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  1. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Just mentioning some titles that hit re-pressing as they were out of stock for a while. For some reasons MoFi titles seems to be flying off the shelves and then they’re gone for a while or worst. Pretty sure I don’t have that one in my collection.
  2. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    @The Jester & @]eep. I took both of your recommendations and decided on Gold Lion Genalex tubes and Jupiter copper foil paper/wax capacitors. Appears that one of the distributors got both of those items in stock. Since I’ll be leaving for vacation soon, I think it will be best to hold off the...
  3. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    ….Also, what about that single Solen cap between Rel capacitors? I should also mention that there’s additionally exterior power supply enclosure. Not big deal but I like how they have tried to isolate power supply from phonostage signal circuitry. Even placing power supply transformer on the...
  4. FYFL

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    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...
  5. FYFL

    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...
  6. FYFL

    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:
  7. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Got it. Not sure if they’re “real” or not but I heard that Opera had some of their capacitors made exclusively for them. A bit of a suspect but I really don’t know much about that. Any particular brand that you could safely recommend as a replacement? Pretty sure I could source out whatever you...
  8. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Mostly Solen as I remember…. The only yellow cap is Nichicon (I think).
  9. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I was thinking about my Chinese made Consonance Audio Ref40 phono.
  10. FYFL

    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?
  11. FYFL

    2017 Audio Technica new flagship ATH-ADX5000

    I come from banally simple "nothing is perfect" perspective. And these hp strike perfect balance between price>comfort>performance. Its also very revealing headphone which is a great tool if that's what's on your list of pros. Cons that come with owning these, aren't difficult to overcome or...
  12. FYFL

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    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.
  13. FYFL

    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...
  14. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Cool. Welcome to Vinyl Circle. Side note: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Mono Version.) Available On 180g vinyl is available for preorder. Pink Floyd original debut album. Cut from original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman.
  15. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    I’m sort of European. Lol I’ve been away for a couple decades thought. But music of my youth consisted of metal and Punk Rock for the most part. My taste matured with age and old favorites kind of faded away. And I have to shamefully admit that audiophile journey tainted my music preferences for...
  16. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Yup, you will never hear: “you'll only pry ithis hard drive out of my cold dead hands...” I’m not familiar with it. I’m not familiar with many things to be quite frank.
  17. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    The new release of Black Album (2021 I think)? If so, that is in fact a pretty stellar version. AC/DC back to black is also very good. But IMHO, it’s slightly inferior as far as mastering goes. Both are a must have in my opinion.
  18. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Newsworthy releases: Edit: also available for pre-order: I think that this reissue collection might be interesting. Great music and reasonably priced.
  19. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Wished I had ability to mod some of my gear….. Interesting story with your Jolida upgrade path. Looks like “less is more” is an accurate metaphor describing what you have done to it. As to tube “buffers”. That idea never appealed to me. Never understood benefits of it over possibility of...
  20. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Looks like part of the original design was treated with separate (tube?) power supply. Generally speaking, well designed power supply is essential part responsible for overall quality. With that being said. Are there clones that offer closer depiction of the original design with dedicated power...
  21. FYFL

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    Same wiring problem here. Lol It’s not exclusive to just phono. It drives me bananas. But it should be addressed soon. Yeah, that’s not a lot of gain at all. Not sure if that would work for me? Neat little phono though. Looks like tweaker’s delight with room for improvement. But seriously…. For...
  22. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    What's the gain on MC?
  23. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Heads up. There’s 20% off sale going on on all Bluenote records. Free shipping on purchases of $80+. That’s a great deal given that full price is still extremely reasonable for quality you get. On the side note. Record that I personally felt as a candidate for the best record of the year...
  24. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Yes, happy New Year to ALL! I think there’s space for all formats. New vinyl usually comes with downloads codes. So there’s that. Streaming media is not going away. It is and will be the easiest and cheapest access to music out there. No question about it. And then there will be those...
  25. FYFL

    Vinyl Corner. Music, Gear, Experiences.

    Side note. Only one of recently acquired headshells worked with my SMMC1 Soundsmith cartridge. Heavier headshell is the way to go with this particular cartridge and SME tonearm. This cartridge is also very tricky to setup right. Perhaps I should withdraw my recommendation of it for less...
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