liffy99

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About liffy99

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    Glastonbury, ,

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  • Digital Source 1
    Squeezebox Touch
  • Integrated Amp
    Lyngdorf 2200/2175
  • My Speakers
    Perigee and Final

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  1. Yes, I know that ! But no light. Other speaker is fine.
  2. Hi i have just acquired a pair of 2905s but one of the Quad logos doesn’t light. I assume this is just a dead bulb - how do I get to it and is it an easy task ? thanks
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    2905 bulb replacement

    Hi, just acquired a pair of 2905s. One of the Quad logo lights isn’t working. I presume this is just a bulb change - is it easy to do and how do I get to it ? thanks
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    Power Amp advice for £1k...have search fatigue...

    Lyngdorf amps seriously changed my perspectives (previously used highish end Plinius and Parasound JC1s). Either the 2200 integrated (with DAC) or SDA2175 used for between £500 and £1500 depending on options and model) 200W with low power consumption and an utterly silent background.
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    Quad esl, 45wpc amp ok?

    I started in' stats with the 57s - just like yours. Sounded so clear in the midrange but ultimately lacking in bottom end and punch. Stands were a must (I used quadropods which got them about 30cm up). Comments about suitable amps are spot on - need to be happy with a capacitive load (my old NVAs really did not like the Quads !). Removing the sound deadening from the inside rear also helped a bit but not by as much as I expected. I've heard good things about rebuilds from One Thing Audio when the time comes to bring the Quads more up to date. Since then I've had Martin Logans, Cadence, Audiostatic and now run some upgraded Finals with corner moving coil bass units. Also had a very soft spot for my old Magneplanar 2.5R ribbons - almost 'stat clarity, easier to drive, but with enough weight - but needed a fair bit of welly.
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    LG 55EC930V OLED television

    Still have our 50" Kuro and its been faultless. 4K aside I'd still rank its picture quality up there with many of today's offerings. Then again it cost £3.5k seven years ago !
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    Bluray Player for Stereo

    Just got a used Oppo 103 and its brilliant (also plays SACD) and outputs stereo over LPCM via HDMI which many don't if you need to feed a high quality stereo for music.
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    One sub or two?

    Bit of a newbie question (from someone that doesn't have an AVR receiver) but where there are 2 sub outputs are these usually stereo or do they just handle the same mono'd ouput ? I was thinking of dipping my toes into surround sound but loathe to downgrade my hifi stereo set up (Lyngdorf digital amps, corner passive bass units (cross over at 300+ Hz so not subs in the accepted sense) and electrostatic mains. All I've read is that I'm unlikely to get the same quality for music with an AVR, even an expensive Arcam one or similar. Then again if I had £40k+ - Lyngdorf Steinway !
  9. Does anyone know of a Freesat Personal Video Recorder that has a coaxial digital output ? Panasonic make one for Freeview, but that's as close as I've got. I'd be happy with the Humax 1100S but again that's an optical output. Looking to replace my Humax Foxsat (which has optical output) with something that has coax (and I don't want an optical to coax converter - I already have one and I'm trying to reduce the jumble of wires). Cheers
  10. Hi, Do you still have the Tannoy DMT 15's ? A friend of mine may be interested. He has just gone on holiday today for 2 weeks. Can you send me some pics ? Also can you tell me what condition they are in. Best regards. Paul.

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    Quad 2905

    Look nice - how many panels were replaced ? How old are they and your approx. location would be helpful. Ah, Shrewsbury, sorry . . .
  12. Well, one set has to go as I don't have space for both. Either . . . Tannoy DMT15s (Mk1) These fantastic 'speakers have had some of the crossover caps replaced by Mundorf equivalents. They were used in recording studios I believe and so have much higher power handling headroom than the domestic 15" dual concentric drivers (300W rms) and are very effiicient (98db). Complete with custom made steel stands that raise them about 10" from the floor. The cabinets are big (well, 100l so there are plenty of larger Tannoys) and measure about 3' x 2' x 18". Constructed from twin layers up to 38mm thick and braced. They are grey (a mix of grey frame with melamine veneer to reduce resonance) and complete with removable grille covers. At the moment I am running them without crossovers (letting my amp do the crossover stuff) although tbh there's not a huge difference with running them with. They do love bi-amping (crossovers have settings to alter the relative output levels of woofer and tweeter sections). Will post photos in due course. £1000 all in. Final 400i electrostatics + Lyngdorf W210 corner woofers The 'stats had their panels replaced and upgraded 3 years ago by Twinstatic Audio in Holland (the originals were, apparently, prone to the coating slowly disintegrating). Very room friendly at approx 4' x 12" x 2" in silver anodised frame with black grills. You do need a sub of some sort though unless all you listen to are female vocals and violins. 86db efficient (although I feel they do need a decent amount of welly). I supplement them with a pair of piano gloss black Lyngdorf W210 corner woofers (passive bass units) crossed over (active bi-amping) at about 250Hz. This saves the 'stats from having to worry about large panel excursion at low bass frequencies and lets them play a little louder. These are designed for corner use (handy for the WAF) and make use of room reinforcement. Quoted 96db effiicient for the two 10" lightweight coned woofers in each enclosure. These are not your normal subs - they are passive and designed to crossover at higher points than a normal sub due to their lightweight and fast reacting cones. Photos to follow. £1200 all in. As mentioned one setup has to go . . . . I live near Glastonbury, Somerset. Sorry for the photo quality . . .
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    Code of Practice for Scalford

    Ah well, I have obviously misjudged the sensitivities of Wammers on opening this thread ! Mea culpa - maybe calling the thread a code of practice wasn't the right way to go, I just thought it a bit of a snappier title than "here's some things I think would make the show better next year" . . . Never had I intended to cause offence to any of the brave and dedicated souls that contribute to making this a truly unique event. At least a little levity is creeping into this thread. As I said before, none of my comments were criticisms of anyone personally although offence seems to have been inferred by some. My suggestions were (are) based not just on my thoughts, but also on things I heard and saw others doing at the show - e.g. wandering around lost, struggling to read signage, asking others to be a little quieter (I wasn't the only one to make such a request). There's a lot here I think the hotel itself can improve, not simply be left to Wammers. It's at least a little comforting to see some posts agreeing with some of the suggestions after all - I start to get the feeling that the oprobrium shown in this thread wasn't so much about the content, just the reaction to what has been perceived as over-organisation. I don't think my (relatively ?) low number of posts are relevant - I visit several HiFi forums, as I'm sure we all do, and have a busy working life. So it's generally when I am looking to change something / solve a problem / share a revelation that I login. Otherwise I just get on with listening to music. I've been to just one local bake-off (and taken gear along) which was great. And it didn't simply cost me £15 for a ticket. I may not have spent as much as most exhibitors but my costs ran to the region of £150-£200 after travel, accommodation, food, charity donations etc. So please don't crucify me - just talk to me - I don't bite (nor am I a city lawyer / high flyer - wish I was and then perhaps I could afford a pair of Acapellas). And I'll bring my own muffins next time
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    Code of Practice for Scalford

    I'd be more than happy to apologise if I thought I had done something wrong here. But where exactly have I been negative ( other than perhaps my opinion of unnecessary chat during demos ) ? All of my comments were suggestions at improving the event, not running anyone down yet some of you seem to have tried to turn them into personal insults. As I said, they are opinions and ideas you do not have to agree with. And I would also agree that Scalford is an event like no other and would not exist but for the hard work put in by many, for which I am extremely grateful. And if I am still allowed after all this I would love to consider exhibiting in future too. Now, if anyone has rational and collected thoughts about any of the suggestions I made, without turning them into a personalised attack, I would love to hear them. For example, would you think a colour coded venue map would work, or making signage text larger and clearer ? I would love to hear of the suggestions placed in the box - perhaps some of those may even support some of the ideas I have been so obviously misguided to post publicly . . . .
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    Code of Practice for Scalford

    Wow, I do seem to have opened a Pandoras Box ! And am very upset that suggestions I intended as just that, have instigated such vitriol from some members . I think some of you should be ashamed. In no way we're any of my comments intended as personal criticisms and if you have read my other thread posted this morning ( some of us have to work on Mondays) you will see that I enjoyed the show, listened to and saw some interesting stuff, have already ordered some of the music I heard and had a chance to put a few faces to names. I am not a frequent user of the Forum, do not know very many on it personally and have only been to Scalford once before, so the notion I am picking up is of a giant, rather closed, clique that some people seem to think is perfect as it stands ! I am sure ( and as experienced at Scalford) that members are only too happy to help each other out but is there some sort of mafia sub- culture at work here ? The show even had a suggestion box in the entrance - I wonder now what that was for - ritual burning ? Surely it's very presence suggest that people want to know how to improve the event and my suggestions were just that. No one had to agree but they could provide food for thought, or so I assumed. And no, the show wasn't perfect - especially I would think for a first time visitor. So let me expand on a couple of my suggestions; 1 Signposting. Of course we are all grateful for the effort put in . But the fact that many, many people were struggling to find their way around the venue strongly suggested to me that more needs to be done ( perhaps by the hotel itself). So here's a radical idea; colour code the show guide plan and associated notices and signs. that would be much clearer and easier to read. 2 Written information. I found some of the door signs difficult - for those with less than 20 20 vision small or poorly handwritten text in a gloomy corridor is not easy to read. It doesn't. Take any longer to just make the content larger and clearer. Similarly it takes just a minute or two to stick a flip chart on the room wall itself describing what is in use ( and would save time answering questions on this very topic over and over again). Again I heard many such questions in many of the rooms I visited. Some exhibitors took the trouble to put info on whiteboards where available - nice one! 3 What buffet information ? I didn't have any. Was it on the ticket ? I would have thought it was in the hotel's interest to clearly advertise what was available, when and where. A board in the foyer was all it would have taken. I appreciate that much of this can be found on the forum but you would have to read a lot of threads to find it. Also plans may change rapidly ( eg if people suddenly decided to go into Melton for a nosh or something) . For those of us that don't own a smartphone its not that easy to keep up to date electronically. 4 others have already commented on the amount of talking whilst exhibitors are exhibiting. Sure, some of this is inevitable but to be frank, I found some of this downright rude. For example I actually asked several gents to tone it down a bit who were just chatting about the previous night's rugby - nothing to do with what was happening in the room and in my opinion this could, and should, have been done outside. So please, please tell me how on earth such simple suggestions can be found so offensive. If they are criticisms I am sure you will agree they are constructive ones - no one has to agree with them and I realise that some may be impractical in the cold light of day ( e.g if 30 min demo sessions were all planned, people may not be able to see all the exhibitors they would like to see. A perfectly reasonable response). To be the butt of such, well, anger, is incomprehensible to me. I can only take some solace in the fact that some members have at least understood what I have tried to do, and in some cases agreed with a couple of my observations. Once again I can only applaud the time and effort people have put in to organise and deliver the whole shebang and I am not trying to belittle that in any way. I have merely shared my thoughts on what would make it better from my perspective. Goodnight