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mr neds

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    Marantz CD17KISig
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    Oppo bdp 93eu
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  1. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    The pen, not the disc!
  2. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    Sounds like a Harry Potter device......
  3. mr neds

    Subs and marble slabs

    So far, I’ve ditched the board of the Isoplat and stuck the sorbothane feet onto the bottom of the marble. I’ve also removed the spikes from the sub feet, so it’s just standing on its polythene caps, on the slab. More later......
  4. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    I seem to remember that another suggestion in the dark days of early digital was to put another disc on top of the one to be played, to give it extra mass. I think I tried it and it turned my player into a clay pigeon launcher. Mind you, I’ve got a Toshiba sd900e that I bought on this site, and occasionally certain discs would vibrate like Ann Summers greatest hits.....
  5. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    Looked at some of the Statmat reviews and was surprised to find a positive one from HiFi World, which I always thought was a pretty sensible magazine. Having read the description of how it works,however, I’m now having to sew up my sides......
  6. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    That's the listing I was talking about. Weren't there also metal mats in the 90's? That would definitely wreck the spindle motor in no time
  7. mr neds

    Subs and marble slabs

    Looks nice Richard, but seems to be hard to get at a decent price, i.e. less than I paid for the sub! Thanks anyway
  8. mr neds

    Subs and marble slabs

    It’s a small 50 watt sub, so not so heavy. It certainly doesn’t squash the sorbothane flat, as the Isoplat feet have plastic dish shaped caps. I’m trying to see if the slab tightens up the bass, as my floor is wooden suspended. I just wondered if anyone had played around with the same ideas. The American forums are filled with paving slab versions of this. Marble seems to be quite resonant, but the Isoplat prevents that ring from transferring through to the floor
  9. mr neds

    Subs and marble slabs

    Found a slab of marble in a cupboard at work, so I thought I’d try it under my Ruark Vita 50. So now I’ve got- sub on spikes with spike shoes, on marble slab, on old Mission Isoplat. Is this overkill? I was going to take the sorbothane feet off of the Isoplat and stick them straight onto the bottom of the marble, which is 2 cm thick, but I also read that if you put a sub on a slab, you should remove the spikes? Yes, I know I should just try all permutations, but I’m a bit tired...............!
  10. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    You’ve all cheered up my bad back day and I’m glad I started a foo thread. It’s good to remember the barminess that lurks in the shadows.........
  11. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    Oh, come on! Everyone knows about the gripper rod treatment- the tiny spikes prevent tiny movements. Also, if you fit them over the whole player, the cat won't sit on it, to get revenge for his bald arse!
  12. mr neds

    CD Alive and Well?

    Vinyl in Chazzies is very hit and miss- sometimes a volunteer has looked something up on Discogs or suchlike, without looking at the condition, which often resembles a used sanding disc. Having said that, I got a mint copy of the first Focus album ( prog lovers! ) with lovely silver gatefold sleeve, for £2 at my local. With cd's there can be a load of dross, but as they say, there are sometimes diamonds in dogshit......or something like that
  13. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    Oh damn, I thought I would be shot down in flames by believers! I'm sure these are hand woven (directionally) from lightly toasted cat's arse hairs
  14. mr neds

    CD mats- WTFoo?

    Just seen this advertised- Marigo Labs cd mat, £179, hand made(!!), slight further sonic imrovement if orientated in the direction of the label..... Is this the return of Beltism? I gather that these are very popular in the States. Please tell me more, wise sages...........
  15. mr neds

    CD Alive and Well?

    I feel for you David. Seaside towns are not the best hunting ground, especially since DFL's have opened retro shops and hoovered everything up!