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Old 22nd April 2012, 12:58 AM   #1891
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That's what I sold Salas, a 774. Had it for many years. If I get the Ittok I will try to get a Denon 304, if I splurge on the modifed Rega I will go for a Grado. DCB1'ers will not enjoy all the tt and cartridge talk...
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Old 22nd April 2012, 01:08 AM   #1892
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Go for an SPU are my last famous OT 5c.
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:37 PM   #1893
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Finished my cap testing, kept the Black Gate STD, which finally sounded great after well over 200 hours of break-in. Their imaging and definition was the best of the lot, but I still find them sounding a bit bright. I would rank Slimic II as second best.

The finished thing has a Chinese rcore,
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Where did you source the transformer?
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Old 24th April 2012, 07:19 PM   #1894
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I'm happy with it so far...
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Old 24th April 2012, 07:44 PM   #1895
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OK, thanks!
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Old 24th April 2012, 08:38 PM   #1896
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This buffer would be good (bring audible benefits) also if my amplifier is having a high impedance (100k) and the source is having a low impedance (i.e. Simplistic Riaa preamp).
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Old 24th April 2012, 08:42 PM   #1897
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Try it. You can do a DIY test build for pennies.

As its low gain the layout can be tested with a simple PTP test.

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Old 24th April 2012, 09:00 PM   #1898
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Sorry, made a mistake. I've got that one another equipment! The one I used for the dcb1 was this type, but the model R80-53 (scroll down to the table lower in the page and find that model number):

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Old 24th April 2012, 09:19 PM   #1899
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Did that really make a massive diffence over a 60VA Toroid ?

I could hardly tell the difference between a decent CRC and Salas Reg, both driven wth an over spec 60VA toroid.

IMO there was little difference between the LM317 Reg supply with a 30VA CRC supply either.

Is this again Snake Oil territory ??

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Did that really make a massive diffence over a 60VA Troroid ?

I could hardly tell the difference between a decent CRC and Salas Reg, both driven wth an over spec 60VA toroid.
Can't tell you if the rcore itself made a difference, because I did have a toroid (12v 50va) before and wanted to go to 15v and decided to get an rcore based on a previous recommendation in this thread. The improvement in sound could've have been just from moving from 12v to 15v and not the transformer design itself.
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