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by Cressy Snr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3539
Views: 356436

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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Diesel Park West - Shakespeare Alabama.

Some cracking songs on this 31 year old platter.
by Cressy Snr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3539
Views: 356436

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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On original Polydor vinyl.

“I’m walking around, on the SSSTTHtreet again,
Thinking it ouTHT on my own”

Thankfully, clean as a whistle now I no longer have to suffer with the abomination that was the Linn K18 :mrgreen:
by Cressy Snr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Nick wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm
I assume you will be isolating the transistors?
Oh yes indeed!
by Cressy Snr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Made up a base from black painted 3mm aluminium sheet, plus a couple of angle brackets for the heatsinks: FEEE605C-56FE-4CB9-878A-30030BB2382D.jpeg Power transistors temporarily mounted to check that positioning holes were drilled in the right places. How it looks in the chassis: FBA0F5CD-8644-4E7F-...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 808
Views: 66219

Re: Remember These?

I’ve done a lot more work on the OTL, than I’ve documented in this thread, and a year is the longest I’ve kept my attention on a project. Hi Steve when you come to rework your 13E1 amp would you be interested in the PCBs I was going to use for mine before I switched back to using 6SN7s? I need to d...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Personally, I like the first layout better. ...keeping the transformers further away from the PCB's. Aye, with the second layout, the transformers are as far away from the input stages as it’s possible to get them. As soon as I’d done the symmetrical layout, I knew it was sub optimal, especially gi...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Better layout after removing one of the partitions:
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by Cressy Snr
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 83
Views: 15700

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

The broken down Sony CD player has been gutted to give a nice, solid, heavy chassis for the next chapter in the evolution of the NVA clone. I don’t have to order anything for this project, just needed to do a bit of creative up-cycling of the CD player. This new iteration of the NVA clone will have ...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 877859

Re: Nothing In Particular

Suffering from G.A.D. as I do, I’m afraid I find the internet, apart from forums, a hostile, threatening environment. Didn’t used to, pre G.A.D. I ran a network of Macs from 2001-2005 as ICT coordinator in the school I worked in. Now I despise the online environment. It terrifies the life out of me....
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 877859

Re: Nothing In Particular

And my point is? Wish I knew. I think this is a healthy reaction against constant over stimulation! .....And Beethoven's 6th is an incredibly beautiful composition! Just saying.... Indeed :D Since disengaging from the internet and the non-stop pounding of TV ads, the constant state of anxiety I’ve ...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 877859

Re: Nothing In Particular

On 19 December, I bought a Tangent CDII CD player, and the other day I put a perforated aluminium, 1970s head-shell on the Rega R200 arm. I have hardly listened to any streaming media or iTunes purchased music for over three weeks now. Sitting here, enveloped by Beethoven 6 and “The Ruins of Athens”...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 11
Views: 1798

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

.... I have read your positive info about the cartridge, and I'm thinking that at some stage I need to buy a good MM like this and give it a proper go. At first I thought - 'oh, it's not cheap !' - then 'oh, look the replacement stylus is nearly as expensive as the cartridge '. But then , the big a...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 11
Views: 1798

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

That face just about sums up how I felt up to this morning. Spot on Mark! :lol:
by Cressy Snr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 11
Views: 1798

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

I’ve been laid up for the past week with a nasty dose of uvulitis. I thought tonsillitis was bad enough, but believe me, you don’t want uvulitis! especially not if you are over 60. I’m on 2g of phenoxymethylpeniccillin potassium tablets per day for 10 days and have just started to get clear of the b...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Lii Audio Speakers
Replies: 32
Views: 892

Re: Lii Audio Speakers

That cross-section reminds me of this early 70s classic: the Jordan Watts ‘Flagon’. That shape; once seen never forgotten. 126C38DD-E80E-4123-8B94-7AF3DC620BD3.jpeg A single Jordan Watts ‘Module’ driver, in a ceramic enclosure. The perfect accessory for your shag pile pad. :) Also it inspired me, at...