2N3055

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About 2N3055

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Personal Info

  • Location
    Watford
  • Real Name
    Tony

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Townshend Ellite II
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME V-D, Grado wood
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    LFD Mistral (old)
  • Digital Source 1
    CD Arcam Alpha 5+
  • DAC
    £5 wonder (TV)
  • Integrated Amp
    Densen B100 MkV
  • Pre-Amp
    ex NAC42.5
  • Power Amp/s
    ex NAP110
  • My Speakers
    Sonus Faber Concerto
  • Headphones
    Ears pre-installed
  1. Sonus Faber recommend inside.
  2. Now 20 months later, after many upgrade itches (that went away because I couldn't afford to scratch them)......... First thing. About a year ago I bought some Z banana plugs for the speaker ends of the NACA5 (which were bare wire screwed to the speaker binding posts). I seem to remember cutting off the Deltron bananas because the NACA5 was pulling them out of the sockets. Surprise, surprise. The treble increased. Not like that of the Tukans, but in a pleasant balanced way. I did not imagine there would be such a difference between bare wire and Z plugs. Guess there wasn't so much contact area with the few strands of NACA5 compared to soldered Zs. Then just recently I decided to replace the NACA5 because it snapped one of the Z plugs on the back of the amp when I moved it. Just had enough of its unfriendly nature. Think it would be better to use it for rodding blocked drains! Bought some nice cheap Van Damme UP-LCOFC Hi Fi 4mm/2. Subjectively seems to have more base, clarity and balance than NACA5. And this is without putting any hours on it. Regarding amp power, the B100 is rated at 60W into 8 ohm and 120W into 4 ohm. The Sonus Faber Concertos are 6 ohm so I am guessing at this impedance, the output will be around 90W. Anyway, all sounds very nice.......till the next upgrade itch.
  3. I've got a very nice Rock II with SME V supplied by Mik. I was running it for a while without before building an out rigger and procuring some silicon. In that state it sounded pretty good. Eventually I got around to making an out rigger and paddle and got some silicon. The difference was an extended bass, more powerful presentation and more detail. For what a Rock II costs second hand, they are amazing value.
  4. Some words from Max. Repair_Rock_Bearing.pdf
  5. SALE

    Has this recently sold on eBay?. If not, someone used your photos.
  6. My son has an NCSE MkII. He's very pleased with it.
  7. I've got an old LFD Mistral phone stage. Sounds very sweet. Can be adjusted for MC/MM via a couple of solder links on the PCB.
  8. Well it applies to any TT with a mains frequency dependent motor. I never owned an LP12. Just interested in what is the best PSU solution for my Townshend Elite II.
  9. What about the Norton Airpower? How does that rate against the others?
  10. "Geddon" = "Armageddon" "Herc" = "Hercules" Both different types of TT PSUs.
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  14. Just wondered what the consensus is on the difference one could expect to hear between using a Geddon or various frequency stabilised electronic turntable PSUs. Does anyone have experience of both types and why they may prefer one or the other?
  15. So it would seem there is some reasonably good, and some high end (which you don't see much of over here).