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Old 22nd December 2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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Old 23rd December 2012, 01:39 AM   #22
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My intention was not to give any judgement about these circuits. I'm interested if Sakuma wrote anything bout this, probably in MJ mgazine. Anybody read about this who can post a translation?

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Thomas, it looks like it would be easier to add this feature to your own gain stage and see what happens.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 09:25 AM   #23
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Hi!

I admire and respect Sakuma's work a lot. But I do not follow all his principles. I am seeking a different goal in terms of sound than him. He did inspire and influence me a lot though. For example with his use of DHTs as drivers and in preamps and with the use of power tubes as drivers.

As far as I'm aware he is not selling his amps. At least not at a scale which could be called commercial. Implying that there is a marketing agenda is therefor not justified. I also don't think that his use of Tamura products makes a noticable dent in their transformer sales.

As others have written, Sakuma is not stupid or ignorant. I am sure he had a good reason to do this and I would be interested what he had to say about it. If he wrote about it then in MJ magazine, to which I have no access.

Nobody out there who read about these circuits in MJ and can share what was written about them?

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Old 23rd December 2012, 03:56 PM   #24
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Maybe he's just having some fun. I would probably too if I had audio 'followers'. Feed them with crazy schematics so they may think I'm a genius. Guaranteed fun.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 08:09 PM   #25
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I have read that he never courted followers for his designs, what he wanted to inspire in others is to guard against allowing today's, past or future 'conventional wisdom' from constraining your approach, to try things out even if they might be counter to what you'd expect, and ultimately tune your amplifier for you, for what you like. As I understand, the last thing he would ask is for anybody to build somebody else's amplifier.

I thought he is no longer with us though - does anybody know ?
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Old 23rd December 2012, 08:30 PM   #26
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That sounds good. To tell you the truth, I don't know much about him. I have no idea where his fame comes from. A flagship amplifier? Articles? I'd like to hear his system but that's not gonna happen. Anyway, those weird 'ideas' will remain weird ideas. I can't imagine anyone here trying them out.
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Old 24th December 2012, 11:30 AM   #27
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Audio seems to have become like the art world: the value of something seems to depend on who did it, rather than any intrinsic merit of form and design. If I put out a circuit like that everybody would rightly (and very promptly) tell me it was rubbish. Far east guru puts out the circuit and everybody worships; they assume that their own concerns about it are merely a sign of their own ignorance of the deeper things of audio. "He must have had a good reason for doing it that way".

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Old 24th December 2012, 11:46 AM   #28
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Far east guru puts out the circuit and everybody worships;
Nobody worshiped these circuits and Sakuma is a very modest man who would not see himself as a guru. So why this angry attitude? Sakuma's circuits receive more cynical responses than worhsips. And guess what, he probably doesn't care.


All I was interested in was what he himself said about this, if anything.

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interesting

nobody sez anything about worshiping .....
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I thought he is no longer with us though - does anybody know ?
Maybe you are thinking of Nobu Shishido, who developed a series of A2 single-ended amps using transmitting tubes.

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