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Whoops. Well uh, that's the super special 1,000,000 bit rate version that they personally delivered to me and no one else. Its not surprising you don't recognize it redface.gif
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Hey, Hifi, one day those caps are going to start to leak, one after another. What then? Lucky for you, it'll be many years before the great flood happens and you'll be onto some new toys.

By then Mr. Howell will have made his ultimate set of pads and will have started a lucrative custom cable business. :D

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Uhhhh reading through that thread it is just 1 poster(spritzer) slinging conjecture around without knowing at all what is inside the amp, and getting warned by Jude in the process. I'd hardly call that evidence.

 

That's funny. The DS is a gainclone amp - this has been known for quite some time. EC even released a DIY kit for it. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654371/eddie-current-diy-amplifier-monolith

 

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/DIY.html

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chicks dig HUGE CAPS :evil: 


Here is some vintage cap porn (she has had some cosmetic work done though)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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That's funny. The DS is a gainclone amp - this has been known for quite some time. EC even released a DIY kit for it. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654371/eddie-current-diy-amplifier-monolith

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/DIY.html

I'm still not convinced, nor do I honestly care, I've previously stated that. And why if the design is bad would EC release a diy version? Especially when I know EC for sure has a very high reputation. Until I see someone tear open a darkstar or have the definitive schematics, I'll not think poorly of it until hearing it, which I doubt I ever will.
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I'm still not convinced, nor do I honestly care, I've previously stated that. And why if the design is bad would EC release a diy version? Especially when I know EC for sure has a very high reputation. Until I see someone tear open a darkstar or have the definitive schematics, I'll not think poorly of it until hearing it, which I doubt I ever will.

I think it's fairly obvious you don't have a clue. Anyways, the info is there is for other people to peruse if they are curious.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Hey, Hifi, one day those caps are going to start to leak, one after another. What then? Lucky for you, it'll be many years before the great flood happens and you'll be onto some new toys.

By then Mr. Howell will have made his ultimate set of pads and will have started a lucrative custom cable business. :D

 

You jest, but I do have the ultimate set of pads, at least for the HE-560s.  I'll certainly try both of my BPCs (Bastard Pad Children) on the HE-500s, once they arrive.  And given the minor cosmetic enhancement I did this morning, my latest creation even looks less like Frankenstein's Monster and more like Dr. Jekyll's plain jane niece.  Same badass sound, most importantly.  And, as with the Magick Monkey Cables, the best part is that I made 'em myself :darthsmile:

 

Back to audio bliss.

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You jest, but I do have the ultimate set of pads, at least for the HE-560s.  I'll certainly try both of my BPCs (Bastard Pad Children) on the HE-500s, once they arrive.  And given the minor cosmetic enhancement I did this morning, my latest creation even looks less like Frankenstein's Monster and more like Dr. Jekyll's plain jane niece.  Same badass sound, most importantly.  And, as with the Magick Monkey Cables, the best part is that I made 'em myself :darthsmile:

 

Back to audio bliss.

When listening with those pads, do you wear bolts on you neck and put on green makeup?

I saw your cables, nicely made.

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When listening with those pads, do you wear bolts on you neck and put on green makeup?

I saw your cables, nicely made.

 

LOL.  No, not going for the John Kerry look, but I was always a little image-conscious of them (I think they call it "optics" now; stupidity in ubiquity, that word; as a photography and astronomy guy, I suspect you're annoyed, if not downright offended).  They're my babies, after all. I don't want them to be self-conscious.  Then I hit upon a very simple cosmetic fix.  Now I just feel stylin'... yo :cool:

 

Thanks.  It appears they're pretty rugged, too, which is surprising, given their light weight and supple nature.  Try as I might, I can't seem to avoid rolling over the longer one with my desk chair.  Nothing too bad, but still.  And yet, no damage.  Monkey Magick.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Hey, Hifi, one day those caps are going to start to leak, one after another. What then? Lucky for you, it'll be many years before the great flood happens and you'll be onto some new toys.
By then Mr. Howell will have made his ultimate set of pads and will have started a lucrative custom cable business. biggrin.gif
when that happens i am probably rich as hell and buy their company..hehehe. Seriously..some of his customers have his amps with even bigger caps for more then 10 years without any problems or overhauls or maintenance... So i guess by that time i am OR bankrupt and live in the streets or ...well...we have to see then..maybe i win a lottery...already see my future brandnew black Nismo GTR on the front of the house ..standing tall with its 600 + horsepowers..or maybe an evil matt black gt2 rs, or maybe a snow white corvette ZR hehehee..or all of the above... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/10/14 at 12:53pm
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LOL.  No, not going for the John Kerry look, but I was always a little image-conscious of them (I think they call it "optics" now; stupidity in ubiquity, that word; as a photography and astronomy guy, I suspect you're annoyed, if not downright offended).  They're my babies, after all. I don't want them to be self-conscious.  Then I hit upon a very simple cosmetic fix.  Now I just feel stylin'... yo :cool:

 

Thanks.  It appears they're pretty rugged, too, which is surprising, given their light weight and supple nature.  Try as I might, I can't seem to avoid rolling over the longer one with my desk chair.  Nothing too bad, but still.  And yet, no damage.  Monkey Magick.

I never thought of Kerry that way before, sure explains things. You're right, the only other thing he needs are stitches.

Maybe the next cable will have a steel jacket. I'll bet they'd sell like hot cakes.

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when that happens i am probably rich as hell and buy their company..hehehe. Seriously..some of his customers have his amps with even bigger caps for more then 10 years without any problems or overhauls or maintenance... So i guess by that time i am OR bankrupt and live in the streets or ...well...we have to see then..maybe i win a lottery...already see my future brandnew black Nismo GTR on the front of the house ..standing tall with its 600 + horsepowers..or maybe an evil matt black gt2 rs, or maybe a snow white corvette ZR hehehee..or all of the above... biggrin.gif

As far as leakage goes, as Agent Smith (The Matrix) says, "It's inevitable."

Back to cars.....

With those HP numbers, you're going to have to learn how to drive a car that gets loose. Are you in for loads of excitement?

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I think it's fairly obvious you don't have a clue. Anyways, the info is there is for other people to peruse if they are curious.

Look dude, I've not seen you post in this thread much, and thus far you haven't mentioned anything about the he-500, go bash on an amp I don't own, made by a company of which I own no products, elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

As far as leakage goes, as Agent Smith (The Matrix) says, "It's inevitable."
Back to cars.....
With those HP numbers, you're going to have to learn how to drive a car that gets loose. Are you in for loads of excitement?
Quoting matrix now? Dont tell me ur a trekkie also? biggrin.gif

Would u believe I have my experience on the track in my bad old SINGLE days with a rallieart tuned evo 6, a nismo tuned sx200 and my favorite..a track prepared but road legal ( sort off..lolz) original E30 M3 Evo (with 4-point seatsbelts, roll cage and no back seats..)that last car sounded scary loud..and the bangs it gave with downshifting! Lolz and some others during the years (with illegal night racing in the streets)... So u can say i have my experience with some excitement... biggrin.gif

But I am now a respectable dad, husband and family man....sort of.....well..i still love to drive 'non-economical' in my (very secretly improved) mid priced car. But no one knows..lolz.. I just love those modern aftermarket exhausts!! biggrin.gif

...thats in my vains...my dad had this problem..and so do i..and i get a feeling my daughter is having same virus.....poor mums..she always hated me going to the track when we just met.... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/10/14 at 8:23pm
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