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The MOSE/Hercules power supply for Linn LP12

Discussion in 'audio' started by kcc123, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. CJ1045

    CJ1045 You want Briks with that?

    Mine arrived too today. I have just realised that I can do a pretty nifty test by recording that same tracks that I used for the cartridge test last week using the MOSE power supply rather than the Lingo. Should be interesting as everyone will be able to listen when I put them up on the file sharing site.

    Regards
    CJ
     
  2. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    What an excellent idea :)
     
  3. Muzak

    Muzak pfm Member

    Nice one CJ.
     
  4. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    I unpacked the Muse this evening. I'm really impressed with the fit and finish. Very solid indeed. However, I noticed a rattle :( Removing the 8 small counter-sunk screws I found the 4 plastic standoffs that the Hercules II board were sitting on had sheered off. I can't imagine the force necessary to sheer off the posts - they must have punted it across the Pacific. I've emailed Edmund - hopefully he can send me some replacements.

    Dan

    [edit: Edmund replied within an hour - he's sending some new posts.]
     
  5. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    New posts are on the way. Here's a snap of my psu:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. kcc123

    kcc123 pfm Member

    I have found that the plugs and sockets on the cables and enclosures of the MOSE/Hercules and the Lingo are different in size. If they were the same, I could have probaby used one of the same cables for comparison between the two units.
     
  7. CJ1045

    CJ1045 You want Briks with that?

    Note all the wiring is different - the connector to the PCB from the MOSE is wired differently too - not a good idea at all to try mixing for comparison purposes. Most likely done to avoid copyright issues I suspect.

    CJ
     
  8. James N

    James N pfm Member

    I've got my name down for one of the next batch. Really looking forward to getting it.
     
  9. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    New clips arrived yesterday, and I got around to installing the MOSE this evening. Again, Edmund has been first rate in his follow up emails, and getting me going. Yeah, I have 45 rpm! So, first up was 'The First of the Microbe Hunters' - a 2xLP I'd purchased without knowing it was 45 rpm. Sounds fantastic. Minor quibble - seems very slow to start up and benefits from a nudge to get it going.
     
  10. bigfish

    bigfish Member

    Mine LP12 45 starts at good pace, about 2-3 seconds . I think my motor is at very good condition. Anyway, I rahter start up from nudge than using the 45 adaptor .
     
  11. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    Yes at first I thought my MOSE was faulty! The old '87 Valhalla went straight up to speed but switch on to the MOSE and the platter doesn't move initially.

    However in perspective I switch on the LP12 and by the time the LP is out of its sleeve the platter is up to speed. Never had to nudge it.

    Cheers,

    DV
     
  12. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Yes, it's a minor quibble, and I'm glad you found the same DV. Tonight I hope to have a good listening session.

    Dan
     
  13. CJ1045

    CJ1045 You want Briks with that?

    Mine does the same - I kinda like it. It is sort or like it is taking a deep breath before trying to spin the platter.

    I have another LP12 arriving on Monday, a lot newer than my current one and with an Ittok LVII rather than my Ekos but also with Arkiv and Lingo. So I can kinda compare one with the other directly. It is a long story but I am going to make a best of both deck up and sell on the bits I have left.

    Regards
    CJ
     
  14. bigfish

    bigfish Member

    Hercules use a NTC Power thermister, so it take 2-3 second to reach the required voltage (from 0v to 85V AC) to drive the motor every times the mains is removed or switched off. In case the mains is connected, the motor starts very fast when you press the speed button. Because the NTC Power thermister is alreay operating at its favourable condition. I saw many old Valhalla replaced that NTC thermister with a resistor.
     
  15. colscot

    colscot Registered Member

    After having lived with the Mose/Hercules for about two weeks I agree it is a very good PS, but ultimately I couldn't live with knowing that my Lingo 1 (filter removed) produced more detail and was just more enjoyable, in my opinion and in my system.

    I managed to repair my Lingo, so I am putting my Mose/Hercules up for sale (in the US)

    Colin
     
  16. brennyaudio

    brennyaudio Member

    Bought Hercules and Mose from Edmond on Ebay Monday and it arrived today, Friday. Installed it this evening. Huge improvement on my old valhalla. Thoroughly reccomended.

    Brenny
     
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    How would you characterise the change in sound?
     
  18. rkay5

    rkay5 Member

    Hi
    I got a Mose/Hercules and a 110v motor about month and a 1/2 ago for my Thorens TD150 was using a 16v motor with a Pro-ject SpeedBox II . Big improvement big drop in noise floor deeper bass clearer highs more detail what a great upgrade and Edmund is a great to deal with . Also if you a Thorens,Ariston,AR or oter turntable you should look in to getting a Mose/Hercules you will love as I do.
    Robert
     
  19. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    How 'bout Rega?
     
  20. rkay5

    rkay5 Member

    Yes Rega will work also
    Robert
     

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