Phasemation T-2000 - introduction to my favorite Step - Up

shakti

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With a Zanden and if using a PP-2000 cartridge, would one still require a SUT T-2000?
The Zanden 1200 MkIII (and the Jinpu as well?) has no MM input, so external SUTs are not possible.
As already said from Howie, the PP-2000 will fit both Zanden Phonostages very well
 

howiebrou

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Interesting,
on my Zanden 1200 MKIII I can find two position:

Low (impedance), High Gain
38ohm / 68 dB total gain
(which translates roughly into a 36x SUT with 32db SUT gain)

High (Impedance, Low Gain
470ohm / 56dB total gain
(which translates roughly into a 10x SUT with 20db SUT gain)


looks like, that your Zanden Jinpu has instead

1x 30x low impedance / 30db High Gain SUT
and
1x 16x medium Impedance / 23 or 24 db Medium gain SUT

if the 47kohm load is chosen.


Difficult to find a good match for the vdh Master Signature , vdh Gran Cru would be a better fit.
Is there much difference between MSS and GC? My MSS is 0.38mV output.
 

morricab

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My first contact to KS Parks products is the Silvaweld 650 phono stage, which already has the famous 5U4G Rectifier in the PSU. This Phonostage is now with a friend and I can listen regular to it. The integrated J-Fet is great in sound and it is difficult to find a step up, which can beat the internal J-Fet stage. Comparing Allnic 1500 and Silvaweld can be done with the same external SUT using both the MM inputs. I never did it :)
When we compare J-fet and SUT on my friends Silvaweld, the impedance of the chosen cartridge was always critical, without matching the SUT 100%, the J-fet mostly wins, as more flexible.

KS Park is using more or less the same SUT type in his current Phonostages. I am looking forward to his new silver SUT, planned for 2021. I am not sure if this Silver SUT will be only available as external upgrade or if the SUT will become standard for the Allnic 8000 Phonostage.
Was yours a two box model? I thought that was the 550. The one I have is a kind of one off that I was told is a 650. It is one box but all tube power supply (I don’t think it uses a 5u4g but has a 6c19pi power triode as the pass regulator tube and two other tubes for voltage reference...pretty nice). The phonstsge itself is the same as the 450 but with the better power supply mine sounds much better.
 

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Was yours a two box model? I thought that was the 550. The one I have is a kind of one off that I was told is a 650. It is one box but all tube power supply (I don’t think it uses a 5u4g but has a 6c19pi power triode as the pass regulator tube and two other tubes for voltage reference...pretty nice). The phonstsge itself is the same as the 450 but with the better power supply mine sounds much better.
Sorry, I mixed up the line stage and phono stage number, this is the correct name:

Silvaweld Phono-Equalizer SWH 550 BFA

BFA means, that it was a unique Version for the German distributor Black Forrest Audio (without volume knob)

please see the pictures, already with Kron Recti

IMG_4950.jpg IMG_4954.jpg
 

shakti

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Is there much difference between MSS and GC? My MSS is 0.38mV output.
The MSS is using a generator with > 40ohm DC resistance (46? ohm) ,
higher output MSS versions have different magnets.
The Gran Cru has the big magnet, but less windings on the coils, so Gran Cru can have around 24 to 26ohm
(again, according to my best knowledge, vdh is changing carts so often, that many different versions do exist)
 

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Sorry, I mixed up the line stage and phono stage number, this is the correct name:

Silvaweld Phono-Equalizer SWH 550 BFA

BFA means, that it was a unique Version for the German distributor Black Forrest Audio (without volume knob)

please see the pictures, already with Kron Recti

View attachment 76858 View attachment 76857
mine is also BFA version
 
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