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  1. #1
    Join Date: Feb 2018

    Location: Tampere, Finland

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    I'm Kimmo.

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    I spent my 59th anniversary last summer and I have worked 39 years full time in security. In early 90´s I was asked to write reviews in local High End publication Musiikin Ääni, so I did for maybe 1 year before publication went belly up. After this I started selling tubes as part time job... or hobby.

    My audio hobby began in early 70:s, when we built amplifiers and speakers with my daddy. Later, when I went collage and started earning money during summer holidays, I bought hifi equipment like AR7, Harman Kardon 930 receiver and so on...

    In early 90´ I lost my interest in audio. In early 2000´s I got married and got new hobbies. I got interested in wristwatches and wines, but I newer lost my contact to audio completely due my part time tube business, which was discontinued few years ago.

    In 2009 my friend asked if I like to buy Tannoy Little Red monitors... and I did. This was new beginning of my audio hobby. Since then, I have bought several amps, speakers etc. like Ariston RD11S, Thorens TD125, Garrard 301, Garrard Zero 100S, SMEV, 3009 non improved, 3009S2 Imp, Benz Glider, Denon DL-103S, Stanton 881S, Entre EC1, Acutex M320-III, Ortofon MC30, Partridge 977 SUT, ARC CD3MK2, SP3, SP6C, SP14, D76A, CL60, H/K Citation 11, 12, 15, 17, H/K 630, Quad 22, II, FM1+MPX, 303, 405, 240, 34, FM4, Rogers Ravensbourne, Armstrong 621, Conrad Johnson Premier 7B, 11A, EAR509, Kef Cantata, Kef P60+Pro Kube, Kef 104.2, Kef KIT1, JBL L36, ATC K100, Tannoy LRM, Altec 604E, AR 2ax, 3aImproved, 5,7, XB originaalina ja Regalle modattuna, Goodmans Axiom 201, Warfedale Super Super12RS/DD, Linton amplifier, B&W DM2MKII, Celestion Ditton 15. Spendor SP1, HH Scott 299D Stereomaster, McIntosh C26, McIntosh MC2125, Fidelity Research FRT-3, Carlsson OA-50, Revox B750 MKII, Revox A77, Stax SR-XMk3, Stax SRD-6SB, Audio Technica AT-706, Koss ESP-950, Koss PRO-5LC, Nakamichi 580, Tandberg TCD-320, TCD-310, Leak Turntable/Lenco L75. Most of them have been rebuilt or rebuild is going to happen within few years.

    Most recently I got involved in Tandberg TCD-310 & 320 rebuild. Just right now I am seeking information about Mordaunt Short MS-400 models. If you can drop some toughts, reviews or other relevant information especially for the first generation models, it would be appriciated.

    Kimmo
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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    I'm Grant.

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    Welcome Kimmo. hope you enjoy the forum. sure amongst us someone might be able to assist
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Join Date: Jun 2015

    Location: London/Durham

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    I'm Lawrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iso View Post
    I spent my 59th anniversary last summer and I have worked 39 years full time in security. In early 90´s I was asked to write reviews in local High End publication Musiikin Ääni, so I did for maybe 1 year before publication went belly up. After this I started selling tubes as part time job... or hobby.

    My audio hobby began in early 70:s, when we built amplifiers and speakers with my daddy. Later, when I went collage and started earning money during summer holidays, I bought hifi equipment like AR7, Harman Kardon 930 receiver and so on...

    In early 90´ I lost my interest in audio. In early 2000´s I got married and got new hobbies. I got interested in wristwatches and wines, but I newer lost my contact to audio completely due my part time tube business, which was discontinued few years ago.

    In 2009 my friend asked if I like to buy Tannoy Little Red monitors... and I did. This was new beginning of my audio hobby. Since then, I have bought several amps, speakers etc. like Ariston RD11S, Thorens TD125, Garrard 301, Garrard Zero 100S, SMEV, 3009 non improved, 3009S2 Imp, Benz Glider, Denon DL-103S, Stanton 881S, Entre EC1, Acutex M320-III, Ortofon MC30, Partridge 977 SUT, ARC CD3MK2, SP3, SP6C, SP14, D76A, CL60, H/K Citation 11, 12, 15, 17, H/K 630, Quad 22, II, FM1+MPX, 303, 405, 240, 34, FM4, Rogers Ravensbourne, Armstrong 621, Conrad Johnson Premier 7B, 11A, EAR509, Kef Cantata, Kef P60+Pro Kube, Kef 104.2, Kef KIT1, JBL L36, ATC K100, Tannoy LRM, Altec 604E, AR 2ax, 3aImproved, 5,7, XB originaalina ja Regalle modattuna, Goodmans Axiom 201, Warfedale Super Super12RS/DD, Linton amplifier, B&W DM2MKII, Celestion Ditton 15. Spendor SP1, HH Scott 299D Stereomaster, McIntosh C26, McIntosh MC2125, Fidelity Research FRT-3, Carlsson OA-50, Revox B750 MKII, Revox A77, Stax SR-XMk3, Stax SRD-6SB, Audio Technica AT-706, Koss ESP-950, Koss PRO-5LC, Nakamichi 580, Tandberg TCD-320, TCD-310, Leak Turntable/Lenco L75. Most of them have been rebuilt or rebuild is going to happen within few years.

    Most recently I got involved in Tandberg TCD-310 & 320 rebuild. Just right now I am seeking information about Mordaunt Short MS-400 models. If you can drop some toughts, reviews or other relevant information especially for the first generation models, it would be appriciated.

    Kimmo
    Are the MS400s the ones with the oval bass drivers (possibly EMI?) And the tweeter and supertweeter? Possibly celestion and Coles? I have recently seen someone on here say they have a pair.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Are the MS400s the ones with the oval bass drivers (possibly EMI?) And the tweeter and supertweeter? Possibly celestion and Coles? I have recently seen someone on here say they have a pair.
    If I recall, the driver line up varied. Some had a 12" driver from Fane I believe.

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    Join Date: Feb 2018

    Location: Tampere, Finland

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    I'm Kimmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Are the MS400s the ones with the oval bass drivers (possibly EMI?) And the tweeter and supertweeter? Possibly celestion and Coles? I have recently seen someone on here say they have a pair.
    I believe these do have oval bass drivers, most likely EMI-unit. Tweeter looks like Kef T15 and supertweeter is most likely Coles unit. T15 may be the biggest problem. At least I do have couple T52 units,(including spares) in my Cantatas, and extreme highs are a bit harsh or one dimensional. Someone of Kef folks say that T52-damping ring that is made of palastic does harden and this produces uncontrolled resonance in 12 kHz region and there is quite little you can do to it without correct tools and materials. Hopefully T15, that is clearly perecessor of T52, does mature well... as it is aproaching 50th aniversary anyway.

    I have found this spec sheet... but not too much any other epec.

    Kimmo
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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: Derbyshire

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    I'm Josie.

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    Welcome to the fold, Kimmo.

    You have some great kit. Love the tape deck

    Hope you enjoy AOS. I'm sure you will fit in perfectly.

    Enjoy!

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    Welcome to AoS
    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:Magnum Dynalab MD102 + Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth FM Amplifier Cassette Tape: Nakamichi CR5e Integrated Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK300se 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

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    Welcome to AOS Kimmo.
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