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by Simon Hickie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: How to get more visitors to HFS
Replies: 44
Views: 840
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Re: How to get more visitors to HFS

Alfi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 am
*EDIT*

This sounds better and should put HFS on the first page of a web search but I'm no web expert...
Alfi wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:26 pm

Prefix the HFS domain name Artisan Audio? It wouldn't be a lie that's for sure.

Alfi.
Could be some confusion with Artisan Silver Cables https://www.artisansilvercables.co.uk/
by Simon Hickie
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: Not a co-incidence
Replies: 24
Views: 1047
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Re: Not a co-incidence

None are commenting on your current work. You are being praised for securing the same high standards for after you are gone. I know we don't like rubbing each other's bellies here ;) but I have to tell you that the posts from Simon & CN are purely complimentary to you... ...the grovelling shits :lo...
by Simon Hickie
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Boring ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1208
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Re: Boring ?

Camera clubs are the same. I gave up being a member a few years ago. The big issue with camera clubs for me is conformity to conventional approaches to what constitutes a 'good' image (rule of thirds etc. etc.) rather than individuals following their own creative path. With hifi fora there seems to ...
by Simon Hickie
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: Not a co-incidence
Replies: 24
Views: 1047
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Re: Not a co-incidence

This is all most encouraging. Given some of the horror stories we've seen regarding botched NVA repairs, good succession planning will give customers the confidence to invest in NVA product in the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, there will be a proper repair capability.
by Simon Hickie
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: NVA Loans
Topic: BMU Loan
Replies: 7
Views: 520
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Re: BMU Loan

No worries Doc. I'm away in Wales until Friday, so the timing is in fact very good.
by Simon Hickie
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: My hifi is a disaster 1 problem at a time .
Replies: 687
Views: 46283
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Re: My hifi is a disaster 1 problem at a time .

Good news! I cannot claim to have recovered from a stroke, but I can thank life saving medication for an incurable autoimmune disease. Each step forwards even for something so mundane as being able to have a shower or clip your own toenails seems like a great triumph.
by Simon Hickie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations
Replies: 11
Views: 397
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Re: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations

FWIW, Graham Slee suggests you need a total of 100pF between cartridge and phono input. As a guide he also suggests you assume 25pF for the arm's internal wiring, needing you to find 75pF worth of capacitance - either shorter length of higher cap cable or longer length of lower cap cable. If you are...
by Simon Hickie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations
Replies: 11
Views: 397
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Re: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations

According to some sources: 100pF/m = quite high; 70pF/m = middling, 40pF/m = very low.
by Simon Hickie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations
Replies: 11
Views: 397
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Re: Interconnects - capacitance and other considerations

Cables = minefield. It's not all about capacitance, although that is important. Shielding, solid core vs. stranded, inductance, geometry all play a part. The cable market is awash with overpriced items with over-hyped marketing speak.
by Simon Hickie
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: My hifi is a disaster 1 problem at a time .
Replies: 687
Views: 46283
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Re: My hifi is a disaster 1 problem at a time .

Encouraging. How's the right arm?