+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Just arrived

  1. #11
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

    Posts: 4,647
    I'm Jez.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I bought a new F307 from Lasky about 1971. It hummed like mad and had to be returned. The replacement was noisy too, so that also went back and I took a Rotel RA-611 instead. I liked that amp a lot, it was very good. Funny thing is, a few secondhand F307's have since come my way and they've been fine.
    Early ones were dodgy in the output transistor area and there was I believe (hopefully Mick will know more) a factory recall to fit more robust output devices and whilst there change a few parts associated with bias regulation.

  2. #12
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 36,358
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    My one hums a bit if i put my hand near the top. Shielding not up to task i guess
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AVANTREE OASIS CLASS 1 BLUETOOTH - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, SPOTIFY PREMIUM - ECHO DOT - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

  3. #13
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,419
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    Welcome to AoS
    Regards Neil

    System 1: AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Accuphase DP57 CD player, Marantz SA7 SACD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Veracity Mystra DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi i power + JKenny JKSPIDIF, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug, for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, Atlas Mavros, Speaker - QED Genesis Silver Spiral. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2: Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable + SME 5 tonearm + VDH MC10 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 tonearm + VDH Frog Gold cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, SME Model 20 turntable + Graham Phantom tonearm + Ortofon MC5200 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + HP laptop + iFi i power + Wireworld Starlight USB - for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

  4. #14
    Join Date: Jan 2017

    Location: Shropshire

    Posts: 5
    I'm Mick.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    So what was the full story behind NEAL then Mick? I thought they started independently of Ferrograph but went into liquidation and were bought out by Ferrograph to give them an instant range of cassette decks to go with the R2R's? The combined company was later called NEAL/Ferrograph (with the forward slash) IIRC. I recall going to the then HQ at South Shields to get a manual for the 103. NEAL were later revived by Canford Audio to make the dual cassette decks used by police to record interviews but no more Hi Fi decks were made, again AFAIK.
    It's a long time ago but my recollection is that the did start independently of Ferrograph and headhunted a number of our design engineers. I cannot ever remember talk of a cassette drive at the Ferrograph South Shield factory. I moved down the road to Comet as a bench engineer and lost touch.

  5. #15
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

    Posts: 4,647
    I'm Jez.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mickbald View Post
    It's a long time ago but my recollection is that the did start independently of Ferrograph and headhunted a number of our design engineers. I cannot ever remember talk of a cassette drive at the Ferrograph South Shield factory. I moved down the road to Comet as a bench engineer and lost touch.
    The 103 and a few others used the American Wollansak mechanism...

  6. #16
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 1,369
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    welcome mick great to have you on board !
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

  7. #17
    Join Date: Jan 2017

    Location: Shropshire

    Posts: 5
    I'm Mick.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    welcome mick great to have you on board !
    Cheers Phil,

    We need to work out where we are going to meet up at Scalford this year

  8. #18
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 1,369
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    absolutely ...its coming up quick !!
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •