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Old 23rd November 2012, 10:49 AM   #8591
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Where did you get the "vintage" relcaps ?

IMO these are some of the best
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Old 23rd November 2012, 10:52 AM   #8592
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From my "junk" drawer. I think I bought them when I started to build a FVP preamp (Allen Wright.) I still have a pair of the small 10 nF caps if you want them. No more of the bigger ones, which I think were 3.3 nF.
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Old 23rd November 2012, 10:55 AM   #8593
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Doug, remind me the cart and TT you are using?
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Old 23rd November 2012, 10:56 AM   #8594
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Any hum the way the build is in the open for now?
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Old 23rd November 2012, 11:09 AM   #8595
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I haven't really listened to it yet Salas. I just plugged it in to see if it worked. I need to re-check it after my boo-boo, but wasn't planning on listening to it until it has burned in some more. It did not sound very good after one minute of playing.

Thinking about capacitor options now. You use the Russian siver mica for RIAA, right? What about the 0.1 coupling cap?

I have an AR "The Turntable" with a new base and with Marc Morin's mass loading (using Linn springs and then adding weight (about 1.5 kg !) to the sub-chassis to get all three springs equally compressed.) Really settles the suspension down. Looks fugly though.

Currently have a Grado gold in Linn Basik LVX. Want to try a DIY tonearm. Got some nice spruce, since I build violins as another hobby. Marc also suggest getting a Grado MCZ stylus, which he says makes a HUGE improvement. It costs about $175 I think.
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Old 23rd November 2012, 11:13 AM   #8596
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I would go for Russian Teflon coupling and FT-1 Russian bypass on the Angelas (SCR Tin FOIL OEM).
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Old 23rd November 2012, 11:15 AM   #8597
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I would also test with 100K trimmer wired as rheostat for R1 so to vary the input load value until it sounds best with a given MM cart and then measure the arrived at value and change to a Dale brown fixed resistor.
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Old 23rd November 2012, 11:52 AM   #8598
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Hi Salas
I get confused by all the Russian caps. Are the FT-3 or K72P what you recommend for coupling?
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Old 23rd November 2012, 12:24 PM   #8599
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FT-3 0.1uF or K72P 0.047uF. Prefer the latter with an MM cart IMHO.
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Old 23rd November 2012, 01:52 PM   #8600
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Thanks Salas.
OOOh, I just found some more vintage RelCaps - some 15 nF for the RIAA.
Amazing what cleaning your bench can turn up.
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