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Haven't heard their CDPs but their amps are underwhelming to say the least. 
how about a top-of-the line marantz sacd player (I.e., they sell for about 4k). Would such a source be able to hold water with the bhse/sr009 combo?
post #3137 of 6442

I really liked my SA8004 and IIRC El Doug has one of their higher end units with his BHSE.

 

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how about a top-of-the line marantz sacd player (I.e., they sell for about 4k). Would such a source be able to hold water with the bhse/sr009 combo?
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how about a top-of-the line marantz sacd player (I.e., they sell for about 4k). Would such a source be able to hold water with the bhse/sr009 combo?

 

A thought, if you are in the US, maybe you can find an Playback Designs MPS-5 unit somewhere to try, it's all in one. I think that would be a nice match for the BHSE/SR009, however I haven't heard them together.

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Ahhhh, stop this guys, it's making me rethink if silver is really really really what I wanted! The tough part is no matter the tint, the amp systematically looks fantastic, so it's basically impossible to make a decision :)

Well Arnaud, the Blue Hawaii (SE or not) should be blue, of course!

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Well Arnaud, the Blue Hawaii (SE or not) should be blue, of course!

 

I generally tend to agree but I'd make an exception for a blazing hot pink version.

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Batch 3/4 update - I checked in w/ the assembly company, and 1/2 of the amp PCBs for this batch are now ready.  that's 142 hours logged on that board alone (there are a total of 9 circuit boards, and that is easily the biggest one)

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

Batch 3/4 update - I checked in w/ the assembly company, and 1/2 of the amp PCBs for this batch are now ready.  that's 142 hours logged on that board alone (there are a total of 9 circuit boards, and that is easily the biggest one)

I'm curious, with the small quantities, are the boards hand stuffed and soldered?  I recall seeing a picture of your two helpers pulling together the final assembly of batch 2.  Will you be doing the same for this larger batch, or are you able to outsource more of the work?  I'm amazed you are able to pull all of this together - a third time.

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I'm curious, with the small quantities, are the boards hand stuffed and soldered?  I recall seeing a picture of your two helpers pulling together the final assembly of batch 2.  Will you be doing the same for this larger batch, or are you able to outsource more of the work?  I'm amazed you are able to pull all of this together - a third time.

 

yes, the boards are hand soldered.  for the resistor values to be facing up (they are not color coded) the resistors have to be hand bent so i cant buy them on the reels.  Some companies would probably put in all the resistors, caps, and transistors, and wave solder it, but the shop i have locally doesn't have that capability.  so maybe takes an additional 20 minutes per board.  they will be doing more assembly this time

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post #3144 of 6442

Hi Justin,

I'm curious what kind of final testing you do before you send the unites out the door. 

 

This guy looks a little wild, but you gotta love all the technology he has to play with . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWj5CUl7rio

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Hi Justin,

I'm curious what kind of final testing you do before you send the unites out the door. 

 

This guy looks a little wild, but you gotta love all the technology he has to play with . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWj5CUl7rio

 

they run for 1 week and are turned off/on with various amounts of cool-off periods inbetween (sometimes a few seconds, sometimes 12 hours).  then they get checked on the scope one more time before shipping.

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post #3146 of 6442

^ good to know thanks . . .

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Now with more blue

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Mmm blue is better...
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Does more blue equate to more electrons?

post #3150 of 6442

Blue actually makes it run cooler. Same as PC fans.

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Does more blue equate to more electrons?

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