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Thanks Deepak :thumb:.  This'll be another great gathering I'm sure. 

Now, I have to make an announcement.  I anticipate to be there, of course.  So.... I just came up with some (the last?) of my 45 RPM vinyl pieces.  I don't play with vinyl anymore, so I should perhaps give them to someone who's still in the game.  So, the first vinyl fanatic to contact me I will give him/her the discs.  About 80-90 pieces I think.  They're all tunes from the 50's through the 70's?, all in excellent to never-played condition.  I recall I stopped buying 45's around the time when Donna Summer came on the scene (disco).  That was the 70's?    These therefore are real oldies, so old that nobody may want them......  For example - Kathy Linden to Bonnie Tyler, or Harry Chapin, Beach Boys..... :rofl:
Amplification and Preamplification / Re: Wells Audio Innamorata
« Last post by jimbones on Today at 02:43:21 PM »

Pretty tough to get it at $3200  :lol: but you are right low 4000s to $5k is a good range used and not exorbitant in the high end world. The amp is 150wpc, class A up to 20watts.  It has guts and plays like a much more powerful amp. Jeff Wells doesn't kiss ass and that is why he doesn't get the press coverage that other manufacturers get. I guess kind of a "pay to play". If you check out AVS Showrooms they say "If you don't have $30,000, buy this amp". I agree it's that good.
Amplification and Preamplification / Re: Wells Audio Innamorata
« Last post by Nick B on Today at 01:45:33 PM »
Just read some very positive reviews on this amp and used they go from $3,200 to $5,200. Would love to hear one for sure.
VIFA P13WG-00 8 ohm

$75 including shipping. All 4 pieces

Set of 4 used pieces. This 5" driver has become a classis and is also a replacement in many classis high end speakers such as a few Dunlavy models

Qts 0.33,  Qes 0.43,  Le 0.7mH,  Power (RMS) 0-50 Watt,  Qms 1.38,  Vas 10L,  Width 140mm,  Coil 25mm,  Prms 40W,  Power 40Wrms,  Mag. 415g,  Re 5.7Ω,  Depth 57.4mm,  Fs 60Hz,  Mms 7.5g,  Impedance (Ohm) 8 ohm,  Sd 86cm,  Sens.,  88dB,  Zn 8Ω,  Impedance 8Ω (Re 5.7Ω)
Type Mid-Woofer
Brand Vifa
Amplification and Preamplification / Wells Audio Innamorata
« Last post by jimbones on Today at 09:24:23 AM »
If any one has the opportunity to hear one of these amps do NOT pass it up. I am not easily impressed by most of the audiophile equipment I hear but this is an incredible amp. Very dynamic, layered, black background, tonally great, detailed with out harshness. I am still trying to find something I don't like about it. Even the price is great. I would take this over a Pass Labs in a heartbeat.
Analog Devices / Re: Impact of a Mono Cartridge
« Last post by tmazz on Today at 05:52:25 AM »
   WELL any news or changes or anything ??

Not directly.  The Graham Slee I meant to borrow has been out of pocket.  But I did read an interesting article the other night about the Denon 102.  One of the reasons it rough records more cleanly has to do with the orientation of the magnets in the Denon only pick up in one plane (horizontal) and most scratches result in vertical displacement.  On an older mono vinyl, there is no music information vertically.  A stereo cart has magnets oriented in such a way that they do pick up a scratch vertically.

Exactly why one needs to be careful when buying a mono cartridge that it is a true mono design. A number of the carts sold today as Mono are simply stereo carts that are wired to sum the outputs of the left and right channel into a single mono signal.  A summed mono cart will read the scratch as the stereo inards are reading in the vertical direction. Of course the advantage of a summed mono cart is that it will give you a mono signal that contains both channels if you are playing a stereop record. But if you already have a stereo cart and are buy the mono one as a second unit just for mono records, be sure  that whatever you pick is a true mono design. Like everything else, you need to match the tool to the task at hand.
Streaming Players / Re: QoBuz High Res vs Tidal MQA
« Last post by tmazz on October 19, 2018, 08:57:51 PM »
W, great first post. Well thought out and informative. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. I heard similar thing between the two service and will also be interested in seeing what the Qobuz US library ends up looking like. I wonder if some of the differences right now are driven by what is popular in the US vs the EU. Hopefully the Us version will launch soon and we will all know. There were all kinds of news articles on the net saying it would launch at Rocky Mtn, but that never happened and no news as to why or when the launch was moved to. Perhaps we will get some insight in two weeks at Capital Audio Fest.
Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by etcarroll on October 19, 2018, 01:25:11 PM »
Horace Silver quintet/sextet - The Jody Grind
Classified Ads / Re: Modwright KWA 100SE
« Last post by jimbones on October 19, 2018, 12:37:03 PM »
Sold, Sold, Sold!
new members and introductions / Re: New member wushuliu
« Last post by Nick B on October 19, 2018, 09:28:33 AM »
Welcome to the forum! A nice group of like-minded guys. If you wish, you can add your equipment to to your profile. Any current diy projects?
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