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laser engraving begins

 

 

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post #3587 of 5677

Justin that is excellent news.  Please hurry before I spend more money upgrading something else . . .   er . . . oh well . . .

never mind . . .ksc75smile.gif


Edited by Rico613 - 6/29/13 at 5:57am
post #3588 of 5677
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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post

Really eager to know about the next episode... It's like the TV series LOST (the first two seasons). Who will be the winner: Shuguang Treasures, Psvanes PH or...?

Don't encourage me. The finale episode of "TUBE - Season 1" ends with both a cliff hanger and a shock revelation.

 

The cliff hanger is that I still don't know who shot, erm, I  mean how good the PHs are. 

 

After 6 days (around 35+ hours switched on), I thought that the PHs had settled down into a less than spectacular sound  signature: Fair midrange, laid back treble and anaemic bass. Pleasant, but no sense of occasion. I wasn't getting the "you are there" sensation that  was a regular occurrence with the Treasures on good recordings.

 

Now the shock revelation: it was the fuse that did it!

 

No, just kidding. It was the BHSE's balance/offset settings. At the end  of an uninvolving Day 6 listening, I though I'd just check the voltage readings, which I hadn't adjusted since Day 2, on the basis that Mafia guidelines say that a few volts here or there don't matter much.

 

I've forgotten which  is balance and which is offset, but the +/- readings were fine at under 1 volt. And the +/earth readings were around 5 and 7 volts, still not a big deal according to Mafia guidelines. But I adjusted them anyway, so that everything was well under 1 volt - luckily got there in just a couple of goes. I was almost past caring by this point, but I put the headphones back on and BANG! No, nothing exploded, just that the dynamics, bass slam and precision brought me right back into "you are there" territory.

 

It was well past my bedtime, so who knows what was going on? Was it real or was I dreaming? So now I have to start again, having learned something new. Roll on Season 2.

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^ What a drama! . . . thanks for keeping us posted.  I'll certainly look forward with much anticipation to the next installment of the story.
 

post #3590 of 5677

Going from 7V to 1V will do nothing at all.  There is more variance in the bloody bias supply of most amps. 

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Don't encourage me. The finale episode of "TUBE - Season 1" ends with both a cliff hanger and a shock revelation.

 

The cliff hanger is that I still don't know who shot, erm, I  mean how good the PHs are. 

 

After 6 days (around 35+ hours switched on), I thought that the PHs had settled down into a less than spectacular sound  signature: Fair midrange, laid back treble and anaemic bass. Pleasant, but no sense of occasion. I wasn't getting the "you are there" sensation that  was a regular occurrence with the Treasures on good recordings.

 

Now the shock revelation: it was the fuse that did it!

 

No, just kidding. It was the BHSE's balance/offset settings. At the end  of an uninvolving Day 6 listening, I though I'd just check the voltage readings, which I hadn't adjusted since Day 2, on the basis that Mafia guidelines say that a few volts here or there don't matter much.

 

I've forgotten which  is balance and which is offset, but the +/- readings were fine at under 1 volt. And the +/earth readings were around 5 and 7 volts, still not a big deal according to Mafia guidelines. But I adjusted them anyway, so that everything was well under 1 volt - luckily got there in just a couple of goes. I was almost past caring by this point, but I put the headphones back on and BANG! No, nothing exploded, just that the dynamics, bass slam and precision brought me right back into "you are there" territory.

 

It was well past my bedtime, so who knows what was going on? Was it real or was I dreaming? So now I have to start again, having learned something new. Roll on Season 2.

Many many thanks, Attorney! Don't waist time doing useless things and totally dedicate yourself to the Shuguang - Psvane comparison!

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

laser engraving begins

 

 

That is nice. I wish we had a “live video” instead of a (dated) picture!biggrin.gif

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the summer of the BHSE is on, as are the 80-100 hour weeks.  looking for a sleeper chair right now

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

the summer of the BHSE is on, as are the 80-100 hour weeks.  looking for a sleeper chair right now

Are we talking about a (sort of BHSE) sleeper chair you would build yourself Justin? Just kidding.

 

Why not take a few days of rest? Working with that kind of things while being exhausted might not be the best idea... 

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Hello Justin I'm not absolutly certain I understand the meaning of your friendly message about summertime and sleeping chair... Does it involve anything about the BHSEs delivery? "Things will go faster now and we see the finish line" or, on the opposite, "I'll take a rest and resume the work later"? Best regards
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I really doubt it has anything to do with the "opposite".

More like, he will be living in the workshop day and night because there is so much work to be done. 

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pretty much, headed back there now.  still processing powdercoated parts.  front panels (raw aluminum) get delivered later today.

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post #3598 of 5677

Don't work yourself too hard. I really dont mind how long the wait is for mine.I am hoping for mine before christmas as it has already missed my birthday :)

 

Its all good. I am sure it will be worth the wait.

 

Macrog

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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post

Many many thanks, Attorney! Don't waist time doing useless things and totally dedicate yourself to the Shuguang - Psvane comparison!

The weight of expectation is too much for my weary shoulders. I just want to enjoy listening to music. So this will be my concluding post on this comparison.

 

After around 50 hours on the clock, I swapped back the Treasures and it quickly became clear that we have a winner. And that winner is…. (drum roll)….. the PH. They made the Treasures sound slightly brash and splashy in comparison. The difference was probably objectively small, but in terms of musical enjoyment, my Treasures have been relegated to "spares " status. It wasn't a case of personal preference of sound signatures - the PHs just sounded better.

 

A reminder that some, including me, have commented on the PH's dodgy quality control. Another example is their roughly finished pins, I was quite concerned that something would crack, such was the force needed to push them into the sockets. Both the Treasures and the JJs had smooth pins. And I'm suspicious that both Psvane's and Shuguang's "quad matching" is little more than a rubber stamping exercise. And because I'm fussy about looks, I'll probably get my black stove paint onto to those gold-like PH bases, to give a more unified look to the BHSE.

 

Again, you pays your money and you takes your chances. But if your prime consideration is the best sound out of your BHSE, then the Treasures are a worthwhile improvement over the stock JJs, and the PHs are a worthwhile improvement over the Treasures.

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OK, Attorney! Since your opinion about Shuguang vs Psvane PH matches Golfnutz's (Post 3417), I think there is no doubt who's the winner. Many thanks for your contrinution, and enjoy your holiday time.
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