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OK, best for somebody local to take this on...   w
I haven't got round to the PCB rebuild, but I did find the problem with the original build. As I thought, the problem was with a 220u cap in the PSU which I dented while wrestling with the heater supply. I was reluctant to go for a repair, I was thinking of a complete rebuild, but after leaving the amp to sit for a few weeks, I figured a way to do the repair that wasn't too ugly. I replaced the cap, fortunately I had a spare on hand, and the tick, tick, ticking sound...
Where are you?   w
Yes, p a t r i c k, we all know that, but so what?   You might even know it if you were an audio reviewer, but what are you going to do for a living instead? It was basically because audio equipment was reaching a general level of quality that there wasn't any need for reviewers anymore that they invented all this 'subjective' BS in the first place.   The question is, how are we gonna change it? ...or maybe even - do we want to change it? After all, a lot of jobs...
33% of people so far would go for the 10 @ 320.   I find this hard to get my head round, but I have to assume that they are reporting the truth. To me, this is tantamount to poking oneself in the eye with a sharp stick, but as they say in Yorkshire, 'There's nowt so queer as folk'   C'mon people, 70-odd views, but only 9 votes. Register your preferences...   w
  Oscar Wilde   I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.   Matthew 7:5   Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.   Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band   Oh Lord, wish my bed wasn't silken sheets so tight I got to keep my strength up got to do a show...
In the UK we have a well-known radio program, Desert Island Disks.   A celebrity is asked to select 10 disks (single tracks) that they'd choose from all the music in the world, that they'd like to have if they were marooned on a desert island.   Now, you've probably seen this:-   http://mp3ornot.com/index.php   It's the subject of another thread, it's a test to see if you can reliably tell the difference between 128kbps/sec and 320kbps/sec MP3s   I...
This looks like fun. I think I'll get one.   w
Yes and yes.   I had to return the first Pi I got because of it's unreliability, it kept throwing error messages during boot, different error messages each time, sometimes pages of them followed by a failure to produce a command prompt. To try to resolve the problems I was having I bought a second USB PSU, and tried a second powered USB hub. When neither of these fixed the problem in any combination I returned the PI to RS. The replacement didn't have those...
  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Rick Wakeman. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!   I have to say, on the subject of old and new gear, although bigshot paints things very black and white, he's pretty much right. Mechanical build quality tended to be less 'value engineered' in days gone by, and there are exceptions to every rule, but audio equipment is pretty good now. Look at the Sansa Clip. Most heads would have sold their souls for SQ like that in the '70s, to say...
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