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by Irene Idler
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068402

Re: Nothing In Particular

Speaking of Elvis Costello, a producer/engineer friend of mine has been making digital transfers of some of the early records he worked on that are now unobtainium. Among them is a record by a band called The Killer Whales that was clearly heavily influenced by Elvis Costello and really pretty great...
by Irene Idler
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068402

Re: Nothing In Particular

It was a stereo cartridge with a 78 stylus on it. We have replaced it with an AT Mono3 4/SP, which is sounding spectacular so far. With this phono stage and cartridge, we're getting an immediacy to the music that we just weren't getting with the RIAA EQ from our Rotel amp/receiver. Surface noise see...
by Irene Idler
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11734
Views: 1068402

Re: Nothing In Particular

As Mr. Idler fussed with RCA cables at the back of the GL-72 (which cressy so lovingly restored for us), he suddenly commented, "Why I'm obsessing so much about getting the left and right channels the right way around for playing 78s is beyond me." Nevertheless, thanks to our new toy, the Graham Sle...
by Irene Idler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tablet help.
Replies: 35
Views: 7444

Re: Tablet help.

I too am in the market for an Android tablet now, but I'm having a hard time deciding how much power I actually need. Samsung is top of my list right now (though I could be persuaded to look elsewhere). The two I'm considering are the GalaxyTab A 10.1" and the GalaxyTab S5e 10.5". The former is much...
by Irene Idler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Opticians.
Replies: 27
Views: 5630

Re: Opticians.

I've had excellent luck with Murgatroyd Holmes, who have offices in Staveley, Edlington, and Conisbrough. They provided an accurate prescription for me after Boots Opticians had screwed mine up twice, and their optician in Staveley is really first-rate and can work absolute magic. (I have a very nar...
by Irene Idler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 808
Views: 97259

Re: Remember These?

Steve's amp really does sound amazing! It did very nice things for some of our favourite records. Those valves *seriously* need the full steampunk treatment though!
by Irene Idler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

Dave and I got to listen to this yesterday, and it sounds absolutely fantastic and tracked perfectly even on a difficult LP. We'll probably be putting one of these on the travelling deck!
by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 306
Views: 63109

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

Thermionic Idler wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 pm
It would have made my life a lot easier if I'd bought two different colours of AWG18! Continuity tester to the rescue...
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I can't believe you didn't put everything on hold so you could order the wire in a second colour. Your standards are slipping!
by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1817
Views: 323881

Re: A little light humour

Found on Facebook Marketplace just now. I just knew you'd all be interested in this amazing bargain. :D

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by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 306
Views: 63109

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

Sexy work as always, darling. Utterly shabby.
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 306
Views: 63109

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

What can I say? My parents were Depression babies. I am genetically hardwired to hoard anything that might be even remotely useful. We've still got a 1000-watt motor from an old Cuisinart sitting in storage, just in case anyone we know decides to build something that needs one, though I'm pretty sur...
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any recommendations for an electro acoustic
Replies: 11
Views: 7614

Re: Any recommendations for an electro acoustic

My advice on guitars will always begin with defining a budget and then playing everything you can get your hands on till you find the one that sings to you. That said, assuming Taylor is out of reach, Ibanez, Washburn, Takamine, and Yamaha all do some pretty nice acoustic/electrics that aren't too s...
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 306
Views: 63109

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

You must get an incredible amount of satisfaction from doing such quality work. Amazing! Imagine the satisfaction I get from enjoying the fruits of his labour after having done nothing more strenuous than point and say things like, "Couldn't you mirror those so they look nicer?" and "I just used up...
by Irene Idler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 306
Views: 63109

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

I have been given permission to quote Dave on this:

"I believe that I am entitled to be a bit smug. How smug am I? I am a smug bastard. A smug fucking bastard. Yes, I am."

And quite right too!