Author Archives: Matal

About Matal

Hand made HiFi, photos, a friends poetry.

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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Every band member should read this . . .

. . . and anyone who loves music also, so they get to know what really goes on in the music business. A good friend of mine has brought an article to my attention, written by Steve Albini; an American … Continue reading

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Basic Media Amp and Speakers Idea

I finished working out the Box Construction Jig and found I had some 12mm MDF wood left over on the sheet.  I have some nice parts left over from the design of the Boombox and coming system so I thought … Continue reading

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Box Construction Jig Design

My next job is to build the boombox cabinet (or box).  It will be made from 6 and 12mm MDF and I need to make sure that when glued together, all the sides are exactly perpendicular and not leaning over … Continue reading

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CS4397/8 – A DAC Good Enough to Include?

I am a big fan of people with a passion for what they do, being enthusiastic about it and doing their best to do it well.  One such person I have come across is Lukasz Fikus who runs a family business … Continue reading

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