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  1. REVIEWS

    1. REALREVIEWS

      Product reviews written specifically by our designated content team. They are the personal opinions of our chosen members on products supplied by manufacturers.

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    2. Member's Reviews On Their Own Home Systems

      Reviews on member's own products. Write about your own system and share your experience about your systems at home.

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  2. 2 CHANNEL

    1. 2 Channel Debate

      For the 2 Channel purist. Which separates are best, how do I wire them together and with what?

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    2. Tech Corner - NEW FORUM

      The place for measurement based discussions.

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    3. DIY HIFI

      Building your own HiFi? New Crossover Design Section

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    4. HOME CINEMA | AV | SMART HOMES

      The AV debate. 5.1 or 7.1. Does virtual surround sound work and do I buy Plasma or LCD?

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    5. Owners Club

      Discussions about specific brands

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    6. Computer based HiFi

      PC based systems, MP3 players and Streaming systems.

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    7. Ebay Links

      Post links to items for sale on Ebay here.

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    8. Spirit of the Wam

      For our members to help each other out.

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  3. HEADPHONES - New section run and organised by Cambs12 (Stuart)

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  4. MANUFACTURERS | DISTRIBUTORS | RETAILERS

    1. Trade News, Reviews, Advice & Discussions

      All the latest news in the wonderful world of HIFI plus our new product reviews written by both professional experts and our very own experienced members.

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    2. Trade Member Classifieds

      Classified section for our valued dealers to post all their great equipment.

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    3. New Products and HiFi Start Ups

      This is a new forum which highlights new and evolving business start ups, their products and prices. It allows them to discuss with our members the issues facing them in bringing new products to the market.  

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  5. MUSIC

    1. Gigs and Concerts

      A forum dedicated to Live music. It could be a live recording or a Gig you saw. Maybe arrange to meet up with other WAM members.

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    2. Recorded Music

      Wammer's Album Club. What are you listening to? The wonderful world of music and discussions about everything we listen to.

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    3. Genres Of Music

      Find your favourite genres of music here.

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  6. WAM BAKE-OFFS | KEGWORTH | HARROGATE

    1. KEGWORTH 2018 - EUROPE'S BIGGEST HIFI ENTHUSIASTS SHOW 18th March 2018

      Rooms booking up fast, get your room reserved now. OPEN TO ALL OTHER FORUMS AND LOVERS OF HIFI

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    3. HARROGATE 2017 - THE HOME HIFI SHOW 21-22 October

      A new hybrid show for forum members and the HiFi trade.

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    4. HiFi Wigwam Bake Offs

      Reach out to new members by organising your very own house bake-off, great fun, great friends and brilliant set ups, systems and music.

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    5. A Look Back At Scalford

      Photos, threads and discussions from all the past Scalford shows.

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  7. WAMTV

    1. WAMTV

      Got any videos? Upload them all here and we'll put them on thewam.tv

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  8. DOWN AT THE WIGWAM ARMS

    1. Our Public Bar

      Pop into your local for a pint of real ale and glass of vino. Lively banter with mates and great tunes on the jukebox. Remember to take the dirty stuff into the Car Park.

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  9. OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

    1. Photography

      Photo competitions, camera and kit chat. And of course a place to post up your favourite images.

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    2. Sports

      All discussions and banter about Sport - come and join in to discuss your favourite sport!!

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    3. Cars, Bikes & In-Car Entertainment

      The latest and greatest. What you got and why?

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    5. Books, TV & Films

      Talk about what you are reading and what you are watching.

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  10. CONTACT US FOR HELP AND SUPPORT

    1. Private Classifieds Archive

      Browse old ads to research prices, model information etc. All posts now locked, please use new store to contact seller.

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  • Latest Posts

    • ooh Serge, perhaps I can tempt you to replace the transformer in my oldest Hafler DH200 (it is a bit noisy now after 38 years).  I saw one for sale once where someone had stuck a nice toroidal transformer in it (seemed to fit a treat) ..  
    • Ah, not really understanding of your use of 'Sam Vimes' then as your Wam moniker, unless you really ARE called Sam Vimes. It's a surprising name to borrow if you're not - you know - on the Watch. I only mentioned MF as I understood that you were a MF user from your visible sig - 'Wigwam Info' -  below your name to the left. I've enjoyed many MF products over the years, and a few I haven't felt so positive about. I've heard and enjoyed several Proac speakers with MF gear. I'm sorry I couldn't help directly with your query but I'm glad someone else has been able to. I rather assumed you'd share the humour that Vimes would have. Never mind, this is the Wam. As Carrot would say, better put your 'Protective' on 
    • I've used WXC-50 for a year. Great little thing. Really sounded good. Super functionality and a decent app. What let it down was lack of gapless playback for Tidal and Qobuz. Little remote was incredibly useful.  Even if you decide it's not for you look at other MusicCast devices there's quite a few. 
    • Now that is a PRO speaker.  In comparison the BC1s look very domestically acceptable.  but in all seriousness, it looks like you have done a nice job tidying them up.  I haven't seen these early models with the square and oddly undersized cut out for the driver. what do you use to drive them alpina?
    • If you have a transformer that's rated at 60Hz only, then it will be inefficient at 50Hz, possibly overheat and hum more.  There's nothing much you can do except run it at 60Hz, as all voltage converters convert only voltage not frequency.  However, I question why any manufacturer would make a product with a 240v 60Hz transformer. If however, your item has a 110/120v 60Hz transformer, and you want to run it from a 240v 50Hz converter, then you may have problems as  mentioned above. Try it, and if it hums and/or gets hot, you know why. S
    • You need a step down for voltage (240 to 110V), not for frequency, and yes if there is a mains transformer in the thing it is essential to avoid possibly extensive damage. For a turntable or tape deck the motors may also need pulleys changing as they may run at a speed determined by mains frequency. But apart from these it would be a very odd, or very poorly designed product (or in audio more likely both) that performed significantly worse powered with mains at 50Hz power rather than 60Hz. The transformer may be optimised for one of the two frequencies but use at the other will have little if any effect on performance and will not significantly alter the lifespan of the product if it is at all well designed. Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
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