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"...without ‘breaking in to’ the amp itself (the case is glued together, there are no screws. To get into the case the top must be popped off by gently prying it away from the glue securing it) it’s not easy to determine if it is MM or MC..."
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A little bit embarrassing in that the Doc sent a MM phono stage when an MC one was ordered.
A little bit embarrassing for MCRU for not realising that it was an MM stage in advance of the bake-off.
A little bit embarrassing for YNWOAN for not realising straight away at the bake-off that it was an MM stage. DSJR was able to diagnose this and he wasn't even there.
We all make mistakes. And anyone not making a few mistakes a year is not trying hard enough.
Putting simple innocent mistakes aside for one moment, even if an MC Phono 2 had been at that bake-off I wouldn't expect YN to give it a write-up that accurately described how it really sounded. On past form he gives too much praise to components owned or made by people that he likes and he is over critical of components owned or made by people that he doesn't like. That's OK. He's quite welcome to do that. His tastes. His money. It's a free world where he can say what he thinks. Just as I'm free to take no credence in anything he says on hi-fi at all.
My apologies if he did indeed order an MM version.
I was taking the following from YN at face value. I should know better. Sorry. Slap on the wrist for me. That's my minor mistake in this whole affair.
Source: http://www.audioflat.co.uk/phpBB3/viewt ... 3&start=40YN wrote:I don’t know why you are getting so ‘aerated’ about this! Yes David Brook told me he ordered an MC version and I don’t know about any of the other stuff you mention...
Not that it matters much either way. The main thing is that MCRU ends up with whichever version he is happiest with.