Ed Howarth

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About Ed Howarth

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  • Birthday June 10

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  • Location
    Isle of Mull

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  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz 63 Mk2 Sig
  • Digital Source 2
    SBT x 2
  • DAC
    Mini dsp DDRC24
  • Power Amp/s
    Quad 405
  • My Speakers
    Quad 2912 2xREL S3
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD540 ref II
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Sorry to hear you're still having problems. Not having had gout, nor known anyone with it, I googled it and couldn't help looking at some photos of affected feet. You have my sympathies - although I think you should have warned me!
  2. So glad to hear that things are looking good. In reply to the tree question.... Mrs E was planting amelanchier, dogwood, beech, berberis, viburnum and prunus in the garden. This is in addition to the 2,800 field hedging bushes etc that we planted earlier in the year, around the croft.
  3. So sorry to hear that. And well done to you for (a) working out what it might be, and (b) not ignoring it and actually doing something about it. Hopefully, now that you are aware of it, you will be less at risk than you were before. Happy Christmas!! (From me who is digging a trench in the field and Mrs Ed who is planting trees. All in the sunshine... No guests, no pressures. Perfect).
  4. We have the abundance of mobile phones to thank for all those millions of photos of ghosts. That's what convinced me. (Obtuse PFM reference, there). Don't get me started on god....... Well, it is Christmas!
  5. I have an HP Envy. Paid a fortune for it. Course I spend a lot of time on it and wanted something that would last me for quite a few years. (I have a wiz bang PC that I do anything heavy on). And it's rubbish. Speed is brill but it started to fall apart after a year. Never dropped it, but the bolts that hold the screen hinges in place are screwed into little brass inserts pushed into plastic holes. And the plastic cracks under the stress of opening the screen. They MUST know this. They MUST open and close the screen a few hundred times on a pre-production prototype and think, Oops, broken. Oh, what the hell. It'll get through the guarantee period. I have drilled 9 (NINE!) holes from the keyboard through to the back cover and inserted bolts all the way through. Not pretty. I call it my Franken-laptop. And the mouse pad has worn away which is very weird. Sound is excellent though - Beats Audio for what it's worth. Oh, and previously I had an HP laptop that overheated dreadfully, always 90 degrees plus at the processor. Blew it out with compressed air, disassembled the whole thing, made no difference. That model was notorious for it. And the power brick always got too hot to touch. Of course, I vowed never to get an HP again..........
  6. No, no problems at all. I leave mine on 24/7 and suggest you leave yours on for a day or 2 before your next listen. I think Quad recommend 24 hours (or at least a few hours) before listening. It is strange that both speakers are afflicted. As others have said I would be looking at everything else first.
  7. I have the same speakers. When you say you don't keep them powered on, how long before you start listening do you turn them on?
  8. Keith - I've been to 4 of Chantel's gigs. Even, and I'm sad to say, pm'd her after one to tell her how much I enjoyed it (along with 12 friends I had dragged along) and I got a nice reply agreeing with me that their best song (Robin Trower's Daydream) was her favourite as well. I think that her first CD "Like No Other" is better than the second one - more bluesey and not as middle of the road "soft rock". I have photos somewhere of me with my arm around her.
  9. I have castors under my Quads and my large subs so they can be pushed back against the wall when not in use. (I know! I leave them out, but Mrs H pushes them away almost every day). The castors fit the threaded holes in the speakers' bases, so no modifications were needed. However, we have tiled floors - I'm pretty sure they wouldn't work with carpets.
  10. Dave Jones riffling though a UK Tandy catalogue from 1980. After inflation, prices today would be more than 4 times those shown. We paid an awful lot for very ordinary hi-fi from Tandy. And not to mention computer printers and disk drives! LINK