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Everything posted by Ozcall

  1. Caps are available from Hifi Collective in the UK and the shipping cost is very reasonable.
  2. Could possibly be that there are electrolytic caps in the crossover that have drifted out of tolerance. Replacing with new caps may help. Mundorf sell e-caps in a large range of values and they are pretty cheap.
  3. A problem that you would want to get to the bottom of for sure Grumps however the xlr on the Rotel power amps is not a true balanced connection and so not likely to sound better than the RCA ,and probably worse, given the extra circuitry converting the signal.
  4. You could always try something like this : https://khozmo.com/remote_attenuator.html
  5. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000804980647.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.3c4551c669HnEE&algo_pvid=dedd3fbe-036d-48a0-9260-2e1b4e5e16b3&algo_expid=dedd3fbe-036d-48a0-9260-2e1b4e5e16b3-2&btsid=0ab6fa8115921139072503266e316c&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ With remote power on/off
  6. Not usually , the main issue tends to internal space depending of the design of the pre. Hificollective in the UK sells a kit based on the Alps blue pot and a control board , you just need to power it from around 12v's and make the remote reciver eye visible from the outside. You cam also buy TKD motorised pots to use with the above board ,more expensive but better sounding apparently. The there are the resistor ladder remote boards which I have found to be good. https://www.hificollective.co.uk/potentiometers/alps-blue-beauty-motorised.html https://www.hificollective.co.uk/potentiometers/tkd-2cp-2511-mc-motorised-potentiometer.html https://www.hificollective.co.uk/potentiometers/glasshouse-remote-control-kit-motorised-alps.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33017583213.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.5c2339074fZnS7&algo_pvid=cd9822bd-0e39-4367-b94e-d8c7bf508f5d&algo_expid=cd9822bd-0e39-4367-b94e-d8c7bf508f5d-4&btsid=0ab6f83a15921136791847132e5bac&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ None of the above switch the mains but a bit or further research should find something. https://hfc-fs.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/gh_remote_instuctions_0.pdf
  7. Hi Corza. Very interested in buying this. Will pm you to chat.
  8. I didn't know that the PSaudio transport could do that but it is probably not in the OP's price range given that it would also require a dac capable of accepting the signal. What I was trying to say ,in my backward way, is that it may be possible for the op to get a lift in sound quality by buying the sort of dac I was describing. The dac is available as a finished board for just over the $200 mark and only requires an input/resampler board and a couple of power supplies to function : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32796691110.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.4a0c69b6AnKbay&algo_pvid=6e40222a-99a2-4c97-a3ed-6573ea743a40&algo_expid=6e40222a-99a2-4c97-a3ed-6573ea743a40-4&btsid=0ab6d67915915964343246034e6ce8&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
  9. Me too. Just posted to confirm that it was suggested as an issue ,not to suggest there was any truth in the rumour
  10. I seem to remember there beign an article in one of the print magazines many years ago comparing the cd layer of a SACDs and actual cds of the same performance. If memory serves the cd layers of the SACD's were found to sound less good than the actual cd. Can't remember any more detail but it was something that was bandyed about for a while.
  11. If you connect an SACD player to an external dac,then you are using pcm output rather than dsd to the dac as Sony didn't want folk making dsd copies of their SACD's so I don't think there would be any benefit. One of my diy dacs is dsd input only so it will play a dsd signal natively. The dac also has an upsampling input board that can convert pcm to dsd which allows me to listen to all my music at something aproaching SACD quality in theory. The sound from this dac is, to my ears, better than my pcm only dacs.
  12. Hi Sean , sounds like a dry joint or perhaps a front panel pot needing cleaning,
  13. I have one of those , well very similar and a case on the way at the moment
  14. Have a look round your local dealers for a new or used Project turntable. Should be plenty of bargains around at the moment given the lack of walk in buisness. Buying new will get you a brand new cartridge and stylus so you won't have to fork out for them as you may have to do with a seconf hand purchase. https://www.projectaudio.com.au/pages/find-a-store
  15. Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys and a big thanks to Sean for allowing me to do the work and the wonderful chats we have had as the work progressed.
  16. I Mark , I have been meaning to contact you for ages. Just let me know when you are intending to come over. Just to let everyone know Mark very kindly lent me a Project valve phono stage to do all the audio testing. With the combo of the Sondek and project I have to say I have never heard Freddies voice sound so natural when playing Bo Rap.
  17. Ok , so I am actually blushing now.
  18. Thanks John, will let you know later on in he week if that is ok?
  19. Cheers Mark , end of the week will be fine If no one else can help out.
  20. Hi guys , just finished assembling another Sondek , this time with a AT0C9. None of my amps have an MC capable phono stage so I would like to borrow one for a few days to complete setup. Ideally from somewhere close to Bayswater/Morely area. Thanks in advance. Gordon
  21. Awsome Pete , and one of my favourite speakers too. The bigger 105-3 while "better" in hifi terms was far less musical and the 107's sounded dreadful every time I heard them. Would love to get a pair myself but there are other areas in the music system I am working on at the moment.
  22. Have a look at the Mundorf caps at hifi collective or Parts Connexion https://www.partsconnexion.com/MUNDORF-78902.html
  23. Has the hum just started or was it always there?
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