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About avinunca1

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  • Birthday 03/07/1957

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    Shrewsbury, UK
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  • Turn Table
    Vectored Pink PT1
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    HM3, Tubes4Hifi PH15
  • Digital Source 1
    DIY Paradise phono
  • DAC
    EC Designs MOS16
  • Pre-Amp
    tubes4hifi SP14
  • Power Amp/s
    BP SE300b, Pass F4
  • My Speakers
    Ref 3A De Capo
  • Headphones
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Unfortunately it appears Serge has moved on to pastures new and no longer or very infrequently visits here. I doubt a PM would be answered. Can anyone suggest tools for R2R calibration and alignment? Does anyone have any gear they no longer use?
  2. Having found a new way to spend money on hifi - by way of reel to reel ownership - I now need some test gear. Anyone got one of these - perhaps with the partnering unit ATU1?
  3. Before I buy new, I'd like to see if anyone has a pair of Mogami 3103/3104 made up or a length of unused cable. I have some scope for asymmetric cable lengths. Will need some 8M or preferably more in total. Will consider alternative types of Mogami.
  4. Thanks but I have found some stands now. Will close the advert.
  5. Unfortunately they are too short. I need stands that are 26-28 inches 66-71cm
  6. Thanks. Will consider those. I would particularly like the Something Solid stands if I can get a pair though it's a long shot.
  7. Stands must be tall - 26-28 inches 66-71cm. Prefer Something Solid Also looking for DNM cable 5M
  8. Hi Michael, 

    I would love to sell you the stands separately, but I think I stand a better chance of selling the speakers quicker with their original stands. I may, however, consider your offer if somebody comes forward offering to purchase the speakers without stands.

    anyway, thank you for your offer



  9. Yes, I think they must if the weight of the psu is anything to go on!
  10. Postscript - I realised that the Peak DCA 55 wasn't the best tool for the job. The hFE/voltage characteristics are different for the PNP and NPN transistors. Although the design is quite forgiving of mismatch, the best performance comes from closely matched gain in particular circuit locations. The DCA Pro can measure at 9V which is closer to the operating voltage.
  11. I was wondering if anyone here has experienced the combination of BP SE300b with Ref 3a products. I've read that the De Capo is borderline in sensitivity with some 300b SE amps. Maybe the BP choke input psu would make a difference. I like what I have read about Ref 3a - in particular their capabilities with rendering acoustic/jazz/vocal. My listening would rarely be at high volume.
  12. Yes looks good. On the BP - I think the price is normal for a SE300B with ext psu which is the usual one that comes up. I know they did an even earlier one on an all metal chassis. Having the psu remote has definite benefits.
  13. They have added a note about the psu being integral. Looks overpriced to me.
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282727451714?ul_noapp=true Emporium are selling this at the usual sort of price but look carefully at the construction.