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  • Welcome To The Crossover Network

    The Crossover Network is a forum dedicated primarily to Music and High Fidelity Music Reproduction.

    The site is intended to provide members with a place to discuss Music, Hifi and other related (and unrelated) topics. We have very few rules; however, of the rules we do have, the main one is that of not posting anything offensive. This means (but is not limited to) Adult material, racist propaganda, Libel etc.
    Additionally, as we have a cross section of people who undertake DiY projects both HiFi and unrelated, we do not permit any discussion of subjects which involve encouraging interfering with Mains electricity safety devices - this means, in short, bypassing fuses in mains plugs.

    The Ethos at The Crossover Network is quite simple. Hifi is for enjoyment It is a tool for listening to your favourite music, not a status symbol. What works for your ears is what is important. HiFi is a subjective and emotive issue. If you're happy with the sound of your own setup, don't feel put off because somebody else has a system that costs more than your car. Equally don't look down on somebody because they have a brand you don't like or rate.

    For that reason, the Music section is before the HiFi section. We want to encourage talking about your latest music purchases, what artists and bands you've discovered, that sort of thing.


    We have a small team of admin and moderators whose job primarily is to look after the smooth running of the forum. The Admin team can be identified by green usernames and the Moderators are orange.Very rarely do we have to lock threads or remove posting privilidges.

    If this is your first visit, then please feel free to join up. It costs nothing to become a member and we won't sell your email address to anyone. In fact, there are benefits to becoming a member; First it allows you to post on the forum. secondly, some of our trade partners offer special deals to forum members from time to time.

    Thanks for reading and we hope to see you on the forums

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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Oracle_309's Avatar
      Newbie here.

      Not sure if this is where I should post this, but here it is.

      In another life I sold audio (about 25 years ago or so) and have written a few reviews for a couple of online equipment review 'zines.

      I'm a Canuck so if my English isn't "Queen's proper", please forgive. I'm only 2nd generation Canuck (grandfathers: English and Irish: nans: both Scottish). I can follow along most English programming without having to seek some sort of interpreter, I just might not "get" some comments that are outside of normal conversations or a little more "slang". (As if "Canadian" English isn't "slang", although better than the language the Americans use

      This is my first post here and am seeking information and community. Turntables are my passion, but I am somewhat limited by essentially zero funds. Over the years I have amassed a few tables and done a few projects. Nothing too "rocket science", but successful (at least to me) none-the-less. I've built my own tonearms, and a few pairs of loudspeakers (my designs or sometimes a version of someone elses'). I've had some sort of British kit for most of my audiophile life:
      • Audiolab 8000A,
      • Castle Acoustics Durham 900 speakers
      • Garrard changer(s)
      • Mission cabling
      • Musical Fidelity MC-2 loudspeakers
      I've also had a fair bit of time listening and working on the following:
      • Ariston RD11s
      • Heybrook TT2/Alphason Xenon arm (wish I still had that one)
      • Rega Mira and Planet cd player, Planar2, Planar3, RB300, RB250
      • Naim Nait 5, pre-amps, power amps, cd players
      • Kef, B&W loudspeakers (mostly the lower end)

      Currently all I have in my system that is British :
      • SME 309 (magnesium version) tonearm
      • Castle Durham 900 speakers

      So there you have it. I'll try not to post questions regarding stuff that may already have been discussed here, I'll actually search the forums before I post. I usually do not make any comments on much unless I have first-hand knowledge.

      stew
    1. j7's Avatar
      hi stew

      some nice kit there m8
      welcome to the forum!!!

      please please ask any questions ...the guys here love to have a debate

      main section of the forum is here http://thecrossovernetwork.co.uk/forum/forum.php

      best wishes of the season
      j7
    1. The Professor's Avatar
      Welcome Stew

      Post away, who cares if we've discussed it already, we don't have smart arses that police the forum and tell you to use search feature.
    1. Andy831's Avatar
      Hi Stew welcome aboard mate
    1. eddie spaghetti's Avatar
      I echo the above sentiments Stew. A hearty welcome to the forum. Get stuck in and enjoy mate.
    1. golfauz's Avatar
      Hi all .Broke the wires on my RB 300 Rega arm and thought oh no ,Idiot ,What have you done! But panic not .
      Just send it to this Wee Fella called Johnnie7 or Audioorigami.He Is A BLummin Genius
      Not only did he repair the arm he did it at a very very reasonable price,Within a Wee Timescale and gave me a list of options and even tried to talk me into the Cheapest Option(who does that these days).He was easy to talk to,Very friendly and easily contactable for any questions or issues.
      My hat goes off to you sir !
      Cannot rate Highly Enough
    1. eddie spaghetti's Avatar
      Oh here goes again...... top bloke is j7. Master arm fixer
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    steve195527

    yes I saw the program and they prob get away with things because about 90% of the public don't know where to report problems to so the guys doing the

    steve195527 Yesterday 18:13 Go to last post
    eddie spaghetti

    It's dangerous i know but you'd be surprised at what i found in my mum and dad's house regarding the wiring. I had to replace one socket as the earth

    eddie spaghetti Yesterday 17:37 Go to last post
    WullieD20

    LOL...Sounds like a complete joke. Just try catching up with BBCs Watchdog program and find out how many complaints are being received about power companies

    WullieD20 Yesterday 16:46 Go to last post
    steve195527

    if a coded electrician leaves work as you describe you can report him,loose connections at mains voltage are considered a fire risk,if it's"just

    steve195527 Yesterday 15:44 Go to last post
    eddie spaghetti

    The weakest link in the chain is usually the house wiring as some electricians just do the bare minimum. i.e. loose wiring / cables not done up tightly

    eddie spaghetti Yesterday 13:24 Go to last post
    steve195527

    how far do you go with fancy mains leads?doesnt the house wiring have an effect?so replace that with fancy wire as well?then doesn't the wire from the

    steve195527 Yesterday 12:39 Go to last post
    jy3

    For me power cables make no or a very subtle difference in sound quality. Better to have hard wired and bypass those awful iec sockets. I do use a cheap

    jy3 Yesterday 12:31 Go to last post
    jazzbass

    Threads about cables give me a bit of a giggle, honestly I haven't been in many professional studios, a couple, honestly ven some studios have a set of

    jazzbass 18th August 2017 21:26 Go to last post
    TIU

    Anyone been or intending to go to the Pink Floyd exhibition at the V&A?

    TIU 18th August 2017 21:17 Go to last post
    John R

    The Rega three point idea is crap and a PITA when adjusting VTA to accommodate different make carts to their own.

    I think the Prof is suggesting

    John R 18th August 2017 16:20 Go to last post
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