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    shure m97xe cheapie
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    parks audio budgie
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    marantz cd94
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    audio innovation 500
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    RFC Impulse H6
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  1. Audio Innovations 500, I think.
  2. I had the first Nola Boxers, £1200! At first I liked them, then literally had a hearing test and hearing aids and found them dreadful, tinny, bright, etched, call it what you will but all top end. My other half said they were and I stuck with them until I really heard them. Took ages to sell, and went for about £300! They spent more time boxed up than in use. The guy that bought them was disappointed as well.
  3. I can't remember, had them ages but found similar here It's not sorbothane though it's dense rubber but I'm sure you could find sorbothane types for lighter applications. I am sure any machine isolation feet will do, just shop around for the right thread size and the look you like. If I get a minute I'll pop a photo on.
  4. My ire was directed at both, I realised the govt had passed the buck to let someone else do the dirty work
  5. In a similar vein I was just reading about the moral gutter that Oxfam dug themselves in Haiti, and compare that to the release by Radiohead of OK Computer demos they were being blackmailed about. It would seem that the UK's moral compass is in some safe hands but those of the little man not the institutions, funny that, who would have thought that of the civilised world.
  6. Current leaders line up at the cenotaph/monument and with open heart and voices quavering in emotion offers thanks to a near gone generation for saving the world from a dark scourge. All the current leaders are reverential and say what they are expected to say. Then a few days later the BBC steal from the wallets of many of the same generation.
  7. Joe Henry, The Low Anthem, Jason Isbell, Jayhawks
  8. I have had a poke about on all circuit boards and hard wire and anything that looked dry, frayed, etc has had a waft of solder over it. Have it playing now and d'yer'know it ISN"T crackling or fizzing so maybe just maybe we are in love again. None of the components look fried and many are new or recent. The reason I was so hacked off is it has had a lot of work and still keeps trying to wind me up by breaking down. If it was a car and I was a Torquay hotel proprietor it would have been thrashed with a stick by now.
  9. I swapped them around and it stayed RHS, it's definitely a dry joint/duff wire. After round 1 it is not crackling yet
  10. I shuffled the 5881's and it stayed RHS. I tired the KT77's and found them bright. My amp has David perplexed, it is the only Friday afternoon after the pub amp he has encountered.
  11. The phono stage is out of it and sat in a drawer, I use the Parks.
  12. If this doesn't fix itself that might be a possibility, you guys could buy tickets for a treasure hunt and that'd be the prize. Might get near its value.
  13. I have calmed down a bit now. Thought I had found it, fixed a busted cap lead, but nnnooooohhhh still crackled. In a fit of impotence I bashed the top plate and the crackle so far (20mins!) has gone! This amp has had loads done which is why its so damned annoying. The phono stage is out and all the tape loops, balance, it runs 5881 valves. Has a David Coe PSU inside and all sorts of new bits. Sort of looks/sounds like a loose/dry joint. I rewired all the front wiring, left the transformers alone though.