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Old 29th Dec 2021, 6:57 pm   #2641
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To you, sir - £130. So ten pounds per amp.
I meant the wall sockets, in my opinion you can't beat a good old MK job, even the new ones which are made in Malaysia and are their standard sockets, good on them.
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Old 29th Dec 2021, 8:00 pm   #2642
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To you, sir - £130. So ten pounds per amp.

https://www.futureshop.co.uk/synergi...nd-uk-13a-fuse

Note that it is a "Quantum Fuse", and so exists in a state which is uncertain until you turn something on. Then the state collapses into blown, or not.

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If it was 130p it would be a rip-off. Looking at the pic of the fuse in the link, it appears to have a small crack in the upper fuse cap. Also note the horizontal grooves in the same cap showing the copper as if a pair of pliers has been near it.
With all the old cobblers specs, note it doesn't show it's been tested to BS1362 or ASTA etc!

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Old 29th Dec 2021, 9:08 pm   #2643
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But they need to buy expensive fuses, plugs, cables, in order to match the expense of the rest of their systems.

Perhaps it's time I set up the Hi-End (audiphile) Power Company to sell them electricity from carefully auditioned sources. We'd send a man round to fit our classic, unsmart meter, and then return periodically to read it... all reassuringly expensive, of course. Using expensive high end power for mundane uses around the home may seem profligate, but it will improve the acoustic ambience of the place.

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Old 29th Dec 2021, 9:31 pm   #2644
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Great one David!

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Old 30th Dec 2021, 11:33 am   #2645
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It doesn't bother me seeing people with nice expensive hi-fi, even if I can't afford it.
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Old 30th Dec 2021, 12:57 pm   #2646
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If you listen to a lot of organ music, then you need wind-generated power. For Jazz, you need coal. Pop sounds best when powered from nuclear. I thought you lot would know this already! Call yourselves engineers...
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New Wave, tidal?
Pop, compressed gas storage.
Folk, wood fired?
Punk, anything will do.
C Rap, biodigester gas?

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Old 30th Dec 2021, 1:04 pm   #2648
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The other day I was listening to a record sat side-on to the speakers on a stool looking at the album cover. I found that the sound changed depending on the angle I held the sleeve at.

So what would this sleeve be worth?
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Old 30th Dec 2021, 4:55 pm   #2649
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Perhaps it's time I set up the Hi-End (audiophile) Power Company to sell them electricity from carefully auditioned sources.
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We get perfectly good sonic results using good 'ole dirty Essex electricity

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Old 30th Dec 2021, 5:22 pm   #2650
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New Wave, tidal?
Pop, compressed gas storage.
Folk, wood fired?
Punk, anything will do.
C Rap, biodigester gas?
Also specifically:

The sun has got his hat on, Solar...

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Old 30th Dec 2021, 8:10 pm   #2651
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The Mods are pretty tolerant on this thread but Data protection and consumer law is well off topic so please no more.

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Audiophoolery.

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Old 30th Dec 2021, 8:32 pm   #2652
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reading some of this thread made me laugh.
i remember years ago i payed about 300 quid for 2x 3 meters speaker cable, think the cable cost more then the amp i was using lmao. holy crap the sound improvement was inmence. so much so i use twin earth cable now .
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 9:21 pm   #2653
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Resistors for the discerning home-brew amplifier builder, for whom only the best will do:

'Niobium body, coupled with the excellent sonic qualities of the silver leadouts, using solid silver end caps with pure solid silver lead-out wires'.

What's not to like?

https://www.hificollective.co.uk/com...resistors.html

Goes without saying that you'll need your 'audio grade' 'hi-fi' 4.7% silver solder too:

https://www.hificollective.co.uk/com...er-solder.html

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Old 16th Feb 2022, 10:00 pm   #2654
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Blimey ! Beam me up Scotty.
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 10:19 pm   #2655
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Goes without saying that you'll need your 'audio grade' 'hi-fi' 4.7% silver solder too:
AKA. Plumbing solder
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 10:42 pm   #2656
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Wow. Including the VAT, more than 50 quid for ONE two-watt resistor. Good job they're into component-count minimalism...
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 11:59 pm   #2657
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That solder is the cheap stuff. The serious stuff doesn't get advertised, so you have to ask for it (but only in the right shops): "Mithril" silver-alloy solder, made by 3M.... Moria Mining and Metals company, not the American crowd with a similar name.

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Old 17th Feb 2022, 12:02 am   #2658
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I always thought you couldnt melt Mithril, unless you were a dwarf and lived in Moria??

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Old 17th Feb 2022, 12:50 am   #2659
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I wonder how those resistors would fare against these measurement for LIGO

https://dcc.ligo.org/public/0002/T09...rent_noise.pdf

or, from Sam Groner (Mr low distortion) https://linearaudio.net/sites/linear...lume1ltees.pdf

There are other papers regarding passive component non-linearity. But unless you try really hard (like using old carbon composition resistors), harmonic distortion in bog standard metal film resistors is down in the -120 to -140dB range.

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Old 17th Feb 2022, 1:21 pm   #2660
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Could anyone please explain why E88CC "Pinched waist" or any "pinched waist" valves are now so b****y expensive.
Is it 'cos they have succumbed to the aeronautics area rule so the electrons go faster.
I despair

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