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About mwhouston

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  1. Post Pictures Of Your Headphone Setup

    Just a few I have been working on and listening to over the last two weeks.
  2. DIY audio: what are you building?

    The 2-ways I presented at the Melbourne Audio Club we're all Jaycar drivers in a 19ltr ported box. I had a number of members approach me with excellent comments and some said they couldn't believe the amount and quality of bass I got out of these cheap speakers. I did spend a lot of time with simple online computer modelling. http://retro-thermionic.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/voxdeux65-2-way-with-65-woofermid-and.html
  3. DIY audio: what are you building?

    Those drivers look extremely good. Should produce a very accurate sound. For me when I need drivers it's off to Jaycar. Cheap and convenient.
  4. Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    I'd argue that one. I think they died a real death. I know some have held onto thier players but I haven't heard a tape played for donkeys. Unlike vinyl. Over the later years I have played both vinyl and CD but never tape. These days add Pi server for digital and streaming. As I posted above I sold my big player years ago therefore no tapes in this house.
  5. Definitely 47K but should check Capacitive loading.
  6. FS: 12" 200W PA Woofer brand new - price drop.

    Price drop - was $120 now $90.
  7. For a cheapy cart the OMB can really deliver.
  8. Still on the phone the temp HP set up. Ortofon OMB with new 5e stylus. Jumped from my Garrott K2 to this freeby. Graham Bonnet providing the up and down and side to side grooves.
  9. Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    I had a Naks also. Baby of the range. Really execellent machine. But once it stopped I bought a dual tape player with single and double speed copying.
  10. DIY audio: what are you building?

    Stumbled across this image. It must have been taken some time back. The tube amp at the far end was sold years and years ago. Greatly little amp - 12AX7 and 6AS7 SET. The others are tube and SS Preamps.
  11. DIY audio: what are you building?

    The wife's doing school reports for the whole weekend so no music in the house. Here is a temporary setup for Senheisers 700s, new tube HP amp "Sanctum", TT number 2 with a Garrott K2 and retro-833 phono preamp.
  12. Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

    $100 each? That's crazy. In the day a mate and I use to buy a whole box of Maxells XL II or some thing they were called. We would then go halves. They were meant to be one step under metals.
  13. I fellow Melbourne Audio Club member, who has bought five of my power amps and one of my preamps and DC blockers, has a pair of Harbeth 40.2s. These get outstanding write-ups at every reveiw. He only plays Classical and these days streams from Tidal through a $6K DAC. A pair of my T3 Class D monoblocks (Tuttu -150W) dive the Harbeths which I beleive are current hungry. His system would have to be the best system I have ever heard to play classical. I've only been on the receiving end of this moderately priced but way over-performing system a few times but it is truely remarkable. I would say in big part due to the Harbeths, outstanding speakers and possibly the best for classical replay. The owner is very decerning and has genuine Golden ears and has gone though a lot of gear to get this point. I have used his opinion a number of times to help sort my own gear in my home. I just hope he changes nothing until I get can back for another extended listen. A true Classical hifi system.
  14. A mate of mine, with whom I have had many musical afternoon, has hundreds and hundreds of LPs and is constantly buying more. He has ABBA, Boney M, Stylistics etc, on the top of his list. He also plays some classical but never jazz. I was never an ABBA fan. In my rock/pop days it was more Stones, Hendrix etc But each to their own.