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My wife calls me a smartarse, maybe she knows something I don't.

 

 

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Oh, I think that's a given.  At least you married "up" ;)

My brats would've been mad if I didn't take the plunge before their arrival. Heck, it's been over 30 years without an upgrade. :eek: If I think about a newer model, I'll be found dead in the morning with my HE-500's still on.

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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Yo hifimanrookie it looks like someone is bringing a 339 to the meet I'm going to in April. I'll get to A/B with my Emotiva. biggrin.gif
Remember..the 339 sounds more warmer then the 337.. The 337 is more SS sounding and faster..and on top of that..mine was modified with better parts..and ofcourse it all depends on the tubes used in those amps..in my experience the best tubes for the he500 were:
Power: TS 5998 or bendix 6080wb with graphite plates
Drivers: TS sj7gt mesh plates and the RCA 5693 red hots.


But am glad some of u guys can have the oportunity of listening to these amps as they really sound good..
Have fun comparing!!
Paulo

Oftopic: i got pics of the latest revision of my new amp...i dont have a clue what he put in the powersupply..its all in black....all secret stuff wink.gif he completely changed the powersupply as far i can see biggrin.gif. Soo the inside is done now..no alterations anymore.. tongue.gif

It Just passed the bench test this morning...its measured at 5,28watts into 50ohm..yep 5,28.. Not 5 not 6 but 5,28... I get a feeling this dude is a perfectionist.. wink.gif





I love the stainless steel connectors on the front for the dual xlr! Top will be stainless also..front will be glossy (mirror) black.. Until now i love what i see...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 10:47am
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Nice! How much power? 1.21 gigawatts? :wink_face:

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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 

Nice! How much power? 1.21 gigawatts? :wink_face:

I don't think he wanted to wait even longer for that upgrade. You think that comes with a DeLorean?

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I don't think he wanted to wait even longer for that upgrade. You think that comes with a DeLorean?

Big lolz!!
Nope..its better built then that car so i doubt it would be included biggrin.gif i tried to ask them to include a Fisker..but to no avail... I didnt spend enough with them i am guessing biggrin.gif

Now i think of it..its possible they used this kind of powersupply to power ' the back to the future delorean' to go through times biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 11:42am
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Big lolz!!
Nope..its better built then that car so i doubt it would be included biggrin.gif i tried to ask them to include a Fisker..but to no avail... I didnt spend enough with them i am guessing biggrin.gif

Now i think of it..its possible they used this kind of powersupply to power ' the back to the future delorean' to go through times biggrin.gif

You could always use your new power supply to replace the steam engine in the train in Part III. You must be getting awfully itchy waiting for that moment to finally arrive when the doorbell rings and your amp arrives.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

you must be getting awfully itchy waiting for that moment to finally arrive when the doorbell rings and your amp arrives.

Yep!!!!! wink.gif i probably will get teperarely deaf the first day because of listening to loudly on the first day of delivery biggrin.gif
And the dutch thieves..oops..i mean customs will smile even bigger as they will charge me for 35% extra on top over the total price of purchase +postage... redface.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 12:40pm
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Yep!!!!! wink.gif i probably will get teperarely deaf the first day because of listening to loudly on the first day of delivery biggrin.gif
And the dutch thieves..oops..i mean customs will smile even bigger as they will charge me for 35% extra on top over the total price of purchase +postage... redface.gif

Aren't you expecting another delivery?

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Aren't you expecting another delivery?
What u mean? U know something i dont? biggrin.gif
Well..the package will be huge! As i will also get all kinds of extras with this amp to make it sound even better wink.gif

And when this package is in then my rig is complete..for now..as i am already thinking in upgrading my headphone cable for a balanced toxic cables Copper Venom RC-4.. Their TOTL copper cable (18AWG retangular solid copper wire) ..and my powercables for Blue Circle BC62 powercables..so everything in my rig is as good as it gets (for my budget ofcourse..lolz) wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 1:05pm
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You should also make sure all your cables are properly suspended from the ground/desk and keep them around 0 Kelvin.

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You should also make sure all your cables are properly suspended from the ground/desk and keep them around 0 Kelvin.
U must be kidding now...i guess.. biggrin.gif
.but i found out there are some people who actually use some kind of feet so their speakercables doesnt touch the floor...u can buy those kind of feet....i wonder how that will look if u do that all around ur house and what a nightmare it will be when ur vacuuming around the house and they are not fixed to the cable or the floor...
post #11862 of 14586
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U must be kidding now...i guess.. biggrin.gif
.but i found out there are some people who actually use some kind of feet so their speakercables doesnt touch the floor...u can buy those kind of feet....i wonder how that will look if u do that all around ur house and what a nightmare it will be when ur vacuuming around the house and they are not fixed to the cable or the floor...

Did you contact the power company to upgrade your service? You can probably use a 3 phase 200 Amp circuit. Don't forget the GFI's, for your safety. :D As he waits, the excitement is setting in.

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Oftopic: i got pics of the latest revision of my new amp...i dont have a clue what he put in the powersupply..its all in black....all secret stuff wink.gif he completely changed the powersupply as far i can see biggrin.gif. Soo the inside is done now..no alterations anymore.. tongue.gif

It Just passed the bench test this morning...its measured at 5,28watts into 50ohm..yep 5,28.. Not 5 not 6 but 5,28... I get a feeling this dude is a perfectionist.. wink.gif

5,28 watt..but at which distortion figueres..?  Seems very nice, though.

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

5,28 watt..but at which distortion figueres..?  Seems very nice, though.
Thanks..yep it doesnt look bad biggrin.gif
Knowing his reputation and his stuff now and especially the bigger brother..the NSL of which it totally based on i guess it has low distortion levels...but to be honest..who cares...if it sounds good i dont mind..
Tube player are wellknow for having high distorsion levels..and we all know how good some can sound...and u also know that certain low distorsion amps (like the o2) dont even make a dent in a pack of butter compared to lots of high distorsion tube amps soundwise..

.so i dont care about distorions levels, as i know that if it really will sound as its bigger brother then i will be blown away..and seeing how its built and the big powersupply it tells me it can be very special..but one thing i know..Gilbert (owner of Bc) will never ever deliver an amp to a customer he doesnt like how it sounds...even if he has to start all over again..and thats a proven fact... So now he is finishing the amp up..doing some burnin i am guessing ..testing its durability..and building some extra thingies to make the amp even better sounding and more safer to use tongue.gif

@StanD in the netherlands we have high quality electricity of 220-230v..and in my house i have a dedicated group with its own GFI's and that group only delivers current to the 2 wallsockets thats going to be used for my new amp..its totally seperated from the other 4groups i have..a friend of mine did that for me..he upgraded the electricity system in my house..he is a magician with those kind of things and i needed clean safe power for my biggest hobby..providing juice for running extreme pc's that i built from scratch wink.gif and now this comes in handy for my new amp which DOESNT HAVE ANY POWERSWITCHES TO SWITCH IT OFF...it will be on 24-7!.as so the amp will sound on its best... wink.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 3:02pm
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Thanks..yep it doesnt look bad biggrin.gif
Knowing his reputation and his stuff now and especially the bigger brother..the NSL of which it totally based on i guess it has low distortion levels...but to be honest..who cares...if it sounds good i dont mind..
Tube player are wellknow for having high distorsion levels..and we all know how good some can sound...and u also know that certain low distorsion amps (like the o2) dont even make a dent in a pack of butter compared to lots of high distorsion tube amps soundwise..

.so i dont care about distorions levels, as i know that if it really will sound as its bigger brother then i will be blown away..and seeing how its built and the big powersupply it tells me it can be very special..but one thing i know..Gilbert (owner of Bc) will never ever deliver an amp to a customer he doesnt like how it sounds...even if he has to start all over again..and thats a proven fact... So now he is finishing the amp up..doing some burnin i am guessing ..testing its durability..and building some extra thingies to make the amp even better sounding and more safer to use tongue.gif

@StanD in the netherlands we have high quality electricity of 220-230v..and in my house i have a dedicated group with its own GFI's and that group only delivers current to the 2 wallsockets thats going to be used for my new amp..its totally seperated from the other 4groups i have..a friend of mine did that for me..he upgraded the electricity system in my house..he is a magician with those kind of things and i needed clean safe power for my biggest hobby..providing juice for running extreme pc's that i built from scratch wink.gif and now this comes in handy for my new amp which DOESNT HAVE ANY POWERSWITCHES TO SWITCH IT OFF...it will be on 24-7!.as so the amp will sound on its best... wink.gif

Tube amps lean towards even order harmonic distortion which has that warm sound. Odd order harmonic distortion would have an undesirable harsh sound. That's why a little bit of tube HD doesn't sound so bad and some people desire it.

Electric guitar players prefer tubes because when a SS amp overloads and clips you get a lopped off top and bottom, reminiscent of a square wave which has those odd order harmonics. So the guy with an electric guitar generally is looking for that warm buttery distortion. Some Metal guitar players prefer a buzzy sound where there are those odd order harmonics and then they scoop out the mids to emphasize the buzziness.

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