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General Discussion / Re: Do you have perfect pitch? Wanna get it?
« Last post by chrisc on Today at 08:44:52 AM »
My one daughter has perfect pitch.  My mother, who was a music teacher, realised this when my daughter was about 4
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Headphones / Re: Headphone amplifier DIY
« Last post by TranSonicX on Today at 08:44:42 AM »
Hi

Have you built a amp before?

Heinrich sold a nice little PCB for a hybrid tube amp - https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,62331.0.html
(Not finished mine yet)

You could look at a CMOY, they are simple and you would learn a ton, assuming this is was your first build - https://tangentsoft.net/audio/cmoy/

If you want to do a build once, and not mess about, look at the O2, there is a ton of info and if you get the kit from JDS it really is worth it - http://nwavguy.blogspot.co.za/2011/08/o2-details.html

Not to much help but might give you some ideas.

Ross
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AV Items: For sale / Re: Linn Axis Turntable
« Last post by LINNtastic on Today at 08:41:12 AM »
So just to clarify it is R6k no arm?


[Anyone who thinks that wealth is measured in money is blind and narrow minded.  Wealth is obviously measured in turntables and records.]

Correct  :thinking: . I dropped you a PM for some advise.
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Open Talk / Re: Compile-an-Album
« Last post by chrisc on Today at 08:40:56 AM »
A Baroque composer (not Vivaldi or Bach please)(also add one of his compositions)

1. Maurice Ravel- Boléro. Saw the show two weeks ago in Prague. Stunning performance...beautiful Venue
2. Johan Pachelbel - Canon in D major (aka Altogether Now by the Farm)
3. Allegri- Miserere
https://youtu.be/IA88AS6Wy_4
4. Henry Purcell - Music For The Funeral of Queen Mary (inspiration for Pete Townshend when writing ‘Tommy’ and also included by Wendy Carlos on the ‘A Clockwork Orange’ soundtrack)
5. Corelli - Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 - 3 - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
6. Tomaso Albinoni- Adagio in G Minor (neo-Baroque actually) with a contentious provenance, but one of my all time faves- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEzuXJ0rOJM. The Doors borrowed the melody- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFUbfmQa6UM
7.  Maybe the most famous of all - G F Handel - Water Music and Air on a G-String (lovely title this)
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Open Talk / NERSA proposed tax on Photo-Voltaic panel installations
« Last post by chrisc on Today at 08:39:02 AM »
According to NERSA, Eskom are "suffering" because many of us installed PV panels to augment our electricity supply, especially after the FAKE NEWS story in 2015 about insufficient generating capacity

Now they want to tax households and business who use PV panels

Friend who owns an office park building on Observatory and has covered the entire roof with PV panels, making this building totally off the grid, reckons that this proposed "tax" will cost him about R100k a month, which is not much less than he was paying CT Council for his electricity

His outlay for the PV panels and stuff was R1.8m

There is a petition going around, but I am not sure how much impact it may have
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Brand New sealed Cardas EM5813 Ear Speakers



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years of meticulous design by George Cardas.

Components of the EM5813 were manufactured in Oregon, California, and The
People's Republic of China. Custom alloys were sourced from Italy, Germany
and the US, magnets from China, and thin film from Japan.



1 available (Brand New)




Current Price R6990.00, Clear Clearance Price R2999.00


Sold.
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General Discussion / Re: Present day trend in valve amplifiers
« Last post by King_Julian_S on Today at 08:37:10 AM »
Hmmm , no wonder I like listening late in the darkness


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Open Talk / Re: JoJo tank - Water storage solutions
« Last post by chrisc on Today at 08:30:56 AM »
Although my borehole water is clear, the lab I sent for testing it recommended to pop in a water purifying tablet for every 20 litres.  This will prevent a session of "Deli-belly" which I experienced the real thing a few years back.  Coming back on the plane there was a continuous queue of Westerners for the toilet.  I am pretty sure one lady got caught short

The ochre or green tanks for fully UV proof plastic so will be ok in the sun, although I would prefer a shady place to minimise chemical action in the water, which accellerates as the water warms up.  For full sun, especially up country, I would build a shade over it
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Still in need of a tweeter. The part number on the back of tweeter is KSP 1435. I will take the complete tweeter if you have one, but I can also work with just the diaphragm if you have one available as I have the rest of the tweeter. Took my diaphragm to an electronic repair shop who subsequently lost it. Hence my predicament.
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