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by Paul Barker
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Opticians.
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Opticians.

Price was about the same. Governed by price of Zeis lenses. Service in posh totty shop made you feel valued and desired. Service in poor area made you feel same as you felt before you went there. But you feel a lot better after you put their glasses on. Moral is get your glasses from a munter with 3...
by Paul Barker
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Opticians.
Replies: 27
Views: 763

Re: Opticians.

I bought top dollar Zeis in top optitions in Beverly (posh town) two years later opted for same quality but now working in hull so went to poor mans independent Hessle Rd opposite Asda. The poorer shop did such an amazing job I thought my prescription must have altered. Nope the zeis cards have exac...
by Paul Barker
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Valves
Topic: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45
Replies: 286
Views: 9320

Re: Finished and working - 12 valve all DHT PP 26-71a-45

Congratulations Rythm Mick. I’m sure it brings you hours of enjoyment.
by Paul Barker
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: What's your mains voltage ?
Replies: 61
Views: 4721

Re: What's your mains voltage ?

I’ve never caught it lower than 240 neither 250 most times 245
by Paul Barker
Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Mental health week 14th may
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Mental health week 14th may

Condolences, sometimes my Ashington friends grandad’s favourite statement “ best to say nowt.” Applies. The older I am the wiser his words are. Similarly often best to do nowt. Doing for people will prevent them doing for themselves and the business of doing I the best therapy. But I do care Anthony
by Paul Barker
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: TNT audio
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: TNT audio

TNT was always a positive influence on the DIY builder.
by Paul Barker
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 71
Views: 6075

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

This is a relevant lookback that many of us here, our journey since the 1st Eggborough. On that occasion there were quite distinct differences in sound between the amplifiers. It wasn't many years in when some of us started looking around at each other and saying..."the standards of what everyone is...
by Paul Barker
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 71
Views: 6075

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

There's a few grammatical errors above. Ho hum.
by Paul Barker
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Solid State
Topic: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards
Replies: 71
Views: 6075

Re: DIY Transistor Amp Using NVA Boards

Couple of weeks ago I was in Mexborough helping out a friend and had time to kill. No it was very last minute so I couldn't give Steve and Melanie warning, they're very kindly allowed me to go round and fall asleep on the sofa, feeding me with lunch plus healthy snacks. Monty seems to think I'm part...
by Paul Barker
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Something stirs in the Undergrowth
Replies: 2276
Views: 283959

Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Just wondering if I can take some of the pain out of buying another one or two front baffles from Perspex - with the two smaller holes cut instead of one 8" hole :roll: Land an 8" driver above . Very reasonably-priced. See pics on here http://www.audio-talk.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1116&sta...
by Paul Barker
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.
Replies: 131
Views: 12389

Re: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.

the pink set as i heard it was way too good to give up on.
by Paul Barker
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.
Replies: 131
Views: 12389

Re: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.

I thought somewhere in the conceptual stage of this build one element decided on was simplicity. I’d take a step back. I like the Steve Bench hum cancellation which doesnt sound simple but it is much simpler than a quality dc supply. Its passive, in that it doesnt form the heater supply it injects t...
by Paul Barker
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Eggborough RIP
Replies: 30
Views: 4468

Re: Eggborough RIP

Rip but time moves on, and things change. Glad I lived those moments but would do it differently next time.
by Paul Barker
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.
Replies: 131
Views: 12389

Re: 2A3 "Pink SET" Amp Rebuild.

Not so easy to swap as heaters different but metal can 1619 2.5v dht would be worth trying. They've always been cheap. Metal can 6v6 were also always prevalent and cheap. By a stroke of luck AC heating the 1619 driver and the 2a3 might cancel the annoying hundred cycles you're now concerned about. A...
by Paul Barker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle
Replies: 414
Views: 46203

Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Well you really are making really great sounds in your house with your own design of speaker and your own design of amplifier, so you don't need to apologise.

That badge is pretty damn godawfull though.