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Old 16th April 2013, 01:28 PM   #2071
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But Frans did and posted much better ones....
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Old 16th April 2013, 01:43 PM   #2072
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See #7733

These are the most important/relevant messages regarding PSU and Pre-Reg.
  1. Mpp #4375 PSU-pre-regulator.
  2. Mpp #4610 V2 Schemas UPS and Amp.
  3. Mpp #6506 CCS fine-tuning.
  4. Mpp #6462 PSU with my notes.
  5. Mpp #6809 Do not try to feed the CVS of the CCS of the shunt with a regulated power supply.
  6. Mpp #7127 More about transformer selection.
  7. Mpp #7635 Single and dual transformer wiring (also corrected drawing) (See also #7733).
  8. Mpp #7733 Grounding (PSU, RIAA and Player).
  9. Mpp #7810 35V PSU for the CroMagnon.
  10. Mpp #7830 The PSU explained.
  11. Mpp #8386 My resistor recommendation’s.
  12. My Paradise #56 PSU Noise.
  13. PradiseBuilders #13 Schema's and assembly guide.
  14. PradiseBuilders #155 Vdc input voltage minimum simulated.
  15. PradiseBuilders #970 PSU oscillates; posible solutions?
  16. PradiseBuilders #983 Compensating the PSU for oscillations.
  17. PradiseBuilders #1173 Fixing oscillations (up to #1182).
  18. PradiseBuilders #1322 Fuse .
  19. PradiseBuilders #1387 Updated Paradise R3 assembly guide (Also German).
  20. PradiseBuilders #1403 Capacitors bad vs good.
  21. PradiseBuilders #1593 PSU Power Transistor selection.
  22. PradiseBuilders #1644 PSU Output Impedance.
  23. PradiseBuilders #1680 PSU Power Supply Suppression Ratio(PSSR).
  24. PradiseBuilders #1772 NJF selection for the PSU.
  25. PradiseBuilders #1887 Empirical NJF Rgs determination.
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Old 16th April 2013, 07:07 PM   #2073
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Trying to rid a little hum i am getting only once the cart hits the record. I can only hear it at about 3/4 volume plus but gets noisy after that.
I have a DCB1 without gain so i have to run the volume pretty high. If i disconnect the TT ground the hum increases dramatically.

Havent cased the PS yet, so there is no iec ground. RCA wire is Juniper with cotton, if that might be an issue? Any thoughts, otherwise sounds sweet!!
Hi Nick, from your pictures it seems that the metal chassis in wihch the phono preamps sit is not grounded. I think you should try to put a star ground between the input RCAs and connect the input grounds as well as TT ground there. If you want to do more, take some copper sheet metal, bend two "bathtubs" to go under the two PCBs, and connect those to the star ground as well (but otherwise they should be isolated).

hope that helps.....
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Old 16th April 2013, 09:07 PM   #2074
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which details of the paradise are mainly responsible for the micro details in the sound?
I have just compared my old preamp to the paradise, and the paradise is clean, and generally good sounding, and as close to noiseless as anyone can wish for.
The old input (Marshall Leach) has some hiss when crancked up, but at the same time it sounds like theres a lot more micro details in the sound (more hole through) Both have the same load resistors. Do anyone have some input on this?
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Old 16th April 2013, 09:17 PM   #2075
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could it be the paralelling of the input transistors that cancels out something besides noise? The old input only has one pair of the famous Rohm`s 2sb737/2sd786
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Old 16th April 2013, 09:47 PM   #2076
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That is history, ALL super low Rbb are extinct. Even Renaisas stopped to make them.
We had an argument about this on the Masterpiece thread.
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Old 16th April 2013, 09:55 PM   #2077
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I was just wondering what is eating the micro details?
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Old 16th April 2013, 10:06 PM   #2078
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My experience is that sound quality is not worse with an array of transistors. Most other designers have the same problem anyway. Accuphase, Constellation, Audio Research,
you name it. The Leach has around 100x more distortion. Harmonic distortion, especially 3rd that the Leach has can sound crispy and open.
Why the Paradise sounds as it sounds has being explained by me many times.
Sorry, pdul, i really like your presence here but i get a bit tired about that.
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Old 16th April 2013, 10:21 PM   #2079
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Thank you for the answer, and i will try not to tire you further.
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Old 16th April 2013, 11:54 PM   #2080
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Hi Nick, from your pictures it seems that the metal chassis in wihch the phono preamps sit is not grounded. I think you should try to put a star ground between the input RCAs and connect the input grounds as well as TT ground there. If you want to do more, take some copper sheet metal, bend two "bathtubs" to go under the two PCBs, and connect those to the star ground as well (but otherwise they should be isolated).

hope that helps.....
Hesener thanks for being so specific, hum cured.

No want for micro details here, I have never heard so much resolution with analog before. I had a pair of Riken in the input that didnt work well at all but switching to a quiet PRP metal film solved that. Diana never sounded SOO good. I am very pleased outcome, thank you!

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