flak monkey

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flak monkey last won the day on March 26 2017

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About flak monkey

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    Weirdo Mosher Freak
  • Birthday 05/11/1984

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  • Location
    Norfolk, UK
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Roksan Radius
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    RB250, Ortofon Black
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    VTA PH12
  • Digital Source 1
    Roksan Kandy K2
  • Digital Source 2
    Sonos Connect/NAS
  • DAC
    Breeze Audio XMOS
  • Pre-Amp
    DIY SP12 Valve
  • Power Amp/s
  • My Speakers
    Acoustic Energy AE2
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hi John, Yes it is still available. Sera
  2. Hi Sara,

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  3. Reducing to £400, no offers Review here https://www.audioasylum.com/messages/amp/166938/my-new-tubes4hifi-sp12-preamp-early-review-with-lots-of-pics-in-link
  4. Bump - open to offers on this as I'd really like it to go to a good home where it will be used!
  5. I am selling one of my valve pre-amps - line stage only, no phono (photos show the phono stage - smaller board). Based around the SP12 line stage valve amp from Tubes4Hifi. Its got some nice bits inside it and high quality components used throughout. Nice ventilated steel case. Valves are 6189W. Transformers are custom made toroids. And it's had very little use - <100 hours. Sounds superb, blew my old Audio Note M3 out of the water and I have an identical one on my main rig. Any demo welcome. One built to the same spec you are looking at $1,250. I'm asking £495 for this one. Now reduced to £400
  6. Might consider a bake off once we get settled in our new place. Yes, still have the M140 and the Buell chop. Got a few other toys but sold the Camaro.
  7. Fixed it.... was the dodgy cap. Replaced them all with Janzten cross caps. Back to their former glory!
  8. OK, tested the other one, the 5.5uF cap on the right speaker measures 5.4uF. On the left it measures 2.1uF 3.3uF caps measure correctly on both.
  9. To be honest, I haven't dismantled the other speaker, as it's a bit of a pain! However I really should go and do it rather than sitting here on the internet! And a Merry Christmas to you too
  10. Been a bit busy with work and a lot of other things going on in my life - break up of a 10 year relationship, moving out, starting a new relationship, work got turned upside down and I got a promotion. Basically the last 18 months has both been the best and worst time of my life... Anyway... 2 weeks ago I got around to building some monitors (and a preamp - another thread on that later) for our studio. My partner is a professional musician and does a lot of their own recording and mastering for their bands. So I decided I would have a go at building some near-field monitors with passive crossovers. Cabinets are 22mm MDF, front ported, divers are Scanspeak 18W/8542.00 and Seas 27TFFC. Crossover frequency is 2,300Hz. They are based off the design by Troels Gravesen but with slightly modified cabinets. To me they sound pretty good...
  11. I've been trying to get to the bottom of the issue with one of my AE2s - this has been longstanding I just haven't had time to look into it. The left channel is missing some top end, from around 3k upward I'm seeing a drop in measured output, although the extension to higher frequencies continues. Just at a lower volume. What this means is that the left channel (in red) sounds muffled/flat compared to the right. (And yes I know the low frequencies are a bit silly, that's due to my current room layout that I need to resolve...) In order to try and diagnose the problem I swapped pre-amps completely, then swapped input and output channels on both my pre and power amps in sequence to rule out any issues with the amplification side of things. Next I managed to find a good used tweeter in Sweden and had it shipped over - it's been tested so I know its good. But that didn't solve the problem, so have ruled out drivers. With that in mind over stripped the speakers to have a look at the crossovers. I unsoldered the joints and checked resistances and capacitances on the high frequency side. Resistor measures correct, as does the 3.3uF cap. The 5.5uf cap only measures 2.1uF. So I am hoping that this is the issue. I have no idea what value the inductors are. Any thoughts or input from the experts?
  12. Taken on my phone a couple of nights ago
  13. Hiya, I don't have a list I'm afraid. Many I had in my 'stock' as they are all pretty standard ones.
  14. All done... unveiled it on the 24th to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. The family have seen it and are very pleased with the result Lots more pics on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2028609920693796.1073741841.1817701885117935&type=1&l=ff02b915c9