Psilonaught

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About Psilonaught

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  • Location
    Saffron Walden
  • Real Name
    James

Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Squeezebox+ReadyNAS
  • DAC
    BelCanto DAC3
  • Pre-Amp
    YS Audio A2 Plus
  • Power Amp/s
    Mod'd PS Audio hca2
  • My Speakers
    Mod'd Roksan Ojan 3s

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  1. I thought I'd share the details of a chap I discovered via eBay who repairs Magnepans. One of my beloved and truly magnificent 1.6QRs developed a fault. I trip down to Brighton in the car saw him take the speaker and look it over. It transpires that the bass/mid section of wire had failed. After a call with magnepan in Minnesota, he established the correct gauge of coated aluminium wire and completely redid the wiring by hand. An visual inspection surprised me how neat a job he did, and most importantly, the unit is back and working. The guy is called Carlos and his email is c.m.santos@hotmail.co.uk Highly recommended.
  2. I'm currently using a single REL Strata III with my magnepans. In general with 2 channel systems is it recommended that two are used?? I have the opportunity to purchase a second so wanted to ask. I have a large listening room if that info is important.
  3. Psilonaught

    Bel Canto DAC 3 to 3.7 conversion in UK?

    My view is that improving the front end will just give more resolution. Obviously based on carefully matching. I use magnepans which are exceptionally revealing, as is my ps audio amp.
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    Bel Canto DAC 3 to 3.7 conversion in UK?

    Apparently it would cost £1000 just for the 3.7 circuit board. Probably better off trying to find a 3.7/ PSU second hand.
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    Bel Canto DAC 3 to 3.7 conversion in UK?

  6. As title basically. I'm happy with the sound of my system so it makes sense to invest in the front end and the 3.7 with VBS looks superb. If I have to send to the US I will forget it.
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    Have I burnt my LF capacitor??

    They are 1.6QR. I've been getting intermittent popping on the same speaker and my amp was starting to cut out so the panel has been on the way out for a few days There is a chap in Brighton who lists a Maggie repair service on ebay. Anyone else know someone who services them??
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    Have I burnt my LF capacitor??

    I have been trying to move my cross over on my Magnepans to an external box, which i thought i had successfully done, but now I have no LF from that speaker. I have triple checked all the wiring, and i even went so far as to put everthing back how it was but the problem is still there. The LF part of the speaker has completely shut down. Is it possible that i burnt the capacitor when soldering it? Would that totally kill the bass? I have also tried swapping round the speaker cables to rule out the amp, but the dead LF doesn't move across to the other speaker to it must be the speaker?
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    thanks for sharing!
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    so I bought x4 2200pF 1600V K72P-6 Audio teflon capacitors to bypass my 2.2uF sonicaps and x4 0,22uF 600V teflon capacitor FT-3 which will be a straight swap for my input sonicaps. Thanks for the help. I now need to go away and start building my external cross-over for my Magnepans, my project boxes just arrived
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    Interesting idea! Presumably I'd want to use a low value one in order to avoid changing the spec too far from the original?
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    I'm just wondering if it might be a safer bet to mix the teflons with more traditional PIO for example the k40y?? I need 2.2 and 0.22 in pairs.
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    Thanks chaps I better get these ordered them!
  14. Psilonaught

    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    Thanks. Which have you tried?? My preamp used sonicaps gen1 for input and output stages.
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    Anyone tried Russian military caps??

    I've been reading up on it and have decided to take a punt on these. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202470388064 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202561407971 The former are hybrid Teflon/ Paper in oils and the later are pure teflons. From what I have read these get close to vcap teflons which are some of the most expensive caps around. I've found a chap who can do the soldering for me, so I'll be upgrading my ys audio A2-SE. I will report back.