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Sweet dreams of Crack, Jamie
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Pretty sure that this one will do it from Jaycar: http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PS0192&w=6%2E5mm+stereo&form=KEYWORD

 

The only question is whether the Crack needs a switched one or not. This one isn't switched, but there is an equivalent, switched one for 40c more. I think switching is only required for shorting speaker outputs like on the S.E.X. Here's the link for the switched one though in case you need it: http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PS0190&w=6%2E5mm+stereo&form=KEYWORD

 

Thanks. So I need a switched on? The one I got was $3.50 from surplustronics, but it doesn't have looped tags which will make it more difficult to solder, and the Nuetrik ones I found that others have recommended only have 3 tags at all, and I couldn't even work out how you would make that work since the wiring diagram needs 6.

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I don't know if you need switched. The ones with holes in the lugs are for PCB mounting. You want chassis or surface mount versions like the ones I linked you to.
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Its been both fun and confidence building adding a couple of mods to my BHC over the last week. Earlier today it was the turn of the JB Capacitors, JFX 100uf 250v premium film caps.  ;D

I still need to add some insulating tape to the cap leads and connecting wires, I will pick some up on Monday I'm a bit to worried about getting my hot air gun to close to use heat shrink sleeving.

Also on the first pic you can see how the Valab attenuator only just fits inside the case. I had glued some corner braces to the case and needed to remove one of these for the Valab to fit.



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Looks great. Can't wait to read your impressions of the cap upgrade.
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Looks great. Can't wait to read your impressions of the cap upgrade.

 

Initial impressions are very good, much better than I was expecting which is a pleasant surprise.

 

I'm planning to let them burn in for 50+hrs or so before committing any thoughts to paper just to see if anything changes during this burning in period.

 

I also need to spend a bit more time listening, firming my thoughts and impressions of what is happening and more importantly how to put those thoughts down. At the moment I am at a bit of a loss to actually describe in words the effects on presentation I am hearing.

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You could use heatshrink if you heat it with a lighter, that way your quick and precise with the heat being applied. Or alternatively use some PTFE tubing which you can pick up from someone like hificollective.

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i make adapters for my amp and when  i use heatshrink i use my soldering iron i just rub it against wrap works for me 

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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post


I still need to add some insulating tape to the cap leads and connecting wires, I will pick some up on Monday I'm a bit to worried about getting my hot air gun to close to use heat shrink sleeving.

 

 

^ beat me to it.

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Jamie, did you get the caps in the UK?

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Guys thanks for the helpful tips on insulating the cap leads I will give them a try.

 

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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post
 

Jamie, did you get the caps in the UK?

 

Yes from here with free postage on orders over £40

 

http://www.audiocap.co.uk/


Edited by JamieMcC - 1/12/14 at 1:52am
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Thanks, I would be interested in your views when things settle down :)

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For $200 to $300 DAC, what should I get for my Crack and HD 600. Thinking of ODAC for it's neutrality and give the rest to Crack to color etc... But is there any good DAC, perhaps better than ODAC?

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For $200 to $300 DAC, what should I get for my Crack and HD 600. Thinking of ODAC for it's neutrality and give the rest to Crack to color etc... But is there any good DAC, perhaps better than ODAC?

I have the Schiit Modi and I dig it. I would like to try something higher end to hear the difference.
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