Responses from palasr

New in 2019
If you like the Intervention release of Night & Day, be sure to check out the live album Summer In The City.  Rather stunning. 
What area or country do you live in ?
3 hours from NYC, 3 hours from Boston and 3 hours from Montreal (driving). 
How do you clean the fans in a Runco (CL 810) projector?
I've worked on many, many types of projectors over the years, although not this particular model.  The obvious question is have you cleaned the filters? Every projector has at least one main intake filter.  Beyond that, I can assure you that once ... 
What Type Belt Are You Using
44" x 1/2" 2mil Kapton, spliceless on my Galibier.  If you're looking for an alternative, the Origin Live (1168mm) belt is well worth trying as well, despite the fact that it appears to be rubber.  It has a much lower modulus of elasticity than a ... 
Redpoint Motor Controller
I think my last paragraph sums up what I've done - this (so far) is the best option I've found.  My second choice would be an open-loop AC controller capable of driving a 7W, 600 RPM AC motor, preferably a Premotec or Airpax/Phillips - lots of hea... 
Redpoint Motor Controller
The Redpoint uses a brushed DC motor.  They all drift.  Since the controller is open-loop - meaning there is no feedback from the platter (using a tachometer type device to send corrections to the controller), the speed will invariably drift due t... 
Quadraphonic records (LPs to you and me)
It's also worth noting that quad pressings are also mixed specifically for the format, and upon 2-channel reproduction can range from absolutely explosive (try a quad UK of Dark Side of The Moon) to the utterly bizarre (US quad pressing of Steely ... 
Best Debut Albums
Carole King's debut LP was 'Writer', not 'Tapestry'.  Great album, btw. 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Don't leave out The Egg.  Not a bad seat in either of the theaters in that building.  And you're correct about both the taxes and the weather.  We had early spring two days ago, late spring yesterday, and summer for today and tomorrow.  Maybe it'l... 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Bryan Ferry @ Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady NY on March 30th.  He's still got it. 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ The Egg in Albany NY.  Quite an evening. 
Tips on soldering Deltron Banan plugs
You're going to need to develop better soldering technique.  Solder is not glue.  To properly solder something so large you'll need a 100 watt gun, not an iron.  Insert the cable into the connector, heat the connector sufficiently and the solder w... 
Cartridge for Rega Planar 3?
Having owned all the Rega MMs over the years (Bias, Elys, Exact), they are all distinctly underwhelming performers.  While Rega makes a hell of a tonearm and turntable, their cartridges are lacking IMO. 
David Berning preamp..looking for suggestions
lewm,The EA-230 (great amp, btw) was the last Berning amplifier to use a linear power supply, so hearing switching noise from it would be impossible.  Every amp and preamp thereafter used SMPSs (we're talking the 1980's here, just to give you an i... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
reubent,Glad to hear you're enjoying it.  Cheers!