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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,468 - Total Helpful Votes: 228 of 268
Av:link 128.559 50W 2 Way Loudspeaker Selector - B&hellip by AV Link
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor - avoid, 7 Jun 2014
Doesn't work as advertised. I tried to find out why with a test meter and even the 'good' contacts have unacceptably high resistance. With 8 ohm speakers (as most are) you can't afford to have much resistance in the switches if you don't want to impact the sound quality. You'd normally expect the resistance to measure as under 0.1 ohms, but one of the switches measures over 2 ohms - more than 20 times higher than it should. I can see now why some of the other reviewers report sound leaking from one set to the other, if this is in any way typical.
The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Every&hellip by Richard Wilkinson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book has re-aligned my views completely. In case the title is misleading, the 'equality' is income equality (or inequality) and correlates to so many factors in our society - health outcomes, childhood literacy, obesity, teenage pregnancy etc.

It shows how very unequal societies have much worse problems, even for the very rich. You just end up with the rich having to live in gated communities for security.

Certainly, this is one of the most influential books I've ever read.
Behringer 302USB Xenyx 5 Input Mixer by Behringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice indeed, 5 Jun 2014
Bought to play sound into a PA system at presentations at our local "Skeptics in the Pub" group.

The USB feature is excellent, and works without loading any special software (on Windows 7 or 8). Playback via USB is much better that connecting the laptop using a phono converter from the headphone socket as it removes all earth loop problems that can occur with multiple connections (and the noise from some laptop power supplies).

We've tried this little box in two different locations with different PA systems and the results are excellent. I've even bought one to play music from the PC next to my desk through a HiFi amp - brings the volume control right onto my… Read more

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