karlinamillion

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  1. Many years ago I had the chance to drive a C5. The whole thing flexed quite a bit, and the 'throttle' was just an on/off switch so regulating speed was a thumb intensive activity. If you did full lock at full speed it would tip up and deposit you on the road. On the upside, the handle bars under your knees made for quite a comfortable and layed back ride. Till a juggernaut ran you over that is. Clive Sinclair was a brilliant innovator, often well ahead of the available technology, but not so good on the business side. Oh, and Class D/Digital amps can be fantastic, and the fact is pretty much all of the music you lot listen to has gone through a digital process at some point.
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    Gaggia Classic expresso machine

    Thanks!
  3. Was doing the spitting coffee thing, but I have broken the switch assembly! Doh! Heater , pump etc all good and comes with the Gaggia grinder, which is a good few bob in itself. £30 OVNO collection only, I'm in Walthamstow NE London.
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    I have got tickets to see .......................

    Bit thin on the ground at the 'mo, but so far; Future of the Left (from the ashes of the mighty Mclusky) at The Lexington Feb 2nd, this will be a storming gig. Hey Charlie at the The Lexington, 12th Feb, all female grunge Damo Suzuki (fron Can) at some church in Walthamstow 23rd March Otoboke Beaver, female Japanese Punk, excellent! 2nd May John Cooper Clarke in Bexhill, 16th May. Heres Otoboke Beaver in Bethnal Green, (as filmed by me!)
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    Dieter up my turntable!

    Also just ordered one, thanks Jamie
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    Harbeth 40.1/40.2 vs Spendor SP100/R2

    I very much agree with this. The dubbing theatre (Circa 30ft x 40ft) I used to work in had a pair, and the low bass was too much, and flabby. But voices were very natural, and voices are probably the most important sound that will come out of your speakers. Now using Harbeth 30's in a smaller room, and much better. Remember, don't be seduced by the fashion for excessive bass!
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    DIY Turntable?

    Here's what I did with my old Source TT https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/36509-dieter-up-my-turntable/
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    Mains shield earthing?

    Can I have a link please
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    Mains shield earthing?

    It's not complication, it's the conflation of mains and signal cable. Signal cable is carrying in the order of a volt, mains cable 230 volts+. If you drive your car into a one brick thick wall it will fall over. Into a 230 bricks thick wall, not much will move!. Unless your lounge is built half way up an electricity pylon, sheilding will make a slither of sod all's difference. At the risk of causing offence, I suggest you don't fiddle with mains and just buy a decent distribution strip such as an Olson one https://olsondirect.co.uk
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    Streaming / Digital Advice

    Or Raspberry pi with volumio, then usb to your dac. If it doesn't have usb in, a hifi berry Digi board will supply coax and optical digits out. This will cost about £35 for the pi, same again for the digit board if needed. Volumio is free, and controlled by your phone or tablet. Consumption is about 4watts tops, so you can leave it plugged in without feeling too guilty.
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    2019 Lottery Win Turntable Challenge

    See my post on page 4
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    2019 Lottery Win Turntable Challenge

    There are a lot of people (and not just in the world of HiFi) that think they are designers, but lack one critical skill; knowing when to stop. As Dieter Rams said (I paraphrase) The best design is the least design. So my TT of choice would be The Bergmann, parallel tracking arm which we all secretly know is the best.
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    Latest from Gatwick.

    In my humble, this Gatwick thing is a quite well planned terrorist attack, the drones may even be pre-programmed & autonomous, the perps miles away before it even started. Its a relatively safe way to cause major disruption (from the terrorist point of view) in that theres no need to source guns or explosives.
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    Ripper/ streamer conundrum

    Tuga, could you expand on this, thanks