Bigman80

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About Bigman80

  • Rank
    BigBottle Audio
  • Birthday 10/10/1980

Personal Info

  • Location
    Wolverhampton
  • Real Name
    Oliver

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Technics SP10 MK2
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    PMAT101 & HA130-SEL
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Bigbottle MK3
  • Digital Source 1
    Samsung QVO
  • Digital Source 2
    RPI3
  • DAC
    PecanPI
  • Pre-Amp
    Bigbottle AWM Buffer
  • Power Amp/s
    Neurochrome 686 DM
  • My Speakers
    Mordaunt Short 880
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Well done Jon, and well done to the buyer. Great job!
  2. Hi all, Just to add some info on those Telefunkens: These are S&H made in Munich, W.Germany for Telefunken These are the bees knees of PCC88's and are IMHO the best PCC88 you can get your hands on. I sourced this pair for Jon and can confirm their prominence as genuine S&H TFK PCC88's I don't know how much Vinyl Jon plays but i strongly suggest that he hasn't even tapped into 5% of their life span. I use these exact same valves in my BB3 and they are by far the most transparent PCC88's i have. I also have Berlin made TFK PCC88's and they have been in the drawer since finding these vintage beauties. If you are interested in a bargain, i'd snap these up as they are still fetching huge money in the USA and there are less and less of these about. See here: https://www.tubemuseum.org/Pro...ls.asp?ProductCode=SH_PCC88-MP
  3. Hi all, Just to add some info on those Telefunkens: These are S&H made in Munich, W.Germany for Telefunken These are the bees knees of PCC88's and are IMHO the best PCC88 you can get your hands on. I sourced this pair for Jon and can confirm their prominence as genuine S&H TFK PCC88's I don't know how much Vinyl Jon plays but i strongly suggest that he hasn't even tapped into 5% of their life span. I use these exact same valves in my BB3 and they are by far the most transparent PCC88's i have. I also have Berlin made TFK PCC88's and they have been in the drawer since finding these vintage beauties. If you are interested in a bargain, i'd snap these up as they are still fetching huge money in the USA and there are less and less of these about. See here: https://www.tubemuseum.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SH_PCC88-MP
  4. No worries, John...we all have pieces we'd love to own and I'm pleased you got a chance at it.
  5. Just for total clarity: I did not build this phonostage. It was sent to me (at my request) to be checked over, after John bought it, as the DIYer who made this had not fitted a fuse. I fitted a fuse, a fuse holder, fitted new MultiFET PCBs as we've found higher gain and lower noise Jfets in recent weeks, and i replaced 2x resistors (R10L+R) to improve the RIAA accuracy of the unit. Other than that, It is completely "as is" from when John got it from the aforementioned DIYer. GLWS John, I hope you enjoy the Sugden gear! I know they are your fave brand [emoji4]
  6. No.... There has to be a value as the loading also protects the cartridge. 1K was chosen as there are very few carts that recommend over 1K that are real world money. Most stages have a maximum of around 600R.....we were generous lol
  7. You won't be able to get that high, as the maximum loading of the Phonostage is 1K (No plugs)You could take the 2x1k Resistors off the PCB and install larger ones?
  8. Loading can be confusing but I wouldn't worry. If you can't hear a difference, that's got to be a bonus?