Paradise.....more found than lost!

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

Post by REXTON » Sun May 05, 2019 8:16 pm

YNWaN wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Not more mods, just final adjustments to the mods previously made.
PHEW!!!!

Well new heat sinks and resistors ordered for shunt mods!

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

Post by REXTON » Sun May 05, 2019 8:18 pm

karma67 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:32 pm
REXTON wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:41 pm
martinjohn308 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Hi Mark / Simon,

Have you been able to assess the final build costs for parts and labour for the uplifted Paradise phono stage ? Secondly is it worth the extra cost and work involved?

Regards,

Martin
I have no idea what i've spent on mine, must be into four figures now.
quit moaning,mine was 4 figures to start with! :lol:
I ain't moaning! :P When I think of what I've got I realise it's the best piece of kit I ever bought, I think I must be up to £2-3K, but look at what I have, I'd hazard a guess I'd have to spend £10K+ to surpass my paradise.

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

Post by martinjohn308 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:23 pm

Many thanks for the replies chaps.

Regards,

Martin

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

Post by YNWaN » Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Well Si 'turned around' my Paradise super quickly (it does help that he lives about five minutes away) and last night (when I was supposed to be doing some work) I listened to the new Aldous Harding album (Designer). This round of mods has definitely done something, and in a way I think it's quite profound - subtle but, at the same time, pivotal. Somebody wrote earlier that there is a sense of ease and, in a way, I think that's true. Melodies and lyrical threads spring as if out of nowhere, fresh and clean - super detailed but without any sense of etch or glare. Bass comes and goes, ebbs and swells, with no sense that it is coming from the speakers and the resolution is crystal.
Mark

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

Post by karma67 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:50 pm

thats good to hear!
designer is growing on me,i dont think its up there with 'party' though.

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

Post by sq225917 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:41 pm

I've only heard it gold vinyl, too noisy for me, is the black pressing ok?
One more Paradise left to complete.

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

Post by YNWaN » Wed May 08, 2019 10:51 am

My copy isn't noisy as such, there aren't pops and crackles for example. However, there is a weird distortion that starts after the second track and lasts until side two (which is fine). The actual sound is a very quiet echo of the last line sung (quite clearly, but very quiet), from the left speaker, that sounds distorted - a bit like tape print through but with distortion added.
Mark

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

Post by karma67 » Wed May 08, 2019 1:06 pm

My black copy from Juno is fine

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

Post by YNWaN » Wed May 08, 2019 5:35 pm

Yeah, I’ve ordered a black copy now (from 4AD).
Mark

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

Post by sq225917 » Wed May 08, 2019 11:17 pm

Ill order the black.
One more Paradise left to complete.

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