Ed Howarth

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About Ed Howarth

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  • Location
    Isle of Mull

Wigwam Info

  • 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
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Ed Howarth

    Hot Rats live!

    10.00 am
  2. Ed Howarth

    Hot Rats live!

    Leeds! Oh come on, it's a ferry and several hours plus overnight stay for me, and I'm not even questioning whether to go.
  3. Ed Howarth

    Hot Rats live!

    Seen the young pretender twice in Manchester. Last time doing the Roxy tour. My faith prevents me from saying he is better than Frank as a player but........ Hot Rats is right up there in terms of listenability and probably the best for those wanting to find out what all this Zappa thing is about. But any record you listen to won't help you understand any other. That's the intriguing thing - and the annoying thing. Anyway - he's in Glasgow as well!!!!
  4. Ed Howarth

    How to confuse your Brain.

    Yesterday I googled how to expand all branches of html code. Press CTL-ALT- RIGHT, it said. Nope, that turns the screen on its side, CRL - ALT UP turns it upside down. Anyone else getting ideas of a prank forming in their brain?
  5. Ed Howarth

    Quad 405 2x been hacked about. Info needed!

    OK, I'll bite..... Is there a mains rocker switch on the rear panel? I see a fuse holder. Is this connected to anything? There are circuit diagrams available for this amp. And final comment before anyone else says anything..... Either sell it as seen, or get someone who really knows what they're doing to look at it. It might easily kill you.
  6. Ed Howarth

    YooToob Video

    Nice!
  7. Ed Howarth

    Yet another thread from me asking for help

    Sorry. Only came to this thread late. A visual check of glass fuses isn't enough. Sometimes the fuse wire burns out right at the end where its view is obstructed by the metal band. And there aren't necessarily skid marks on the inside of the glass. Always check with a meter or, failing that, a torch battery and bulb. Why did they go in the first place, is the big question though.....Glad you're sorted.
  8. Ed Howarth

    Norther Lights tonight - Top Wam Tips ?

    We get auroras quite often on the Isle of Mull. In my opinion, a photo with a building/sheep/deer/rocky outcrop in the foreground is much more betterer than without. And a building with some faint artificial light in/on it shows the colours of the aurora to be so much deeper and interesting. I suppose the skill is getting the exposure correct for both - or photoshopping the building in afterwards @Tony_J knows all about these things.
  9. Ed Howarth

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Just in case anyone is interested (I think they are) Room 20 had units that were movable.
  10. Ed Howarth

    Interesting and Unusual Facts

    Evidently any music file that is downloaded over the internet is not received bit perfect because it is sent within packets, and is therefore altered from its original state. According to a (very) self-professed knowledgeable person at Kegworth last week.
  11. Ed Howarth

    Pet Hates !!

    I went for a curry with 15 or so university students. I am somewhat older than their combined ages. Every one, and I mean every one, when ordering said "Can I get...." Arggggghhhh.
  12. Ed Howarth

    The Grand Wazoo

    I am way ahead of you
  13. I don't really listen to classical music although I had 20 or so albums on the hard disk on Sunday. When people asked for it to be played, it made no difference to the number of punters coming and going, (it's the sound of the music that's important, not the genre) so I am willing to do next year exclusively classical, just for the giggle. It really does need a quiet environment though. I tried playing some quiet stuff this time and the nuances were pretty well lost in the background noise.
  14. Ed Howarth

    The Grand Wazoo

    I played Bobby Brown Goes Down on Sunday and there were loud guffaws from the inmates. I, of course, apologised for the language but I don't reckon anyone was offended! I also don't think that particular track needs any explanation. (Except for who Freddie might be......)
  15. Ed Howarth

    Newbies at Kegworth 2019

    It was my first time solo, and as I was packing up on Sunday evening I said I wouldn't exhibit next year. Driving home, I had already designed the system that I will exhibit next year..............