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 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Portable strobe light for adjusting turntable speed

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:33 am 

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I have this but haven't tried it yet:

https://www.musicdirect.com/analog-acce ... ght-bundle

Many of us spend large $$ to replay vinyl, so it doesn't make sense skimp on test equipment.

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Thoughts on 2 obscure turntables

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:04 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 814


I'm curious about the armboard prepped incorrectly. It's far from rocket science to read a template and do the preps once you have a blank armboard. Doesn't someone owe you a correctly prepped armboard at no cost to you? Wouldn't that solve your dilemma?

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Questions around Silver ICs

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:15 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 302


I think pure silver doesn't have the physical properties to make a good RCA connector, so AFAIK they are all plated like these ones:

http://www.audio-cmc.com/rca-plugs/rca-plugs-p_14.html

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Questions around Silver ICs

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:59 pm 

Replies: 5
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Read this to get you going: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/esantane/movies/ics.html Even when the price of silver is high, silver interconnects are reasonably inexpensive to DIY. Silver is silver and there's no need to get caught up in the oil extracted from snakes. I made 99.99% pure silver wire ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Chane Speakers

 Post subject: Re: Chane Speakers
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 887


If it were me spending that much I'd buy something local. I'm sure there's a nice selection of speakers on CAM.

 Forum: Vintage Audio   Topic: Vintage Lafayette?

 Post subject: Re: Vintage Lafayette?
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 386


Can't go wrong with Heathkit W series amps: W4, W5, and W6 in particular are good performers once every cap and resistor has been replaced. They'll sound like the designer intended and you won't need to worry about taking out a transformer due to a suddenly bad capacitor. And carbon comp resistors s...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: Streaming vs. Playing CD,Vinyl or other?

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:43 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 2398


It all depends on how good your core system is. The better your amp/preamp/speakers are at resolving detail, the better the peripheral sources need to be.

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Anyone interested in setting up a vintage Oracle Delphi grou

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:19 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 2486


Yes, it is upside down. Download the Oracle manual I linked above and go to pg4 where it shows the orientation.

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Anyone interested in setting up a vintage Oracle Delphi grou

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 pm 

Replies: 42
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In one of their downloads Oracle has a chart with spring colour and tonearm combo. If you find an arm of same/similar weight from the chart you should be able to dial in the Jelco. I didn't use nuts when I recently set up my Mk II. Could please provide the link to the chart? Here you go: https://do...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Anyone interested in setting up a vintage Oracle Delphi grou

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:23 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 2486


In one of their downloads Oracle has a chart with spring colour and tonearm combo. If you find an arm of same/similar weight from the chart you should be able to dial in the Jelco.

I didn't use nuts when I recently set up my Mk II.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Adjustable VTA

 Post subject: Re: Adjustable VTA
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 461


I've been tempted to try adjusting the VTA on my BLP-1 but I'm afraid I'll just make it worse and won't be able to get it back to where it is now. It uses three set screws in a collar to lock the arm height in place and I gather that the minute I loosen the set screws the arm will just drop in the ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone have experience repairing PSB Stratus Gold i?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:02 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 423


Please do post the parts list if they send one. Don't hold your breath though as last fall I asked for that info for even older PSB speakers and their Sales Mgr replied that they do not share that kind of proprietary information! Hmmm, OK I'll pull the crossover and look at it then! :lol: Besides as...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Anyone have experience repairing PSB Stratus Gold i?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:38 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 423


Replace the crossover capacitors, its time. E-caps can start leaking voltage (and sometimes electrolyte) at about 20 years old. Remove a woofer and insulation and you'll probably see a board screwed down to the cabinet. Disconnect the wires from the drivers and remove the board. Replace the electrol...

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Valve dealers & collectors - Need some historical input

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:23 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 469


AFAIK the Rogers company you refer to was Ted Rogers fathers company. You know, the guy that made all the money to set young Ted up in the broadcast radio and tv cable business but never got credit for anything. I guess Ted's attitude reflects back on the companies customer service skills too! Lol A...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: Hammond chokes specs

 Post subject: Re: Hammond chokes specs
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:04 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 254


Does the Hammond tag have any part number on it?

if its the same as what is written on the top perhaps Hammond can help. They are very helpful if you send them an email with an unknown part number on the tag.
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