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    Yay - proppa man cave

    But, yeah, death by fire is too good for that lampshade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Yay - proppa man cave

    But, yeah, death by fire is too good for that lampshade.
    Don't diss the lampshade That's been here since I got hitched ,and I am too attached to bin the whole thing (it was used before the uplighter arrived !!!)
    On the list for the tip though

    The Akai's are suprisingly good !! I braved a visit to bandit country up by Marco's (Cefn Mawr ) while going to see the mighty Wrexham play , next to the famous Telford Aqueduct that I wont try and spell , at Trevor . Llangollen . The bass drivers were hanging about with advanced foam rot , so I gave a pound for them . £15 for a refoam kit off e bay and they don't sound bad at all , but despite being 1980 vintage they are nothing special !
    Probably want the crossovers doing but they sound ok to my rough ears
    Oh , I robbed the tv aerial lead , now that it does not get used much ,and it gave me suprisingly great reception on the Nad tuner !! (I am not sure the difference between a VHF aerial and a UHF ???)
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Those lamps and shades are cool.. love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    Don't diss the lampshade That's been here since I got hitched...
    Bet it's seen a lot of 'action'...

    Marco.
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    I'm Anto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Bet it's seen a lot of 'action'...

    Marco.
    Ha ha , it knows when to keep quiet too !!
    I like the old standard lamp for a bit of book reading , actually gives a nice bit of atmos !!

    Tomorrow is my biffy . I have a old TT I am looking at , so fingers crossed . A project for me (no ,not a Project Debut Carbon either - does anyone want a 12 month old one , as new ??
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Well , unlike the Thread title , 'Bargains on E Bay' , I did not buy a bargain as the Technics SL 23 for spares and repair made £46.75 , and my snipe was taken out by another snipe !!!
    It was a mere 8 miles away from me ,and I should have bought it but hell if E Bay does not get my goat lately!!
    What the hell is up with folk lol
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Today I have mainly been - amazed at the sound from the Tannoy 635B's I bought off the Bay of Pigs ,last week!
    I fully expected to be a bit underwelmed by any sound improvement over my old rosewood Mission 752's , but boy what a revelation!!

    Pictures to follow as the mancave gets turned over for 'old shyte' to sell to recoup the vast £80 I paid for them
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Thought you might be impressed Anto.

    Care to describe how you find these?
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Thought you might be impressed Anto.

    Care to describe how you find these?
    HHmm , I dont have a way with words Geoff , like some people , but will try my best !!
    I hooked them up normally ,or non Bi wired , as I felt it would be a fairer comparison ,against the Missions (they were non bi )
    Immediately I felt the bass was a tad overpowering (it was set at +2 on the Technics SU VX700 (95 watt per channel)so I put that back to -2 , and that sounded much better. (I do think the fullness of sound in the mid and bass caused my initial reaction )
    On with a bit of Nursery Cryme -Genesis - The Musical Box , then a bit of Supertramp , the fullness througout all ranges ' a joy .
    Those dual concentrics sing !!
    My wife was struck by the way the bass went through the wall into the kitchen and I didnt even have the sub on !!
    Later on I cobbled together some stands from a bit of twin wall drainage pipe and some hardboard (for now)
    Spent this afternoon listening to Dido's first album again , and the extra foot height ,does make that difference !!

    Thanks for recommending Tannoys to me Geoff
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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    Glad you like 'em Anto. If you can locate some sturdy stands, somrthing nice and hefty. It should clean the bass up and tighten it a bit.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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