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  1. Bare the end of any multistrand wire, twist it, then wrap around the ground screw in a clockwise direction, one turn is sufficient, and tighten the ground screw.
  2. Yeah, but those without an interest just spew the same old lines we've all heard before. The only chance of deciding what the real truth is, is to listen to what everyone is saying, and just be aware of their interests. There may be more than a grain of truth in what Huawei is saying.
  3. So if your car breaks down because you didn't put more water or oil in it when it was needed, you blame the car?
  4. I have been involved with many large RAID installations. It is a rock solid trusted technology. It works. Well you should have been replacing them as they died, then you would have had no problems.
  5. Some small NAS platforms are very underpowered. Not even enough for a LAMP server.
  6. The only advantage I see, for using a PC, is it will probably have more grunt and be able to run server software like a database server and media/streaming servers. Downsides are the much larger power consumption, and the lack of a nice rack for the drives. Some old PCs will not hold 4 drives, and if they do, will run hot. Definitely use linux if you want a reliable server - not Windows. Haven't really researched it, but most 'NAS operating systems' would be linux, based I expect. Or if you are experienced enough with linux, build your own.
  7. Yes, so have I. Layer the ply and MDF and use different thicknesses of both the ply layers and the MDF layers. Pick the piece of ply with interesting grain and features for the top layer and you have a superb plinth that won't break the bank.
  8. ... and I was going to suggest staying with triodes to start learning about valves. So, this is a better choice than 6J1 based stuff.
  9. Neither am I. Forcompletely suspended tables, I have removed the springs and bolted them to a heavy plinth with excellent results - my Garrard 4HF for example. For a suspended sub-chassis, maybe constricting the main chassis will help, maybe not. I have the subchassis and platter from an AR XA/B table that I started to experiment with. One of those rainy day projects that I have half finished.
  10. Yeah, I acknowledged that in my first reply. I was not saying I thought it needed a massive plinth, as I said, it depended on what the OP wanted. Life is full on uncertainties. It is more about understanding the properties of the materials available and what use you want to make of them.
  11. You need a range of layers of different thicknesses and densities. Many ways to skin a cat as they say.
  12. Depends what type of plinth. If it's just to make a sprung turntable look good, anything that looks good I suppose, will do. If you want a massive plinth to absorb sound and vibrations, I prefer a layered approach. Some of those layers can be cheap wood, even MDF. Sometimes you can find nice piece of ply with a great looking feature side, and just use that as the top layer.
  13. You misunderstand. I meant only that equipment can sound very different when demoed in a completely different room and acoustics.
  14. Probably best not to get too deep in Jazz. Take Five is a good choice. Maybe something like Peter Gunn Theme or James Bond. Best to use stuff most will know as it will impress them more when it sounds good.
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