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16 hours ago, caminperth said:

 


Thanks Oz. It actually has one of these - any good?

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Hi Cam , I am told the Cetch subchassis is very good however I am talking about a 'device' that replaces the baseboard of the Lp12 with one constructed of aluminium with a foot in each corner that has a suspension system built into it to isolate the turntable from what ever it is sitting on.  Link :  https://www.linn.co.uk/sources/turntables/baseboards

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3 hours ago, Ozcall said:

Hi Cam , I am told the Cetch subchassis is very good however I am talking about a 'device' that replaces the baseboard of the Lp12 with one constructed of aluminium with a foot in each corner that has a suspension system built into it to isolate the turntable from what ever it is sitting on.  Link :  https://www.linn.co.uk/sources/turntables/baseboards

Ahhh - understood. Thanks for the link. Could be worth a look, though I don't seem to get much "feedback" type noise.

One thing I have noticed is background noise at high volume when nothing is playing - I'm guessing that one of the mag-lev collars would possible solve this?

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So there have been a few changes in between, but this has landed and is impressing straight out of the box..

 

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A couple of sunset/night shots.

 

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So I'm pretty impressed by this thing straight out of the box. Seems to work well with the Zu's. The build quality and packaging of Line Magnetic is awesome. Easily equal to the PrimaLuna equipment. 

 

Other things - I've had to use a line level converter to get the sub into the system and this will need some tuning. Previously I'd moved the speakers further into the room and the new positioning also seems to work well.

 

Slowly, slowly getting there. Now just to run everything in, re-setup the sub to suit and then start playing with different tubes. Apparently RCA input and PSVane ACME 845's are the go. The others should be ok I think.

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Hey Cam, looking good 👍👍.

How many watts does this put out? The meters indicate they look like they go quite high, but the output tubes shout be good for about 25 watts or so.

Looks the business and sure it would sound stunning........great pick up!!

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16 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Hey Cam, looking good 👍👍.

How many watts does this put out? The meters indicate they look like they go quite high, but the output tubes shout be good for about 25 watts or so.

Looks the business and sure it would sound stunning........great pick up!!

Thanks. I believe it’s a beastly 28w!

Seems to be enough for the Zu’s at the moment. Though interestingly enough it seems to have more drive than the AM805’s that I had a little while ago which were rated at 50w I think.

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Well it seems I can't get enough of Line Magnetic products. Look what arrived this week..

 

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So here is the LP-33 phono pre-amp. Very well put together piece of kit that sounds fantastic out of the box. Much much better than the Pro-ject it replaced.

 

Sourced from the factory, 230V is a non-issue with this unit. A small hum is audible if you put your ear right up to the power supply.

 

Checking out the various valves inside it uses 3 JJ ECC803s valves and lots of Mundorf caps. Some shots below.

 

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And here is the LM-32 DAC. Again, very well built. The case finish and quality of parts is right up there. I haven't had a real good listen to it yet as I've been glued to the vinyl, however on first short listen I was impressed.

 

Uses JJ ECC802S valves and I believe these are compatible with 12au7 valves, which I have a heap of, so I'll be rolling some tubes in the future.

 

Some shots in place and with the lid off below.

 

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That 50s industrial look is very cool, I wonder why it isn't carried over to the DAC as well? 

 

A 70kg carton is not to be sneezed at. Or at least, if you did, it wouldn't move far.....

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2 hours ago, Grizzly said:

That 50s industrial look is very cool, I wonder why it isn't carried over to the DAC as well? 

 

A 70kg carton is not to be sneezed at. Or at least, if you did, it wouldn't move far.....

Seems to be the hammertone (I think that's what it's called?) is reserved for their "retro" series gear and the newer generation units - LM-845 Premium & others - are now in black only.

 

And yea - that LM-219iA is a heavy beast. I was happy that I have a lift to get it upstairs!

 

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On 02/11/2019 at 9:55 AM, caminperth said:

Other things - I've had to use a line level converter to get the sub into the system and this will need some tuning. Previously I'd moved the speakers further into the room and the new positioning also seems to work well.

It looks like I’ll have to do the same.  I don’t want to hijack your thread with a million questions, so can you just tell me which one you used?  I’ve just had the Response from Jaycar recommended to me, but wondering if there are other options. 
 

Great setup btw.  I love the semi industrial look.  It brings back memories of old testing gear.  I can even smell it, haha. 
 

 

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6 minutes ago, Flash said:

It looks like I’ll have to do the same.  I don’t want to hijack your thread with a million questions, so can you just tell me which one you used?  I’ve just had the Response from Jaycar recommended to me, but wondering if there are other options. 
 

Great setup btw.  I love the semi industrial look.  It brings back memories of old testing gear.  I can even smell it, haha. 
 

 

No stress on the questions. Hijack away.. I just used a cheapie from Jaycar. It works fine and I haven't noticed a step down in bass quality compared to using a line level from a preamp. I do run it through a miniDSP before the sub to put in a couple of filters/eq to help flatten the response.

 

Thanks. I hope to be getting a complementing rack in the new year in the hammertone finish as well. Going full industrial.. 😀

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