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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    here is my King-Cello. left picture is the audio circuit, right is the power supply. my KC is modified with a 50 ohm BNC zeel interface which allows it to ideally connect with my darTZeel preamp with 11.5 meter interconnects. I use it for both of my Studer A-820 decks. I have also used it from time to time quite effectively as a phono stage.

    I have found that loading both chassis with Walker lead-filled pucks helps as the chassis is quite resonant. also the audio circuit is sitting on Wave Kinetics A10 U8 footers, the power supply is sitting on cones which are through the carpet into the concrete beneath.

    as the KC sits about 7 feet from my 750 pound MM7 bass tower, resonant treatments are required to prevent it singing along with the music.
    https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

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    • #3
      Here's the other case configuration - called the "Cello Box" as this is similar to their smaller product cases.

      Charles

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    • #4
      Thanks for sharing your photos, gentlemen.
      **************************************************
      Every day is a good day to play analog.
      - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
      - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
      **************************************************
      Every day is a good day for live music.
      **************************************************

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      • #5
        Here's my King Cello pre - Who's that installing the pre/Studer?
        RHAPSODY.AUDIO

        http://www.rhapsody.audio




        Pilium Audio, Magico, Alsyvox, Bayz Audio, Diesis Audio, Kondo, Nordost Supreme Reference Dealer, VYGER, VYDA Cables, Constellation, Taiko Audio - Extreme server, Aqua Acoustic Quality, Raidho, TechDAS, Critical Mass Systems, Aurender, TelluriumQ, CMS/Center Stage, Devialet, REL Acoustics, RD Acoustics

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Rhapsody View Post
          Here's my King Cello pre - Who's that installing the pre/Studer?
          Charlie?
          **************************************************
          Every day is a good day to play analog.
          - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
          - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
          **************************************************
          Every day is a good day for live music.
          **************************************************

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Dre_J View Post

          Charlie?
          Yep, that was Charlie when he brought down the A812 that he integrated the King/Cello tape pre with and did the installation.
          RHAPSODY.AUDIO

          http://www.rhapsody.audio




          Pilium Audio, Magico, Alsyvox, Bayz Audio, Diesis Audio, Kondo, Nordost Supreme Reference Dealer, VYGER, VYDA Cables, Constellation, Taiko Audio - Extreme server, Aqua Acoustic Quality, Raidho, TechDAS, Critical Mass Systems, Aurender, TelluriumQ, CMS/Center Stage, Devialet, REL Acoustics, RD Acoustics

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          • #8
            Hello everyone.
            I'm new to this forum. I'm a reel tape collector in China.
            Really happy that I can join in this forum.

            Recently I have a plan to upgrade my Studer A80's electronics.
            I spent several days searching informations about tape preamps. But I can't found any official information about King/Cello.
            I'v sent a message to stellavox in WBF forum.
            After that I found this thread.

            Please allow me to list my questions about King/Cello here
            1. Is there an official website for King/Cello?
            2. Where can I place my order if I would like to purchase one?
            3. How long will I wait after ordered?
            4. The price of King/Cello

            Really appreciate if someone could help.

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            • #9
              Originally posted by looke View Post
              Hello everyone.
              I'm new to this forum. I'm a reel tape collector in China.
              Really happy that I can join in this forum.

              Recently I have a plan to upgrade my Studer A80's electronics.
              I spent several days searching informations about tape preamps. But I can't found any official information about King/Cello.
              I'v sent a message to stellavox in WBF forum.
              After that I found this thread.

              Please allow me to list my questions about King/Cello here
              1. Is there an official website for King/Cello?
              2. Where can I place my order if I would like to purchase one?
              3. How long will I wait after ordered?
              4. The price of King/Cello

              Really appreciate if someone could help.
              You can reach Charlie at [email protected]. I can pass your note onto him also! He's away and I think just returning from vacation later this week so might take a little time to return your message.

              Not sure on the build time but it's not crazy long. Some will have to do with what options you select eg. capacitors, no caps and connectors. I really do suggest going with the Furutech connectors, both RCA and IEC.

              The price was around $4000 but that may not be current.

              And glad to have another tapehead aboard!!!

              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                You can reach Charlie at [email protected]. I can pass your note onto him also! He's away and I think just returning from vacation later this week so might take a little time to return your message.

                Not sure on the build time but it's not crazy long. Some will have to do with what options you select eg. capacitors, no caps and connectors. I really do suggest going with the Furutech connectors, both RCA and IEC.

                The price was around $4000 but that may not be current.

                And glad to have another tapehead aboard!!!

                Thanks a lot Myles. This really help.

                There had been a tape trend in main land China during the past several years.
                More and more people here realize the power of tape, however resources are poor here.
                We just lack of everything, hardware, software, information and technology.
                Thank god we have internet.

                In China, reel tape machine only can be used in top broadcast station in the past.
                Nowadays it's a new world for those who seeking the best sound here.

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                • #11
                  Very cool! I sent a note to Charlie so hopefully you two can hook up.

                  I sure everyone here would love to hear more about audio in China!!!
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                  -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                    Very cool! I sent a note to Charlie so hopefully you two can hook up.

                    I sure everyone here would love to hear more about audio in China!!!
                    I have got Charlie's message. I sent a mail to him. Thank you very much for your helping.

                    China is moving forward fast.
                    New things come out very quick.
                    Most teenagers here grab their cell phone all the time. They enjoy the music with it because you can have new songs as quick as possible.

                    I was born in the 80's. I grow up with my walkman and cassette.
                    I still remember the first time I listen mp3 through a Rio800. I was shocked and after that I stepped on an endless road.

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                    • #13
                      It seems the audio shows are huge and well attended!
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                        It seems the audio shows are huge and well attended!
                        Yes
                        The audio shows are big chance to have a listen to the really things rather than hearsay.
                        And reel tapes start to grab eyeballs at some audio shows here.

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                        • #15
                          Here’s my King/Cello in standard black box. Charlie added an extra input for my phono, got the Mundorf cap upgrade and paid a little more for the power supply faceplate.

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