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Forum: WD Amplifiers Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Where to buy valves

I did look on their site John, but could not find the valves I want.

I am just trying to look for similar valves to those fitted (as it sounds nice) but have no problem trying a different set if...
Forum: WD Amplifiers Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11
Posted By Cycleallday
Where to buy valves

I want to buy a spare set of (matched) valves for a Kel84 I have just bought.

I want:

2 x Mullard E80CF

4 X Matched Russian 6P14P

There are lots on ebay but can anybody recommend a...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 4th June 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Anyone ever tried his WD25T on stands ?

When Peter demonstrated these speakers to me at his premises they were just on the floor with very little toe in.

My speakers, with ready made cabinets, just have a slightly larger 'foot' added...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 28th June 2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,265
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Punchy bass

I am going to defend these speakers as I really love them and they were only bought after an hour with Peter demonstrating them with his big band music and fed by WD amps.

Mine are in a small room...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 8th May 2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,265
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Punchy bass

We like Puerto De La Cruz in Tenerife and try to spend 4 to 6 weeks a year there. Often thought about moving but I guess age is against us now and anyway we would then have to find somewhere else to...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 29th April 2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,265
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Punchy bass

I had a 21SE on trial a few years back and found it a little 'bland' with my 25's. It did not seem to live up to what the reviews said but was well built - maybe it didn't like my Partington stand as...
Forum: WD Other Parts and Projects 9th July 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD Phono II help

Thanks for the update Bob, after a hour or so trawling through my computer files I have finally found the WD Series 3 CD contents so thats one problem solved :-)

Mel
Forum: WD Other Parts and Projects 8th July 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD Phono II help

Thanks very much for those very clear instructions Bob and for pointing out it is a III unit and not a II - so I assume the remaining power and pre will also be III versions?

Does anybody have a...
Forum: WD Other Parts and Projects 7th July 2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By Cycleallday
WD Phono II help

After about 10 years of storage I have have decided to either use or sell my WD Pre/phono/power units.

First I would like to try out the phono against my current unit (the inbuilt phono in a Quad...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 1st March 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,598
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Making speaker cabinets

Simon,
I started with the W25A standpoints and then 'upgraded' them to the floor models. Both were used in a small room and work really well when very near the back wall (in my opinion). I listened...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 20th January 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,250
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Cartridge recommendations please.

Didn't read carefully enough to spot you were looking at MC's. Still I do like the 1042.

Others I still have and like in price order (low to high) are

Dynovector 10x5
AT OC9 ML2
Ortofon...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 20th January 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,250
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Cartridge recommendations please.

I like the Goldring 1042 cartridge but the Grado Prestige range have had some good reviews recently and I noticed 2ndhandhifi are selling some 'ex display' ones at reduced prices so it could be worth...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 2nd August 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,936
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD88 - Power / Integrated or something in between

Its not too late - the hifi shelf is now populated with a Quad Classic Integrated.

The 88 is still in the box awaiting some of my time (as it has been for too many years) but the Bonnie in the...
Forum: Loudspeakers 8th July 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Frugal Horn Questions

Great - found the plans and thanks for your guidance on model and driver to start with.

It was your for sale add that got me thinking - they just look so nice and my memories of the sound of...
Forum: Loudspeakers 6th July 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By Cycleallday
Frugal Horn Questions

I have been doing some reading on horns and could be interested in building some but with so many designs I am not sure where to start. Currently I have a pair of WD25T's sited in a small room, close...
Forum: DIY Pictures 6th July 2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,371
Posted By Cycleallday
Frugal Horn Questions

Moved to a more suitable thread
Forum: WD Amplifiers 6th July 2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Phono 3 Cartridge Loading

Many thanks for the replies. I do have the full build documentation and the query was more related to a lack of understanding of the settings and their impact.

I will go with the suggested 10:1...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 5th July 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By Cycleallday
Phono 3 Cartridge Loading

I have a phono3 with step up transformers that have never been wired in. Using a Kontrapunkt b and the Pre3 I never needed any more gain when driving a Meridian power amp.

Now I have bought a Quad...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 25th April 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: 25A or 25T

The 25T are designed to sit very close to a rear wall and so there is no problem in them being sited as you describe. I started with the 25A's is a small room only 3m across and then built them into...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 31st March 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,936
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD88 - Power / Integrated or something in between

Thanks John and Nigel I will keep it simple and build as a power amp for now.

Mel
Forum: WD Amplifiers 30th March 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,936
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD88 - Power / Integrated or something in between

Thanks for the responses. I guess the main question which I did not really make clear is does the separate pre-amp add any real sound benefit to the system or is the one in the WD88 integrated...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 28th March 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,936
Posted By Cycleallday
WD88 - Power / Integrated or something in between

Well after sitting on a WD88 Integrated kit bought many years ago (about the time Dave the Bass built his!) I have decided I'd better build it before I loose all the parts or old age diminishes my...
Forum: General 10th February 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,296
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: Cartridge.

For those who don't read the mag (I enjoy it for the record/music reviews and vintage lookback):

Editors choice - Sumiko Blue Point Special (240) Sound Quality 76%
Outstanding product - Ortofon...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 25th January 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,454
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD25T placement etc.

My WD25T are placed about 4" from a rear wall and work well to my ears. I originally bought them as stand mounts and the person I got them off had them about 3 feet from the rear wall and they...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 17th January 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By Cycleallday
Re: WD25 - hard to drive ?

I tried my Unitiqute with my full height W25 speakers and there was definitely no lack of bass. Just don't forget the W25 is hardly a boom box speaker. The Naims are known for their bass and bass...
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