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    Thanks Marco, shame though as it would have been nice to update the original 'build' post' as I completed new mods - Never mind though.

    Anyhow, here's the thread:

    And I'd like this post: adding in before the line of text "And here's the complete (for now) product:" which is just before the 4 large images at the end... If that makes any sense?

    Thank you,
  2. Hi Anthony,

    First of all, could you provide me a link to the thread that you're referring to, so I can access it quickly?

    Then let me know what it is you want to edit and where, and I'll pop it in for you. All members have 24 hours to edit their threads/posts, after which they lose that ability, and this cannot be altered.

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    Hi Marco,

    May I ask permission to have 'edit' rights to post #1 of "Ants Beresford TC-7520 mods & guide" to keep the guide organised and up to date for the benefit of potential viewers?

    Thank you,
  4. Hi Dave,

    No worries. Should you wish to replace the remaining ECC83s in your amp, with the same types, let me know, and I'll search through my various contacts. Usually, I can obtain pretty much anything!

    My email address is:

    All the best,
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    Thanks Marco. You are a gent. I have another message from Owen at Cob about forthcoming concerts. If you wish to see it let me have your e-mail address so I can forward it to you.
    Dave Mawby
  6. Hi Dave,

    Glad you like them. They're an early Christmas pressie from me, so enjoy!

    They are NOS Marconi/Philips Miniwatt chrome plate ECC83, from the 60s, and very nice tubes indeed. You can still find them on eBay, but trust me, unless they develop a fault, you won't need to replace them for YEARS, so in terms of emission levels, you've got nothing to worry about.

    They were made when valves were properly built!

    Have fun.

    All the best,
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    Hi Marco
    I want to thank you for the two ECC83 valves you left with me. My immediate sensation was extra clarity and an improvement in the tightness of the sound stage. Living with these for the week and a bit has only confirmed my original feeling.

    The only problem is where replacements may be found.

    Can you tell me again what these valves are? I did not fully understand your introduction to them!

    Dave Mawby
  8. Hi Natalie,

    Nice to hear from you. Sounds interesting, so keep me posted. If I'm free when you're planning on doing it, I'll pop up and bring my deck with me

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    Hi Marco, Dom and I attended the Whittlebury hall show. Anyway, whilst there we listened to some very impressive valve amps from Ikon, the guy is come down on Friday with some of his collection. Dom is going to be a possible dealer. He is also going to have is 301 in a plinth and do some work on the technics. So I was wondering if you would like to come down with your technic and have a listening session. i plan on inviting a couple of others, but it wont be a bake off as such, just a few avid vinyl buffs, I'm not sure when it will be and I will let you know in advance. Let me know what you think.

    Regards Natalie
  10. Hi Marco, Can I just say how much entertainment I am currently getting from 'KrautRock' please don't ban him too soon as his comments are obviously meant to inflame and are so lame they are quite comical. Just a thought...
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August 14, 1965 (55)
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Bon vivant, gourmet, wine connoisseur, hi-fi and music lover. I love sampling the finer things in life!
Wrexham, North Wales, UK
Travel, languages, antiques, nice cars (and tuning them up), football, record collecting.


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Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310.

Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW18.5 record cleaning machine.

Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.



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