UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Powered By Google Custom Search Vintage Radio Service Data

Go Back   UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum > General Vintage Technology > General Vintage Technology Discussions

Notices

General Vintage Technology Discussions For general discussions about vintage radio and other vintage electronics etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:03 pm   #961
greg_simons
Heptode
 
greg_simons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Evesham, Worcestershire, UK.
Posts: 638
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by martin.m View Post
I have been reading this thread, on and off, since joining the forum in 2018. Here's my contribution, discovered accidentally. https://walkeraudio.com/product/blac...nent-crystals/
I hope this hasn't already been covered. These products seem to be at the budget end of the market though.
Budget end of the market you say?, I've seen good Radford amps change hands for less than the black diamond record clamp!, many thanks to all who contribute to this thread.
__________________
Picture, sound?, DOOR.
greg_simons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:25 pm   #962
Brigham
Heptode
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK.
Posts: 815
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Synchrodyne View Post
What on earth is meant by “…the harmonics will sound more natural.” I don’t recall seeing that one before. Are there both “natural” and unnatural” types of harmonics?

Cheers,
"I am the Harmonic that dare not speak its name..."
Brigham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:31 pm   #963
Brigham
Heptode
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK.
Posts: 815
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig Sawyers View Post
You need to block out satellite interference and government brain control so you can listen well. For both you and your cat.

https://i.imgur.com/TMuiJgS.jpg
Nice array of whiskers.
I wonder if they go with the Black Diamond crystals?
Brigham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th Jun 2019, 8:09 am   #964
mark2collection
Hexode
 
mark2collection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Royal Berkshire, UK.
Posts: 297
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

I'm seriously considering one of those anti-static/magnetic optimiser jobbies from the previous threads.

They'd be great on my daughters birthday balloons, no more hair standing on end and the sheer openness, definition and to say nothing of the clarity of the 'pop' at the end of the party

Would I use this device on my CD's/DVD's or vinyl? Only when I run out of anti-static foaming cleanser and I misplace my degauss wand ...

Mark
__________________
Slowly turning the 'to-do', into 'ta-dah'
mark2collection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th Jun 2019, 6:33 pm   #965
Malcolm G6ANZ
Heptode
 
Malcolm G6ANZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bristol, UK.
Posts: 556
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

I browse through the XKCD set of cartoons now and then and came across this
https://xkcd.com/841/
I recommend XKCD its intelligent and humorous
Malcolm
Malcolm G6ANZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Jun 2019, 12:20 pm   #966
vinrads
Octode
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
Posts: 1,828
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Just seen this on EBay Vintage 60's Telefunken solid core radio/audio wire Amazing sound ! from Switzerland ,I thought they would have known better . Mick.
vinrads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Jun 2019, 4:56 pm   #967
Radio Wrangler
Dekatron
 
Radio Wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fife, Scotland, UK.
Posts: 12,027
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Telefunken probably just made a well-engineered product, choosing a suitable gauge for the voltages and currents to be carried. Solid core is cheaper if it doesn't need to flex in a permanent installation. The 'Amazing Sound" bull came along later. AEG-Telefunken seems to have been adopted with open arms by the golden eared fraternity and seemingly the company could do no wrong though they seem to forget the company were the maker of the fuhrer's favourite tape recorders.

I'm always amazed at the feats of hearing that allow the amazingness of sound to be clearly heard as due to a particular piece of wire and not, say, the left front foot of the amplifier.
__________________
Can't afford the volcanic island yet, but the plans for my monorail and the goons' uniforms are done
Radio Wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:05 pm   #968
yesnaby
Octode
 
yesnaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Newport, Gwent, UK.
Posts: 1,473
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Somewhat OT for this thread, but has anyone heard of an FU32 valve?

Last edited by paulsherwin; 23rd Jun 2019 at 9:16 pm. Reason: to comply with forum rules
yesnaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:33 pm   #969
Marconi_MPT4
Hexode
 
Marconi_MPT4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dorset, UK.
Posts: 367
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yesnaby View Post
has anyone heard of an FU32 valve?
A possible equivalent for the Shuguang FU32 is the 832A. A bit overkill for a headphone amp These are good up to 200MHz!

Rich
__________________
To an optimist a glass is half full; a pessimist half empty; an engineer twice as big as need be!
Marconi_MPT4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Jun 2019, 7:44 pm   #970
peter_sol
Octode
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Herts. UK.
Posts: 1,533
Default Re: The Audiophoolery Thread.

I think they have used them as they look pretty.
2 valves in one envelope parallelled giving 4 watts output, no doubt padded with resistors to headphone level.
Yes overkill, but people will buy them.
peter_sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:58 am.


All information and advice on this forum is subject to the WARNING AND DISCLAIMER located at https://www.vintage-radio.net/rules.html.
Failure to heed this warning may result in death or serious injury to yourself and/or others.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2019, Paul Stenning.