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by Michael L
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

Re: Nothing In Particular

On BBC R4 'You and Yours' programme, people from affected parts of Northumbria and Yorkshire said the winds normally came from the NW but this time they were from the NE. Plant, trees etc were exposed to the novel very high winds perhaps for the first time in many years. One person said he or she ha...
by Michael L
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

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There were more than a few smug EV drivers commenting on the fuel crisis with ice drivers being turned away from forecourts.
Bit silly though relying on a smartphone. On our two recent trips abroad we duplicated documents across both our iphones AND printed most things.
by Michael L
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Art of Electronics, 2nd ed
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Art of Electronics, 2nd ed

Yes please if still available. I'm not coming to Owston so could you please post it. Ta.
I have your pp details from May this year.

Michael
by Michael L
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: CD
Topic: Dac for an arcam delta 170.3 transport
Replies: 60
Views: 19034

Re: Dac for an arcam delta 170.3 transport

I dont do streaming it does nothing for me tbh I dont want to pay for another subscription service either My first love is vinyl and I have to admit that when I visited Scalford some years back and saw people playing music files from their MacBooks I was very dismissive. Nowadays I like the sound a...
by Michael L
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: CD
Topic: Dac for an arcam delta 170.3 transport
Replies: 60
Views: 19034

Re: Dac for an arcam delta 170.3 transport

Could be an AK4393 Ant, I have one I made some years ago, it's in a Modushop case. And another one (can't remember the chip) in a World Designs case. I must try my old DACs and see how they sound. I think Nick said (recently) that a proprietary chip (like the AK range) with a decent output stage wa...
by Michael L
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

Re: Nothing In Particular

I thought a 300b amp with transformer coupling to the o/p stage would sound better than one with capacitor coupling all else being equal. I'm thinking about a single ended amplifier like my Border Patrol SE300B. I realise component quality and circuit design are key.
by Michael L
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

Re: Nothing In Particular

Nick wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:20 am Looks simple enough, Cap coupled, tent labs heaters/
I thought the amps would use transformer inter-stage coupling. Am I mistaken in believing they perform better?
by Michael L
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

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I was very impressed by the cases though I agree with Ant on the glossy finish. Would rather have a matt finish. It would have been interesting to see the subsequent stages of construction.
by Michael L
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

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Production of plinths for SJS amplifiers.

by Michael L
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13540
Views: 2676853

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We are 50,000 drivers down and the govt. says there is no crisis. 750 army drivers are to be drafted in. How's that going to help? Honest Johnson being grilled (surprisingly well) by Andrew Marr yesterday on labour shortages https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010bbd/the-andrew-marr-show-031020...
by Michael L
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: E10 fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: E10 fuel.

I read somewhere that owners of petrol powered lawn mowers and similar should check combatibility with E10.
I hadn't noticed until reading about it that our local Asda petrol station were already supplying E10.
by Michael L
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Zero emission road vehicles.
Replies: 424
Views: 71525

Re: Zero emission road vehicles.

Yesterday I watched a program with Guy Martin on Channel 4 (UK) about electric vehicles (EVs). He did a long distance journey in the UK to see how easy it was to charge the car. His ‘range anxiety’ was not put to rest. I was surprised to see that apart from chargers not working, it could be expensiv...
by Michael L
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Our friend Nick Baker
Replies: 25
Views: 2664

Re: Our friend Nick Baker

That's terribly sad. I only met him once - at Owston. I remember he had a very warm manner. My condolences.
by Michael L
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 2119
Views: 627936

Re: A little light humour

Apologies in advance - Two prawns were swimming around in the sea. One called Justin and the other called Kristian. The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that inhabited the area. Finally one day Justin said to Kristian, "I'm fed up with being a prawn; I wish I was a...
by Michael L
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.
Replies: 128
Views: 17041

Re: Interesting (non musical) YouTube videos.

It's very very impressive but I wonder how it handles and if he's done anything to improve the frame rigidity. I can't remember if the 2 strokes were like
the early 4 strokes ie Z1 ie dire. Good to see it has dual front brakes.
I wonder if it sounds as good as the triples.