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by Neonknight
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Going To Experiment With An Active Gain Stage With Tubes!
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Going To Experiment With An Active Gain Stage With Tubes!

This should be an interesting experiment. I was attempting to purchase the matching T3000 transformer from a seller on UKAudiomart, but he never responded. In the process of looking around I came across a Conrad Johnson HV1. This is an active head amp but it uses Nuvistor tubes. Very few components ...
by Neonknight
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Is It Really About The Chip Set?
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Is It Really About The Chip Set?

You've also got to take into account how complex the internals of the new breed of chipsets, like the AK4497 and AK4499 are, so there can be multiple implementations of the same chip. I hear you regarding new chip sets, and that brings up another issue. Digital seems to keep moving forward with no ...
by Neonknight
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday

How many times do I read, it's not that either is better, it's more a case of which one you prefer :grin: As to a second tt as an over indulgence, if you enjoy it do it, you only live once. Oh I think you are right, its certainly what we prefer as the listener we have to be the one who is happy wit...
by Neonknight
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Is It Really About The Chip Set?
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Is It Really About The Chip Set?

@antonio66 The Singxer USB/SPDIF converter is several years old now, its the SU-1 as I recall. I believe there are the SU-2 and SU-6 out now. Since my DAC is limited to 24/96 there really is no reason to pursue any of the newer units, especially since I own this one already. The Kukama DAC only has ...
by Neonknight
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Is It Really About The Chip Set?
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Is It Really About The Chip Set?

I had been waiting for Wireworld to release a new set of USB cables, and I finally got notice that they became available. So I installed new cabling this week and having been working with getting everything run in. I also decided to install a new set of Wireworld RCA cables on the DAC and did this a...
by Neonknight
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday

So in the past couple of weeks I acquired an Ortofon MC3000 MK II cartridge and installed it on the Scheu table. These are very nice cartridges, and seem to not get the recognition they are due. Perhaps it is because they are from the dark years of analog, and they have not only low output voltage b...
by Neonknight
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Logic DM101 - a new beginning
Replies: 85
Views: 7264

Re: Logic DM101 - a new beginning

Glad to hear you are enjoying the turntable. A friend of mine who was a guru at restoring those first generation AR XA turntables was a strong advocate of those high performance MCZ Grado cartridges. It looks like you are doing quite well. In regards to record cleaning if you can jump the hurdle and...
by Neonknight
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday

Well the auction closed and I was the high bidder for an Ortofon MC3000 MK II with oem cantilever and new line contact diamond. Cantilever is straight and from a visual inspection everything looks fine, of course it is returned from the technician and has an hour of run in time on it. I intend to us...
by Neonknight
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday

Ah thank you for the kindness, I did catch the end of the Seattle Mariners game last night, there is hope they can make the playoffs this year. It has been 20 years since they played past the regular season, and it is rare that they play any meaningful baseball past August. But the current coaching ...
by Neonknight
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: The Scheu Audio Das Laufwerke No 2 Delivered Yesterday

You miust have read that joke about, "and what got you interested in vinyl in the first place" - "oh, I think it was the expense and inconvenience" Of course you've got to spend more time setting up your cartridges than actually listening to music :lol: You say the tt's are pret...