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Forum: WAD Problems 22nd May 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,445
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: 351
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Kel84

Now sold.
Forum: For Sale 15th May 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
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: 143
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: 351
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: 194
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: 145
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: 776
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: 776
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: 305
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: 1,495
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: 1,495
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: 1,495
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.
Forum: General 25th March 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Dark Voice 336SE h/amp

Stuart,

You may well have already seen this but if not it might help.

http://www.world-designs.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=5795

Phil.
Forum: Sources 19th March 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Disappointing Audiolab

Could be old stock I suppose Richard, who knows ?

I think I am leaning towards changing the caps. As I said, the unit is reasonably well built and the sound is good enough for me as I am mainly a...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 19th March 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Phil Y
Re: BBC scraps plans to turn off FM

Yes, I heard about this on the radio news yesterday. Good news I think. I'm sure the future will ultimately be digital but not crappy DAB with it's low data rate and mono transmissions.
MP2 is a...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 18th March 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,256
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Maplins going under as well

Hi baggy,

Although the bulk of Tannoy production is in China now, I believe that the owners saw sense at the last moment and kept production of the Prestige Series in Scotland. They obviously...
Forum: Sources 17th March 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Disappointing Audiolab

Hi Richard,

I have been doing a bit of "research" and if you can believe all you read, a few things have come to light.

It looks like other Audiolab owners have had similar problems. I have...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 15th March 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Which do you prefer?

Hello Brian,

I have only heard a K5881 briefly and never compared the 2 but you could argue that if you have no particular speakers in mind, the KiT88, being more powerful is a more versatile amp....
Forum: The Coffee Bar 14th March 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Hello everyone...

Hello Brian and welcome.

You may already be aware but I have seen reports here and there of people who claim to have successfully re-inflated those tweeters. No personal experience.

Phil.
Forum: Sources 14th March 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Disappointing Audiolab

Hello Richard,

The failing ones are Lelon brand, not one I'm familiar with. I replaced them with Nichicons.
I didn't look too close but I think they are all the same brand.
I kind of thought...
Forum: Sources 14th March 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Phil Y
Disappointing Audiolab

As it is out of warranty, in curiosity, I opened up my Audiolab Q DAC. I was confronted with 2 electrolytic caps in the PSU section with bulging tops. Needless to say, at two and a half years old, I...
Forum: WD Amplifiers 12th March 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Phil Y
Re: WDKT88VA Rubuild Time

I'm the same as BOB, using JJs although the only others I have tried in my amp (KiT88) are also Svet 6550s. I would not say the JJs are "better", just that they had a warmer presentation that I...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 6th March 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Happy Birthday Bob!

Happy birthday for yesterday BOB.

Talking of strong beer, my grandmother was rather fond of barley wine which I tried but found pretty foul. I don't like the very strong ones, between 4.5% and 5%...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 6th March 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,256
Posted By Phil Y
Re: Maplins going under as well

Hello Stuart,

It sounds like an interesting project you have in mind but I will have to decline. Although I have designed a few simple circuits over the years, I would not call myself a designer,...
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