Paradise.....more found than lost!

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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by YNWaN » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:48 am

As ever, super neat construction :).
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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by sq225917 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:03 pm

In the meantime I've killed the negative rail on one channel of mine, it's been all over the house the past few weeks in and out of case, in the rack and out.

I shall inspect for bad connections tomorrow.
One more Paradise left to complete.

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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by YNWaN » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:37 pm

I hope you get it sorted swiftly mate - perhaps a connection from the parasitic Calvin boards has broken?
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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by sq225917 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 pm

It was a dead led in the ccs on the negative rail, number 6 in a string of nine, weird. Sound fine now.
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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by YNWaN » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 am

Very odd it turned out to be an LED - still, as long as it doesn’t fail again....
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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by reffc » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:21 am

I'd love to get to hear one at some point. Planning on building my own MM stage soon when I clear the decks as a bit of fun but never heard the Paradise stage which by all accounts sounds epic.

It's a shame those of you who have them live so far away or I'd offer to host a day (or two even with a curry night thrown in!) of listening in a phono bake-off...or bring whatever you have type of affair. I'd have to clear the room of the large number of speakers currently residing there first :oops: .....

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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by ChrisOH1 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:18 am

You're always welcome to take a ride down to South Wales Paaul, its only an hour. Or I'm happy to bring mine along at some point.

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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by YNWaN » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:50 am

reffc wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:21 am
Planning on building my own MM stage soon when I clear the decks as a bit of fun but never heard the Paradise stage which by all accounts sounds epic.
Are you using a MM cartridge then Paul? Of course the Paradise is a MC only stage.
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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by reffc » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:07 pm

I have both Mark. I use a Tron MC stage and a diy Hagerman Bugle2 MM stage. I have two decks, my GyroSE/309M/ZYX MC and a Garrard401/Hadcock242Export/MP-500 combo.

I'm very happy with the Tron (Graham's designs are exceptional when it comes to S/N performance) but the Bugle I knocked up from a kit in about 2 hours some years back as a stand-in and just never got around to building something better.

Thanks for the kind offer Chris, and I'd love to visit sometime in the year but time is very limited for me presently.

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Re: Paradise.....more found than lost!

Post by sq225917 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:51 pm

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Tx vishays for the riaa.

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Calvin buffers for the output stage.

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Main boards ready for the riaa resistors to go in.

More progress tomorrow.
One more Paradise left to complete.

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