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  1. On 09/11/2020 at 10:26 PM, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

    I don’t consider B.O.C. metal, never have, never will. Melodic hard rock is about right.

    I’ve collected these guys since they started. This is the Bluray of their 45th anniversary concert recorded in London, June 2017.

    Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom are the surviving members, but he other three members fit in wonderfully. All concert films should be like this. Well lit, long shots, no rapid cutting. Sound in stereo or multi is top notch. 
    Tracks include a wish list, some classics taken at a slower pace.

    This comes with my highest recommendation.

    @Sierra, you will love this.




    Cheers for the heads up @Anatoly Beaver-Hausen ... Looks like I'll be adding to my BOC collection!!  

  2. 1 hour ago, lemarquis said:

    Thanks @Sierra  I did power it up again with a replacement tube for 5 minutes and it was working but after the advice received here I took it out of rotation pending a check up. The previous owner also replaced a resistor apparently. Speculation of course, but is it relatively common for those things to fry? It may be a simple fix (just want a heads up so I don't get fleeced on repairs).

    That rings alarm bells if the previous owner also replaced a blown resistor.
    All the more reason to get it checked out as there could be an underlying issue causing resistors to fry.
    No ... it shouldn't be common for anything to fry.

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  3. On 28/05/2020 at 7:13 AM, Grizzly said:

    If smoke appeared from any piece of gear, I wouldn't even power it up til it had been checked over properly and diagnosed/repaired.

    Exactly right as @Grizzly and others have said.

    Something has fried (probably a biasing resistor) and the amp needs to be checked otherwise more damage could be done.

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  4. On 06/02/2020 at 3:35 PM, camross said:

    I am after 2 Eminence Deltalite II 2512s for the Mk111 kit build but all the Australian suppliers are out of stock. Does anyone know a good supplier overseas that will ship to Australia? 

    I bought my Deltalite's from US Speaker.

    They do not ship to Australia so I had to use an on-forwarder ... pretty painless experience.



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  5. Hey @BioBrian ... Yes mate they are still going well.

    If I really like something I tend to hang onto it ... and these for me are a keeper.


    Both the timbers have darkened over time ... the Jarrah doesn't quite have the redness that it originally had and the Tassie Oak has shifted to a more yellowish hue.
    The Tassie Oak veneer has changed in the same way as the solid timber on the front baffle so they blend nicely and look coherent.


    A slightly better pic of the color change below.

    And considering they sit in the lounge room where it gets full sun in the afternoons (not direct) they have held up very well.

    Shame about your myrtle fading though.






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  6. 35 minutes ago, evil c said:

    Yeah good memories being assailed by the Troels, looks like you still haven't replaced the plinth on the Technics TT @Sierra !

    Are those blocks of wood for the project still in the corner? 🤔

     @evil c The Technics plinth is still a work in progress ... albeit not much progress I must admit ... 

    Meanwhile the Jarrah blocks are "seasoning" nicely ... :P

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  7. 2 minutes ago, cheekyboy said:

    I remember being out there Al when you first built these and the room doesn't look like it's changed at all. Did you have those plates rattling in the china cabinet at 107.7db?:ohmy:


    Glad they're still sounding great, mate.






    Cheers Keith,


    Indeed ... not much has changed over the years ... lol


    Haha ... yes the china cabinet does rattle at times ... but @ 107 db no rattles were to be heard  :P


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  8. I was having an afternoon home alone yesterday playing a few favourite records ....


    Hard to believe it has been 7 years since I built these speakers ....


    They are still going strong and I am still loving them.


    I did crank the volume a bit when playing the Alan Parsons Project tracks Sirius & Eye In The Sky  :P







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  9. @joz ... If you are planning to do a Led Zepp comparison I'd be keen to come along to it.

    I collected all their studio albums as they were released while I was growing up, so just the normal pressings that were available in Australia.

    And then I bought all the Page remasters when they came along.

    I've only compared the first 2 albums between the original and the Page remasters, and I think the Page versions were better than the originals.

    Most of my Page remasters are still sealed and unopened.

    Would be keen to hear how the different types of pressings compare.

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