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post #4966 of 7980
I am selling my Pure Crack to partially fund the new Bottlehead DAC.

For those of you who haven't been following this new product, check it out here:

http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,4086.0.html

There are few things I would sacrifice my Crack comparison project for (as it has been helping me through my depression), but the Bottlehead DAC is one of them.

Will still be building my modded Crack, just not doing a step by step comparison.
Edited by MoatsArt - 5/13/14 at 11:27pm
post #4967 of 7980
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Originally Posted by RonO View Post
 

Hey! I want in on this too.  

 

RonO


Mini Bottlehead meet it is!

post #4968 of 7980

I would actually love to build another Crack now I feel more of a dab hand with a soldering iron and I think your comparison project was a great idea. I completely understand you wanting to fund the BH DAC, though. I honestly didn't realise a DAC made any difference until I upgraded my E7 to the rDAC yesterday and a year or so down the line, depending on how the BH DAC turns out, I can see myself doing similar.

 

For the moment, I'm going to get stuck into cap upgrades and then, finally, I think I'll have topped out.

post #4969 of 7980
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

I am selling my Pure Crack to partially fund the new Bottlehead DAC.

For those of you who haven't been following this new product, check it out here:

http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,4086.0.html

There are few things I would sacrifice my Crack comparison project for (as it has been helping me through my depression), but the Bottlehead DAC is one of them.

Will still be building my modded Crack, just not doing a step by step comparison.

 

Bravo!!

 

I wish I had something to sell to put towards the BH DAC, but alas, I sold so much gear to fund my LCD 2s and now I have to fund my wedding (which I wouldn't sacrifice for anything!) ;)

 

However... if anyone in Australia is interested in having a Crack built for them (or a S.E.X. or Mainline) I would be glad to offer this service in return for some funds towards a BH DAC. :evil:

post #4970 of 7980
Congrats, Lachlan. When's the big day?
post #4971 of 7980
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

Congrats, Lachlan. When's the big day?

 

Thanks Nathan! Feb next year.

post #4972 of 7980

Lachlan , Congratulations. It great that she agreed to marry you in spite of your S.E.X & drug addiction. :beerchug:

post #4973 of 7980

Lachlan Congratulations, will the groom on top of the cake be sporting a pair of headphones?

 


Edited by JamieMcC - 5/14/14 at 5:42am
post #4974 of 7980

Congratulations, Lachlan!! I wish I had my hobby before I married and not after ;-) Marriage is the best thing in the world, you will love it I am sure.

 

Don't know if you know it already but for a week now, I am the proud owner of your first Crack with Speedball - since I could convince @punit to sell it to me.... The "box" draws a lot of attention and I love to listen to it...

 

Many thanks and I can vouch for your great job with the Crack.

 

cheers,

K

post #4975 of 7980

Koolpep  there is a small print in the our sales contract, I don't know if you have read it before signing, it says :

"The seller may borrow the Crack for a few days every couple of months"

post #4976 of 7980
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Koolpep  there is a small print in the our sales contract, I don't know if you have read it before signing, it says :

"The seller may borrow the Crack for a few days every couple of months"

That is really very small. But of course - anytime!

post #4977 of 7980
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Lachlan , Congratulations. It great that she agreed to marry you in spite of your S.E.X & drug addiction. :beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

Lachlan Congratulations, will the groom on top of the cake be sporting a pair of headphones?

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

Congratulations, Lachlan!! I wish I had my hobby before I married and not after ;-) Marriage is the best thing in the world, you will love it I am sure.

 

Don't know if you know it already but for a week now, I am the proud owner of your first Crack with Speedball - since I could convince @punit to sell it to me.... The "box" draws a lot of attention and I love to listen to it...

 

Many thanks and I can vouch for your great job with the Crack.

 

cheers,

K

 

 

Thanks folks! Lisa is very supportive of my addictions! I can't wait to show her our cake decoration, Jamie!

post #4978 of 7980

Can't make my mind if to purchase the Crack or something else like the vallhala or DarkVoice 336SE, I have the HD650 currently using Home Theater receiver which surprisingly does the job pretty well though i am still pretty sure i am not exploiting half of the HD650 ability..

 

I listen to 70% Electronic music and 30% mix like ADELE, Arctic Monkeys,Kings of Leon. etc.

The bass is important to me, does anyone have an idea which AMP would be best? I heard the crack has a more clear sound and a very big sound stage but not so impressive bass wise , I want a little more oomph in my Bass, will the crack do it? 

Does any one have experience with the other amps as well and can compare? 

post #4979 of 7980
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Originally Posted by atraf View Post
 

Can't make my mind if to purchase the Crack or something else like the vallhala or DarkVoice 336SE, I have the HD650 currently using Home Theater receiver which surprisingly does the job pretty well though i am still pretty sure i am not exploiting half of the HD650 ability..

 

I listen to 70% Electronic music and 30% mix like ADELE, Arctic Monkeys,Kings of Leon. etc.

The bass is important to me, does anyone have an idea which AMP would be best? I heard the crack has a more clear sound and a very big sound stage but not so impressive bass wise , I want a little more oomph in my Bass, will the crack do it? 

Does any one have experience with the other amps as well and can compare? 

Get the crack...its fun (to build) , sounds good and is very flexible on sound because the the amount of tubes you can roll.  You will never look back.  

post #4980 of 7980
The bass on the Crack is exceptionally well controlled, particularly if you install the constant current source upgrade (Speedball) and roll a nice tube (Tung Sol 7236 is my favourite, but hard to find).

In my experience, the Crack has bass that is tight, extended and just right in quantity (prominent when called for by source material).
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