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Forum: Sources 20th February 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 177
Posted By Richard
Re: PLZ pre-preamp

Hi Andy,

That little circuit looks easy to build. Have you heard one? One of my earliest projects was a single transistor (BC109?) head amp circuit in one of the hifi mags of the day powered by a...
Forum: Sources 20th February 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 177
Posted By Richard
Re: PLZ pre-preamp

Yes it's a MC head amp, designed to provide the correct cart loading and increase MC output to MM level, and then be plugged into a MM RIAA phono input.
Forum: Sources 19th February 2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 177
Posted By Richard
Re: PLZ pre-preamp

Hi Stuart,

Just replace the caps and batteries then and give it a listen. Without a circuit diagram and set-up info there's not a lot more you can do.

If it looks fairly simple you could try...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 13th February 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Richard
Re: WDVA88 XL What speakers are you using?

Hi Lee, yes, I'd get the TT set up and also listen to the other speakers and try different positioning. You'll see the MA's don't actually specify frequency response to any tolerance limits or...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 12th February 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Richard
Re: eBay search query

Hi Al, no joy with the advanced button either as far as I can see. Thanks anyway, thought I might be missing something, back to searching via google first I guess haha!

Baggus, did you ever have...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 11th February 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Richard
Re: eBay search query

Morning Al and thanks.

I was looking for a way to go straight to a sub category.

When we open eBay the search bar says Search for anything and the cat says the default of All Categories.

I...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 11th February 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Richard
Re: WDVA88 XL What speakers are you using?

Hi Lee, there are many here who have or had your amp, me included, but I doubt many will have heard it with your speakers. What is it you feel doesn't quite work?
Forum: The Coffee Bar 10th February 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Richard
eBay search query

Help! :D'oh!:

Does anyone know how to drill down the main search categories on eBay?

For example,

Sound & Vision > Vintage Sound & Vision > Vintage Parts & Accessories > Valves & Vacuum...
Forum: WAD General 5th February 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Richard
Re: old verses new

Hi Gary,
I've owned a WD88 for a while and heard the K5881pp at home.
K5881pp is a sweet sounding and relaxed amp relative to WD88 which is more powerful sounding, punchier bass, crisper treble....
Forum: Amplifiers 24th January 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,579
Posted By Richard
Re: EL34 power amp project

Pics added here and to your previous posts Andy...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 21st January 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Richard
Re: New member and new to tubes

Yes welcome manx82 - is the name anything to do with old bikes by any chance? :D

Re. voltages, valves are very forgiving and still seem to sound good even if quite a way off. When checking, focus...
Forum: Amplifiers 21st January 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,579
Posted By Richard
Re: EL34 power amp project

Great write up Andy :thumbsup: Yes as Greg says about pics, or, if you email them to me, I can re-size and attach them to your posts or send them back so you can post them. (They need to be jpg 1024...
Forum: WD Loudspeakers 9th January 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Richard
Re: WD20T crossover schematic

Hi Van, drop Matthew an email or Greg a pm :thumbsup:
Forum: The Coffee Bar 6th January 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Richard
Re: Hmv rip

Here's an interesting calculator going back to 1900 giving the price adjusted for inflation, though some things have run ahead or behind the inflation rate of course,
...
Forum: Sources 3rd January 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Richard
Re: Squeezer 1.5.1 App on Android 8

Morning Philip and happy new year. Yes, I'm still very pleased with the sound. My SBT is running Triode's Enhanced Digital Output app which works great and allows USB asynchronous connection to a Mk1...
Forum: Sources 1st January 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Richard
Squeezer 1.5.1 App on Android 8

Just a quick post for anyone using version 1.5.1 of Squeezer App for control of SB Touch, Boom, etc, to say it works perfectly (for me anyway) on Android 8 :thumbsup:

Since losing use of the...
Forum: WAD General 1st January 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Richard
Re: Speakers for my Kel84

There are review/awards links on the MA site,

https://www.monitoraudio.com/en/product-ranges/bronze/bronze-2/

...
Forum: WAD General 1st January 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Richard
Re: Speakers for my Kel84

Good points John/Greg, if in the EU consider possible pending implications for price/availability, I suppose we could run out of magnets or something.. :confused:
Forum: The Coffee Bar 1st January 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Richard
Re: Happy new year.

and to you too and everyone else Bob! :thumbsup:
Forum: WAD General 31st December 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Richard
Re: Speakers for my Kel84

Yes I wouldn't worry too much about sensitivity as I've had 2 Kel84 into 84dB speakers at home (7m x 5m room) and they were more than loud enough. Into big speakers at very loud levels maybe some...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 24th December 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Richard
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! :)
Forum: WD Amplifiers 2nd December 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Richard
Re: Kel84 transformer

Like Phil, I made thick cardboard gaskets for the TXs on my steel chassis Kit88 and thought it was a little better. I got the idea from Morgan Jones book where he says steel chassis' induce currents...
Forum: Suppliers 26th November 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Richard
Re: Rifa suppressors to avoid

A quick follow-up,

Re. Phil and Bob's comments about the mains delta cap; whilst sorting through the box for some bits over the w/e I found the last of my 5 RS 239668 delta caps in it's bag...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 24th November 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Richard
Re: Feedback

Hi Stuart, we've trodden similar paths by the sound of it, I loved my Pro9s and it's always interesting to hear how others got on with a change.

With speaker alignment there are so many variables...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 22nd November 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Richard
Re: Feedback

Hi Stuart,

Yes the 300B monos had switchable on/off global fb.

I tried various amounts of global fb on my Kit88. From memory it had around 23dB as designed. Taking about 5dB off did sound more...
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