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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:31 am

Nate...did you ever hear back from Bob about the chip for the Lightstar pre? :-s
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:47 pm

Still waiting. Have you devised an ingenious plan to get one programmed?
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:37 pm

So, I have been having an issue lately in my setup with my right channel cutting out. I have narrowed it down. It is the amp. I have swapped out every cable, taken the preamp out, everything. I am very worried and not sure what to do. Any advice?
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by angelod307 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:57 am

Rolland or tom. Nobody else comes to mind.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:11 am

natektronic wrote:So, I have been having an issue lately in my setup with my right channel cutting out. I have narrowed it down. It is the amp. I have swapped out every cable, taken the preamp out, everything. I am very worried and not sure what to do. Any advice?
I believe Vintage Hi-Fi of Pittsburgh is closer to you. Call Tom around 6 pm M- Sa and see when he can get to it. As far as the chip.... no I haven't and doubt I will be able to find anyone to do it .
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by Magnaryder » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:43 am

natektronic wrote:Still waiting. Have you devised an ingenious plan to get one programmed?
Bent Audio has a remote system that covers all of the functions that the Lightstar remote covers. It 'might' work. Integrating it into the system will be problematic and require someone who knows alot about the Lightstar Direct Pres.

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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by angelod307 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:16 am

I now have #4
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by BrianT » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:31 am

angelod307 wrote:I now have #4
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by nemodog » Mon May 25, 2015 5:05 pm

My Lightstar serial number is 9512040014
Pardon my ignorance, but how many years were these pieces of art manufactured?
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by MRHP » Mon May 25, 2015 8:52 pm

nemodog wrote:My Lightstar serial number is 9512040014
Pardon my ignorance, but how many years were these pieces of art manufactured?
I think they were built in 94 and 95 only. The lightstar is an experimental crossover from a TFM-75 to the Sunfire 300x2 from what I can make of it.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by Snoop65 » Mon May 25, 2015 9:24 pm

MRHP wrote:
nemodog wrote:My Lightstar serial number is 9512040014
Pardon my ignorance, but how many years were these pieces of art manufactured?
I think they were built in 94 and 95 only. The lightstar is an experimental crossover from a TFM-75 to the Sunfire 300x2 from what I can make of it.
It's actually a unique design to itself. Peter Ledermann was started explaining it to me a few weeks ago when I visited Sound Smith. He wanted to know how my amp was running since he last worked on it in 2007. He's really impressed with how neutral the Lightstar is. He even explained Bob's other designs against the Lightstar.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by MRHP » Tue May 26, 2015 7:21 am

Snoop65 wrote:
MRHP wrote:
nemodog wrote:My Lightstar serial number is 9512040014
Pardon my ignorance, but how many years were these pieces of art manufactured?
I think they were built in 94 and 95 only. The lightstar is an experimental crossover from a TFM-75 to the Sunfire 300x2 from what I can make of it.
It's actually a unique design to itself. Peter Ledermann was started explaining it to me a few weeks ago when I visited Sound Smith. He wanted to know how my amp was running since he last worked on it in 2007. He's really impressed with how neutral the Lightstar is. He even explained Bob's other designs against the Lightstar.
Dont stop there man lets hear what all he had to say!
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by Snoop65 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:10 pm

I think they were built in 94 and 95 only. The lightstar is an experimental crossover from a TFM-75 to the Sunfire 300x2 from what I can make of it.[/quote]
It's actually a unique design to itself. Peter Ledermann was started explaining it to me a few weeks ago when I visited Sound Smith. He wanted to know how my amp was running since he last worked on it in 2007. He's really impressed with how neutral the Lightstar is. He even explained Bob's other designs against the Lightstar.[/quote]

Dont stop there man lets hear what all he had to say![/quote]
Lol!!! I should have recorded him. He said so much I was picking up pieces of my brain when he was finished. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by radioeng2 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:10 pm

Peter Ledermann is a bright guy. His knowledge goes well beyond the cartridge work he's so well known for.

Didn't I post here a while back a You-Tube link to a talk he gave on cartridges?

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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by Snoop65 » Tue May 26, 2015 5:01 pm

radioeng2 wrote:Peter Ledermann is a bright guy. His knowledge goes well beyond the cartridge work he's so well known for.

Didn't I post here a while back a You-Tube link to a talk he gave on cartridges?

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