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Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post

Hi Brunk,

 

How would you think about using the TH-900 with the Crack? I've heard the TH-900 once and I totally loved it. But I'm not sure if they are good when paired with the Crack or not :)

 

Cheers.

I'm still awaiting my crack, but it will surely not be a good match because they are a low impedance headphone. That said, if you want to DIY an excellent amp for them, "The Wire" is a good place to start. That may be my next DIY amp project for the TH-900s, but i still need a good phono-pre and switch box hehe. If you want a finished amp that has superb specs for its price ($360), the Yulong A100 is an excellent choice. Plus I don't know about you, but i am a sucker for VU meters!

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 kratos, you can buy parts from Sennheiser.
 

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Buy the best headphone you can afford, first and foremost.

Headphones are the first, second and third-best thing you can spend money on. They make the biggest difference in sound quality, by far. Everything else basically amounts to tweaking.

Best regards,
Adam
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Some would make the argument that a few refreshing drinks would also have a profound effect on sound quality.

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Some would make the argument that a few refreshing drinks would also have a profound effect on sound quality.

Helps make the forum easier to read as well.......
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I had a productive weekend! I finally got around to staining the base and I also plugged in my new tubes...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kozmos View Post

 kratos, you can buy parts from Sennheiser.
 

Hi Kozmos,

 

Thanks. I guess I'll have to order a pair of HD650's drivers for back up before they discontinue to produce the HD650's biggrin.gif

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I had a productive weekend! I finally got around to staining the base and I also plugged in my new tubes...

 

Congrats on your fantastic work! What tubes are you using for your Crack?

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Thank you! That's a CBS 6AS7G and CBS 5814a


Edited by palmfish - 8/18/13 at 10:11pm
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I had a productive weekend! I finally got around to staining the base and I also plugged in my new tubes...

 

 

 

Very nicely done.  Any other mods that I can't see on the underside?

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Helps make the forum easier to read as well.......

 

Staying out of the iem and high end forums has helped with that considerably...

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Staying out of the iem and high end forums has helped with that considerably...

Hehe no kidding very_evil_smiley.gif

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I had a productive weekend! I finally got around to staining the base and I also plugged in my new tubes...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks very nice!

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Very nicely done.  Any other mods that I can't see on the underside?

I'm interested in this as well popcorn.gif

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Very nicely done.  Any other mods that I can't see on the underside?

 

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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Looks very nice!

I'm interested in this as well popcorn.gif

 

Nope, no mods. No upgraded parts - the kit comes with high quality parts already so I didn't feel the need to change anything.

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Power transformers have arrived and we have begun the next round of packing Crack kits. Kits should begin shipping out tomorrow with many, many more to follow over the next week or so.

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Do you guys recommend a pointed or flat solder tip for the Crack (without the speedball)?  Also, I heard someone on here recommend this tip tinner.  Is this something I should look into?  Or is just tinning the tip with my solder good enough?  I have the WES51 solder.

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