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Forum: General Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Phil Y
Screened lead

Hello all,

I was considering replacing some cheap screened lead inside an amp. Does anyone have any favourite cable that they would recommend that is available "off the reel" ?
I don't mind...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 15th August 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Speaker switching

Hello Geoff,

This is just my opinion of course, but I think that unless the difference between the two bits of gear is very large, quick A-B testing is pretty useless.

If you can, I would...
Forum: Problems 30th July 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KAT88 & KEL84 odd issues

That sounds a possible, always check the easy stuff and never assume that something "must be" correct.
Usually the best plan is to think back to when you last changed something, even if some time...
Forum: Problems 30th July 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KAT88 & KEL84 odd issues

Hi Bawdsey,

I think BOB is talking about your speaker cables, not internal in the amp. It is often cramped behind HiFi equipment and it would be possible to connect the cables wrongly(ie +ve of...
Forum: For Sale 28th July 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Phil Y
Re: FS WAD 300b with mods

Must be a Vanden Plas for that money.
Forum: WAD Problems 14th July 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Help needed with Hum please!

Hi Zak,
I don't know if this would suit you but I also thought I was getting a little hum from the mains switch wiring on my KiT88. I removed it and fitted a small toggle switch on the back, next to...
Forum: General 9th July 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Interconnects

Sounds like a success Chris, well done.

Phil.
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 3rd July 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Phil Y
Re: stereo imaging nightmare help

Hello Colin,

You've more than likely done this already, but assuming you are using a stereo pot, have you actually confirmed with a meter that the 2 tracks are balanced. If not, worth checking as...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 27th June 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Anyone ever tried his WD25T on stands ?

Hello Vantheman,

Just finished these, only had a quick listen so no judgement other than it certainly sounds different to before. They cost less than 30 to make so no great risk. If I end up not...
Forum: WAD Problems 13th June 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KaT6550 voltages

Hi Greg,

The 6550 that I did some work on the other week had the original manual with it. The owner is a friend, so I'm sure I would be able to access it again if you have any trouble getting the...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 4th June 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Anyone ever tried his WD25T on stands ?

Hello,

Different speakers but I recently experimented with this. I have Tannoy Cheviot's that are a not very tall floor stander. I have read here and there that some people recommend having them...
Forum: General 29th May 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Chinese Stepped Attenuators

Hi Mark,

I have no direct experience of stepped attenuators although obviously they are highly regarded, but what I have tried and sounds good to me is the Alps Blue shunted with a Charcroft Z...
Forum: WAD Problems 22nd May 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,308
Posted By Phil Y
Re: WAD Transformer Numbers Help Please

I have a 6550 here with:

Mains 7546 batch 11/04
O/P 7731 Hi88 4.5 P-P/4R batch 11/04
Choke 7500 6550/34 batch 07/04

Phil.
Forum: For Sale 18th May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Kel84

Now sold.
Forum: For Sale 15th May 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Kel84

Hello Martin,
As you did not respond to my pm from last week, can I assume you are no longer interested?

Phil.
Forum: Sources 11th May 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Caiman SEG + PSU

Looks good Philip,

One thing though, that cobweb isn't a Peter Belt tweak is it?

Phil.
Forum: For Sale 8th May 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Phil Y
Kel84

As it is no longer in use I have decided to sell my KEL84.
It was built by myself, about 12 years ago. It has the schottky diode heater mod, Mundorf Zn coupling caps and Elna Starget cathode caps....
Forum: WD Amplifiers 7th May 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Converting WD KT88 to XLR

Hello Graham,

So really, your amp is unbalanced and staying that way. The question is, is there anything to be gained by interfacing your amp with the balanced output of the DAC over just using...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 7th May 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Tube damper rings -Kel84

I would very much doubt it in a power amp.
Possibly, in a phono stage. I had a set (different type) many years ago but I don't seem to have them anymore, not sure where they went. I think that sums...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 4th May 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By Phil Y
Re: SME & Garrard

Baggo,
I can only echo Greg's comments,
For many years I happily used a Pink Triangle LPT which was arguably the best of the mid-priced decks of its era. I became aware of the interest in idler...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 3rd May 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By Phil Y
Re: SME & Garrard

"I can’t remember (and it would be a struggle to find the link) but there is another company somewhere in the Midlands/North putting out an IDD TT based on the Garrard. What I saw looked pretty cool....
Forum: WAD General 13th April 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Kat6550 vibration/hum

Have the screws on the base plate come loose? :)
Forum: WD Amplifiers 2nd April 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KEL84XL build

Hello Richard,

The KEL84 can be very quiet regarding hum so you should not despair. Is the hum you have equal on both channels ? If it is worse on one side or the other that may give you a clue as...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 28th March 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KEL84XL build

Hello Richard,

I remember when I first built my KEL84 it was a bit of a culture shock after the Leak Stereo 20 I had been using for a couple of decades. I thought it was a bit lean sounding...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 27th March 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Phil Y
Re: KEL84XL build

Richard,

All electrical devices need a circuit to operate.
Would you expect a torch to light up if you only connected the positive end of the battery?

Phil.
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