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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Probably first pressing….
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Also, Cyndi Lauper's “She's So Unusual” is back in stock from MoFi if anyone is interested.
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I was looking at those PSVane tubes for a while now. For other applications as well. They seem to be well made and fellow audiophiles seems to like what they have to offer. Don’t have much experience with their signal or power tubes but, I got one of their rectifier tubes in my HP amp and it’s...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Going with premium NOS option isn’t out of question at this time. I don’t really see many negatives other than price that some vendors ask for their glass eye candy. Getting those “NOS” tubes from eBay for example, presents a little different issue. Counterfeits, poor shipping practices and...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    So those Rel caps are what you think might look like an “upgrade” path to take as far as tweaking is concerned? Any suggestions on particular options? I checked out those Rel caps and they are not particularly cheap. Not saying a premium parts by any means but also not in trash category. And...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I read or watched someone talking about that Yaqin phono and some mods done to it long ago. He was quite happy with the results. Personally, I’ve never had an opportunity to try or hear one of those budget phonos. From cheaper option phonos, I’ve some experience from Vista Audio phono out of...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I got one better. Lmao It might sound like I’m trying to shield my daughter from some cruel perception but, as a father I GOT to. She is well educated, medical professional (Physician Assistant. I don’t believe there’s a EU equivalent..?) that can save your life. However, when it comes to...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I mean it all adds up, right? Little “improvement” here, little tweak there can go a long way. Most importantly, you are able to raise personal enjoyment for subjectively not a lot of money and personalize sound reproduction towards your personal preferences. That’s why I put improvement in...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Saturday I’ll be meeting some guys who developed some sophisticated switcher and see it in action. So, I’ll probably post pics on Sunday. As to more in depth conversation on “how-to”, I’ll message you in private for some tips and pointers. Good to have you guys around. :wink:
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Cool, cool. Thanks guys for your feedback. I’ll definitely order some and see how that goes. Canadian online store that I like, got most of the above mentioned brands in stock and offers pair matching for a $1. So I think that I will stay clear from eBay or Ali and just go with shop I already...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Did you follow any particular sound description guidelines when choosing caps for that mod or did you just go with gut feeling? I could probably look up some capacitor comparison material on line but wonder what would be the determining factor other then my own perception of what might need an...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    That tube buffer is on the input stage right? If so......, definitely not balanced. Perhaps an option for someone looking for plug-and-play option. 1K (I think that's the retail price here in US) might be a bit much for what it is. Wondering if you would be able to point out areas that could...
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Wonder how new Black Ice Audio (rebranded Jolida) Fusion 9 MKIII phono would stock up to your old Jolida? Perhaps you already looked into it…? I saw different pricing on it but it can be had for under $800. And where do you get your caps from, … eBay?
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Speaking of Pink Floyd. Does anyone got any opinion on his live concerts on vinyl? I could be wrong but his live in Gdansk concert was the only one accompanied with sizable orchestra ? And that box set is ridiculously expensive.
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    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Listening to: Mancini’s The Pink Panther is clearly a must have. Speakers Corner did an amazing job with this release a while back. It’s still in pressing but there’s a waiting list as this title tends to fly off the shelves. Sign up for notifications if you are interested. Once it’s...
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