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by rowuk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: uController for Amp
Replies: 47
Views: 2321

Re: uController for Amp

I have often thought about his too. One of my first considerations was: as long as everything is OK, do I have to write anything to local storage? That lead me to the idea that what ever uController could just message something else if there was an issue. We do something similar at work with a linux...
by rowuk
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4999
Views: 1180747

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Tinnitus is what I am listening to...
by rowuk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: mac addresses...again
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: mac addresses...again

The answer is simple: White list instead of blacklist. Only allow your devices with their fixed MAC addresses. Everything else is blocked regardless if VPN or TOR. There is no easy way around except to steal your credentials...
by rowuk
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fascist State?
Replies: 100
Views: 11368

Re: Fascist State?

I would say that "some" Americans express hate for communism, but confuse it with socialism, which is a free lunch in their view. That was put to the ultimate test in 2016 when Russia "helped" Mr. Trump get elected. All of a sudden, Russia was no longer the enemy - at least for a...
by rowuk
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fascist State?
Replies: 100
Views: 11368

Re: Fascist State?

As one of the Americans on this site, I am certainly aware of how quickly the wind can "blow in other directions". Fact is, there is no such thing as a "little" democracy. You either have the whole thing or essentially nothing at all. The issue here seems to be how can democracy ...
by rowuk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Re: Cameras

Maybe consider a new phone with better optics?
by rowuk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Couple of amps and other bits for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Couple of amps and other bits for sale

Thank you for the honest answer! It was just an opportunity - no heartburn.
by rowuk
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Couple of amps and other bits for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Couple of amps and other bits for sale

I would be interested in the Audio Technica cans and the Philips CD player. I am in Germany. Do you have packing material that would get them here in one piece? Please PM me with bank details (and postage/packing) and I will make the transfer.
by rowuk
Sat May 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston next meet ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3717

Re: Owston next meet ?

Their Facebook page: The Owston October 19, 2020 · It is with regret that we inform you that we have closed our doors today. Unfortunately operating under the current trading conditions has forced this decision. If you have a deposit with us for a function we will be contacting each of you in turn t...
by rowuk
Tue May 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: It occurs to me...
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: It occurs to me...

There has been a HUGE change in commercial speakers in the last 40 years. Companies like Braun, Infinity, JBL, AR, Dahlquist, DCM that provided "high end qualities" at a midrange price are essentially gone. What has exploded is the extreme high end for those with more money than common sen...
by rowuk
Sun May 16, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Restacking An Output Transformer.
Replies: 60
Views: 7087

Re: Restacking An Output Transformer.

What would happen if we used the Parafeed cap as part of a crossover? Seems to me that it would be 6dB/8va for free! Would that also not reduce the demands on the choke? With another cap at the input of the amp, we have 12dB for free.
by rowuk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQA
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: MQA

I spent some time with Tidal, bit the sound quality was generally not as good as the Linn programming or similar offerings from Concertzender or NRK. Being an active musician myself, I will normally buy the recordings that I like and do not worry about how someone decoded "compressed" form...
by rowuk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Joseph Crowe
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Joseph Crowe

Because intermodulation (sum and difference tones) are very much a part of live music. Two trumpets, a brass section, massed strings, voices, a woodwind section, all cause "serious" intermodulation How? Where is the non linear mixing in the case of live music? Even if you say the ear or m...
by rowuk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Joseph Crowe
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Joseph Crowe

Intermodulation is an "interesting" number, but I have serious doubts about its audibility - at least in how it applies to speakers. Why? Because intermodulation (sum and difference tones) are very much a part of live music. Two trumpets, a brass section, massed strings, voices, a woodwind...
by rowuk
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Should 3.18uS time constant correction be included in Phono amp circuits?
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Re: Should 3.18uS time constant correction be included in Phono amp circuits?

Which raises the question why we do not have a couple of bands of parametric equalization on a phono corrector. There are typical "issues" with preemphasis and 3 or 4 channels of frequency/Q/gain could work wonders.