Just in, and just out of a full service, I have this lovely NAD 5120 belt drive turntable for sale. This unit has a brand new stylus and German drive belt and is priced at $375. UPDATE – SOLD!
Own a cool piece of audio history! The NAD 5120 is a classic belt drive deck from the 80’s.… Read more
Just a very quick video post today, showing a stunning Technics SL-10 I’ve just finished servicing, playing some vintage vinyl.
The Technics SL-10 was and still is a groundbreaking deck in many ways. I’ll be doing a full service article and review soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some specs, and a video!
Platter: 300mm aluminium die-cast
Speed accuracy: within +-0.002%
Wow and flutter: 0.025% WRMS
Tonearm type: Dynamic balanced linear tracking gimbal suspension
Effective length: 105mm
Cartridge type: EPC-310MC moving coil stereo
Frequency response: 10 to 60,000Hz
Dimensions: 315 x 88 x 315mm
Here is your chance to own a rare and extensively upgraded Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 192K Tube DAC, in almost pristine, unmarked condition. Priced @ just $1595.
One of only 1500 made, this Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC has been mine for the last 7 years. This is a late production unit, numbered 1419/1500.
Specifications, courtesy of Musical Fidelity:
DAC architecture: 24-bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream), dual-differential, 8 times oversampling, 96/192kHz switchable
Sampling frequencies: 8 to 108kHz
Data types: 16, 20, 24 bit word lengths
Inputs: RCA 75W, S/PDIF, TOSLINK optical
Outputs: RCA left and right analog audio, RCA digital loop out
Output impedance: 50 Ohms
Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz ± 0.0dB
Signal/noise ratio: 114dB “A”- weighted
Total harmonic distortion: < 0.0025% 10Hz to 20kHz
Total correlated jitter: < 135pS
Channel separation: < 109dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Linearity: < 0.2dB down to -100dB
Audio output at digital 0dB level: 2.17 Volts RMS at 1kHz nominal
Power requirements: 100, 115 or 230Volts AC 50/60Hz, 30 Watts
Dimensions: 440mm wide, 105mm high, 375mm deep
Weight: 13.15kg, 29lbs, unit only
Musical Fidelity provide a link to the owner’s manual here.… Read more
I work on quite a few of these lovely Denon decks. Here’s a closer look at a Denon DP-30L I serviced recently, and a reminder of why it’s important to take your deck to the right person for work.
For more Denon DP-30L goodness, check out this service and review article. This particular unit came to me having just had an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge fitted, plus a new lead-out cable.… Read more
I’ve just serviced a Quad 44 preamplifier. In this article, I’ll show you what the 44 looks like inside and explain some of its features.
Along with a Quad 405 power amplifier, I recently serviced this Quad 44 preamplifier, both owned by the same customer. I’m told he purchased them after a chat we had about resurrecting his KEF speakers, and purchasing some Quad gear to power them!… Read more
Visitors to my site will already know how much I like the Quad 405. A recent conversation with a customer inspired him to acquire some Quad gear, including this lovely, original 405. In this article, I cover servicing a Quad 405, the Liquid Audio way.
Talk about great sounding amps, and this particular 405 is completely original, with its original capacitors and connectors.… Read more
Record clamps are an important part of a good vinyl system. For most people, these take the form of center clamps or spindle clamps. I was keen to find a good, affordable peripheral or ring clamp that I could recommend. I have – read on.
A while back I was searching online for a peripheral or ring-type record clamp to review, and I stumbled across Sound Foundations, operating out of Mumbai, India.… Read more