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YNWAN last won the day on May 12 2012

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  • Turn Table
    Own design
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Aro & rebuilt Troika
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Pre-Amp
    Modified Naim
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    Yamaha NS-1000M
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  1. @Jail4CEOs2(and people complain my user name is impenetrable!) you are the the ideal customer for the many unscrupulous/clueless people selling on the second hand market. These days there are many Frankenstein LP12’s around - decks made up of bits from random time periods and some bits may, or may not, be in good condition. So you find very old plinths on relatively modern spec decks but then a Cirkus chassis with non-Cirkus bearing and old springs etc. Your best bet is to buy a second hand deck from a dealer like Cymbiosis who will ensure/guarantee that the deck you get is what it should be and not some weird amalgamation of worn out bits.
  2. Source Turntable - custom designed and built with custom power supply Arm - TigerPaw Javelin (small modification made to tracking weight adjustment) Cartridge - rebuilt Linn Troika (unique black body to Troika, copper wound coils with ruby cantilever and Gyger stylus) Amplification Phonostage - custom built four box Paradise (with Calvin buffer boards) Pre-Amp - Naim Nac72 (all internal boards replaced by those from Ryan Sound Labs) Power Supply to Pre-Amp - Naim Hi-Cap (rebuilt with Avondale Audio TPR4 and Kendeil capacitors) Power amps to mid and tweeters - Naim Nap135s Power amp to bass drivers - Lab.gruppen IPD1200 Speakers Yamaha NS-1000Ms (heavily custom modified - external crossovers) Super-tweeters (custom designed and built) REL Stadium sub-woofer Connecting Cables Zavfino ‘The Mahone’ arm cable Epiphany Acoustics ‘Atratus III’ between phonostage and pre-amp Witch Hat Audio ‘HatPin’ between pre-amp and Hi-Cap Flashback Sales ‘Premiere’ between Hi-Cap and Nap135s and also to Lab.gruppen IPD1200 Linn K400 speaker cable to mids and tweeters of Yamaha NS-1000Ms Van Damme speaker cable ‘Tour Grade Black’ 4mm to NS-1000M bass drivers Equipment supports & Stands Turntable stand integrated into plinth Sound Factory stands for all electronics (Fibrelam shelf for pre-amp) Granite plinth under sub-woofer Custom designed and built stands for NS-1000Ms Mains Custom designed and built six-way ‘Hydra’ distribution block (Belden 19364 to all components) Custom built ‘Cerberus’ DC blocker Airlink 3000VA balanced mains transformer Dedicated ring to Crabtree unswitched sockets Room Treatment DSP correction to bass applied by Lab.gruppen IPD1200 Custom designed and built acoustic panels hung on four walls of listening room
  3. YNWAN

    Fuse direction

    Don’t be daft, that’s how a fuse works. If you were to ‘beef up’ the wire inside it wouldn’t be a fuse any more and certainly wouldn’t be safe!
  4. The single best way to avoid static is to not clean your records whilst they are on the turntable platter - not even with an ant-static brush! Having said that, the relevance of static is hugely overstated IME. In fact, the only real issue is that it can be blooming annoying if you use a felt mat. So called anti-static record sleeves make zero difference IME. Most new records arrive with a significant static charge but after one, or sometime two, playing's this discharges and doesn't return irrespective of what kind of sleeve I put it back in to.
  5. I’m not personally a fan of streaming in general and don’t use Spotify either - but then I would have a multi-box hi-fi (and, in fact, do have just that ;)) and micro components hold little interest for me.
  6. Or they could just buy the little Kef active speakers that were on dem elsewhere. They include amps, DAC, streaming solution - they even do Bluetooth between each speaker - 1K for the lot. You just stream Spotify directly from your phone/tablet to the speakers.
  7. On the bonded ones you can always see grey glue residue where it has squeezed out between the main chassis ‘kite’ and the glued on brace. On th spot welded chassis you can always see the spot welding marks (small round minor depressions) where the two are bonded.
  8. Paul, of RFC, has asked me to tell anyone interested in contacting him to please put it off for a couple of weeks as he has had a death in the family and has all he can cope with at present - so, please don’t be offended if you receive no response to any queries - I’m sure we can all sympathise.
  9. Was that a Rega by any chance, they have something of a reputation for running fast....
  10. Apparently it’s not “variation on the same turntable”, whatever that means...
  11. Hmm... well I look forward to reading your new post because, so far, what you want to know is as clear as mud! Edit: I see your last post, promising further explanation in a future post, was an hour ago - are you still composing it, or just given up?
  12. I think the OP is asking “if you use a digital strobe to measure the speed of the platter, and you see the speed varying on the the strobes display as the platter rotates, how much variation from true 33.3rpm is acceptable?”. If that is the question then my own answer is none - no speed variation from one platter rotation to the next should be seen. I have a digital strobe for measuring platter speed (I have loads of ways of measuring platter speed) and if the digital readout meter is used then the speed is absolutely stable. Wow should be pretty easy to hear for most people. Flutter cannot be heard directly in the same way wow can, but does impact the sound. Edit: I see the OP is using an Inspire turntable based on the Technics 1200/1210 and I wouldn’t expect any speed variation/drift (when measuring with a speed strobe) unless there is a fault.
  13. I’ve literally no idea who you are - but I’m sure you’ve made some interesting comment somewhere.
  14. Call yourself a moderator, you’re an embarrassment - you couldn’t be more partisan! Check your facts before climbing aboard your high horse. I wrote that I hadn’t seen any invitation and, until pointed directly to it, I hadn’t. It’s no wonder though as it is buried on page three of the forum. If there are any apologies to be handed out then they should be coming from you. You only see my comments as ‘bitching’ because you do not have a more mature response - respond to the questions rather than handing out insults. Why on earth, with this kind of browbeating, pathetic, bullying verbiage would I be encouraged to promote this event. This is an all time low for the Wam