toms wait

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  1. I have owned one Luxman, and had one on homeloan/purchase (long story!), and heard an Accuphase in a long afternoon dem. Prefered the Accuphase, can't help with model names or numbers of any of them. Owned Lux a class A/B, Lux borrowed class A and Accuphase no idea but middle of the range. To my ears Lux is well built but soulless and a little clinical, Accuphase fuller and musical.
  2. toms wait

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    Changed DNM on bass/mid for VDH CS122, running in but bass mid a bit lean after 15 hrs on the DNM.
  3. Plumbers pipe insulation cut to length leaves a small hole that can be tuned/filled as needed.
  4. toms wait

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    New drivers arrived. Scanspeak P17WJ and D2905. In and running sounding pretty good straight off not run in. Lighter bass than before but only 2 hours on them so far. Also rewired the internal wiring with DNM resolution.
  5. I forgot those I was thinking older stuff for some reason. I've dem'd those and they are very nice, top end a little forthright but tameable.
  6. Pink Floyd - Echoes, purely for the bass and Floyd getting funky Yes - Close to the edge, musicianship The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out, great tune with Morrissey at his best Talking Heads - Naive Melody, the live one just for the dancing lamp stand The Cure - On the edge of the deep green sea, sad and wistful genius
  7. That shouldn't have to happen but it does. I know many agents who believe that they have a hard time and everyone knows agents that don't. It's easy to see in the planning portal those applications with less hassle and those taking longer. I have had a former council planner tell me that "some agents get put through the wringer more than others" Many planners now are young inexperienced graduates who know nothing except policy, rules, policy, rules, case law, etc etc I have had a client visited by a case officer on an unrelated site visit and then telling my client that his development should not have been approved and he didn't like it!
  8. Everyone thinks it's for profit it is not that at all. What you must remember is planners are as bad or even worse than traffic wardens. They do not like development, they will do their utmost to stop central government improvements to the system being effective. Don't believe me look at figures for class Q approvals of barn conversions. And court cases against changes to affordable housing. It is a massive emotive set of problems unrelated to planning fees. Mostly I think led by individual case officers and a systemic envy. I have seen this first hand in meetings. I have had small schemes take 2 years to get approved and even then about 12 pre-start conditions that will mean another 18 months of pain and bullshit.
  9. I'm guessing when you said typical semi it is 30's, if not then would be worth checking if PD removed in the consent.
  10. There is one last thing if the houses were built in about the last 20-30 years then PD could have been removed so ALL extensions need consent. You can check that with the planning authority or looking at consents on line.
  11. It wouldn't give you any rights to prevent the build as the surveyors generally have to make an agreement. It may cause delays but not stop the build.
  12. not stalking you just had a look at your profile to see if you were still browsing and hit it
  13. That's fine, happy to help. If you want some bedtime reading find the planning portal there is a visual guide to PD. Or read the The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) it will help you sleep!
  14. done some PD stuff on your extension question, any questions please ask here or on PM
  15. OK here goes. They can extend 3m at the back without any consent AT ALL. You have NO right of appeal or anything except it MUST be to the requirements. If it is more than 3m high within 2m of a boundary then it is not PD (permitted development). If any of it is over 4m high over 2m from a boundary then it is not PD. Your neighbour can extend up to 6m from the back of their house but that is subject to a prior notification and you will be consulted about that. If they do it without PN then the planners have an armoury to deal with that. Although included in that is approval of a retrospective application but you should get consulted if that happens. It is supposed to be in similar materials so if they build a wooden shack with plastic roof it is probably not PD. If you think what they do is not PD then you can contact the planning authority who will check that it complies. If it does not comply then the LPA (local planning authority) can serve enforcement on your neighbour but they can appeal against the enforcement. You have no part to play in any of that. PD can get very picky, I have been involved in one running for 5 years that is still not resolved. There are rights to light and extensions can be made to respect that IF there is an application required if not then I am afraid you have no say unless they do something that makes it not PD. Simple really.........NOT!! Any questions at the back....................
  16. I may not be reading these correctly but the right graph looks to me to have virtually no midrange and a steep rising treble curve. I would give that a very wide berth.
  17. toms wait

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    You know I thought that, there is as much chance it is better than good as there is it being hideous.
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    They didn't so much fail as go all scratchy around the coils, suspension issue or slightly warped chassis I think. Also I fried one of the tweeters with a crap soldering iron and damaged the coil. One of the main drivers I bought second hand, it had been damaged by the sellers ex-wife, cuts across the chassis but not the surround or cone thankfully. the speakers were a mess though she must have been quite peeved about something to attack a pair of speakers. Or just plain phsyco
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    The new drivers aren't here yet. They will need wiring in, running in, and then come back with results.
  20. toms wait

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    I guess the nature of these things is it will be wrong rather than spectacularly good. There should be as much chance of it being great. Paul (RFC) is very patient with me but sometimes guilt gets the upper hand and you don't take something for granted. Also he is a long way from me and its a big haul getting them to him and back again to pick them up. About 800 miles in two trips. And Im not called Dominic so I wouldn't get away with it no matter how many eye tests I'd booked and ill children I had with me.
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    I'm expecting that because they will be to all intents and purposes new speakers, just the old box/cabinet. just hoping that the drivers will be ok with the old crossover and new tweeters (better ones) will be an improvement over time.
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    All 4 are getting done at the same time, treble, and bass/mid in each channel. Sorry maybe I should have mentioned they are only a two driver speaker, not bass-mid-treble 3 way.
  23. toms wait

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    The bass/mid drivers in my speakers have both failed. They are/were 30 years old. They are not available anymore and I wouldn't buy secondhand drivers now been there done that several times. The main question is can I just put in a driver that fits the opening if the resistance, Q measurements, efficiency, Vas and other specs are the same or similar. Obviously some things are different like magnet size, cone material, coil inductance. Or will the crossover need redesign. The firm I am getting them from says it will be OK. At the same time I intend to renew the tweeters, again mostly same or similar specs, from same source, also taking the opportunity to replace the internal wiring. They are Impulse H6 boxes but altered with an RFC second order crossover. So much altered now they need a different name/number