Audiophilia and HiFi

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  • Anyone able to advise me here? I have a lovely pair of 1960s Pro 9 TL domestic monitors, understood to have been hand-built from kit form (not by me). I've owned them for a few years, l love the sound and the massive retro cabinets.

    I had a loads of decorating to do in the room they live, so packed them up and stored them somewhere else in the house but on their side. anyway, I got them out, plugged them in and sadly, one of them sounds awful now. Its like all the depth and power has gone from the one - the other is fine.

    Any ideas what could have deteriorated or gone wrong with it ?, possibly in the move or storing position? I have had a look, no sign of obvious broken connections or damaged cones.

  • Flip it upside down and see if the sound changes at all (just wondering if it's a rubbing voice coil).

  • I'm finally going to give in to practicality and start using my iphone / pad for music.

    What should I get to make them play through my hifi? A proper dock / charging station or just an airplay adaptor?

  • I'm finally going to give in to practicality and start using my iphone / pad for music.

    What should I get to make them play through my hifi? A proper dock / charging station or just an airplay adaptor?

    I can recommend airport express for streaming music to. I use one both to extend macmini/itunes into the kitchen and stream from an ipad. Works well, on the proviso that your wireless network is up to snuff. I'd recommend plugging the airport express in with a network cable to your router if possible.

  • I'm finally going to give in to practicality and start using my iphone / pad for music.

    What should I get to make them play through my hifi? A proper dock / charging station or just an airplay adaptor?

    Why not plug the PC/Mac directly into the hi-fi via optical/HDMI/Other Digital connection and stream that way?

  • shouldn't something like this work
    headphone output from mp3 to back of the stereo ?
    or maybe through a headphone amp then to the stereo amp, the signal may need to be boosted

  • You could get a camera connector (gets you a USB port) then go to a USB DAC. Otherwise, Airplay to an Airport Express works well. If you are a bit more technically inclined then a Raspberry Pi can also receive Airplay streams - again with a USB DAC. Fiio make some cheap/good ones.

  • Airport express sounds like the one to me.

    Like the Apple whore I am.

    I liked Macs before they were cool tho. #System7.1.24lyfe

  • So the kid started crawling the other day, and took aim at one of our speakers placed on the floor, and promptly stuck her finger in the tweeter that is now indented.

    I can't hear any difference, but my setup is far from ideal as my nice amp died the other week. Does it matter? It seems like it should, but so far I can't hear any difference

  • As far as I know the dome of the tweeter shapes and smoothes out the frequency response and timing. If they were set up in studio like conditions and you sat dead centre you might be able to perceive a difference. otherwise, probably not.

    Having said that, it would annoy me greatly. Sounds like it's time for speaker stands and grilles. If you do get stands make sure they're super heavy and stable. Apart from improved sound quality you don't want those falling on your kid!

    Or sell the kid.

  • Vacuum nozzle... Suck it straight out again

  • ^ the dented tweeter! not the kid etc etc

  • Careful with that! Is it a metal dome, fabric or paper? You can far too easily tear them.

  • You are referring to the tweeter dome (cover), not the diaphragm. It's probably cosmetic and can possibly be reshaped by pulling it using Sellotape.

  • Tried pulling with tape last night but i think it's made of some kind of flimsy fabric so i'll prob just let it be. Grills might be the way forward, but not sure they make them for Tannoy Reveals? For now we've moved them up from the floor, so at least they're somewhat safe

    Listening to some piano stuff now which sounds good so don't think any damage is done. But it really bugs me.

    Might vacuum the kid a bit just in case.

  • Picked up a Topping TP60 as a replacement for a Trends Audio TA10.1 (moar power), very impressed with it so far. Swapped from using a headphone amp to a FiiO D03K as well. Both performing well for not much money.

  • Apologies if slightly OT but I have a set of hifiman re0 earphones that Im pretty fond of but they are starting to die on me. I'd love to give them some new life and a bit of an upgrade by re-cabling them but Im not really very handy with wiring and the like. Does anybody know anyone/anywhere that would be able to do that for me?

  • Going to drag this thread back from the dead.
    I've been collecting records / vinyls for some time now. Mainly because I like the artwork on them and the history. I figure I might as well play them now.
    I've got a Yamaha revciever that is 5.1, so I'm looking for a entry level record player that can plug into my system. Doing some research I know it will need a built in pre amp but I'd like some opinions on what to get.

    Preferably black and one that does not come in a carry case.

    Cheers

  • Thankyou. I shall copy and paste this

  • Can I get a decent set of over ear closed back headphones for about £60? For use in an office so noise cancelling would be a bonus to dull the hum of PCs.

  • Define decent? If you really want to isolate sound I suggest some in-ear monitors as they completely isolate you. Decent ones are very comfy and will sound good enough.
    If you want decent (depending on your definition of decent...) then you'd be better spending around £100 for something like this.

  • Headphone thread >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Didn't know there was one. Ta.

  • Beoplay a1 an absolute blast

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