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  1. #21
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: belgrade serbia

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    I'm gordan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjs View Post
    I have had a couple of sets of HM-7 but not the HM-X. They seem to have similar specs, but the 7 has better LF extension and the X better HF. This suggests the X has fewer turns on the windings and less primary inductance, which may be a problem with some carts but not those with v low internal impedance.
    It would be good to here an X and 7 together at some point.
    in my system, it had the same crazy detail extraction like both ortofons but lacked fluidity and tone. basically i would not say it was inferior, just very different, drier, and may need a more careful matching. or ortofon SUTs played to their strengths with my SPU... i would certainly not match it with lyra or AT, rather with something lush - koetsu
    Gordan.
    Speakers: Oris Swing MkII
    Amps: Thomas Mayer 300b (main) or Hiraga La Maison de L'Audiophile 20
    Preamp: Dave Slagle EMIA AVC
    Phono Preamp: Shishido LCR by Solaja Audio
    Decks: Garrard 301 with Fidelity Research FR64fx (main) or Kuzma Stabi S with 4 Point
    Cartridges: SPU Spirit (main) or Koetsu Black revisited by Salai or Miyajima Shilabe
    Step Up Transformers: Tango MCT 999 (main) or Ortofon T-5000 or Luxman AD8000 with 8030 capsule or Fidelity Research FRT-5 or Lumiere SUT
    Digital: Akai CD-79 modded
    Wires: of sufficient length

  2. #22
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Posts: 88
    I'm Simon.

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    This year marks the 20th anniversary since the first SJS Arcadia Model 1 preamplifiers were delivered, so it's nice to have one come back for servicing and upgrades



    This unit now has tantalum resistors, new psu caps, silver wire and new valves.




    What was really good to see was one of only two matching mm phono stages which were built as prototypes



    This shows it after it's rebuild with tantalum film resistors and new psu capacitors.



    and this is the power supply



    not bad for a phono amp
    SJS Arcadia Line Level Pre-amplifiers, Headphone amps, MM Phono Stages and SET Power amps - service, repairs, upgrades

  3. #23
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: The Black Country

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    I'm Alan.

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    Beautiful construction there Simon

  4. #24
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Posts: 88
    I'm Simon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Beautiful construction there Simon
    Thanks Alan
    SJS Arcadia Line Level Pre-amplifiers, Headphone amps, MM Phono Stages and SET Power amps - service, repairs, upgrades

  5. #25
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Posts: 88
    I'm Simon.

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    This week I have mainly been listening to volume controls #rubberroomcrazy



    Can you name all 10?
    SJS Arcadia Line Level Pre-amplifiers, Headphone amps, MM Phono Stages and SET Power amps - service, repairs, upgrades

  6. #26
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

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    I'm Phil.

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    oh my gosh , never knew there were so many types !
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc xlr/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/verity audio rienzi speakers

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