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Craig Sawyers

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Craig Sawyers last won the day on February 16

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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
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    www.tech-enterprise.com , LinkedIn profile
  • Hobbies
    Copious squared
  • Headphones
    Stax Lamdas, SR007Mk2 DT990, K701, Etymotic FR4P, Old Koss ESP9
  • Headphone Amps
    KG Triode, Dyna-something, KG BH, T2 clone completed and sounding stunning
  • Sources
    Tent Labs, Meridian and Cambridge Audio CD, Garrard 401/SMEIV/Zu DL103, Logitech Transporter, Tortuga Audio LDR passive pre
  • Other Audio Gear
    Linkwitz LX521 speakers

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  1. Craig Sawyers

    RIP someone or another

    49 shot dead in Mosque shootings in Christchurch New Zealand. One of the shooters, and Australian ultra-right fucker posted live video. The NZ police arrested four of them. There was also a car bomb that was defused successfully. Christchurch. New Zealand. Nowhere on God's green earth is safe. Fuck. RIP the 49
  2. Craig Sawyers

    RIP someone or another

    Well OK, he hanged himself then. But he's just as dead anyway.
  3. Craig Sawyers

    Oscilloscope question...

    I've looked at the auctions from the above. Both sellers have been on eBay for a long time (1998 and 2000) and both have 100% positive feedback. Since Tekscopes only opened in 2001 it is likely that these sellers are not list members All of the more "recent" (ie post about 1970!) scopes have a scan expansion mesh, which makes the traces look oddly defocused as compared with older (tubed/valved) scopes. They had no expansion mesh and had pin sharp traces, but much much lower bandwidth of course. I suspect that he had your scope to bits to replace capacitors etc and forgot to tighten some of the screws, which does not confer great confidence.
  4. Craig Sawyers

    Oscilloscope question...

    If was 7000 series I could certainly give advice. But I have no real knowledge of the 2465A, alas.
  5. Craig Sawyers

    RIP someone or another

    Today's news is that he apparently hung himself.
  6. Craig Sawyers

    Oscilloscope question...

    There is a wealth of expertise on Tektronix gear on https://groups.io/g/TekScopes . Join it - you'll like it. Extremely helpful mailing list. You'll get plenty of information regarding triggering performance of a 2465A, and whether it is behaving itself. It is not at all like Head Case - you can just dive straight in with no problems. Well maybe an introduction mail first and then immediately dive in. Craig
  7. Craig Sawyers

    Fuck in snow

    Meanwhile in the UK we had the warmest February in history. Peaked up at 22C (72F) with brilliant sunshine for the best part of a week. It has cooled off somewhat since then, but any snow has been confined to the far North and Scotland. It has really screwed with nature. About ten days ago, out walking, I saw butterflies, and birds with nesting material in their beaks. A good 6-8 weeks earlier than they should be.
  8. Craig Sawyers

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    She is astonishing. Here is another that leaves you breathless
  9. Craig Sawyers

    Happy Birthday Seed Lady!

    Happy birthday!
  10. Craig Sawyers

    Happy Birthday Craig Sawyers!

    Wow - totally missed this! Thanks guys. Had a blast of a day. First to see a play called Just About Eve in London with the thinking man's crumpet (Gillian Anderson) and Lily James (Downton Abbey) https://allabouteveplay.com/ . Then cocktails at the Ritz, followed by an Indian meal at a 1 Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair (Benares https://www.benaresrestaurant.com/ )
  11. Craig Sawyers

    Home spin bikes

    What a nice present! Does it comes with the woman?
  12. Craig Sawyers

    The analog thread.

    That one must have been 1973 or 1974, because that was when Disney's Robin Hood was released. The record version was a bit strange even then, because that was in the heyday of the casette tape with much longer play time.
  13. Craig Sawyers

    The analog thread.

    In the 1950's 16 2/3 rpm vinyl records were pressed containing books for the visually impaired and blind. Autochangers from that era always had a speed position for 16 2/3 rpm. It was a format that did not last for long.
  14. Craig Sawyers

    Happy Birthday Nate!

    Hope you had a great day, Nate!
  15. Craig Sawyers

    Oscilloscope question...

    The main advantage of the 465B does not relate to performance, it is mainly due to internal design changes, and the fact that it is a more recent (1978) design. But the 465, 465B (both 100MHz) and the 475A (250MHz) have a maximum sensitivity of 5mV per division. The 475 has a bandwidth of 200MHz, but a maximum sensitivity of 2mV per division. So it really depends on what bandwidth you need, and what sensitivity you need, and that dictates your choice.