Hello all from jersey
I was directed here after shorting the output of my Claymore IncaTech and blowing the RH channel ( more requests for help on that in a later thread)
The shorting incident was caused by me crawling behind the HiFi/Computer stack in the living room, a device that was not plugged in to the X10 controller power bar ( so it was still turned on), and the 24 inch PC screen falling on my head and giving me a black eye...a fund day in all.
Anyway, I did a bit of searching for a schematic, came across the name Colin Wonfor on another forum, e-mailed him and he helped me out and directed me here.
So if I start pestereing you all with inane questions..you only have Colin to blame
My Inca Tech was my second amp, bought back in 1988 from Rayleigh Hifi in Chelmsford while I was at college there. Recently it has been used as a phono stage and analogue input selector for a Sony 'LISSA' system with only one analogue input.
The Sony amp output relays have started sticking in the last few years, requiring a sharp tap with anything heavy to get the left channel running, the Mini Disk had a disk stuck in it of the last year, we never used the CD player (CD's ripped to Mac), and the receiver did not work due to a poor antenna.
So all in all the system needed an upgrade, and until the moment yesterday when I shorted the Claymore output, the Claymore was going to be the heart of the system once more, well i buggered that idea up X(
I was just going to have my Rega P3 turntable, and three analogue inputs from; TV, Mac and Sky box.
Well that all went out the window when I went to town yesterday, walked in to the local Hifi store, and within 8 minutes had purchased an ex demo yamaha RX-V771 for £400. No research, no auditions, or comparing spec and ummming and ahing over what to buy, walked in there it was..it had all that I wanted ( a phono stage ).
May have made a mistake..time and listening will tell, but it was there, the only one in the window, it had a phono stage and network connection, and the price seemed good. i was expecting to pay £1000 or more. I needed an amp NOW so bought it.
Need to go out and buy some HDMI and optical cable this morning, and do doubt will be back here later when I cant get the thing to do what I want.
A hell of a steep learnign curve setting up compared to the Inca Tech !!
A bit about me:
live in jersey
now flying the local Jersey Ambulance service medivac aircraft
Interested include computers (building repairing/making NAS boxes etc)
Metal detecting (rare now my mate found it all a few weeks ago biggest hoard in Europe they reckon)
building high power Electric bicycles
Guess i stop waffling now and go and but these cables