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
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    I am in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Coventry has changed since my last visit ....
  2. If you do end up looking for a warmer sounding Phono Stage, I have a Lehmann Black Cube SE with Linear PSU still sat in the classifieds at a rather knockout bargain price. The main reason I bought it was because the sound was very akin to a valve stage with a lovely warmth to it. I'm a big fan of their electronics.
  3. You'd probably notice speed fluctuation before you heard anything. The luxman bearing - from what I can tell via the interwebs, does indeed look like a well sealed beast. I'd probably ask them a question based on the above feedback and see what they say.
  4. Above - spot on. Bearings - will wear after a "period of time" and deposit fine metallic particles into the oil (sleeve bearings made of brass more so than real ball bearings). Oil - no matter how spangly or expensive will age and change viscosity. Dust ingression into the bearing will also happen, no matter how "sealed" it is. It's very much a suck it and see / dependent on usage, on how often you give it a clean and a couple of drops of fresh lubrication. There are no service intervals like a car !
  5. They are one of the lesser known gems of the hifi world. I spent a good month listening to many phono stages and finally plumped for the Black Cube SE. Suits my ears down to the ground. They have a lovely warmth to them, almost valve-like, which is a sound I love. You know when you look at a PCB, appreciate the layout, look at the quality components used, that - in bucketloads !
  6. Hi Radioham, RR is correct, a couple of drops is all you'll need. It is worth giving the bearing a good clean/clearout before re-oiling. If it's been running dry for any period of time it can heat up, and any detritus / old oil etc can solidify and glaze over in the bearing. I just use a foam cleaner or anything else to hand like isopropyl or contact cleaner and a cotton bud. Ditto for the platter spindle. Allow them to dry, then a couple of drops of oil should see you good for a fair while.
  7. Lehman Black Cube SE with PWX Power Supply. About 2 years old. These are still £700 new and going for around £550 second hand on fleabay, so looking for a more than reasonable £350 from a wammer. Would prefer collection from OX11, or can meet up within a reasonable distance between OX11 and your location. Quite happy for you to arrange a courier if you want. Any questions fire them to pitmaster@brownz-bbq.com or gimme a txt / call on 07767 458151. Cheers - Dave.B
  8. I'm guessing there might be a homebrew pcb out there on one of these hobbyist sites. Not the sorta thang I'm into I'm afraid ! I guess a trigger, a codec/amp combo and a bit of memory to save an MP3 to. Sounds simple and complicated at the same time
  9. On the bench last week, a pair of over heating X-A50s, lovely little things. A few caps, a few resistors and a couple of FETs and supporting transistors and they're sounding lovely, and not doing an impression of a heater any more. Burnin over the weekend, all OK. Winging their way back to the customer today. Nice punch for a pair of monoblocks that resemble a couple of baked bean tins welded together end to end
  10. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barking-Motion-Detector-Intruder-Security/dp/B074JCLXNQ
  11. I did an M3 recently, lovely bits of kit. Just needed new reservoir caps and a few transistors replacing. Great sounding amps and blessed with everything you could need (back then).