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by Big Dog RJ
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 227

Re: New phono.

Not to worry Jonty, give it plenty of time... It will settle after a while, this change in sound is just typical of new components and they do take time to burn in. Just enjoy the music and the burn in time will run in gradually whiles you are listening. All of a sudden at one point, a sort of veil ...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: ART 150/300 Anniversary Amplifiers
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: ART 150/300 Anniversary Amplifiers

Hey mate, now that's one outstanding pre-power combination you would ever need! Good one, good one. and I should know the at least the type of sound you're getting with those maggies. In our last reference system, when the dealership was going strong, one system that was probably the best in the ent...
by Big Dog RJ
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 227

Re: New phono.

G'day Jonty, Trust you are keeping well. Sorry for the late reply or no reply... was relocated to head a new store, hence busy with work/projects and rugby/footy finals in Melbourne. The Melbourne Storm won last night! go the stooorm! "no ordinary team". that's their slogan by the way. Now getting b...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Classic 62SE broken tube!
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: CJ Classic 62SE broken tube!

Hey mate, did you manage to get another KT120 as yet? if so, great! and don't forget to bias as suggested. Not too sure where you're located but if you happen to be in Aus down unda, we have our very own CJ importer / dealer in Melbourne, Sound Reference. Just call up Damien and he'll gladly help, G...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: new ET-7, the replacement for the ET-5
Replies: 31
Views: 666

Re: new ET-7, the replacement for the ET-5

Act1, Act2, Gat1, Gat2, ET5, ET7...

just follow my path and get a CAV45- don't have to worry about another preamp for good, ha!

RJ
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: new ET-7, the replacement for the ET-5
Replies: 31
Views: 666

Re: new ET-7, the replacement for the ET-5

Nice one Roberto, and hola at Costa Rica! Now I am sure many fellow audiophiles will arrive at your house and have a party... hopefully things get out of hand, and you need a place for the CLX's in a careful caring environment, and a place for them long term- and yes mate, you guessed it! that place...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: New Ownership for Conrad-Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: New Ownership for Conrad-Johnson

No doubt! It is certainly good to see that the reins are handed over to a person who not only knows about the brand and what it stands for but also someone who is passionate about CJ. This is very important in order to continue the great work and all the tedious hard work that was put in to it from ...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: Where do you buy your tubes? From Conrad Johnson or ....
Replies: 22
Views: 2606

Re: Where do you buy your tubes? From Conrad Johnson or ....

Yes, agreed on The Tube Store and other places that may stock them. The only thing is for me, I guess I'm old fashion, I'm still a bit skeptical when it comes to online ordering... I've had some nightmares along the way, wrong product sent/faulty etc.. Whenever I seem to phone direct and place an or...
by Big Dog RJ
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: Where do you buy your tubes? From Conrad Johnson or ....
Replies: 22
Views: 2606

Re: Where do you buy your tubes? From Conrad Johnson or ....

G'day cj maties, Thought I'd add a few notes here since I recently ordered tubes. Well all of a sudden about two weeks ago, the output of one channel became dull. very low output as if the sound was muffeled. anyway it turned out to be one of the 5965 tubes also known as a 12AV7. This is a special n...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Hum problem with LP125m SE
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Hum problem with LP125m SE

G'day Ronen, Good to hear that you have sorted out that hum issue, and whatever caused it mate. In the long run, it will be far better to have a dedicated line just for the audio. Especially in high-end systems where the slightest nuance/detail of excessive noises are picked up... I remember the goo...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: DIY, mods, tweaks
Topic: Speaker Wood Conditioner recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Speaker Wood Conditioner recommendation

Hey Admin, I had a very similar wood polish that I first used when I was in the states. Those were the days of Maggies and ML sequels which had wooden trims. At the time they recommended Linseed oil high furniture grade polish, which I sourced from Walmart and later on from a hardware shop. When I f...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: The Formidable Renaissance 15
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: The Formidable Renaissance 15

G'day maties, Thanks for sharing that update Ronen. I do certainly agree Re to the LP125se amps, infact I was at the CJ dealers place just yesterday, auditioning the LP125 monoblocks with the ET5 driving a pair of Quads (very similar to what I had 2905's). These were the 2912's, exactly the same in ...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.

Good stuff Roberto, enjoy matie! I do believe every word you're describing and your experience with the CLX - CJ combination. Each time I listen to Kostas's system with his CLX's driven with his Pass Labs and Leben tube pre, that sound is superb! Although I do prefer tubes, when I return home, I am ...
by Big Dog RJ
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: The Formidable Renaissance 15
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: The Formidable Renaissance 15

Good point Admin, and I totally agree Re. to pricing. This was my only concern, where you have a stat hybrid panel which was offered on a fairly affordable scale and many got the chance to own such systems and really enjoy them. For whatever reason ML seems to have upped the anty, where they have co...
by Big Dog RJ
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.

Hey Roberto, Glad to hear from your experience with the Classic 120, and definitely seems like you are enjoying every moment! As is the case with any good to high quality system that can reproduce recorded music close to the source in the intention it was recorded, the two most important pieces of e...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Review of the new Classic One Twenty SE.

That's a definite spot on Roberto, and I must say your ML CLX's will bring out the best of any recording as long as it is high quality. As I had posted about the Classic 120 partnered with the GATS2 driving a pair of the new ML hybrids- Ren15A. I was really not sure where the overall high quality an...
by Big Dog RJ
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Member Presentation Thread
Topic: new member from England
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: new member from England

G'day mate, Certainly nice to know someone is around from the UK, afterall I think that's where we developed the term "mate..." Missed those days of rough sport; rugby in division 4 against the London Welsh, and later played division 1 for Kingsbury and New England under 24 as an import... felt like...
by Big Dog RJ
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Hum problem with LP125m SE
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Hum problem with LP125m SE

G'day Ronen, Ah those typical issues with monoblocks... been there, had them and done them! I have tried so many different kinds of power systems, such as voltage stabilizers, magnetic field stabs, AC isolators (industrial standard) nothing helped, even though my wiring and cables were dedicated run...
by Big Dog RJ
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion - CJ related topics
Topic: The Formidable Renaissance 15
Replies: 5
Views: 125

The Formidable Renaissance 15

G'day maties, after a while of hard work, shifting work locations and all that jazz... I had posted this note previously on WBF and thought I must post something here, after all this is for CJ owners. This system was not auditioned at the main dealers simply because they are not getting in the newer...
by Big Dog RJ
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: Which preamp for Premier ElevenA?
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Which preamp for Premier ElevenA?

Hey mate, Greetings from Melbourne. Those preamps you mentioned are all great and will match very well with your Prem 11. They all have slightly different flavors: The pv12 will give you a warm musical sound, with an expansive soundstage. Partnered with the prem 11 will deliver superb dimensional de...