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by DSJR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

I've been trying to say this for a while. The German Lowbeats site liked it a lot some time back and although it's still a slightly lively balance which I think vinyl needs, it's not 'acidic' as the previous models could be and it certainly seems to flesh the bass out a little compared to the lower ...
by DSJR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Headphones
Topic: House sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: House sound?

A bit long ago when I used to compare these or their predecessor headphones. Top open-back Sennheisers used to be slightly mellow and 'subtle' in balance (my ancient well travelled HD25SP's are anything but and I love 'em to pieces, this character something most of you wouldn't I suspect :D ) Beyers...
by DSJR
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Speaker Surround Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Speaker Surround Replacement

I remember these with great fondness and glad you took care to do the job carefully. More sparkle than the AR7 had and obviously the wider dispersion would help here too... Only thing to watch is the rather iffy load (from memory) and I seem to think the replacement model dropped two tweeters each s...
by DSJR
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.

That takes me back forty years when it was called a 'Stylift' if memory serves (Monitor Audio imported it?). A bit of a fiddle to align right, but it seemed safe enough once set. Ah, not quite! The MA Stylift was a much cruder device. When the arm reached the end of its travel it tipped over a pivo...
by DSJR
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Can now fall asleep whilst listening to LP’s safely.

That takes me back forty years when it was called a 'Stylift' if memory serves (Monitor Audio imported it?). A bit of a fiddle to align right, but it seemed safe enough once set. P.S. I'm being very cheeky and mean this with tongue in cheek, but if a Hyperspace sends you to sleep, there's something ...
by DSJR
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Latest DSD Decoder Project
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Latest DSD Decoder Project

Starts off looking like a very few hundred quid and finishes off looking like thousands :D

What power supply boards are you using please and can possibly they be used for other things?
by DSJR
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Cable suggestions for phonostage innards
Replies: 14
Views: 546

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: 546

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: 4872

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: 1801

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: 1801

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: 1801

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: 543

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: 543

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...