vintageaxeman

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About vintageaxeman

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    The Major Oak, UK
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    David

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  1. vintageaxeman

    Guess the album cover

    Well done Colin. I thought it was going to be a bit more difficult than that! Your turn!
  2. vintageaxeman

    Guess the album cover

    OK folks...this is almost the complete left-hand third of the front cover of a favourite of mine. The remainder of the cover is a figure, overlooking this rural countryside. Good luck!
  3. vintageaxeman

    Guess the album cover

    I thought at first it was Peter Green's End of the Game, but checked and it wasn't, then looked through my list of albums and found it. Steve Hacket's Genesis Revisited.
  4. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    Decided to just use a standard Teac FM & DAB midi sized tuner from a midi system, instead of faffing around! Cheap enough on the auction site. I may use the digital output into a DAC beforee it goes into my system, or I may just use the analogue outputs. All I want really is access to Planet Rock!
  5. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    I've just found a reasonably priced proper FM & DAB tuner which I think I'll use instead. Its just for occasional listening, but it will be through my big system. So thank you, guys!
  6. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    Yeah, I understand that. Thank you. Unfortunately I don't tend to use a computer or streamer in any of my setup....YET!
  7. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    So the Dab broadcasting to FM theory is along the same lines....
  8. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    There has been a lot in the past on this and other forums, about DAB not sounding as good as FM reception. To the best of my knowledge, radio stations nowadays use a mix of digital and analogue technologies. So even their FM transmissions have been through digital stages. So I understand Dave's suggestion that using a DAB receiver, transmitting from a few feet away, to an FM receiver, could have the potential to sound better than a DAB radio by itself. I certainly can't see why it should sound much worse. I just literally want to receive broadcasts on DAB, as cheaply as I can, through my hifi system, without buying a DAB radio....And if I can do it in such a way as to get it to potentially sound as good as FM at its best.....
  9. vintageaxeman

    Converting older AM/FM tuner to receive DAB radio stations

    Understood. Cheers.
  10. vintageaxeman

    Random image of the day 3

    Just been flicking through your Flickr gallery. I always love looking at your snaps, Gromit. You are very talented. David
  11. Brings this to mind..... :-) (Can you tell I am DEAD jealous!!!)
  12. There are plenty of adverts for 'add-on' DAB Radio adaptors for car stereos. Has anyone ever tried one of these or found a better solution for adding a DAB receiving facility to an AM/FM hifi tuner? I know I can buy a complete used digital tuner for £30 upwards, but I'm just 'asking the question'.... Anyone?
  13. vintageaxeman

    Gorgeous Gadgets

    Seen outside our local Costa.....a very beautifully restored Merc 190SL
  14. The DIN output of the CD player is definitely NOT balanced, so the consensus here seems to be to ignore any balanced possibility, so that means either DIN to RCA or RCA to RCA. I have just actually found a hifi mag review of my CD player where they tried the DIN out and the RCA and preferred the DIN output. So it's looking like a the Naim CD output will be DIN and it will go to the RCA input on the ATC preamp. Thank you, guys.
  15. Hi people. This is a question for folk who believe cables make a difference! I have a question about interconnects. My high end Naim CD player has the usual Naim DIN output socket, plus a pair of RCA output sockets. My preamp is NOT a Naim preamp, it is from ATC, and has both RCA and genuinely balanced XLR inputs. So I have a cable choice.... Technically, which will be best? 1. RCA to RCA? (loads available) 2. RCA to XLR? (a more restricted choice) 3. DIN to RCA? (a more restricted choice) 4. DIN to XLR? (a very restricted choice) I am usually happy to make up cables of my own, but I prefer to buy ready made if possible, although the price of some is really scary! All advice welcome!