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    It will also heat up cans of soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    It will also heat up cans of soup.
    It is magnificent, my current guitar tube amp has 1 preamp and 1 poweramp only - but still gets really loud (approaching 100db?). Yours must blow the f'kin roof off!

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    Thanks It is notability louder and clearer than my old solid state amp. Unfortunately I haven’t really been able to enjoy it fully because my wife is home due to the shut in. Apparently it also needs about 40-60 hours to break in.

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    One more note I nearly got a hernia carrying it in it’s 67 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Apparently it also needs about 40-60 hours to break in.
    I don't really buy the whole audiophile thing. Would the average joe really be able to tell the difference if they were blindfold and did not know which one were listening to?

    But that thing is worth getting a hernia over just for its droolingly lovely looks...


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    ^ top of the range integrated, a thing of beauty with the sound on a lights out. Just hope the valves last Mike, i presume they fixed the longevity issues earlier Valve Amp had.

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    That is indeed a gorgeous looking piece of kit.

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    Thanks.

    You can definitely hear the difference without being an audiofile compared to my old simi-basic solid state integrated.

    As for the tubes (valves) there supposed to last 5,000-10,000 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    supposed to last 5,000-10,000 hours.
    Used to get EEV Co vacuum values for the Radars and they'd last only 6 weeks sometimes and were over £69K in 87'

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    Dang wouldn’t want to have to replace many of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    itís 67 lbs
    everything is wired together - it does look like everything is pure analog - even the power rectification

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    Yeah that's one of the reasons I went for it.
    There are a few youtube videos about the build quality.

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    It might seem mundane, but an updated replacement induction cooktop was in order - ordered it two days ago and had it installed today by a guy in mask, booties, gloves and overall surgical gown . . . installation contract stipulated 5m distance.

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    Works like a charm

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    I got some tubes... Very exciting...







    Out with the new and in with the old...

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    How do I post these pictures???

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    I've just impullsed bought a shitload of beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I've just impullsed bought a shitload of beer.
    nah that was premeditated purchasing. You knew damn well you could not get more tomorrow...

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    ^^^sexy valves Betty

    ^^^^trying to get excited about the cooktop Hatter. I will try again later!

    The Japanese Battleship Yamato was the largest battleship in naval history.

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    Also the most heavily armed battleship ever constructed. The nippos meant business when it came to naval artillery. Bristling with guns like a marine echidna.

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    Even the main guns have small gun emplacements on top.

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    Those main guns are 18 inch. The largest guns in naval history and 2 inches bigger than the 16 inch guns on the Missouri and the Iowa. Each gun-barrel weighed 150 tonnes.

    She was sent to Okinawa on a one way final kamikaze mission with orders to beach herself and defend the island until the last man.

    But she was bombed and torpedoed by US carrier aircraft on the way and sank to the bottom of the ocean south of Kyushu 75 years ago last Monday.

    The mushroom cloud from the magazine reached 6km altitude and could be seen from Kyushu 160km away.

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    Wow what a waste those Japanese didn't know when to quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    ^^^^trying to get excited about the cooktop Hatter. I will try again later!
    You're clearly an anti-induction German technology tin-foil hat bigot and I shall not speak with you any further.





    (Unless you change your mind and sing the praises of said technology)

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    Last week, my trusty and faithful plastic measuring jug I found had developed a crack and was f**ked. Into Lazada, and voila, decided to hedge my measuring needs with a set of Pyrex jugs, and a larger Pyrex roasting dish to boot. Looks like my Sundays in the kitchen are not going to end any time soon so may as well get geared up.


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    ^ lovely, PAG.

    ^^^^ wasn't that ship, so fantastic, that the Japanese refused to let her enter any battles, when they finally sent her to one - she didn't even make it there. A magnificent battleship in the days of aircraft carriers was essentially useless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    wasn't that ship, so fantastic, that the Japanese refused to let her enter any battles, when they finally sent her to one - she didn't even make it there. A magnificent battleship in the days of aircraft carriers was essentially useless!
    Seems to me & I may well be wrong? that a ship with so many guns would be near useless unless she was firmly anchored in place as would be spinning all over the bloody place every time a single gun was fired!
    Nice vessel though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Pyrex
    Only the best, PAG



    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Seems to me & I may well be wrong
    Yes, you are quite incorrect in this instance. With a displacement of up to 70.000 tonnes it would have taken more than just a few guns to make her 'spin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Only the best, PAG
    Just did a search for glass measuring jugs, and up popped this outfit selling Pyrex. Saw the roasting dish which was a bonus. All 4 items for 1900 baht which I thought a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yes, you are quite incorrect in this instance. With a displacement of up to 70.000 tonnes it would have taken more than just a few guns to make her 'spin'.
    Yes, I am wrong! just read up on it, 30 years I have thought this! the thought was put in my head about 30 years ago when I was on a offshore vessel that had 8 anchors + handling systems (165 lbs per chain link is all I remember) it was a big system, the chain lockers were 30' square tanks, anchors ~7 ton, the "rumour" was that they were from a WW11 battleship and had been retrofitted!

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