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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I'm happy to end with the KGSSHV. Being an old tube guy, I'm happy with my life being "tube-free" and the T2...a bit of unobtanium. Sorry I didn't realize I had to clear it by you. rolleyes.gif

Is there much difference in sound between the old KGSS and KGSSHV besides being a high voltage version? 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Is there much difference in sound between the old KGSS and KGSSHV besides being a high voltage version? 

We shall see when it gets here in a week or two. popcorn.gif The specs on it are quite impressive. 

 

I hope Birgir doesn't mind me posting his PM to me about the amp, but here goes:

 

"Full +/-500V IXYS specification with an oversized SumR transformer which is configured for 117V only.  This does mean it is dead silent  .... you can hardly tell the bloody thing is running...  redface.gif   ...... The case is the Italian steel case I used on my first HV back in the day so the front is aluminum but the rest is painted steel. "

 

Team Overkill strikes again. smile.gif


Edited by MacedonianHero - 8/6/13 at 6:21pm
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Awaiting impressions. Now I wish I had the rest of the funds to finish building mine. It's half-arsed atm. frown.gif

 

Btw will you sell off the KGSS if the HV turn out to be better?

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Awaiting impressions. Now I wish I had the rest of the funds to finish building mine. It's half-arsed atm. frown.gif

 

Btw will you sell off the KGSS if the HV turn out to be better?

I will keep the better amp. But knowing Gilmore amps, I'm thinking the differences will be more in line with between the GS-1 and GS-X. wink.gif

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How much should I expect to pay for a KGSS or KGSSHV provided I'm not building it myself?

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Anywhere in the neighborhood of $2000 for a KGSS and $3000 for an HV. Give or take.

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Anywhere in the neighborhood of $2000 for a KGSS and $3000 for an HV. Give or take.

That's about right.

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Wasn't the HeadAmp KGSS ~$1500?
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A decade ago yes.

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I wish I could charge that much for my shoddy casework smily_headphones1.gif there was a bit of conversation I threw around with doctor Gilmore about getting a par metal template case for the new onboard version. Should lower the barrier to entry significantly as far as complete builds go if somebody were to contribute that work.
Edited by NoPants - 8/6/13 at 7:18pm
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not just a decade ago, but a decade ago and he stopped making it because it wasn't making financial sense to keep building them.

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Started playing around with using a dedicated Sub paired with my SR-507.  There's definitely a noticeable difference when the sub is on but it's hard getting the frequency and gain dialed in to make it sound cohesive.  It's hard to get right without annoying others just hearing low end wub-wub emanating from my room.

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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

This is what I use for a DAC, because I can hardly tell the difference between the

 

  • Perfect Wave II ($4,000)
  • ODAC ($150)
  • ELE DAC ($10).

 

At least this is convenient and will do double duty as a mediocre amplifier if you want it to. I fail to see the reason why a DAC should ever need to cost more than $75 if this can do as well as anything else I've heard.
 

 

What do you think of the ELE DAC?

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I wish I could charge that much for my shoddy casework smily_headphones1.gif there was a bit of conversation I threw around with doctor Gilmore about getting a par metal template case for the new onboard version. Should lower the barrier to entry significantly as far as complete builds go if somebody were to contribute that work.

In my DIY builds I am really trying hard to upgrade my casework. It's hard to do great things with metal when you don't have access to a CNC mill.  Here's a phono preamp I did (and sold) - polished copper and bubinga wood.

My electronic work is quite good (IMHO  hahaha) but I really would like to keep improving in terms of chassis cosmetics.  I'm working on a Beta 22 right now with a front panel that I designed and had milled out of a billet of 6061 aluminum. I am also accumulating pieces for my T-2 chassis which I hope will be very handsome....

 

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Where these made by Stax?

 

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