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Re: Audio Precision System One Dual Domani Measuirement Systems

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Phil Allison, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Arny Krueger"

    ** Has this unit got more value because of its provenance ?

    Anyhow - here's a pic of one:

    http://www.nessales.com/ebay/13318/Audio Precision System One Optical IO Pic (0).JPG


    .... Phil
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "recursor"

    ** I imagined it might be Julian Hirsch's aura and sweaty finger prints
    that made the difference.

    Bit like a Strat that had once belonged to Jimi Hendrix.



    ..... Phil
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Guest

    but only when used with Russ Andrews cables.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Guest

  5. Don Pearce

    Don Pearce Guest

    I bought an HDMI cable in Tottenham Court Road a couple of months ago.
    The bloke wanted 19.95, and I said I wouldn't pay that much. He asked
    what I would give, and I held out a fiver. He was perfectly happy with
    the trade. I should have offered a quid.

    d
     
  6. He'd still be mnaking a profit, too, more than likely.
     
  7. Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen Guest

    There quite possibly is some extra market value because of it. However
    For audiophile grade measurements use them with this:

    http://www.russandrews.com/product....&customer_id=PAA3122123611657HNNULQPHBZIBBHUY

    mains cable. Many banks ask you to pay for having money stored in their
    system and this mains cable will remedy that problem and thus really be a
    saving.

    O;-)
    Kind regards

    Peter Larsen
     
  8. I bought an HDMI cable in Tottenham Court Road a couple of
    My Pioneer Elite Kuro sits some distance from the player. I needed a 20'
    HDMI cable. I bought MCM's house-brand cable for about $15. It works
    perfectly, as far as I can tell.
     
  9. Don Pearce

    Don Pearce Guest

    I'm sure you'd know instantly if it wasn't working properly.

    I wish they would redesign HDMI, though. It suffers from precisely the
    same defect as SCART - the cable is too thick and springy, and the
    flimsy connector has no detent. Rubbish piece of design.

    d
     
  10. Some are made of limper cable. Not surprisingly, given the thickness, longer
    cables tend to be limper, regardless of the material.

    I like the lack of a detent. You pull on the cable, and it simply falls out.
    You can't cause the display (or other device) to slide or fall over.
     
  11. David Looser

    David Looser Guest

    I entirely agree. I wish they'd retained the vastly superior DVI connector
    for HDMI, but I guess its that little bit more expensive.

    I don't have any confidence in the long-term reliability of the HDMI
    connector and the PCB mounted sockets will be almost impossible to replace.
    So I predict that plenty of otherwise perfectly servicable bits of kit will
    be scrapped just because the HDMI connectors no longer make good reliable
    contact.

    David.
     
  12. Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen Guest

    I found some specs for harddisk interface cables, the IDE version is
    designed for 5000 operations, the SATA version for 50. Divide by 10 since it
    is salesmans claims and you get an intense wish of not removing and
    replugging a harddisk cable unless you absolutely MUST.

    My reason for the googling for this info was my having to discard a brand
    new disk because of a clumsy hand move inside the box breaking the plug on
    the disk. Fortunately the disk was empty.
    Kind regards

    Peter Larsen
     
  13. David Looser

    David Looser Guest

    I needed to run an HDMI connection from one room to another, so I bought a
    couple of passive HDMI wallplates that simply break-out the HDMI pins to a
    couple of IDC blocks which are then interconnected with two runs of Cat5
    cable. With a run a about 15m between the wallplates this works flawlessly
    with 1080p video.

    David.
     
  14. If you were a serious audiophile, you would not allow mains
    electricity within a mile of your listening room. You would run your
    amplifier on lead-acid batteries and your turntable would be a uranium
    flywheel.

    -- Richard
     
  15. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** Only if we were serious AUDIOPHOOLs - that is.

    Home hi-fi installations can suffer from earth loop hum and transformer
    radiated hum fields - neither of which is fixed by using "balanced power".



    .... Phil
     
  16. Eiron

    Eiron Guest

    From what I've seen, they are the best and safest standards of any country.
    Just ask any toddler who has tried to poke a screwdriver into an outlet.

    What's your problem with it? And how many of your American plugs are
    hanging out of the socket with exposed pins and intermittent connections?
     
  17. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    : On 03/01/2012 00:50, wrote:
    : > The British electrical standards are the dumbest on planet,
    or at
    : > least the dumbest I have ever run into.
    :
    : From what I've seen, they are the best and safest standards of
    any country.
    : Just ask any toddler who has tried to poke a screwdriver into
    an outlet.

    A toddler in the UK "Yeah! This game of sticking things in to
    these plastic shapes in the wall is fun, lets do it again!"

    A toddler in the USA (120v) "That tingles, not sure that I like
    that..."

    A toddler in the EU (240v) *flash, bang, wallop* "That hurt
    daddy, why is my finger throbbing, why has the TV (or what ever
    else is on the circuit) stopped working?"

    :
    : What's your problem with it? And how many of your American
    plugs are
    : hanging out of the socket with exposed pins and intermittent
    connections?
    :

    Indeed, the North America attitude to electrical hardware is a
    farce (only of the reasons why they are still plagued by high
    numbers of electrical fires), but then so is the UK's BS* 1363
    standard for plug/sockets, only in the UK -and those countries
    that have copied the UK- is the final circuit protection so
    designed that it is easy (for the end user) to defeat it either
    through ignorance or wilful tampering, thus a device requiring
    protection at 3 or 5 amps co so easily end up being actually
    protected at 13 amps - or 30 amps in the case of wilful
    tampering...
     
  18. David Looser

    David Looser Guest

    A very large number of countries run their mains supplies at 220-240V, not
    just the UK! Electrical standards were not designed for the benefit of
    audiophools, but in practice there's nothing wrong with the 230V standard in
    this regard. The standard of electrical installations I've seen in the US
    are far worse than those normally encountered here. And the high-powered
    audio equipment I've seen in the US runs off 120V thus supplies requiring
    heavy-guage mains flex. Definitely no improvement on what we have here!

    David.
     
  19. David Looser

    David Looser Guest

    UK mains sockets have shutters, have you not noticed?
    Have you any data to suggest that deaths or injuries are any worse here than
    in countries that don't use BS1363 outlets? I was amazed to find in a modern
    house in Italy that I stayed in this summer that all the sockets
    (unshuttered and each rated at 10A with fuseless plugs) on each floor were
    supplied from a single 25A MCB. How is that safer than the situation here?

    David.
     
  20. Eiron

    Eiron Guest

    Can I just mention another example of European Union lunacy?
    Voltage is standardized at 230v +- a fudge factor so that the UK
    can keep to 240v and the rest of Europe can keep 220v with no plans
    for any country to adopt 230v. Now that is dumb!

    And the UK plugs are rather large. That would be a valid criticism.
    It spoils the lines of a laptop bag....
     
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