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post #6316 of 8718
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Originally Posted by smitty1110 View Post
 

 

Is there a major difference between the P3 and the P5, other than $1k and a nicer screen on the front?

 

Yes, the big difference is the output - 750 VA (720 Watts) in the P3 and 1250 VA (1200 Watts) in the P5.  And the P5 features seem to be longer, i.e., I don't see the 10X lower distortion claim on the P3; but not sure if that's just an omission in the marketing material.

 

For $1K, I would get the P5 for the output difference alone.

 

The BHSE consumes a good 300W by itself.  

post #6317 of 8718
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Originally Posted by Surge74 View Post
 

 

Yes, the big difference is the output - 750 VA (720 Watts) in the P3 and 1250 VA (1200 Watts) in the P5.  And the P5 features seem to be longer, i.e., I don't see the 10X lower distortion claim on the P3; but not sure if that's just an omission in the marketing material.

 

For $1K, I would get the P5 for the output difference alone.

 

The BHSE consumes a good 300W by itself.  


Thank god that computer power usage is going down, otherwise I would be murdering fuses. I'll definitely take that under advisement, thanks.

post #6318 of 8718

I've read this from Maxvla about his GS-X mk2 :

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I ordered a special color, red, and Justin was even able to make the screws match perfectly, something he suggested might not be possible when we were in talks early on. 

Indeed, screws are red :

Is it also possible to match screws / front plate colors on the BHSE ? It's not really a subject with dark gray / black, but it might be interesting for blue / purple / silver.

 

Ali

post #6319 of 8718
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Originally Posted by JAENSCH View Post
 


I just selected  Blue  to make my BHSE matches its name. :D 

I was thinking the same :-) but I thought it may look odd with my other silver dominated HiFi equipment. 

post #6320 of 8718
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
 

I've read this from Maxvla about his GS-X mk2 :

Indeed, screws are red :

Is it also possible to match screws / front plate colors on the BHSE ? It's not really a subject with dark gray / black, but it might be interesting for blue / purple / silver.

 

Ali

Great attention to detail from Justin +1   

post #6321 of 8718
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Originally Posted by Surge74 View Post
 

The BHSE consumes a good 300W by itself.  

No it doesn't. More like 180W, I've measured it.

post #6322 of 8718
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
 

No it doesn't. More like 180W, I've measured it.


So, 200W (for the sake of being conservative) for BHSE, plus about 750W for my computer, plus 400W for Yggy (Ragnarok uses that much, yggy surely won't use more than that), and then say 100W for other stuff in my room, and we're now looking at 1450W out of ~1800W. Well, here's to hoping that I can unload my graphics card for something more efficient...

post #6323 of 8718
I would be surprised if your computer draws a full 750watts (guessing that is the rating of your power supply), plus if your circuit is 15amp at 117v you don't get 1800watts out of the circuit (before derating is even taken into account). I am assuming this is a dedicated line that isn't shared (or being use).
post #6324 of 8718
400W for Iggy?! You planning to buy like 10 of them or ? wink.gif
post #6325 of 8718

230 V AC rules :D

 

Ali

post #6326 of 8718
My power supply is actually 1300W, since there are tentative plans for a multi-gpu expansion, but I agree that 750 is being generous. The whole point of the estimate is to be a worst-case scenario.

For yggy, there a no official numbers, I just took raggy's max power. Yggy is known to be microprocessor controlled, but the specs arent public yet so no power usage estimates. Again, a worst-case estimate.
post #6327 of 8718
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

No it doesn't. More like 180W, I've measured it.
Spec on HeadAmp's page says 200W...FWIW
post #6328 of 8718
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Originally Posted by NoPants View Post
 

 

Was this ever a real thing? I probably would have paid for that faceplate if I could imitate kondo in the comfort of my own listening station

 

I don't hate this dark gray/gunmetal finish though

I don't think so.  There were some copper Picos back in the day that looked really nice.  I bet the BHSE would look amazing in copper.

post #6329 of 8718

But it would probably be sensitive to fingerprints. Also, if you leave you BHSE in the rain for a good while, you'd end up with a green one! Sweet!

post #6330 of 8718
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Originally Posted by Michgelsen View Post
 

But it would probably be sensitive to fingerprints. Also, if you leave you BHSE in the rain for a good while, you'd end up with a green one! Sweet!


Yeah, that happened to a guy at the DC meet last weekend. He made a custom amp, with a copper plate on top, but the fingerprints were a bit obvious. We joked that it added a "vintage" look.

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