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big problems with this site.

Posted by cat's squirrel on September 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

there are currently big problems with this web site provider, and Audio Qualia may go down at any time. I have saved all the scripts from this site, if not all the graphics, and I intend to open a new site as soon as I can find a stable platform for free.


See you there.

big problems with this site.

Posted by cat's squirrel on September 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

there are currently big problems with this web site provider, and Audio Qualia may go down at any time. I have saved all the scripts from this site, if not all the graphics, and I intend to open a new site as soon as I can find a stable platform for free.


See you there.

rotary encoder

Posted by cat's squirrel on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (2)

 

I've just received my rotary encoder from Hong Kong, it will be used to measure the rotational speed of my Lenco turntables, by connecting to the spindle with a Michell clamp and CNC coupler.

 

Readout will be from a 5 digit rev counter. The problem is, all the necessary info is in Chinese, but I'm sure I can work it out.

 

Here's a pic:

[img]http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5089/p1014841rotaryencoder.jpg[/img]

 

Insid...

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much work ahead!

Posted by cat's squirrel on June 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

a few things, this week.

First up, I've  decided not to connect my troughline tuner to the stereo decoder in the Hitachi FT5500 I have, but to built a separate decoder from scratch.  Sourcing some of the capacitors wasn't easy 'til I looked at Digikey, what a range! The decoder ic will come from Cricklewood Electronics, and all, including de-emphasis amplifiers, will be put in a nice octagonal die-cast box, from Rapid (online).

I want to connect up my receiver/dvd playe...

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party on....

Posted by cat's squirrel on May 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

been buying some more hifi this week. Instead of upgrading, I've gone sideways!!

I've bought another Denon DR-M30HX cassette deck, like the one I already have. It's so that I can transfer from deck to deck, some of the 300 or so tapes I made in the late 80's from Radio3, of unusual or rare symphonies.


I also bought a second Cambridge Audio 640Av2 amplifier, to drive my Usher 604 floor standers. The room layout has my main 'speakers each side of the central chimney brea...

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oldtimers

Posted by cat's squirrel on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

the last couple of days has seen my vinyl collection increase by another 40, well not strictly accurate, as seven of those are boxed sets. They came from the Oxfam shop and a outlet which is basically selling what people have thrown away, literally.

 

Some exceptional finds include a complete set of Beethoven symphonies, Karajan on DGG, for just £6! All six Bach Bradenburg Concerti on Decca, and his Christmas Oratorio on the Telefunken label, which not only has the words...

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slated

Posted by cat's squirrel on March 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

on a birthday break last week, in Cornwall, and ended Monday at a slate quarry in Delabole. What a quarry, the biggest hole in Britain!


Did I buy any slate? You bet I did.

Did I make a plinth with it? No!!

I put it in the front garden, where it belongs.......

the cold and damp

Posted by cat's squirrel on February 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

as some of you will know, I've moved house again, and I am finally back home in Glorious Devon, UK

It means I have to set up my work shop (if I can find all my things, currently in the garages) before anything can be done, and  the weather gets a bit better.

Things to do include:

investigating more damping compound recipes, and use the most suitable to put into some panels I'm going to use to make a couple of  hifi racks. The plan is to cut out circular holes and ...

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tails from the wood

Posted by cat's squirrel on February 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

hello everyone, and a belated Happy New Year.

This is a new blog for me to keep you all up to date on what I have been doing, and what I have planned. Hope you enjoy it.

Feel free to comment, you'll have to become a member here, too, though!




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