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Jazid last won the day on October 16 2015

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About Jazid

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  • Turn Table
    Micro Seiki
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
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    AN/Art Audio
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    Runs Windows 7/64
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. For anyone getting sweaty over correct/inverted phase you can test at home. Just reverse the polarity of the speaker wires (both channels obviously) and see if it sounds any better that way. If so, all power to your elbow, you will need it when the sheer extent of carelessness in production becomes known, you will be swapping phase between albums, even between tracks apparently! Me? Along with the majority I can't hear it, and I'm grateful for that
  2. Jazid

    Valve info

    Could be old wine in new bottles, I have many new print Mullard toobs that appear to be old production, later labelled. Of course the opposite doesn't happen except with fakes [emoji849] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. Jazid

    Akai AA-1135 D.O.A.

    ONLY In my humble opinion, if you don't feel a love for it then no, it's a waste of effort, scrap, bin it. YMMV, etc Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. The last refuge of 'fatter is better' [emoji1] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. I'm afraid it does, but I'll assume inexperience of the private health sector? They are fantastic at looking after you, but when the going gets rough, the NHS pick up the pieces anyway, albeit at a cost. £150k may be difficult to earn for most of us, but it's bloody easy to spend for all of us! And it really won't go very far in private health care. Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. Honestly? Four or five years ago yes, it was a bit different. Now, you can have a fine time but if you hope to recover the price of a hotel room from the bargains you find I'd have to say...Deeply unlikely. But it is fun and you never know [emoji16] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Listen before committing. You will have seen the tale of woe on another thread hereabouts. But Diane's a gem, look after her [emoji3590][emoji23] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. There's a pair of Kef Ref 103 on one of the forums for £250. They aren't close to new but they look it and will wallop any of your choices, and evenly voiced so good for all genres of music.
  9. My prices mate? Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for your empathy, a true keyboard hero. Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Soz Jake [emoji1787], Referring to Bev at that point in the post, same applies to you. Really, you must be less gender binary darling [emoji3590] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Not really, the seller wanted the space and found instead a duty of care to look after them. Since she had no address for the buyer she couldn't notify him of storage charges and so was left in limbo. Very shabby behaviour. Jake I'd be inclined to refund all but £100 to cover your time and let the b#stard sweat what he's going to do about it then. Bet he'd either jump out of the woodwork pronto or creep off to another messed up activity... Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. Even slightly damp sand will likely rust the stands from the inside. Given kiln dried sand can be bought from any builders merchant for a few quid per 25kg bag it seems daft to use any other kind.
  14. Start a complaint with ebay, see what they have to say about it. If it's in their T&C that sellers can behave like this then they'll have indicate where it is written, or otherwise put it in writing, and then you will be in a better position to argue about unfair practices (which it certainly looks like).
  15. Interesting, I have a pair of AE1 Mk3 and they are buggers. 200+ serious watts seems to work, not much else did, but just for a laugh I tried my switch mode powered 1.5WPC toy SET amp. Fantastic! Quiet music it's true, but smooth. They are undervalued speakers. Feed them with as good as you've got and they reward you, just belt a bit of rough s/s power into them and they sound rough. I'm a fan of class D amps with linear supplies, not saying its heaven for all but it works for me. So keep experimenting [emoji106] Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk