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 Post subject: Sound: 45-EY-2 vs 7-EY-2HH
PostPosted: Jun Wed 12, 2019 10:58 pm 
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OK, rebuilt both of these. The 7-EY-2HH has the cheap china cartridge and the 45-EY-2 has a better upgraded cartridge but, I swear the 7-EY has a better sound than the 45-EY. It seems to have more bass and a less "tinny" sound. They both took the same componants to rebuild the amp. Is this my imagination or is the amp in the 7-EY somehow better?


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 Post subject: Re: Sound: 45-EY-2 vs 7-EY-2HH
PostPosted: Jun Wed 12, 2019 11:46 pm 
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Have you swapped phono carts to verify ?
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 Post subject: Re: Sound: 45-EY-2 vs 7-EY-2HH
PostPosted: Jun Thu 13, 2019 12:24 am 
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Those cheap cartridges can sound very good. I put on in a high end Magnavox from the mid 50's with four 6V6 outputs tubes, a 15" & 12" speaker + horn tweeters, the sound was incredible. Granted those cartridges only put out about a half volt, so you need something with a decent pre-amp section & plenty of amplification.


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 Post subject: Re: Sound: 45-EY-2 vs 7-EY-2HH
PostPosted: Jun Thu 13, 2019 6:32 pm 
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The speaker chamber is closed off in the 45-EY-2. I believe this is the reason for the tinny sound. I have a 45-EY-2 and a 6-EY-3A (portable cabinet with lid), both with the Chuoi Denshi (sp?) cartridges. As long as the lid is closed the 6-EY-3A has a far superior sound to the 45-EY-2, much richer with much more resonant bass, in spite of a smaller speaker (4" vs 4"x6"). Open the lid and it sounds like the 45-EY-2.

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