I am using this Preamp for over 10 years now and there is definately no problem with the pots.
If your poweramp is very sensitive, there could be some noise over the speaker. Thöress suggests input sensitivity of 2 Volt I think.
Please check with Reinhard if there will be no problem with your...
Nethertheless, if these things are bought, they will reach the second hand market.
Then these fakes will destroy the original because of poor performance.
Some guys in a german forum are very proud that they found a cheap copy of an well known tubeamp. If you remove a sticker from the...
I am a ME believer.
For years I use this this wonder an all my styluses ( Lyra, vdH, Denon, AT).
I cut very thin pieces from the block. Lets say 2-3mm thick, 5mm wide and two inches long. When you blow on it, it will bend.
So it is very flexible and will do no harm to the stylus, cantilver and...
When I dealt with high effinciecy speakers, I tried cheap silverwire and it was worse. Even magnetwire was better.
Then I got in contact with Mr. Schmidlin in Switzerland.
For speakers = One wire for + and one for - , not (!!!!!) twisted.
I am impressed!
You upgraded your setup " a little bit" since I bought your Mint protactor.
In these lazy days I am thinking about going back to airsuspension for my TW. Your DIY looks very interesting for me.
as I changed the tonearm on my Oracle to an OL Conqueror, I contacted Oracle and they send me the needed springs for that heavy arm (nearly 2 labs).
When you are sure which arm you will purchase, ask them for advice which springs you will need.
I am sure you will get great support.
I own the full function Thöress Preamp and it is not slow. It has a very similiar phono stage as the old TW one.
Beside of this, I heard the Enhancer several times on audio shows. It was really great.
But there was no comparison of course.
Very, very sad News.
I have gotten Leonard Cohen "Live Songs" as a present 40 years ago.
At this time I heard Status Quo, Scorpions and Queen.
This record changed my musical horizon. I adored him and his work since then.
the situation in Germany is not really better.
I stopped buying new releases 2 years ago. From time to time I buy some used ECM records.
As a hard core vinilyst, I bought a labtop and a DAC to enjoy new releases.
I never thought that would happen.
But I have fun with my 5000 records from...
one of my favorites are the Ohm Fs.
These were my first "real" High End Speakers.
Visitors wondered, what these things were good for.:D
These are my Hedlund horns.
Very rare and beautyful. Not used for years now but I will never sell them.
You are right, this recording is great.
But if you like this because of the playing, try to get the EMI vinyl Release of his birthday concert ( for Melodiya) of Tchaikowskys Violinconcert.
Sound quality is not very good, but the playing and atmosphere of this recording is outstanding...
Because I am an analog guy, I voted for it.
But within the last years, I am not quite sure that analog is always better. My problem is the pressing quality and mastering quality of the new releases.
My collection from the late 50s to the 90s sounds much better to me.
New recordings I buy as CD...
glad to hear that everything turned positive for you.
A bad start not often leads to a big love.
My Oracle has now over 20 years on its platter. I will never give it away, although I own a TW Acustic, too.
after trying very heavy and rigid stands as suggested, I was not really satisfied with them.
On this boring weekend I tried two wooden stools from IKEA:
I tilted them backwards a little bit, Using using Q-Dampers under the frontlegs...
I bought two Aptitlig boards ( around 40 US$) and use them under my Thöress pre and Bryston poweramp.
Between the components and the board I use BDR cones as I did before.
There is really a big difference in sound.
In the moment I think so. Less glare and tighter bass.