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Forum: Tweakers!!!

Tweaks, wires, mains conditioning etc.
N.B. Discussions pertaining to altering the mains supply to your equipment (including, but not limited to fuse removal or bypass, hardwiring of mains supply) are not permitted. All threads of this nature will be removed.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Room Treatments

    One of our Members has started a small business offering room analysis and treatment options, the services and prices will vary form the modest for a...

    Started by The Professor, 11th September 2008 22:40
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  1. Mains filtering and A class amps

    I read somewhere that a lot of these mains filtering power conditioners affect A class amps working properly is this true ? ..... I use a Russ...

    Started by woody, 8th November 2013 21:22
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    9th November 2013 19:15 Go to last post
  2. Smile help battery power for portable recording rig

    I would like to get if possible a basic recording rig running of batteries, I haven't a clue how to start , I sort of understand I need a inverteor,...

    Started by jazzbass, 7th September 2013 23:50
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    9th September 2013 17:32 Go to last post
  3. Cheap Fiio d3 DAC

    I was not entirely happy with the sound off my TV via the built in phono connected to my stereo sound system using DIY 3m TNT style cat.5 based...

    Started by Big John, 21st August 2013 12:39
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    22nd August 2013 21:29 Go to last post

    just had my latest copy of (russ andrews)connected magazine and he has an article about earhing the casework of equipment to remove the trapped rfi...

    Started by mike19, 21st March 2013 16:36
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  5. Hadcock 242 Silver custom XTC Counter weight

    I use a Hadcock 242 Silver pick-up arm with a Cartridgeman Isolator between it & the Cartridgeman Music Maker. For some time it has been nagging...

    Started by Big John, 5th May 2013 16:40
    • Replies: 3
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  6. new cartridge tags for Rega 250

    had to re-solder a tag today, so I thought I would replace all of them on my Rega 250. I used tags which are used for small thermionic valves, which...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 30th April 2013 00:37
    • Replies: 1
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  7. cassette mellows cd

    was given a cd to listen to. By Kat Jenkins (no relation) and Jim Howden, known as Kat with Attitude (after my own heart!). I saw them a couple of...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 19th February 2013 23:31
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  8. tweeter tweak

    with not a lot to do this morning(just listening to fm,smooth radio)and the lady presenters voice made the odd spit at me.the speakers are AE...

    Started by mike19, 25th February 2013 11:50
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    25th February 2013 16:44 Go to last post
  9. diy pseudo balanced interconnects

    Just finished making up a couple of pair's of the above, i always make my own inters (with the exception of a pair of QED somethings i got years ago)...

    Started by davym, 21st January 2013 22:34
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  10. Need help - spike/surge arresterfor laundry appliances

    Hi Long story short - my washing machine is causing havoc with my hifi. Pops and crackle through the tweeters is bad enough, but my turntable...

    Started by MrAwfulsounds, 22nd January 2011 02:07
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  11. Ferrite Rings

    Anyone using simple ferrite rings on mains leads to eliminate annoying RF interference coming from a mobile phone signal? Do they work?

    Started by Roksoff, 1st March 2012 14:19
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    12th March 2012 00:40 Go to last post
  12. tone arm design

    I'm modifying a broken SME 3009 tone arm, and I am about to design the headshell (which will fit onto a straight arm tube). My question is, does the...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 19th September 2011 22:03
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  13. deck vibrations and tone arms

    I did a quick and dirty test on a Lenco GL75, with my modded L75 arm (Catarmod1). I placed my exciter (Visaton EX60S) on the top of the Lenco deck,...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 27th May 2011 16:04
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  14. why do tone arms need to be earthed?

    I'm getting to the stage with my arm build where I'm going to stick it all together (for good, not having a 10 tonne press :smile: ) and wondered...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 10th May 2011 19:17
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  15. Bass speed, what is it?

    I have seen this expression many times, and always smiled. What is it? apart from an oxymoron ! :confused:

    Started by cat's squirrel, 9th November 2010 13:49
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  16. new counterweight design?

    I am re-designing the tone arm on one of my Lenco decks: http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4250/p1014181atn.jpg It uses the same Lenco knife...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 25th April 2011 19:58
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  17. interesting new tweeter


    Started by j7, 6th March 2011 13:25
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  18. Unhappy Sorting a Ravensbrook

    fired up the Roger's Ravensbrook and heard a lot of hum, but basically a good sound from the matching tuner. Earth seems OK on the amplifier, though...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 7th December 2010 19:06
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  19. restoration, how far should we go?

    with restoration, how much can we do before the item is no longer original, how long is that piece of string? The bits that need replacing will...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 28th November 2010 18:24
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  20. heat sinks or fans?

    I'm putting together an amplifier using two 'chip amps' per channel, but, as usual, the metal work is becoming expensive. I have the toroidal...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 23rd November 2010 01:21
    • Replies: 16
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    26th November 2010 21:56 Go to last post

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