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About aggers

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  • Digital Source 1
    Tidal, Volumio
  • Digital Source 2
    RPi Allo Signiture
  • DAC
    Chord Hugo 2
  • Power Amp/s
    Quad 405-2
  • My Speakers
    Quad ESL63
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Thanks for letting me know about this- I've just booked a ticket. Sounds quite an event and will warm up a cold January evening
  2. A big thanks to Joolz in hosting a huge bake off- or rather 2 as both the rooms were quite different. Excellent company and thanks for the delicious warming chilli. Much impressed by all the great kit but I must mention the Rock TT with Jessica's valve phone stage and the Reference 845. Reversing down the drive was "interesting" . Thanks again. Ian
  3. aggers

    Best streamer for RPI

    I agree with that suggestion: I always use the shutdown option- it takes about 5 seconds. I've used Volumio for a year and haven't had a problem with corruption even when I've accidentally pulled the power plug- my understanding is the SD card only corrupts when the RPi is writing to it. Sorry for the late post.
  4. I hope to be at yours around 12.30. The amps should be nicely warm by then! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. What time is the bake off tomorrow? Thanks Ian Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. I'm bringing chocolate cake... Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. Many thanks for that- I'm going to listen now- I had no idea how to search for it- it's not my usual field. Ian
  8. Sorry for a bit of a late thread, but one of tge CDs is still sticking in my head. What was the name of the Norwegian band- very primeval sound. Thanks And thanks again for the excellent BO and the discussions posted since from many of you. AND the chips of course. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. Yes please Joolz. Ian Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Many thanks for the offer John, I would still like to borrow the leads. The banana plugs are a help as I use them on my ELS63s and 405. I'm in the process of replacing the audio boards in the 63s for One thing audio upgrades so the Mogami leads will be 2nd change this year. I had the chance to compare "old and new" as I upgraded them myself 1 at a time. To my ears, the mid/top and attack was cleaner- it was a worthwhile update. The boards possibly dated from 1990 so I suppose it should have been an improvement. Looking forward to auditioning the Mogamis. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. Put me down please- looking forward to the music and the chips
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  13. Thanks for posting this! This looks an interesting interface board. I'm considering using a minidsp 4x2 HD as an active filter but the only digital output is I2S which is a problem as I wanted to use an external DAC rather than the built in one. This may be the answer: I believe that as long as the cables are kept very short from the 4x2, the interface should work, although I must admit I'm not sure if that is correct as I've no experience of I2S. I'll look at the data sheets to see if I can understand more. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. It was late one night so I was listening on headphones and switched off my ESL-63 and 405 power amp (or so I thought). Much later when I took the headphones off I realised that the left speaker only had been powered off so lowish level music had been going through it for half an hour or so. The next day to my horror revealed the awful truth: the left channel was completely silent- the minus volt fuse had blown and a replacement immediately blew again but fortunately the speaker was unaffected. As I had worked on the 405 before, I managed to locate the dead component, one of the MJ15003G power transistors (see photo) had melted inside and caused an emitter to collector short circuit. No other component had failed although a resistor needs replacing as it looks a bit cooked. So a cheap £6.15 fix, but not if it has to go to the repair shop. I hadn't really appreciated that the ESL presents a short circuit to the amp when the mains power is absent! So everyone beware although I believe that if there is no power is present for just a few seconds, it won't matter, but please don't try to find out. I've had the ESL63s for a few years so you have to be a bit careless to do this. I hope that my tale is a warning to be careful to other electrostatic speaker owners.
  15. Hi John, That's very kind and helpful to loan me the cables when Gary has assessed them- I'm not in a massive hurry at all. I'll PM to you my address. Thanks Ian