greybeard

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About greybeard

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  • Location
    Cornwall
  • Real Name
    Colin

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Home made,+Technics
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    OL Illustrious,
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    EE minimax
  • Digital Source 1
    Lexicon RT 20
  • Digital Source 2
    PC
  • DAC
    Oppo Sonica
  • Integrated Amp
    Unison Research S4
  • Pre-Amp
    DIY passive
  • Power Amp/s
    Behringer A500 x2
  • My Speakers
    DIY active & LS35a
  • Headphones
    Stax sr3 srd adaptor
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. greybeard

    Jazz Newbie

    I have just bought this box set of Art Pepper, some classic albums on this and a great buy. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010CG29Y6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. greybeard

    The last album i bought was

    John martyn - Saphire 2015 remaster 2 x Lps A good buy on Amazon at the moment https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-VINYL-John-Martyn/dp/B00Q5V6RI2
  3. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    John Martyn - Saphire 2015 re-issue 2xLP
  4. greybeard

    Jazz Newbie

    Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Lou Donaldson, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, John Coltrane are all worth a try.
  5. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Jason Isbell & the 400 unit - Nashville sound Flac
  6. greybeard

    Intersample Overs in CD Recordings

    I have to say I completely disagree with your assertion that you have to pay a lot more for a CD player to better a vinyl system. Every £100 CD player I have heard, sounds better than a £100 Turntable, arm, and cartridge, in fact I have a £50 dvd player that will sound better when playing CDs . I notice your cartridge (Decca) is known for having a very immediate, and exciting sound. Do you enjoy your vinyl replay as much if that is not in your system? I can understand that would be a very addictive sound, and one you might not like to lose, even if it is not faithful to the original recording. I myself have somewhere in the region of 3000 LPs and love playing them, but I have to admit, that to my ears, my digital front end is better nowadays. The latest digital playback, and recording equipment, really does sound great imo.
  7. greybeard

    Active Crossover with DSP for dummies

    Yes Andrew, the active xover goes between the pre amp and the power amps, and as you correctly say, an amplifier driving each driver, that can be 4 monoblocs or 2 stereo power amps for a 2 way design. There are then no passive components, between the power amps, and the speakers. The Behringer does a good job for the money, and if you decide to go 3 way, it can do that too. I would also recommend that you get a u-mik 1, and REW software, so that you take the guesswork out of the calibrations.
  8. greybeard

    Another Clapton quiz!!!!!

    Rory Gallagher?
  9. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Chris Rea - Dancing down the stony road. CD
  10. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Liz Wright - The orchard CD
  11. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    John Martyn - Glasgow walker CD
  12. greybeard

    Tannoy Venus Dead Tweeters or crossovers??

    These seem to be the replacement Tweeters Seas H258 I can only seem to find them in Australia though https://www.speakerbits.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=child_special.tpl&product_id=1603&category_id=1207&manufacturer_id=17&option=com_virtuemart
  13. greybeard

    one word daily

    wrench
  14. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Steely Dan - Aja Vinyl
  15. greybeard

    Tannoy Venus Dead Tweeters or crossovers??

    As both tweeters have failed, the likely scenario is a component failure on the HF section of the crossovers, or the tweeters have been fried.