harpo75

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Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
If anyone is selling a Nagaoka Kilavolt No 103 please Let me know.  Thanks!  
Options for ridding records of static electricity
If anyone is selling a Nagaoka Kilavolt NO. 103 please contact me.  Thanks!  
Schiit yggdrasil + Less Is More vs. Denafrips Pontus II
P.S. I don’t notice any loss of sound on the beginning of tracks ever. The relays only click when changing sampling rates and it’s very quiet. I really barely notice it. Maybe because the Yggy has a bigger, more solid case than other models. There... 
Schiit yggdrasil + Less Is More vs. Denafrips Pontus II
I own the Yggdrasil Less Is More and upgraded from a very highly modified Cary DAC-100.  The DAC-100 was very antiquated but with bypassing they’re buffer circuitry and coming directly off the Wavelength DAC board with a high end cable soldered di... 
Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
lewn you are exactly correct. I’ve been in and out of the audio business during my career and have worked for a few big name audio companies.   I’ve seen companies do exactly what you are saying.  Even to the point of buying a cheap ready made pro... 
Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
Thanks jeffstrick.  I’ll check it out.   
Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
I’ve usually heard good things about the Destat 3 but too expensive for me.  I’m a retired tube electronics tech (mostly tube anyway) and on a tight budget.  Have built most of my equipment or at least modded it.  So looking for a cheap way to acc... 
Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
I really don’t know.  I’m trying to figure out what might work but maybe an inonizer isn’t the perfect answer to destatic vinyl records.  That’s why I’m posting to see what might work.  It just seems that whenever you take a device and label it as... 
Vinyl static ionizers who's used them?
I’ve been interested in finding an inexpensive answer for the static issue with records.  I have an original Discwasher desist gun which a slow process and a hassle.  I was looking at these ionizing fans that are used for electronics.  “Ionizing A... 
what to do with a stereo that needs repair
As stager mentioned amps like this are not that complicated for a decent tube technician to repair.  I’ve worked for a couple high end companies, one of which was a well known for their tube gear.  Unless the output transformer is bad which is ver... 
Warming up equipment
mbmi is also totally correct on speakers. Especially if you’ve modded your crossover with large Polypropylene caps instead of the small electrolytic caps.   Not to mention the large flat copper air core inductors.  These all come into play.  My D... 
Warming up equipment
Your salesman and cleeds are correct.  Don’t turn on the preamp with the amp already on.  It “could” send a transient (thump or pop) to the speakers that can cause damage to them.   Not sure what preamp you have but working in audio manufacturing ... 
Synergistic Research Master Fuse £565
I can understand that a better quality metal in the fuse would make a difference but what I don’t understand is the prices.  Especially when a surge or if it’s in a tube preamp or amp that has a tube go bad and blow the fuse you’re out some real m... 
Help and Advice Needed: Cary Audio SLP-05 Preamp RMA Disaster
Just a few ideas for you from a person that has worked on some SLP-05’s.  It’s possible the volume control needs to be replaced.  That should have been the first thing they tried.  Kimber Kable has no shielding and so does have more leakage to the... 
So, I listened to a $1Million Dollar System
As someone whose worked in the audio world several times over my lifetime as a technician and even sales and even been the one demoing equipment at CES, etc. show hotel rooms, I can say it’s rarely a perfect representation of what the equipment ca...