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    Today, 13:34
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    I think we all at times can see aspects of ourselves as plonkerish; how many of use live with a constant internal criticism and self loathing I...
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    Today, 09:44
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    Shrinking violets, oh yes I remember those form the . . . . . 50s and maybe the 60s, but not in modern Britain, or even in western society where...
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    Yesterday, 23:57
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    Agree entirely, and think he epitomises a lucky spoilt brat, who seems not to have to do much to enjoy his celeb status and luxurious Hi-Fi. I...
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    Yesterday, 23:54
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    Yes, but it is even better if they are not up their own arses, and can communicate in clear and grammatical sentences, and preferably without the...
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    15-11-2019, 22:34
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    Not so much virtue, as high quality beings, but we all can see now that there is a lot of bad at the top.
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    15-11-2019, 22:29
    Pharos replied to a thread SS Preamp search in Blank Canvas
    "That one uses an electronic volume control, so avoid. Is it the general view that electronic volume controls are inferior still?
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    15-11-2019, 14:48
    Pharos replied to a thread Michael Fremer said :- in Blank Canvas
    I can't think why, but I watched the whole thing. He is in a very privileged position, and his system would no doubt piss all over everyone's here. ...
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    12-11-2019, 16:18
    Yes, but they are nice, and a good bit of understated industrial design, and quite good for the time.
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    12-11-2019, 16:13
    Pharos replied to a thread IMF speakers in Blank Canvas
    A retired BBC cameraman friend has a pair, a bit dated now with what I thought was overblown bass, but I bet a re-vamping would be possible.
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    12-11-2019, 16:09
    Quad had this problem with a British pot on their 33 pre in the 70s, and then bought I believe Spanish ones which had better tracking, although they...
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    08-11-2019, 17:32
    Pharos replied to a thread RegaP10 released in Analogue Art
    So the OP was selling a Michel + SME V, which is the one I believe that I was considering buying to replace my Linn, and now, far from leaving vinyl,...
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    08-11-2019, 17:16
    Pharos replied to a thread Suck or blow in Blank Canvas
    Unless all the entry poi9nts are filtered, (although not stated previously), of course the entry points must be filtered.
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    07-11-2019, 23:45
    It seems to me that a hard and fast rule of thumb is difficult to arrive at when considering speaker to floor mounting, and that empirical trial is...
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    07-11-2019, 23:28
    Pharos replied to a thread Suck or blow in Blank Canvas
    Matt, I cannot see any correlation between dustiness and whether to suck or blow. Either way there is a need for airflow volume, and this air will...
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    06-11-2019, 22:16
    Pharos replied to a thread Suck or blow in Blank Canvas
    My instinct is to suck out because the vacuum will then pull the air into the cabinet from all the source openings, and this will be very turbulent...
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    06-11-2019, 11:59
    It could well be that I am a complete ignoramus, particularly so in the genre of film; I only recognise about 1% of John's favourites. It does of...
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    02-11-2019, 09:50
    I think it important to accept that what differentiates speakers, is their differing failings; distortions, coloration and driver placement.
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    02-11-2019, 09:48
    Pharos replied to a thread Royal Ascot HiFi Show in Blank Canvas
    Yes, the 301 was standard at Bush, but the suspension was disabled and they rested on foam pads, this probably to do with the start needs. I also...
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    01-11-2019, 23:40
    Pharos replied to a thread Royal Ascot HiFi Show in Blank Canvas
    I have never really understood the fanatic following for the 301. These expensive decks have to be related to the vinyl supposed rebirth,...
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    26-10-2019, 22:49
    That sounds like what I referred to in another recent post when I reported that in the 70s I complained to Garrard about its design, and they then...
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    26-10-2019, 14:26
    I find it very hard to believe that the ball races can have done so much work that they are worn out, and even the main arm ones come to that. They...
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    26-10-2019, 14:18
    I think that hard and fast rules are not applicable, but have the view that very large heavy speakers do not benefit much, if at all from the whole...
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Dennis
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I have been interested in audio engineering since teens, (ex BBC engineer), and have worked on audio, and particularly loudspeaker design for about 32 years, this providing both torture and ecstasy.
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