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  2. Hey Paul, I don't suppose you have a jig for servicing the old fruit boxes do you? I've got one coming in tomorrow and I'll be buggered if I can find me bleeding jig! happy to bung you a bit cash to hire it if you've got one?
  3. I was impressed with my Perpetual DAC with psu & upscaler, but it developed a jitter which is a chipset failure and a pig to replace. As I recall one of the founders of Perpetual ended up in prison in the USA over some dodgy pyramid marketing scheme
  4. Tragically, I appear to have half the list!
  5. I was politely ignoring the comparison with the Chord - I have had the opportunity to compare it to a couple of very expensive current technology DACs, and I too am very fussy - however I may feel about Mr Schifter, the Modwright P1a /P3a is still extremely capable kit by any measure - the solo P3a very much less so
  6. Yes. For pure sound quality - the Nakamichi TX-1000 For sentimental reasons and sound quality - the Garrard 301
  7. IMF TLS 80s were always recommended to be tilted back around 5 deg
  8. Sorry yes it a Yamaha RX-V775 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Excellent post! The big thing with Naim amps is they're all Class B (bar the new uniti kit which is I think A/B). This could be why some love it and others hate it. What you do get with a Naim amp is ooodles of current and this is why they rarely have difficulty with "awkward" speakers. I had a Supernait for a bit too and totally agree. It's a cracking amp!
  10. Interesting choice of venue. I assume that the corporate boxes will be a little larger than a typical hotel bedroom so might suit a wider variety of kit. I’m tempted.
  11. A young family moved into a house next door to an empty plot. One day, a gang of building workers turned up to start building on the plot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers. She hung around and eventually the builders, all with hearts of gold, more or less adopted the little girl as a sort of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had tea and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. They even gave the child her very own hard hat and gloves, which thrilled her immensely. At the end of the first week, the smiling builders presented her with a pay envelope - containing £10 in 50p coins. The little girl took her 'pay' home to her mother who suggested that they take the money to the bank the next day to open a savings account. At the bank, the female cashier was tickled pink listening to the little girl telling her about her 'work' on the building site and the fact she had a 'pay packet'. 'You must have worked very hard to earn all this', said the cashier. The little girl proudly replied, 'Yes, I worked every day with Steve and Wayne and Mike. We're building a big house.' 'My goodness gracious,' said the cashier, 'And will you be working on the house again next week?' The child thought for a moment. Then she said seriously: 'I think so. Provided those wankers at Wickes deliver the fucking bricks on time .
  12. That is terrible , but LOL.
  13. It is enlightening Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. Quads are serviceable, no idea about Cyrus. Its lucky because the Quad pre will need a service, they are at best uninvolving if original still. Power amps are solid, also serviceable, this is just my preference however [emoji846] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  15. It might be useful to tell us which Yamaha network amp you have...
  16. I've also just accidentally (sort of) bought a Scottish fruit box
  17. To be totally honest, my Olive kit has been fiddled with quite a bit my by me (I was the resident tech fella at Audio Excellence Worcs) so my 102 has most of the Acoustica.org mods. The PSU I built myself with one of Les Wolstenholm'es excellent TPR4 modules and the NAP 180 has had the SOE section removed. So not exactly full on flat earth anymore, but to me sounds wonderful and I have zero urge to upgrade the amplification side of things.
  18. I have the network amp connected to my router which allows me to play music from my iPhone over my home network. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Just to add to the above, much of which I agree with totally, I found that when I followed ATC's manual guidance on height and angle, my SCM150ASLTs 'opened up' considerably. The manual says: "All ATC 3-way loudspeakers are designed with the mid-range dome as the reference acoustic axis. With this in mind, the loudspeakers should be positioned with the mid-range dome at, or slightly below ear level" SO....the acoustic axis of ALL 3-way ATC speakers is designed such that the MIDrange driver of the speakers should be positioned at between 0 and 5 degrees ABOVE ear level. (one of ATC's technicians gave me the 5 degree figure). To do this, my ATCs needed to be tipped back slightly. Note that the key is the MIDrange centre, NOT the tweeter centre as is often the case with many other speaker manufacturers.
  20. Am I right in assuming you send music from your iPhone via Bluetooth to your amp?. Of so, and you want a G.Eq. Box in your system, I think you would need a Bluetooth receiver to feed the signal to the G.Eq. Then onto the amp. Is there not a virtual G. Eq. Available as an app.on your phone?. Others will be along shortly with some probably more sensible ideas.
  21. You all seem to have taken a Bake Off a little too literally! The southern contingent will show you how it’s done at Joolz’s on Sunday . . p.s. I am planning a Victoria sponge, will that be ok with everyone?
  22. The Reverend John Flapps was the pastor of a small town church in Ireland . One day he was walking down the High Street and he noticed a young lady of his congregation sitting in a pub drinking beer. The Reverend wasn't happy. He walked through the open door of the pub and sat down next to the woman. 'Mrs Fitzgerald,' he said sternly. 'This is no place for a member of my congregation. Why don't you let me take you home?' 'Sure,' she said with a slur, obviously very drunk. When Mrs Fitzgerald stood up from the bar, she began to weave back and forth. The Reverend realised that she'd had far too much to drink and grabbed her arms to steady her. When he did, they both lost their Balance and tumbled to the floor. After rolling around for a few moments, the Reverend wound up on top of Mrs. Fitzgerald, her skirt hiked up to her waist. The pub landlord looked over and said, 'Oi Mate, we won't have any of that carrying on in this pub.' The Reverend looked up at the landlord and said, 'But you don't understand, I'm Pastor Flapps.' The landlord nodded and said, 'Oh well, if you're that far in, you might as well finish.'
  23. sent you a pm with a possible person selling one. Hope it helps
  24. its a long read https://jacmusic.com/Tube-testers/index.html
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