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About Faig

  • Rank
    Super Wammer Plus
  • Birthday 25/01/1960

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  • Location
    Barcelona, ,
  • Real Name

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Arrezo & Transcr
  • Digital Source 1
    Upside down Pioneer
  • Integrated Amp
    1984 Jap Lux
  • Pre-Amp
    Overkill Audio DEQX
  • Power Amp/s
    Luxkit 504s
  • My Speakers
    OverkillAudio Encore
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hi guys, I've been out of the limelight for quite a while now, but I have a question ... Is Graham Hartle still "out & about"? [Overground, Underground or Wombling free?] I have used his JR149 ribbed foams & his JR149 crossovers on many of my previous projects. I've been looking on the internet for him for some more supplies recently ........ no sign!! Can anyone point me to his most recent contact details? Thanks so much. Faig
  2. Still unique, still pristine, still for sale. It's almost believable that Senior Gammon knew the coming of Planet X. [Nibiru] When the Nibiru planet comes close to our planet Earth this year (2017) the Transcriptor will activate itself (magnetive switch) and play pleasant music during your demise! Much like the last minutes of the Titanic film & 2001 film. What a positive way to go:-) No other record deck can give you this guarantee:-) Apart from that, I will make sure it is dust free! Stephen
  3. Thank you guys for your comments. One of Matthew's influences is Glen Hansard and he got the opportunity to sing with Glen in Cigale, Paris last year. Matthew (with his hat) was invited onstage by Glen and got to sing the first verse! Glen's pianist, Ruth, is now currently working with Matthew on his forthcoming album. As a HiFi father I obviously feel proud of my son who has taken an interest in music. I feel humbled that I get to experience both ends of the music spectrum ......"Making & Listening". My hearing is diminishing, at 57yrs, but my enthusiasm for "Hi-Fi" has been re-generated because Matthew and his friends want to hear their "end results" on my hi-fi equipment in my music room! They understand that compressed audio is fine for the consumer, but they want to hear their own music in the best possible way! Long live the Audiophiles, for the Artist's need us!! Maybe more of us should open our Hi-Fi rooms to the MP3 youth so that they can see what they are missing? Stephen
  4. Matthew Mc Daid - My 21yr old Son. In Spain beginning to branch into Europe. Father's pride. Stephen
  5. Whilst I have been happy delving/collecting in electronics and Hi-Fi equipment for the last 40 years, my son Matthew Mc Daid (21yrs) has listened to my sounds but decided he has more interest in 'making' the music instead of just listening to it. He is in the process of making his 11 track album, here in Spain, with a view to touring throughout Europe. Here is one of his tracks, before going to the studio. I would love to hear some feedback from HiFiWigwam. Stephen By the way, the inspiration of Matthew's song...his Mother died at 32yrs with the big C. Matthew was 4yrs old. We had a lighthouse flashing in our windows every night. I explained to him that the flash of the lighthouse was his mother looking over him. I never believed that he would actually do this to me. An old Irish tradition was to "tip your hat" at the Lark (bird) in the tree in the morning as you left the house. This meant good luck.
  6. I have made some inquiries with Spanish courier companies and the feedback I am getting suggests that if I pack it very well then they will ship it. I am considering building a small crate of some construction; yet I believe it is still best to fly on one's knee ! :-) Ooooohhhh the lengths we audiophiles go to.........
  7. Sorry for my unauthorized link. I realize that the forum has made changes... I should have kept up with them. I hope no-one minds if I present my ad in this manner:- "Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable" Manufactured in 1971 by JA Michell Engineering Ltd, England As seen in the film " Clockwork Orange " "This unit is complete, in every way. It is in beautiful working condition and comes with many extras. I am the second owner of this incredible "Transcriptor"; Having bought it in England from the family of the original owner in 2004. On the day I acquired it I took it directly to the original manufacturer; JA Michell in England for a service. I received it back from Michell Ltd with a fresh bottle of oil for the trough and a replaced bubble leveller. I have never used the turntable during my ownership of 12 years! I am a private collector of HiFi and this Hydraulic Reference has only been on display, as an ornament, in my home ... never played! You will see from the photos that I am including: - 1. Complete set of the original "Transcriptor" scales with instructions. (Even the tweezers were Made by 'Wilkinson Sword') 2. The bottle of oil from Michell, for use in the trough. 3. Two new drive belts from Michael Gammon. 4. CD containing pdfs of manufacturer's instructions and plans. 5. "Transcriptor" Acrylic platter with damping ring, supplied by SRM Tech, England. (This was purchased as an optional extra). 6. A binder containing comprehensive set-up and use instructions. 7. A bill of receipt showing service by Michell Engineering Ltd. 8. Protractor Template for mounting all "Transcriptor" Arms. This must be one of the best examples out there. Whoever buys will not be disappointed . Michell Engineering Ltd still exists and continues to service and supply parts. As does the Gammon family; http://www.transcriptorslimited.com/ I really do not wish to post/courier this item. I would never forgive myself if Something Happened. I prefer collection. However, I can help by personally transporting to within a couple of hundred kilometers (for a nominal fee) or if you wish you may set-up your own courier to collect from 'Rupit i Pruit', Barcelona 08569. I am situated approx 90mins from both Girona and Barcelona airports. [Incidentally, when I moved to Spain I transported this on my passenger seat....wife had to sit in the back:-) ] PS There is no cartridge / stylus included. " The price: €2100 which is roughly equivalent to 1832 GBP today (15/1/17) The price is negotiable if I have belief in a real sale. It may help to realize that I have a desire for a great Tom Evans Linear A amp. Stephen
  8. I can only relate this turntable like a guy who bought an original Ford Anglia from the factory and put it away - but continued to maintain it! An absolute original kept in the best condition; with extras. Definitely worth the flight to have it on your knee! I am reducing my 40yr collection. Stephen
  9. A little known speaker stereo is the Mission 731i. Particularly with horns. (excellent with horns). Excellent speakers, positioned at ear level.....28inches from the floor, normal seated level,l. Don't listen to advice about Bass!
  10. It is understandable that you guys & gals on this forum will poo poo any association between Hi-Fi and a household cooker! After all, we have all spent thousands on branded connectors with the belief that it improves our system.....haven't we? All I can say is that I too had succumbed to the influence of cable manufacturers (for 15yrs): tried many, spent hundreds (if not thousands) of pounds, swore it made a difference, discovered it made little or no difference. I run a biamping system with my speakers and I am more than happy using solid copper "Cooker Cable" from my amps to the drivers. My speaker system cost more than some houses and no one, who has ever heard them, dared challenge my use of solid copper cooker cables! So, laugh if it makes you feel good about your expenditure, but try it for yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised! Faig
  11. So there is hope for a 34yr old amp yet? I want for everyone to be able to build one of these! Faig Read forum Luxkit Z504
  12. To those who contacted me, emails have been sent with attachments. To assist me with my individual responses please let me know, by pm or email, if you have successfully received the attachments. Perhaps we have an opportunity to interest the MP3 youth about REAL hi-fi? Stephen
  13. Greybeard...don't forget to tell your friends that driving a car shortly after listening to a Z504 is not advisable. ( It appears some guys can't handle the cold turkey.) Good luck and enjoy... Wish I could be there. Stephen
  14. Which is exactly why I bought a spare boxed set of original drivers for my Glastonburys years ago. Haven't had to use them yet. Even Max was flummaxed!