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skinnyfat

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« on: October 24, 2006, 01:47:03 PM »
Alright everyone, time to haul out your cameras and get snapping. We want to see pictures of your AV room, kit, DIY projects etc. Feel free to post mug-shots as well :077: . Please try and use a service like Photobucket and post clickable thumbnails or try and keep pics to 800 X 600.

My kit is pictured here, ie: NOTHING :013:  :044:  and I don't think you want to see a pic of a laptop and headphones :044: which is my only source at the mo :banghead:
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Re: Members' Kit pics
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 01:53:05 PM »
Would like to use Photobucket, but unfortunately Websense prohibit access to "Personal Web storage and Backup" :gah:
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 02:01:47 PM »
Quote from: "alphabet @ Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:53 pm"
Would like to use Photobucket, but unfortunately Websense prohibit access to "Personal Web storage and Backup" :gah:


No problem, post them full size (800X600)  :clap:

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006, 03:32:07 PM »
:077: Thought I would start this off with a photo of me and my "listening equipment" All the better to hear you with my Dear :044:  :044:  :044:
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006, 04:40:05 PM »
I would post a pic of myself, but I don't think my modelling agency would release it... (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa.......) :044:  :044:  :044:
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 10:52:19 AM »
All of these can be seen full size @ http://byrd.fotopic.net
EMU 1818m Sound Board
*Wonderfull sounding PC based solution


Leachmussen Amp (Built for a buddy, still have to assemble my 8 channels)




*Not Often you see this much copper in one place* Thats 3000VA worth of transformers

*Absolutely stunning PCB. 2.5mm Thick! Real quality stuff


Jamo D590's


Twisted Pair Kook Preamp (PGA2310)
*Beats the pants off of the Rotel below. System sound the same with it in or out of the line so very transparent.


Original Leach Amp v4.5

*The dude that built them


Mauro Penasa's MyRef Rev C
*Awesome little amp for speakers that are not too difficult to drive


Rotel Processor
*Not Terrible but not great either




Seas Thor
*Some of the drivers I have sitting in a cupboard, just waiting for me to have som time to be with them.

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 08:08:32 PM »
Very impressive, and your work is neat!

You're almost convincing me to try my hand at something like this  :D

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 01:34:00 PM »


This is just gorgeous! Wow!  :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 05:16:20 PM »
Sorry... I had this detailed elsewhere, but have forgotten where :)

The valve amplifiers are known as Mullard 5-20, i.e. 5 valve, 20 Watt PP per channel and I built these some 35 years ago from plans released by the (then) Mullard Valve Co. in order to promote their valves.  

I stripped these down a couple of years ago and had the chassis powder coated before rebuilding them with a few circuit changes which is supposed to get some 30W per channel out of them. Some of the components have been replaced with more modern versions, in particular the interstage coupling caps, which had gone leaky over the years. I also had to lower the amplifier sensitivity, to accommodate modern pre-amps, which have a somewhat higher output level than the original valve pre-amps which were originally in use with these amplifiers.

Spurred on by the two restoration jobs, I decided I liked building valve amplifiers and then built another three units. These are the ones in the Equipment rack. At the time I took the photo, I used a Denon AVR2803 as a means of controlling the equipment, for a Home Theatre system.  A lightning strike K'O'ed the Denon, which I have since replaced with a similar AVR 2802. The DVD player I use is sometimes a Denon 2200, or a Marantz (forgotten the Model #!).



This is the rear view, with original Bulgin AC Connector, Octal Socket for applying power to any accessories should I require to do so.




Top view of 5-20... The square O/P transformer has since had a coat of black matt paint.



Under-chassis view



Rack mounted for use as a HT system



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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2006, 03:44:30 PM »
Whez the details?

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 08:31:58 AM »
Quote from: "Byrd"
Whez the details?


Edited post has been updated with some details...

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 10:32:05 AM »
Wow, that has got to be one of the most unusual systems I have seen. HT System with Valve amplification.

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 09:05:35 AM »
It seems to me that during the change over to the new software some pics got lost in translation. If you could be so kind as to edit your posts and re-insert the pics. Also lets see some more ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007, 06:49:08 PM »
And here's my kid...







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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 09:52:49 AM »
Quick quick Norval reply with something profound to make it 200 posts!!!
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