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by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Douglas Self
Replies: 9
Views: 388
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Re: Douglas Self

All bullshit probably. After something that happened to me on the Harbeth forum years ago, I have no time for Mr Self at all as he was patently incorrect on something I won't bore you lot with, despite his technical articles. Stu, even the best and most technical designers have an agenda of sorts, s...
by _D_S_J_R_
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: My latest TT bargain
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Wales

Re: My latest TT bargain

Here you are -

http://www.karmadon.net/shop-2-2/

Now stop faffing around and get that deck made up - I'll do what little I can after if you like ;)

Looks a beut too.
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: My latest TT bargain
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Wales

Re: My latest TT bargain

The best way to develop some expertise regarding anything in audio is to START FROM THE BOTTOM! In my case as a child, I grew up with the Collaro Conquest changer with its simple but very novel mechanism. I was presented with old BSR autochangers out of mostly junked record players, taking them apar...
by _D_S_J_R_
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Do you remember...
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Wales

Re: Do you remember...

Kelvin Labs kind of evolved into AVI...
by _D_S_J_R_
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Roksan Xerexs
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Wales

Re: Roksan Xerexs

'de-lurks' Seeing as I was there and involved at the time... The LP12 COULD be a fine and musically involving sounding turntable. I've recently found how some eras of manufacture gave better plinths and bearings have an effect on nearly forty year old examples, these differences becoming more import...
by _D_S_J_R_
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: AoS
Replies: 17460
Views: 958566
Wales

Re: AoS

Westie is so biased its a bloody miracle he doesn't fall over, his interpretation of what has happened is so far away from reality to be ludicrous. None of the people criticising Bigman at AA are a NVA pack of arse lickers, go read what antonio says about me and think again. Dave is his own man, he...
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: AoS
Replies: 17460
Views: 958566
Wales

Re: AoS

DSJR, do you have any personal experience of servicing and repairing Krell amps of this vintage? If you did I think you'd agree that compared to many other amps of this vintage their reliability is stellar. What other designs go 30 years before requiring attention? Yes I have and via a friend and e...
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Elsewhere on the Web
Topic: AoS
Replies: 17460
Views: 958566
Wales

Re: AoS

Krell never mentioned that for example, the KSA50 was in reality a conventional 90WPC amp, but biased heavily so that the first 50W was in 'Class A' as per current definition (according to Colloms, who may have had consultancy interests even then). I seem to remember the larger amps were similar, ha...
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What should I do with my old LP12?
Replies: 64
Views: 2828
Wales

Re: What should I do with my old LP12?

Of all the turntable manufacturers, Linn knew how bad vinyl replay could be when they had good original master recordings to reference. Progress has been slow and costs (to me) ridiculous now and the mentality of some dealers and owners hasn't helped either.. Legislation has changed so today, a Valh...
by _D_S_J_R_
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: What should I do with my old LP12?
Replies: 64
Views: 2828
Wales

Re: What should I do with my old LP12?

Yes, back in the day I compared the Rega 2 with Rega 3 with LP12, all with R200 arms and the same cartridge (often using the same stylus swapped between the three..) When I first compared the LP12 with the far cheaper Spacedeck, the LP12 had an Ittok and the Spacedeck the RB300 - cartridge was a K9 ...