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  2. The Wood Thread.

    I have just bought a laminated pine sheet from Bunnings (18mm thick), which I will cut to form the shelf for a single mini-me rack I am mading out of square ally tube. What do people recommend for finishing the pine? (Note: it's not really going to be seen, as it will be under a component!) I would typically just give it 2 coats of clear, semi-gloss Estapol - but is oil a better idea (it would be far easier! )? Andy
  3. For more eye (and ear) candy it has a friend I haven't got around to listing separately as yet . . . they are an awesome combo that have served me well and kept me very happy for 20 years . .
  4. WhatchootalkinaboutWillis? Not if you're happy.
  5. How ironic that this should pop up at the top of the screen during this thread. Also really worth a listen, bloody awesome speakers- https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-krix-esoterix-altum-bookshelf-speakers
  6. Dangers of cycling

    Agree whole heartily, I did post that it's a human thing. When youre out on the road all day, the majority of road users are compliant, they do generally behave. Theres a comment that most cyclist have motor vehicles and have valid license to drive. That's because there are certain criteria to be maintained when you drive a motor vehicle, but when they're cyclist, it's another dimension that's on display! But I'm sorry the majority of them behave this way. And you can see from the replies of some of my posts. All I'm doing is provide recommendations for them to stay alive; wear easy high visible clothing, ride in a manner that's close to the curb as possible to avoid getting collected from a 1-2 ton vehicle! And in a manner where every road user goes home safely!
  7. DIY audio: what are you building?

    Thanks for the tip. I have tried a couple of different 5AR4's but, for my ears, they don't handle extreme transients as well as the solid state WZ68's. And NOS GZ37's, 33's are a bit pricey and hard to get hold of. The WZ68's have a 3 - 5 second delay; most reckon that is OK and haven't had any problems, but just contemplating the conservative option down the track. All part of the fun with such a flexible base.
  8. Show us your tubes

    Was there a response?
  9. Can't remember for sure but just off Sherriff's Road--Allbox Direct? Of course prices will have risen! They were also happy to provide large scraps as per Al.M's post.
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  11. To Plug Or Not Plug

    I love sealed speakers. I like the illusion and deception they offer in regards to bass when done well. I am surprised there are not more speaker brands with sealed enclosures to choose from with the trend towards apartment living and noise law enforcement etc. Although I have never heard the LS3/5a's in person and opinion is divided as to their performance overall and when done properly as per Harbeth and the like, prices go through the roof, I wish all manufacturers would have a sealed shoebox sized speaker in their range to indulge my preference and more importantly my budget. Alas....
  12. Speaker problems

    Unfortunately, these have not been recapped. They're the original Elcap caps that most British speaker manufactors used in the day. Replacement capacitors sets sold here. www.falconacoustics.co.uk/replacement-capacitor-sets/imf-super-compact-monitor-replacement-capacitor-set.html Have you got access to a soldering iron?
  13. Dangers of cycling

    Here to links on statistics of cyclist for those who think cyclist don't cause death! And: https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/jun/23/cycling-accidents-rising-in-australia Quote: Analyses of the cause of collisions have had varying outcomes. An OECD cycling report said 60% of cyclists were at fault in fatal crashes in Australia, compared with 24% in Denmark and 40% in Spain. Other studies have found the opposite, putting drivers at fault in 87% and 80% of accidents. Since you’re here …
  14. Dangers of cycling

    @Addicted to music - haven't read the whole thread just this last page. Agree that people should follow the rules and be courteous/respectful of each other in a shared space - however more than confused at your seemed outrage at all cyclists due to the actions of some. A lot of road users break the rules, humans do bad things - doesn't mean that everyone who looks the same/uses the same mode of transport or is in the same group are all bad. Comment to all - So much anger, why? There are a lot of good road users out there - people need to focus a bit more on these I think.
  15. Speakers for the Line Magnetic 518ia

    Which Harbeth's do you have?
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  17. Speaker problems

    There's your problem right there.
  18. Speakers for the Line Magnetic 518ia

    You'll then have to change your SNA moniker, of course. Though not, I suspect, much symphonic music? Perhaps you need to try some full-range drivers ... as they're supposed to be high sensitivity. Like Lowthers. Or horns ... but then how do you deal with the bass? @Sir Sanders Zingmore has some Avantgarde horns which he uses with a Line Magnetic amp - the woofer is driven actively by its own amp. Andy
  19. Can't offer any comment on that other than, as said, my 10% solution is fairly clear. Nothing to worry about probably. I use filtered drinking water (chlorine removed). Cheers, Owen http://darklanternforowen.wordpress.com/
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  21. SOULINES DOSTOYEVSKY DCX TURNTABLE!

    this is a great deal. I've only just landed back into the country and I'd heard this was up for sale. This exact TT got me into Vinyl and the reason I purchased my 1st TT (Kubrick from same maker). I've always had a soft spot for Dave's TT as it sound very engaging. A very good package here that will see the buyer happy for many many years. If I was looking to have 2 TT's in my setup, this would be mine. Buy with confidence
  22. Might need to see anything I can sell...
  23. DIY audio: what are you building?

    The GZ34/5AR4 tube rectifier option, will give you slow turn-on Cheers, Owen http://darklanternforowen.wordpress.com/
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