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Old 2nd April 2011, 01:23 PM   #6031
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star grounding gets part way there.
But the separated screens/returns of the interconnects must be very close coupled.
Pity they don't sell figure of 8 screened pairs. The screens in electrical contact from plugs to plugs.

I asked a few weeks ago if stripping the insulation off the screens and coupling the screened cables together would help in overcoming this problem.
No reply.
I guess all Members who saw my request thought I was off my head.

I was serious. It is not sold as far as I know.
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Old 2nd April 2011, 03:33 PM   #6032
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Maybe that is a good idea.... A special interconnect with both screens interleaved so we can avoid GND loops outside the cases.

I always found strange why we connect both output GND inside the source and than redo that connection inside the receiving preamp. I always keep the interconnects close to each other to avoid loop areas....

But on the inputs, I do not know why you suggest connecting both GND because the MC carts have independent windings.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 05:18 PM   #6033
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I am using now my simplistic RIAA for about one year with very big pleasure.

60dB version, driven by a Denon DL103R, mounted on a Thorens TD160/TP16.

The shunt regulated psu is still not ready and actually very little soldering action from my side (much more MCITP studies...).

But: this weekend, I made a very good trade in.

A Thorens TD126MKII with an SME3009 II S2, detachable headshell. Newly rebuilt from new spare parts.

And a Benz Micro ACE SL, new.

All this in trade for two revised Quad II Monoblocks!

I think, the 60dB version of the phono pre will fit perfectly, isn't it?

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Old 3rd April 2011, 05:25 PM   #6034
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That one is a cart I have experienced with this phono. Goes well for 58dB gain. Should be OK with 60 too. Takes 120-150R to load. If for any reason the output would be much in your system's gain or the tone will thicken perceptibly by 2ndH we can always save off 2dB. Let us know if content when it will be hooked up. Some times they output more than nominal.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 05:29 PM   #6035
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Let us know if content when it will be hooked up. Some times they output more than nominal.
O.K. thanks!

I will have the chance to compare both turntables and therefore have some reference.

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Old 3rd April 2011, 05:31 PM   #6036
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Old 3rd April 2011, 09:35 PM   #6037
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Hi Franz

I am considering to buy a new cart and would like to hear your opinion regarding the Benz ACE L.

I am looking forward for your comparative comments (DL103R <> benz ACE L)
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Old 4th April 2011, 04:59 PM   #6038
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I am looking forward for your comparative comments (DL103R <> benz ACE L)
I am sorry, but the comparision will not allow to separate the DL103R and the ACE SL, because they will be mounted on different tonearms and different turntables.

But I will write about my impressions.

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Old 6th April 2011, 04:30 PM   #6039
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I am using my "new" turntable the first time.

First impression: superb!

Very good bass, perfect presence and detailled. The higher output voltage than the 103R is very welcome with my 60dB version, followed by an F5.

And, surprize for me as a conical needle fan: absolutely no tracking noise, regardless of the Gyger S-shape of the diamond :-)

Click the image to open in full size.

No direct comparison done yet.

Franz

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Yes, I have to build a dustcover. And I will use a serious hinge...

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Old 6th April 2011, 04:34 PM   #6040
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There was the previous non S Ace Red version and then the S version on a friend's turntable and there was a reduction of vinyl surface noise. Seems consistent that they got their needle technology better lately. Its Swiss made, isn't it? Do they OEM the needles? If you feel it did not push the phono for perceivable THD rise, let the 60dB be, its good for driving a low system gain.
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