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    Yesterday, 14:43
    :)
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    Yesterday, 14:30
    Yes your right mate. I get a tad too much treble and clarity with the 2M:) However around 100pF great with the KB and you have obviously had good...
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    Yesterday, 14:01
    That may help me with my 2M black which may sound better via higher capacitance cable. My current RCA IC is about 100pf.
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    Yesterday, 12:32
    Oli do you know what the capacitance is of the SPOTFIRE cables? I would like something around 300pF.:) but I would presume these are lower?
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    Yesterday, 12:29
    Excellent I will pick a pair up from you hopefully soon!:)
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    Yesterday, 10:26
    mmm... will have to have a listen to the SPOTFIRE. I will try and borrow one from Oli and compare it against my VEE3:) I am actually looking for...
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    Yesterday, 06:54
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    I don't think the other models can be refurbished to a KB but you could always see if you could do a part exchange for a refurb b? I think it was...
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    Yesterday, 06:27
    Jimbo replied to a thread Technics RS 1800 in The Show Reel
    Amazing to think Technics made such superb stuff like this.
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    22-02-2018, 18:45
    I know how you feel Mike, I went through all this with a mate and he got just a bit angry with it! I think some of the software upgrades really drove...
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    22-02-2018, 18:25
    Wait till it starts to mess around with your music library and do all sorts of weird stuff, it will drive you bonkers. My mate could not wait to rip...
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    21-02-2018, 19:26
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    :thumbsup:
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    21-02-2018, 18:18
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    That maybe the only sure way to get a sorted one. The A95 looks like it's had all its guts ripped before you use it!:lol:
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    21-02-2018, 16:14
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Just watching this video gets ye droolin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chX535CWgUo
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    21-02-2018, 15:31
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Oli, I will hold out for a good longtime for a KB and would probably buy a refurb off Ortofon when one came up rather than go down another route. I...
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    21-02-2018, 15:26
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Rob you are absolutely right regarding set up of the 2M but even when it is a 'happy jockey in the saddle':) it still sounds exaggerated/ hyped in...
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    21-02-2018, 13:34
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Well I had a last spin with my borrowed Kontrapunkt B last night and I must say I will be sad to send it back. There is a touch of magic in this...
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    20-02-2018, 22:05
    Jimbo replied to a thread Toshiba SR-370 project in Analogue Art
    Looks fabulous. Interesting quite a few companies are now covering their plinths in wood effect including VPI.:)
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    20-02-2018, 13:45
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    :)
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    20-02-2018, 12:31
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    If you can get your hands on one Jamie it is definitely worth listening too. I could happily live with a KB and I dont think I would bother looking...
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    20-02-2018, 12:19
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    I have been called that before:lol: The Kb is the first cartridge I have heard with a FG stylus, it is also the first cartridge i have heard with...
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    20-02-2018, 10:52
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Your absolutely right Jamie it's not all about the fancy stylus. I am not sure if it's even about buying the top of the range cartridge like the...
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    19-02-2018, 13:39
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Its wonderful when someone kindly gives you the opportunity to hear a great cartridge in your own system. The Kontrapunkt B really does tick all the...
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    19-02-2018, 13:33
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Thanks Kevin but I think i may have a compliance issue with the 103 and my tonearm which has stopped me short of trying one. Many thanks for the...
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    19-02-2018, 11:06
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    If anyone is reading this post who has experience listening to the Cadenza Bronze could you let me know your thoughts as I believe this is nearest...
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    18-02-2018, 19:20
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    I expect that Cadenza Black you have Rob would be an interesting comparison with the Kontrapunkt B?:)
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    18-02-2018, 19:00
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    One thing I would say Oli is the Kontrapunkt b sounds fabulous with the K&K SUT so I expect it should be great with the Hashimoto.:)
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    18-02-2018, 14:41
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    It was the tonal quality that struck me the most. I was listening to the Rodrigo y Gabriella first album and the sound of Gabriella knocking on the...
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    18-02-2018, 13:07
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    Cheers Alan, It really is a fabulous cartridge. When I was listening I obviously compared it against my 2M as this is my daily runner. There is only...
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    18-02-2018, 12:03
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    It's interesting this hifi milarky, there is always something round the corner that teases you and starts an itch and this particular one started at...
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    17-02-2018, 19:56
    Jimbo replied to a thread Kontrapunkt B in Analogue Art
    You need to hear my system now with the KB at the front end. It is quite different. More later.:)
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    hi james,
    just want to ask the condition of the amp as far as sound is concerned.
    any noise, hum or audible distortion?
    thanks,
    jorge
  2. Hi Julian,
    thanks for the advice, indeed I have been trying to find a Qad specialist to service my amp and was going to send it to Fidele audio but they seem to have stopped operating as a business.

    With regards to th mains block I am quite sceptical at the possibilities of any sound improvement, however i think i could do with one without switches and lights which I am sure add some intereference?

    Cheers
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    If it's coming from just one channel that to me would suggest it has nothing to do with the mains but is an issue with one of your components. If you don't have any valve gear your Quad 606 will be the most likely culprit IMO - have you had it serviced recently? If you haven't you might be surprised how much you can improve its sound quality by getting it serviced at a Quad specialist. If you haven't done it already, you can quickly rule out the speakers just by swapping them over and see if the buzz is still in the same channel.

    If you do buy a mains block, make sure you buy from somewhere that will do returns if you're not happy with it - very possible that you'll end up with a beautifully made mains block that looks the business, but does bollock all for the sound!

    Good luck.
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