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  1. #241
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    Quote Originally Posted by danilo View Post
    Sorry.. Not even close rationalisations.
    The LSU Hf crossovers are Very well made OEM . Being prior to the Harmon International 'takeover'.
    They were well assembled solid units.. by any yardstick.
    Far better than subsequent HPD ones for example

    OEM these have a U shaped Ali bracket that goes under the PCB around the Coil lams (white taped bits) and has threaded ears that press against /fit the Coffin lid.
    Where two screws fit, tightening the; clamp, transformer/coil and PCB Solidly together. It ain't moving.

    Some bungler has removed the Ali hold down entirely.
    Gawd Only.. knows why?
    Even IF the goofy assortment of caps precluded the Coffin lid from Fitted adequately.
    A simple additional bit of ali plate across the tops of the coil laminations would restore the structural integrity of the Factory Hold down design.. Quite neatly actually.
    Easier to do IMO than Slopping Goop unbelievably messily everywhere. Even onto on the windings fer Gawd's sake ??

    Other small trivia: Sily Cone is (Usually) corrosive.
    Fair chance that the Goop (if it is Silicone) is eating away at the slopped on Coil windings .. as we type.

    IF silicone? best remove it... Sooner rather than later. OEM Coils can be 'difficult' to find

    Frankly not massively concerned..Mostly because they Ain't Mine
    Does seem a shame though.
    Hopefully the above is result of DIY adventures.
    Hey ! we all learn something every time. Mistakes are essential to advancement.

    Seriously problematic though... IF one paid $ for this quality of work.
    I'd be looking for my Baseball bat TBH..

    Sometimes, you really talk crap, Danny boy

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  2. #242
    Join Date: Sep 2012

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    Wow, that Kenwood sure brings back memories. I don't remember the model # of mine, but I bought new a similar amp when I turned 15 years age. I had money from working on commercial fishing boats over the school summer break, and spent it all on my first real system. The Kenwood sounded fantastic, would love to find a refurbished one for my second system. It had 40 watts per channel, I think it was the KA-3500. I bought Sansui and Yamaha after that, but neither gave me the sheer grunt and rock n roll sound I preferred.

  3. #243
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    Quote Originally Posted by danilo View Post
    Sorry.. Not even close rationalisations.
    The LSU Hf crossovers are Very well made OEM . Being prior to the Harmon International 'takeover'.
    They were well assembled solid units.. by any yardstick.
    Far better than subsequent HPD ones for example

    OEM these have a U shaped Ali bracket that goes under the PCB around the Coil lams (white taped bits) and has threaded ears that press against /fit the Coffin lid.
    Where two screws fit, tightening the; clamp, transformer/coil and PCB Solidly together. It ain't moving.

    Some bungler has removed the Ali hold down entirely.
    Gawd Only.. knows why?
    Even IF the goofy assortment of caps precluded the Coffin lid from Fitted adequately.
    A simple additional bit of ali plate across the tops of the coil laminations would restore the structural integrity of the Factory Hold down design.. Quite neatly actually.
    Easier to do IMO than Slopping Goop unbelievably messily everywhere. Even onto on the windings fer Gawd's sake ??

    Other small trivia: Sily Cone is (Usually) corrosive.
    Fair chance that the Goop (if it is Silicone) is eating away at the slopped on Coil windings .. as we type.

    IF silicone? best remove it... Sooner rather than later. OEM Coils can be 'difficult' to find

    Frankly not massively concerned..Mostly because they Ain't Mine
    Does seem a shame though.
    Hopefully the above is result of DIY adventures.
    Hey ! we all learn something every time. Mistakes are essential to advancement.

    Seriously problematic though... IF one paid $ for this quality of work.
    I'd be looking for my Baseball bat TBH..
    Please remember in future that this is someone's Gallery thread, where members show off their 'prides of joy', and therefore not really the place to lambast the kit folk use, in such an insensitive way.

    You have a bad habit of doing this type of thing, so please stop it and learn to show some consideration for others, or next time it happens you'll be out for a week.

    Marco.
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    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  4. #244
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    That looks like the one we had when i was a kid.
    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    You're quite right. I would if I had a bigger room. My mum has one that would be perfect - just need to wait for her to die then I will have the room and the sideboard


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    Gorgeous kit in a lovely setup Paul. Thank you for sharing.

  6. #246
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    Cheers Andrew. I'm very pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    Thanks to a very kind AoS member, I've been lucky enough to acquire a pair of Lockwood Majors with MG15s. They have their original crossovers which have just been recapped by Paul Coupe. Bigly fugly but sounding lovely.

    OMG aren't they gorgeous!
    Nial.

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    JVC/Victor QL-Y66F/mystery (Asak-like?) cartridge - lightly modded, Sony CDP-557 ESD, Technics ST-8077K, into Khozmo stepped attenuator passive pre , Luxkit z501, out to Tannoy Monitor Gold 12”/Decca ribbons/DIY no compromise cabinets Workshop low WAF system , Onkyo T9090ii, Yamaha DVD S-2700 into Wyred 4 Sound Remedy into Musical Fidelity V90 Dac into Homebrew S & B TX102 (Silver) based Transformer Volume Control and Luxkit Z504 out to lightly modded Urei 829/811A Monitors, JBL 2225H/Mission based subs, (Slightly)better-WAF-factor-than-the-rest living room system and about as near as I'll get to the midi/mini stacking aesthetic Technics ST-7300, Luxman L5, Sony CDP-915E, Yamaha KX-390, JBL L40s

  8. #248
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    Thanks to a very kind AoS member, I've been lucky enough to acquire a pair of Lockwood Majors with MG15s. They have their original crossovers which have just been recapped by Paul Coupe. Bigly fugly but sounding lovely.

    Lovely looking room and system Paul. Those big Lockwoods don't come up for sale every day. You done well there

    FWIW I think Paul Coupe a top notch bloke

  9. #249
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJo View Post
    Lovely looking room and system Paul. Those big Lockwoods don't come up for sale every day. You done well there

    FWIW I think Paul Coupe a top notch bloke
    Wow. You are making me want to buy a nice sideboard. Lovely kit.

  10. #250
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    The Yamahas have been relegated to the cupboard and the Trio head amp has now been hooked up between the Kenwood KD-990 deck and Model 500 amp. It sounds superb.



    Gorgeous.

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