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by Cressy Snr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11655
Views: 1045370

Salt Cellar System

Just thought I’d link to this mono system that was built at ETF 2019. https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-34-salt-cellar-system Three reasons for posting it: I like Herb Reichert’s writing; always interesting entertaining Despite the fact that I’ll never be able to enter that world...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

Iron is all mounted, both inside and out. So it’s definitely time for the traditional photo, giving an idea of of what it will look like when it’s finished:
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I’m pleased with the aesthetics. And it doesn’t sag. :)
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11655
Views: 1045370

Re: Nothing In Particular

A road near us, in Conisbrough. I did all the underground telephone feeds to the then new bungalows, many years ago when I worked for BT. Couldn’t believe the name of the road. :mrgreen: 95057D25-E504-4D20-AF04-083AC8F6A8C1.jpeg It has now been changed to Archers Way. People kept nicking the street ...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 697
Views: 99129

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I’m Darth Vader, I can kill you with a single thought.

But you still need a tray Mr Vader.

I do not need a fucking tray!
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

pre65 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:15 am
There's a joke there Steve, but I'm far too polite. :lol: .....
Yes you have to be very careful how you describe transformer covers, :lol: :lol:
by Cressy Snr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

Today, I am mostly: scraping meticulously, the paint from the large mains transformer end-bells. Got one done. It’s an hour’s work to do each one. Could have gone out and bought chemical stripper of course, but I’m from Yorkshire. :mrgreen:
by Cressy Snr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

Spent time today dismantling the Super Rocky. Where once I had a working amp, I now have a pile of chokes and transformers.
by Cressy Snr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1272

Re: Tesla.

Three words - Hydrogen fuel cells. :)
by Cressy Snr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

I’m worried about loose bass, especially with vinyl arm cartridge resonances being right in the 11Hz area. Why? Having a -3dB at that point will reduce the signal from the arm. Its not as if the LR filter is going to have a peak, its just a first order filter. Just make sure any cathode bipass cap ...
by Cressy Snr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

I’ve done as much as I can without having to dismantle the existing valve amp: C14D8FA9-D3B7-4DAE-A60A-70C8473D3D2E.jpeg Selector switch is wired to the three inputs and a pair of wires is taken off to feed the volume pot. Next step is to remove all the iron from the existing amp. The larger mains t...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4210
Views: 461371

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Earl Klugh - Soda Fountain Shuffle

Gary Burton - Times Like These.

Both on vinyl.
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

I would have thought a cap multiplier or just a regulator would be better. Once the new amp is built, I will indeed have a simple shunt regulator on the output of the pre/driver stage power supply. This is in the usual form of series resistor feeding a VR tube stack. I know it’s old school and is b...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Blackgate Caps
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: Blackgate Caps

Greg wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Cressy Snr wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Interestingly the only ‘boutique’ components that have ever provided an utterly fab sound (see above for my requirements) were some red, hand-built coupling caps Greg lent me, that I can’t remember the name of. These were really rather special.
Dynamicaps.
That’s ‘em.
Thanks Greg. :)
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Blackgate Caps
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: Blackgate Caps

I wish I could get excited about this stuff, I really do. Back around 2005 or so there was all this talk of golden ears and spending loads of money on boutique parts because some people said these parts removed the errors in the reproduction(don't even mention the word better). well, I put my head ...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150
Replies: 128
Views: 3055

Re: New SE With Triode Mode KT120/150

Why is it, that shortly after you strip the protective sheet off the finished side of your aluminium, you find that there are invariably, half a dozen fecking holes you forgot to drill, no matter how many times you thought you’d checked beforehand? :lol: