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horace last won the day on February 15 2017

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About horace

  • Rank
    Not allowed near the classifieds while drunk
  • Birthday 08/08/1968

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  • Location
    Morpeth (Northum)
  • Real Name

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Michell Orbe
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm 1 / Hana SL
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Sugden PA-4
  • Digital Source 1
    Rega Jupiter / IO
  • Digital Source 2
    Bluesound Node
  • DAC
    Fiio D3
  • Integrated Amp
    Gato Dia-250
  • My Speakers
    Zu Definition 2
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. PM'd.

  2. I still have this, so the lucky buyer will get even more free dust (I might remove some of it if you like). I find myself in need of a pair of headphones (irony alert), so would do a swap/px if you are interested.
  3. Hmmm. Not my idea of paradise, but each to their own.
  4. It's no big deal - I'm sure an electrician will chip in and say that nothing too bad would have happened to me.
  5. Hey, where can you buy 'spray pain'? I want some of that!
  6. horace

    Ooh, no

    Hmmm... Perhaps audition it against a selection of other ethernet switches that measure similarly?* *Please don't invite me to that particular bake off.
  7. horace

    Ooh, no

    In other words, quite a bargain by foo standards
  8. horace

    Ooh, no

    Ah, does anyone remember the old days, when all a music system needed was a fine mahogany cabinet and a 'lovely tone'...
  9. Fixt. I wonder if he has a licence for it.
  10. horace

    Ooh, no

    Lord help me, for I am afflicted with undamped ethernet ports... Apparently, they 'tested many switches from different brands and at different price points'. Astonishingly, the conclusion appears to be that none of the switches tested was nearly expensive enough. Thankfully, that problem is now solved. Phew, what a relief.
  11. You want stupid? Try this one for size. When we moved in to our current house, I had to install the washing machine in a utility area at the end of the garage. The plumbing and power was already there, but the space in the unit was very tight, and I had to cut the plug off the washing machine in order to feed the cable through a very tight gap. No problem - new plug fitted, all good. Several years later, that washing machine died a death and we bought a new one. I carefully pulled the old machine out of its space and disconnected the hoses. Then I remembered that the plug wouldn't fit through the little hole in the side of the unit, and would need to be removed. Why bother? just cut the cable - the machine's going for recycling anyway. I grabbed a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the cable. There was a huge blue flash, a loud crack and a puff of smoke. The scissor blades had a chunk melted out of them (about the size of a penny). I had forgotten to remove the plug from the socket - shit, I hadn't even flicked the power off. I was completely unscathed. To this day, I don't know if it was the shoes I was wearing or the material the scissor handles were made from, but whatever it was, the current found a route that bypassed me. Very fortunate - the state of the scissor blades made me shudder when I considered what might have become of me. Believe it or not, I am Professor Cautious when it comes to this kind of thing, so I have absolutely no idea what I was smoking at the time. Edit: and no, there was no wine involved.
  12. £820 is a pisstake. I bought a battered pair of Isobariks way back in about 2002. The foam was rotten, so I bought some sheets of thick acoustic foam (from Wilmslow, I think) and cut it to size myself. It cost peanuts and looked good (though not sculpted). And if we're being really frank, it would take a hell of a lot more than original spec grilles to make briks look good.
  13. Good idea - I'll discuss with Mrs horace. Oh dear, for some reason, your solution appears to be unacceptable. Does it come in black, perhaps....?