montaldo

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Was the Snell Secret a Wide Baffle?
I have found that it is difficult to attribute a certain type of sound with a single design element like baffle width, material used in the drivers,  time algnment, etc. Its always about the overall execution that combines so many factors. But I a... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
There was definitely some luck involved but it offsets all the times I have been unlucky with equipment failures, red herring issues, ghosts, phantoms, and just pure stupidity! All the fun of music and audiophilia.I would like to understand why th... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Reporting back on the effect of adding Dave slagle's 1:20 Copper SUT to my Berning pre and Koetsu Rosewood Signature. In short, everything is back. The gorgeous tonal balance and graceful top end of the Bernng remain,  but now all the Dynamics hav... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Barolobrain: Firat of all you may need to explain your username to me (expiring minds want to know).Second,  I did not realize these Jensen Transformers had optional configurations. If I could have mine required to 1:12 or 1:24 that would be inter... 
SOTA Cosmos and other models - lean sounding?
Yeah man! Jeez, the Cosmos is second string?  
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Ralph, I will ask Dave Slagle what he thinks about my setup and loading. The original sound tradition Hashimoto hm-7 I tried had an even higher winding ratio such as 1:30 I think. It sounded pretty amazing with 29dB gain. But it was a little too b... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
 After after all our exchanges, which I appreciate so much, I decided an experiment might be useful. So I am buying a used Intact Audio 1:20 copper SUT to just try and see how different it sounds from my internal 1:8-ish Jensens in my Berning pre.... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Again my ignorance raises its head, but would the ideal windng ratio for the non-platinum be different?  I believe the impedances are the same but the output is .4mv for mine, not .3mv (platinum). I imagine the answer is yes as long as there would... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Thank you Atmasphere!  the Berning preamp has loading plugs for the moving coil section but if I understand what you're saying correctly those are for the INPUT side whereas you think the Jensen transformers themselves may need  loading on the out... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
 I have only owned the berning preamp I have only owned the berning preamp for 2 months so this is not a change that happened over time. I  I think I may have mentioned that my time with the Hashimoto sut was very limited but the impression of dyn... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Tom: I am a pretty handy guy with most things except Electronics. I'm just terrible at soldering. But I have a local Tech who is great. Good to know that Dave units tend to be good in the mid-range because that's my highest priority. Mijostyn: yes... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
David Berning responded to my email and corrected one small thing ... that the Jensen sut windings in my preamp are 8 to 1 ratio. But he also seemed to think there should be no mismatch between the koetsu Rosewood and these Transformers. So I'm no... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
I have loading plugs and settled on exactly 100hz after listening, coincidentally. So 64 dB is enough, eh? Hmm. Could it simply be that the Jensens are not nearly as dynamic as the hashimoto hm-7 suts? The difference was not subtle. Also, my previ... 
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
I sent an email to David Berning to see if he would potentially advise.  
Advice on SUT for Koetsu Rosewood - EAR MC-4, Slagle/EMIA, other
Yeah I lean toward copper not silver, though I am sure there are always exceptions. I cant drop $2400 though so need to either find a used standalone sut or replace the suts in my preamp.