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Paul R

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  1. It's a bit of a shame really. Another piece of broken equipment destined for landfill. If only we had the EU rule requiring return to manufacturer, which might at least force recycling at a larger scale. Our society is ill, if not terminally. Paul R
  2. I'd previously sought advice about plastic sleeves to protect CDs in digipaks. Swan plastics sells a product at $0.50 each plus GST. Ouch. I have found a solution of sorts at Daiso. For $2.80 you get 40 resealable bags, much like your sandwich bags from glad. The Daiso bags are the perfect size - 160mm (W) x 140mm (H). Problem sorted. Paul R
  3. I bi-wire between Elektra Reference HD and the Aurum Cantus New Grand Supreme. I use Dynaudio OCOS. If you can buy these cheap, it moght be worth a trial. Single wiring simply does not work in my set up. Never has. I use Anticable IC for all of the components plus between preamp (Doge 8 Clarity) and the Elektra. I am considering the Anticable speaker cables, again in bi-wire mode. It works, so why change? Paul
  4. Doge. Case is good, not the best. But innards is well built. And it sounds pretty darned good. Paul
  5. Currently using the Doge 8 which kills the 30 year old VTL. We may consider recapping the old VTL given the telatively low cost. Paul R
  6. Ta! The power supply developed a click from some relay inside so was relegated to the interchange bench. The TLC was relegated to same bench when we upgraded to the Esoteric KX-03 from the Esoteric P-10 and MF TriVista DAC. But heck. Power supply on a reclocker? Paul Miller was big on examining power supply influences on SQ through the 80s and early 90s. It was interesting to read about impacts and non-intended consequences, stuff you do not think about. What I got out of this was high current and absolutely clean ac/dc voltages! Paul
  7. I bought and used the lab power supply from Jaycar to power the Theta TLC reclocker. Overkill, but it made a huge improvement in SQ. High current with 5 amps available on tap. Paul
  8. Thanks for the update. I might consider taking my own preamp to Ross for a checkover. Thankfully I have replacement tubes, so it would be caps and resisters only. Paul.
  9. Sounds like the amp is clipping and going into protection mode. Paul
  10. Sorry for being late in the discussion. In my current and previous setup, bi-wiring killed single wiring. Currently running Dynaudio OCOS cables bi-wired. Have tried Transparent ($1k) and Synergestic Research ($8k) both bi-wired but neither bettered the dinosaur. And like dinosaurs, OCOS is no more. My 2c please. Paul
  11. If it helps, we are driving from Melbourne to the Hunter Valley end of October. May we discuss? Paul
  12. Hi Try the website below. The contacts may provide useful information. Regards Paul PS The former designer, Jim Le Surf, of much of the Armstrong equipment, writes opinion pieces for HiFi News and Record Review. If you can find a contact for him all the better. I understand from what he writes, he is still very much interested in these amps, their longevity, and how to repair them. http://www.audiomisc.co.uk/Armstrong/armstrong.html
  13. Hi Andy The 2c's were the only Maggies we lived with. Now domiciled wite the Aurum Cantus New Grand Supreme. Cheers Paul
  14. The best in imaging, scale, and so on. The deal breaker was the lack of deep deep bass. A very coherent speaker. Probably the best we ever had within contraints. The 2c did NOT have the ribbon tweeter, which was probably a good thing as all drivers are the same material.
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