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Thread: Journey to the temple of boom, slight reprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Grant that was a pair of Linn Kan 1 and the spike directly under the speakers worked a treat for my ears.

    The dinky little telly is plenty big enough for the wife to watch hollyoaks. I could live without it tbh.

    I grew up with the pictured 3090's in my fathers system so they and their relatives seem normally sized to me.
    The 2075 has a simpler circuit which for me makes up for the poor tweeter.

    Thanks all.
    A spike through Linn Kans improves them to my ears... Works for the undead apparently too...

    Always thought the 2075's would be good one to try rebuilding the crossovers with better caps and replacing the tweeter with something better. They will likely be full of ancient "Elcaps", thin wire and push on connectors....
    My mate used his with a Sugden A48II and they still sounded great! Effortlessly extended bass with decent grip but a bit of a sting in the treble is how I remember them...

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    Nice system pics, Andrew. Very neat work!

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    Thank you Shane.

    The neatness continues.

    The newfangled vinyl thing was too low for my aging spine so back in comes a rack.

    A pleasant green Soundstyle found a twenty minute drive away for 25.
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    Back in diy mode lately. I've now got all matching cable and plugs from source to amp including inside the passive 'pre'.

    Van Damme patch cable and REAN plugs all through and a just assembled and now listening passive.

    Used another of the excellent EIZZ stepped attenuator in 50k stereo and neutrik sockets along with the Van Damme cable inside a Chinese enclosure that arrived completely ready for use besides enlarging two holes and relocating one.

    The Yamaha goes back to just being a very good power amp which I'm considering separating from the rest of it into it's own enclosure.
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    I read somewhere that the pictured configuration works well.

    I disagree quite a lot.
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    I can see why they might say that as *on paper* it should work better than having the drivers horizontal. Maybe the mid and tweeter are just too high up like that?
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    It also removes my handy record sleeve shelf.

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    Could be that Martin. I think having the tweeter in the middle after a fashion and so to speak might be better. The cables ain't long enough though so we won't be finding out.

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    Just bought me a pair of Mullard PCF80 for the Firebottle. I do love these lesser priced tubes. A pair nos delivered for less than a tenner.

    That will leave the stage with a full complement of vintage Mullard tubes.

    Should anyone be interested I will be reworking my PCC189 sales thread to include the replaced PCF80 valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Just bought me a pair of Mullard PCF80 for the Firebottle. I do love these lesser priced tubes. A pair nos delivered for less than a tenner.

    That will leave the stage with a full complement of vintage Mullard tubes.

    Should anyone be interested I will be reworking my PCC189 sales thread to include the replaced PCF80 valves.
    i did that originally with my firebottle. i never noticed any improvement personally.. do you?
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