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  1. #481
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucew268 View Post
    Well impressed, Stephen! That's some care and energy to find what worked and what didn't.

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    Thanks Bruce. Yes, it did get a bit tiring trying one change at a time and listening for changes, especially when the mains quality was less than consistent.

    Nice to meet you at the NEBO.



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  2. #482
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Thanks Stephen, all interesting stuff. The cosmetic condition is amazing, looks and feels brand new.

    Did you make any changes to the output level? Seems to be lower than I remember.
    No. I just replaced the carbon resistors on the output panel with metal films, for a bit of overall clarity.

    I've just sent for a clock (not the alarm type). I'll fit it to another standard 1200 along with a Lampizator output stage along with one or two other thoughts and you can compare it to yours.



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  3. #483
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    TBH I could just LOOK at one of these all day, never mind listen to it. They are so "of my time" for a kid getting into hifi in the late eighties/ early nineties. And I loved the sound of it too. I can see one of these in my future.

    Agree with Grant, great work from Stephen and a pleasure to chat to at NEBO, real gent.

  4. #484
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    That would be good. I don't think anyone has done into mods on this player to the extent you have. There is next to nothing on the internet compared to say a Marantz CD63 or something.
    Martin



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  5. #485
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    I just tried the obvious, which has been tried by others with various players - with varying results. I wish, I wish I could have got the best from everything I tried - the vocal clarity, the focus the crazy torque, the really fat, texturous bass - sadly, it wasn't possible.

    Really curious to know what might result with the Lampizator stage, as it's a pretty simple circuit cutting out a lot of components in the signal path, that is in the output stage panel.

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  6. #486
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    It's getting someone to do it and the shipping issues. These things are big and heavy, lots of opportunity for the couriers to get smashey smashey with them.
    Yeah, good point, although there are ways round that, if you were serious about going down that route. In any case, it looks like Stephen's got it sorted

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

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    My system:

    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.

  7. #487
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Kipling
    Bring a Sony to the next NEBO, Marco, and I'll bring a Technics as described. Hopefully it will kick the shit out of the Sony. If not, I won't be worried - as I don't have an ego to maintain.
    Lol... Me neither. It's not about "maintaining egos"; it's about discovering and listening to new and/or different kit that sounds fab, and showing folks alternative ways of getting a good sound. No problem, I'll bring the Sony combo to the next NEBO.

    Btw, you've done a great job with those Techies, so keep up the good work!

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    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.

  8. #488
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    Is your Inbox full? Can't send a message.

    Both your 1200s are working.
    A Bah-Humbug to the lot of ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Kipling View Post
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    Both your 1200s are working.
    martin is away at moment Steven
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    Grant ....
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  10. #490
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    Might explain it then.
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