Fourlegs

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  1. No, it is just another case of warmers with too much time on their hands. The sooner everyone gets back to work the better it will be!
  2. Agreed apart from the CCA which I have never been able to make good sounds!
  3. I recall from the op’s starter post, he didn’t have any issues with the sound of his system but rather he felt that his friends all in one box did the same for less money. I for one am not convinced that his friends all in one box did have the same sound quality but rather that a relatively quick swop over wasn’t sufficient to do a proper comparison. The wam machine has leapt into action to try to rubbish a perfectly good system and then gone on to try to get the OP to change some or all of that perfectly good system. My advice to the OP is to stop listening to his system and to listen to some music instead for a few weeks. PS, thanks for the shout out re my cables!
  4. Hmmn, well that is a matter of individual preference but I personally much prefer Dave by itself to the TT2 plus Mscaler. But anyway, . . . . The problem with a quick comparison is that it is no substitute for living with a system for a couple of weeks. It may well be that if you swopped systems with your friend for a few weeks you would realise the advantages of your own system. I have been fooled before now from a quick listen into thinking that a component was just as good as another for a fraction of the price but after listening to it in my own system for a week I realised that it simply wasn't the case. My good friend @TheFlash and I often swop bits of kit between our systems and I admit that sometimes I wonder why I spent as much as I have when 'xyz' kit sounds just as good but then after while the subtle aspects become noticeable. In other words, are you REALLY sure your friend all in one box was as good?
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  6. @Aristillus An internet search revealed this link to a problem someone had . . . it might be worth having a look inside if you are up to that but leave for a good period (even overnight) after removing power because there will be some big capacitors in there that can give you more than a big jolt if they are touched in the wring place. There are lethal voltages everywhere you look in an 845 amp. https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes-valves/258907-unison-research-smart-845-dripping-sticky-goo.html
  7. Have you checked the fuses? It might just be that a failed valve could take out a fuse. For instance I had an 845 where the heater failed and touched the anode causing a fuse to blow. A new valve and fuses and all was well again. Also, how did the amp fail? Was it ok when turned off and then just dead next time you tried to switch on? Or had you moved it or done anything in between working/not working, ie moved it?
  8. It is a terminal problem that cannot be repaired. They are now worth less than scrap value. If you tell me your address I will get DHL to collect them. Sreiously though, it might just be a fuse but the bigger question is why it blew in the first place if it is a fuse. First though, find your fuse (s) in the amp and check if any are blown. My icon audio 845 amps had mains fuses in the back and also HT and LT fuses accessible by taking the base off.
  9. What guidance? There are NO official instructions prohibiting the private sale sale of goods or indeed even suggesting that it is restricted. Has ebay closed down when I wasn't looking? Of course it hasn't. You can bet they have looked at it very carefully though and have taken top advice.
  10. This is being made far too complicated. There is no need to be in limbo. No one is suggesting that we need to go out to buy and sell through the classifieds. I say again, for the moment private and commercial sending of goods by courier is permitted and there is no published study to support a view that this promotes the spread of Covid 19. The guidelines are 100% clear about couriers. I use them every day for national and international deliveries. They have safe practices in place to safeguard those sending and those receiving parcels. I suggest that the best policy for mods is to post a sticky reminding wammers to follow all government guidelines and the law with regard to any current and future restrictions related to the Covid 19 measures . Then leave it at that. The mods are not the government and they are not the police but I do suggest they give an instant 2 week holiday to any wammer without any warning for any person who posts saying they have collected or dropped off any item sold or bought through the wam or elsewhere or indeed who post suggesting that it an item is available for collection.
  11. The situation is clear. For the moment private and commercial sending of goods by courier is permitted and there is no published study to support a view that this promotes the spread of Covid 19. The guidelines are 100% clear about couriers. I use them every day for national and international deliveries. They have safe practices in place to safeguard those sending and those receiving parcels. I suggest that the best policy for mods is to post a sticky reminding wammers to follow all government guidelines and the law with regard to any current and future restrictions related to the Covid 19 measures . Then leave it at that. PS, and to give an instant 2 week holiday to any wammer who posts saying they have collected or dropped off any item sold or bought through the wam or elsewhere.
  12. There is no proof as far as I know that sending goods via courier or post (the only legal methods available during lockdown) spreads Covid-19 and I think it is wrong of you to say it causes the spread of Covid 19 unless you have advice saying that it does. Do you?
  13. In my view the primary benefit of a digital transport is enhanced sound quality. My ears are my judge in this and it has lead me on a journey through the Innuos range with surprising improvements with each upgrade. The best way to decide about this though is as always to listen for oneself and make the decision after doing that.
  14. I feel for you. Today it was my granddaughter’s 6th birthday party. We only live one village away but we had to have a virtual birthday party with her on Zoom together with her other grandparents, uncles and aunts. All together there were 19 of us on the Zoom party and she declared it was her best ever party. Her presents are still here and will have to stay here until the easing of lock down maybe in July or later. By the way, I am surprised you have time to be on here with a wife in her early 30s.
  15. No it isn’t the only figure we will get. Flu deaths are recorded as being over and above deaths which would have happened that year anyway due to underlying health issues. It’s the only way to assess the virus.