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by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1013
Views: 363233

Re: Entropy

It's always been said not to power up a fridge for 48 hours after moving it in UK. Not sure how the modern invertor ones are different, other than the odd noises they make. I kind of miss the wobbly rattle of the old fridge.
by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1013
Views: 363233

Re: Entropy

Cistern is the bit that holds the flush full of water. We have what is called a 'close coupled' unit where the cistern is directly placed on the bowl with (I assume) an o-ring to seal. And yup. 30 year old steel bike frame with BB that has been there at least 15 years. It'll need some grunt to remov...
by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1013
Views: 363233

Re: Entropy

Troubles, it would appear come in 4s for me. Bottom bracket on bike has failed and the toilet cistern has started leaking. I haven't had to remove cranks off a bike in 20 years. Can I remember where the special tool is? No chance :( . Steel bike so I doubt the BB will come out without a fight either...
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Miking the Royal Albert hall
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Miking the Royal Albert hall

You are right the workload needs lots of extra hands. I had always wondered why there were so many microphones up there when I have been to concerts and good to know they are not just spot miking to death. In recent years they also have been doing some experimental binaural recordings. Last years we...
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Miking the Royal Albert hall
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Miking the Royal Albert hall

Listening to the last night of the proms tonight and found this interesting article on how the BBC mic up the hall for the season

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/bbc-proms

I found it interesting that that have different mix vans for TV and radio.
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

If the setup is for listening enjoyment then anything goes. Whatever you like best is best. If you are going for accuracy then without access to the source file or tape there is no objective way to judge anything. Never said it didn't was just stating my preference. However I would argue that "ther...
by billshurv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1013
Views: 363233

Re: Entropy

amazingly the HDMI inputs are holding. Children are happy.
by billshurv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

If you have a read here https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/diyaudio-com-articles/163570-masters-noise-thoroughly-modern-tube-phono-preamp.html there is a section on how to use a PC soundcard to get the transformer loading sorted. Not a beginners guide tho! I know a lot of people enjoy the fun of tuning...
by billshurv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

This is interesting and kind of reinforces why I don't like transformers for MC stepup. Unless you can get them on the bench and measure the ringing and work out correct loading (which may include a Zobel) you are slightly flailing about. That is a fairly mightly click for a mono record. Have you ac...
by billshurv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1013
Views: 363233

Re: Entropy

Ref MAF sensors I had all sorts of trouble on my last car (diesel Passat). Great car, esp after a minor ECU tweak but as I kept it to 290k miles it did sometimes have a few gremlins. The problem was the car suddenly going into limp home mode. Now this could be embarassing if you'd just pulled into t...