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Jazid last won the day on October 16 2015

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  • Turn Table
    Micro Seiki
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
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    S8/Art Vinyl/MiniMe
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    Runs Windows 10/64
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    Audioromy 328b
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    Komedy Kondo Klone
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    Tron 300b/WonforSECA
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  1. Jazid

    Valve info

    You are seeing someone... Trouble is, who is running the asylum 😁
  2. Yes, it's not difficult, but it may not tell you whether the transformers will overheat/significantly reduce life expectancy though. For that you'd have to ask the transformer manufacturer who will know the spec of each winding and the unit's total VA.
  3. Jazid

    The pen

    Avoiding smudging is what I understand for the left handers as well, not at all a freak show thing. My grandmother was left handed and forced to write right handed. Her writing was too perfect, and I suspect painful for her though she was of the generation who wrote letters. I am right handed and left footed and always assumed this was the origin of the left/right confusion which persists to this day. Orientation is not an issue for me, its just communication. For example I've spent months in tropical forests finding my way by the sun and stars alone, and am apparently still alive. But turn
  4. I tried it. Not sure what the buzz is for? Just another buggy software interface with the shameful MQA codswallop chucked in to add insult to injury.
  5. Jazid


    Also I'd add what kind of speaker you are after. Size, positioning out in the room or against walls, front/rear port/reflex/horn/whatever. Size of room, amp you're going to drive the speakers with. Help us out here! I'm sure there will be interested parties. Sound-wise the nearest 'cousins' of Art speakers that I can think of are Harbeth, although Audio Physic, Revel, AN might be different and interesting alternatives?
  6. Jazid

    Valve info

    Good man! The thing to remember is that 300b output tubes in amps cannot deliver lots of Watts. People say 9W, I say bollocks, 4W is more truthful unless you love 15% thd. If 4W is enough you're in luck, it's delicious. But as a driver tube the situation is different. So as Richard says implementation is everything. And in an 845 amp the iron is another significant factor to consider. Anyway enjoy your lovely amps when they arrive. They'll be wonderful! Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Jazid

    Valve info

    In my personal opinion much of the "lush" sound attributed to 300b valves comes from their valve rectified power supplies, most 845 amps have silicon rectifiers and hence a stiffer supply. A 300b driving an 845 using solid state psu would keep that more punchy sound, albeit harmonically rich as you would expect. Pay close attention to whatever valve and circuit is driving the 300b stage, that might have more effect on sound. Any ideas about that?
  8. And sold, thanks to all 👍
  9. Sold As above. I bought this excellent fit n forget deck from Idle with no drive of this very parish a couple of months ago during my downsizing spree [emoji2357] The thread is here: https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/148700-fs-technics-sl-10-turntable-with-epc310mc-cart/?tab=comments#comment-2691437 It is a cutie, and an excellent deck without question - sure-footed, tracks very well, and no end of side distortion of course. Plus auto everything and a cracking MC to MM head amp built in. Comes with all bits as per original FS thread. It has a couple of scratches which
  10. Exactly Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Exactly Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Yes but only if found out and successfully prosecuted. Create a product, however poor, and make it an industry standard/monopoly and you're safe, money = lawyers. Anyone notice the legal challenges to "track and trace"? Thought not. Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. Jazid

    Pioneer A400 fix

    I've had capacitors that behaved like that - all good then bang and a flash, then good again. Of course it isn't good at all., these need replacing. If it blows it'll spill goo all over your nice amp, and who knows what will happen if it shorts beyond costing you even more fuses. Fuses indicate problems, replacing them doesn't cure any problem, it reinstates the risk of the original problem. Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. Yes, shabby business, pity that the once august Meridian is reduced to deception to sell their cash machine product.
  15. If the pre amp output level is lower than the power amp input level the pre amp won't drive the power amp to full output, your call if that matters. If the preamp outputs more than the power amp's sensitivity then the main problem will be limited travel of the volume control, again users call as to how much this matters. Impedance matching is more significant but can be over stated. As long as the 10x or more yardstick is adhered to you won't run into any issues. Ignore any talk about equal impedance matching, it simply doesn't apply here.
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