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post #3646 of 5700
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Originally Posted by ThrillerUSA View Post

My initial findings on the fuses are the AMR golds are too dark and laid back for my taste in both the Wireworld main leads to the amp and digital source, and when swapped inside the amp at the the IEC inlet. Russ Andrews cryo were rubbish all around and Hi-fi Tuning Supremes arrive today.

One person's "dark" is another person's "natural" depending on preferences and rest of system. As I'm allergic to excessive brightness, anything that tones this down, without losing too much, is a good thing. However, for those who, for example, find the BHSE+009 too bright, don't expect a single fuse change to sort it all out - it's still pretty subtle, just a step in the right direction.

 

I'm glad you're finding some differences though - shows I may not be completely mad after all.

post #3647 of 5700
Hello Attorney, you may yet be proven completely mad, to be fair.

On topic, today I took delivery and installed a Hi-fi Tuning Supreme fuse (pure silver, gold, cryo, and their latest model @ USD$60 ea.). It was as if I had moved my couch out of the living room and into a measured, sound treated and dedicated listening room. The speakers relatively disappeared and the performances moved a foot closer and a half-foot wider than without the fuse. Tone and the separation of instruments remained exceptional. I'm not sure if I prefer this more forward bloated presentation however, but will break-in the fuse over the next few nights (while sleeping) and revisit it again later this weekend.

I might note this fuses is claimed directional. For fun, I installed it with the flow of current opposite to the arrow stamped on the fuse and sure enough the same renditions turned tinny like a small ghetto-blaster had instead been placed on the floor. So strange.

A quad of Psvane EL34PH arrived today and now after only a 30 minute warm-up w/ biasing and an hour of critical listening my first impression is nothing short of promising. The bass is immediately stronger, tighter, and more pronounced like I had added 100 watts to a solid state amplifier. The mids are also more distinct than with the young Winged = C's = they replaced. All instruments of say a jazz trio -- piano, sax, and upright bass -- pop with a new realism. A bit overwhelming, to be honest, hard to believe the tubes only have one hour on them. They do need to open up and extend.

Will play music through these EL34PH's 24 hours a day for the next week to break them in.

More to come, if you like.

Fyi, all Psvane Mark II up front, 12AT/12AX.


Edited by ThrillerUSA - 7/19/13 at 1:04am
post #3648 of 5700
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On topic, today I took delivery and installed a Hi-fi Tuning Supreme fuse (pure silver, gold, cryo, and their latest model @ USD$60 ea.). It was as if I had moved my couch out of the living room and into a measured, sound treated and dedicated listening room. The speakers relatively disappeared and the performances moved a foot closer and a half-foot wider than without the fuse. Tone and the separation of instruments remained exceptional. I'm not sure if I prefer this more forward bloated presentation however, but will break-in the fuse over the next few nights (while sleeping) and revisit it again later this weekend.

 

sorry to hear you've got such a poorly designed amp - push-pull output should be inherently immune to small PS modulation - has very high PSRR

 

bogus transformer? unmatched tubes? - maybe the problem occurs earlier - bad phase splitter design?

 

perhaps you should return it and get the manufacturer to fix the PS?

 

 

 

anyway thanx for the warning

 

 

 

but what does this have to do with the BHSE?


Edited by jcx - 7/18/13 at 11:50am
post #3649 of 5700

^ Hopefully my BHSE will come with a fuse wink.gif.   If there's a chance to improve the SQ with select tubes, or fuses, I'm glad to hear about it. 
 

post #3650 of 5700
jcx, In this thread there is an ongoing interest in the new WE from Psvane (of which there are all of two reviews on the net regarding their EL34) and TheAttorney mentioned fuses.
Edited by ThrillerUSA - 7/19/13 at 2:59am
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Picked up another component this week and now the connectors are being attached to the amp back panel. Power supplies are partially assembled with transformers screwed in place, awaiting circuit boards next week. Currently, there's about 40 man hours/day working on this stuff

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post #3652 of 5700
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Currently, there's about 40 man hours/day working on this stuff

At 20 hours/day, you must beside yourself..........

post #3653 of 5700
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Picked up another component this week and now the connectors are being attached to the amp back panel. Power supplies are partially assembled with transformers screwed in place, awaiting circuit boards next week. Currently, there's about 40 man hours/day working on this stuff

As I approached Route 61 after the Skyline Drive this afternoon Justin, my left hand was twitching to go to Charlottesville instead of right to Staunton.  If I'd read this post before then, you would had some cheap labour for the afternoon.  Trying to squeeze in some vacation time before the BHSE arrives back home in Asia.

 

ThrillerUSA, I lived in Port Erin for 10 years.  Used to attend the TT & GP as a religion. Ridden the course probably 60 times on open roads - too old now.  Small BSHE world, eh?

post #3654 of 5700

Justin sporting some treasures at the LA meet?

 

 

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Justin sporting some treasures at the LA meet?

 

 

[Argh! Can't Hide Pix]

 

Is it an illusion or does that BHSE look smaller than usual? Maybe relative to larger hands or larger tubes? For some reason I always imagined the BHSE to be a bigger beast from other photos.
post #3656 of 5700
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Is it an illusion or does that BHSE look smaller than usual? Maybe relative to larger hands or larger tubes? For some reason I always imagined the BHSE to be a bigger beast from other photos.

Look, we are dealing with audio stuff here; if you have any interest, they are plenty of websites devoted to photographies... popcorn.gif

post #3657 of 5700
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Is it an illusion or does that BHSE look smaller than usual? Maybe relative to larger hands or larger tubes? For some reason I always imagined the BHSE to be a bigger beast from other photos.

 

Looks the same.

 

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post #3658 of 5700
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Look, we are dealing with audio stuff here; if you have any interest, they are plenty of websites devoted to photographies... popcorn.gif
That's a tad harsh!!
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Looks the same.

[snippy!]
Thx. Illusion I guess. For a moment I thought we could have a smaller BHSE which would be dream for those where space is at a premium.
post #3659 of 5700

You are right. I am sorry. Was probably having a bad day!

post #3660 of 5700

Hello Justin

 

I am derek , my bhse are #36 of  the 3rd batch .

I am still waiting for your kindly reply in mail , i haven't receive any reply from 23/APR till now .

hope everything is fine .

 

Best regards

Derek
 

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