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  1. YNWAN

    Forum old wives tales

    But it isn’t (the negative proof regarding old wives and their marketing tales) because they are (capacitors), but only in a very simplistic sense. In the same way that using a model of using a single amplifier that doesn’t self immolate when confronted by said speaker is a very simplistic proof that they aren’t a pure capacitor. The whole precept is entirely worthless except as a form of self promotion. This isn’t my ‘theory’, it’s what this thread, self evidently, states (before it descends into circular argument over minutia).
  2. YNWAN

    Forum old wives tales

    So, to summarise this thread, the OP states that Quad ESLs are not a cpacitive load because his amps don’t like capacitive loads but they work with ESLs. It then turns out this is an oversimplification and it also turns out that describing ESLs as big capacitors is also an oversimplification - does anybody really find any of this surprising? But more to the point, what does any of this have to do with ‘old wives tales’?
  3. YNWAN

    The Yamaha Owners Club

    My NS-1000Ms have the drive units from that red pair, but due to a quirk of fate they have the cabinets from a different pair (which were then quite heavily rebuilt).
  4. YNWAN

    Balanced Lines

    I have a 3000VA Airlink BMU: At present it powers my phonostage as I felt it limited dynamic contrast on my main amps. You can see that it has MCB’s on input and output making its use quite safe.
  5. YNWAN

    Moving abroad - sell?

    You’ve asked this exact same question on three forums (perhaps more)! I can’t even understand why you have posted it on even one as I’m sure you can work this out for yourself.
  6. YNWAN

    The Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

    I went to the last meet and it was a great day out. Absolutely no dealer push of any kind - all Dave did was supply the tea/coffee and make sure everything was working OK.
  7. Presumably the irony is intentional...
  8. I use very large, sharp spikes on the base of my stands - these pierce the carpet and underlay and go into the floorboards (Victorian house with suspended floors). On top of the stands I use a kind of ball bearing, Delrin puck arrangement a bit like a ball bearing sitting in a nut - but bigger. This setup couples the speakers to the floor and you can certainly feel vibration in the floor. Irrespective, it provides the best quality bass, and more importantly the best character blend between the low bass, mid and upper, that I have experienced.
  9. Nope, unfortunately not - absolutely gutted to be missing it
  10. I hope visitor numbers are not too affected by the snow. Unfortunately I can’t now come as loads of snow (worst of the year so far by some margin) fell in Sheffield last night. Best wishes to all those taking part, I hope you have a great day - I’m very sad to be missing the show as I’ve been to every one so far
  11. Unfortunately 5”+ has fallen here in Sheffield overnight.
  12. Unfortunately I’ve woken to find 5”, perhaps more, of snow fell here (Sheffield) last night - doesn’t look like I, or my mate Dave, will be coming to the show. Very sad as I’ve been to every other one
  13. YNWAN

    bi-amp vs pre/power vs pre/2-monoblocks

    Well you should have heard a difference with the Naim speakers because the balance between the active and passive is quite different (from the frequency response measurements I have seen) . I’m not steadfastly pro active though and agree that passive speakers can sound outstanding. My personal preference is semi-active with the bass driven actively and the mid and treble driven passively (though activation of the bass in this case has at least as much to do with wanting to control the crossover in this area as any direct benefits that may apply through direct connection of the driver to the amp).