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Everything posted by MicroMara

  1. The Teac X 300 R is a autoreverse ( bi -directional ) machine as well as the Pioneer 707
  2. Forgot a third option, the Poineer 707, but it´s a lovers machine and very rare to get, so if available this one won´t be cheap.
  3. @rockhound I´m still a R2R Lover and owned many since my age of 12 years.The most beautiful and best sounding machine is still in use. It´s a Tandberg TD 20 A. As your son is driving 7-1/2 inch tapes and not 10,43 inch with NAB Adaptar tapes I would like to give you two recommondations based on my own experience in my youth. There is the Philips NA 4506 which is a exciting peace of high tec R2R for 7-1/2 and the TEAC X 300 R ( looks similar to models from AKAI ) Of course I would buy them sec. hand fully revised only.
  4. @MeloManiac Hi Ivan ....just a quick chimm in to clearify some basics....Your TT is limited for better pick ups than a Ortofon 2MBlue or the OM 20. The tonearm is not designed to carry heavier pick ups than 7 gramms. Of course the are MC´s in this weight class available , but even entry class only. So you better keep your eye on a real MM phono pre like a Graham Slee GramAmp2 for good 200 € ( see details in the link, scroll down ) . Than upgrate your TT with the Ortofon 2M Blue like you attended to do it a couple of weeks ago before you bought the CX 300 Tube amp. I think this is the only and real listenable upgrate with you new tubeamp.
  5. It´s a Tandberg TD 20 A / 4 Track with 19,75 cm/ sec. Speed. Built in 1978, First Owner !
  6. MM Cartridge / MI Cartridge In an MM system we do not need to worry about the terminating resistor. MM inputs are always terminated with 47 KOhm. There is nothing for you to do. A MM system can react sensitively to a completely wrong capacitance value of the connected cable. Here the complete cabling counts - starting with the small plugs at the pickup to the RCA plugs and everything in between anyway. The sum of all capacities is decisive .A value of 150pF is considered optimal and at the same time maximum. Real tonearm cables therefore usually have very low capacitance values. As long as the overall result remains below 150pF, you will find that everything is fine in terms of sound. If you want, you can adjust this value exactly, but you should not expect too much from it. However, if you are running an MM system and you have the impression that it runs far away from its sonic capabilities, you should have the cable measured or have a look at the technical data. Maybe the capacity of the cable is too high after all and maybe this is the reason for a not so great sound. MC cartridge With the MC system, the requirements are reversed. Here the capacity value is not important. The correct terminating resistor is all the more important. If it is not correct, this may have an effect on the volume (one pickup more with the next less), as well as on the electrical damping of the needle carrier and thus on the overall sound.If an MC pickup is finished with a too low value, its sound image looks "more tired" - but it gains spatial depth. If an MC pickup is terminated with a too high value, it sounds "thinner", "harsher" and simply "nervous". The value from when this resistance is "much too high" depends on the pickup's own internal resistance. With some pickups 300 ohms is already enough - with others you have to go to over 2,000 ohms. From this value nothing changes in sound. So whether we use 2,000, 20,000 or the 47,000 ohms of the MM input is completely irrelevant. In the technical data of the pickups there is usually an exact value given, which you should keep to. Otherwise, just experiment a little. Can I measure the capacitance of the cable myself? It is easier than to measure by looking at the technical data of the cable. If they are below 100 pF/m and the cable is not longer than 39,37 ", you do not need to worry. However, if you have a suitable measuring device and know how to use it, measuring is no magic trick either. Just remember to take off the shoes on the pickup before measuring. F Y I ..
  7. Talking about Dire Straits, the most underestimated and forgotten Production . On Every Street is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits. It was released in September 1991 as the last studio album of the group.Six years after the successful album Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits released their last studio album. It is an album that goes from the sound rather back to the roots, but also strongly reflects the influence of Mark Knopfler, who at that time was already active as a solo artist. For example, the tracks Iron Hand or How Long are voice-oriented and without long instrumental passages, similar to pop music. Nevertheless, the album contains later classics such as Calling Elvis or Heavy Fuel, which were performed live during the following tour. The song On Every Street can be seen as a synthesis of the two described styles of the album: It begins with a strong vocal part of Mark Knopfler, but from the half the instrumental skills of the band come to the fore.
  8. Still in use , mint condition optical as technical ........works perfect . How much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ????????????
  9. at least it´s the granite you´ll like and not my gear ... LOL
  10. Thanx @wetowne Have a look in my profile...there you´ll see or have a look into my technical modification thread
  11. 5 days ago I picked up my two Cayin tube mono amplifiers from the revision. For this I drove over 700 miles. Both power amps had new transformers and all 6 filter capacitors replaced. In addition, all tubes were checked and the circuit with additional fuses in front of the output stage transformers modified. The power test resulted in the following : 49.7 WpC / 8 Ohm with a distortion of less 0,45 %.
  12. Have a look there, you´ll find some information about the Thorens history ....Page 4 , scroll down a little bit ....
  13. TT Tonearm Sound Improvement with a Headshell / Cartridge Isolation Damper / Spacer . Design / Material: Mahogany wood Today I experimented with a mahogany wood plate to listen if it would improve the sound of my TT. I was very skeptical. Hold such things actually for voodoo. The more I was surprised to find the following sound improvements. This Mahagony wood plate accessory is mounted in between headshell and catridge body... * reduce the vibrations * reduce the treble distortion * bass coherence will be drastically improved * midrange frequency gets more vivid colour than before * whole sound is more musical and "warm" There are different sizes and materials available . I really can recommend such little investment for a real listenable TT sound.improvement. It works only with TT´S which have the option for the Vertical Tracking Angle adjustment ( VTA ) , as the mahagony wood plate has a hight of 3 mm. Here are the different available models
  14. Well done, so you got what you´ll need . Once you're done, we'd all love to see pictures of your project. But take your time. Good things take time.
  15. The Marantz AV 7706 would certainly be a good choice and partner for the Emotiva power amp, as well as for the Klipsch speakers. It got excellent reviews. That should fit, at least from my own experience. I only drive stereo but with the Marantz PM 11-S3 amp and the Marantz SACD / DAC SA 11-S3 on a fully modified Klipsch RF7 MK II SE. A fantastic symbiosis. Alternatively, I would still look at the Yamaha CX-A 5200 preamplifier, is in the same price range.
  16. Well, discovered this Funk Fusion Disc again. Didn´t knew that I got it . Brilliant Fusion with all great Jazz Funk Musicians .....Let this roll off your tongue ....Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham, George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Bernard Wright, Bill Evans etc.etc.etc. Unfortunately only one tune from this disc on YouTube , but a real good one ....
  18. @JohnJ ^^^^^^^^^^^ The tune " doing my job " is blocked in Germany
  19. in your honour @JohnJ
  20. How are you getting on with your project , Update ? @AndreG.
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