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Originally Posted by G600 View Post
 

Not yet, but you can send me your LCD-X and I'll try ;)

No, bugger off!!!!!;)

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:atsmile:

post #1173 of 1296
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Originally Posted by ozaudios View Post

Hi Androb, if you are going to buy a Pro-ject Turntable then look around and ask questions...MAKE SURE YOU GET THE 16 VOLT AC MOTOR...... I got a Debut Carbon from the USA, and it has the 16 Volt AC motor which can be supplied from the Speedbox S,($120 US, 89 GBP) which supplies 16 Volt AC with a stability of 0.001%. The standard model Esprit Turntable will have a 15 Volt DC or an 18 Volt DC motor,and the Speedbox S will not work with that. The Speedbox S will work with any turntable with a 16 Volt AC motor. 

You might want to order a turntable from USA and buy a Speedbox S locally so that it works with your local power supply (I am not sure what voltage etc is supplied in Sweden)

Technical specifications Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit (DC)
Speed 33, 45 (manual speed change)
Drive principle belt drive
Platter 300mm acrylic platter
Mains bearing stainless steel
Wow & flutter +/- 0,10%
Speed drift +/- 0,80%


Technische Daten Pro-Ject Speed Box S
INPUT 18V DC
OUTPUT 16 V AC / 190mA (up to 3W max)
SPEED STABILITY +/- 0,001%



The Speedbox S has speed stability 800 times better than the standard Esprit or Carbon.
I will keep that in mind biggrin.gif
Although I were in a hifi store some weeks ago, and the guy behind the desk said they are producing a new debut carbon esprit, that will replace the old one. I think they made some changes to the motor, so I'll wait abit with the purchase.

Dad also have like 4-5 TT I can use biggrin.gif
post #1174 of 1296
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Originally Posted by migasson View Post

Has anyone used a Little Dot MK VI+ with the LCD-X yet?
Lcd-3 works fine so I guess it will work nicely aswell smily_headphones1.gif
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Hi Karllin, you said 'I will be very interested in how that phono stage sounds, since I am definitely looking at getting into vinyl.'........I have been listening to the new phono-stage for 2 weeks now, and it is amazing, the best piece of audio equipment I have ever bought. It has brought my stereo to life. The set-up with the cheap Rega phono-stage was as warm and welcoming as an operating theatre. bland and clinical and void of life. After installing the Icon Audio PS1 Signature Edition (has the largest capacitors I have ever seen!) the sound is warm and organic, life like, just sounds so much like the performers are in the room with me, and a wonderful sound-stage. Symbols sound clear without being at all harsh, they sound just right. Bass is perfect. I understand why people are saying that this phono-stage is the new reference for phono-stages....... you can get better than this but for a lot more money.

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This afternoon I've replaced the 4 coupling caps and the 8 5W resistor.

It was painful, but it's amazing right at first start.

 

More details with ugly photos and a little report after some burn in.

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Which caps did you go for? Looking forward to the pics.

I might buy it back from you when you are done. :D

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I was leaning towards Audyn True Copper 0.33µF, but they are hard to find in stock. I finally bought 0.68 ones, probably overkill but the "bass early cutoff" is now gone. I've also swapped all 8 330 Ohm resistor for Kiwame carbon film.

 

I'll let the capacitor burn a few hours before reporting.

post #1179 of 1296
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Originally Posted by G600 View Post
 

I was leaning towards Audyn True Copper 0.33µF, but they are hard to find in stock. I finally bought 0.68 ones, probably overkill but the "bass early cutoff" is now gone. I've also swapped all 8 330 Ohm resistor for Kiwame carbon film.

 

 

This?

 

http://www.parts-express.com/audyn-true-copper-cap-033uf-630v-copper-foil-capacitor--027-152

post #1180 of 1296
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Originally Posted by G600 View Post
 

I was leaning towards Audyn True Copper 0.33µF, but they are hard to find in stock. I finally bought 0.68 ones, probably overkill but the "bass early cutoff" is now gone. I've also swapped all 8 330 Ohm resistor for Kiwame carbon film.

 

I'll let the capacitor burn a few hours before reporting.

 

With my 1.0uf suggestion you'd get a bit more bass.

post #1181 of 1296
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

 

With my 1.0uf suggestion you'd get a bit more bass.

Maybe, but those 0.68 are huuuuge !

 

 

Exactly !

post #1182 of 1296
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Originally Posted by G600 View Post
 

This afternoon I've replaced the 4 coupling caps and the 8 5W resistor.

It was painful, but it's amazing right at first start.

 

More details with ugly photos and a little report after some burn in.

I am looking forward to seeing photos and getting information regarding the resistor upgrade. I have the Mundorf Supreme 0.22uF caps, and I would be happy to hear from experienced people who can tell me which resistors I could/should replace to get better performance,and which brands are recommended. 

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Regarding the big resistor, I don't know.

Intellectually upgrading from unknown cheap resistor to high end ones is great, personnally I don't even know if they are in the audio path.

I removed them because one was brown, maybe overheat or badly made.

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I found these large Jensen Capacitors in my phono-stage, they are 35mm in diameter and 55mm long. These are used by Icon Audio to upgrade amplifiers to their Signature Edition best quality products. 

 

Regarding the resistors, I would like to see the photos when you have some so that I can see where they are. I might try to find out if they are in the audio path. I have a soldering iron and spare time and I would like to explore any upgrades that I could do to the Little Dot MK VI+.

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Here you've got one bad picture... but you can see the 4 gree Kiwame 5W 330 Ohm.

There are four more at the PCB's back, parallel to the 4 blue Capacitor.

 

I'm now looking for a perforated metal plate I can mount to close the amp, and mount some fan on it (with external PSU).

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