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  1. awkwardbydesign

    Multiple adds

    So added ads, then?
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    Pretty hifi sounds better! With a pot on the input it can be used like an integrated; the only possible difficulty is a 200mV input sensitivity, and a single input. Next up will be re-capping the big Velleman K4000 power amp. 95W class A/B!
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    There are only 4 PSU caps in the MC EL84!
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    Not new*, as such, but after languishing in the back of the loft for 5 years due to hum, I have just recapped it. Hum gone and still as much fun as ever. 12 watts of EL84 sweetness, and with a Philips DVD player as a CD source into re-foamed Heybrook HB3s it sounds pretty good. And I always loved the silly blingness of it. *About 12 years old, I think, but it could be more; I forget.
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    Is discussion on tweaks, cables and accessories taboo?

    Many a true word spoken in jest.
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    The last album i bought was

    7 CD set.
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    silver solid copper hook up wire (question)

    Laughing 'til I cry, more like it! I had (and still have) everything from a dedicated mains block with one switch, so it all comes on and goes off together, apart from the Innuos Zenith which stays on 24/7. Her comment was, if anything happened to me she wouldn't know what to do with it all. Charming! But to be fair I had just crashed the bike, so it was relevant ( I did it again this year!). She can't remember any of that, of course. When I get the speakers to a usable/saleable point, I may sell them and do it all properly. So keep those 845s warm for me.
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    silver solid copper hook up wire (question)

    How about this link? Or copper croc clips should work. Never mind digital cables, I have tried USB cables that sound different! And don't let me start on mains cables. It's 5 years now trying get my speakers sounding as I want them. And my wife said, why don't I go active again? Grrr. I only went passive for her benefit! Women!
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    silver solid copper hook up wire (question)

    The offer stands, anyway. And now I'm using the Mundorf AMT tweeter, all the components have changed. I've also rewired with Studio Connections speaker cable, which seems better. It's now time to get the mic out and use REW, things which I hate. It's easier for me to make speakers than to measure and calculate. Each to their own, I guess. BTW, I use a version of these for soldering delicate components.
  10. It looks like a slab of giant Aerolam. In which case, those are damned big aliens!
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    silver solid copper hook up wire (question)

    How much wire do you need, Phil? I have some Mundorf silver/gold 1.5mm solid core, if it's only small lengths inside the crossover.
  12. awkwardbydesign

    MQA A Hoax and a Con ------Bob Carver

    Is that Bob Carver the Hull chip shop owner?
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    INNUOS System update release.

    Mine dropped out of my network! I had to faff around to get it recognised again, which I'm not very good at.