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by Geoff.R.G
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Class D experience
Replies: 11
Views: 768
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Re: Class D experience

Indeed but that is my only experience of Class D in audio, to my knowledge, i wouldn't put it past Boeing or Airbus to use class D for passenger address drivers.
by Geoff.R.G
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Class D experience
Replies: 11
Views: 768
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Re: Class D experience

Class D is common in stage monitors however, I am always at the other end of the system so I very rarely hear what they sound like. Used properly for foldback they do the job reasonably well
by Geoff.R.G
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: An Exercise in Daftness.
Replies: 39
Views: 2991
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Re: An Exercise in Daftness.

You qualify initially as a bodger when you buy your first soldering iron, I was a teenage bodger (sounds like a film title) when I got my first Antex 15w iron. You young whipper snappers get Chinese soldering stations dirt cheap now, losing the pleasure of waiting for the feckin' thing to warm up e...
by Geoff.R.G
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Hi-Fi forum humour
Replies: 4
Views: 608
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Re: Hi-Fi forum humour

3, one to hold the light bulb and two to turn the world around him.
by Geoff.R.G
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Grounding Boxes
Replies: 25
Views: 2239
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Re: Grounding Boxes

As with all scams there is an element of truth in there. The higher the resistance to earth the more noise, quite correct, in a balanced system. Unfortunately for the seller/manufacturer most domestic systems aren't balanced and we don't actually need anything connected to Earth (Ground) potential (...
by Geoff.R.G
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Do phono plugs *really* sound different?
Replies: 13
Views: 1026
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Re: Do phono plugs *really* sound different?

The only real way to find out would be to make up a set of cables using each of the makes/models you are interested in using the same make/model of cable between them. That way you could quickly change the cable and connector. However I would suggest that the standard of cable preparation and, if ap...
by Geoff.R.G
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: Uncorrected lies on hi-fi forums
Replies: 40
Views: 3665
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Re: Uncorrected lies on hi-fi forums

My Rega Elicit-R is described as having: "a low source Class A driver stage, based around a complementary pair of Darlington output transistors, forming an emulated Class A driver stage". No idea what that means or if it is 'better' than being Class A, Class A/B or anything else, to be honest. Soun...
by Geoff.R.G
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: Uncorrected lies on hi-fi forums
Replies: 40
Views: 3665
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Re: Uncorrected lies on hi-fi forums

Given the huge numbers of op-amps that nearly every album will have been through before it leaves the recording studio I'm not too worried about the effects of another couple in an active crossover. I'm not sure that what happens in the studio or in mastering is relevant. What you are trying to ach...
by Geoff.R.G
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: (in)FAMOUS SLURPS
Replies: 202
Views: 15682
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Re: (in)FAMOUS SLURPS

Anyone who can sell a box containing nothing more than a couple of wires as a mains conditioner should be selling fridges at the North Pole.
by Geoff.R.G
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: Who is the worst lying marketing arse.
Replies: 23
Views: 2074
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Re: Who is the worst lying marketing arse.

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:17 am
The petrol we don't use will be running generators.
I fear you may be right