Author Topic: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.  (Read 942 times)

Offline Cross_over

Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2021, 06:41:42 PM »
I would venture that #1 brings out the true sound of the Clearaudio cartridge (a close relative of the Linn K9, once called a dog of a cartridge by Mr. Hi-Phibian himself if I recall correctly,  a cart that I use and quite like for the kind of music I listen to).

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Offline Kent Kassler

Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2021, 06:54:13 PM »
I win!......the Wallwart comes with the table and I dont have to spend another penny.:)
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Offline johan.pretorius

Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2021, 08:06:15 AM »
Very interesting, thank you for taking the time to record and share the results.

Related: I made an inquiry earlier in the year re. pricing for the Hanze HiFi H.A.T. CPS-3 power supply.

This was their response:

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Thanks for contacting us!.

The CPS is a major upgrade for any idler wheel turntable. It significantly reduces motor vibration so less noise, more music!. It isn't only a dedicated power supply tuned to your turntable's motor, but it contains a fully discrete analog low distortion oscillator creating a much nicer Sine-wave than an IC-based design. You could see it as a full mains-regenerator.

We have two versions: One “Fixed frequency” version and a “Variable frequency” version.

The “Variable frequency” version gives one a whider range of speed adjustment and allows one to remove the Eddy current brake from the motor of a Garrard or the brake on an EMT 930. Which is in itself a source of unwanted vibration. This is a common mod for the Garrards. This makes the motor run much smoother. However one needs to bring the speed of the motor down with other means (than the eddy brake). This Power supply allows you to change the frequency going into the oscillator and hence gives you a wide range of speed adjustment. Switching between 45rpm, 33rpm and 78rpm is always done mechanically on all these turntables.

For the Thorens TD124 this modification is not commonly done and therefor we mostly sell the Fixed frequency version. For Garrards this is a very effective modification and we mostly sell the Variable frequency version.

Export prices apply to any country outside the EU: The “fixed frequency” version is :€ 1446,28  The “variable frequency” version is: €1648,76

Insured shipment to the US with FedEx is €99,00
We make a dedicated 110/120V/240V 50/60Hz version and supply suitable mains outlet and cables.

I assume you have read the review on Jeff Day’s website positive feedback? In case not, please find the link here:

https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/the-hanze-hifi-hat-turntable-power-supply/

Given that you would like to use it on multiple turntables, the Variable Frequency version would be most suited for you.
You can easily set it up for all your turntables, but you have to remember that any internal strobe on these turntables will also  be given a different freqency so you need an external strobe disc.

The power supply is very "overdimensioned", something which is important in a stable power supply. You could even power multiple turntables if you wish.

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https://shop.hanzehifi.nl/product/h-a-t-cps-3/

« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 08:09:48 AM by johan.pretorius »
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Offline Tonteldoos

Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2021, 09:30:08 AM »
Oh how this hobby messes with your head... I read half the posts then ignored them to go listen. Listened via Youtube on Chrome, with USB to ifi ZEN DAC and HD598SE Sennies, FWIW.

On first listen, nr1 sounded shut off to me. It was ok. nr3 sounded good, but nr2 sounded most musical to me. It was the one I enjoyed most and though I could listen to for longest.

Then I read all the posts, and listened again. This time I still liked nr2, but nr3 had that same musicality, yet with more presence and detail.

So not quite a blind test.... and I feel dirty influenced by what I read.


Offline Nirvana

Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2021, 10:07:55 AM »
Yes, what one reads could certainly introduce prejudice in a 'poll' like this. And now that the revelation is done, it all seems to make perfect sense!  :giggle:

But this has also confirmed that mr Sax is indeed an android...   :point:
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Re: ClearAudio Concept MM, 3 recordings, something changes.
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2021, 07:56:40 PM »
So here are 3 more.  Different changes using the stock power pack.

Cowboy Junkies, Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning.

https://youtu.be/QMeR5sg5PGU

https://youtu.be/EttGn_Au8kQ


https://youtu.be/UqGTwlBaRHM


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