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Forum: For Sale 24th July 2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By A Stuart
Re: FS WAD 300b with mods

Sorry Greg - 11th April 2017.
Most confusingly. it shows if you follow Buddam's link, but it skips straight from Feb to June 2017 when you follow my link which was copied/pasted from while I was...
Forum: For Sale 22nd July 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By A Stuart
Re: FS WAD 300b with mods

In Buddam's defence, though I am sure he can speak for himself, he did not invent the figure of "24W dissipation". The entry here https://adaudioconsultants.wordpress.com/page/2/ , scroll down to...
Forum: WAD General 21st April 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By A Stuart
Re: K5881 Stereo Power Amp

The 5881PSE came with specific instruction how to wire it as a monoblock, something involving the 15ohm lead from the output transformers (for 8ohm speaker). Would have to dig it out and think if...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 21st March 2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Pseudo Shunt wiring

I could be wrong here, but I think the nearest context for use of the pseudo word is in to "pseudo-logarithmic". Here, a linear potentiometer is used in conjuction with a pattern of fixed resistors...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 22nd February 2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,799
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Sonic Signatures of Volume Controls

So now we all know why Tinkerbell is struggling on life support.
Forum: The Coffee Bar 9th February 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By A Stuart
Must have...

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/warm-tone-record-press-hand-drawn-records/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
So, can I live without one??
Alastair
Forum: BB Problems 7th October 2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,208
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Child forum

I think smithblue3 must be right.
If, for example, you search the Heading "World Designs" for the word "Amplifier" you get 107 results if child forums are searched, but no matches at all if child...
Forum: General 16th November 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,903
Posted By A Stuart
Re: A to D conversion

Audacity http://web.audacityteam.org/
Takes a bit if learning, but it works and it's FREE!!

Alastair
Forum: Problems 24th October 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,469
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Help

http://www.world-designs.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=343
may help.
There is also the "Suppliers" section
http://www.world-designs.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=34
on the Forum which may be...
Forum: Problems 29th August 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,645
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Breakthrough with WDPre3

Just thinking along different lines. When you say "In the background", is it a very very quiet high thin tinny whisper?
Which could suggest capacitative coupling between wires somewhere, regardless...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 19th July 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Diode's on pre III relay board

At risk of being shot down:
I always understood the point of the diodes (if fitted correctly!) was to be momentarily forward biased into conduction in order to dissipate the energy from the coil. ...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 4th May 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,143
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Remember Motorbikes?

I had a whole spanner buried almost invisibly in a back tyre of my c*r. (Yes, I apologise! "Two wheels Good, Four wheels Bad," to misquote George Orwell).
It was explained that this was routine. ...
Forum: Music 29th March 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 126,227
Posted By A Stuart
Re: what are you listening to now

The Webb Sisters "Savages" LP.
Just bought it at their concert in Oxford last night, and had it signed, "Charlie & Hattie" with an "X" from each of them, no less ;)!
First encountered them as...
Forum: Sources 24th March 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,074
Posted By A Stuart
Re: DC voltage when switching to phono

That makes sense.
Pardon me if I you have already excluded this explanation.
I understand you are metering the Phono2 output relative to signal earth.
When it is switched off (and has been for a...
Forum: Problems 25th February 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Balance pot for WAD CF Pre

They do exist!
I should have looked up the word "concentric" potentiometer.
Apologies, I stand corrected on the Cyrus I just assumed that was how they worked from the pictures.
Alastair
Forum: Problems 25th February 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Balance pot for WAD CF Pre

Does no-one make coaxial-shafted separate potentiometers any more?
I mean, as found on old radios where you might have on the left volume on one control ring and tone on the other ring; and...
Forum: WAD General 5th February 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,115
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Matching the KLPP1 pre amp to K5881 MK2

I run my KLPP1 with output of the volume control going straight to one pair of the two sets of output sockets.
The main reason for this is so as not need to switch on the valves unless lisening to...
Forum: General 1st February 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Russian 6n3c/6p3s Help

My best translation of Colin's original data sheet jpg (with assistance of OUP Concise Oxford Dictionary) follows.
I have learnt a little - filament voltage could translate as "tension tension"...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 4th January 2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Ultimate Kel84 Upgade

Might I suggest nobody opens this zip file without knowing a bit more about the poster.
Would not like to cast aspersions, but I for one am not opening it. Obviously the same applies to Electra's...
Forum: Amplifiers 4th January 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,526
Posted By A Stuart
Re: KEL84 / 88VA PCB and Schematics

Might I suggest nobody opens this zip file without knowing a bit more about the poster.
Would not like to cast aspersions, but I for one am not opening it. Obviously the same applies to Electra's...
Forum: WAD General 28th November 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,561
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Feedback fun with K5881 - Re-visited!

With a long-tailed pair the first side gets the input signal to its grid, say 1V positive, and it conducts, say, 1mA more (yes I can see both halves really draw only 0.75mA or thereabouts in total -...
Forum: WAD General 23rd November 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,317
Posted By A Stuart
Re: KLPP1 Valve Pre-amp,circuit confusion.

If I can chip in with my own query on the subject, without sending things off-topic:
Why does the negative feedback via R17 not cancel (or nearly cancel) all changes made by the Low Frequency...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 6th November 2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By A Stuart
Re: WAD Kel 34

Note, there are two (presumably different) options : "Send Mail" and "Send Private Message".
Forum: The Coffee Bar 2nd November 2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,023
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Something for Halloween

In response to the current economic climate the good respectable citizens of Wantage have lynched Santa Claus
(or perhaps he jumped the queue for anti-zombie vaccination).
- the seasonal Halloween...
Forum: WAD Problems 24th October 2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,416
Posted By A Stuart
Re: Vanilla K5881 upgrades

I would strongly suspect it is 50 plus 50 in parallel with one common negative terminal.
The coloured positives are, I believe coded, one for the coarse wave straight from the transformer into the...
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