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need more time to burn-in ,with the stock pot it was about 5% improvement  

post #4142 of 6349
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The build was done by zashoomin...

 

 

Is that just paint on the top? How did you get the orange peel effect?

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Is that just paint on the top? How did you get the orange peel effect?


Lol usually that's indication of a poor paint job and something to be avoided when it comes to cars. Pretty sure if you just spray paint away without any care, it turns out like that. Once again, coming from car paint jobs.

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Haha. I'm actually very familiar with orange peel with automotive paint. Automotive media and press is the industry I work in. In this case, though, I think the texture really adds to the finish on the amp. I'm think grey/charcoal/slate stain for the wood and a glossy black orange peel for the chassis.

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Haha. I'm actually very familiar with orange peel with automotive paint. Automotive media and press is the industry I work in. In this case, though, I think the texture really adds to the finish on the amp. I'm think grey/charcoal/slate stain for the wood and a glossy black orange peel for the chassis.


Guess it will be difficult for you to create the orange peel effect on purpose. ;)

post #4146 of 6349
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Guess it will be difficult for you to create the orange peel effect on purpose. ;)

hehe Don't you have more K812 listening to do?!

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hehe Don't you have more K812 listening to do?!

Isn't K812 are low impedance headphones?
post #4148 of 6349
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Isn't K812 are low impedance headphones?

Relatively. I didn't mean listening with the Crack.

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There seem to be mixed views on the Alps  Blue Velvet. There are apparently some cheap knock offs about. Did you get your channel imbalance sorted?


I was blown away by the Valab stepper, the difference was very noticeable has anyone else tried this?

I have the Khozmo stepper. I posted pics on the BH forums. The change was very good!
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Out of curiosity, how much are head-fiers charging to assemble a crack with speedball? I'm not diy savvy

post #4151 of 6349
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Guess it will be difficult for you to create the orange peel effect on purpose. ;)

It can be done. Powdercoating with hammerite effect, and just make them thicker. Mine have similar finishing. For those smooth glossy paint, the layer will be thick.

post #4152 of 6349
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The build was done by zashoomin...

Looks great Matt! Hope you enjoy those obbligato output caps as much as I am enjoying mine.
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Looks great Matt! Hope you enjoy those obbligato output caps as much as I am enjoying mine.

 

Me too...

post #4154 of 6349

Hi.

Damn... Been gone for a week and I have 17 pages to catch up... Still pondering between the Crack and S.E.X. I have active speakers so why not focus just on headphones...?

Thanks!

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Is that just paint on the top? How did you get the orange peel effect?

By applying a too-heavy lacquer coat all at once...? This doesn't happen if you spray thin layers of lacquer. So if you want that, spray a heavier coat on and you're done...

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