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If there's a nuclear explosion in the Netherlands, I know exactly who to blame hifimanrookie.
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If there's a nuclear explosion in the Netherlands, I know exactly who to blame hifimanrookie.
Lolz..
U wont have any proof mr. Hehehehe but dont forget..BC is in canada..so its more likely the nuclear winter will start more closer to ur doorstep..as he tests his new babies out rigourelesy on his work bench..so if u wake up without any hair one day.BIG OOPSIE...u know.... It wasnt me! wink.gif
Happy new year for later my friend!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/31/13 at 3:11am
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Lolz..
U wont have any proof mr. Hehehehe but dont forget..BC is in canada..so its more likely the nuclear winter will start more closer to ur doorstep..as he tests his new babies out rigourelesy on his work bench..so if u wake up without any hair one day.BIG OOPSIE...u know.... It wasnt me! wink.gif
Happy new year for later my friend!

Car batteries aren't exactly portable, unless you can crush a volkswagon with one hand. How many tubes in that beast?

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Unless i am superman i am guessing my amp is far from portable.. biggrin.gif
Concerning tubes.. no tubes..only opamps...check my first pic of the main amp board..and the pics of the powersupply..
But it will sound nothing like a ss amp..check it uself if u google for blue circle audio NSL amp reviews.. mine has the internals of that beast..only in light version lolz the builder confirmed me it will sound like a NSL..only for headphones instead of speakers
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/31/13 at 7:12am
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Unless i am superman i am guessing my amp is far from portable.. biggrin.gif
Concerning tubes.. no tubes..only opamps...check my first pic of the main amp board..and the pics of the powersupply..
But it will sound nothing like a ss amp..check it uself if u google for blue circle audio NSL amp reviews.. mine has the internals of that beast..only in light version lolz the builder confirmed me it will sound like a NSL..only for headphones instead of speakers

I just went back and looked at the pictures, lots of opamps. The tube contingent of Head-Fi won't approve, I do. Just be careful of noise when you have that many opamps. I hope that it does what you expect, you must be waiting at the edge of your seat.

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I just went back and looked at the pictures, lots of opamps. The tube contingent of Head-Fi won't approve, I do. Just be careful of noise when you have that many opamps. I hope that it does what you expect, you must be waiting at the edge of your seat.
Yep..i am the enemy now for that group..lolz
Am not worried about the opamps...he is the authority concerning amps based on opamps..his NSL has 288 opamps inside! and all his amps sound wonderfull..

Yess..waiting is hell..especially now..as its only a few weeks away from finishing..but hey..have been waiting since june..so waiting a little more wont kill me.. But trust me..when i do get my amp... U better close ur ears..as i will scream like a lion of happiness... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/31/13 at 8:05am
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Yep..i am the enemy now for that group..lolz
Am not worried about the opamps...he is the authority concerning amps based on opamps..his NSL has 288 opamps inside! and all his amps sound wonderfull..

Yess..waiting is hell..especially now..as its only a few weeks away from finishing..but hey..have been waiting since june..so waiting a little more wont kill me.. But trust me..when i do get my amp... U better close ur ears..as i will scream like a lion of happiness... biggrin.gif

From the looks of it, since the HE-500's are open back, I'll hear it from across Europe and the Atlantic.

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From the looks of it, since the HE-500's are open back, I'll hear it from across Europe and the Atlantic.
I sold my he500's wink.gif
Am now waiting for something very special and unique..headphone wise.. Only 20 originals will be made..and they are all sold out now...and yep..also open back..but much harder to drive then the excellent he500.. tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 12/31/13 at 9:02am
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

I just went back and looked at the pictures, lots of opamps. The tube contingent of Head-Fi won't approve, I do. Just be careful of noise when you have that many opamps. I hope that it does what you expect, you must be waiting at the edge of your seat.

Actually the reviewer of the speaker amp on which this is based called it eerily quiet. http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/blue_circle_nsl.htm
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I sold my he500's wink.gif
Am now waiting for something very special and unique..headphone wise.. Only 20 originals will be made..and they are all sold out now...and yep..also open back..but much harder to drive then the excellent he500.. tongue.gif

I guess you're taking a chance on it and hope your risk is rewarded. Well it looks like you're getting prepared. Although one isn't going to find a smartphone, simple DAP or low end amp capable of driving an HE-500 to satisfaction, they aren't all that difficult to drive and sound great. Even though they are a bit heavy, I don't find them uncomfortable as some others do, I can wear them for hours on end. For me the headband distributes the weight very effectively,

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I just went back and looked at the pictures, lots of opamps. The tube contingent of Head-Fi won't approve, I do. Just be careful of noise when you have that many opamps. I hope that it does what you expect, you must be waiting at the edge of your seat.

 

 

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Actually the reviewer of the speaker amp on which this is based called it eerily quiet. http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/blue_circle_nsl.htm

Dang, for 20 grand that thing better do my laundry and then some.

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Dang, for 20 grand that thing better do my laundry and then some.

It is a lot of money, but not hard to spend that much these days in audio. I think his stuff is quite good
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Dang, for 20 grand that thing better do my laundry and then some.

$20k for 15 days work!  That's a pretty good salary if you asked me.  :p

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$20k for 15 days work!  That's a pretty good salary if you asked me.  tongue.gif
Its not only labor my friend..ur forgetting the best components/materials money can buy that he uses on/in his products..did u check the backside of my new amp? Just Check the thickness and perfect workmanship of that (mirrorshine?) Stainless steel rearside of my amp...thats not flimsy! And no cheapish aluminium plating...And that blue paint on the inside must have a reason also..and probably not cheap..also the immaculate paintjob of that inside wont be free..lolz to be honest..its first time i see a brand painting the INSIDE of their amp biggrin.gif
I am just thinking...i once bought 1 opamp to upgrade an excellent matrix mstage i once had..it was around 28usd...soooooo lets make a simple calculation: 28x288=8064usd..., as there are 288x quality opamps inside the NSL...ru starting to get the picture? wink.gif

So al in all i am guessin that 19950usd (for a STANDARD NSL) pricetag isnt very high if u look at the total costs concerned..

Yes he probably makes a good living out of it..he told me he has a backlog as long as august 2014 already...but why not? He does extremely good work...with as far i could find..NOT ONE DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER (and many are customers for life as he has sort of an upgrade plan for their amps no matter how old..)and He works hard for it...10hours a day..day in day out..i only have respect for that..
But yah..his products are not emotiva affordable... But then again...u get what u pay for i guess. wink.gif
AND just in case i offend anyone...the emotiva is an excellent amp for its money! As is the 337 i had or the other amp i once owned..the matrix mstage.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 1/1/14 at 4:15am
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Its not only labor my friend..ur forgetting the best components/materials money can buy that he uses on/in his products..did u check the backside of my new amp? Just Check the thickness and perfect workmanship of that (mirrorshine?) Stainless steel rearside of my amp...thats not flimsy! And no cheapish aluminium plating...And that blue paint on the inside must have a reason also..and probably not cheap..also the immaculate paintjob of that inside wont be free..lolz to be honest..its first time i see a brand painting the INSIDE of their amp biggrin.gif
I am just thinking...i once bought 1 opamp to upgrade an excellent matrix mstage i once had..it was around 28usd...soooooo lets make a simple calculation: 28x288=8064usd..., as there are 288x quality opamps inside the NSL...ru starting to get the picture? wink.gif

So al in all i am guessin that 19950usd (for a STANDARD NSL) pricetag isnt very high if u look at the total costs concerned..

Yes he probably makes a good living out of it..he told me he has a backlog as long as august 2014 already...but why not? He does extremely good work...with as far i could find..NOT ONE DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER (and many are customers for life as he has sort of an upgrade plan for their amps no matter how old..)and He works hard for it...10hours a day..day in day out..i only have respect for that..
But yah..his products are not emotiva affordable... But then again...u get what u pay for i guess. wink.gif
AND just in case i offend anyone...the emotiva is an excellent amp for its money! As is the 337 i had or the other amp i once owned..the matrix mstage.

You're crazy :-)
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