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  1. Scar972

    Garrard 401

    I look forward to seeing pics of your completed Garrard 401 as well as the rest of your stereo. Will you be going vintage on the cartridge as well? If not, maybe a new cartridge from the Audio Technica line. Anthony
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    New Reel to reel from Analogue audio France TR1000

    and the Thorens TM 1600 that debut at High-End Munich Show https://www.stereonet.co.uk/news/thorens-tm-1600-reel-to-reel-announced-with-direct-drive-turntable-and-more-ahead-of-munich
  3. Scar972

    Progression pre with Classic Stereo 1

    I'm also a Classic Stereo 1 owner. Did you end up trying the Progression pre? would like to hear your thoughts
  4. Scar972

    D’Agostino Master Power Classic Stereo Amplifier

    I'm still using my D'Agostino Classic Stereo and loving it! They came out with a new more modern faceplate (Classic 2) that I have the opportunity to buy for under a grand but I really like the original with Dan's signature engraved on the front a lot better. It's not often to see a legendary...
  5. Scar972

    King-Cello tape repro with added meters and pots

    No Charlie, you know I'm very happy with the King Cello ;), it's a piece I've come to appreciate the longer I own it. For me, the Aux input on the vu meter box is just an extra add on that is really unnecessary. I tested it out of curiosity but it's not something I need or use.
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    King-Cello tape repro with added meters and pots

    I have also wondered if the King Cello would sound better without the vu meters. After multiple times disconnecting and reconnecting the vu meter cable, I can report that I wasn’t able to consistently tell the difference so I left the vu meters in place. There’s also a AUX input on the back of...
  7. Scar972

    King-Cello tape repro with added meters and pots

    That looks fantastic, Mike! You will not regret adding the ability to adjust the HF/LF and the VU meters are pretty sweet too. Let us know how it performs after you have it dialed in. Anthony
  8. Scar972

    Studer a807 arrived

    Congrats Kodomo, those are excellent machines!
  9. Scar972

    Studer A820 in for repair!

    Thanks for the comments, I'm also using a King Cello and are really happy with the results. I may start looking for the trafoless cards for my A810. Where are you guys finding these cards and costs, ebay I assume? Anthony
  10. Scar972

    Studer A820 in for repair!

    Can someone comment more on the superiority of these Trafoless output cards compared to stock cards.
  11. Scar972

    Original retail prices of Studer tape decks

    They were all at least the price of a new car in their day, and much more for the A820. While the price for Studer has been going up for the last few years, they are still worth acquiring.
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    Original retail prices of Studer tape decks

    Urs, thank you for the links. According to this website, the A807 were $12,500. Someone once told me the A810 were around $22,000. No idea how much the A80 and A820 were. http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/RecordersStuderA807.html I'm surprised no one has chimed in with even a ballpark...
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    Original retail prices of Studer tape decks

    What were the original retail prices for Studers most popular models such as the A820, A80, A810, A807, etc. I know the most economical A807 were still going for over 12K at time of release.
  14. Scar972

    A reference level tape....thank you!

    On the recommendations of members here on WBF, I ordered a couple of tapes from UltraAnalog Recordings (Ed Pong's company). I must say that I'm not really a fan of classical music and can't comment on the technicalities of these performances, but the music itself is extremely enjoyable. I find...
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    New Release from Edward Pong; stunning sonics!

    Mike, thank you for turning us to this terrific recording! I just listened to Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen and the detail, clarity, and dynamic contrast of this recording is unreal! still hoping to get Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1 in a few weeks. I'm listening thru...
  16. Scar972

    I need a Studer repair man in the Los Angeles-South Orage County area

    Glad to hear everything turned out good, I wished he was closer to me.
  17. Scar972

    I need a Studer repair man in the Los Angeles-South Orage County area

    Let us know if you hear from him, he's always on the tapeheads forum. Anthony
  18. Scar972

    What album would you love to see on R2R tape?

    I was flipping through the new Acoustic Sounds catalog a few days ago and noticed four new releases scheduled for 2018. This is good news since Chad probably has the most access to master tapes and that tape sales are doing well. The only bad news I guess is prices are going up to $500. I'm also...
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    I need a Studer repair man in the Los Angeles-South Orage County area

    I second Marc aka Tinman, he has a lot of experience with Studers. My A807 was owned by him at one point.
  20. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Fred I think we audiophiles went into the "head direct out" with the goal of bypassing the 40 years old internal electronics for something more current and built for audiophile use, this was the idea given to us when the tape renaissance began over a decade ago. While you criticize the state of...
  21. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Terrific job soldering those thin tonearm wires, I'd bet it sounds terrific with the Flux heads and King/Cello. Which made a bigger difference, the head upgrade or the outboard amp?
  22. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Thanks for sharing, who wired your A80? Leif That does sound like a pain to work with, I think I’ll save myself the trouble.
  23. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Awesome, thanks for all the pics Leif! Would love to get my hands on some of those cables, was thinking of building my own using pure solid core silver.
  24. Scar972

    Head direct-out and after-market playback electronics

    Thank you for the links. Best, Anthony
  25. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Leif I've been slinging solder long enough. I certainly agree that connecting directly to the head terminals would have been more ideal. As I said in my original post, there just isn't a whole lot of info./pictures on how to do this especially if you've never done it before. Doc B. posted a few...
  26. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Interesting....I wonder if the King/Cello is a similar design to the Cello RMC preamp. I’m using mine for both phono and tape with excellent results.
  27. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    I wouldn’t be surprised, I’ve used Belden quite a bit over the years. Btw, the Gotham cable is also a mic cable similar to what I used for this mod.
  28. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    Thanks for the tip on the Gotham, I will look into them shortly! I used a mic cable that I've had success with in other applications. While mic cables are not sexy to audiophiles, it is commonly used in pro audio and has really good shielding. I wouldn't hesitate using it again. Capacitance for...
  29. Scar972

    Head direct-out and after-market playback electronics

    Fred, thank you for sharing your expertise. Can you please elaborate on the time base distortion (FM and AM haze) originating from the transport and headblock. Anthony
  30. Scar972

    Tape Head Rewire pics

    They are the same cables, I added the jacket before putting the back cover back on just for looks. I thought about using tonearms cables, but the conductors are really thin. I really like Cardas, but litz conductors are really not known for low capacitance. So I chose mic cables with really...

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