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  1. Could this website be helpful? "Standex Electronics' ATC-Frost Magnetics Division" - https://standexelectronics.com/products/magnetics/
  2. Hi Bill Welcome to SNA. I'm sorry, I can't help you identify the transformers. However, if you don't mind I'd like to suggest that you change the title of the topic from your name to something that might help you get good responses, like "Help identifying ATC small transformer". 🙂 I hope you enjoy the SNA community and are able to identify your transformers. Where did they come from?
  3. I was looking into getting a crimper a while ago, but I would have so little use for them I wonder if it would be worth the investment (ie, one or two crimps every few years). The cheap ones I saw didn't have a ratchet, and I don't have a strong hand grip. I don't know much about them, is there anything you can suggest that I look for or avoid in a budget crimper?
  4. I think we need to acknowledge that there are individual differences in hearing ability. Some people have ears that are more attuned to pitch, wow, flutter, distortion, etc. than others. Similar to visual acuity, I can pick differences in light colour temperature easily. Whereas when I point it out or talk about it to many other people they have no idea what I'm talking about and therefore say those differences don't exist.
  5. When I've used that crimp-style connection I will insert the wire, then close the ribbon with pliers so the two pieces touch in the centre. As I don't have a ratcheted crimping tool, I will place it on an solid surface and use a hammer to flatten so it is extremely tight and secure. No need to solder. I will cover the top and bottom of the spade so the hammering doesn't mark it. Before starting I will slip some heatshrink around the cable to slide over the back of the spade after connecting it so it looks nice (using red and black to reflect the polarity of the connections).
  6. The Valve Store in Glen Waverley (Vic) has the EGM spades as well https://www.thevalvestore.com.au/41-audio-connectors They have one version that is "gold plated" and another which is "rhodium plated", no mention of the base material. I saw them a while ago and wondered if they were any good. Would they be considered to be a quality spade? Would the gold or rhodium version be better? Would there be something that would be a much safer purchase for a quality spade that won't break the bank (I know the WBT's are good, but they are expensive).
  7. And I'd also suggest some heat shrink to tidy-up the open-weave techflex covering (for aesthetics only, won't influence the sound).
  8. I'm not specifically familiar with your Sansui deck. So I'll respond to some of your general questions. Japanese manufacturers made some excellent cassette decks, and some extremely ordinary models. You will find the big name manufacturers had a wide quality in a very big range. Cassette decks were made and developed over several decades, so one model that had an excellent reputation in the early days can appear ordinary when compared to a generally good machine of the latter years. Sansui has a good reputation as an audio design/manufacturer. Your machine is very
  9. Pleased to hear that things have settled for you. From your report it seems as if the problem could be in the amp's terminals. If it is a cold-solder joint problem, I would expect that the terminals have good internal access for a soldering Iron to re-flow the solder. Or it might be a problem with the RCA cable, jiggling it when in a socket can sometimes reveal internal problems with it. But if you prefer to not touch anything, that's fine. You have some options if the problem recurs. In the meantime, enjoy the music!
  10. It's a bit hard to visualise without more details. - What is the cable brand/model (someone might be familiar with it)? - Can you post a close-up photo to show what you are describing?
  11. I would suggest that isolating both the turntable and the support is beneficial. If you can reduce the problem from the support, then there is less problem being transmitted to the turntable and therefore less severe interventions are required for the turntable.
  12. And I see Marantz in a similar way - another company that had a solid audio reputation, that was destroyed by corporate greed.
  13. I think that vintage Denon has a lot of respect. I've got an integrated amp from the 80's that not only is good in it's own right, it has been a great backup when my pre- or power amp has needed repairs (the integrated can have pre/power separated). The vintage Denon turntables range in quality (as one would expect from a company that produced from consumer level to audiophile grade). I've always like the "flying saucer" design. Their better quality turntables are well-regarded, and don't come on the secondhand market often because they are well appreciated. And the Denon DL10
  14. Well said, @captain.j This is certainly a wonderful community of welcoming, knowledgeable and generous people. I wish I had discovered SNA many years before I did. My audio knowledge and equipment has certainly increased since joining. I find it very satisfying to see people grow in their audio and musical journey, and I feel proud and privileged to be a part of it.
  15. I'm not an expert in powered speakers. However, I would expect that your Rega TT will need to go into a phono stage ti increase the weak phono signal to "line level" first. Unless the Klipsch speakers you are looking at have a "phono" input.
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