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by Cressy Snr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3381
Views: 303492

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Motown was 20 years old, 40 years ago when I bought this double LP!
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I’m dancing ‘round the kitchen with the missus. :mrgreen:
by Cressy Snr
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3381
Views: 303492

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

On the original 42 years old double vinyl. Cost me a bleedn’ fortune in Jan 1977. Made for autochangers, with sides 1 & 4 on one record and sides 2 & 3 on the other; an annoying Motown policy for double albums in those days. 27350EE6-017B-42DF-B3D5-6C1874E8CDA3.jpeg But the music...I mean....what is...
by Cressy Snr
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

...It occured to me also if you were to shove a series pass regulator between the rectifier + reservoir combo and the ourput to the supply rail of the amp, then logically any influence made by the rectifier should be negated? It would then be down to the audible effect of the post reg supply smooth...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

Nick wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:37 pm
I would be interesting to use a variac to tweek the mains to correct for the HT difference and see if there was still any audible change.
Aye, that would be an interesting experiment. That’d leave the impedance question if there were still differences.
by Cressy Snr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

It certainly is fab. 8) I'm surprised different rectifier tubes are having that much effect on the sound TBH. I compiled a geeky list of HT voltages produced in my amp by the 2 Amp rectifiers I have: GZ34 - 160V 5Z4G - 156V UU4 - 152V 5R4GY - 148V 5Y3G - 141V The direct heated rectifiers produce th...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

Nice Steve.. as usual I have a box full of old 4 volt recs, but I've not ventured further than gz37s& gz32s as i always liked the soft start. The UU4/5 types I have, are indirect heated and have a slow start. I do have a few GEC U19 types with the top caps, but as I’m not building any high voltage ...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

Now I’m being silly (as usual) but I’m a sucker for, proper old classic Mazda UU5, 4V rectifiers. They are just beautiful looking things. The bulb shape and the anodes are pure Art Deco; the valve being an industrial work of art in my view. 843CE729-A7A5-4B79-AA3C-43AD9AB5C8D6.jpeg Well I couldn’t r...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Valve DAC
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Valve DAC

Cool.
by Cressy Snr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

Been having an interesting (if geeky) time playing with different tube rectifiers in the driver stage power supply. I started with a solid state bridge followed by a slow start mechanism using a 6U4G TV damper diode. It came after I’d originally set up a hybrid bridge with a 5V tube rectifier. It wa...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 254
Views: 41014

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Much shoddier than my recent efforts. :mrgreen:
by Cressy Snr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3381
Views: 303492

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Mandolinist, David Grisman’s Dawg Trio plays tunes & sings songs: 6436CF3C-8238-4424-9826-3FD31CB1CDF9.jpeg Lovely stuff, with a back porch and rocking chair vibe that brings a smile to your face. Found out Grisman was a long time friend of the late Jerry Garcia and that they did quite a few acousti...
by Cressy Snr
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: GM70 PP
Replies: 87
Views: 4435

Re: GM70 PP

Mouser usually have some in. I bought a couple of Hammonds last year from them with no probs.
by Cressy Snr
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Barrie Masters.
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Barrie Masters.

Barrie Masters, lead singer of Eddie & The Hot Rods has died at the age of 63.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... s-obituary

Saw them live in Sheffield in late 1977, with The Radio Stars and Squeeze supporting them. Now that was a good night :)

R.I.P. Barrie.
by Cressy Snr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: Decoupling...
Replies: 49
Views: 5864

Re: Decoupling...

ed wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:14 pm

....I finally gave up on decoupling the power to 2 stages and tried 2 power supplies in the 5 watt pp latfet I brought to Owston in 2018. I thought the change to complete isolation was remarkable. fwiw.
....‘remarkable’ is the word I was searching for.