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About Andywilliams

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    Andrew williams

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  • Turn Table
    Rega p8
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rb808 Apheta 2
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega Aria
  • Digital Source 1
    Roksan Caspian m1 cd
  • Digital Source 2
    Onkyo dab tuner
  • Integrated Amp
    Hegel H190
  • My Speakers
    Atc scm 11 mk2
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Andywilliams

    eBay amp sale damaged in transit - what now?

    Ebay is a bit of a mine field I sold a pair of concept 20 speaker stands they were like new immaculate when he received them he said one of the legs had a deep scratch down the back of it couldn't believe it he sent me pictures of what looked like a Stanley knife cut around ten inches long obvious what he had done I know how PayPal works so had to part refund him to stop him doing a charge back wan!!r. Another mate sold an expensive antique camera to a guy who when received it said the lens was damaged when he got the camera back it was easy to see the guy had taken the camera apart and swapped the lenses putting in a damaged one grrr. If you sell anything on ebay best take photos of serial numbers wouldn't surprise me if this doesn't happen on a regular basis. A few years ago think it was a Hifi shop in derby a guy paid for a amplifier with PayPal then caught a train from Loughborough to derby were he was picked up taken to the shop by the owner to get the amp 4 weeks later he did a charge back saying he hadn't received the amp £2500 worth it was by accident the cctv hadn't been wiped that month and he still had the thieving scrote on film with the amp leaving the shop getting a lift back to the train station he did report it to PayPal but being has he had no proof of posting even though he had him on film wouldn't refund him in the end he went to the police put the lads face on Facebook reporting what had happened turned out he was a student at Loughborough university he had done this loads of times this time he was done for he was thrown out of uni and the dealer got his money back the lad was also prosecuted by the police for once a happy ending never let anyone pay with PayPal then collect in person you lose out big time if he's a scammer.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I've owned quite a few subwoofers over the years from rel B&W svs the svs where real animals I did own svs pb ultra and pc ultra I did prefer the pc ultra though terrific sub. The last subs I owned not to long ago where dual svs sb 2000s (sealed) these worked very well with music good value as well. Svs also make high end sealed subs with eq included.
  3. Andywilliams

    Bass gone south

    Hi pomster is your seating against the back wall.
  4. Andywilliams

    Dynaudio Special Forty

    I know but my rooms only 16ftx12ft ChemMans rooms massive and he had problems with bass with the ref 1s that's my problem think I am just going to have to try a few speakers at home and see how it pans out I have room to have the speakers 1 metre out from the wall behind the speakers but only 2ft from the side walls.
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    Dynaudio Special Forty

    I suppose I owe it to myself to have a listen to a pair of special 40s it would mean a round trip of nearly 200 miles and hopefully the dealer would let me have a pair to try at home will be looking in the late summer I will have a budget of around £5000 but if these dynes are really that good I could save some money. At the moment I really don't know what I am going to replace my Atcs scm 11s with I suppose all I can do is demo a few at home and make my mind up from there chemMan did say the special forty sounded great on the end of the Hegel H190 .
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    Spendor D7

    Probably cables 🙉
  7. Andywilliams

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    when I was around 16 years old (40yrs ago ) 🙈 and really in to Hifi my friend took me to his uncle's house to listen to his system which had the Yamaha ns1000s think he was using quad amps looked like little radiators all I can remember is thinking wow the sound was actually stunning still sticks in my mind.
  8. Andywilliams

    KEF R3

    Pleased for you Chris 😊 same as you say have a play with the positioning you may well get away without using the bungs surprising how much a difference speaker positioning can make as I found out.
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    Rega p8 noise floor

    Yes iam going to spend a bit of time tidying all the cables up try and keep power cables away from the phono ones plus move all the wall warts on a separate mains block I've got one of the tacima ones put them all on that.
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    Rega p8 noise floor

    I've ordered a better one with eight sockets iam just using the belkin surge protected ones at the moment cheap and cheerful don't know how true it is but I have heard these can degrade the sound. I've spent a bit on my gear so don't really mind spending a bit on a better mains block anyway.
  11. Andywilliams

    Rega p8 noise floor

    Yes normal listening levels normal think ill look at tidying up my cables and I've ordered a better mains block from mrcu see how that works out.
  12. Andywilliams

    Rega p8 noise floor

    Hi folks after seeing a few videos on noise floor problems I thought I check my equipment see what it was like. First up I played a CD on the Roksan Caspian paused it and turned the volume full up deathly silence nothing so quite pleased with that when I put the Rega p8 on turned the aria phono on did the same thing this time it was extremely noisy obviously this isn't good I've got the ttpsu quite a way from the turntable and aria phono stage so not much more I can do on that part. I've had a look on the web and suggestions are it may be the wall wart doing this is there another power supply that I can buy to replace the Rega one hopefully cut down on noise. I tried all my other components and the Hegel h190 is totally silent out of all the amps I've owned the Hegel is the only one that has been silent when turned fully up obviously with nothing playing 😃.Thanks Andy.
  13. Andywilliams

    Monitor Audio Platinum 100

    Oh dear iam off too.
  14. Andywilliams

    Monitor Audio Platinum 100

    Sound bad..
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    Monitor Audio Platinum 100

    Think if they did monitor audio would have long bust. I've got a few more hobbies and in everyone you will get haters and lovers of products at the end of the day it's what YOUR happy with that counts.