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  1. DetroitVinylRob

    Field Coil Speakers @ 16 Ohms for OTL

    Looking forward to seeing John Wolff and hearing a tube based Tungar alternative power supply. Hope I could audition a pair as his place is just a short drive from mine. The last we spoke it was still in the development stages. Wonder if Ralph from Atma-Sphere collaborated on this project or if...
  2. DetroitVinylRob

    What Cables Are You Using With Atma-Sphere Gear & Why?

    My findings precisely. Ralph speaks with absolutely no hyperbole here. From the Atma-Sphere website: ’The MP-1 is fully differential and balanced because the Balanced Line system eliminates interconnect cable coloration, which is why the recording and broadcast industry has used it for the...
  3. DetroitVinylRob

    Nordost - "Making the Connection"

    Air dielectric for me is most often a very recognizable attribute with cabling, in that it sounds like absolutely nothing in the way. Other aspects of the cable may have some color or character but I believe this is where Nordost has it right throughout their product line. Just my 2¢
  4. DetroitVinylRob

    What Cables Are You Using With Atma-Sphere Gear & Why?

    Between the MP-1 and MA-1 Silver Editions we run 25 feet of Mogami W2534 Neglex Quad microphone cable with the standard XLRs, bought at Guitar Center if I recall correctly. Sounds great
  5. DetroitVinylRob

    New Sigma XC cable.

    I understand the struggle when a piece of kit on first blush just doesn’t produce the juice but do you feel the cable had enough time to settle in, and that you got a decisive read on it?? Just not at all sure I could evaluate anything in my kit in only four days and really be sure of much.
  6. DetroitVinylRob

    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    Thank you Ralph for commenting. A pair of modest Venom V12 NR power cords from the mains to the DC power supplies did yielded a nice improvement from the AC side, so I was just curious if the DC end would also benefit from some particular wire solution.
  7. DetroitVinylRob

    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    A little side bar please, as this subject is a somewhat rare niche within a very small community. This is such a great conversation and with some who have far more DIY experience than I do, and with field coil implementation specifically. My consideration is whether we need to be concerned...
  8. DetroitVinylRob

    Field Coil Speakers @ 16 Ohms for OTL

    Well, I will comment that our Classic Audio 16Ω FC T3.4’s that John Wolfe delivered last October are the first foray into magnet-less loudspeakers and we could not be happier. Not to go without mention, the hand rubbed rosewood cabinets are magnificent also. We run Atma-Sphere OTL amps in the...
  9. DetroitVinylRob

    Field Coil Speakers @ 16 Ohms for OTL

    Yes, it would be very interesting to know more about these two wonderful speakers.
  10. DetroitVinylRob

    DSD to Vinyl Versus Analog Tape to Vinyl

    My take on all this is that it seems to be truly difficult, perhaps improbable to create any kind of real apples to apples comparison in sound reproduction given the huge degree of variables in the signal chain between capturing a given formats, and our reproduction. Though it is an interesting...
  11. DetroitVinylRob

    Measuring power line noise with the TriField EM100, and the impressive effect of Shyunyata products

    Another thing I missed mentioning. The increase in the depth of stage with the v2 in place was rather huge. A real and appreciated surprise. :)
  12. DetroitVinylRob

    MG...not your regular MGB GT

    Not Lucas the prince of darkness I’m sure lol (Loose Unsoldered Connections And Splices)
  13. DetroitVinylRob

    MG...not your regular MGB GT

    I’ll bet it’s there, just a bit taut
  14. DetroitVinylRob

    Denali V2 Vs Everest for small tube amp

    Yeah Tinear1, I know what you mean when you express how emotional the experience takes hold of you. Quite remarkable, and quite rare how profound from a single move. I realize like anything in a perfectionist paradigm, it simply won’t work the same for everyone and a few may even dismiss our...
  15. DetroitVinylRob

    Measuring power line noise with the TriField EM100, and the impressive effect of Shyunyata products

    Apologize, I was off on a road trip to Asheville. Love the Blue Ridge Mountains. I do, decidedly. So on the playback with the Denali v2 supporting the speaker field-coil power supplies and the power amps, the v2 seems to offer for me a much more convincing rendition of a performance, almost any...
  16. DetroitVinylRob

    Denali V2 Vs Everest for small tube amp

    I have been running rather large tube amps, OTLs (140w 8Ω (mine are feeding a 16Ω load)) with a Denali v2. They also share it with field-coil 18vDC 5A power supplies. As has been expressed by quite a few with differing situations, my overall sound quality presented by the amps connected to the...
  17. DetroitVinylRob

    Measuring power line noise with the TriField EM100, and the impressive effect of Shyunyata products

    I have heard Shunyata is working on a replacement(?) piece for the utility that the 2000t provided, but of course with the latest Denali tech. This was after I had already purchased the second Denali v2. No regrets as I need four, maybe six outlets on the front end anyway. Though it will be...
  18. DetroitVinylRob

    Measuring power line noise with the TriField EM100, and the impressive effect of Shyunyata products

    Ack, your TRIFIELD findings are quite interesting and somewhat match to my ears much of what goes on with Shunyata Denali v2s an the NR mains cabling. I don’t begin to understand it, but it sounds wonderful. As I added each cable the music presented more clearly and deliberate. As I added the...
  19. DetroitVinylRob

    How do you clean your stylus?

    Kick’in it ol’ school… remember DiscWasher? Never quit liking this thing. Horsehair brush with a magnifying mirror. [|;^)>
  20. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann owners

    WoW, a Glanz and Koetsu combo must be heavenly :) I would need to try quite a few more tonearms and carts before I could ever hope to speak authoritatively on the sound of the decks themselves. So I don’t know. What I can say is that the BB seems to has the biggest soundstage, is the quietest...
  21. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann owners

    Not yet. Any thoughts about that? I know from many experiences that the Kleos or Lyra carts in general perform very nicely on Graham tonearms.
  22. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann owners

    Modest stuff bonzo, On the AA: SME V with Kondo silver internal wire with Lyra Kleos. On the BB: Reed P3-12 with Miyajima Zero and Graham Phantom III with DynaVector Te Kaitora Rua. simply loving the listening
  23. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann owners

    I have both an Avid Acutus SP and a Brinkmann Balance w/RöNt II. Though the BB presents much bigger, more robust, and a more solid presentation in general, the Acutus has a very lively and lovely play especially on acoustic music, more like a good sprung table like a Sondek LP12 possibly (which...
  24. DetroitVinylRob

    Everest - all in or only front-end?

    I'm not running an Everest, though I am running two Denali 6000S V2 units. One handling the whole front end and the other handling the OTL mono block power amps and the individual DC power supplies to the voice-coil drivers of the horn loudspeakers. AND, my results have been simply stunning...
  25. DetroitVinylRob

    Sablon DC cable

    I’ve been recently curious with the idea of what a pair of DC fully shielded cables might do running from the 18v 5A power supplies to their connection at the field-coil drivers in my system. NR AC mains cables and distribution have taken my kit to another level entirely. Really quite...
  26. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann Balance/ Kuzma 4P

    Pardon me Vienna and all, for dragging us off topic. (Just once more) But I thought you and even perhaps DasguteOhr might appreciate this info. So while talking to Andy at V.T.S. this afternoon about other matters I thought to ask about the mysterious Telefunken GZ34... and as I expected, he...
  27. DetroitVinylRob

    What's Spinning Tonight?

    Another truly brilliant and dynamic skylarking rollick. Beautiful textured cover Virgin UK press of English Settlement. This mornings sun casts it’s psychedelic mood through the church windows of our listening cathedral. Who says a coloured system is wrong?? No thugs in our house! [|;^)>
  28. DetroitVinylRob

    Brinkmann Balance/ Kuzma 4P

    Delivered in a Pelican Case? The only way to fly!
  29. DetroitVinylRob

    If you could have one album re-mastered what would it be?

    I don’t mean to go too far off the range here but, on my wish list is not so much a re-mastering of a particular album but that it would’ve been captured right in the beginning! I could spend a whole day making a list of albums that I find beautifully conceived and performed but never captured...

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