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by Cressy Snr
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aretha Franklin,RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Aretha Franklin,RIP

What a talent and what a voice she had!
by Cressy Snr
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2803
Views: 144950

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Bloody Hell, the shipping forecast has just come on. You don't get that on FM :lol: Oh yes you do :D Sorry, not trying to be difficult. Shipping forecast is broadcast on FM last thing at night just before service close down and first thing in the morning with service start up, Both at a time most, ...
by Cressy Snr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2803
Views: 144950

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

I'll have a look at that, thanks Nick. In the meantime I'm listening to Radio 4 Long Wave via my old Baird valve radio. Such a friendly tone that wireless has; evocative of a simpler age. Keep expecting it to say "This is the BBC Home Service. And now Childrens' Hour with Uncle Mac" Bloody Hell, the...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: PCL86 SE Ultralinear Monos
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: PCL86 SE Ultralinear Monos

PS: found the circuit on National Valve Museum site: http://www.r-type.org/articles/art-003g.htm Yep, that's where I found it. The current amp uses 100K on the triode section, with no cathode bypass. No tone controls of course :) It was only when I'd built the spud amp in the pink SET chassis, that...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2803
Views: 144950

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Currently listening to "American Beauty" - Grateful Dead. Looks like I've got a whole new avenue to explore with this country/rock thing. It seems it's about little bit more than The Eagles. :D Personally I wouldn't try to categorise the Grateful Dead as anything other than 'The Grateful dead' ! ( ...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2803
Views: 144950

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Currently listening to "American Beauty" - Grateful Dead. Niiice! I'm trying to widen my musical horizons a bit, after having missed all of this stuff completely due to my obsession with soul and R&B during the 70s and actually it's great stuff. I got slightly proggy (though this aint prog) as a tee...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club
Replies: 443
Views: 29305

Re: Yorkshire Hi-Fi Club

Thanks to David for hosting yesterdays event. :D I was mostly underwhelmed by the choice of music... I wasn't there but I know the music. It's great stuff, IMO far superior musically to the usual audiophile boring stuff, but it's possible to for it to be termed as "plinky plonk bollocks" to coin on...
by Cressy Snr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Negative grid current WTF?
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: Negative grid current WTF?

They were what I had to hand so I bunged them in and hoped.
All very scientific. :lol: :lol:
by Cressy Snr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: PCL86 SE Ultralinear Monos
Replies: 17
Views: 338

PCL86 SE Ultralinear Monos

So, finally I'm getting around to building me a nice set of PCL86 monoblock amps. The PCL86 variant of the ECL86 triode/pentode is such a great valve that it would be silly of me not to build something that would do them justice and be of manageable size. The existing spud amp, cobbled out of the Pi...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 803

Re: Isolating Transformer

Ray P wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:34 pm

Steve, are you just using the transformer or do you have a DC blocker/RF filter/whatever on the 'input' side?
I'm just using the transfomer.
by Cressy Snr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 803

Re: Isolating Transformer

Finally found something that is clear, straightforward and unambiguous re isolating transformers. http://www.reo.co.uk/files/safety_8_-_isolation_transformers.pdf Looking at the last para in that document, it would seem that Phil got a great buy with those 1KVA trannies. Incoming HF hash ought to be...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2803
Views: 144950

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Brian Eno - Ambient 1 - Music for Airports

Fabulous.

Relaxxxxxxxxxx baby. :sleepy2:
by Cressy Snr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 803

Re: Isolating Transformer

The truth is that I built the transformer project with the earth bridged through in the first place. Then I read that the earth should not be connected through, so disconnected it, got worried, got confused, so kept looking for information until I found the dire warning about multiple devices. IOW I...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 803

Re: Isolating Transformer

I'll try modifying my lash up BMU and see if it makes any difference. As a BMU it did not seem to make any difference here, but then my mains is quite good. Nothing in the locality to pollute the supply. :) I'm not so lucky, my mains is crap! The shop on the corner of our street has two aircon unit...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 803

Re: Isolating Transformer

pre65 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Still sound better ?
Yes it does. The improvement is not reduced in magnitude, but there was no way I was going to continue with this project without having cleared up the "multiple device" issue no matter how good the system may have sounded.