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post #1921 of 5573

One minute with a piece of sandpaper ought to fix that. 

post #1922 of 5573
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post

No, just to the right of the left cutout about 3/4 of an inch away on the straight edge, there is a spot that sticks down a bit.

well,on your pic,it looks like part of the amp itself-not the metal case--in your pic,it is black in color?could be a slight mis alighnment in the case fitting-if we are talking about the same thing?

I checked my amp,& I do NOT have that showing.

 

Question:

Are you having any kind of issues with this amp?,& why,are so focused on this?

Do you feel it is causing you some sort of problem,& why are you being so anal about it?

Wish I could be more help.but I feel if it is not causing any problems..leave it alone,& it will leave you alone.

 

Enjoy the amp,thats what I'm doing,& I love it-Jason's the best--$99-bucks..lol.-Jesus


Edited by mikek200 - 6/30/13 at 7:05pm
post #1923 of 5573
Mike,

It's on the silver edge.u

Mike and Beefy,

Because where it sits in my listening area, its right in front of my face. That and my neurotic ness. I know, lame for a $99 item, but I can't help it. I'll get over it, just the newness factor of it I guess. Just wanted to see if others had the same spot. I sounds really good, though I have no other DAC's to compare it too.
post #1924 of 5573

DH,

Not the end of the world--I did the same thing ,after I got the Lyr.kept insisting I was hearing a slight crackling noise in the right side--turns out it was the tube.

Its all part of the new gear syndrome-I guess

Are you planning on getting the Magni--I'd be interested in having you do an A/B test with the crack?..I know,I know..just curious

 

Just for the record,I have the Magni,not,the Modi.

My Taboo is in for a warranty re-certification,thats why I bought the Magni,just needed an amp to tied my over ,untilI get the Taboo back

But,I must say,I love this little amp..drives my Hd800,& Maddogs perfectly

 

Enjoy your new dac..

post #1925 of 5573
No, no plans for the Magni. I also have the O2 and the C&C BH. Maybe a better DAC down the road. For now, just music.
post #1926 of 5573

It lives! - "Crack of Dawn"

 

 

 

 

 

I can't help but saying that I am pretty darn proud of myself as this is my first real build, not including a cmoy.  I know that sounds lame as everyone reading this has probably been there and done it a million times before.  There is just such a buzz from firing it up for the first time and listening to music through a product that wouldn't have existed without your own handiwork.  The fact that this has been repeated thousands of time all over the world is a credit to Bottlehead.  Thanks Doc and the rest of the team.

post #1927 of 5573

Congrats on completing the build!  Did you get a chance to listen to the Crack in stock form before you upgraded?  

 

I have just started a non-Bottlehead amp project and miss Doc's insanely-detailed instruction manual.

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Originally Posted by W0lfd0g View Post

It lives! - "Crack of Dawn"

 

I can't help but saying that I am pretty darn proud of myself as this is my first real build, not including a cmoy.  I know that sounds lame as everyone reading this has probably been there and done it a million times before.  There is just such a buzz from firing it up for the first time and listening to music through a product that wouldn't have existed without your own handiwork.  The fact that this has been repeated thousands of time all over the world is a credit to Bottlehead.  Thanks Doc and the rest of the team.

 

post #1928 of 5573
Thanks dsound.

Unfortunately I raced ahead with the project and added all the upgrades at once. Should have taken the time to learn from he effects of each upgrade. I'm sure to do another Bottlehead build some time soon and will take my time.

I don't think I have ever seen a better set of instructions in my life. Even a know-nothing like me can come away with a great product and great learning experience.

Let us know how you go with the new amp.

Cheers
Edited by W0lfd0g - 7/5/13 at 8:56am
post #1929 of 5573

Wow, I think that wins for the biggest caps I've ever seen in a Crack. Next up... Mainline!

post #1930 of 5573

Who said that good things come in small packages?

post #1931 of 5573

Just ordered a Crack, sure hope its as easy to build as everyone says LOL!!  This is my first attempt at something like this and I figured its a good way to start.

 

Can anyone give me rec's on which tools I will need? I think I have most/all but anything you guys think made your build easier will sure help me too. :)

post #1932 of 5573

Congrats on your order!  A good pair of wire-strippers will help your process a lot, I have the Irwin 2078317 and love it.  

 

The other thing that I absolutely love is my Tip Tinner.  It keeps my soldering iron's tip nice and clean (and tinned).  When I first started out I couln't understand why my iron was not getting hot enough, it was because the tip was not appropriately tinned.  

post #1933 of 5573
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Good luck, although I'm sure you won't need it. The hardest part is the wait.

If you do get stuck during the build or hit any problems after, the guys on the Bottlehead forum responding quickly and helpfully. They are very generous with their knowledge and experience.

Here is the link, just in case you haven't seen it before:

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/board,24.0.html

Cheers.
post #1934 of 5573
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Originally Posted by walls View Post

Just ordered a Crack, sure hope its as easy to build as everyone says LOL!!  This is my first attempt at something like this and I figured its a good way to start.

 

Can anyone give me rec's on which tools I will need? I think I have most/all but anything you guys think made your build easier will sure help me too. :)

 

Pre cut and strip all your wires (and lightly tin if you want). It makes your life so much easier during the actual build. 

post #1935 of 5573

Hey thanks guys!  I will post pics of my progress as it goes, of course thats after I get the kit. Hopefully it will be here within 4 weeks and not much longer.

 

I was going to have it built but I figure the satisfaction of doing it myself will make the bang for the buck even better.

 

I am not too sure what to expect, I am sure it wont touch my WA2 but I am anxious to see how it compares to the LittleDot.

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