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  1. As said above, I'd be looking for something with a flat response for mixing. The little sealed Harbeth look pretty much ruler flat according to Stereophile measurements. In contrast, Ls3/5a and Kef Ls50 look quite wonky.
  2. I can always remember as a young apprentice working with my uncle. Every break time he would argue with the electrician over pretty much anything. The arguments got pretty heated, but not aggressive. I took it as a miserable old people, stuck in their ways type thing. I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a case of one read left-wing papers and the other right. As I get older, I find myself getting more opinionated, and don't always agree with our PFM leader, but rather than argue, I just ignore. Unfortunately, It looks like I've turned into a miserable old git myself
  3. Looks like it's 20k - https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/value-for-naim-32-5-volume-pot.77836/
  4. Probably the best place to ask would be in the pinkfishmedia diy room.
  5. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/potentiometers/2199130/?cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_Passive_Components_Whoop-_-Potentiometers_Whoop-_-2199130&matchtype=&aud-772940708159:pla-458587252761&gclid=Cj0KCQjwk4yGBhDQARIsACGfAeswWHcGIRkf_eko_Dj1y5fWmas7qv1RwMENUm81AjJwt5FX5dLlruYaAr2MEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Or even cheaper here for a 20k pot: https://cpc.farnell.com/alps/rk27111220k/potentiometer-20k/dp/RE04204
  6. I preferred my Noble to TKD. My biggest mistake was throwing away a lovely Panasonic Precision pot. I thought it was noisy, but think it was just dodgy wiring If it were me, I'd try an ALPS Blue. I've got what looks like a small, blue Alps pot in my Little Bear passive and I think it sounds great.
  7. That's the first time I've seen that. Would have been better if it was Bojo.
  8. I haven't watched the news or read papers for years.
  9. All I know is my 62 had a black Alps.
  10. For rock I would avoid B&W and Harbeth. I'd be looking at something with big paper drivers like JBL. If they need to be small and WAF friendly, then maybe something from ProAc would suit.
  11. That's what gives Quad amps the slightly soft or recessed sounding treble. Mine are all replaced with metal film (mrs25)
  12. I'm on holiday at the moment, so don't have access to all my photos, but here's a thread with some pictures: (ignore the comment regarding the delta 10a not producing any bass, it's completely wrong). http://techtalk.parts-express.com/forum/tech-talk-forum/1469381-boxy-bass-and-sounding-like-there-s-no-stuffing-inside-the-horrible-hollow-sound
  13. With my last speakers I did something similar to the Royd Minstrel. Port on the side, just below the bass driver, and loose stuffing (Monacor mdm3) just below the port (Edit: just to add that these speakers were large floorstanders, so there was quite a lot of stuffing below the port). The bass was excellent, deep, tight, and powerful. The Minstrel also has stuffing at the top of the cabinet, but my midbass driver was at the top, so I couldn't put any there. I think dense foam is the real bass killer, but I'm sure anything porous is going to slow down the Helmholtz spring effect to a
  14. Have you tried the bubble wrap / wadding and measured the port output by placing the mic in the mouth of the port? I only ask because I had a bit of a disaster with my current build, and put far too much acoustic foam in them and it killed the port output. It's down about 7db compared to my previous, lightly stuffed speakers. The bass sounds gutless Since searching Helmholtz resonators etc, I'm starting to think bubble wrap might be a very good idea in ported speakers (sorry to say I thought you were crazy when I saw you were using bubble wrap lol). I'm guessing air gets trapped in
  15. Have you got a link to the measurements? Did you use it to damp the walls, or something else?
  16. Fatmarley

    Acoustic Panels

    I'll be interested to see how you get on. We are replacing the carpet with a hard floor so may need something like this...
  17. ProAc state the sensitivity as 88.5db for the D2R, but Stereophile say it's nearer to 85db 2.83v/m. Most manufactures seem to be over generous with their sensitivity figures. https://www.stereophile.com/content/proac-response-d2r-loudspeaker-measurements Amplifier power:
  18. I was looking at JBLs earlier and the L96 seems to get a lot of love.
  19. If WAF isn't a problem wider baffle speakers with bigger drivers will sound better than most slim, multi-driver speakers - JBL, Tannoy DC, Audio Note etc If not, something from Revel would be worth a look/listen.
  20. I enjoyed my time with some 10" Tannoys but did feel like the frequency extremes suffered a touch. I'd imagine a 15" Tannoy could only be worse in that regard. Some nice, big 3-way JBLs would be on my list of things to hear.
  21. I haven't got a clue. I suppose the nearest experience I have to that is when I sold my Tannoy System 10 DMT and bought some smaller Tannoy 611 mk2s in the hope of retaining some of the nice qualities of their bigger brothers, but they had one-note bass and a dull midrange, so they didn't stay long.
  22. Looking at 'SOLD' listings on eBay, they look far too expensive. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tannoy-DC-200-Speakers-Excellent-Vintage-Condition-Free-parking-for-collection-/324455358313?hash=item4b8b0bdf69%3Ag%3ANzgAAOSwnNFgBDI7&nma=true&si=KEyKX6IcytbT7iQSZtNv4OHZGAs%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tannoy-DC200-Speakers-Gold-Rims-Vintage-1987/224301036238?hash=item34396232ce:g:wRYAAOSwg75f70ZB
  23. Not all Tannoys are made equal - The Tannoy DMT studio monitors are well worth checking out. The cabinets are very well-made with lots of attention to removing cabinet resonances (unlike a lot of the flimsy vintage models), and they don't sound shouty one bit.
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