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  1. Gray

    Bill Withers R.I.P.

    Indeed. When you hear Grandma's Hands you're left in no doubt that it came from experience. Surely the definition of soul music.
  2. Yes, on the majority of amps, where A+B are in parallel. To prevent too much impedance drop, a few amps switched A+B in series, which obviously would rule it out.
  3. Sad news that Bill Withers has died at the age of 81.
  4. My old Harman Kardon PM650 was only rated at around 50W, but in the review lab tests they got peak current of 40A. Certainly sounded like it had some poke!
  5. They may not be labelled 'HF' and 'LF', but that's what your 2 pairs of terminals are for. True, you can use them to bi-wire or bi-amp, but you can be sure that the top pair feed the tweeter and the bottom pair feed the mid / bass driver. You really shouldn't be hearing any noticeable difference just by connecting diagonally - so that's a bit of a mystery in your case.
  6. The winning entry comes from trick cyclist (a bloke previously famous for putting his cart down on stationary vinyl and turning the volume full-up ) By coincidence, Blacksabbath is asking about diagonal wiring today:
  7. I can give you a precise explanation as to the theory behind the diagonal connection method. (It relies heavily on users' paranoia, and need to feel psychologically better - plus a large dose of the "why not?" factor). It's all about the metal links, fitted to give the parallel connection between the HF and LF terminals (and MF ones where applicable). You need to think about the way the current flows in the circuit starting from the 2 feeding plugs. Let's say both plugs are in the 2 LF terminals. Those LF terminals get a direct connection from the plugs, whereas current has to flow through both links before reaching the HF terminals. This means the bass gets a 'cleaner', shorter connection than the treble (see what I mean about paranoia?). Now think about the diagonal connection: The circuit still includes both links, but this time any detrimental effect they may have is equally seen by both the HF and LF terminals - the theory being that one pair is not being compromised more than the other. Logical people can (rightly) see that electrically, diagonal connection makes no difference. Those that need to feel psychologically better can (rightly) say, "why not connect them diagonally?" EDIT: Have a look a trick cyclists' connections here
  8. I know it's controversial, but I like that you've used the same cable to replace the jumpers - and connected the main feed to the HF. I hope nobody else is reading this, as I'm going to be even more controversial by asking: Did you consider the diagonal feeder method to spread any jumper discrepancies across the whole band? (Yes, yes I appreciate how ridiculous that sounds - but look away now if it bothers you readers )
  9. When it comes to speakers, never mind 'Buy British'', I've narrowed it down to brands from England: Celestion Wharfedale Mission (when part of Cyrus) B&W Spendor Proac Kef PMC Certainly been a good industry for the country. And, from the above, all but Celestion continue to bring out new models.
  10. If you buy those particular Rothwells Lee, you'll see that, it's not optional, they must go at the A60 end of the lead (due to the impedance matching circuit within).
  11. Gray

    I've been hoarding?

    I'm a serial hoarder, with a loft full of useful stuff like an Ecko 405 line TV (they turned the transmitters off in the mid 80's). At least you've got some value. I'll swap 5 broken Hoovers for 2 of your toilet rolls. (I'll get in first with the Tim Vine joke: "Sold my Hoover the other day....well it was only gathering dust")
  12. So would I. Wasn't there someone on here with monoblocks using 500W each on standby!?.....makes 30W seem miniscule.
  13. Yeah I often saw that, probably didn't help sales