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About garcar

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    gary

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    strathclyde 305 m
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    alt 1 grado f1
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    denon2910
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    cam dac 2
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    AVC KT88 triode
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    castle chester
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  1. garcar

    FS : Meridian M2 active speakers

    Only standard 5 pin din connection. the leads that are included are din to RCA .
  2. garcar

    FS : Meridian M2 active speakers

    Thanks Rick, pity about the distance.
  3. Moved to valve amp (thanks Bourney) bought from this parish, so my Meridian's are now up for sale. Cabinets could do with some TLC but only surface stuff. All drivers are in very good working order as are the amps Also included are 2 lengths of pro terminated Meridian speaker cable (1.5m & 4m lengths) which you will need . Collect from S Somerset preferred or can meet within reasonable distance. I can box them up but they are heavy and will need 2 boxes so prob be around £50 to courier. £225
  4. garcar

    biasing problem with valve amp-advice needed

    Sorted. it is a dry joint on the pot for biasing. Simples really.
  5. Hi, i need some advice please - My amp is antique sound labs EL 34 with auto biasing - 4 pots behind the valves and 4 adjustable pins on the side. I have put a multi meter on the 4 pins (one end to a socket behind the valves and the other end on an auto bias screw on the side) 3 are fine - adjusted them to 340mv - the other one reads 1 . the 1 being on the left hand sidereading of the multi, the 340's were on the right. Anyone tell me what the problem might be ?
  6. I was in a similar budget to you and tried lots of different speakers. Nothing impressed me as much as the ART Stiletto i finally ended up with. I listen mainly to classical and they sound superb. Very neutral, ,gorgeous midrange, smooth treble and bass goes deep enough. They are quick, agile and well balanced. You should be able to get the 4 or 6 model at the top of your price range.
  7. garcar

    Valve amp and distortion

    I have put a multi meter on the 4 pins (one end to a socket behind the valves and the other end on an auto bias screw on the side)3 are fine adjusted them to 340mv - the other one reads 1 . the 1 being on the left hand side of the multi, the 340's were on the right. Anyone tell me what the problem might be ?
  8. garcar

    Valve amp and distortion

    It is the Antique Sound Lab MG - PIQ5. 15w output /ch Serge i used a 30w/ch SS amp to test with.
  9. garcar

    Valve amp and distortion

    Hi Colin, no 4 ohm taps only the 8 ohms
  10. garcar

    Valve amp and distortion

    Hi all, i could do with some advice. I have a ASL EL84 amp (4 84's , 2at7's and one au7) Speakers are ART stiletto 4 , rated at 88db@8 ohms and only dip to 6.5. When i turn the amp up to about 2-3 oclock(max 5oclock)i start hearing a fluttering sound/distortion through the speakers. My normal listening level is with it set at about 12 o clock. but occasionally i like to turn it up or a cd has been recorded at a quieter level and i have to turn it up, (which is when i noticed the problem ). All valves are good , biased and seated fine. Amp is on isolation cones. Any ideas ? If it is just the case that it can't drive the speakers at loud - ish levels then i have a dilemma !!!!! I will have to either change the amp or the speakers. Forgot to say - speaker drive units are fine - tested with a SS amp at loudish levels and sounds clean
  11. PM'd Keith, I don't think there is one on it but no TT to test
  12. garcar

    computer audio advice needed

    You da man Got it working through notebook now , cheers Ronnie
  13. garcar

    computer audio advice needed

    Thanks so much Chumpchops , that really helped too. I downloaded LMS at the 3rd attempt and also the squeezeplay interface. Although it worked with the notebooks speakers i could not get any sound out of it connected to the VLink - dac. Dowloaded again to my daily use laptop and it works greatthru the VLink ! . Problem is the usb cable is not long enough to reach a chair so have to sit the laptop on the floor. Not a long term solution and i need to use my laptop for business so also not ideal to have LMS and all the music on it. What are my options ? another laptop or desktop seems like an expensive solution. There must be a cheaper way ?