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by gdog
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fully balanced amplification system?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Fully balanced amplification system?

I have a rather limited experience of different amplifiers. I am not a constant tweaker, rather I am seeking an end-state system, which is good enough for me to forget about. Currently I have a WD phono and KT88 amplifier sitting between my newly acquired 401 and my Tannoy Kensingtons. The speakers ...
by gdog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fully balanced amplification system?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Fully balanced amplification system?

I suppose really the LTP is a phase inverter so in essence which every way you cut it this is a PP design
by gdog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fully balanced amplification system?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Fully balanced amplification system?

Interesting, reading this forum I see that transformers are a little out of vogue :D , but do you think its possible that such a topology could have the strengths of a SET but with the power and range of a good PP? Better for example than a parallel SE output stage?
by gdog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fully balanced amplification system?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Fully balanced amplification system?

Is it possible to implement a fully balanced amplification system -where the cartridge output is split in half with a potential divider and all subsequent stages are singled ended only meeting as push-pull in the final output transformer? Is this a bad idea? If so why?
by gdog
Fri May 31, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3409
Views: 316386

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Traffic - The low spark of high-heeled boys with a glass of pinot grigio. Pretty good. :D
by gdog
Fri May 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: Zappa !
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Zappa !

I read recently that when Cleveland Orchestra he oversaw changes to the Severance Hall in which a whole second of reverb was added to the acoustic. I would imagine that such a such an acoustic would ruin a rock concert. In fact I was surprised that it was considered beneficial to an orchestra even i...
by gdog
Tue May 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??
Replies: 74
Views: 13028

Re: How could anybody be THAT good at ANYTHING ??

Jascha Heifetz, playing Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor. Many great recording of this not least by John Williams on the guitar. This is the daddy as far as I'm concerned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLG93uGTN0
by gdog
Sat May 11, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Hello

I Greg - good to hear from you.

Did you get my reply? It is in the outbox but does not seem to have migrated to the 'sent' folder despite being tagged as sent.

Regards, Graham
by gdog
Tue May 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Garrard Turntables
Topic: Classic TT Company
Replies: 2
Views: 2459

Classic TT Company

Wondering about Garrardists take on this; https://www.classichifi-shop.co.uk/product/classic-301-in-black-20/ And if anyone can throw any more light on it? It looks like a mechanically brand new 301 built using a reconditioned motor. The top plate is machined from a solid piece of aluminium, the lin...
by gdog
Tue May 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Hello

Hi Everybody, I have been digital for years but just recently returning to analog – once I was a sceptic now I believe. I live in Bristol and would be interested in hearing local systems My current set up is as follows Lenco 75 in custom plinth. Origin live illustrious Ortofon Cadenza Red Chord Dave...