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post #4921 of 7978

It's been over 2 years, but those looking to build the Crack kit, well, here  you go.. condensed down to under 8 minutes:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkU2ECc_VUs

 

The video failed to show the finished build, so here is a current shot of the amp at the recent Atlanta meetup: 

 

Enjoy.

 

RonO

post #4922 of 7978
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Originally Posted by RonO View Post
 

It's been over 2 years, but those looking to build the Crack kit, well, here  you go.. condensed down to under 8 minutes:

 

 

Why didn't you use the Quickie with the Crack, RonO? :p

post #4923 of 7978

We did. Putting the Quickie in front of the Crack results in totally insane sound, incredible bass.  A Quickie build is on my short list. I can't quite fully explain it, but putting the Quickie in front of the Crack, listening with my HD-600's was just awesome.  I also got to hear it on MattTCG's modded Crack with his 650's.  Same experience, mind blowing.  

post #4924 of 7978
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonO View Post
 

It's been over 2 years, but those looking to build the Crack kit, well, here  you go.. condensed down to under 8 minutes:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkU2ECc_VUs

 

The video failed to show the finished build, so here is a current shot of the amp at the recent Atlanta meetup: 

 

Enjoy.

 

RonO

 

Cool!  Are you experienced with DIY? how long did it take?

post #4925 of 7978
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Originally Posted by RonO View Post
 

We did. Putting the Quickie in front of the Crack results in totally insane sound, incredible bass.  A Quickie build is on my short list. I can't quite fully explain it, but putting the Quickie in front of the Crack, listening with my HD-600's was just awesome.  I also got to hear it on MattTCG's modded Crack with his 650's.  Same experience, mind blowing.  

 

I was there...I heard it...my mind was blown. :eek:

post #4926 of 7978

Sorry for going OT here.. but I'd be interested in hearing how the Quickie sounded in front of the Mjolnir.. sounds like a good match, there.

post #4927 of 7978

I posted a thread on the bottlehead forum asking that question...no one has responded. 

post #4928 of 7978

I've experimented with the lyr this weekend and the quickie acting as pre. It does not have the same effect when paired with the crack. 

post #4929 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've experimented with the lyr this weekend and the quickie acting as pre. It does not have the same effect when paired with the crack. 

You mean it pairs great with Crack but not with Lyr?
post #4930 of 7978

what is the aluminium plate measurement on quickie guys , same size as the Crack's plate ?

post #4931 of 7978
It's smaller I think and made of (random) coloured perspex. There are some more details on the BH website including some case options from Hammond which are the exact same size so you can use those as a reference if no-one has the answer.
post #4932 of 7978

I've been rocking a Sylvania 12BH7 (w/ (curved) dark gray plates, fat 'o' getter, and copper grid posts).  It was pretty 'tight' sounding for the first week or so.. then, it opened up into something beautiful.  what a simply wonderful sounding tube.  Extremely silent background (like most all 12BH7/E80CCs), the way it's able to sound smooth & highly detailed is something to behold.  It boasts terrific imaging and excellent bandwidth, too.  I've enjoyed the Syl "house sound".. but found it to feel 'sleepy' and too laid back at times.. this tube shows how it should be done!  The more I listen to it, the more I realize it might be my favorite 12BH7 to date.  I'm looking forward to comparing it to the Raytheon 12BH7 I have coming next week.

post #4933 of 7978
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

I've been rocking a Sylvania 12BH7 (w/ (curved) dark gray plates, fat 'o' getter, and copper grid posts).  It was pretty 'tight' sounding for the first week or so.. then, it opened up into something beautiful.  what a simply wonderful sounding tube.  Extremely silent background (like most all 12BH7/E80CCs), the way it's able to sound smooth & highly detailed is something to behold.  It boasts terrific imaging and excellent bandwidth, too.  I've enjoyed the Syl "house sound".. but found it to feel 'sleepy' and too laid back at times.. this tube shows how it should be done!  The more I listen to it, the more I realize it might be my favorite 12BH7 to date.  I'm looking forward to comparing it to the Raytheon 12BH7 I have coming next week.

Where you got it from?
post #4934 of 7978
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

what is the aluminium plate measurement on quickie guys , same size as the Crack's plate ?


Its the same size as the Crack 6x10 inches my Quickie top plates fits my Crack enclosure.

post #4935 of 7978
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 


Its the same size as the Crack 6x10 inches my Quickie top plates fits my Crack enclosure.

Thanks buddy :D ..that's good news since I have two identical bases for Crack   

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