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post #5551 of 5558
Alright, seems like they ship on 4th of every month. Last time was 6/4 and now 7/4. I don't know if it's coincident.

Attention Crack buyers: order Crack amplifier before 4th of every month =)) (from my personal experience)
post #5552 of 5558
@iluvmusic2: Oooppp, I didn't read your next post, sorry everyone. My prediction is irrelevant now.
post #5553 of 5558
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Originally Posted by beez View Post

it runs very very hot though. is this normal?

 

Yes. Most tubes get quite hot. Part of the circuit is called a heater for a reason :cool:

post #5554 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Yes. Most tubes get quite hot. Part of the circuit is called a heater for a reason cool.gif

the whole top plate gets very hot as well. my only tube amp prior to this was a head direct ef1 hybrid. since i put this one together and it was my first soldering job i just wanna make sure this isnt something wrong.
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The big rectangular resistors (right under the vents) get very very hot. The shorter one near the transformer gets quite hot too. The entire plate gets quite warm as a result, and just hot enough to burn (or at least be highly uncomfortable) right at the vents.

 

p.s. don't touch the tubes either. I tried that once... and seared my fingerprints into it.

post #5556 of 5558
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Single Crack is not enough? Must need double crack?

Hi diaBoliQu3,

 

I'm using 2 Cracks to see if the capacitor/attenuator upgrades really improve anything from the stock Crack. The 'original' wood base Crack is the upgraded Crack, in which includes the clarity caps, ERSE caps and the Alps Blue Velvet Potentiometer; the brown one is the stock speedballed Crack.

 

Cheers,

Kratos.

 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Which color of crack sound better?  

The 'original' color one, certainly, because it was highly modded :D

 

Regards,

Kratos.

post #5557 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post
 

Hi diaBoliQu3,

 

I'm using 2 Cracks to see if the capacitor/attenuator upgrades really improve anything from the stock Crack. The 'original' wood base Crack is the upgraded Crack, in which includes the clarity caps, ERSE caps and the Alps Blue Velvet Potentiometer; the brown one is the stock speedballed Crack.

 

Cheers,

Kratos.

 

The 'original' color one, certainly, because it was highly modded :D

 

Regards,

Kratos.


One Crack is never enough. :D So, how much did you spend for modded and how much percentage does it bring up to? This is too much. Stock Crack is good, Balls upgrade is better, but there's no best setup for this amp. Urgh!

post #5558 of 5558
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 


One Crack is never enough. :D So, how much did you spend for modded and how much percentage does it bring up to? This is too much. Stock Crack is good, Balls upgrade is better, but there's no best setup for this amp. Urgh!

 

Less than a half decent aftermarket cable around $100 or half that if your not to worried about using Russian surplus film capacitors or film motor run capacitors instead of audio branded ones.

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