sometimes, i really could kick myself. my obsession with making things right. wanting perfection, the best sound i can get. etc.
as the whole world knows, it's the start of the world cup today. so, after having a few beers, and watching the opening ceremony i decided to put the turntable on, and keep the telly on watching the buildup, but not having to listen to the god-awful commentary.
on goes a brand new album, Helmet-Aftertaste. it sounds great, but after the first side finishes i notice a distinct hum coming through the speakers.
not happy with this, i start to move things around, check cables, check earth wire, change interconnects.. this is a little awkward, so i moved the stand where my hifi is... only to see one of my Focal Chorus speakers topple over, off the granite slab and smash into the stand!!!
my heart sunk, i've only had the speakers a few months. i was absolutely gutted. i lift it up to find the smallest of dents, and a little of the laquer has come off. not as bad as it could have beed, but i am so fed up with myself.
i carried on, checking cables, moving separates around, even changed the headshell... still the hum continues. by this time i am gutted, totally flummaxed as to why the turntable is humming so bad....
its around 15 mins to kick-off of the first match, i still don't have the sound on, so i turn the tv off to stop it distracting me....
thats when it happened. the hum stopped. immediately. i'd pulled my hi-fi apart, damaged my speaker in the process, left myself feeling sick as a dog, all because i'd left the tv on to watch the footy.
a very expensive lesson learned.
dont mess with your kit whilst trying to have a beer and watch football.
what a total plonker i've been! i'm gutted.