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 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Replacement wool platter mat for my Systemdek IIx

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:27 pm 

Replies: 17
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I'm a big Systemdek fan, had a llX for a number of years. The mat is indeed lambs wool. Not sure where to find one, wish I could assist there. But it is an opportunity to try other mats, yes. I tried a 3mm cork on mine, and it killed the sound. Whereas cork sounds great on my Thorens. Different plat...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: PJL Tube Phono Stage

 Post subject: Re: PJL Tube Phono Stage
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:57 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 628


Hi, Note to cyrus: Thanks for the user review and the heads up on PJL. You have offered us all a very measured subjective evaluation. I like that approach and especially that your conclusion is that the two phono stages are different in certain ways but one is not clearly 'superior', which is I thi...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: PJL Tube Phono Stage

 Post subject: Re: PJL Tube Phono Stage
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:54 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 628


-- 10 Dec 2017 22:54 -- I'd like to offer another way of looking at the pricing of the PJL in comparison to what I often refer to as the "usual suspects" for phono stages (those, among others of course, listed in my original posting). I stated that, in my opinion, the PJL was certainly in ...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: PJL Tube Phono Stage

 Post subject: Re: PJL Tube Phono Stage
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:24 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 628


You put a lot of thought into your post - much appreciated. So basically it’s worth the money you paid, but it’s not a show stopper? How are the silent parts between tracks? Or I guess how “black hole” the sections between tracks? What tubes are you using? Hello triathleteman. In my opinion, the PJ...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: PJL Tube Phono Stage

 Post subject: Re: PJL Tube Phono Stage
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:18 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 628


[quote="Sgt Pepper"]That's $230.00 worth of records that could have been bought instead.That's what I get from all this.[/q True Sgt Pepper! But hopefully others will get more from the post than what you were able to take from it. Yes, I enjoy the gear component of the hobby in the pursuit...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: PJL Tube Phono Stage

 Post subject: PJL Tube Phono Stage
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:38 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 628


Hello All. I recently purchased a very nice tube phono stage through e-bay that uses two Electro Harmonix 12AX7 valves. It is built by a company called PJL Electronics based in New Jersey. A very nice chap by the name of Pat builds the stages and owns the company. This was a "what have I got to...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Best bookshelves for imaging/soundstage

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:06 am 

Replies: 108
Views: 6049


A Celestion SL6 series speaker. Buy a nice pair with intact drivers for $3-400, and have the caps done with the ORIGINAL spec Alcap electrolytics from Falcon Acoustics. They image like crazy and have a wonderful depth to them if the source is excellent. And no, they don't need a nuclear power plant ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Speakers suggestions for large room

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 2200


Vandersteen perhaps? I had a pair of 2Ce and they were a little too large for my space. They have a 10" front firing bass driver and a rear 12" which kicks in below 29 or 30Hz. They put out a huge sound stage, and are certainly healthy in the low end dept.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: End of an Era

 Post subject: Re: End of an Era
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:17 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1145


The Cambridge speakers sound good. I do like the presentation of the mids and highs with the 2" radiator. Because the speaker is crossed over at 250Hz, there is an audible seamless quality between the mids and highs. They are definitely softer up top, but still retain a good detail level. I wou...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: End of an Era

 Post subject: End of an Era
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:02 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1145


Well, I sold my Celestion SL6S yesterday and sent them out across the country this afternoon. I've enjoyed the Celestions off and on for 8 years now (more on). They have provided me with much listening pleasure. They have displaced some pretty good speakers I've had over the years, including a pair ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: When is near-field listening not?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:56 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 2646


I've played A LOT with my speaker placement in my room, which is 12' wide by 27' long (although my living room proper is about 12' in length and opens up into the dining/kitchen area). I have found with my Celestion SL6S that I much prefer the speakers to be 65" apart center to center, and 65&q...

 Forum: Tuners (Radio)   Topic: Excellent Tuner Service and Mods

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:33 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 686


Sure guys. I'll send you via PM.

 Forum: Tuners (Radio)   Topic: Excellent Tuner Service and Mods

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 686


Hey Vinyl, yes, great experience with the tuner. I'll send you his contact info.

 Forum: Tuners (Radio)   Topic: Excellent Tuner Service and Mods

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:10 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 686


I recently had an excellent experience with Jov, who is a CAM member along with being a technical contributor to the Tuner Information Center website. I came across Jov while perusing an ad that he had placed on CAM for a modded Kenwood tuner. I didn't buy the Kenwood, but after contact and learning...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Driver Material. What do your love or hate?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:44 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 2433


I've had some great speakers with paper cones. Rega R3 were quite natural sounding, as well as my mid 70's Ohm. The Ohm's were quite impressive actually. I have often shied away from metal dome tweeters, but I've had some pretty bright silk domes too that I've moved on from for that reason. I think ...
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