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by steve s
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10778
Views: 810095

Re: Nothing In Particular

I went to the motorhome show a few weeks ago and it was free parking?
by steve s
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tubes sound better??
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Tubes sound better??

I think this item highlights the fact that we're not all chasing the same thing...... I hadn't realised that Steve was so impressed with my VA40, which has now been in the studio setup for nearly 20 years. It was a revelation to me that it was the same output as my 5 watt latfet that I brought to O...
by steve s
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2504
Views: 358946

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

OK yes. I was definitely adapting to less treble. However there is a return of the 'crud' I could hear on vocals, as if there is dirt on the stylus I may be off track here Mark but the fx120 are likely to struggle to reproduce the vocal fundamental? My lowthers only came into their own with some fe...
by steve s
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2504
Views: 358946

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Here's some interesting data. I've wondered for a while why it's harder to get Male vocals to sound right compared to Female. https://erikbern.com/2017/02/01/language-pitch.html The male vocal pattern for speech, at least , has more energy over a broader spectrum, than female speakers. Maybe this m...
by steve s
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tubes sound better??
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Tubes sound better??

Steve, It's been my experience that large solid-state amps are the go-to for dynamics. I remember the meet-up at Steve C's where the Crown amp (it came to Owston, too, but not sure if you'll remember it specifically) was happy with large dynamic swings that the valve amps couldn't quite match. I pl...
by steve s
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tubes sound better??
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Tubes sound better??

I'm just in the planning stage of building a few sets to try different valve combinations. The pp3521 that I got off Paul a few years ago need an airing and the da100s need listening to... I've read they sound the same as as my vt25s from 10 years ago.. sort of putting me off. In the meantime I've e...
by steve s
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tubes sound better??
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Tubes sound better??

I had a read through this, nothing new really but some interesting points made... and just when I've bought another solid state amp?

https://kenrockwell.com/audio/why-tubes ... better.htm
by steve s
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors

It will be good to hear about your findings John. I still rate Jensen copper foil caps for interstage decoupling. I treated myself to a pair of 3.3uf about 5 years ago, i have not tried them yet... but I still have a cunning plan for them !
Interesting what you say about polyprops and low signals.
by steve s
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Super Rocky
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Super Rocky

The really interesting bit for me, will be the power supplies. The OTL was transformed by the triple power supply setup. I can’t see any reason why the same won’t apply to this one I'm sure it will Steve. My px25s are not alot different to the rocky amps, just the different valves make a difference...
by steve s
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 739
Views: 52509

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.
by steve s
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Valves
Topic: Decoupling...
Replies: 53
Views: 6382

Re: Decoupling...

Once you get to recognise the effect that a simple single power supply is having on the sound ( ie signal cancellation) my ears highlight to me that push pull class a is probably the worst offender regarding cancellation, And regardless of what you do with the power supply, the topology is the major...
by steve s
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10778
Views: 810095

Re: Nothing In Particular

Got myself an ancient dynavector ultimo 20a homc cart from the seventies this week, paid the princely sum of 20 quid. Seller said it was buggered, sold as spares or repair, but looking at the pics, the stylus was utterly filthy. It's taken almost a week of cleaning it to get all the crap off it usi...
by steve s
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Collected Router info
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Collected Router info

I've got the same triton router, except for the size it's really good. It's a few years old now.
by steve s
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2504
Views: 358946

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

They look great mark...
They appear a diversion compared to to the baffles but look really good.
by steve s
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: We are delighted to announce ...
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: We are delighted to announce ...

Look forward to hearing this one Mick
I'm planning a similar build but with the da100/ 4300a as output.
Just a lack of time at the mo.