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Collectible Stuff

My collectible items!

Not really published on the market (at least not well spotted around big online webstore), but I manage to get a pair of it. This is the CAST version of the Duelund Resistor. Well, for the Capacitor, the CAST definitely...
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Just arrive, could be my last “considered high end” capacitor… I welcome you, Audio Note Copper Foil Mylar in Oil 0.47uF/630Volt. I do love the beautiful elegant copper appearance from this capacitor. It just wonderful and good looking (maybe I’m...
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I order another transformer. This should be an upgrade of the previous version. First, I add 0-75V tap for my neon lamp INS-1. Second, I upgrade from H10 to Z11 lamination, from 35 size to a bigger 38 size. Finally,...
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Finally, with the help from my girlfriend, I manage to get the Nuvotem Talema Transformer on hand within a week. It’s rated at 6.3A with 2x18V output or about 225VA. Not bad for my LM1875 huh…...
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I manage to secure some old vintage meters. One is for DC Voltage (up to 300V, exactly what I need for my pre-amp). While the other is mA meter (up to 30mA, another luck for my pre-amp). I’m thinking of...
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Some singers have their own unique “tone”, which reflects their “style” when singing. This uniqueness will  make us remember his/her specialty. This old vintage CD Audio, produced around 2001, shows the wonderful soprano named Cui Yan Guang. She comes from...
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Due to generosity of my friend, let’s call him “Mr. S”, I manage to secure two more RGN Rectifier and add it to my collection. Welcome the Telefunken RGN 2004 and Telefunken RGN 1054! Both are mesh version! The RGN...
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Audio journey in life is full of poison. After completing my mission to poison my friend with a super caps (read: Duelund), then he poisons me back with this LP. My favorite singer, good songs, and excellent recording. Bah… This...
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After several weeks of waiting, today I receive my most awaited rectifier, the Telefunken RGN 1054. This rectifier rated at 75mA and 300Volt. More than enough to drive my Aikido. I love the mesh plate rectifier 😉 Also, this is...
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Still remember the extreme capacitors battle? Well, we need to break-in those capacitors first for a fair judgement. So here it is. I don’t have much time to break-in those capacitors. Around 2-3 hours/night for next 2-3 weeks. I think...
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Just returned from a tired yet “deadly poisonous” DIY Gathering. We held an extra session with RGN 1054 Mesh Plate Rectifier and Duelund Capacitor installed on Aikido Pre-Amplifier (6N1P and 6N6P tubes). Before, the Aikido used Obbligato Capacitor bypassed with...
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After some “crazy” capacitors here, I keep adding some more items on my collections. I call it, rest of my life collections. First, some N and NX series Black Gate. Best located at tube Cathode/Feedback position, since it’s only rated...
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