How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

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How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

Post by cycleallday » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:51 pm

I have a WD Pre/phono/power set which I havn't used for years and need a nice MC phono. My WD phono has the SUT's but they have never been wired up so it is MM only at present. I would like to know if it is worth keeping the set just for the Phono use or if I would be better off selling and buying a dedicated MC phono. I only want to spend money if I would get better performance.

Any views?

Mel

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Re: How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

Post by Neal » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:37 pm

The supplied WAD SUTs are ok but bettered by the likes of Lundahl...the basic cct is ok IMHO and improves with a CCS on the input and tweaks to the PSU. Commercially, you will need to spend significantly more to improve on it.
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Re: How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

Post by cycleallday » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:13 am

Thanks Neal - will post on the WD site to see how to do the mods you suggest.

I may as well try what I have now before deciding to spend more money.

Mel

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Re: How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

Post by Greg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:58 am

Nice to see you're still around, Mel. I hope all is good with you.

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Re: How does a WD Phono 3 compare to commercial offerings

Post by cycleallday » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:17 pm

Yes, still enjoying hifi but now trying to avoid spending and selling off much of the surplus Ive collected over the years ;-)

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