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by al newall
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Audio Talk, days gone by.
Replies: 11
Views: 6600

Re: Audio Talk, days gone by.

Yep i remember being impressed by that simple design idea. It was perhaps better when we were new to all this. I won't forget turning up at my first Eggfest, with a tiny T amp and some full range speakers. After seeing amplifiers the size of a dining table, I wondered why I had bothered. But it turn...
by al newall
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Audio Talk - what is it?
Replies: 159
Views: 46582

Re: Audio Talk - what is it?

This forum doesn't need a kick up the ar*e, it just needs some input from young people who are interested in how things work.
Sadly there are very few about.

My interest hasn't waned, but my needs have changed.
Happy new year, by the way.
by al newall
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Audiofile CD transport.
Replies: 25
Views: 12034

Yep.
I think people get a little carried away with these projects, and imagine great results.
I built a new linear power supply for my PS1 and it still didn't excite me in any way.
Never regretted doing it though.
Sometimes you just have to find out for yourself.
by al newall
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13362
Views: 2504950

IslandPink wrote:

The average user must be doing a hell of a lot more vacuuming per year than I do :? .
Maybe not, but people like my wife probably boost the figures. She's got through more than twenty vacuum cleaners in as many years.
The Dysons have lasted the longest so far :)
by al newall
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Audiofile CD transport.
Replies: 25
Views: 12034

And, looking at where the SPDIF needs to be taken from, it's two legs of a surface mount chip. Shocked
I think i used two lengths of CAT5 twisted together for a flying lead.
by al newall
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13362
Views: 2504950

Interesting project Phil. I tried it a few years ago but stopped short of using a remote control, and reboxing it.. They're quite easy to work on, as i remember. Sadly i don't have any of the bits anymore, or i could have sent you some spares. I couldn't see any improvement over my regular CD transp...
by al newall
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: NEXT DIY MEET 7/8 JUNE 2014
Replies: 226
Views: 61432

So in my mind first we have to establish a place in the venue for this speaker or that speaker to sound best. then it occurs to me we could have our other stuff portable and briong it into that place. Whether there are two of those places or just one. (each end or the entrance end, which I suspect ...
by al newall
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Poet's Corner
Replies: 24
Views: 11106

There was a crow, sat on a plough.
If he hasn't gone, he's still there now.
by al newall
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Recommended Read
Replies: 2
Views: 3219

I liked the look of that, so I just downloaded it.
Well spotted.
by al newall
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13362
Views: 2504950

Thanks Nick. That's pretty much what I had done. Bone scraping. Tendon repair. Muscles pinned back in place. I've got most of the range of movement back, but only with the assistance of the other arm. Will be some time before I can move the right arm fully independently. Feel like progress is being ...
by al newall
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Android music source?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Cheap Android tablet arrived. Recognises a 320gb hard drive and plays files. But........ Don't think tablet usb port has enough welly to power the hard drive, as the connection sometimes drops out. Decided to transfer files to SD cards and play music from there. Less cables and less fuss. Sounds ok ...
by al newall
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13362
Views: 2504950

Three weeks on from my shoulder operation, i'm finally rid of the arm sling. Just have to get the arm working again. Lots of exercise and pain will apparently sort it out. Thank God for physiotherapy; it would seem an impossible task otherwise. Another month off work at least, is what they reckon. N...
by al newall
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: JBL control 1
Replies: 9
Views: 6608

Well the Missions were okay but quite bulky for a caravan. They look tiny in the house but they are quite deep so hard to squeeze into a corner. I ended up with some Wharfedale Diamond 9s which are smaller, but to me sound better balanced if not the most transparent. Just got to invent some brackets...
by al newall
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Android music source?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

So there is hope Simon. That's always good.
I don't have a NAS, just hard drives which worked with my laptop.
I'll find out in a weeks time. :)
by al newall
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Android music source?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Android music source?

I'm getting a cheap tablet from daughter number 2 for my birthday. Laptop had died so i fancied a change. Wife has a laptop if i need one. Wondering if a tablet could be a convenient music player. I know it can play files from a SD card, but could it play my Flac files which are currently on externa...