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Radioham

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Radioham last won the day on January 28 2016

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About Radioham

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    Wammer
  • Birthday 12/03/1956

Personal Info

  • Location
    Peterborough.
  • Real Name
    Alan Ralph

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Clearaudio concept
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Clearaudio MM v2
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    MF LX-LPS
  • Digital Source 1
    MF Encore Connect
  • Digital Source 2
    Virgin Tivo
  • DAC
    Inside MF Encore
  • Integrated Amp
    None
  • Pre-Amp
    MF Encore Connect
  • Power Amp/s
    Meridian G57
  • My Speakers
    Tannoy Stirling GR
  • Headphones
    Audeze EL8 C
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I have the earlier version and have just ordered the updated version Amazon have two of the originals for £367 , dont think there will be many takers at that price. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1898546584/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1563487796&sr=8-1 Alan
  2. Radioham

    Cambridg

    If you go back again "Home Media" is just around the corner , much more of a proper HiFI shop and good dem rooms. Alan
  3. Hi All, Due to a turntable change I have the following for sale.:- Cartridge Ortofon 2M 78 (new open box,never installed) £50 rrp £98 Cartridge Ortofon Quintet Red MC (used but in VGC missing stylus guard) £50 rrp £249 Sold Subject to payment Headshell AT HS10SV new x2 one is open box other sealed (£10 each rrp £25) Both Sold Subject to payment UK sale only. Payment by Paypal F&F please. Items located in Peterborough. Send PM for more info. Postage extra at cost eg Royal Mail 1st,2nd,tracked etc your choice or collect. Photo to follow... Regards Alan
  4. Hi I have a couple of flat spare drive belts, which were spares for decks I no longer have, and would like to offer them to wammers foc. How do I measure the length of the belt ? Alan
  5. Hi, I dont know why you need 200W The speakers literature says 40 to 180 watts Depending on your room size and how loud you like your music then you should be able to run with a lot less power and stop your speakers from burning out. I would suggest something from the likes Musical Fidelity, Quad, Rega, Audiolab, Luxman, andSugden may be a good place to start. 75 to 125 watts would be my suggestion.
  6. You could try to remove the red or black cover, some may come right off, or if you turn it anticlockwise you should see the "hole" where wire would normally be inserted and see if you can use a small instrument screwdriver to push the stuck plug backwards. BTW that how I remove the blanking plugs fitted to speaker terminals to prevent idiots plugging 2 pin mains plugs into the holes.
  7. Hi , I did power the deck from another room (Kitchen) which has its own ring and there was no issues. The mains is fairly tidy with all the mains cables connected to a metal mains distribution strip, know in computer circles as a PDU. Alan
  8. Technics are out of favour with me.I had on order the new SL1210 for the past two months and still no sign of delivery. My dealer had an email from Panasonic who could not offer any delivery dates.So i cancelled my order. My dealer not very happy as he has about 20K of back orders waiting to be fullfilled. Looking at the new deck its certanly more hifi looking than the previous range. Any idea of the target price. Alan
  9. Hi All, I have a Meridian G57 Power Amplifier which I keep switched on as per the manufacturers instructions. To start it up I press the "soft" switch on the front panel and then the amp is active and I get two blue lights on the front panel indicating that all is OK. Recently I borrowed a new record deck (mofi ultra-deck) from my local dealer and every-time I turned the TT on or off it put the amplifier back into standby. I have had no problems with other decks like Rega, Clearaudio and Project. My dealer had the TT back and could find nothing wrong. I wonder if anyone knows what fault conditions the G57 monitors in order to go back to standby. I did as an experiment remove the signal leads from the turntable so only the mains was connected and it still did the same thing. All the other turntables use a wall Wort for power but the MoFi has a direct mains input via an IEC (kettle plug) connector. I did try a "filtered" adaptor as per photo below and it tripped less often, so I assume it is some form of mains spike. I have also registered with the Meridian forum but not able to post there yet until approved by the moderators. Regards Alan
  10. I use a Luxman valve preamp with Meridian Power, considering that both boxes are pretty full of components it would be impossible to squeeze the contents into an integrated and too heavy to lift. Alan
  11. Measurements are a useful way of showing consistency during a production build and checking faults..Things like frequency response, power-output, distortion , hum etc are important factors. However this does not necessarily define how one amplifier will sound compared to another, since music or speech is a very complex waveform and is difficult to measure. Listening is the only way to hear the performance you are looking for. Alan
  12. I did go for the VIP parking. Just a very short walk from the Arena and when we got there the car park was almost empty. Also the car park is a very short distance from the exit back out onto the motorways. So for £20 I think it was worth it. We also had a meal at the Steak House before the show and was very good. Apparently the Arena seats 9000 people, refreshments were typically £4 for coke/water etc which is very expensive. Alan
  13. Hi, I could get it from North Kent (Medway Towns to Peterborough) . Might be able to get it from Lindfield to Medway via the sister-in-law.. Regards Alan
  14. You could try removing the driver and fitting it upside down so what was the top is now the bottom that may cure cone sag. gently press the cone in and out and see if you can feel any rubbing. also visually check the corrugated part of cone near the magnet to see that is not become detached from the frame of the speaker. Castle is now owned by IAG (Huntingdon) so you could see if spares are still available.
  15. Lots on ebay and usual suppliers like CPC/RS etc This looks like a good make and under £5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-1uF-100-Ohm-250V-250VAC-RC-network-contact-suppressor-snubber-new-RIFA-Qty1/113704497191?hash=item1a7950f027:g:-4sAAOSw5dNWnDQP&frcectupt=true Alan