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by karatestu
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Linear v Switched mode PSUs - which is 'best' for audio?
Replies: 22
Views: 817
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Re: Linear v Switched mode PSUs - which is 'best' for audio?

I have done a lot of tinkering with CD players and found that power supplies are critical especially for the actual dac chip and following anologue stage. The purely digital parts before the dac are not as fussy in my experience. My Naim CD3.5 was born with a single toroid based power supply. After ...
by karatestu
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Boozing tonight ?
Replies: 190
Views: 39596
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Re: Boozing tonight ?

That bottle disappeared by 7pm so another was opened and that lasted til bed time thankfully. Red wine (as long as it doesn't taste of chemicals) is the drink of the gods. And you don't have to drink loads of it to get pussed. It's a different kind of pissed to drinking eight pints of beer. Whiskey ...
by karatestu
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7673
Views: 1405914
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Re: Your last listen.

Pixies - Doolittle Love Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, Surfa Rosa,Doolittle, were great but after that started to lose it IMHO, however later spawned Breeder - Kim Deal has fantastic vocals. Pod is an excellent album cover. Frank Black and the Catholics not quite - for me It's the bloody catholics what d...
by karatestu
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Happy Birthday to you....
Replies: 374
Views: 75543
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Re: Happy Birthday to you....

Tony Moore :guiness; You're a legend
by karatestu
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7673
Views: 1405914
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Re: Your last listen.

Pixies - Doolittle Love Pixies, Come on Pilgrim, Surfa Rosa,Doolittle, were great but after that started to lose it IMHO, however later spawned Breeder - Kim Deal has fantastic vocals. Pod is an excellent album cover. Frank Black and the Catholics not quite - for me I just listened to Where is my m...
by karatestu
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Boozing tonight ?
Replies: 190
Views: 39596
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Re: Boozing tonight ?

Tonight's refreshments. Highly recommended. :obscene-drinkingbuddies: :obscene-drinkingbuddies:

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by karatestu
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 7673
Views: 1405914
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Re: Your last listen.

Last listen before bed was Fleetwood Mac. Rest in peace Christine :angelic-flying:
by karatestu
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Linear v Switched mode PSUs - which is 'best' for audio?
Replies: 22
Views: 817
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Re: Linear v Switched mode PSUs - which is 'best' for audio?

Also consider the failure rate of SMPS vs LPSU. Transformers in linear supplies rarely go tits up. That only leaves rectifiers and smoothing capacitors. Easy to fix or service. Regulators usually stay in the main box near their load (or should do). Most switch mode are landfill when they fail. I wou...
by karatestu
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Pretty pissed about this really....
Replies: 40
Views: 4586
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Re: Pretty pissed about this really....

Imgur.
by karatestu
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Who do you support...!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 4769
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Re: Who do you support...!!!

I wanted Wales to win but sadly that is not to be :cry: I'm not Welsh by the way. I just thought with it being their first world Cup since '58 it would be amazing.

Not sure who to support now. One of the underdogs . Don't care about England.

Classic Jammy above ^^^^ :lol: