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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:38 pm

For speakers I use two on each channel

One Carver AL3 plus and one Infinity Quantum 3

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There are also a pair of planar loaded horns with ribbon supertweeters in the rafters that I don't have a picture of.

And here is my turntable. Milled from solid glass re-enforced Teflon. It weighs about 80 lbs. It uses Norton valve springs for suspension....

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And Mr Kossof sounds excellent.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby ashman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:20 pm

Love that turn table, but where is the handly bars :D

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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:49 pm

gtsun wrote:I just re tubed and went through my old Sansui 1000A for my vinyl listening pleasure. Nothing beats good to sound for music or a guitar amp.


At one time I really wanted a Sansui 1000. Great unit. Just never could afford one.

Of course I even drooled more over the 3300. They bring ridiculous prices today. Jim
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby splatt » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:58 am

That all makes my phone thu a car stero to a couple of speakers nailed to the wall seem a bit trival
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby gortnipper » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:07 pm

Nice. I have four tube amps, and the most powerful of them uses Russian cold war tank valves and put out a whopping 10W, though it has ~1000 volts on the plates.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:14 pm

gortnipper wrote:Nice. I have four tube amps, and the most powerful of them uses Russian cold war tank valves and put out a whopping 10W, though it has ~1000 volts on the plates.


6f5p's?

10 watts of real rms power is plenty if you have efficient speakers. [which I don't]
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby gortnipper » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Copper plate GM70, Russian 845 equivelent. They are run pretty conservatively single ended, and can put out double that if I I run them off the 16 ohm tap. I have some 99db GPA (Altec) 604-8H-III in ~300 liter mass loaded transmission line boxes I built.

Also have a 2A3 amp i love the sound of, a pair of 45 monos, and dirty little EL84.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:06 pm

gortnipper wrote:Copper plate GM70, Russian 845 equivelent. They are run pretty conservatively single ended, and can put out double that if I I run them off the 16 ohm tap. I have some 99db GPA (Altec) 604-8H-III in ~300 liter mass loaded transmission line boxes I built.

Also have a 2A3 amp i love the sound of, a pair of 45 monos, and dirty little EL84.


Nice, I bet it sounds sweet.

Someday I may have to put a SE amp together for the house.
It pretty much takes PP to drown out the machinery in the shop sometimes....especially powering 48 inch BG ribbons.
Can you use FLAC files?
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby gortnipper » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:33 pm

I bet. You should look into some Altec A7 speakers. Very efficient, great sound though not as extended top and bottom as they are essentially old theater PA system. But, sweet midrange. I have seen some shop setups where they are very effective!

Yes, I use FLAC. I have been meaning to buy a better DAC than I have, but recently the audio time hasn't been as much as a couple years ago and I tend to listen to vinyl. I built my TT as well - and old Garrard 401 (no Norton parts) and a handmade arm a friend here in NZ made. Sounds awesome.

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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:40 pm

I will start sending you some dropbox links.
I just picked up around 900 mint LP's over the weekend and will be slowly digitizing them.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby gortnipper » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:49 pm

Sweet. What do you use as an ADC? I have a Hagerman Ripper that I have done some digitizing with, mostly as a good way to A-B changes in cartridges, SUTs, tone arms, footers, etc.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 pm

gortnipper wrote:Sweet. What do you use as an ADC? I have a Hagerman Ripper that I have done some digitizing with, mostly as a good way to A-B changes in cartridges, SUTs, tone arms, footers, etc.


I have an ADC GT40 for A to D which I like and several D to A's, none of which I am real happy with.

Right now I am using a modified Azus Essence PCI card which sounds pretty good when the software is cooperating.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby gortnipper » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:11 pm

comnoz wrote:
gortnipper wrote:Sweet. What do you use as an ADC? I have a Hagerman Ripper that I have done some digitizing with, mostly as a good way to A-B changes in cartridges, SUTs, tone arms, footers, etc.


I have an ADC GT40 for A to D which I like and several D to A's, none of which I am real happy with.

Right now I am using a modified Azus Essence PCI card which sounds pretty good when the software is cooperating.


Furutech makes some nice stuff. Schiit (love their name) make pretty good DACs, am thinking about one of theirs. US made.
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby comnoz » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:21 pm

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gortnipper wrote:Sweet. What do you use as an ADC? I have a Hagerman Ripper that I have done some digitizing with, mostly as a good way to A-B changes in cartridges, SUTs, tone arms, footers, etc.


I have an ADC GT40 for A to D which I like and several D to A's, none of which I am real happy with.

Right now I am using a modified Azus Essence PCI card which sounds pretty good when the software is cooperating.


Furutech makes some nice stuff. Schiit (love their name) make pretty good DACs, am thinking about one of theirs. US made.


Yeah, I have been looking at some Schiit dacs. I bid on one on e-bay but lost it a couple weeks ago.

Send me an e-mail when your done with the dropbox so I can empty and reload it. Between my brother and I the dropbox is usually at it's limit...
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Re: The new shop heater.

Postby splatt » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:21 pm

This is really cool , but what the ***k are you guys talking about?
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