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mwhouston last won the day on February 23 2016

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  1. mwhouston

    Music vs Audio?

    I’m into the music more than the gear. Being a 100% DIYer I’m not chasing the latest commercial gear to listen to but enjoying the DIY hobby and loving my four hours of serious listening every day. Unfortunately there are so many who listen to thier gear and not the music but different strokes for different blokes. How many times do you get stuck with the one track wonder, demo tracks and gear analysis music. One track to no where. If I pullout a 5 LP box set, the lot gets played not just the the gear revealing tracks. One track wonders lead you no where, a dead end path for which most just seek another. My gear is modest but my drive to just listen to the music is demanding.
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    Tantalising Turntables

    I did see a TT advertised the other day for AU$1,000,000. Can’t remember much else.
  3. http://retro-thermionic.blogspot.com/2014/06/black-lace-all-ozzie-valve-6v6-power-amp.html
  4. I have a very nice 6V6 SE power amp for sale. PM me if interested.
  5. I have these Beymas for sale. 12” concentrics 96d/ efficient. 8ohm.The tweeter section is 105db efficient. The tweeter is 2” titanium and Mylar. With or without boxes. The drivers will take 700W. http://retro-thermionic.blogspot.com/2014/07/voxconcentric-beyma-12-high-efficiency.html PM if interested.
  6. mwhouston

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    I guess I’d just like to keep my analogue sources analogue and not digitise just to use the digital amp. This wouldn’t stop me using Class D amps. Once more the Pi server would be the main source for the amp. Most of my listeng these days is from the Pi. But I have weeks where it’s CDs or vinyl. I like them all and fortunately I have good source gear to support the formats.
  7. mwhouston

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Mate, just couldn’t do it. Analogue all the way. No sand in this man’s play box.
  8. mwhouston

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    I see a lot of gear go thought this site - bought and sold. So I figure the commercial purveyors of gear churn gear over and over. But I can’t talk lately thought I’m 90% DIY. In the last few weeks; new phono preamp, new P77i Garrott cart, new tube preamp and new Class D power amp. Speakers, Pi server\DAC and CD player have remained. Getting a handle on the new sound is hard with so much changing. And another very different tube phono preamp kit on the way and also another modded Class D. Golly!
  9. mwhouston

    Anyone else into BBQ?

    Got it thanks.
  10. mwhouston

    Anyone else into BBQ?

    Got a link to the recipe?
  11. mwhouston

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    There has been some great and positive feed back about the digital amp and a few have made me think is it the final answer? I would never give up vinyl. I just made yet another tube phono pre and bought a new Garrott P77i. And I’m not going to digitise my vinyl (on the fly) just so I can run it through a digital amp. Which means and I am down to two power amps. No big deal. It appears for me the Pi server would be linked to the digital amp and my other (currently) Class D power amp would handle non-digital sources. Then a speaker switch to jump from one amp to the other. All very easy to do. Pease keep up the discussion. If no one else it’s helping me sort it out.
  12. mwhouston

    Anyone else into BBQ?

    Mate, I can smell it from here. Save me some.