firefuocco

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About firefuocco

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  • Location
    Cornwall
  • Real Name
    David

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Linn LP12 Valhalla
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Basik Plus, Ortofon
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Edwards MM1
  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz CD17KI
  • Digital Source 2
    Foobar or UAPP
  • DAC
    Soncoz & Chord Mojo
  • Pre-Amp
    XTC Pre 1
  • Power Amp/s
    Linn LK140
  • My Speakers
    Aurousal Vivide
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD650, Etymotic ER4
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. For casual listening I use Sonos Connects in two rooms. In the main room the Connect is attached to an external DAC by optical cable as I had read the Optical is better than the Coax from the Sonos. I didn't do the comparison. When I want to do hi res I use another source into the DAC. I find the Sonos okay for casual listening. I generally sit in the kitchen and can hear the lounge in one ear and the dining room the other side. Pump up the volume in what ever direction is appropriate. The oil fired cooker keeps firing up so no need for hi res. I also have a Mojo and used to use it in the system but battery power is a hassle. When it works it is very good on the Coax from a cdp and on optical from the Sonos.
  2. On my project with my late 70s Afrormosia LP12 I think I want to touch up a few scars on the plinth. The worst being a graunch on the front corner that has removed the colour stain but the wood is okay. Any idea what is a good match oil etc? I won't consider stripping the plinth. The overall mission with this turnatable is to keep it going as a timepiece of its time not an upgrade project. Sadly untouched worn 70s LP12s do not appreciate like 52 Telecasters.
  3. I had GT85 on hand. It is like WD40 but with PTFE. I put some on last night and this morning the swing number has doubled to about 19 - 20 return swings. I am now going to order a small bottle of super fine watch oil.
  4. Cassette is retro & cool. Lots of artists are releasing on cassette I think, well Bjork did recently.
  5. I'm sure this is amazing. I'm still on my CD17KI which I have owned from new for 22+ years. I've never felt the need to upgrade. It has been on for most of this time and has never had a fault.
  6. Thanks for the replies which I will follow up on. For a start I am trying with adding some lubrication to see what happens. Nothing to lose. I realise it isn't a long term solution.
  7. I am on a bit of a project with my old LP12. While the Valhalla is up at Class A getting sorted I am going through a few other issues. I have done a swing test on the Basik Plus and get about 10 return swings with the last few very small. I also did a test I saw on youtube holding the arm post at a table edge and carefully moving the antiskate arm rest and watching for sticking in the tonearm that should be vertical. I get two small sticky movements. What effect will the bearing issues be having on the SQ? I haven't noticed any SQ problem. Is some type of lubrication possible or does it require new bearings? Who can fix the bearings? Audio Origami? Anyone else? Thanks for he advice & I'm sorry if this is all covered a lot.
  8. Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I will start with the Valhalla as it must need a service anyway after all these years. Also with the belt off if I hold my ear close I can hear a similar smaller version of the noise and it sounds like it is more in the middle of the deck then near the motor. I have not seen underneath but I am guessing from pictures the Valhalla is near the middle.
  9. Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I will start with the Valhalla as it must need a service anyway after all these years. Also with the belt off if I hold my ear close I can hear a similar smaller version of the noise and it sounds like it is more in the middle of the deck then near the motor. I have not seen underneath but I am guessing from pictures the Valhalla is near the middle.
  10. Late 1970s. So the Valhalla was an upgrade probably in the 80s. I have had the turntable since about 1998.
  11. Thanks for this. I have created another thread over on the Linn forum. https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/147162-lp12-whats-this-noise/?tab=comments#comment-2654563
  12. With the platter off I can see the belt vibrating side to to side. With the belt off I can still hear the noise but a lot quieter. As Radiant Red suggested perhaps it is the motor wearing out. I am thinking the vibration starts in the motor and is accentuated when it travels to the belt. See attached photo. See the belt vibration as it leaves the motor. So it is clearer I have used my finger to steady the belt as it returns to the motor. Without the finger you would see similar level of vibration.
  13. https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/147157-lp12-whats-this-noise/ I posted this on 2 chan but might get more responses over here hopefully. Thank you
  14. I have had a late 70s LP12 Valhalla for 25 years. It has never been serviced other than me changing the oil & belt. I know it should be properly serviced but at present I don't live close to a tech & I can't afford to service it at present. Worried what they will find and big bill. Also I use it very rarely. Recently it has started making a sound from the platter (listen to attached files). It is not audible through the speakers. Any guesses appreciated? LP12 noise.mp3
  15. Thanks for the replies. I've got a trial version of dBpoweramp cd ripper. Have had a bit of a play and have got a lot of questions I will try & work out before reaching out for further help. Cheers