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Forum: The Coffee Bar 20th March 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By FreddieT
Re: BBC scraps plans to turn off FM

John,

The BBC has been digitising the feed to the FM transmitters for decades. See https://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/pcm-nicam/digits-fm.html for details.

I'm pleased that FM has...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 16th March 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Which do you prefer?

I have both the 5881 Mk2 and a WD88XL and Greg's experiences tally with mine. The 5881 has a sweet top end to my ears, but the KT88 edges it in terms of punch and authority. This is the one I use...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 7th December 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Kit 34 tubes change bias

Hi Aro.

Have you tried relocating the amp (not always easy I know) as I'm beginning to suspect you might be picking up Radio Frequency (RF) impulses with 1 second repeats. This could be via the...
Forum: WD Other Parts and Projects 21st November 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Balanced circuits for Pre/phono/psu 2and3

Andy,

I use Neutrik NTL1 transformers for one balanced input and Sowter 4600 for the other. Both work fine but I marginally prefer the Sowter. These feed the guts of a Pre3. The Neutriks are on a...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 9th November 2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By FreddieT
Re: WAD KLS3 Mk3 Millennium

Greg,

Great looking speakers but my neck may never recover! The cause? I use Windows. The issue could be c*ck up or conspiracy, and normally I favour the former - but with Apple.....who...
Forum: Music 19th October 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Marmite time. I'm listening to Hatful of Hollow by The Smiths. I missed it first time around on vinyl so this re-issue is welcome. If you like The Smiths (it is the Marmite syndrome) then this is the...
Forum: Music 22nd September 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Stuart - I was born in '60s but am too young to remember pirate radio, except Radio North Sea in the 70s but it could never be the same. I do remember radios with bandspread to assist getting...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 12th September 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Newbie with K5881 and KLPP1

Doug,

I was once the proud owner of NAC82/Supercap/NAP250 set up, driving my SBLs. A Naim fan you might say. Only the SBLs remain (I can't find anything else that is a better compromise but I...
Forum: Music 12th May 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Greg,

Glad you like it.

Not sure what was going on with the apostrophes whilst I was typing the title - I'm normally a stickler for correct use.

I agree with your comment about the...
Forum: Music 12th May 2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Daphne's Flight - Know's Time, Know's Change on LP. We saw them last night in Fareham and it can be described best as awesome.

If you get the chance go and see them.

F.
Forum: Membership Issues 14th March 2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,532
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Historical WAD Schematic Diagrams

Hi Greg.

I can supply the K5881 and K5881 Mk II instructions.

F.
Forum: Sources 22nd February 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Options on Methods of Streaming Replays

Hi John.

Glad to be of service. The Oppo BDP105 is a good machine for audio if it is a good as the one I have, a BDP 95. My machine has no HDMI ins or externally accessible DAC unlike the 105. I...
Forum: Sources 19th February 2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Options on Methods of Streaming Replays

Hi John,

This raises a few questions so that we can be clear what you are attempting to achieve and how you want to control it.

Firstly, what are you wanting to stream and from where? If you...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 17th February 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,979
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Railway Steam Engines’

Baggy,

I hope no offence has been taken here.

Just to be clear - the quote "notoriously inaccurate" is from the Huffington Post & does not reflect my view of Wikipedia; which is a resource I...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 16th February 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,979
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Railway Steam Engines’

Andy,

How appropriate that this is about steam trains, which are according to Blackadder moving kettles. Here we have the pot and the kettle engaged in open warfare [this from the Huffington...
Forum: Music 27th January 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Whatever We Want - Ruts D.C. from Live on Stage

The Stranglers tour is being supported by Ruts D.C. Well worth seeing them live if my memory of a gig in 1981 (Animal Now Tour) is reliable! There...
Forum: Music 2nd December 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

I've been digging through the archives this evening.

Helen Watson - Blue Slipper
Rosie Vela - Zazu
Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes

All on vinyl.

F.
Forum: Wanted 2nd December 2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By FreddieT
Re: Kt88

Hi Anthony,

Interesting that. A number of yeras ago my Naim power amp went west and I drafted my dust gathering K5881 into service whilst repairing the Naim. Within 3 months I had sold my Naim...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 21st October 2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By FreddieT
Re: cathode bypass capacitors in pre3, omitting them?

John,

I hope all turns out well for you and yours. You may remember a while back that you soldered the bypass caps back in a Pre3 that I borrowed from Matthew and (with permission) removed the...
Forum: Music 11th August 2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

It is actually remarkable, but today I purchased the remaster of Sgt Pepper's on LP in, wait for it, Sainsbury's. A very good pressing, but there was a long way to go in learning how mixing for...
Forum: WAD General 11th May 2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,368
Posted By FreddieT
Re: K5881 Valve Amplifier

Hi Rich and welcome to the forum.

The K5881 is a great amp, I built mine 20 years ago and it is still just fine. If I was planning on using it in anger I might consider swapping the electrolytics...
Forum: Music 15th February 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 121,796
Posted By FreddieT
Re: what are you listening to now

Watershed - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. Reminding ourselves of the excellent gig last week at The Forge (part of The Anvil complex at Basingstoke).

Pity they don't release on vinyl (yet) but...
Forum: Sources 8th February 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By FreddieT
Re: FLAC vs MP3 bitrates

Richard,

+1 for FLAC. Not only lossless, half the size of the equivalent WAV file & covertible to other forms it also has the luxury of proper ID3 tagging and album art. And it's free!!

Unlike...
Forum: Sources 3rd February 2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By FreddieT
Re: FLAC vs MP3 bitrates

Richard - MP3 is always going to lose out to a lossless codec like FLAC, since by the nature of the beast it has to throw away information it thinks we can't hear. That said, it can sound OK in the...
Forum: Music 2nd February 2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,471
Posted By FreddieT
Re: 80's Late music finds

Dan,
Robert Smith and Steve Severin playing together? Takes me back. I saw Siouxsie and the Banshees twice in fairly close order, once with John McGeoch on guitar and shortly after with Robert...
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