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    Join Date: Jun 2017

    Location: Dresden, Germany

    Posts: 7
    I'm Hannes.

    Default Hi from Dresden!

    Hi, my name is Hannes.

    I live in Dresden/Germany and spend a lot of my free time with listening to good music. Mostly I like psychedelic and garage rock from the 60's till now on, but listen to a lot of jazz, rock, punk and classic music, too. It's hard to say which kind of music I prefer. Easier to point out what I don't like: Techno (I never got used to it - it makes me nervous!). My equipment contains a Thorens TD 126 with a Yamaha MC-9, Braun R4 + CD4, Braun LS 150. And, to be honest, I entered this forum to get in touch with Jez Arkless, hoping he could modify the Cambridge 651 P I bought to get rid of the contact problems of my build-in phonostage for the future. I'm not really satisfied with the sound of it compared to the stage of my receiver.

    A nice day to all of you!

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 71,420
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

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    Hi Hannes,

    Welcome to AoS! Love Germany, although I haven't visited Dresden. We're going this year to visit my wife's family in Köln

    Enjoy the forum. I'm sure that Jez will be along soon to help

    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: South London UK

    Posts: 86
    I'm Colin.

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    Hi Hannes - just a note to say - I did the same recently. The results are superb.
    Jez is I little slow, but it's worth the wait !
    Good luck
    Colin


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    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

    Posts: 4,587
    I'm Jez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinijohnson View Post
    Hi Hannes - just a note to say - I did the same recently. The results are superb.
    Jez is I little slow, but it's worth the wait !
    Good luck
    Colin


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    A little variable would be more accurate Between about 1 and 6 weeks and usually around 2-3 weeks... (yours took 3 weeks from my records) all depends on what other work I have on, whether I'm in the middle of some R&D and building a prototype etc etc... apart from my hi fi activities here I also do work for musicians, recording studios and the odd bit of industrial R&D for other companies so can't just "drop everything" cos a 640P conversion has come in!

    I'm glad you like it anyway

    Hannes has already been on the phone to me and arranged to send his in for conversion
    Arkless Electronics-Engineered to be better. Tel. 01670 530674 (after 1pm)

    Modded Thorens TD150, Audio Technica AT-1005 MkII, Technics EPC-300MC, Arkless Hybrid MC phono stage, Arkless passive pre, Arkless 50WPC Class A SS power amp, (or) Arkless modded Leak Stereo 20, Modded Kef Reference 105/3's
    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
    Cables- free interconnects that come with CD players, mains leads from B&Q, dead kettles etc, extension leads from Tesco

  5. #5
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: South London UK

    Posts: 86
    I'm Colin.

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    Great ! I have to say your service & comms are 1st class , the timeframe was fine for me


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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Hannes. Welcome to AOS.

    I see you and Jez have already come to an arrangement. That's good.

    Don't let that be the only reason to visit us though. There's a lot of interesting stuff going on here and your involvement would be good.


    Enjoy the forum,

    Geoff.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

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    I'm Jez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinijohnson View Post
    Great ! I have to say your service & comms are 1st class , the timeframe was fine for me


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    Thanks Colin
    Arkless Electronics-Engineered to be better. Tel. 01670 530674 (after 1pm)

    Modded Thorens TD150, Audio Technica AT-1005 MkII, Technics EPC-300MC, Arkless Hybrid MC phono stage, Arkless passive pre, Arkless 50WPC Class A SS power amp, (or) Arkless modded Leak Stereo 20, Modded Kef Reference 105/3's
    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
    Cables- free interconnects that come with CD players, mains leads from B&Q, dead kettles etc, extension leads from Tesco

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jun 2017

    Location: Dresden, Germany

    Posts: 7
    I'm Hannes.

    Default Thanks for the welcome!

    @all: Thank you for the welcoming replies and sorry for my late reaction - I didn't expect any answers! After all I read about the Arkless 640/651 I'm sure it'll be an big improvement. There is another modification for those stages offered by Hoerwege, but if you read the description for it, it sounds like they are only changing components and are not touching the architecture. It doesn't matter if it takes a little long to get it back because I'm used to the present situation of having to touch my MM/MC-switch from time to time to get both speakers served with music. So Jez: From my side there is no need to hurry. Which doesn't mean I'm not looking strongly forward the arrival!
    Have a nice day,

    Hannes

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    Join Date: Nov 2016

    Location: North East England

    Posts: 288
    I'm Mick.

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    Hi Hannes,

    Welcome
    Technics SL1210 MK2, Ortofon 2M Black Cart, Isonoe isolation feet and boots, Mike New main bearing, Mike New ETP Platter, Oyaide RCA Tone Arm and speaker cables, Jelco SA-750D Tonearm. Oyaide HS-TF Carbon headshell, Timestep HE III External PSU, High Fidelity Crystal glass turntable matt, Blue LED upgrade, Denon AVR-2808CI Amp, Bowers and Wilkins DM602S3 Speakers,
    Black Rhodium Jazz power cables for amp and turntable, Angle Audiophile Reference 2 Battery Phono Stage.

  10. #10
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

    Posts: 4,587
    I'm Jez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannes View Post
    @all: Thank you for the welcoming replies and sorry for my late reaction - I didn't expect any answers! After all I read about the Arkless 640/651 I'm sure it'll be an big improvement. There is another modification for those stages offered by Hoerwege, but if you read the description for it, it sounds like they are only changing components and are not touching the architecture. It doesn't matter if it takes a little long to get it back because I'm used to the present situation of having to touch my MM/MC-switch from time to time to get both speakers served with music. So Jez: From my side there is no need to hurry. Which doesn't mean I'm not looking strongly forward the arrival!
    Have a nice day,

    Hannes
    I received it BTW Hannes... In its lovely xmas wrapping paper! LOL
    Arkless Electronics-Engineered to be better. Tel. 01670 530674 (after 1pm)

    Modded Thorens TD150, Audio Technica AT-1005 MkII, Technics EPC-300MC, Arkless Hybrid MC phono stage, Arkless passive pre, Arkless 50WPC Class A SS power amp, (or) Arkless modded Leak Stereo 20, Modded Kef Reference 105/3's
    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
    Cables- free interconnects that come with CD players, mains leads from B&Q, dead kettles etc, extension leads from Tesco

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