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YNWAN last won the day on May 12 2012

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  • Turn Table
    Own design
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Javelin & 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
  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 Nap
  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 can
  13. I’ve literally no idea who you are - but I’m sure you’ve made some interesting comment somewhere.
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