i_should_coco

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  1. i_should_coco

    Show us your valve tester

    Yes, spotted those.
  2. i_should_coco

    Show us your valve tester

    I have a Mk3 - deliberate choice as I collect older triodes and the newer testers have fewer sockets, so less flexible. The VMC163 is very, very nice, though.
  3. i_should_coco

    Step up transformer advice

    I think you're confusing him with Pieter at Tribute. Dave is definitely not slow.
  4. i_should_coco

    Record Sales.....again

    Vinyl collector, weight, brush, etc. is definitely more Ann Summers than HMV.
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    HiFi and what it should reflect

    How do you propose to score that in an objective fashion? More so than the HiFi stuff, the performance aspect of it is likely to be very specific to an individual.
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    Record Sales.....again

    Records
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    Record Sales.....again

    That's why you'd should buy it from Amazon. Painless.
  8. i_should_coco

    HiFi and what it should reflect

    You're missing the point that you accuse others of missing. The recording is one thing, but if you think the reproduction of that recording at home bears any resemblance to what's in a studio, or live, then you're deluding yourself. Those poxy little cone drivers may sound pleasant to you, but realistic? Not a chance. It's not all about frequency response. Tiny cone drivers producing double digit distortion at LF are hardly accurate.
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    HiFi and what it should reflect

    Lol, well it certainly presents a good illusion of that, but I sincerely doubt it's accurate.
  10. i_should_coco

    HiFi and what it should reflect

    The studio production is irrelevant. No speaker yet built is capable of rendering anything but a rough facsimile. Especially not Harbeths!
  11. i_should_coco

    Punishment for animal abusers - petition for change!

    I would consider life without bacon to be cruel. Frankly, I'm just not prepared to suffer that much. Sorry piggies.
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    Types of transformers used in high end audio

    As Serge said, more efficient, better form factor, lower stray field (albeit they are horribly leaky around the entry/exit points). C cores are my preference, but expensive.
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    Types of transformers used in high end audio

    Eck, double post.
  14. i_should_coco

    Types of transformers used in high end audio

    Probably not, but some people do seem to have issues. Most likely DC as in even order distortion causing a level shift. From my POV, where efficiency is not absolutely critical, a small air gap, intrinsic, or otherwise is just good practice for domestic equipment being used on mains of potentially variable quality.
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    Types of transformers used in high end audio

    One advantage of E-I cores is that they are more tolerant of DC on the mains. The intrinsic air gap created by the inevitable imperfect stacking thus becomes an advantage. The downside is lower efficiency, which for Hifi is probably not a huge issue.