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  1. #201
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    I'm Bikram.

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    Please count me in your list. Thanks
    Technics SL1200 mk2 turntable ( Rewired tonearm with cardas 33awg cable) Ortofon 2m blue cartridge. Thorens TD 160 super (Decca london international tonearm and Decca Brown/export cartridge/stylus). Audiolab 8000Q Pre-amplifier with Audiolab 8000P power amplifier. Rega planet 2000 cd player. Pioneer cassette deck CT-S740S. Quad 21L speakers. Moth RCM mk1.

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    Please count me in your list too. Thanks

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    I'm Vishal.

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    It's been quite a while since I've read up on this thread. Ian, I'm still as happy as can be with the bearing and the improvements it made! I was just curious to see what you're up to these days? Still working on some tweaks for the turntable or other audio gear? If so, would love to see what you have in the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vs_jk View Post
    It's been quite a while since I've read up on this thread. Ian, I'm still as happy as can be with the bearing and the improvements it made! I was just curious to see what you're up to these days? Still working on some tweaks for the turntable or other audio gear? If so, would love to see what you have in the works.
    Head over to this link Vishai

    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-Project/page3

    Mel

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    I'm Vishal.

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    Thanks Mel!

  6. #206
    Join Date: Apr 2009

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    I'm Ian.

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    Vishia/Mel
    I made my first post on the forum for well over a year yesterday.
    I have been out of commission for the best part of 15 months, One member of the forum was aware of my issues but I asked him to keep it to himself.
    Diagnosed with Prostate cancer in June 2017, Prostate removed early 2018, peebags tubes etc removed 6 weeks later strict instructions to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting. Severe incontinence which slowly improved over a year, still suffering from stress incontinence so still waiting on the muscle and nerves round my bladder healing -- a slow process.

    I have not sat doing nothing but did follow the instruction to avoid heavy lifting so only a little work in my workshop and my steam locos had an easy year.

    I have two techies, both with my bearing, power supply mods and sub power modules added. I built carbon fibre arms for both. One has been used frequently and performs very well.
    I built a good Phono pre amp using a board from DACT in Denmark ( I dont think one can DIY a good PCB these days with ultra small components and a well tested layout) Its a pro spec. board needing 2 +/-Low noise power supplies and metalwork
    I then looked at my streamer,a DIY version of the CAPS series from Computer Audiophile forum. Found a company in Switzerland who manufacture for the pro industry and have available a Board for DIY enthusiasts ( Engineered SA, their NMR network renderer, needs a good power supply and some sub miniature coaxial cable) ended up building 2. I really should write these up and get them onto the forum.

    Im currently looking at building a pair of active speakers using Hypex Fusion panel Amps but its very early days. Its a very specialised subject with a steep learning curve. I think aligning the speakers correctly is challenging in a DIY environment.
    I have 3 steam locos all needing attention, one of these is a 4 man lift, but they will be running again this summer.
    So Ive not quite lost a year!
    Ian
    Technics 1200 tweaked,Ianmac Bearing,DACT DIY Phono Pre, Belcanto CD-2, Engineered Switzerland DIY streamer, Benchmark DAC2, Hypex NCore, ATC SCM40
    Engineered Switzerland DIY streamer, CDP11,Benchmark DAC1 HDR, Hypex NCore. Kef 1point2 speakers. Ianmac Filters

  7. #207
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianmac View Post
    Vishia/Mel
    I made my first post on the forum for well over a year yesterday.
    I have been out of commission for the best part of 15 months, One member of the forum was aware of my issues but I asked him to keep it to himself.
    Diagnosed with Prostate cancer in June 2017, Prostate removed early 2018, peebags tubes etc removed 6 weeks later strict instructions to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting. Severe incontinence which slowly improved over a year, still suffering from stress incontinence so still waiting on the muscle and nerves round my bladder healing -- a slow process.

    I have not sat doing nothing but did follow the instruction to avoid heavy lifting so only a little work in my workshop and my steam locos had an easy year.

    I have two techies, both with my bearing, power supply mods and sub power modules added. I built carbon fibre arms for both. One has been used frequently and performs very well.
    I built a good Phono pre amp using a board from DACT in Denmark ( I dont think one can DIY a good PCB these days with ultra small components and a well tested layout) Its a pro spec. board needing 2 +/-Low noise power supplies and metalwork
    I then looked at my streamer,a DIY version of the CAPS series from Computer Audiophile forum. Found a company in Switzerland who manufacture for the pro industry and have available a Board for DIY enthusiasts ( Engineered SA, their NMR network renderer, needs a good power supply and some sub miniature coaxial cable) ended up building 2. I really should write these up and get them onto the forum.

    Im currently looking at building a pair of active speakers using Hypex Fusion panel Amps but its very early days. Its a very specialised subject with a steep learning curve. I think aligning the speakers correctly is challenging in a DIY environment.
    I have 3 steam locos all needing attention, one of these is a 4 man lift, but they will be running again this summer.
    So Ive not quite lost a year!
    Ian
    Very sorry to hear you were ill, glad to hear you are recovering. Welcome back to the forum Ian.
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : Vinyl: AMG Giro Turntable, AMG 9W2 Tonearm, AMG Reference Armcable, Air Tight PC3 MC Cartridge PhonoStage: Passlabs Xono Digital: Esoteric P5 SACD Transport and Esoteric P 5 DAC, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Computer Audio: Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i Power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug Tuner:Kenwood KT 7020 + Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth FM Amplifier Cassette Tape: Nakamichi CR5e Amplification: Pre-Amplifier Meridian G02 Power-Amplifier Meridian G56 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 Audio Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24 Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant Distribution Blocks, Mark Grant DC Blocker Equipment Tables: Target Audio B series + Track Audio Isolation Spikes Isolation/ Platforms: Bright Star Audio Isonodes, BASE 01, SSC Platforms.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Vinyl: Turntable 1 Loricraft Garrard 401 Turntable + SME 5 Tonearm, Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable + VDH MC10 cartridge Turntable 2 Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 Tonearm + VDH Frog Gold Cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU Turntable 3 SME Model 20 Turntable + Graham Phantom Tonearm + Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable, Ortofon MC5200 Cartridge PhonoStage: Balanced Audio Technology VK10se Digital: Moon Andromeda CD Player, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio Player Computer Audio: AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i Power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB Tuners: Kenwood 8300 Tuner, Revox B760 Tuner, Leak Troughline Tuner + EAR Stereo Decoder ReelToReel Tape: Revox B77 mk 2, Revox A77 mk3, Sony TC-377 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi DR10 Headphone: Audio Valve RKV2 OTL Valve Headphone Amp, Headphones Grado GS 1000, Sennheiser 560 Ovation2, Sennheiser 410SL Pre-Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK52se Power-Amplifier: Music Reference RM200 mk1 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 Audio Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Kimber KCAG, Audio Note ANVs, Barry Hunt Cables Speaker - XLO Type 6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant and Russ Andrews Equipment Tables: Clear Light Audio Aspekt Tacks Isolation/Platform: SSC, Bright Star Audio Isonodes, Naim Frame Record Cleaner: Hanns Audio

  8. #208
    Join Date: Apr 2011

    Location: London

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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianmac View Post
    Vishia/Mel
    I made my first post on the forum for well over a year yesterday.
    I have been out of commission for the best part of 15 months, One member of the forum was aware of my issues but I asked him to keep it to himself.
    Diagnosed with Prostate cancer in June 2017, Prostate removed early 2018, peebags tubes etc removed 6 weeks later strict instructions to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting. Severe incontinence which slowly improved over a year, still suffering from stress incontinence so still waiting on the muscle and nerves round my bladder healing -- a slow process.

    I have not sat doing nothing but did follow the instruction to avoid heavy lifting so only a little work in my workshop and my steam locos had an easy year.

    I have two techies, both with my bearing, power supply mods and sub power modules added. I built carbon fibre arms for both. One has been used frequently and performs very well.
    I built a good Phono pre amp using a board from DACT in Denmark ( I dont think one can DIY a good PCB these days with ultra small components and a well tested layout) Its a pro spec. board needing 2 +/-Low noise power supplies and metalwork
    I then looked at my streamer,a DIY version of the CAPS series from Computer Audiophile forum. Found a company in Switzerland who manufacture for the pro industry and have available a Board for DIY enthusiasts ( Engineered SA, their NMR network renderer, needs a good power supply and some sub miniature coaxial cable) ended up building 2. I really should write these up and get them onto the forum.

    Im currently looking at building a pair of active speakers using Hypex Fusion panel Amps but its very early days. Its a very specialised subject with a steep learning curve. I think aligning the speakers correctly is challenging in a DIY environment.
    I have 3 steam locos all needing attention, one of these is a 4 man lift, but they will be running again this summer.
    So Ive not quite lost a year!
    Ian
    Sorry to here what you've been through Ian but really glad you seem to be over the worst.

    Prostate cancer is no joke. It's something I'm very mindful of myself as there have been campaigns for awareness. It is a big issue amongst afro caribbean men, where apparently 1in 4 will get it at some point in their lives https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-inv...-and-your-risk

    Great that you are now getting stuck into hifi projects again

    Do keep us posted with regards to any builds you take on, pics etc always welcome
    Last edited by RobbieGong; 08-02-2019 at 18:47.
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge - Fritz Gyger S re-tip
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7 on Soundcare SuperSpikes
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

  9. #209
    Join Date: Mar 2014

    Location: KY - Scotland

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    I'm Mike.

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    Great to see you back posting Ian.

    Having been in Ians workshop I can only imagine how hard it's been for him not to work on his locomotives and his Hifi projects.

    If I remember right he has two industrial lathes/tools in the workshop that he can do great work with, the large steam loco he mentioned has been built from scratch and it's mightily impressive. The only thing missing from the workshop is a decent heater

    He fitted the Paul Hynes regulators to my techie 1210 when I visited him and for that I will always be grateful.

    His techie bearing is well worth trying but not sure if he plans doing any more as I knew the techie bearing that it's based on has risen in price quite a bit and this in turn made Ian think it wouldn't sell as well with the finished product being more expensive. He was also designing a tidy looking straight carbon arm for the 1210.

    All the best Ian ( yours is possibly the only secret I've ever managed to keep )

    Lang May Yer Lum Reek

  10. #210
    Join Date: Oct 2016

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    I'm Vishal.

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    Ian, sorry to hear about the illness you were dealing with. I'm glad you're on the path to recovery! And that you're keeping busy with your various projects. Cheers!

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