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post #3991 of 5989
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 

My Crack got few missing parts and loose RCA. Sad... Project, delayed again... Why oh why... And loud pop sound during start up, single channel only. Bad tubes again? Oh my...

- Missing resistors

- Loose RCA

- Bad tubes

 

Delayed another one month.

 

I'm confused by this.  Did you power it up without having the correct resistors installed?  As noted in the instructions, this amp shouldn't be introduced to its power cord until after it passes the resistance checks.  Then you need to pass voltage checks before plugging in your phones....

 

Can you give us some detail on how all this played out, and maybe we can lend a hand.  The parts you mentioned should all be easy enough to source without waiting a month....

post #3992 of 5989
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

Gave the Crack a try out in the enclosure I made for the Quickie. I need to let the coating harden up prior to flatting it back then a compound and wax polish to finish off with. Need to also order a Bottlehead badge to go on the front.

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Nice work Jamie!  Gorgeous job bringing out the grain in that wood!

post #3993 of 5989

Great work Jamie!! I love the wood case. It would go great with my hp stand. :veryevil:

post #3994 of 5989
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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
 

 

Nice work Jamie!  Gorgeous job bringing out the grain in that wood!

 

+1 Stunning, Jamie!

post #3995 of 5989
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Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
 

 

I'm confused by this.  Did you power it up without having the correct resistors installed?  As noted in the instructions, this amp shouldn't be introduced to its power cord until after it passes the resistance checks.  Then you need to pass voltage checks before plugging in your phones....

 

Can you give us some detail on how all this played out, and maybe we can lend a hand.  The parts you mentioned should all be easy enough to source without waiting a month....

I don't mind buying my self the missing parts since they aren't that expensive but I paid the same amount like other buyer too. What I mean is maybe they should improve the checking before sending out. But some haters would flame me of course. I already buy the missing resistors and change the RCA.

 

If it's a bad tube, I think the easiest way for me to get is from BH it self which can take about one month shipped to me. That's excluding waiting time.

 

Amp assembled by my friend, not by me. What do mean introduce power cord, pass resistance checks, pass voltage checks, then plug in?

post #3996 of 5989
I was missing some of the LEDs in my kit back around Christmas time and they were really fast getting them out to me. Less than a week.

Jamie that base looks great.
Edited by bdr529 - 3/1/14 at 10:50pm
post #3997 of 5989
It's been three weeks since I flipped on my BH Crack & 650.. the newborn had taken up most all my free time.. but I finally got a chance today.. and good GOD.. how I missed it! It almost felt like listening to the combo for the first time.. just supremely addictive.. the spaciousness, dynamics, and tonal richness remains so seductive! What a badass rig.. a marriage made in sonic heaven.
post #3998 of 5989
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

It's been three weeks since I flipped on my BH Crack & 650.. the newborn had taken up most all my free time.. but I finally got a chance today.. and good GOD.. how I missed it! It almost felt like listening to the combo for the first time.. just supremely addictive.. the spaciousness, dynamics, and tonal richness remains so seductive! What a badass rig.. a marriage made in sonic heaven.

I am always amazes after taking a little break from Crack. I've bern demoing a pair of LCD-Xs. Fantastic headphone. Too heavy and they feel like the are fallinf off my head. I put my HD600s and Crack combo on and am thrilled. Can't be beat.
post #3999 of 5989
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Originally Posted by lextek View Post

I am always amazes after taking a little break from Crack. I've bern demoing a pair of LCD-Xs. Fantastic headphone. Too heavy and they feel like the are fallinf off my head. I put my HD600s and Crack combo on and am thrilled. Can't be beat.

HD800? smily_headphones1.gif
post #4000 of 5989
Or T1 perhaps? wink.gif
post #4001 of 5989
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Or T1 perhaps? wink.gif


+1, I am amazed daily at just how good my T1' s are sounding paired with my Crack in its current configuration. The HD650 are getting very little head time these days.

post #4002 of 5989
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 


+1, I am amazed daily at just how good my T1' s are sounding paired with my Crack in its current configuration. The HD650 are getting very little head time these days.

 

That was exactly what happened for me too. These days, the HD650s are gone (missed, but gone) - the T1s are just such a great all-round can. Still looking forward to trying the HD800s for an extended period though...

post #4003 of 5989
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

That was exactly what happened for me too. These days, the HD650s are gone (missed, but gone) - the T1s are just such a great all-round can. Still looking forward to trying the HD800s for an extended period though...


lol  pondering over the HD800s here also. Hard to justify having both at the moment, if only my other half didn't like the HD650's so much...

post #4004 of 5989

I hate to read these postings. I am so happy with my 600. I don't want to hear about some 1300 headphone that is much better and that I can't afford.  What is it about the T1 that you guys love so much over your faithful Sennheisers? 

post #4005 of 5989

^^ Don't worry too much. The 600 and 650 both are more pleasing to my ears on the crack than the t1. We all have our preferences about sound. 

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