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I should have juuust enough tubes running to make it happen biggrin.gif

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New rack wink_face.gif

 

 

1940s RCA

 

 

Still need some shelves for DAC and tuner but it is getting there.

Uhmm, holy hell.

Care to explain?

I'm guessing from top to bottom,

DAC

Power Filter

Do not have a clue. Either Head-amp or signal processing of somekind(pre, phono-pre)

Then a pair of vintage power amps.

post #2613 of 3944

Two artbooks with Giger. Necronomicon I & II:

 

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Originally Posted by John In Cali View Post

Uhmm, holy hell.

Care to explain?

I'm guessing from top to bottom,

DAC

Power Filter

Do not have a clue. Either Head-amp or signal processing of somekind(pre, phono-pre)

Then a pair of vintage power amps.

 

 

Hahaha well you're close!  The red box is my DAC (white is the SONOS), the gold box right beneath is my preamp, below that is what's called a McCurdy AM-405.  It was built as a "driver" or interstage amplifier back in the 40's for radio stations in Canada.  Basically it is a transformer coupled signal booster for low gain power amplifiers.  Because the big amps below don't have an input stage they don't have enough gain by themselves, so I take the speaker output from the McCurdy and convert it into RCA to plug into the amps below.  Speaking of, those two are called Northern Electric (Canadian licensed arm of Western Electric) 4045C amplifiers, they use 6L6 tubes with 5U4 rectification and are from the late 30's early 40's.  Put out about ten watts each but with the driver amp there is so much gain that 9'oclock on the preamp is pretty loud.  The power transformers are so huge because they run at 25hz.  Aside from my DAC and preamp, everything else is transformer coupled so the preamp uses 6uF caps on the output in order to synergize with the McCurdy's 600ohm transformer input.  I also use the McCurdy as my headphone amp as it outputs about five watts of EL84 power.  Only power filter is a vintage variac that I use to run the vintage gear at 110 volts, gets a little noisy otherwise as they weren't really designed to handle much more power than that.

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^ Nice, that some power you're playng with. Haven't picked up a decent pair of running shoes in years so I decided to get a pair of Asics GEL-Kayano 18 the other day...

 

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Originally Posted by colinharding View Post

 

Hahaha well you're close!  The red box is my DAC (white is the SONOS), the gold box right beneath is my preamp, below that is what's called a McCurdy AM-405.  It was built as a "driver" or interstage amplifier back in the 40's for radio stations in Canada.  Basically it is a transformer coupled signal booster for low gain power amplifiers.  Because the big amps below don't have an input stage they don't have enough gain by themselves, so I take the speaker output from the McCurdy and convert it into RCA to plug into the amps below.  Speaking of, those two are called Northern Electric (Canadian licensed arm of Western Electric) 4045C amplifiers, they use 6L6 tubes with 5U4 rectification and are from the late 30's early 40's.  Put out about ten watts each but with the driver amp there is so much gain that 9'oclock on the preamp is pretty loud.  The power transformers are so huge because they run at 25hz.  Aside from my DAC and preamp, everything else is transformer coupled so the preamp uses 6uF caps on the output in order to synergize with the McCurdy's 600ohm transformer input.  I also use the McCurdy as my headphone amp as it outputs about five watts of EL84 power.  Only power filter is a vintage variac that I use to run the vintage gear at 110 volts, gets a little noisy otherwise as they weren't really designed to handle much more power than that.

Oh alright. makes sense.  Very cool gear. I'm quite jealous.  

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Canon 70-300mm IS lens

 

Canon_Lens_70-300mm_f4-56_big.jpg

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Originally Posted by fatcat28037 View Post

Canon 70-300mm IS lens

 

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Nice! What made you choose this over the 70-200mm f4 L lens? Atleast in Finland they are about the same price, about 600 euros. I decided to buy the Tamron SP 70-300 Di VC USD, which was only 325 euros and some reviewers claim that it is as good as or better than the canon non-L alternative.

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Finally got around to adding a darker set of cans. These HD650s are matching up well with my OTL amps.
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Meier Audio???

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Ja. It's one of their (relatively) new amps: Corda Rock.

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Stello u3, to replace my asus xonar essence stx.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mytek 192 Stereo DSD DAC and a license for Audirvana Plus

 

Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC

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