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post #4711 of 5994
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Originally Posted by Serenitty View Post


How do you like the concero with the T1?

The Concero HD has a very low THD+noise floor, very low jitter and gives a great presentation of sound stage, depth, transient response, etc. I have a preference for OTL amps driving high impedance headphones. Those three listed are my pick, each offering something different enough from the others to keep them all. The ConceroHD -> Crack -> T1 is a very addictive recreational listening system.

post #4712 of 5994

two little mods before it's all "finished"..(special thanks to kscwuzhere @ BH for the voltage mod )

http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5989.30.html

,24 stepper is tiny bit on the dark side (was expecting this ) and since it improved the noise and sound quality (around 7% sound )it's a keeper

 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 4/21/14 at 2:21pm
post #4713 of 5994
That's awesome! Well done!
post #4714 of 5994
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Originally Posted by atraf View Post
 

Need your help, after trying to contact BottleHead with no success I hope you guys can give me an answer.

1) When they send the package of the DIY kit how is the package content described ( what is written on the box)  an Amplifier or Electronical Parts of some sort? ( asking because there is a 32% tax in my country on amps compared to 18 on just electronic...big different in price)

2) What is the size weight of the package?

3) is it possible to bring something like that on a plane with me? or is that to risky, they may  think I am carrying a bomb or something, don't want that hassle.

4) How is the BottleHead support? I already have a lot of concerns about DIY as it is and they don't seem too keen to help me with my questions, its been quite a while since i tried contacting them but got no answer.

 

 

Thanks.

 

Ok  where to start

 

1 I am pretty sure mine shipped with the description listed as Electronic parts or words to that effect on the customs form also the value was given with what I am guessing was the component value and not the kit value which really helps with duty fees.

 

2 Its roughly 10x12x6 without measuring weight not sure but I hope someone else will chip in with the correct figures

 

3 Not sure

 

4 Superb probably the best do not be concerned here. 

 

Register on the Bottlehead Forum and post your questions there in the Crack section or when registered you can also send Doc a private message and I am positive they will be quickly answered by Bottlehead.

 

A little while back they changed their website host and updated their website it wasn't a smooth transition so maybe your email was lost or overlooked it was pretty chaotic for about a week or so.


Edited by JamieMcC - 4/21/14 at 3:00pm
post #4715 of 5994
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

two little mods before it's all "finished"..(special thanks to kscwuzhere @ BH for the voltage mod )

http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,5989.30.html

,24 stepper is tiny bit on the dark side (was expecting this ) and since it improved the noise and sound quality (around 7% sound )it's a keeper

Awesome looking mods spacequeen7!

post #4716 of 5994
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

Oh that is really cool to see, more of those pics please :bigsmile_face:

Happy to oblige. Here are a few more:

 

 

post #4717 of 5994
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

That's my old Crack!! smily_headphones1.gif

Strangely, I have a friend who loves the low impedance TH-900s with the Crack.

I disagree with that one. The Crack sounds ok with the TH-900 at low-medium volumes, but when you start to turn it up, SQ gets distorted, pretty bad. The TH-900 sounds tons better with my Essence One amp/dac. Now the Crack with the HD800!!! Ooohhhhh yeah!!!! :k701smile: 


Edited by Swolern - 4/22/14 at 1:46am
post #4718 of 5994
I was certainly surprised to hear his opinion.

I'm building him a Crack soon (he's previously used his friend's) so I hope he's not disappointed.

Edit: he has T1s so that's guaranteed awesome even if TH900s aren't.
post #4719 of 5994
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

Ok  where to start

 

1 I am pretty sure mine shipped with the description listed as Electronic parts or words to that effect on the customs form also the value was given with what I am guessing was the component value and not the kit value which really helps with duty fees.

 

2 Its roughly 10x12x6 without measuring weight not sure but I hope someone else will chip in with the correct figures

 

3 Not sure

 

4 Superb probably the best do not be concerned here. 

 

Register on the Bottlehead Forum and post your questions there in the Crack section or when registered you can also send Doc a private message and I am positive they will be quickly answered by Bottlehead.

 

A little while back they changed their website host and updated their website it wasn't a smooth transition so maybe your email was lost or overlooked it was pretty chaotic for about a week or so.

Thanks, you helped me a lot.

about '1' do you remember how much was it in $ ? I mean what is the difference between component value and kit value ?

 

I will try BottleHead forum for further details.

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Just got the Quickie today, Quickie - Crack - HD650, the initial impression is great. The Quickie really makes the bass tighter and cleaner. The mid is more presented and the imaging is improved noticeably.

 

Thanks Doc B and Bottlehead team for such an amazing product! :)

post #4721 of 5994

Guess what I'm doing tonight??? :D

 

post #4722 of 5994
Getting drunk and playing with electricity.
post #4723 of 5994
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

Getting drunk and playing with electricity.

 

DING DING DING we have a winner

 

But really, not drunk... I can't drink IPA's that fast.  I'd get sick before I'd get drunk lol.

post #4724 of 5994

I think you got it all ..nice :beerchug: 

 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 4/26/14 at 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

I think you got it all ..nice :beerchug: 

 

 

not all, but enough for my wife not to like my expensive hobbies lol.  went to school for EE, became a DBA, so since I can't get my EE fix in at work, I do it as a hobby.  fun stuff!

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