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    11-11-2017, 19:27
    Happy birthday Sandro , looks like you've had a good and entertaining night
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    11-11-2017, 12:06
    Benz plastic body certainly will add some unwanted resonance , run it nude if sounds better , In my case 100ohm loading works which is within...
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    11-11-2017, 10:55
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    All above measurement taken with 11.95nF - 33.3nF - 9.1k - 67.7k ,close to Salas values , with 0.5dB rise at 20Hz and 0.1dB rise at 20kHz , sounds...
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    11-11-2017, 09:38
    You're right when it comes to Zyx , in my case great on rock ,80's pop but jazz and blues is not , I prefer Benz they don't vary that much on...
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    11-11-2017, 09:23
    What's on your mind Oliver . I think you will regret selling Zyx , I decided to keep mine , these carts become slowly an unobtanium
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    11-11-2017, 08:57
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    For RIAA I bought these:...
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    11-11-2017, 08:12
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    I tried with Benz Ace SL , might stick Zyx on if I find some time . I'm not massive believer in loading and I normally stick with x8-10 value of cart...
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    11-11-2017, 00:55
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    Paradise up and running , I have checked outputs with 1kHz sinewave : there is a bit of 50Hz mains oscillation but I haven't done any...
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    06-11-2017, 00:07
    rdpx replied to a thread Rare vinyl in Musical Compositions
    If it's really that rare it's probably still worth £100 Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
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    06-11-2017, 00:05
    Hi Len I have neither the tools nor the workspace at the moment. No great rush though,, I'm sure one will turn up eventually! R Sent from my...
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    04-11-2017, 21:51
    I’d say Benz seems to be more “refined” more complete ,don’t get me wrong Bloom is a great cartridge but it seems like is trying to do everything in...
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    04-11-2017, 20:26
    Ittok should mate nicely with Benz Ace SL , I own couple Benz carts and Zyx R50 Bloom , if I were to choose one I think Benz has an edge on Zyx but...
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    01-11-2017, 00:52
    XYZ Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
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    25-10-2017, 16:02
    these look quite nice TROELS GRAVESEN SPEAKERS ...
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    25-10-2017, 08:42
    mac72 replied to a thread Phono stage gain in Analogue Art
    Paradise 62dB means amplification of 1250 with 0.7 mV @5cm/sec (which should be used as I believe not Japanese 3.54 ) gives 0.875V , majority of...
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    25-10-2017, 08:29
    mac72 replied to a thread Phono stage gain in Analogue Art
    Paradise is not my concern but preamplifier , too much gain means higher noise level and possible clipping at the peaks
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    25-10-2017, 08:27
    mac72 replied to a thread Phono stage gain in Analogue Art
    60dB seems to be a lot , with 0.7mV nominal output it feeds preamplifier with 0.7V while most of the cd players give 250-300mV nominal and around 2V...
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    25-10-2017, 06:17
    mac72 started a thread Phono stage gain in Analogue Art
    There is very little said about matching phono stage gain to the cartridge of our choice . What I'm trying to do is establish the gain of Paradise...
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    23-10-2017, 21:42
    mac72 replied to a thread Project VCS in Analogue Art
    My Project has aluminium vacuum arm ,it seems there was a problem with tolerances with the first production run but it seems they sorted it out ,...
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    23-10-2017, 13:35
    Boing Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk
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    23-10-2017, 06:37
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    Where did you buy one way SIL connectors , I have ordered 2way and try to split them. As to the gain my main concern is the signal level reaching my...
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    22-10-2017, 17:47
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    Sorry , you got me confused , Paradise input impedance looks to be around 10k Have you ever used push in connectors in RIAA section ?
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    22-10-2017, 13:19
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    Definitely I have too much gain so I start with dropping few dB , I might try different RIAA curves at some point if original one is too "lively" ....
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    22-10-2017, 09:07
    mac72 replied to a thread DIY phonostage. in The Drawing Board
    Finally I had short listening session , many thanks to Simon for matched transistors , it sounds bit thin and harsh and it occurred to me that...
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