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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2020

    Location: England

    Posts: 19
    I'm Jim.

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    Hi all,

    I live in an old mining community not too far from the M1.
    I made some Frugel Horn Mk's 3's in 2011 after listening to some Needles for a few years.
    They do sound a lot better, though the Needles satisfied me for a few years.
    And so it goes on, still listening to the FH3's, 2 amplifiers later.
    In the middle of making a John Linsley Hood Class A now.

    Cheers - J

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    Join Date: May 2008

    Location: Surrey

    Posts: 6,515
    I'm Rob.

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    Hi Jim. It's good fun making your own speakers....they always sound better than the professionals

    I made a JLH 10w Class A a few years ago. Very nice sound. I was using some Fostex or Lowther based Back Loaded Horns at the time and it was a very good match. I lent it to a mate and one channel went down. As I don't have the horns any more I haven't bothered to fix it. Shame really the heatsinks cost a lot of dosh.

    What sort of music do listen to? Have fun here.

    Rob.
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

    https://youtu.be/ZCBe7-6rw4M

    Friedrich Klappernost Extrovert Monoblocks, Acertum Triono 3 Speakers, Audio Mezzanine II Dac, Deo 2 NOS Dac, Vinyl Finyl TT with Scutt III Arm and Hiroko Plectrum Advanced MC Cart, Electro Wizard MC step-up, Twisted Phrame Super Balanced Interconnects, Dreadnought 7 speakers cables, Plattform Essential Isolation supports, Spectrum Definitive Flotilla Racks.

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    Join Date: May 2020

    Location: England

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    I'm Jim.

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    Hello Rob,

    Thanks for the welcome nice of you, shame about your JLH, I first heard some Lowthers at a HiFi show at a hotel near Heathrow, got to the Lowther room with a headache, bloke made us a cup of tea and asked us to choose a record. Drank the tea, very welcome it was too, my headache went, told the bloke, he said they have that effect on people. He went on to say that they did demo's in St Pauls and filled it with a pair of their flea watt valve amps. I could never afford or even have the space for some Lowther's but I reckon I ain't far off it with the FH3's.

    As for music, Bessie Smith's acoustic recorded stuff, Billie Holiday not the 40's 50's rubbish but the pre-war stuff. Beethoven symphonies, Mahler symphonies, Chopin and the 'new kid on the block' Tiffany Poon, great player, great kid on YT, the MJQ, Norah Jones, The old Tangerine Dream 70's 80's and the new stuff, back to just three of them, a wall of full range sound that's leads on directly from the old stuff, electronical symphonies in my opinion. And The Goldberg Variation's, Glenn Gould's 2nd go at it, as abstract as Mahler and now TD carry the banner. I remain fairly silent about Schoenberg et al bit of 'up the creek without a paddle'.

    Cheers -J

    [edit] Some proper Argentinian Tango's played by Carlos Garcia when he was in 90's



    Took me ages to get the CD now it's on YT.
    Last edited by JRead; 01-06-2020 at 13:21.

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    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Notts

    Posts: 2,486
    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRead View Post
    Hi all,

    I live in an old mining community not too far from the M1.
    Cheers - J
    Are you close to The Beast by chance?

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    Join Date: May 2020

    Location: England

    Posts: 19
    I'm Jim.

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    Hello Sherwood,

    Just around the corner from his Brother :-)

    Cheers

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    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Notts

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRead View Post
    Hello Sherwood,

    Just around the corner from his Brother :-)

    Cheers
    Shame he is in hibernation now!
    Last edited by Sherwood; 01-06-2020 at 18:21. Reason: typo

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Jim. Welcome to AOS.

    Join in the chat and get to know the members.

    I'm sure your Linsley Hood project would be of interest if you's like to feature it in our Gallery.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Official consultant wigmaker to Ant & Dec

  8. #8
    Join Date: May 2020

    Location: England

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    I'm Jim.

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    Hello Geoff,

    Many thanks for the welcome good of you.
    I will start a thread in the Gallery thanks for the suggestion.

    Cheers - J

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    Join Date: Feb 2020

    Location: Clitheroe, Lancs

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    I'm Pete.

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    Hiya Jim
    Welcome to AOS
    Pete

  10. #10
    Join Date: May 2020

    Location: England

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    I'm Jim.

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    Hello Pete,

    Thanks for the welcome good of you to do so.

    Cheers - J

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