MF 1000

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About MF 1000

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    Now That's What I Call Bass !
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  • Turn Table
    Rega Planar 2
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rega & AT95
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega Fono
  • Digital Source 1
    Roksan Attesa DP2Mk2
  • DAC
    Trichord Pulsar 1
  • Pre-Amp
    Type 26 Valve - SJS
  • Power Amp/s
    845 Monos, MF A370
  • My Speakers
    KEF 104.2 & Volt 18"
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. MF 1000

    Are you music or hi-fi first person?

    In which case why are you a member of a hifi forum .....just curious ?
  2. MF 1000

    Are you music or hi-fi first person?

    I enjoy listening to music and as I travel a lot with my job lots of it is via Spotify and noise cancelling headphones. Nothing quite beats being back at home though and then hearing the tracks I've listened to on Spotify on my system with it's ability to provide more detail, soundstaging and general atmosphere in each track. When I hear tracks on a friend of mines more modest system I don't get the same reaction as it doesn't provide that ' I'm at the concert/ in the recording studio feel that I've managed to find. So fir me it's a mix of both - I can't have one without the other and best of all I've not in relative terms spent £££ to achieve this compared to some systems on here.
  3. MF 1000

    Do you need to spend much on a Multimeter ?

    Depends on how critical your measurements need to be Andrew......I use a cheap one off eBay as I'm mainly looking fir the presence of a voltag, rough indication of a resistance value etc. If I was skilled enough to build a valve amp etc then I would def be buying a Fluke or similar brand that had a calibration certificate with it etc
  4. MF 1000

    THIS is veneering

    To be technically correct this is about laminating ...using several thin layers to create a structural beam or surface. Veneering is applying only one layer as a surface finish.
  5. MF 1000

    Harmen Kardon in BMW or Volvo

    A car is probably one of the worlds worst environments for hifi .....the worst room at Scalford on wheels ! You are sat offset and in practically the closest near field listening setup ever invented, plus the introduction of a variety of background noises we wouldn't put up with in a home setup. I treat the sound system in my car as just that .....a system to deliver 'sound' - normally spoken word stuff from Radio 4 or background music aka Radio 2 on longer commutes (I travel around 24 000 miles a year) often thinking 'now that track sounds far better/detailed at home' but never concerned that it's practical/cost efficient to address it etc. Maybe if I was driving a Bentley etc I would expect more, but then again at 10x plus the cost of my current vehicle I'd at the least expect less background noise ! Just relax and choose the car which ticks the boxes to let you arrive at your destination chilled and not requiring a short session with a physio/chiropractor/phsyciatrist (delete as appropriate) etc before going about your business at your chosen destination.
  6. I had this issue with Castle drivers in a pair of Chesters...alas it's normally an indication of the death of the driver. Not sure if the drivers in Stirlings are the same as in Richmonds.....if they are I have a couple of spare drivers.
  7. MF 1000

    RIP Nikki Lauda

    One of the greats from the 1970's/80's and was a big part of the background team when Merc bought Brawn etc. To have suffered the horrific burns he did at the old Nurburgring and be back in a car racing just weeks later says it all about his character and toughness.
  8. MF 1000

    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    Post some pics and let us know, me & Eddie will be interested in your thoughts
  9. MF 1000

    Help in valuing my deck please?

    As with any piece of kit offered for sale sometimes what's its worth and what you get for it can be two quite different things depending on how long you may be prepared to wait etc. It's a buyers market so in my realistic eyes kit is only really worth what someone is prepared to pay for matter how much money you have invested in it.
  10. MF 1000

    DAS Acoustics of Hungary: plinths

    Idle hands make nice plinth 😜
  11. MF 1000

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I have the very same one too
  12. MF 1000

    Sub bass & bass Speakers with 18" Volt RV4564 drivers

    There is a company local to me who can supply the ply and cut/machine to size etc inc the M8 holes for the securing the cube and internal braces.
  13. MF 1000

    Sub bass & bass Speakers with 18" Volt RV4564 drivers

    Not weighed them as of yet but they feel lighter then my T/Lines 😀
  14. MF 1000

    Sub bass & bass Speakers with 18" Volt RV4564 drivers

    Had some time again today and decided to add a skin of 18mm MDF to the other three sides of each cabinet (if you've followed this thread I'd added an extra 18mm to the rear baffle a while back). The first thing this showed was that one cabinet definitely isn't square ! The outer layer of plain MDF now frames the front baffle well so this points to the way I might go with the cabinet ......create a finger jointed box in 18mm birch ply and encase the current cabinet but leave the front baffle as it is and maybe apply a contrasting colour or surface finish to highlight the large driver etc. A quick test with REW gave the curve below it allowed me to increase the gain on the EQ at 21&58 Hz without seeing any loss of control of the cone. A quick test with Why by Annie Lennox and the bass seems a little tighter .....feeling the sides of the cabinet also shows less vibration present. The next test is a cross bracing excercise using threaded studding as this wil be the way I secure the birch box around the existing cabinet.
  15. MF 1000

    Baltic Birch ply 20-22mm?

    MDF dust was an issue when it was made with formaldehyde as I recall, that was removed quite a few years back.