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by DSJR
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Cable suggestions for phonostage innards
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Cable suggestions for phonostage innards

I suppose I'm an idiot here because I kind of went through this learning experience thirty to forty odd years ago - I promise I'm not being patronising here. The best comparison of sorts I can give is when I went from collecting every leaflet and catalogue at shows (and spending months absorbing it ...
by DSJR
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Cable suggestions for phonostage innards
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Cable suggestions for phonostage innards

Please be aware of the tiny gauge wire in your cartridge usually copper - I admit an MC will have a few feet tops I suspect and possibly less - MM types have tens of feet in their windings I gather. I haven't done it, but looking at the usually thin and fine circuit track on many phono stage boards,...
by DSJR
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: DIY LS3/5a..."This is the BBC speaker-ing...."
Replies: 38
Views: 4331

Re: DIY LS3/5a..."This is the BBC speaker-ing...."

They're not at all - and I've compared them directly. The Harbeths have a stonking midrange and excellent soundstaging when playing in free space, very smooth, and the high frequencies are 'coloured sweet' rather than 'spiced.' Wonderful on brushed cymbal-work. I heard the Falcon 3/5A last weekend a...
by DSJR
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 42
Views: 1213

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

With audiophile margins at ten times (or more) the build costs, it would be astronomical price. I mean, look at the already expensive SME price hikes since their take-over and subsequent appointment of extra distributors (I think) and also AVI the same with their dinky active speakers now they're ba...
by DSJR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 42
Views: 1213

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

No good for any AT's apart from possibly the AT-F7, but a Hana or DL110 should be fine. The extensive fluid pivot damping/support should take care of any potential instability - I think.
by DSJR
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build
Replies: 42
Views: 1213

Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Given how nice this project 9cc arm is im intrigued by the 12" 12cc, 10.5 g effective mass for that one. Id be willing to bet it would be an absolute cracker How to justify 800 quid........... I don't think a major resonance in the midrange to add some 'zing' or 'shout' (HFW tests) is a good idea p...
by DSJR
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Double rectification and smoothing - Linn LK1/Dirak...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Double rectification and smoothing - Linn LK1/Dirak...

It was about me trying to get my head round something Linn did as an 'upgrade' to the complex looking LK1 preamp and also the active Tunebox unit (my cheapo LK1 still tetchy if left for a couple of weeks unpowered and it ain't the back-up battery or the control board caps that needed replacing, so i...
by DSJR
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Double rectification and smoothing - Linn LK1/Dirak...
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Double rectification and smoothing - Linn LK1/Dirak...

Possibly silly and OTT Linn stuff (usual for them I gather) but I wanted to ask a question please? To start with... After some persuasive friendly bullying, I got a cheap non-running LK1 preamp as it appears to make (in working condition) a passable cheap MC phono stage if used from the tape outputs...
by DSJR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Grounding boxes ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1144

Re: Grounding boxes ?

'Coherent' sells grounding boxes I believe and his friends on another forum have got into them, so I'm afraid that immediately put me off! Is it better to have a separate ground plane for your stereo? Looking at some of the total foo for sale, I'm afraid I placed these things in with that, while mak...
by DSJR
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Dental matters.
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Dental matters.

If we all flossed properly, we'd have no need for Hygenists - perhaps you could tell them that!!! patronising cows, some of them and I fell out with my last one as she was over-familiar to someone nearly pension age and the water cleaner she used hurt my ears, causing her to resort back to a good di...
by DSJR
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: DIY LS3/5a..."This is the BBC speaker-ing...."
Replies: 38
Views: 4331

Re: DIY LS3/5a..."This is the BBC speaker-ing...."

I couldn't stand the effers, not then nor now. One note bass, shrill upper mids and tinsel for top. I heard so many right from 1975, it must be me that's wrong! This brought back memories though of when Audiomaster (Robin Marshall) made them (with many headaches along the way when batches failed tes...
by DSJR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 2190

Re: Isolating Transformer

Nick, how different in terms of 'heavy duty-ness' and layout is this board as used by YNWOAN and linked to on Audioflat? http://sjostromaudio.com/pages/index.php/hifi-projects/187-dct03-the-dc-trap-high-end-style-heavy-duty http://sjostromaudio.net/shop/mains-circuits/61-dct03-dc-filter-for-toroidal...
by DSJR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Isolating Transformer
Replies: 55
Views: 2190

Re: Isolating Transformer

Will you be able to compare as it is with say, Ants Balanced output version? Genuine interest as my BMU ain't going anywhere...
by DSJR
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Vintage MM/MI cartridge recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: Vintage MM/MI cartridge recommendations

The original was ;)