Colin Wonfor

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About Colin Wonfor

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  • Birthday 21/08/1953

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  • Real Name
    Lord Earlshore

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  • Turn Table
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    Mine
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Mine
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    Mine
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    Mine
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    Mine
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    Mine
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    Mine
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  1. OK I have written this else where on this forum, but just a reminder for those who missed it. "" OK just picked on this argument because there is less to read. 1) Firstly TQ cable is not made with ferro material in the plastic , as this would grind down the tooling a would cost TQ to much money, and also have done the experiment it would be the wrong magnetic material (to brittle) 2) On warming cables up and running in, Two thing happen . a) The expansion and contraction caused be two dissimilar materials i.e. the wire (Cu not Tq+Cu) and the two insulators (PTFE + PFC) leave a small gap thus reducing the dielectric effect. But this is not the major cause or "Run In Time" But you can speed this up without fancy CD's. Try Freezer for a day then plunge in Hot water and try again. (small changes) b) But the biggest effect is the exchange and bonding of dissimilar metal in the connection and solder joints. This also accounts for the direction of the cable, the relationship between Plug and socket. I found out years ago when Au Mains plug were brass that correct plating to Cu+Ni+Au and not just Au made a huge difference and after a few months the gold on brass seemed to fade and appear to fall of. This however was not the reason, the Au had defused into the Brass and had vanished from sight but on chemical analysis was still there in the Brass. Now this happens with cable and speaker but we make it worse when we apply current and the Plugs A and Plugs B take on some of the materials of sockets A and B and visa versa. And hey ho the cable sounds better because we now have no micro miniature batteries polarising the combination , so it is run in. The fascinating part about this is Au on Au both ends will never run in and you will never hear a improvement so if the kit sound crap blame the kit or the cable. Now do not be fooled by the praises of Silver, it is a con, the silver oxide will fall off and continue to fall off until you are back to the base metal, and for this reason I never wanted Silver anywhere near TQ cable, but as you can see the Jacked up prices and marketing have ignored that fact. Ok now have fun guys pick holes as normal but I have done all the above have YOU?"" So having done all these boring test and scraping tons of wire not mentioning the failures. (all removed to save space.) My conclusion is cable do make a big difference some crap some good, to Quote badly " a wet bit of string" in some case would sound better than some of the glitter cover garbage you are buying. And if you put crap in a on a crap load(speaker) then out pops more crap so matching is very very important.
  2. Some bits and bob on SECA not P-P Class A SECA More
  3. Another you might find interesting. https://patents.justia.com/patent/20180132341
  4. Next comment below sorry forgot where I stored the patent stuff.
  5. Sorry but because I hate the way TQ have acted I will not discuss there cable (my designs) all I will say is the original concept and prototype was done in the late 1980,s and more work I did involving Ultra Sonics for my company Catch 22, and closed it to form TQ. Which was owned by me via IPI Technologies a company set up to sell my designs, from boat engines to hover cars and electronics for audio and power, Ultra Low Noise SSR and many more oddities. At Catch 22 I offered the designs to Naim and they said no, I bet they are kicking themselves now. But I liked working with Naim a great bunch of lads.It a shame they merged with Focal. SSR named after my last name Wonfor, 1.4 or the square root of 2.
  6. Nakamichi Gold Dragon Ruark Sabre serial No 008 Gyro Deck Inca Tech Claymore Red Royd Floor Stand
  7. Whoops my bad e-mail me again??
  8. Big Colin, hey you been looking at my tum, again. or was it the shadow of the tum.
  9. OK just picked on this argument because there is less to read. 1) Firstly TQ cable is not made with ferro material in the plastic , as this would grind down the tooling a would cost TQ to much money, and also have done the experiment it would be the wrong magnetic material (to brittle) 2) On warming cables up and running in, Two thing happen . a) The expansion and contraction caused be two dissimilar materials i.e. the wire (Cu not Tq+Cu) and the two insulators (PTFE + PFC) leave a small gap thus reducing the dielectric effect. But this is not the major cause or "Run In Time" But you can speed this up without fancy CD's. Try Freezer for a day then plunge in Hot water and try again. (small changes) b) But the biggest effect is the exchange and bonding of dissimilar metal in the connection and solder joints. This also accounts for the direction of the cable, the relationship between Plug and socket. I found out years ago when Au Mains plug were brass that correct plating to Cu+Ni+Au and not just Au made a huge difference and after a few months the gold on brass seemed to fade and appear to fall of. This however was not the reason, the Au had defused into the Brass and had vanished from sight but on chemical analysis was still there in the Brass. Now this happen with cable and speaker but we make it worse when we apply current and the Plugs A and Plugs B take on some of the materials of sockets A and B and visa versa. And hey ho the cable sounds better because we now have no micro miniature batteries polarising the combination , so it is run in. The fascinating part about this is Au on Au both ends will never run in and you will never hear a improvement so if the kit sound crap blame the kit or the cable. Now do not be fooled by the praises of Silver, it is a con, the silver oxide will fall off and continue to fall off until you are back to the base metal, and for this reason I never wanted Silver anywhere near TQ cable, but as you can see the Jacked up prices and marketing have ignored that fact. Ok now have fun guys pick holes as normal but I have done all the above have YOU?
  10. Just found out the Gold Claymore used was one I gave Paul Miller some 30+ years ago, cool, Love to see it and upgrade it mmmm nice.
  11. Whoops Dyslexic brain kicked in again. So for plaque read bubonic plague
  12. Yes I was phoned interviewed not even a lunch, but they sill got a few silly things wrong, The Claymore was made then for 240VAC and now we are 230VAC so the O/P would be lower I never used a transformer in the MC stage,
  13. Claymore ancient Giant Killer Well this was a nice surprise after my adventures in Somerset and being treated like a man with the plaque by the press. So thank you Hi-fi News and Mr. Paul Miller and Mr. David Price. I got my copy from Tesco with another mag in the bag Oh yes it was Hi-fi Choice.