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Old 29th March 2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Benz Micro Lukaschek PP-1

Great.
Looks like I have a new toy to play with.
Problem is, it's broken.
Does anyone reckon it would be hard to find the schematics for this preamp.
I got it broken on ebay for 400AU, I hope it can be fixed!
Benz Micro Lukaschek PP-1
It looks nice, very small, expensive to buy new.
Last week I bought a denon mc cartridge, might have to trade in for similar range benz.
Just to own it.
I'm only new to the audio bit, I have a well modded rega and rb300, but my first riaa (Yaqin MS12B) is very entry level, and i might even sell it and the ortofon headamp if it all works out.
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Old 3rd April 2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Benz Micro Lukaschek..

Hi Planarboy

I don't want to spoil your fun but isn't AU$400 too much to pay for something which doesn't work?

If so, I've made the same mistake and without doubt, will probably pay too much for something again...

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Old 4th April 2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Benz Micro Lukaschek..

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Hi Planarboy

I don't want to spoil your fun but isn't AU$400 too much to pay for something which doesn't work?

If so, I've made the same mistake and without doubt, will probably pay too much for something again...

Cheers

bulgin
yes, i did experience some difficulty parting with the cash.
I have a good friend who will be able to fix it though.
It's the last expensive thing I am buying til around August
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Old 12th April 2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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It is really worth the effort and money to repair the PP-1.I am using one and I can tell you it is great.AU$400 is a steal even for a non-working PP-1.Good luck with the repair.I think it will not be so dificult.Is it the T9 version?T9 is the latest one.
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Old 13th April 2008, 02:03 AM   #5
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It is really worth the effort and money to repair the PP-1.I am using one and I can tell you it is great.AU$400 is a steal even for a non-working PP-1.Good luck with the repair.I think it will not be so dificult.Is it the T9 version?T9 is the latest one.
I don't know if it's T9.
I'm starting to think I have to send it to Benz for repair.
I'm glad to hear it sounds good!
Will probably flog my current riaa
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Old 13th April 2008, 02:38 AM   #6
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I don't know if it's T9.
I'm starting to think I have to send it to Benz for repair.
I'm glad to hear it sounds good!
Will probably flog my current riaa
You're just collecting parts left and right aren't you?
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Old 13th April 2008, 07:37 AM   #7
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The Lukaschek PP-1 is one of the best (that is, neutral) sounding MC pre amps Iíve heard. Certainly worth repairing.

But I doubt you can find a schematic of it, that is a well kept secret.

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But I doubt you can find a schematic of it, that is a well kept secret.


A few hi-rez pics can put an end to this. And help repair it. It is of course much easier to send it for repairs
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Old 13th April 2008, 08:32 AM   #9
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It is a really great sounding unit.I would agree with the idea of sending it to Switzerland for repair.As far as I know,prices are reasonable.And surely you won't regret it.
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Old 13th April 2008, 09:06 AM   #10
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You're just collecting parts left and right aren't you?
Yep, sort of, being in Western Australia, 70 km's from the capital, leaves me with virtually no chance to audition parts on a floor somewhere.
My first system is parts cobbled together that may or may not compliment each other...but I learn, and learn fast.
It sounds good to me, for the prices I am shelling it would want to!
But my Yaqin MS12B is really noisy, and I am hoping the expensive solid state lukaschek is much quieter, if it is, I'd consider buying a solid state headphone amp as well.
Anyway.
I have a DL304 and a supex cartridge to repair, along with the benz riaa.
This is gonna be costly again, putting the carts off maybe even for a whole year.
But I am thinking about getting a 1200x1200 piece of 40mm acrylic.
I got a friend who is a gun on his CNC, and I don't have to rent cutters.
My plan is to copy the rega plinth, and to make a 2 arm rega plinth, and also keep some acrylic for when I want to start thinking about inverted bearings spindle placing and such. Probably get 5-6 platters off the piece too.
$600AU for the bit.
I have no end of mdf to make mistakes on first.
I'd like to compare my carts in real time with an AB swithbox, I want a two arm table for it.
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