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回覆 (1048): Not enough cartridges
Daiwok,  
 
Your cat looks so cool ^_^
ken1967
11-03-15
13:12:43
回覆 (1047): Not enough cartridges
Desperation and desperate measures as I try and get more cartridges so over the weekend I decided to make my own !  
 
I have some old Shure MM carts  
 
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I decided to strip them !  
 
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however I find there is a difference in profile and shape and size between the M75D and M55E  
 
So I strip the M55E  
 
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a much bigger body and no need to adjust the profile  
 
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the fit looks good  
 
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daiwok
11-03-15
13:11:39
回覆 (1057): Phono Shoot Out
Jasper,  
 
No tubes in this phono :-( however I would prefer it some how. Will try and post some photos of the phono when I get to see it next time as it is beautifully made.
daiwok
11-03-15
10:52:43
回覆 (1056): Phono Shoot Out
Vash,  
Thanks for the link and technical info.  
 
Cheers,  
jasper
jaspert
11-03-14
21:56:19
回覆 (1055): Phono Shoot Out
Hello jaspert,  
 
D&P stands for Derik and Panda, they run a company named 'Diatonic Precision' that making audio stuffs. And, Panda told me they current use module based discrete design.  
 
Check this out ( some of the contents are being update... )
http://www.dp-audio.net/dp-audio/index.html
Vash
11-03-14
20:09:16
回覆 (1054): Phono Shoot Out
You guys are having too much fun. :)  
 
Wher,  
I can't help drooling at the sight of your Micro Seiki arsenal...Lovely.  
 
Daiwok,  
That 20mm f1.7 lens is a cracker of a lens. Nice pics.  
 
Any more details about D&P Prototype phono? Tube based?  
I'm intriqued.  
jaspert
11-03-14
17:20:47
回覆 (1047): Not enough cartridges
On the other hand, my 2nd floor storage is always open! :-)  
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If you setup a second system and I have the keys, then I can certainly contribute ! ^__^
daiwok
11-03-14
17:09:06
回覆 (1046): Not enough cartridges
 
>I'll be able to take whatever surplus, particularly tables and arms......<  
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Limage,  
 
With the rate that diawok is acquiring new artillery, I think you are rather optimistic!  
 
On the other hand, my 2nd floor storage is always open! :-)  
 
thekong
11-03-14
16:14:05
回覆 (1045): Not enough cartridges
Storage, I hasten to add, is long term and absolutely free!  
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seems to be a regular pattern with 朋友s here @[email protected]  
 
No worry, Master Limage - whatever artillery you are looking for, I can arrange ! 8^)
daiwok
11-03-14
15:45:15
回覆 (1044): Not enough cartridges
 
To your further relief, my future music room is slightly bigger with a store room built-in too. I'll be able to take whatever surplus, particularly tables and arms, your room is unable to cope with.  
 
Storage, I hasten to add, is long term and absolutely free!  
 
limage
11-03-14
15:38:18
回覆 (1043): Not enough cartridges
Situation is critical ! a slight relief as more artillery arrived today but this did not stop me putting together a new cartridge over the weekend ....  
 
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daiwok
11-03-14
14:34:45
回覆 (1053): Phono Shoot Out
Besides the Schick + SPU, I think there were a lot of tasty combinations at hand, its a shame we still cannot get enough ! we certainly need more arms, more cartridges, more turntables and to top it all ..........more phonos !  
 
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daiwok
11-03-14
12:45:23
回覆 (1046): Garrard and Schick
Really nice photo ^_^  
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thanks 一哥 !  
 
 
 
evp - I would not buy a GF-1, I think this is more appropriate for you ^__*
daiwok
11-03-14
11:03:23
回覆 (1045): Garrard and Schick
Really nice photo ^_^
TaiMonSing
11-03-14
10:59:14
回覆 (1044): Garrard and Schick
these were also taken with the 20mm F1.7 on the GF-1  
 
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daiwok
11-03-14
10:31:33
回覆 (1043): Garrard and Schick
what was the lens again ?  
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Its a Lumix G 20mm F1.7 which I bought from Amazon US as it was cheaper. I normally shoot with Voigtlander and Leica M mount lenses with my GF-1, but this lens got my attention when I saw the quality of the photos. Its the first time I have bought a new lens in a very long time and also an autofocus one as well
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/panasonic_20_1p7_o20/
daiwok
11-03-14
10:26:25
回覆 (1042): Garrard and Schick
icefox,  
 
Thank you very much indeed for the info, but I think this Hammertone 301 is likely to hit somewhere near GBP 2800-3000 at the end of play and therefore totally out of range for a poor little amateur like myself.  
 
daiwok,  
 
... I believe after ordering 9 Schick Type G arms, it looks like another list for Schick after some earlier skepticism ...  
 
I think the Schick & SPU Type A was truly amazing. Very very tempting. BTW, really nice photos, what was the lens again ?
evp1312
11-03-14
05:05:26
回覆 (1052): Phono Shoot Out
One combination which caught us all off guard was the Schick Arm with the Ortofon Type A SPU. Now this is a specially designed 12 inch arm for the Ortofon Type A SPU cartridges, nothing new as Ortofon made these in the past, however this combination with the Type A classic was not how we recall the SPU to sound. In the past I called the sound ToFu dessert, sweet and smooth. This time the sound was dynamic, lots of energy, refine and full of gusto !  
 
I believe after ordering 9 Schick Type G arms, it looks like another list for Schick after some earlier skepticism.  
 
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The Schick Type A arm  
 
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potential orders are being discussed ........  
 
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daiwok
11-03-13
20:32:43
回覆 (1041): Garrard and Schick
evp,  
 
You deserve the best of the best. ^__*
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garrard-301-transcription-turntable-Hammertone-Grey_W0QQitemZ270717463909QQcategoryZ3283QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D6%26pmod%3D110660
icefox
11-03-13
17:01:18
回覆 (1050): Beautiful Stradivarius of Nicola Benedetti
 
Big welcome to Andrew who joined us today on this special occasion....  
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Andrew being a Jazz guru, he must love classical too. He told me that despite the clash with Bob Dylan's concert on 12th April, he chooses Nicola Benedetti's Trio on the same day. I learned from him that the Strad that Nicola would be using is a very good sounding one and it costs a hefty 2M UKP.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3079235/Nicola-Benedetti-to-make-BBC-Proms-debut-on-2m-Stradivarius-violin.html
icefox
11-03-13
13:55:50
回覆 (1051): Phono Shoot Out
The main listening combo was a plain vanilla Denon 103 with an output of approx 0.3mV. This cart was installed on the FR 12 and to balance matters out a MIDAS TOUCH was fitted between cart and arm. Lovely touch (pardon the pun) if I say so myself.  
 
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daiwok
11-03-13
12:13:26
回覆 (1050): Phono Shoot Out
Some photos of the shoot out ......  
 
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Choices Choices and more Choices ..... the real headache is not which combo to try out ........ there are SIMPLY not enough cartridges ! @[email protected] embarrassingly I saw some tonearms including Brande new in the Box not opened or installed !!!  
 
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daiwok
11-03-13
11:54:25
回覆 (1049): Phono Shoot Out
Big thanks to Wher for hosting us yesterday. Certainly memorable occasion as always.  
 
It was a good opportunity to hear how Derik and Panda's new DP Phono was performing against some of the competition. The rules are simple, any phono under HKD 20K was allowed to enter.  
 
1. DP prototype  
2. KAB  
3. Softone  
4. Aragon 47K  
5. Clearaudio ref.  
6. DPA 200S D  
7. CHORD  
8. EAR 834P  
 
DP prototype did not embarrassed itself, indeed it was probably the quietest phono and also the one with the highest gain ! lots of options on loadings with great flexibility. I found the phono very refine and detail yet musical.I think this phono can challenge much more serious contenders on the market. This is a good honest product which you can seldom find in today's market. I am sure when it launched on the market, it will be very successful among vinyl lovers.  
 
When the session ended, I asked Derik if I could have one that is LCR, can be loaded up to 1000K for my Decca carts, yet handle my LMC at 0.18mV and can take on a 20mV mono cart ! The Phono should also have equalisation adjustment for MONO, inverting of polarity and at least 3 inputs. Loading should by remote control as well as selection of inputs.  
 
Obviously the answer from the Wicked Kong was to buy 3 phono's each dedicated to serve each purpose with true balance input, dedicated power supply for each channel in separate box to cut out RF and noise @[email protected] that means 6 boxes !  
 
Derik was more practical - he said no problem but needs to have a think about the 20mV input !  
 
now lets get started with the usual suspects ! ..........  
 
Big welcome to Andrew who joined us today on this special occasion, Andrew is not only an audio nut case, a Lenco owner, but one of the main people in the organization of live Jazz in Hong Kong !  
 
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daiwok
11-03-13
11:46:29
回覆 (1048): Not enough cartridges
Geez !  
 
Well I am happy just to have some kind of music at this moment ..... I have to make do with either Chicken sound with Chicken pre-amp as my pre-amps (yes plural) are all away on holidays. Mean time I can listen to my MONO system which is still being dialed in.  
 
ok - no worries, I respect your tenacity in what you are achieving and total respect for those empty shelves in room tune. I will then use those 4 months to ensure that the SP 10 MK2 with air bearing is totally dialed in by then.  
 
Given that we have to take this more seriously - Master Kong I need your black gate Power supply !
daiwok
11-03-12
00:25:35
回覆 (1047): Not enough cartridges
 
Why Autumn ?  
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The room in Sai Kung has taken me no less than 2 years to fully optimize.  
 
Now I have to start everything from scratch once more. Speaker placement would normally take a month, followed by fine-tuning which is likely to take another two three months at the least.  
 
Then, there is of course the room acoustics I have to figure out, controlling reflections mainly and trying different ways by which bass extension and definition can be best accomplished. Have you ever wondered why my present LP rack is left empty on both side columns? It helps to extend the bass by a few Hz!  
 
It is rather optimistic, you see, if I could have my system singing in six months.  
 
limage
11-03-12
00:04:03
回覆 (1046): Not enough cartridges
Thereafter, I’m afraid my system won’t be up until Autumn.  
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I'm afraid I am still doing some fine tuning to the slate drawing. The arm is ready any time of course, but we need to make an armboard for your lead console. We can wait for a later date if you feel it will be better.  
 
Why Autumn ?
daiwok
11-03-11
22:35:58
回覆 (1045): Not enough cartridges
 
Good, what about tomorrow, or this Sunday?  
 
If not, any evening next week or else I’ll be packing for the move. Thereafter, I’m afraid my  
system won’t be up until Autumn.  
 
limage
11-03-11
22:18:18
回覆 (1044): Not enough cartridges
Aye ay sir, I am fully ready provided these side walkers are able to sweep away my wobbling stick.  
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When you ready, I will bring along my SP10 MK2 with slate plinth and the linear tracker ^__^
daiwok
11-03-11
22:06:45
回覆 (1043): Not enough cartridges
 
time to move to Linear tracking  
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Aye ay sir, I am fully ready provided these side walkers are able to sweep away my wobbling stick.  
 
 
limage
11-03-11
20:33:18
回覆 (1042): Not enough cartridges
 
VTA  
cartridge load  
volume setting  
thekong
11-03-11
18:49:54
回覆 (1041): Not enough cartridges
Well if you have a linear tracker like this one, then you only need 2 settings.  
 
VTF  
VTA  
cartridge load  
volume setting  
 
- time to move to Linear tracking Master Limage ^__*
daiwok
11-03-11
16:52:38
回覆 (1040): Not enough cartridges
 
Assuming precise alignments are all done around the head-shell and no further adjustment is necessary swabbing cartridges, one has yet to fiddle with up to 9 more steps in succession,  
 
matching the right wand  
balance weight(s)  
tracking force  
anti-skate  
VTA  
lateral balance  
cueing devise  
cartridge loading  
volume setting  
 
before one is ready to start listening again. That's the kind of pleasure one may have rolling cartridges.  
 
No wonder the situation is getting critical!  
 
limage
11-03-11
16:23:12
回覆 (1039): Not enough cartridges
I think the situation is getting critical @[email protected]  
 
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daiwok
11-03-11
14:42:34
回覆 (1041): Lenco Candy
This is sporting a limited edition MiWi 309 arm, iron welded plinth, bitumen like damping and a double platter.
daiwok
11-03-11
13:59:28
回覆 (1040): Garrard and Schick
 
 
 
都係毒勁 D,陰毒更正!  
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陰毒揾 thekong, "西"毒揾肥強!  
 
 
 
 
cpsjj
11-03-11
11:04:40
回覆 (1038): Not enough cartridges
I hear among some brothers here that there is simply not enough cartridges to fullfil all the turntables and arms. I guess the difficulty is what is worth buying ?  
 
I actually had a look at this recently ..... having acquired a second Denon DL-304 which shares the same body as the DL-S1  
 
DENON - DL-S1 Phono Cartridge  
 
The Denon DL-S1 moving coil phono cartridge is Denon's top of the line phono cartridge. It is designed and crafted to provide the pinnacle of performance, a bold statement that should not be taken lightly given Denon's track record of producing moving coil phono cartridges that have withstood the test of time and penchant for understating the engineering genius of their designs. The Denon DL-S1 cartridge offers musical accuracy that is exemplary, breathtaking and addictive. It is a standard by which other pinnacle and topflight cartridges will be compared to. If you are thinking of spending up to 100 times the cost of the Denon DL-S1 phono cartridge, it may be wise to reconsider. Musical satisfaction could be less expensive than you imagine. The special features and technical specifications enumerated below offer a thoughful glimpse of its capabilities.  
 
Denon DL-S1 Moving Coil Cartridge Special Features  
 
1. Newly developed ultra fine wire combining gold and 6N copper.  
A newly developed ultra fine wire cmbining pure gold and 6N copper is used in the voltage generating coil. By combining the excellent qualities of gold and copper, the Denon DL-S1 is thus able to deliver uncompromised and unadorned pure and clean analog sound quality. Pure music - that's what you get with the Denon DL-S1 MC phono cartridge.  
 
2. Stable, analog reproduction via superb tracing capability.  
The use of a tapered cantilever, a non-magnetic coil bobbin, and a 0.07 mm micro stylus chip reduced the effective mass of its vibration system, lowered its mechanical impedance, and superbly improved its ability to trace the grooves in the record.  
 
3. Elimination of unwanted vibrations with carefully selected materials.  
A ceramic frame and a highly rigid aluminum body that has received a double alumite treatment eliminate unwanted vibrations within the cartridge.  
 
3. Denon's unique 2-way dumping system.  
The unique Denon two-way dumping system has been employed to suppress the tonal variations due to changes in room temperature and at the same time to obtain level frequency characteristics.  
 
DENON DL-S1 Phono Cartridge Specifications  
 
CARTRIDGE  
 
Denon DL-S1  
 
Type  
 
Moving Coil  
 
Output voltage  
 
0.15mV  
 
Frequency range  
 
20Hz - 70kHz  
 
Recommended Load impedance  
 
over 100 Ohms  
 
Channel balance @ 1 kHz  
 
Less than 1.0 dB  
 
Channel separation @ 1 kHz  
 
>28 dB  
 
Stylus tip  
 
0.07 x 0.07 mm square  
solid diamond  
 
Compliance  
 
14 x 10-6 cm/dyne  
 
Recommended  
Tracking force  
 
13mN +/- 2mN  
(1.3g +/- 0.2 g)  
 
Color  
 
Black & Gold  
 
Weight  
 
7.0g  
 
 
daiwok
11-03-11
11:00:40
回覆 (1039): Garrard and Schick
 
you mean 邪門, I love 邪門武功!  
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都係毒勁 D,陰毒更正!  
 
limage
11-03-11
10:50:44
回覆 (1038): Garrard and Schick
 
 
 
you are still King of BIG THICK slate....................you mean 邪門, I love 邪門武功!  
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黃老邪好似有個女幾靚嘅喎!  
 
 
 
 
cpsjj
11-03-11
10:42:09
回覆 (1037): Garrard and Schick
Now now, you know I am no longer 一哥 it comes to slate ! Now I believe you have the ultimate turntable on a slate plinth or ready, these Garrards and SP10 MK2 are of course just for 雅門 @[email protected]  
 
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daiwok, yes you are no longer 一哥 in thin (i.e. chicken) slate but you are still King of BIG THICK slate. I am as eager as kong regarding those BFS.  
 
雅門??? I think you mean 邪門, I love 邪門武功!邪門武功的招式,用上乘武功的心法去練。。。。。。。可能會有D不能想像的效果!!
icefox
11-03-11
02:19:39
回覆 (1011): Big Red MONO @[email protected]
WooooW ! Daiwok, they looks cool !!
Vash
11-03-11
01:15:19