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by Cressy Snr
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General health matters.
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: General health matters.

The missus just came in with some jeans for me from the charity shop.

Me...They’d better not be 38s

Her...Well they are, you fat bastard.

Charmed I’m sure.

Best log into “My Fitness Pal” again. :lol: :lol:
by Cressy Snr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3637
Views: 374017

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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Fab jazz pop from 1986 on the original vinyl.
Opens with a rip-snorting cover of Capt Beefheart’s ‘Too Much Time’ and gets even better.
by Cressy Snr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Had to get rid of the drawer in the hi-fi table, in order to accommodate the phono power supply unit (bottom left compartment) Phono stage itself is at the opposite end of the bottom shelf. https://i.imgur.com/Bh8ZSz5.jpg Was enjoying a mono Ella & Louis when I took this pic. Am currently enjoying a...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Have done quite a lot of work on my NVA Phono1 over this last week. Basically it has been turned into a two box Phono, with a large power supply fed by a 300VA toroidal transformer in one box, leaving just the phono board and the regulator board in the black box. The mains switch, mains transformer,...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Tactile perception
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: Tactile perception

. Goosebumps can be triggered by a whisp of air or other stimuli outside of what comes from the ear. Scratching fingernails on a chalkboard can also cause the skin to react. I am hoping someone will have also noticed similar things in live music - or even their audio playback. Well, my single drive...
by Cressy Snr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lyle Mays
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Lyle Mays

Oh God no! :(
by Cressy Snr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Found another one in my collection with good dynamic range; not quite the range of Crime Of The Century, but not bad at all. The album is the original vinyl of Simple Minds New Gold Dream. I didn’t appreciate at the time, quite what a great album this is; love the bass playing, and it’s a whole lot ...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

The cleaned up albums have been on today and they are sounding pretty good for their age. Noise is reduced a lot which was the original aim of the cleaning process. Additionally I had a few more records on today, in what turned out to be an 8 hour marathon session, taking in the three Nick Drake alb...
by Cressy Snr
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

OOOH Matron! I missed that one :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Cressy Snr
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Got a few of my old records cleaned at Simon’s place last night. Interesting couple of hours spent listening to various LPs. This was sparked by listening to my original 1974 copy of Supertramp’s Crime of the Century, after it had been cleaned. We could certainly tell which had been my favourite tra...
by Cressy Snr
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Our Ant was record shopping this morning and turned me up a very good copy of Rick Wakeman’s Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, with the original gatefold sleeve and multi-page book insert of weird psychedelic photo montages. So that’s one more off the list. The centre spread of narrator David Hemm...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

On the other hand, I don't think I would have done myself any favours keeping hold of those LPs given the crappy record player I had in my bedroom - pretty sure it had a plough instead of a stylus! The irony is, that the records I kept, eg ‘Crime of the Century’ Supertramp, Pinups David Bowie, whic...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

I had to double check there, I thought that was Mark posting for a mo ;-) :lol: I am of that age I’m afraid. 1972 (age 14) was when I started to realise that there was a bit more to music, than Gary Glitter and The Sweet, so some of those records listed above were the first ‘proper’ music ones I bo...
by Cressy Snr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

At the moment I’m on a mission to replace some classic albums which I was daft enough to sell around 1976. I’ve re-bought the ubiquitous DSOTM on a 2016 remaster and all three Nick Drakes. Need Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn (OMG how uncool) plus Rick Wakeman’s trilogy, Six Wives, Journey...
by Cressy Snr
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 76
Views: 7489

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Well done , Steve. Isn’t it great when you realise you’ve got your analogue front end right. Sit back and enjoy. Thanks Greg, You’ve all been bored to death over the years, with my rantings about “bloody vinyl” but I couldn’t be happier now, with the black stuff. A breathed on vintage idler drive m...