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  1. toprepairman

    Valve info

    That power supply looks Ok except for the 6.3 heaters. Half wave rectified and no smoothing caps looks really wrong. (sorry, IS really wrong).
  2. A classic would be sought after and not sort after. Norton 650SS rather more of a classic than the Enfield (IMHO). Somehow couldn't include the NAD as it's a right untidy mess inside.
  3. Repaired a few over the years, certainly nothing special, just a bit above Amstrad for build quality.
  4. Looks more Revox than Sony.
  5. No reply from Naveen yet, time to come clean....
  6. As far as I know, Nuvista tubes were only made in the USA and Japan. Done some repairs to MF Nuvista amps and can say they are beautifully engineered, but... had real problems sourcing replacement tubes. One reputable supplier had some and the one they sent was faulty, as was the next one, and the next one. They sent me their entire stock and all were faulty, just the same as was in the amp. There was one passable one that went in Ok but had no confidence in its' longevity. Apparently the seal fails, (resin to metal) and they go gassy and I dare say there won't be any good ones around for much longer.
  7. In order to get the most out of this system, would I be right to assume the speakers are 15 ohm?
  8. Haha Adam, that's most amusing but you won't be able to part with the nice ones so they'll be gathering dust for some time to come. I have fewer decks, SL1210, SL1700, GL75 and recent addition G88, but no time to listen to any of those either. Stacks of nice amps gathering dust also.
  9. These are lovely, sort of like a Leak stereo 20 all dressed up to go to a wedding.
  10. Lovely place is Collioure. Remember sleeping off a big night on the plonk underneath an upturned boat on the beach in '71.
  11. I'm somewhere around 101/102. Have valve tester with me so can test on the spot.
  12. toprepairman

    Valve info

    Could EB be for Extra Bull****?
  13. I'll be there too, usual spot against the wall across the big hall from the entrance.