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post #1096 of 6116

It required drilling of the panel to accommodate the locking pin.

post #1097 of 6116

Thanks.
 

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It required drilling of the panel to accommodate the locking pin.



 

post #1098 of 6116

Interesting. I have my Crack connected to my Rega RP1 through a V-LPS phono and mostly feel that I need about 10-11 o'clock for good listening level on my HD650. Granted, I mounted the pot so that the mute position is somewhere between 6 and 7. 

post #1099 of 6116

Yes, the volume setting is very dependent upon the source level as well as headphone sensitivity, and both of those are all over the map. The beauty of DIY is you can tailor the amp's gain with input attenuators if you have more than you need. 

post #1100 of 6116

I got my Crack/Speedball recently expecting some cheap fun with good amount of coloration, but I'm seriously surprised by how good this amp sounds.  Much more neutral than I had anticipated, with excellent control and detail.  This is a great amp period.  Crack and HD800 are making some sweet sweet music right now...thanks and kudos to the folks at Bottlehead.

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This is a great amp period.  Crack and HD800 are making some sweet sweet music right now...thanks and kudos to the folks at Bottlehead.


Amen to that.  It is a great combo!

 

post #1102 of 6116

I'm considering buying a used one. Is it a good idea with tube amps?

 

What transformer should I get to replace the built-in 120VAC with a 240VAC ?

post #1103 of 6116

Crack amp is using 6080 tube, and as the 6AS7G are both tubes that are very musical, dynamic, and cheap! My La Figaro 339 is using 6AS7G in dual mono configuration and it has even more authority, clarity and good sound than Crack! You should also check out other 6AS7G/6080 tube amp out there, they are gorgeous and tube rolling is affordable and fun!

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Crack amp is using 6080 tube, and as the 6AS7G are both tubes that are very musical, dynamic, and cheap! My La Figaro 339 is using 6AS7G in dual mono configuration and it has even more authority, clarity and good sound than Crack! You should also check out other 6AS7G/6080 tube amp out there, they are gorgeous and tube rolling is affordable and fun!



Do you have a crack and a 339? On what is the statement based?

My crack is on its way (and I have the 339)

post #1105 of 6116

It is pure hypothesys, double power supply vs single in all the other gear I tested including mostly power amps and loudspeakers. Soz didn't want to bash you new acquisition! It seems Crack is great buy for the price!

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It is pure hypothesys, double power supply vs single in all the other gear I tested including mostly power amps and loudspeakers. Soz didn't want to bash you new acquisition! It seems Crack is great buy for the price!



No problem, I just bought it to test it with my HD650, that's all :)

post #1107 of 6116

I should have refrein myself doing such a comment, promess I will watch my mouth next time! :)

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I got my Crack/Speedball recently expecting some cheap fun with good amount of coloration, but I'm seriously surprised by how good this amp sounds.  Much more neutral than I had anticipated, with excellent control and detail.  This is a great amp period.  Crack and HD800 are making some sweet sweet music right now...thanks and kudos to the folks at Bottlehead.


Can you compare your Crack with GS-1 as to how they play with HD800?
post #1109 of 6116

They are both very good with HD800...
 

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Can you compare your Crack with GS-1 as to how they play with HD800?


 


Edited by peanuthead - 4/12/12 at 11:57pm
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They are both very good with HD800...
 



 



Thanks! I'm waiting for my HD800 to arrive and plan to build the Crack very soon. We'll see how it compares with Lyr...

 

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