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    Garrard 401
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    Sowter/WD Phono 3
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  1. gingermrkettle

    fuse technology

    I've always found that my system sounds best when I am alive and my house hasn't burned down, hence normal fuses are best.
  2. gingermrkettle

    Setting up a Test Bench Part 6, Other stuff

    Serge, you are slacking in your old age.
  3. Erm, a fairly normal definition of state subsidised is that the state meets part of the cost itself? Not happening with RPA. And if the losses are less than the commercial premiums, isn't that by definition the government doing it cheaper and hence more efficiently?
  4. Not state subsidised (from the recent consultation on reduction in rates), just a government run (albeit administered by Willis) scheme being better value than private sector offerings.
  5. Private insurance more efficient and cheaper? RPA for academy schools shows the complete opposite.
  6. gingermrkettle

    Classical compilation albums

    A tuner tuned to Radio 3.
  7. gingermrkettle

    MQA now on Tidal...

    This is Linn that still produce new hybrid SACDs despite calling it a dead format in the link?
  8. gingermrkettle

    How to mess up a great website.

    No. If you were an idiot it would be noted, but the only people calling bullying were a known trouble maker and a sock puppet. There was also the awful behaviour of lending out equipment, inviting people into their houses and in one case from an identified bully holding a bakeoff specifically for new people.
  9. gingermrkettle

    Digital coax cable quality - important?

    Explain cable lifters.
  10. gingermrkettle

    Digital coax cable quality - important?

    An output transformer would hide any difference in sound if it wasn't attached to a completed 300B amp...
  11. gingermrkettle

    Christmas Header

  12. gingermrkettle

    Ortofon cantilevers rarely properly alligned?

    It's a Kontrapunkt, so it is at least a few years old and it is second hand. I smell the slight whiff of bovine byproduct in the description of how much use it has had, having had a previously much used B go off centre after many sides.
  13. gingermrkettle

    Which cd players under £100 make good transports?
  14. gingermrkettle

    Cold system vs warm system?

    A mid 90s Sony tuner I have shows about an 8dB difference in reported signal strength going from first switch pn to steady state (c. 10 mins).
  15. gingermrkettle

    Classical bLog Cabin

    First listen to Given the St Luke's Passion, not what I was expecting.