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by karatestu
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Concrete sub
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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Re: Concrete sub

After finishing the woodwork, I poured in 2mm of bitumen on to each internal face, allowed to dry then poured in 3-4mm of concrete floor self-leveller. To make the sub acceptable to other family members I covered it in a cream felt and screwed a table top on to it so that it can be used as an occas...
by karatestu
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

You’re welcome to listen to my humble Lenco against my belt drive once able to visit other households Thanks Peter. I will probably take you up on that offer when the time comes. Would be great to meet you some time. I need to hear more decks as I have lived a very sheltered life (in hifi terms) .
by karatestu
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

Lindsayt wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:13 pm
Don't get a fucking Rega! :angry-fire: Please!
You don't like Rega's then Lindsay :lol: What is it about them ? Elastic band ?
by karatestu
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

What to do with the fruitbox... Just set it up and use it stu. Just because it says linn, lp, and 12 on it it doesnt necessarily mean its crap. They arent my thing, i think the linn arms and arms of the same geometry are too short and always have been, but if you havent listened to vinyl in years, ...
by karatestu
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

Ordinaryman wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:42 pm curiosity gets the best of me. When was the last time you listened to vinyl? Even with a cheap cartridge on the pioneer it would serve as a good comparison imo.
I listened to vinyl a couple of years ago for a few hours. Prior to that it was 2012 :shock:
by karatestu
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

For what its worth , as you already have them put together all the parts you have. Play a few tunes for a while, see how you get on. You are obviously more than capable of doing this. If you don't like what you hear you will at least have a point of reference. You could then dismantle, sell etc. Ei...
by karatestu
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What to do with my fruitbox
Replies: 31
Views: 747
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Re: What to do with my fruitbox

But what to get after the Lp12 ? Lenco, Rega, Gerrard ? DD ?

Oh hang on, I have a PL-71 to refurbish :dance: :dance: :dance: Needs the arm bearings sorting, arm rewire, psu recap and off boarding, motor board recap, micro switches changed.

Will that be good enough though :think:
by karatestu
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: First serious hifi
Replies: 33
Views: 840
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Re: First serious hifi

Fretless wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:52 pm I have a Sansui AU217 in daily use in my bedroom set. Lovely sweet and refined sound.
Is that with Arcam 2 speakers ?
by karatestu
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting drum beats
Replies: 12
Views: 346
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Re: Interesting drum beats

How about Toto Rosanna? A half time shuffle which is a mix of John Bonham Fool in the Rain and Bernard Purdie. Well known drummer's wet dream.
by karatestu
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting drum beats
Replies: 12
Views: 346
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Re: Interesting drum beats

Fretless wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:56 pm Adam and the Ants 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'
Yeah love that drum beat, it's massive. But they did have two drummers.