I always thought it sounded better in Dave's system, than his Tercel, even after the Tercel upgrades. Benz Wood cart(L?)/SME 309 tonearm/SOTA Sapphire vacuum platter/Blueberry with Cream/VRDs/AN Js.
tentoze;n13896 said:If anyone is looking for a phono stage, here's my Blue Circle BC27pi. I bought it from Goldstein several years ago, and haven't used anything else since. On a whim last week, I ordered a Vincent PHO-8, which came today (hooked up, but not played anything through it yet- in a few minutes).
The Blue Circle has a separate power box with a damn big torroidal x-former in it- here at my house, it stays powered up continuously, no reason to shut it down and wait for that x-former to warm back up. It's supposed to magically know MM from MC, I have no idea how, but that's what Gilbert Yeung, Mr. Blue Circle sez. If you go inside the unit, there are selector switches for low and high gain. Not sure what the ranges are, but I can look in the manual if anyone wants to know. Meaning, yes, I have the manual, and probably have the original box out in the apartment, as well. Photo pretty much tells the story- it's basically unmarked, unmolested, and does what Gilbert intended it to do.
No idea what its value is. It wasn't a cheap piece new, and was still pricey for my limited means when I bought it. Give me your thoughts, if you're interested, and I bet we can work something out, as long as you don't want it for a can of Star Kist and a short PBR.
Prime Minister;n13935 said:BTW, I know Gilbert (he's a local guy in my neck of the woods) of Blue Circle and he stands behind everything he sells. A great character, and a great guy to deal with. He really cares about every piece he sells. His stuff is the best type of boutique audio.
Grainger49;n17270 said:I'm for having names in your signature, just as soon as I can figure out how to have one. See, the PM is saying Gilbert like everyone knows who Gilbert is. I don't. Is he Bacobits, Tentoze or TubeHiFiNut?
Ernie;n14045 said:I always thought it sounded better in Dave's system, than his Tercel, even after the Tercel upgrades. Benz Wood cart(L?)/SME 309 tonearm/SOTA Sapphire vacuum platter/Blueberry with Cream/VRDs/AN Js.