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Craig Sawyers

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Craig Sawyers last won the day on July 27

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About Craig Sawyers

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 03/02/1956

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    Oxford UK


  • Location
    Oxford UK
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    www.tech-enterprise.com , LinkedIn profile
  • Hobbies
    Copious squared
  • Headphones
    Stax Lamdas, SR007Mk2 DT990, K701, Etymotic FR4P
  • Headphone Amps
    KG Triode, Dyna-something, KG BH, T2 clone completed and sounding stunning
  • Sources
    Tent Labs CD, Accuphase T-101 tuner, Metrum Octave DAC (breathed on), Logitech Transporter, Tortuga Audio LDR passive pre
  • Other Audio Gear
    Old Audio Research pre/power, Linkwitz LX521

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  1. What are you EATING right now?

    Nah - that is a Family Guy caricature of English food in the same way as folks on your side of the pond living on hot dogs and burgers. Which is equally untrue - I've eaten exceptionally well in the US
  2. What are you EATING right now?

    ? Er, no. The Hand and Flowers 126 West Street Marlow SL7 2BP 30 miles from where we live.
  3. What are you EATING right now?

    At The Hand and Flowers in Marlowe (2 Michelin Star) Summer Radish and Haggis Tart with Crispy Lamb, Creamed Horseradish and Lemon Thyme Essex Lamb “Bun” with Sweetbreads and Salsa Verde Blueberry Soufflé with Parma Violet Ice Cream and Verbena Custard Awesome Others around the table had things that looked like this Loin of Cotswold Venison with Black Pudding, Salt Baked Carrot, Keema Pie and Lime Pickle "Fish du Jour" (forget which fish it was) with Butter Roasted Cabbage, Seaweed, Caviar and Toasted Brassica Beurre Blanc Gooseberry and White Chocolate Bavarois with Provence Sponge and Bay Leaf Ice Cream (the thing that looks like Saturn!)
  4. RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Jerry - a true legend.
  5. The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    This^. We miss you Knucks
  6. Speaker Porn

    This is it. The main profiles were water jet cut. The main thickness is actually two slabs bonded together so there is a bit of damping. The 401 used to be notorious for rumble, but that used to be as a result of the primitive chipboard plinths. Screwed hard onto a slate plinth it is silent. Now all the plinths and baffles I've seen (including mine) are the grey sedimentary slates. There is another type, which is the product of ancient volcanism, and under extreme pressure and heat becomes a gorgeous green colour. I have no idea what the internal damping of the two types is, but I'd like to experiment with the green stuff, if only for the look. The plinth above has been NC machined, and you can do much more adventurous things that way - like the superb looking chamfers.
  7. Speaker Porn

    Slate is a great baffle material. Inert and highly damped. I'm actually thinking of replacing the upper baffle on my LX521's with slate. My local "Monumental Mason" Abingdon Slate and Marble made a superb plinth for my Garrard 401, so they have the capability to do a great job.
  8. Speaker Porn

    Interesting linear profile - turns out that the radiation pattern for a (infinte) linear horn is exactly the same as a pulsating sphere. I actually had to look that up, because I'd never heard of a linear profile horn before https://www.grc.com/acoustics/an-introduction-to-horn-theory.pdf And sorry but it still looks like a workmate screwed onto a pallet, with a few bits and bobs welded on, whatever it sounds like.
  9. Speaker Porn

    Looks a bit like a Workmate mated with a bandsaw, and this was the result A speaker to give you nightmares - give me a kiss right on my midrange horn And how would you explain a pair of these to your partner...
  10. And now what did you do TODAY?

    All the above Kerry. Condolences to you and yours.
  11. RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Glen Campbell. So many songs that are part of my life.
  12. The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    ^That has made my morning! Meanwhile http://i.imgur.com/gM3idmC.gifv
  13. HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Jean Robic, winner of the 1947 Tour de France, would pick up a drinking bottle filled with lead shot at the top of a climb to aid his descents. He thought that the additional weight would mean a faster descent He clearly had not heard of Galileo.
  14. August 3rd Update

    The "sad" emoticon is there especially for DJT
  15. What are you EATING right now?

    Zombeavers. Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Reminds me of