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Old 10-08-2012, 02:07 PM
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Default Manley Labs Chinook Phono Stage

I wanted to put this into the Manley Labs Section.

I've had this piece for about 3 weeks or so. At first, I'm hearing things in the music I did not hear before, also the timbre of the instruments are more real like. Also, a very very nice 3D image. After now, with about 60 hours on this piece, it is opening up very well, soundstage is deeper and wider, voice's are incrediable/natural, a very nice airyness to the music as well. This upgrade was definitely worth the money.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:13 PM
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It will open up even more at about 200 hours. Break in periods can be long and frustrating, if you have a reverse RIAA board which costs around $50 the process will be sooner. Enjoy!
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At first, I'm hearing things in the music I did not hear before, also the timbre of the instruments are more real like. Also, a very very nice 3D image.
Sweet ! ..........from what did you upgrade ?

BTW, I enjoyed traveling through the Wasatch mtns while heading East by train a couple of weeks ago, great ride San Fran to Denver.
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I use to have a Dynavector PK75 MII, and a Dynavector 10x5. I have the Dynavector Karat 17D3 now.


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Sweet ! ..........from what did you upgrade ?

BTW, I enjoyed traveling through the Wasatch mtns while heading East by train a couple of weeks ago, great ride San Fran to Denver.
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Looks like the MC loading jumps from 400 to 800. My cartridge likes a ~500 ohm loading. I've tried 380, but that's too laid back and timid, so I'm at 475 on my Nova Phonomena.
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Looks like the MC loading jumps from 400 to 800. My cartridge likes a ~500 ohm loading. I've tried 380, but that's too laid back and timid, so I'm at 475 on my Nova Phonomena.
Load setting on brand X phono stage is not necessarily what you would set the loading on brand Y phono stage......a good example is my Benz Gullwing likes to see about 400 ohms on my Steel Head and Chinnok but with my Aesthetix Rhea Sig it likes 500 or even a 1K load setting.......bottom line the load setting will vary from phono stage to phono stage.
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Default Just got myself one

Just received a Chinook and trying settings for my Benz Glider SM.
It would seem that 400 load and 0 capacitance is good but is there a better setting?
It have given me more info than my Dyn P-75II and a smooth sound.

How does the Chinook handle .25 cartridge outputs as I am looking at going further up the line with a Benz or Dyn?

I will just enjoy this for a while until the funds grow.

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:52 PM
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Cool. Sorry, I cannot help ya, my dealer set mine up.

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Just received a Chinook and trying settings for my Benz Glider SM.
It would seem that 400 load and 0 capacitance is good but is there a better setting?
It have given me more info than my Dyn P-75II and a smooth sound.

How does the Chinook handle .25 cartridge outputs as I am looking at going further up the line with a Benz or Dyn?

I will just enjoy this for a while until the funds grow.

Great to Join the CLUB.
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Just received a Chinook and trying settings for my Benz Glider SM.
It would seem that 400 load and 0 capacitance is good but is there a better setting?
It have given me more info than my Dyn P-75II and a smooth sound.

How does the Chinook handle .25 cartridge outputs as I am looking at going further up the line with a Benz or Dyn?

I will just enjoy this for a while until the funds grow.

Great to Join the CLUB.
With the Glider being a smidge on the lively side I run them closer to the manufactures recommendation, may want to check out the 265 setting.
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"With the Glider being a smidge on the lively side I run them closer to the manufactures recommendation, may want to check out the 265 setting."


Thanks will give it a go.

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