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post #91 of 278
hell yeah! take that, nancy!

And to bump lynn off, here's a little HP1000 Info Candy- plus a nugget about Joe's Amp, and Speaker Posts-to-HP1000 cable adapter!

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post #92 of 278
many of my dollars went to parts connection this morning.
many of their parts will be coming to my house.



black gate caps, better signal caps, tantalium resistors, vibrapods&cones. gold plated tube sockets, etc, etc
post #93 of 278
Right now Bozebutton's Melos is like "Oh, SNAP!" Let the games begin!
post #94 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jahn
oh, the melos definitely doesn't go to dead silence ever - it's the nature of the beast.
If you haven't heard it yet, you'll be very impressed with the SHA-1 I sent to Mercuttio. Unlike my Gold it goes to dead silent. The volume pot is as well.
post #95 of 278
based on the test i did yesterday with my stepper, i am quite convinced that the majority of the noise on my amp is from the photentiometer.

an alps blue would likely yeild a substantial improvement to me. i am holding off on the stepper because its huge, and to install it i would have to uninstall the WHOLE photentiometer.
post #96 of 278
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Originally Posted by Jahn
oh, the melos definitely doesn't go to dead silence ever - it's the nature of the beast. i have an explanation on a pdf somewhere - i'll go try and find it.
I'm pretty sure the DACT Stepped attenuator install corrected that problem on yours, J.

Not completely sure though, as it was some time ago.
post #97 of 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpelg
I'm pretty sure the DACT Stepped attenuator install corrected that problem on yours, J.

Not completely sure though, as it was some time ago.

I would likely agree with this as the amp I have, Grinch's and carlo's all enjoyed the lower noise of the DACT over the potentiometer so I would wager it is the culprit.
post #98 of 278
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argh yer killin' me! silly British post! what are they doing, sailing it over here on the QE2?

Edit - btw, this is all a stab at the UK Post's expense and no reflection on the seller at all - he's a standup guy and I have no reason to put anything else but that once the Melos arrives in his feedback thread!
post #99 of 278
Thread Starter 
so you guys are saying that the photentiometer is the culprit of the quiet background hiss in my Melos? If that's the case I will need to replace it...
post #100 of 278
hello headfi.

in my madness, i did some crazy stuff this aftenoon.
enough words, actions speak louder than. action now.





there is still a little noise, but it is MUCH quieter now.
please dont freak out over my wiring technique. its just a holdover until i get real wire.
post #101 of 278
holey schamoley. nikon, you are a god. i have a feeling you and compro3 are going to get plenty of biz if you offer your services to the public!

speaking of which, Bozebuttons sent me a pic of the insides of his Maestrobator. I dunno what I'm looking at - maybe you do!


I do know that's Caro's signature next to the Big Black Solen Cap tho!
post #102 of 278
You know I just noticed that Nikongod's Melos and Boze's Melos have that gigantic Solen cap, but mine didn't and the one coming to me doesn't - what does that mean?

Here's a pic of the incoming one, internals -
post #103 of 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahn
You know I just noticed that Nikongod's Melos and Boze's Melos have that gigantic Solen cap, but mine didn't and the one coming to me doesn't - what does that mean?

Here's a pic of the incoming one, internals -
it means you will have to let me bring your amp home from the nyc meet to put the cap in.

in my amp, when i got it the solen was wired up to the output of the high voiltage recifyer. i removed it from there. i also removed the big HV cap (right near the m in melos in that photo) and replaced it with the solen.
post #104 of 278
The Fall NYC is going to rock.
post #105 of 278
OK here are a few more Bozebuttons pics of the current King of the Melos Maestrobators - let us know what we're seein'!


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