Author Archives: Matal

About Matal

Hand made HiFi, photos, a friends poetry.

Headphone Amplifier Design Nears Completion

The headphone amp design is now complete, all I have left to do is finish adding the dimensions to the drawing.  Then I can input all that information into CAD/CAM to give me ‘.dxf’ files to send to the laser … Continue reading

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Dunya Yunis – Abu Zeluf

Dunya Yunis is an amazing Lebanese mountain singer. I first came across this song by her when decades ago I bought Jean Jenkins’ ‘1. The Human Voice’ from the ‘Music in the World of Islam’ series. Later it was sampled … Continue reading

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Need a Barndance Caller Exeter, Devon?

. . . here’s where to go:

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Quick Update

I’m feeling guilty for not saying anything on this blog for such a long time, so will write something quick now. I took some time off to decorate the sitting room; laying a parquet floor and a vintage looking HiFi … Continue reading

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Shellac gig at The Fleece in Bristol, 7th October 2017

My friends and I went to see this gig last Saturday. It was amazing. Before going in, we had a quick beer and then went to an Italian restaurant. After chatting a while about Shellac, Todd Trainer came past and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Walter Becker

I got into Steely Dan after coming across the stunning album cover for ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’. Their music was a variation on the Americana mix of jazz, rock, blues.  It had style, humour and a crisp, clean sound – they … Continue reading

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Clean Mains Connections = Good Sound

Mains plug pin cleaning. Continue reading

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