Happy Renting

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    Happy Renting got a reaction from DeepLurker in Volkswagens   
    I can see the attraction of air cooling at the rear.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
    Bloody heck, that's not even subtle.  I never even noticed that when I was a kid.
    It's like the 'Steppenwolf' Car.


     
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    Bloody heck, that's not even subtle.  I never even noticed that when I was a kid.
    It's like the 'Steppenwolf' Car.


     
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from ashestoashes in Old Car Spotting   
    The E-type was notorious for causing accidents when pulling out of side roads.
    Drivers either misjudged the length of their bonnet, or pulled out too far anyway because they couldn't see down the road they were trying to pull out into.
    I can't think of any car with a longer bonnet.
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    Happy Renting reacted to Option5 in Old Car Spotting   
    Bugatti type 41
     

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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
    The E-type was notorious for causing accidents when pulling out of side roads.
    Drivers either misjudged the length of their bonnet, or pulled out too far anyway because they couldn't see down the road they were trying to pull out into.
    I can't think of any car with a longer bonnet.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Old Car Spotting   
    Looks authentic, note the shite RHS bonnet panel fit in the last photograph, and compare with the LHS. You can't get robots to do that.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Option5 in Old Car Spotting   
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from The XYY Man in Old Car Spotting   
    Looks authentic, note the shite RHS bonnet panel fit in the last photograph, and compare with the LHS. You can't get robots to do that.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Option5 in Old Car Spotting   
    Looks authentic, note the shite RHS bonnet panel fit in the last photograph, and compare with the LHS. You can't get robots to do that.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Lightly Toasted in Three Gorges Dam   
    My sister used to have a house just off the right of the picture. I know the place well.
    Tewkesbury is an island.  Occasionally the surrounding river dries out, much to the surprise of the river dwellers that live around the island.
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    Happy Renting reacted to Bedrag Justesen in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    It probably sounded grate.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Three Gorges Dam   
    My sister used to have a house just off the right of the picture. I know the place well.
    Tewkesbury is an island.  Occasionally the surrounding river dries out, much to the surprise of the river dwellers that live around the island.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from 5min OCD speculator in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    To deliver maximum power of a speaker, the speaker impedance should exactly match the output impedance of the amplifier.
    Which is all very fine, but speakers are complex reactive loads and an amp's output is never anything like the same.
    So the impedance is simply nominal, a rough guide.
    As MrPin says, make sure the amp can handle the nominal load.
    Beyond that, there is nothing inferior or superior between 4ohm and 8ohm speakers.
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    Happy Renting reacted to Bedrag Justesen in The two married black athletes stopped in their Mercedes   
    BBC2 Newsnight 06/07/2020
    Sir Keir Starmer.
    " It doesn't matter who you are,  you co-operate with the law enforcement authorities when they require you to do so. "
     
     
     
     
    (*Discussing Prince Andrew.)
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    Bit racist mate.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    To deliver maximum power of a speaker, the speaker impedance should exactly match the output impedance of the amplifier.
    Which is all very fine, but speakers are complex reactive loads and an amp's output is never anything like the same.
    So the impedance is simply nominal, a rough guide.
    As MrPin says, make sure the amp can handle the nominal load.
    Beyond that, there is nothing inferior or superior between 4ohm and 8ohm speakers.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    I had a hum problem too.
    Never got to the bottom of it.
    It was particularly noticeable playing track 4.

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    Happy Renting reacted to Hopeful in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    33 or 45 rpm ?
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    Happy Renting reacted to Bedrag Justesen in HiFi - is it all bolloks ?   
    NAIM cables are optimised for NAIM equipment.
    Definitely worth investigating with other makes but even with a NAIM system I would recommend trying them out before committing to purchase.
    You may not like them.   
    If you could arrange a demonstration with your own system, preferably at home, for something around a fortnight, that will give them time to 'burn-in' for optimum performance. Hopefully your dealer will have cables that are well 'run-in' to let you try.
    If you try them 'straight out of the box' you will possibly find them a little cold, even unyielding. After a good few hours they come to life fantastically.
    By the way, remember to fit all your separate units with your new mains cable. For example, your pre-amplifier, power amplifier(s), DAC, tuner, cassette deck, open-reel, 8-Track, Minidisc, turntable, and phono pre-pre-amp. If you have it - connect it properly.
    You can't simply audition a solitary NAIM mains cable for the obvious reason your system is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. Similar to grounding, earthing, star-planting, if you have a poor quality mains cable connected to any unit, all the benefit of paying extra for your NAIM mains cable will be lost. The path of least resistance.
    Hope this helps, I'm sure your NAIM dealer will tell you all that anyway.    
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Mike Roberts in Poor old Julia   
    Don't be fooled, it's all plasticine.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from maynardgravy in Ghislaine didn't kill herself   
    No. Nooo. Nooooo noooooo nooooo noooo nooooo.
    The Moon varies in distance from the Earth. The Earth varies in distance from the Sun. The 'fit' of the Moon over the Sun is very approximate, and hence some 'total' eclipses are annular. Other solar eclipses last several minutes because the Moon more than covers the Sun.
    The Moon's rotation is locked to Earth by gravitational effects; the same for Mercury's rotation in respect to the Sun. It's mechanics, not divine intervention.
    Bees are aerodynamically able to fly because no-one has told them they can't.
    NEVER, EVER TELL A BEE THAT IT IS AERODYNAMICALLY UNABLE TO FLY.   It will fall out of the sky, and will be broken-hearted.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from Melchett in Poor old Julia   
    Don't be fooled, it's all plasticine.
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    Happy Renting got a reaction from The Generation Game in Poor old Julia   
    Don't be fooled, it's all plasticine.