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Forum: For Sale 4th November 2019, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Pingushome
Re: Giveaway: components

You have mail ;)

Martin
Forum: Wanted 17th October 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Wanted - Phono Pre

Go for it youíll not regret it and already said by Bob lots of help on here too. I can vouch for that as Iíve had lots of invaluable help and advice from the forum in the past
Good luck keep us...
Forum: Wanted 24th September 2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Wanted - Phono Pre

Tube luver,

To be honest most of the s/h stuff on fleebay recently is not much cheaper than a new kit. By the time you give it a check over and probably new valves and/or caps (probably both)....
Forum: News 17th September 2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Is there anybody out there?

Seems a good idea Greg.
Yes a few still about. I am bit busy trying to sort out a DarkVoice HA at the mo, with the help of Stuart (thanks Stuart). Keeps cracking and the 6AS7 flashes then one...
Forum: General 13th August 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Stuart and Bob
yes we have no hum today, the tubes are Tung Sol Russian and the other is no named but believe it’s a Telefunken. They are not the stock supplied ones

As to the volume yes it is...
Forum: General 12th August 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Well it arrived and to the minute of the advised time exactly. Well only four days late but exactly to the minute 10.32hrs well done DPD :D'oh!:
Sounds very good no hum at all and good upgraded...
Forum: General 10th August 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Ha ha ha well weíll see Stuart.
After four days of lies and obfuscations from DPD group the parcel has allegedly been found but as yet not moved from the pick up point .
Iíve noted youíre comments...
Forum: General 8th August 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Hi Stuart,

Picked up a S/H one just waiting for it to arrive, if dpd can find it. They seem to have lost track of it.

Been reading the forums and was thinking of eventually doing the full RG...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 7th August 2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Kit 6550 on FleaBay

So it went really cheaply £375 grr should have bid. On the down side a 6 or so hour round trip from Wales so maybe not such a good idea.
Someone got a bargain Iíll just have to wait for another one...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 7th August 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Kit 6550 on FleaBay

Yes great pity I can not afford it at present ☹️. Just bought other stuff but always wanted one of these.
Could put it back to original and then re do the mods if worth it, should be enough spares...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 7th August 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Pingushome
Kit 6550 on FleaBay

Noticed a 6550 on the flea bay, much modded and interesting wiring hookups from the pix. However cheap enough at the mo.
Worth a look if anyone interested
Martin
Forum: General 27th July 2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Attenuation Resistors

Thanks Richard. Iíll get some small resistors and make up a couple of cables to see which is best.

Itís just for a medium term fix until I get the preII CF completed.(if I can find all the bits...
Forum: General 26th July 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Pingushome
Attenuation Resistors

Hi
Quick query,

Does anyone know the values of resistors to use to get 10db and15db attenuation from an old Maranda CD42 to a WAD HD 83. Making up a new interconnect as itís a bit loud at the mo...
Forum: General 23rd July 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Pingushome
Re: WAD Phono II

Iíve PMd you Greg also about the head shell mass

Thanks it would be a great help :thumbsup:

All the Best
Martin
Forum: General 22nd July 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Pingushome
Forum: General 22nd July 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Pingushome
Re: WAD Phono II

Thanks Bob. :thumbsup:
You wouldnít have info on publication dates would you?
Martin
Forum: General 22nd July 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Pingushome
WAD Phono II

Can anyone help please

I have been given a phono 2 set up for MM. On the PCB it says wad phono II issue1 and 0409 PCN if that’s any help to anyone.
Can’t seem to find the HFW articles on it so...
Forum: General 20th July 2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Thanks for the info, all noted. :thumbsup:
Iíll order the DV next month I hope

All the best
Martin
Forum: General 18th July 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Thanks Black Stuart

Iíll take your advice. Yes noticed lots of stuff about modding the DV but was only going to keep it simple.

Good you mentioned shunt pot as when people mentioned the volume...
Forum: General 18th July 2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

And so they should be at over ten times the price Bob :thumbsup:

Martin
Forum: WAD Problems 12th July 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,129
Posted By Pingushome
Re: HD83, how to use low and high impedance cans?

Ha ha ha found the above ref

It was in my thread about HA and sent by Greg
So here it is

By the way, you could make a reasonable improvement to sound by simply replacing the DIP switches...
Forum: WAD Problems 10th July 2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,129
Posted By Pingushome
Re: HD83, how to use low and high impedance cans?

Hi,
May be a bit late but if you still need the different output impedances this may help.

I read on here recently, but cannot find the thread now, that an alps switch from HiFi collective could...
Forum: General 9th July 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Thanks Dave I see it now square box round corners faceplate.

Iíve saved the link as well

Martin :thumbsup:
Forum: General 9th July 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Just contacted the seller and he says Iím mixing up late models and this one and suggested I look at previous HA sold.

I did and definitely looks different to me. That has rounded corners on case...
Forum: General 9th July 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pingushome
Re: Headphone Amps and choices

Thanks Greg, take it that the circuit is the same, no improvements or changes. Just looks a bit odd with miss matched front.

I realise the latest version has the switchable impedance matching...
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