they are cheap!) RCAs. With a bit of luck the PSU from the 26 will work with just the removal of the dropper resistor; if not I will work on it.
  7. Love Kate, thanks for that. Odd song, but an odd girl (no disrespect) Just shows you can sing about anything to make a song.
  8. Thanks for your replies. I will check out Jico-sylus link. I right now this deck just has the stock Thorens arm on it. I was wanting to upgrade to a better arm with upgraded wiring. I have been looking on Ebay for something. SME 3009 perhaps? I will differ to the more experienced Wammer. Thanks Anthony W
  9. Long-tailed Tit by Keith M, on Flickr
  10. Nice. Enjoy.
  11. 10 also... Love the ' Sue Lawley '
  12. I got 10/10, but then, I wrote it haha! http://www.thegadgetbible.uk/ BTW, the gadget bible name will change soon. I have no intentions of creating a site along those lines.
  13. While I wont defend any religion I also wont defend stupidity. Some simple facts for those who think every nut job who commits these acts represents a billion other people. Right now Isis has/is killing more Muslims than anyone else. Right now more Muslims are engaged in the Middle East fighting Isis. Isis no more represents Islam than do the hundreds (thousands?) of pedophile priests represent Christianity.
  14. This. # Without accurate power factor measurements (ever had those taken?) the kWh calcs are guesswork at best.
  15. This is worth a watch guys. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02gyz6b/adam-curtis-bitter-lake And this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation
  16. Thanks for the recommendation. It's 7v (7DJ8) CJ GAT Series 2.
  17. This! It exposes the truth, the US and UK in particular, depend on conflict and war to maintain our privileged positions in the world.Without our arms industries we'd be minnows. And without war and conflict we'd have no arms industries. Which is why we are so keen to keep creating generations of enemies.. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/22/dozens-dead-in-us-led-syria-airstrike-al-mansoura He prides himself on his ignorance, let him enjoy it. Cowards like him will always be scared of whichever enemy their government creates for them.
  18. I finally got around to visiting Liverpool's refurbished Central Library. LIverpool Central Library by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE2*, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 16-35L f4, 1/250s @ f8, ISO400 raw. PP in ACR.
  19. The term is "snowflake" I believe.....
  20. i have a beard, snowflake
  21. I think it also depends on the drivers. I played around with an active 2.5 way with a 10" Volt Mid-Bass and 2" Radian Compression Driver, actually found a 1st order bessel worked very well, given both drivers were working well within their limits and relatively well controlled at both ends. I also tried everything up to 4th order. Thats the advantage of DIY Active, especially with the MiniDSP products, being able to change stuff on the fly for instant comparisons.
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  23. Tube Amp Doctor http://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/shop_Tubes_amp_Accessoires_NOS_Rare_amp_Vintage/?page=2 But is your pre running 6.3v or 7v heaters? If 6.3v, easily checked with the fast responding CJ technical help e mail, you can use ECC88 rather than PCC or 7DJ8 David
  24. I have a family sub for Spotify and would hope that it didn't increase too much for all 6 family users, be fine if I could go Lossless for my system and the rest can stay at 320mbps as they are all on iPods, Echos or Smartphone, but I expect we will all go Lossless, I already pay £14.99 a month for family sub so adding a tenner would be fair enough as separate Tidal would be an extra £14 ( USA version ) a month and Qobuz £20 on top.
  25. Here's one link to the news and USA pricing, plenty info on other sites but no firm UK pricing as yet. http://www.whathifi.com/news/spotify-hi-fi-tier-set-to-offer-lossless-streaming
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