Dave Brown

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About Dave Brown

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    Beer, Curry and Cornish Pasty Tester. BBQ Nut.
  • Birthday 06/12/1972

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    Dave Brown

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  • Turn Table
    PJ 2-Xpression SB
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    2M Bronze at the mo
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Lehmann Black Cube S
  • Digital Source 1
    Nucleus +
  • Digital Source 2
    CD Box RS
  • DAC
    Pre Box S2 Digital
  • Integrated Amp
    Old Onkyo thingy
  • Pre-Amp
  • Power Amp/s
  • My Speakers
    Old B&W
  • Headphones
  • Trade Status
    I am in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. One of the best power upgrades for DC turntables is the High Power-IT I use one on my 2-Xperience SB. Sounds like you picked up the earlier "The Classic", we also do the Classic SuperPack and Classic Evo, both with SB (in Pro-Ject terminology Speed Box) built in to the TT. But that horse has bolted somewhat !!
  2. If you do decide you need the cloths, we hold them as a spare part.... https://www.henleyaudio.co.uk/shop/product?DepartmentIds=1&BrandIds=6
  3. Aplopogies, didnae realise sir.... I'll consider my wrists slapped.
  4. Just picked this up from a friend. Pretty tidy as you can see. There's a few lovebites on the plinth, but nowt that a rub and varnish couldn't sort out, bar that it's about as clean as I've seen. Works as should, as you can see in the video. I've just serviced it and lubed the parts that need lubing. Comes with a reet tidy lid. Comes with a DIN to RCA Adaptor. Comes fitted with a new AT91 cart/stylus as I wouldn't trust the stylus on the Ortofon MF15 that it's currently fitted with. Looking for £80 as it is a particularly tidy example in perfect working condition. Collection from OX11 - Didcot - Or I can deliver in a 60m radius for an extra £20 Ping me an email at admin@brownz.org or gimme a call on 07767 458151 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ikvdqz7y212luxx/AABouZzs5wNHzNBMDlnnSA2ha?dl=0
  5. They are specifically tuned to suit the rhythm and tempo of most of Beedle's releases.....
  6. I think the pebbles and dots man needs an honorable mention...... http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina31.htm http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina47.htm http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina46.htm
  7. ........ "Auralic Polaris Streaming Amplifier (demo/display unit) in Black finish RRP £2875_____Now £1810" Itchy trigger finger hovering over the mouse..... Love the auralic kit - they look fantastic inside - wonderfully laid out PCBs.
  8. Heh, I didnae know that ! Everyday's a school day. Funnily enough we don't see many Rega's back here ! Simply having TT > Phono Amp > Amp connected by a common ground should suffice in most cases. If everything in the mix is floating, then a connection to a true ground can resolve things. I modified a couple of mains socket faceplates at home to include a banana socket soldered to the earth in the socket. A bit OTT, but it looks neat. I used to have really bad hum with my first TT, an old hanpin connected to my Onkyo home cinema amp.
  9. Before I started at Henley Towers I worked as a hardware development engineer for large UK OEM Computer Manufacturer. (20 years man and boy for my sins). We used to deal mainly with APAC suppliers for components. We used mainboards from the usual suspects, Intel DPSD, MSi, Gigabyte, Fujitsu (out of Augsburg), Tyan, Aopen, Asus and later Pegatron. On one of our many trips over to see Aopen we were presented with the usual goodie bag of Mooncakes, Pens, promo gubbins etc etc and one of these - http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/aopentube/ It sat in the box under my desk for about 10 years and I never got around to doing owt with it - which is a shame ! I think it got chucked out when we stopped making hardware in the uk and 300 of us were made redundant around 6 years ago. They were fun times and I worked with some great characters back then.
  10. All Pro-Ject TTs, from the entry level Elemental / Essential, right up to the heavyweight Signature 12 come with ground wires built into the interconnects. Pretty sure this would be the same for most if not all manufacturers ? https://www.henleyaudio.co.uk/Turntable-Earthing
  11. The Ortofon 2M sales brochure is quite fact packed for a sales thingy and is worth perusing. https://www.ortofon.com/media/150415/2m-series-brochure_2019.pdf I also have a 2-Xperience SB in Walnut - the best colour and I faffed around for ages looking for the right combination that pleased my lugholes. We are nicely settled now with the 2M Bronze which suits me down to the ground and is my go to combo when not fettling or testing something else. I found the Blue and the Black both too bright for my tastes. The Bronze combined with the Lehmann Black Cube S/E phono stage is "in my opinion" a killer combo and punches well above its weight. Tis also worth pointing out that we have the Ortofon Cartridge Experience Tour 2019 coming up, it may well be worth your while seeing if you can get to one of these, then you can listen to them all !
  12. Heh, quite possibly. Also check for anything on that ring main that might have a big ol' mechanical switch. Thermostats are common culprits for random pops.