awkwardbydesign

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  1. I bought these a couple of years ago after hearing the TQ Ultra Blacks in my system. I couldn't afford them of course, and didn't like the Blacks, so when these came out and I was able to try them at home, they came closest at a price I could afford. But I have moved my speakers further apart and they no longer reach! So here they are, as good as new, factory terminated with Z plugs. I have the original box too. They retail for £136 a pair, so I am asking £65 posted.
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    FS: Chord Shawline RCAs - 1m pair. SOLD.

    SOLD.
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    FS: Chord Shawline RCAs - 1m pair. SOLD.

    I have too many interconnects (or so my wife says!), so these are up for sale. I've had them about a year, but they were on my phono stage, which hasn't been used for nearly that long! So they are almost unused, just sat there plugged in. I don't have the box any more unfortunately, but they will be well packed. I'm asking for £100 posted, which is half price. SOLD.
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    Speakers for garage and for bedroom

    For the garage, if you can get a pair of these 8" Skytech speakers, they are surprisingly good, and quite efficient. Forward, in a good way, and not tizzy. I have some in the loft, and they give my Heybrook HB3s a run for their money. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Skytec-pa-speakers/163606721138?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    No 1 single when you were born

    That's "Wemberley", or it doesn't scan.
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    Meze Audio 99 Classics

    I have a pair of these, the most comfortable phones I have found.
  7. There's this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bgb13-1m-3-3ft-13mm-Flat-Tinned-Copper-Braid-Sleeve-Screening-Tubular-Cable-DIY/301570180336?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 BTW, if you wrap the whole screened cable in PTFE tape, it holds the whole thing together and makes sliding anything else over it a lot easier. I also use it to cover the bare ends of cables to slide heatshrink or expandable braid over, then take it off to solder the wires.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Well, in our case(s), definitely odd pieces.
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    What light should i get to read stroboscobe

    I just remembered, the spotlight in the ceiling above the TT is halogen, and it works just fine. So I don't need an app.
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    What light should i get to read stroboscobe

    This is an annoying thread. I am now going to have to put a strobe disc on a TT and find a halogen bulb to test how effective it is, compared to a normal tungsten bulb! And as everything is LED now, I don't even know if I have both types, with the right fitting.
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    What light should i get to read stroboscobe

    I thought halogens were similar to tungstens, re. the 50Hz thing. But I may be wrong. EDIT: I just found this. "How do they work? A halogen lamp functions identically to an incandescent lamp, with one notable exception: The halogen cycle. In a typical incandescent lamp, tungsten slowly evaporates from the burning filament. This causes blackening of the lamp, which decreases light output and reduces life." So it should do the same job, as long as it heats and cools as rapidly as an ordinary incandescent bulb.
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    Dying Meridian 200?

    I hope you can get to the bottom of this, as I'm really curious.
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    What light should i get to read stroboscobe

    Actually I meant the light they give is ugly! I can't stand the things.
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    Speaker binding posts confusion..Please help

    Boring!
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    What light should i get to read stroboscobe

    Ordinary tungsten filament light will work. A fluorescent might give a stronger reading, but their light is ugly. IMO. You need mains powered AC lights, though.
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    Dying Meridian 200?

    How strange. The CDs won't read/play with co-ax, but will with Toslink? How does that work?
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    As I understand it (vaguely!), if there is no signal, ie not amplifying anything, there is very little current through the transformers, so little risk. But get some expert advice on that.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    You could hide a family behind them!
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    And why is there a valve missing?
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Ming Da. They were mine. But Keith is just looking after them for me. And the other way round, when I heard his #26 DHT pre-amp I had to build one.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I once cracked a window in our flat with 15" Tannoys. And the neighbours below said they never heard them!
  22. Well, I might understand it if it made sense. But never mind, carry on.
  23. OK, what was your point then? If the listeners could hear a difference blind, how does that relate to wine testers not being able to tell the difference blind? Puzzled as to how you find them comparable. Of course cognitive bias exists, but how does that work in a blind test?
  24. This was my point "And supposedly trained ears prefer the sound of the best modern violins over priceless Strads if they listen blind," So where is the bias here? If you have quoted accurately, they could tell a difference blind, but their preference changed sighted. Two very different things.