Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Congrats......not a clue what your talking about it's all sushi to me. You know as soon as your black you will be stopped by the Police more don't you ?

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Stickyfinger wrote:You know as soon as your black you will be stopped by the Police more don't you ?
Yes, they do know as we have to be licensed...

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Congrats Jim.
Wax on, wax off :)

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Don't know about waxing Steve, more like waning now after a busy and hard day!

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And excellent afternoon with Chris yesterday helping in a small way to assist with the breaking of his erstwhile Xantia estate....

What a car, it served well and is continuing to donate lots to keep others healthy... It lived a full life and has died with great dignity.

It attacked me :twisted: I was underneath removing the rear hydractive sphere and unbeknown to me the sphere had lots of pressure in it.... I did not know until the sphere got to the end of it's threads, tight all the way, and then explosively let go in a great douche vert :twisted: :-D The sphere flew impressively like a cannonball and walloped me in the side of the head :lol: :lol:

I once again discovered that LHM tastes horrible :evil:

Good job I had a hat on! It raised a fair old bump on the head though...

I got my own back. I nicked its Hydractive electrovalves in revenge... :-D

My workshop was cleared yesterday of a V6 engine (gone into storage) to make way for Davie's Activa clutch job and a light overhaul of a 4HP20 gearbox with a dying torque converter... Catching it early before it really lets go..

I'm going to be busy for a little while and hopefully lots of interest to report here..

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Passing the 4lb hammer to extract revenge......

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Well done on the belt, Jim!

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Zelandeth wrote:Well done on the belt, Jim!
Thanks Zel :D

Not car related but it may be of interest to you in particular Zel...

Latest addition to the vintage electronics collection:

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It was a non-worker when it arrived despite the eBay ad saying it was good but after replacing a couple of electrolytics it works beautifully , sounds gorgeous and goes with my Leak Troughline tuner a treat...

I'm rather delighted with it, it has that lovely germanium transistor sound about it. Not far off the sound of a valve amp :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:Well done on the belt, Jim!
Thanks Zel :D

Not car related but it may be of interest to you in particular Zel...

Latest addition to the vintage electronics collection:

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It was a non-worker when it arrived despite the eBay ad saying it was good but after replacing a couple of electrolytics it works beautifully , sounds gorgeous and goes with my Leak Troughline tuner a treat...

I'm rather delighted with it, it has that lovely germanium transistor sound about it. Not far off the sound of a valve amp :D
How about a couple of these to keep it company, and brighten things up?;

http://www.vitagardens.com/wp-content/u ... ts_v21.jpg
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: How about a couple of these to keep it company, and brighten things up?;

http://www.vitagardens.com/wp-content/u ... ts_v21.jpg
http://tried-and-true.com/wp-content/up ... Web-21.jpg
They're geraniums James, germanium doesn't flower :lol:

But yes, I must agree, they'd look lovely by the sides of it and they are actually one of my favourite plants :D

Good choice!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Not quite as old, I have a 1971 Sansui AU505 amp, which sounds similarly warm and lovely. Not a single i.c. in it, all discrete transistors. Sansui actually shipped these complete with a beautifully drawn circuit diagram! Currently being used to provide some outdoor sound, with CD/iPod, and a couple of home-built speakers in some fir trees.

Interesting about the capacitors; I'm told that the main PSU caps deteriorate with age, and would benefit by being renewed.

Few other old but still working bits include a Garrard 401 deck with Shure (gets a bit of use transcribing LP to CD via AudioCleaningLab), and a stowed-away Sony ST88 tuner (the bookshelf one with the big circular tuner scale).

Hell, how did you get me going on all this???

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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CitroJim wrote:I'm rather delighted with it, it has that lovely germanium transistor sound about it. Not far off the sound of a valve amp :D
A long time ago I had a B&O Beomaster 1000: -
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There was a noticeable hiss from it at low volumes.
As there was an electronics repair shop in the building where we lived I took it to them to see if they could hush it up but they maintained that it was the Germanium transistors that were noisy and the work involved to change it to silicon transistors would far exceed the cost of a better amp.
Kept it a long time and then a wire on the volume pot came adrift - it had been repaired once before.
Soldered it back in place and when I turned it on -

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Ooops :oops:
So bought a nice Marantz amp that was 100 times better.
Eventually - trying to get some sound out of it at first was proving impossible until I pushed the 'speakers' button - at full volume.
The guy who lived next door came in to see what was up :twisted:

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Odd that B&O and Marantz are all actually Philips.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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And I love my NAD's
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Amazed to see these are going for what they are......luv the sound from it, always have esp via these
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Very nice Jim! Never had anything quite that posh here.

My main amp is a Pioneer, model number escapes me right now, but it's from that late 70s/early 80s period with the 1/4" thick brushed aluminium faceplate, VFD vu meters etc and it sounds really good. Cost me £20 from Cash Converters...and nearly gave me a hernia carrying the thing back to the flat. The function switch is a bit touchy sometimes and I really should actually sort it sometime...as it is though I only use two inputs regularly, phono which works just fine and my laptop usually jacked into the tape 2 monitor input which has its own switch...so it doesn't actually cause me issues just now. It's playing through a pair of Pioneer CS-585 speakers I inherited from my grandfather (have tried many others over the years but always go back to these ones as they just sound "right" to my ears), with the low end given a helping nudge by a Frankenstein's monster like creation that lives in the corner based around a stupidly large automotive subwoofer running from a horribly hacked PC power supply (and the power switch is the hazard light switch from a 1979 Volvo 240). It's turned waaaaaaay down, but really does add a lot of extra depth - especially to live and orchestral pieces I find. ...plus it is fun making the windows rattle sometimes! Sure I've got a photo somewhere...