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About lostwin

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  • Birthday 06/12/1968

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    Folkestone, Kent
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  • Turn Table
    Michell Gyrodec
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Moerch DP6/ Rohmann
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Denon HA1000 / VIDA
  • Integrated Amp
    John Wood KT88
  • Pre-Amp
    SJS Arcadia
  • My Speakers
    Snell type AIII
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Thanks. These have always intrigued me due to their unusual design and users who seem to be very positive about the benefits of the approach. Never heard one though, but on my short list radar.
  2. I have tried with this type of plug (albeit a different brand) when making up my own speaker cables. It does need a specialist crimping tool. I used one of the cheaper DIY ones and it was a total pain and a pretty mediocre result. Without a proper crimping tool, I would look to plugs with a screw down connection, preferably one with two screws.
  3. So my big Snell speakers are 86db sensitivity and with a 4ohm load, not the easiest but so far I do prefer them with valve amps. Currently running them with a John Wood KT88 but potentially looking for a bit more finesse, particularly on mids/treble and bi-amping is a possibility with something else on the bass to share the burden a bit. I would generally rule out SET, but a PP configuration with a bit of guts would fit the bill. I have an expressed interest in a Radford STA100 but would be interested in hearing if any other options out there ala Border Patrol, CJ, Viva etc.
  4. Where are you at now that you have had a number of replies - confused or with a clear plan? From your response on the clap test I would still try getting some extra soft furnishings in there - rugs, quilts, blankets, cushions - easy to do to see if it makes a difference.
  5. WOW!!! They look fantastic, well worth the wait, I’d say. Let’s hope they exceed expectations when you fire them up for the first time tomorrow 👍
  6. I presume that you know that the armplate decoupling kit requires an earth cable to be introduced between arm/armplate and the chassis (if I remember correctly they provide that with the kit). As Pete mentioned earlier, it is best to scrape the paint off the chassis where the earth cable attaches.
  7. It has got to be some sort of static / grounding issue going on. If you have someone there to lend a helping hand, I wonder if when you try lifting the record in the normal way but with the other person touching the tonearm, TT chassis and/or both whilst you remove the record. I would imagine that this would provide some form of temporary grounding to different parts of the TT and maybe help isolate which bit is causing the issue.
  8. Appreciate that this is a voyd thread, but to get things moving I use my Gyro with one belt even though they supply with two. I can see the theoretical benefits of two, but I do think that you need a pair of very closely toleranced belts to avoid issues of them starting to work against each other to the detriment of wow.
  9. @HiFiWigwam An key update was promised on 1st June, particularly for us potential exhibitors. Surely the courtesy of an acknowledgement of this - even if this is that you need some more time - is in order. Suffice to say, I have severely edited this post lest frustration get the better of me. I am sure you are working really hard on getting things ready. I/we just want you to communicate what's going on regularly to us.
  10. Room treatment with acoustic panels is an option, I found a very economical option on eBay in the thread linked below. These won’t address anything as low as 44hz but would help control higher frequency reflections. Try using quilts, blankets or cushions , particularly at first reflection points to see if it could be worth investing.
  11. Had similar with second jab notifications. Both my wife and I had first jabs on the same weekend but she had an invite for second jab a couple of weeks ago and I didn't get any notification. In the end I went on to the NHS site and booked it myself - easy to do, so might be something for your wife to consider.
  12. Apologies, wasn't trying to catch you out - for some reason the copywrite issues hadn't occurred to me, but of course would apply even in such a niche area of the market.
  13. just like buses, nothing for 46 mins and then 3 comments turn up all at once - and in classic WAM style everyone has a different opinion!
  14. Has it always been like that or is this something more recent? My guess if it is not a fault with the equipment is that it is a room related issue - have you changed rooms or moved the set up around?
  15. From an earlier post I picked up (pun intended!) that you copied any master tape you acquired onto another tape and other mediums. Is it then common to re-sell the master so in effect you end up with a high quality copy for £50-60 new tape cost? Or indeed, is it common to have reliable sellers of direct copy from master tapes?
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