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About Roadster25

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  • Turn Table
    Gyro SE
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    OL1, AT33ptg/ii
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    In my preamp
  • Digital Source 1
    Pioneer PDS703
  • Digital Source 2
    Denon TU1800, CCA
  • DAC
    Fiio D3
  • Integrated Amp
    Rega Brio
  • Pre-Amp
    Exposure VII
  • Power Amp/s
    Exposure VIII
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    HB1, Kralk BC-30
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Roadster25

    Angle Audio Audiophile Phono Stage

    Probably no interest then. Last chance before the dreaded auction site tomorrow.
  2. Roadster25

    Angle Audio Audiophile Phono Stage

    Any interest?
  3. Roadster25

    Angle Audio Audiophile Phono Stage

    Thanks. Yes, built in Suffolk I believe.
  4. Nice budget MM phono stage, much talked about on various forums. Bought new last November, now surplus to requirements following a change of amplifier. In excellent condition, with power supply. Looking for £60, I can post or you can collect.
  5. Roadster25

    Probably a silly question regarding a hum

    Progress has been made! Although I’m not entirely sure why. Arm was sent back to OL, and was returned exceptionally promptly with a full internal rewire. Sadly no improvement on the hum, although sounding very nice when playing. Gave up, bought an old Planar 2 locally, mounted the same cartridge, enjoyed music. All was OK. Got the multi meter out on Monday and fiddled a bit. Initially it seemed there was no electrical connection between the arm tube / end stub and the head shell end earth contact, but after a bit of further testing (or clumsy prodding) this seemed to resolve itself. Fitted the old Rega cartridge from the Planar 2 and now listening to lovely hum free music. Not sure if it was the clumsy prodding or the change of cartridge, but all is well at the moment.
  6. Roadster25

    Nice cart for slightly difficult phono stage

    Sorry chaps, been away from here for a couple of days. AT33 ordered on Sunday, delivered today and mounted an hour ago. Only 1 lp in so far but sounding very good. Thanks to all for their advice.
  7. Roadster25

    Nice cart for slightly difficult phono stage

    Thanks for the comments all. Although the idea of a headamp definitely appeals as a long term solution, I think I’ll start with an at33 and see how I get on. Now to find a good deal...
  8. Roadster25

    Nice cart for slightly difficult phono stage

    Thanks Myles, that’s encouraging.
  9. Chaps, Following the demise of my Hana SL’s stylus I’m considering my next move. The sticking point is the phono stage in my Exposure pre-amp: although excellent, the inputs are fixed at 470pF MM and 470 Ohms MC. The Hana was very good, but if I’m honest was a bit too polite for my taste. It consistently sounded very nice, but I often left me wanting a little more excitement. Stopgap is a VM95ML, which is astounding for the price and lots of fun, but a little bit thin, probably down to the Exposure’s input capacitance (sounds very different with a different phono stage). I’m drawn to the AT33ptg/ii. Most forum folk seen to go for about 100 Ohms, but I’ve seen Serge’s comment’s on here that 470 is correct for the cart. I do prefer a clean, lively sound, so this may work for me. Any experience of loading the AT33 like this? Is there anything else I should consider? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
  10. Roadster25

    SME IV with Michell Gyrodec setup issue

    I’m currently using an AT VM95ML on my Gyro / Tecnoarm, bought as a stopgap when my Hana SL died. I have to say it is surprisingly good for £150. Not as good as the Hana, but astounding value for money.
  11. Roadster25

    Denon dl-110, AT VM540ml carts for sale

    Denon now sold
  12. Roadster25

    Denon dl-110, AT VM540ml carts for sale

    And replied to. Denon sold STP.
  13. Both cartridges are pretty new with very low use. A few big bills in my old car habit have prompted a bit of a clear-out Denon: bought new in November or December last year. Very little use in a second system since then, maybe 50 hours. £95. Audio Technica: bought in a fit of enthusiasm two weeks ago. Forgot about the rather high capacitance of my pre-amp. A superb tracker, and sounds great in the right system but not a happy match for me. Maybe 40 hours use. £140. Cash on collection would be great, or PayPal Gift if you would prefer me to post.
  14. Roadster25

    Probably a silly question regarding a hum

    The earth lead is the puzzle: it’s a full fat OL RB25O with internal and external rewires, so has an Earth lead. Maybe rubber socks are the answer.
  15. Roadster25

    Probably a silly question regarding a hum

    New tone arm cable arrived today, so been tinkering again. New cable helped, but also tried Uzzy’s suggestion, which has made a huge difference. It’s all nice and quiet now, apart from when I’m touching the arm, when there is a bit of noise. This goes away if I run a wire from any shiny metal part of the arm to the amp earth, so perhaps a wiring issue. Almost there! Thanks for the help.