Clubsport911

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About Clubsport911

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    Wammer
  • Birthday 04/03/1964

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  • Location
    Cheltenham
  • Real Name
    Steve

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Thorens
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    33PTG-II / OL-RB300
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Arkless Turbo +
  • Digital Source 1
    XTZ
  • Digital Source 2
    iPad
  • DAC
    Sony BM-10
  • Pre-Amp
    Quad
  • Power Amp/s
    Musical Fidelity
  • My Speakers
    KEF Reference
  • Headphones
    Loads
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. My 1980, TD160 S - in a fancy new skirt....
  2. I am all old skool... Thorens TD160S (well... it was once..😉) Musical Fidelity XA 200 monoblocks Quad 99 KEF Reference 105/3... upgraded with tender loving care. My Denon tuner has yet to see the outside of our garage since we moved 15yrs ago...(6 element aerial sits on roof ready).
  3. That’s a nice post and kudos to you for keeping it alive. I wished I had 1% of the Heathkit, home made amps, speakers and turntables my (late) father collected and used. He was a pretty practical chappie and I’m sure none of it counts as modern HiFi, but we loved the gear all the same. Showcase for him, were the 12” Fane speakers to which he added all sorts of tweeters in a home made cabinet... Returning to the original post, you’ve got something nice to treasure - hope you enjoy !
  4. Garage ? I have some old speakers from a mini system. I added some el-cheapo piezo tweeters, moved the port from back to bottom, stuffed with loft insulation and they sound cracking. I would not spend more than £10...unless you plan to audition serious. Some old Mission 760’s can be had cheaply.
  5. Mission certainly cornered the market on “White front, translucent cones and big graphics...”. And I loved it.
  6. My Mission experiences (speaker related) have been immortalised on this website... (note, lots of sub headings because I’m not a website designer so used an off the shelf package called Weebly..) It was primarily a site to help me sell my 765’s and it worked very well. Hope you enjoy https://569241878332034252.weebly.com/#
  7. Agree with this very simple analysis. In fact, less is more when it comes to much in audio terms (but not everything).
  8. Having read some interesting (patented) white papers and note that KEF use this (used this ?) on some systems, I wonder if anyone here has some practical advice on the use if this material in a seal box system. As I see it, you have to hold the charcoal in a “bag” of some description and also, I’m unsure if you need other supplementary damping (Example Rockwool, Lambswool, BAF etc) in the enclosure as well ? What ratio of charcoal to normal stuffing ? My interest is to see if I can squeeze a little more bass extension “for free” (yes, I know, nothing is free) on my KEF’s... thanks all
  9. I have 4... and use them all to help get “perfect” alignment 😉 please pm me with your details
  10. Why did he “leave” ?
  11. Addicted to this - several layers of bass
  12. I was planning to be an owner of a set of Reference 4's at time of writing. However, I'm now in posession of some new experiences. I loved them... and the buyer (on EB) is a dealer, who outbid me by £20...
  13. About to buy Reference 4's - but my Director of Operations and Supply (AKA - The Blonde Colonel) made me sit down tonight and compared the extra height of R4's vs 105/s. Sigh... Pictures have to move up On-wall AV speakers (plumbed in) may also have to move up 3" - nothing massive, but R4's just start masking the lower of the 2 units... In other words, this is not going well. They need TLC to make them "perfect" - not worried at all. Then comes the helpful input:- "I thought you were happy ?" "Just look how much effort you took to make them perfect " "What makes the new ones better ?" "I thought you said these were your dream speakers ?" "What makes them so good... ?" Mrs Me has been to so many Hi-Fi shows with me and is fully clued up... Trouble is, in some ways, she is right. I'm utterly torn between the "sell your kidney to get Reference 4's" and being "captain sensible". I just wished they were smaller, but still reference 4's in capability. I want that last below 45hz (and yes, I do have very expensive sub for AV and have tried to match, but it's not the same) Sigh....