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post #4291 of 7977
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

(and this is coming from a guy who has a $400 Fluke portable multimeter and a $1000 Agilent Bench Multimeter)

87-V and a 34460A?

post #4292 of 7977
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

you don't actually need to spend a ton on a multimeter.  the cheap ones are fairly good these days.  just get one that has auto-ranging.  ones that don't are annoying to use.  also, if you can find one in your price range with capacitance measurement, that can be handy too, but resistance and voltage are the two main things you'll probably be measuring.  (and for this build, probably just resistance so you don't get your resistor codes wrong)

 

(and this is coming from a guy who has a $400 Fluke portable multimeter and a $1000 Agilent Bench Multimeter)

Had my eye on the Fluke 115 for a few days, but hopefully get one within budge on ebay.

post #4293 of 7977
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Originally Posted by prtuc2 View Post
 

Had my eye on the Fluke 115 for a few days, but hopefully get one within budge on ebay.


Had one of those for years. Solid unit.

post #4294 of 7977
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

87-V and a 34460A?

 

holy crap lol, very impressive.  yes and almost.  my agilent is the 34461A, but close enough!

post #4295 of 7977
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

 (and for this build, probably just resistance so you don't get your resistor codes wrong)

There are voltage measurements that must be made too. 

post #4296 of 7977
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

holy crap lol, very impressive.  yes and almost.  my agilent is the 34461A, but close enough!


Ive got some Agilent and Fluke equipment myself so Ive studied the heck out of both their line ups when I was buying. The 34460A and 34461A are awesom bang for the buck and the 87-V cant be beat for a handheld meter, though I must say I do like the 289 better as it can do a lot more and is more accurate.

post #4297 of 7977
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Originally Posted by Doc B. View Post
 

There are voltage measurements that must be made too. 

 

ah, this is good to know! thanks for the clarification

post #4298 of 7977
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 


Ive got some Agilent and Fluke equipment myself so Ive studied the heck out of both their line ups when I was buying. The 34460A and 34461A are awesom bang for the buck and the 87-V cant be beat for a handheld meter, though I must say I do like the 289 better as it can do a lot more and is more accurate.

 

can't go wrong with either brand!  one of my bench supplies is an agilent, as is my main oscilloscope.  not cheap, but you do get what you pay for!

 

I'm still deciding how I want to finish the case for the crack.  Dark stain?  Paint it matte black?  Leave it raw?  Decisions decision!

post #4299 of 7977
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Originally Posted by bleudeciel16 View Post
 

 

can't go wrong with either brand!  one of my bench supplies is an agilent, as is my main oscilloscope.  not cheap, but you do get what you pay for!

 

Not sure what scope you have but assuming its an 2000X or 3000X series you might be interested in this:

 

http://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2014/11feb-em14028.html

 

http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/editorial.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=2428917&nid=-53827.3925750.00&id=2428917&cmpid=fbultscp

 

And this:

 

http://www.agilent.com/find/benchvue

 

As well as this if you didnt already know:

 

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/dsox2000-and-3000-series-licence-have-anyone-tried-to-hack-that-scope/

post #4300 of 7977


+1 on the Tesla. Very engaging and really pulls out the smaller details. Definitely worth the asking price. I'd rank it up there with the more expensive Mazda CIFTE.

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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 


+1 on the Tesla. Very engaging and really pulls out the smaller details. Definitely worth the asking price. I'd rank it up there with the more expensive Mazda CIFTE.

 

You got it too, Dave?

 

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post #4302 of 7977

What are you guys pairing with the Tesla? TS 5998?

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^Lol yeah! :D Spent a good chunk of the weekend burning it in!

 

Matt: yes, I paired it with the TS 5998..great results

post #4304 of 7977
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

I have the Tesla (mine has yellow printing, though).. Ironically enough.. I'm using it now.  It takes a while to burn in.. once it does.

 

WOW.

 

Easily one of the most refined, dynamic, thoroughly engaging tubes I've heard in the Crack.  Its one of my favorite 12AU7s... a terrific tube that does very little, if anything, wrong.  Refinement is the word that keeps coming to mind as I listen.  Terrific soundstage and the mids are gorgeous.  Very clear and tonally pure.  In terms of impressiveness, it's up there with the Ken Rad 12AU7 black plates (for me).

 

Is an adapter required to use the Tesla?

post #4305 of 7977
Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post
 

Is an adapter required to use the Tesla?

 

Nope.. the Tesla pictured is a 12AU7.  What you're seeing in my picture is a "socket saver" (from TubeMonger) that I use to maintain the integrity of the Crack's input socket.  Since I roll input tubes fairly often, I'd rather the adapter socket wear out (which is easily replaceable) rather than the Crack's input socket.  The "vibration reduction" feature is hit or miss, IME.. for a couple of more microphonic tubes I had, it actually worked well.. for a couple of others, not so much... so YMMV.

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