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  1. Indeed. You have an excellent memory. The Nagra is for a small secondary system. It will be full analogue: one turntable, one tape deck, an integrated SET amp and a pair of loudspeakers. More in the coming weeks.
  2. I have Invested in Swiss and Swedish technologies
  3. It is not. You need to purchase the tape deck That comes with it and it is not cheap.
  4. The one from EAR The one from ATAE The Tube Guru also makes one http://www.tubeguru.eu/index.html
  5. Many thanks Mats. The tall S wings are making wonders and indeed the visual intrusion is minimal.
  6. As you visited my place https://www.euphonia-audioforum.se/forums/index.php?/forums/topic/12813-med-raketfart-till-bryssel/, I reckon you have an idea how it sounds. I wish I had a camera lens like yours ;-)
  7. So you went to Leipzig to listen to a Swedish conductor... that’s great.
  8. The beautiful tenor 175 S stereo amp. Not as mighty as the Krell mono blocks but highly musical on solo, chamber and small orchestral pieces not forgetting the vocal ones. It was collecting dust at someone's home ... well someone who has a full Aries Cerat systems
  9. "Cheap Plastic" Compared to the Several remote controls I have had from Krell (I have had Several systems from Krell - amps and preamp) but indeed very user friendly. Quite frankly I do not know as I've got the two remote controls when i got my preamp (it Seems That We Have The Same preamp). My local tech has very good direct contacts with Krell. I will ask him to enquire.
  10. Exactly. This is the reason I got a smaller one from Krell which is lighter. Cheap plastic but much easier to handle than the big one.
  11. It is a rack and 6 isolation platforms. I posted more details on the US forum where I usually hang out https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/the-audio-vault/general-audio/96366-my-new-audio-rack-from-stacore
  12. Stacore from Poland. 800 Kg of Steel and Slate without the electronic components.
  13. Ok Guys, You were supposed to see this During your visit but it somehow got delayed. Another reason to come back. And yes, there is a second power amp so I can switch between a full solid state and a hybrid design.
  14. All the capacitors of the power supply have been upgraded. The voltage regulation of the tape transport section has been upgraded During The intial overhaul. My tech was convinced That the best improvement would be obtained with his custom-made regulation card for the audio section.
  15. I have two sets of reproducing cards and three different stabilizer cards ie voltage regulation for the audio section. The first set of repro cards is based on the original architecture but with much higher-grade components: new capacitors, metal film resistors, most recent generation of transistors, special JFET, etc. Original card prior upgrade: After the upgrade: As the upgrades were performed Gradually, I can confirm there is a significant improvement Compared to the original cards: improved dynamics, reduced noise floor and much faster transients. In That respect, my technician Claims That the special military JFET is playing a key role: The second set of repro cards is heavily modified by MTSL. A picture with the MTSL card (top) and the card modified by my tech (bottom) The MTSL card is actually «Warmer» and less analytical. My tech upgraded the original stabilizer card During the initial overhaul so I can not confirm Whether there were audible improvements. Before overhaul: After overhaul: I got the MTSL stabilizer card and there were significant sonic improvements Compared to the modified Studer card: When looking at the MTSL card, my technician told me That he Could design something even better and I put him on the challenge. He developed a brand new design with impressive measurements: After many trials, I came to the conclusion That MTSL repro cards work best with the MTSL stabilizer card and the Same Applies to the set from my technician. I have an audiophile / warmer set (MTSL) and a more analytical / detailed set (my tech's). Do I have a preference? In absolute terms, I would say That I have a slight bias for my tech's cards though the MTSL sets is wonderful on harpsichord. Swapping cards is done in a breeze. There are still few upgrades in the pipeline: My technician is Currently working on a Improving the signal path in the vumeter bridge with the replacement of the switches by relays, new potentiometer, new circuit boards, etc. I have improved tape sensor from MTSL That my tech will install. It is supposed to Improve the Wow and Flutter. Finally, the balanced outputs will be modified by having the transformers being removed and Replaced by a Class A design.
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