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About lordmortlock

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    Modded Sonos
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    Phase Style 6sn7
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    Phase Style 6C33C
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    Frugalhorn XL
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  1. Sold .... In excellent condition and with original valves. No original box but will be very well packed for delivery. Sold From the Schiit website ... “Schiit Valhalla 2 is a Class A classic tube headphone amplifier The Schiit Valhalla 2 is a Class A, single-ended triode headphone amplifier with no overall feedback and non inverting circuit topology. It provides a classic tube sound and can drive headphones with impedances as low as 32 ohms. Tubes Made Flexible The only active devices in the audio signal path in the Valhalla are tubes. The 6N1P triodes input provides highly linear, low noise voltage gain. The 6N6P triodes provide good power output capability for a wide variety of headphones. Compare the Schiit Valhalla to tube amps using Alps Blue Velvet pots, Dale resistors, Wima capacitors, and other top-end components. Also consider that Valhalla has almost 2,000uf of filter capacitance in its oversized power supply, for superior performance. While most tube OTL amps are really only designed for 300 ohm Senns and 600 ohm Beyers, Schiit's Valhalla 2 stretches to include headphones that you'd never expect to use with a tube amp. Go ahead. Use it with Grados. Run it with AKGs. Rely on it for many IEMs. You may even like it with high-efficiency planars like LCD-X, LCD-XC, Oppo PM-1 and HE-400. A Complete Desktop Preamp Schiit Valhalla 2 also adds two important features: preamp outs and a gain switch. Preamp outs let you connect your powered monitors directly to Valhalla 2, to give them some of what some people call tube magic. The gain switch gives you better control of both output level and impedance, for better matching to your headphones. It's easy to build a complete desktop system around the Schiit Valhalla. Not Your Father's Tube Amplifier If you're expecting syrupy, tubby, euphonically coloured tube sound, you're in for a shock. Schiit Valhalla 2 is exceptionally accurate, neutral, and resolving, without being strident or etched.This is no weedy tube amplifier!!” Specs requency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 7Hz-200KHz, -3dB Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 180mW RMS per channel Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 800mW RMS per channel Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 450mW RMS per channel THD: Less than 0.04%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, high gain IMD: Less than 0.05%, CCIR at 1V RMS, high gain SNR: Greater than 97db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, low gain Crosstalk: -71dB, 20 Hz-20KHz Output Impedance: 14 ohms (high gain), 3.5ohms (low gain) Gain: 7 (16.9db) or 1.5 (3.5db), selectable via rear switch Power Consumption: 40W Size: 23 x 17.5 x 8.3 cm Weight: 3.2 kgs.
  2. lordmortlock

    For Sale - Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage

    Sold, thanks for all the interest.
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    For Sale - Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage

    Still available. Some better pics.
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    For Sale - Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage

    Hi Andrei, 220 - 240v I think. I’ll double check for you.
  5. We’re moving house! So hifi needs to drop down the priority list for a while. This unit is in excellent condition with just a couple of very minor marks, with the wooden finish, c/w box, manual, two umbilical cords of different lengths to connect to the psu and blanking plugs. The are some marks on the facia of the psu but I have another brand new face plate for the buyer to fit should they choose to. Simply the best phono stage I’ve ever heard, and possibly the single most impressive piece of hifi I’ve personally owned. You can run two arms into it, one into the MM stage and one into the MC, and the high/low settings on the latter comfortably cover any cart I’ve used, all SUPER quiet, no SUT anti hum positioning faff. I’ll miss it. £1750 firm. Buyers are welcome to arrange and pay for courier collection at their own risk.
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    Wanted - Audio Analogue Puccini amplifier

    Cheers chaps. The one on eBay seems a touch steep at £450 and as you say, collection only. Very interested to hear how you get on Jason, keep me in touch if you would.
  7. Does anyone have one of these they’d part with please? Original or SE version, silver facia only, not sure if there was a non phono stage version but I’m after one with it. Thanks, Jake
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    Tubes vs SS for treble

    Valves can do treble Manohar. EL84 done right (Audionote Oto for instance) can have the most wonderful ‘chime’ to them and two different 6C33C amps I’ve owned, the Almarro a318b and my current Phase Style monos, do top end better than any SS amp I’ve had here. I’m sure that someone will be along in a minute to state that valves per se don’t have a sound. Maybe it’s the different circuits designed around them that give the specific sound signature that so often get assigned to the various types of glass. Have you fired up the Reythm amp yet? That one really interests me!
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    Auralic Vega g1

    When he’s back from the Pubski
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    Auralic Vega g1

    Robski eh? @rabski, Any relation?
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    Power Inspired AG1500 - boxed in great condition

    Sold. Thanks John!
  12. Great unit this - regenerates a perfect 230v signal for anyone using 230v/220v gear. Also has a positive effect on valve amps generally, tends to make for less transformer noise/hum and lower noise floor. Boxed in great condition, although there are marks on the feet. £275 inc U.K. delivery
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Sorry Mike, I meant the driver.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Nice. JX92?
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    Avid volvere..any impressions please

    Generally speaking a wonderful deck. Andy’s comments are accurate imo, especially in the wrong system, but pair it well (a ‘musical’, rather than overly detailed cart and maybe a valve phono stage) and you’re right up there. Re value, it rather depends on the iteration of the sequel, as there’s been a couple. What exact model is it Manohar? Any pics?