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Forum: Sources 5th October 2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,885
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Modified RB250

Hi J7,

Did you coat the parts with something or did you just polish them up with a buffing wheel and some compound??

It must have taken a while to do and I can imagine what the buffing wheel...
Forum: General 31st July 2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,773
Posted By Primalsea
Re: what was you first amp

Ahh, I don't have to dig that far into my dark past for this:
Cambridge Audio A300
DIY Power & Pre from ESP Audio (Wifey shorted the speaker leads on and blew this up).
Modified Cambridge Audio A1...
Forum: Problems 22nd June 2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,317
Posted By Primalsea
Re: WD88 Distortion Problem

Problem fixed !!!!

It was a dodgy earth connection somewhere on the input relay board!!
Forum: Problems 22nd June 2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,317
Posted By Primalsea
WD88 Distortion Problem

A few nights ago I started to hear some distortion which at first I thought was due to a speaker problem. However after swapping out power amps the problem has gone away completely.

There's a...
Forum: General 21st June 2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,516
Posted By Primalsea
Re: ROHS - a good idea or just EEC lunacy?

Phil, it looks like you've been watching that strange Woody Allen film with the giant fruit, best stick to hifi mate TV rots your brain, probably your fruit as well.;)
Forum: General 21st June 2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,516
Posted By Primalsea
Re: ROHS - a good idea or just EEC lunacy?

Any system that passed a rule demanding that bananas must exceed a certain bend radius has just not got to be working for us.

The EEC has gone too far, it was just started originally to allow free...
Forum: General 21st June 2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,913
Posted By Primalsea
Re: new cdplyer or dac?!

This is a bit of an off topic post to this thread but it seems that some people here are clued up about digital (certainly more than me). So apologies for being OT but this thread looks like it has...
Forum: General 21st June 2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,559
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Tweaking my dac

If the DAC looks like its got a fairly beefy supply it's probably been well designed by someone much more skilled than you or I (IMHO). However component choice is usually governed by cost factors...
Forum: General 16th June 2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,913
Posted By Primalsea
Re: new cdplyer or dac?!

On the Audio Note DAC all I can say is that I find Audio Note stuff to be good at what it does well but its quirky stuff. It depends if you love it's strengths and it's weaknesses are not important...
Forum: Loudspeakers 18th May 2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,309
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Speakers...which is the 'best'

Ruler flat response is not required IMHO and often leads to over engineered speakers with all the life and dynamics sucked out by all those XO components. For most people the room is an unknown...
Forum: Sources 18th May 2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Good TT For £300 to £400 max

For something out of the box I would agree on either a Project Deck or a Technics SL1200 series.

Project decks are great as you can get a bundle package with phono stage, decent Ortofon cartridge...
Forum: Amplifiers 10th May 2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,962
Posted By Primalsea
Re: diy interconnects

Hi, just to thow in my 2p worth I use Video Coax from Rapid Electronics p/n 02-0688. It uses OFC copper solid core, aluminised Mylar and heavy braided copper screens, Capacitance is only 56pf/m. ...
Forum: General 14th April 2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,715
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Turntable Platter Mats, Opinions Please

Thanks for the replies guys,

I have a Disco Antistat cleaner which kind of works very well. It seems that the brushes do get a bit clogged up and need a good blast with hot soapy water regularly....
Forum: General 13th April 2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,715
Posted By Primalsea
Turntable Platter Mats, Opinions Please

I'm struggling to find a good TT mat!

I like the sound of felt but they produce a huge amount of static.

The original rubber mat on the Garrard 401 was pretty good but it had turned brown with...
Forum: General 13th April 2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,988
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Yarland Pro200SE

The mains in my area is usually 242 - 243V, Does anyone else have mains thats quite far out from 230?

Going back to the question of the quality of valves I do think that some are more equal than...
Forum: General 12th April 2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,988
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Yarland Pro200SE

Most amps are made to withstand an increase in voltage, this safety factory is at least 10%. So running an amp designed for 220 on 240 means that you no longer have the overload safety factor.

In...
Forum: General 12th April 2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,208
Posted By Primalsea
Re: ferric chloride disposal

I thought copper was poisonous to trees. People used to hammer a copper rod into tree stumps to kill the roots.
Forum: General 7th April 2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,740
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Inline attenuators

If I remember correctly the T-Amps have the volume pot before the amp circuitry. As the volume pot works as a in-line passive attenuator (just like WD amps) and additional in-line attenuator will...
Forum: General 6th April 2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,740
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Inline attenuators

Hi Spakeyfaz, our of interest what amp are you using??
Forum: General 6th April 2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,923
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Need a new CD player

I tried my cheap dvd player as a transport and got a disappointing result. The sound was all thin and lacked substance. Supposedly there has been extensive tests on dvd players as transports and the...
Forum: Sources 5th April 2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,885
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Modified RB250

I was wondering.

Pascal, I personally think the holes are a good idea. I read a recent article comparing a Michell Technoarm to a Origin Live Silver arm with the Armtube slits. It was a month or 2...
Forum: Sources 5th April 2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,885
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Modified RB250

When I drilled my holes I found it impossible to get them all in line. You really need a milling machine to do this properly.

In the end I found the best way was to use a small 4mm diameter round...
Forum: General 4th April 2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,740
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Inline attenuators

This is an example of what I explained earlier. The Yarland's volume pot precedes the amplifer circuitry. This means that the volume pot is a passive attenuator in itself. By putting a set of inline...
Forum: General 2nd April 2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,740
Posted By Primalsea
Re: Inline attenuators

As they are passive you have to solve the value of the shunt in parallel with the input impedance of the amp, so hard to say. For the most part solidstate integrated amps have an input impedance of...
Forum: General 1st April 2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By Primalsea
Did Anyone Else Goto The Heathrow Show??

was it just me (& my 2 mates) who thought the show was a disappointment.

It seems well organised but the exhibitors seemed useless at setting up there rooms. I now put hifi retailers in the same...
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