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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #705 on: October 08, 2015, 06:55:07 PM »
I will bring the 300b and the fostex....Richard,bring stuff for me:)
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #706 on: October 08, 2015, 06:56:52 PM »
CT,get off your lazy arses and come along!
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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #707 on: October 08, 2015, 07:01:35 PM »
bring an item to trade!....I have a 60's Sony power amp of beauty that FD would kill for....
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #708 on: October 08, 2015, 07:26:46 PM »
Gotcha! I'm hiring thugs as you post...

Forum rules: Vintage stuff to be pre-approved by me first :)

If I like it, I'll even change your user-name to summit more fitting with your personality, Sire!


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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #709 on: October 08, 2015, 09:05:01 PM »
Does said approval include 'stuff' like myself?
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #710 on: October 09, 2015, 07:59:21 AM »
You're still very young in mind, Amp-Dog!   :)


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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #711 on: October 09, 2015, 08:08:19 AM »
FD,do you know the ta3120?late 60's unit with healthy output of about 50wpc:)
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #712 on: October 09, 2015, 08:12:46 AM »
..and a good time was had by all.  A moderate turnout of 10 members, some of whom are paid up.  Some out of towners this time, Darling and Somerset West

Highlight of the evening must be Brian Bester's "WL3" speakers, beautifully constructed with sloping green crackle finish.  But what a pure mid-range.  Voices practically shone out of the enclosure.  The meeting went on until 10h30, with BK regaling us with his outstanding valve amp (no offer refused).   

Thanks to all who came.  Some of the pictures show - CR doing some roadside repairs on a plug, a box of audiophile-grade connecting cables and a battery, Dr Erasmus lovingly connecting his babies up (a medical or rocket-science degree is required to connect this combo up).  Even Dean enjoyed the evening and was, at times, lost for words































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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #713 on: October 09, 2015, 08:21:18 AM »
Aaaah! Now here's something I can relate to!


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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #714 on: October 09, 2015, 08:23:27 AM »
Had a great time and it's always great catching up with Brian who does such beautiful builds each and every time.I enjoyed the evening immensely and it was great to see the chaps and their creations.I had a good giggle when Jozua's preamp emitted a bolt of lightning into Chris Reddy's Rotel cdp burning a crater into it and making him leap sky high.....i can now confirm that his cdp is now "HV Reddy"
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #715 on: October 09, 2015, 08:29:21 AM »
FD,do you know the ta3120?late 60's unit with healthy output of about 50wpc:)

Nope, first time I've come across this. Stereo?


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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #716 on: October 09, 2015, 08:32:04 AM »
Yes,2 channel with separate left and right volume at the rear.....to be honest,for a 60's unit it is amazingly 70's looking,capacitor coupled and just gorgeous.
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Offline gavinbirss

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #717 on: October 09, 2015, 08:52:28 AM »
BK, Chris (anyone else I omitted),

Please tell us more about the tube pre and power amp.

Lovely 3-way speakers!

Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #718 on: October 09, 2015, 09:12:21 AM »
BK, Chris (anyone else I omitted),

Please tell us more about the tube pre and power amp.

Lovely 3-way speakers!

The tube pre-amp is mine and was build by Alan Hobkirk.

I have compared it to a Audio Research LS27 and the differences were minute - except that the LS27 has the convenience of a remote.  IT really shines in my system when used with balanced interconnects.

It is not currently in use and I intent to refit it with Mundorf caps. As much as I like to keep it it will have to be sold to help fund my next 'upgrade'.
A real audiophile will eventually end up with the ARC Ref stuff..

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #719 on: October 09, 2015, 09:36:31 AM »
Audio Note 300b clone based on the kit 1 with some "improvements"....class a,zero feedback 8wpc......Audio Note transformers and 300b's from Mark(many thanks),choke and mains from Eloff Transformers,pcb is from Jims Audio in China 2.3mm superb quality and great value at around 50 dollars a while back.My friend John did the chassis and build and supplied the remaining caps and required components as well as the 5687's.

We are currently completing another two identical amps,one with Hammond iron and the other with Mark's hand wound "Brown Dog" transformers he used to sell back in the day.Great sound in my opinion and i enjoy the amp immensely.Current speaker of choice on them is a pair of Tannoy hpd 315 in factory cabinets.Wonderful.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2015, 09:39:23 AM by BK »
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