Christmas Break

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    Assuming the weather improves what HiFi related projects/activities are you guys planning over the break?

    I was hoping to build a pair of speaker cabinets for my CPAs last month when I had a couple of weeks off work but didn't even manage to make a start due to ill health and a water leak at home:(. I'm hoping to make a start over the break if the weather improves and the insurance company repairs the water damage.

    What about you guys?
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    I'm rewiring the house and will be chucking in 3 double sockets on dedicated supply while i do it.
    Does that count?
     
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    rsand I can't feel my toes

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    Christmas break? Whats that then, I'm snowed under with work :(
     
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    Why not?, it'll keep you out of mischief/wife's hair:)
    I'm not sure. At the moment it seems like it's hibernation time:).
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    Not quite, she is following with the brush and pan, all that chasing in black lime mortart has made for a rasther messy house.
     
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    I have a Pass DIY B1 to throw together but the case hasn't turned up yet...:confused:
     
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    Finishing my Quad rebuild now that the ramaining parts have turned up from Australia. Tonight hopefully.

    Then in mid jan I need to get my act together and knock my plans for a phono stage design into shape, and get a modern take on a BBC LS3/6 sorted.
    I've booked the time off in readiness.
     
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    felix part-time Horta

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    Rob, while you're at it, perhaps book a day off near the end of Feb. You can guess why ;)
     
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    I've been swapping bass drivers and time aligning mid and horn tweeters to keep me busy...
     
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    During these days I 'm going through the Bernstein symphony edition. I'm not really a fan of Bernstein but this box helps me to understand his musical life work much more.

    On my system I won't do anything since I came to a point where I don't know what to do.

    I have though several DIY activities in the pipeline.
    I'll have to fix the Bottlehead Foreplay III (with extended kit) preamplifier of my son.
    Then I still have to upgrade the third pair of Nestorovic NA-1 power amplifier with new capacitors and resistors. Also I would like to try faster diodes.
    But Hifi is no more first priority so who knows when I'll be able to do these things.
     
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    Just seen this so it's a retrospective response, but finally decided it was going to be a very long time before I could afford a second pair of Seas Milleniums (Millenia?) for my Linkwitz Orions, and therefore stuck on a pair of SB Acoustics SB26's as the rear tweeters instead. (Specs looked pretty good, curves similar, looked like they'd manage the low Xover point, less than a quarter of the price...) After a bit of fiddling with series resistors to get the levels balanced with the Seas on the front they sound brilliant - like everything (not just the top end) has snapped into focus. Very pleased indeed, better than I'd hoped. Now for the Twisted Pear DAC...
     
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