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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

Blue color, rk50, 2 pro bias plugs, that's too much for coincidence, isn't my baby there on the left?

 

could be, only 1 of those has a DACT. with the headphone jack options, vol ctrl, and colors, theres about 25 order combinations. More when factoring in some people requested different ring or feet colors. This will be the last time the HE90 jack is offered

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post #4772 of 5997
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post



Finishing the assembly

Looking stellar as always.  It appears that 7 out of 8 amps will come with an RK50.  Well done folks for ordering the RK50!  My trusty BHSE also have the RK50 pot as well.

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Testing the first one in the new office and new lab

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post #4774 of 5997
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

For those of you awaiting your new toy, be patient because it is worth it.

I've very recently upgraded my DAC from my old Wadia 27ix (no slouch, but not close to state of the art) and replaced the Logitech Touch streamer (spdif out) with a Sonore sMS-100 running a Squeezelite streaming client (USB out to the DAC), and I'm in awe, virtually speechless, of how good the BHSE+009 can sound.  The Wadia never was a 'bright' DAC and neither is my new TotalDAC which has amazing levels of detail without sounding harsh.  It is so freakin' good (and I thought it was pretty good before) that I can't imagine how much better it can with the 3 tweaks I have planned

1.  battery supply for Sonore arrives monday,
2.  psvane tubes have been here for over a week or two but i want to save that until the the source is nailed down (and have at least a few days with the battery supply)
3.  Light Harmonic 2G usb cable (due in April/May) to replace my generic Belkin

BHSE + 009 + TotalDAC + Sonore squeezelite client ==> I'm done, time to spend the next few years (at least) listening.

p.s. the Sonore will also work as an upnp/dlna client, and and apple airport client and one other mode (i forget).........great inexpensive streaming solution

Enough, enough, enough!
post #4775 of 5997
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post


Enough, enough, enough!

:)  Don't forget to conduct your review when the BHSE has landed.  I love the other two you did for the Power & Slim.  Don't short change the tube though, the SR009 will thanks you for it.  I'm running a NOS Quad of Mullar EL34s FX4.

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Hello everyone.

 

Justin, if Stax decides not to make an amplifier very high-end "T2 like" maybe you should make an offer of industrial cooperation with the Stax enterprise to produce in common (licensed) and mass on two production sites (USA and Japan) your BHSE which now no longer has anything to prove to work great with headphone Stax high-end (Omega, 007 and 009); Maybe everyone was a winner in the case? Production time would be shorter.


Edited by eric65 - 3/16/14 at 12:50am
post #4777 of 5997
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Originally Posted by eric65 View Post
 

Hello everyone.

 

Justin, if Stax decides not to make an amplifier very high-end "T2 like" maybe you should make an offer of industrial cooperation with the Stax enterprise to produce in common (licensed) and mass on two production sites (USA and Japan) your BHSE which now no longer has anything to prove to work great with headphone Stax high-end (Omega, 007 and 009); Maybe everyone was a winner in the case? Production time would be shorter.

...and you'd become a rich man, Justin!

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Interesting idea...but I'm not sure everything is perfectly clear beetween KG (his designs) and Stax, looking at intellectual property (717 vs. KGSS, 727 vs. KGSSHV, BHSE third stage vs. T2). Stats are a niche market, the technology seems pretty hard to implement. Stax as well as third part manufacturers have certainly better things to do than fighting about intellectual property. It doesn't mean there's no bone of contention.

And never forget the japanese pride (ok, Edifier case law :biggrin: )

 

Ali

post #4779 of 5997
Looking good so far! I have not seen my silver with Stax+HE90 plugs show in the show and tell yet, but we look to be a good bit better off than last year.

Keep the pics coming Justin, I think folks are getting a bit more excited, rather than resigned.
post #4780 of 5997

The BHSE #47 still not return to me yet. Any idea why the amp need to be fix for ten months, and still not yet return?

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Good things come to those who wait.

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IP times out if patented - copyright doesn't protect circuits - only schematics, PCB artwork exact copies - most everything you see in electrostat amps are "obvious to those skilled in the art" variations on decades old, "public domain", "prior art" circuits

 

Nelson Pass SuSy might have arguably covered some ES amp designs if he chose to push it - but the SuSy patent has expired too - the circuit topology is now free for any to use without license - just don't use the trademark

 

and everything anybody - including Gilmore and the Mafia publish on the web becomes public domain if they haven't filed a patent within 1 year of 1st public posting - includes the circuits where they just show the pcb and expect you to figure it out

 

 

while there is some time spent securing parts or substitutes for parts that may no longer be manufactured - just look at Justin's posts - the real manufacturing challenge is in the "hi end audiophile" case, finish, detail work - not really the electronics, circuit topology

post #4783 of 5997
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Good things come to those who wait.

Actually, that's not an appropriate comment to make to someone waiting 10 months for a repair.

 

A while back, there was a repair job mentioned that was complicated by unusual circumstances - I can't find it now, or if this was the same one, but even so, 10 months for a repair....

post #4784 of 5997

I just sent my new dCS Vivaldi transport back to the UK for repairs and even though they paid shipping and it only took 2 weeks, it was a rather disconcerting experience.  I recall there are special issues with the t1174 BHSE, but 10 months must be excruciating !

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But there is a good news. Mr. Justin just PM me that my BHSE will not be repair but replace the PCB. It is true that the troubleshoot are excruciating too. As Justin memtion that this particular BHSE have also burn out again.  

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