Any update on MU step-up replacement?

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #20 on: 29 Dec 2008, 12:43 am »
Hello!

Still proceeding with the MU - although I hesitate to make any guess how long it'll be at this point. My guessing skills so far have proved rather poor.....

The stage looks well suited to a step-up for MC use. 50db of gain in the stage will make it easy to use the 1:10 ratio - the most likely candidate with the 38 ohm output imp Benz. The new MU will come standard with the gain switch so you could try both gains anyway. You could load down with the phono stage zif sockets or at the MU can's - both would be in the same spot electrically. Nice that they put that loading capability in the unit.


Thanks!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #21 on: 29 Dec 2008, 08:38 pm »
John,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me as well as all the help via email.  Your truly are a gentleman and I look forward to when your new Bent Mu becomes available!

Best regards,
Don

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #22 on: 15 Jan 2009, 01:49 am »
Hi John,

Just want to light another fire under your seat, so you can speed up on the MU project. :lol:

That cash I've put aside for the MU since last year is burning extremely hot in my pocket and I need to get rid of it fast!  aa

FrankC

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #23 on: 16 Jan 2009, 06:01 pm »
Hello!

I know , I know...... Can't believe it is taking this long but it is... Slowly it progresses but I must confess it is still some time off. I am reluctant to guess on timing anymore but no one wants it done more than I do. Tons of parts here for them (excepting transformers and cans.....) and I'd love to be selling them now....

Thansk!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #24 on: 4 Mar 2009, 05:18 pm »
Hi John,

any "new" news on the Mu replacement? I am looking for a step-up transformer as well and would be interested in the Mu either as Kit or ready made.

Best wishes from Toronto!

Rene


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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #25 on: 5 Mar 2009, 07:17 pm »
Hello!

I am down to trying to decide between two revs of transformer - and man it's not easy.... They are both very good but quite different presentation wise. I've enlisted the help of some good ears and systems nearby (thanks guys!) and hope to finish testing soon. Expectations for the new MU are high so I am doing my best to get it right.....

Time has been hard to come by recently - not that things are extremely busy sales wise (it's a bit slow everywhere) but I have been unable to find time to keep all the projects on the go moving as they should.  I am making some changes that will help out on that front - see the 'TAP Is OFF"  thread.

Thansk!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #26 on: 8 Jul 2009, 03:32 am »
Mu?   :drool:

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #27 on: 10 Jul 2009, 12:18 am »
Hello!

Some day MU..... Need to get ahold of a couple of those involved and shake a firm plan together.

Thansk!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #28 on: 20 Aug 2009, 05:31 pm »
Magnequest MU?

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #29 on: 21 Aug 2009, 12:11 am »
Hello!

One day I'll bet there will be one.... Very sorry for this endless delay. Weeks turn into months turn into years.

I am talking with another OEM interested in offering it now to hopefully speed it to completion.

Thanks!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #30 on: 20 Mar 2010, 01:52 am »
John, It's been another 7 month pass by since your last post. Is there any update for our loyal hopefuls. Thx

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #31 on: 20 Mar 2010, 04:04 am »
Hello!

I have resigned myself to the idea that I just am not going to get them done myself. Too much going on even without the new step-up in the works..... I need to follow up with the other OEM who was interested. We both loved the sound of the new Magnequest unit very much but the logistics (and costs) of shielding and packaging, etc was the time consumer.

I will report here if I learn any more. If I can't get it at least moving forward at some rate I will post that it is just not going to happen. I hate leaving folks hanging like this and am sorry to all you guys who have been waiting for the new one.

Thanks!

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #32 on: 12 Jun 2010, 06:55 am »
Hi he come the time change my DACT phono .
I lisen very good rewies for Bent step up.
Please can help me some guy
My cartridge is the Miyabi 47   need step up like 1:10 or 1:13 he have the bent audio and how version is available now silver or copper
i hear some time for Bent tx103
what is it ?
and the price how is it because i dont find

Warm Regards
Nick

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #33 on: 12 Jun 2010, 11:20 pm »
Hello!

Congratulations on the new cart - you will have fun with it I am sure!  You will still need a phono stage in there if you change from using the Dact stage. From what I know if it the Dact stage can be set for quite high gain so if keeping it you'd not likely need a step-up anyway.

If you are changing to a lower gain phono stage then you would indeed need a step-up of some sort. I am afraid I am still not any closer to shipping MU step-ups and I have not heard from the other fellow who had intended to maybe offer it in some time. You post has reminded me to check in to see if he has any plans to offer a unit with the new transformer we both liked - Thankyou for that!

Have Fun and Thansk,

John

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #34 on: 13 Jun 2010, 03:52 pm »
Hi John.
I see in the site "Salvatore"have review for your step up bent tx103silver.
You have any same available for sale?
I need 1:10-1:20 or some close that
please send me pm

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Re: Any update on MU step-up replacement?
« Reply #35 on: 13 Jun 2010, 05:36 pm »
Hello!

I do not have any more step-ups to ship.  If you need one for your system I would suggest you contact Dave Slagle at www.intactaudio.com . he makes a nice unit and custom fits the ratios to your applications.

Thanks!

John