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post #316 of 475

The smallest KGSSHV in existence was built by me and this one uses the same chassis.  No way to cram these boards into a smaller chassis than 480*400mm...   

 

I've already drawn up smaller offboard PCB's and a new PSU so a very small HV is in the cards... redface.gif

post #317 of 475

That's right Spritzer, the picture of yours was the inspiration for mine as it was clear it would all fit in.

post #318 of 475

Thx to Lil' Knight on the board run. Just received them tonight.

 

post #319 of 475

Ok Temporaryname and I have secured some boards from Lil'Knight (thanks Lil'Knight) but something tells me that was the easiest part. Looking for any resources/links on the build if anybody has any.

post #320 of 475

Google KGSSHV...  redface.gif

post #321 of 475

Just seeking advice, has anyone used the TKD 4CP-2508-S for their KGSSHV? How would they compare against the RK27 or RK50?

post #322 of 475

That's a good pot in my book. Smooth. I liked it better than the DACT attenuator and way better than an RK27. 

post #323 of 475
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Just seeking advice, has anyone used the TKD 4CP-2508-S for their KGSSHV? How would they compare against the RK27 or RK50?
If you ever buy it, Sean, please squeeze a couple for me smily_headphones1.gif Don't know what to do with them but they are one of the quad attenuators that I still haven't tried.
post #324 of 475
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If you ever buy it, Sean, please squeeze a couple for me smily_headphones1.gif Don't know what to do with them but they are one of the quad attenuators that I still haven't tried.

On that note, does anyone know where to get these in the States? I've only seen the dual stepped pots (2508)...I was about to pull the trigger on 2 of these for my next build.

post #325 of 475

I've never seen them in the US. Percy Audio, Partsconnexion both handle TKD, but stereo only. A german vendor does have the quads:

 

http://www.thel-audioworld.de/bauteile/regler/Potis.htm

 

I'd agree that these are better than RK27s, but not as good as an RK50 (but then they don't cost ~1K either). Penny and Giles is another one you could look at, though I've heard their pricing has gone up to near RK50 levels.

post #326 of 475

Thanks for the heads up! It's hard to stomach that price stateside too- makes me feel like I should drop for either 2 stereo pots or the RK50- go big / go home etc. etc.

 

And so I go'd big: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221260665389?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

I'm kind of regretting it right now though...guess this means I'd better build that T2?

post #327 of 475

Finding a reliable builder for the KGSShv can be a challenge. Especially considering

the likes of Fishski won’t touch HV or Tran who is just too busy. So I had to search out for alternatives.

 

I stumbled across Headincloud’s listing for his on-board, inquired about the possibility

of shipping overseas, but was informed it was no longer available. Just my luck, right.

Well, Geoff had other ideas and thus began our journey.

 

Initially Geoff had drawn up a proven design, which was simple and reliable,

but I had other ideas. More than willing to give it a shot we came up with a design 

with a smart look, completely inspired by Headamp’s current offerings. 

 

 

 

An all aluminum off-board w/servo. Polished front and top panel with the A-D 41-step attenuator.

 

HV Beginning Internals

HV Internals 2HV Internals 4

HV Internals 6HV Internals 5

KGSSHV F

Being a DIY project there was much risk doing the metal work, luckily, it turned out really great. Thanks to Justin for sharing his knowledge and experience in dealing with the metal. Learned a good deal and can fully appreciate how difficult it is to get Headamp quality.

 

Thanks to Geoff for putting up with my schiit, being flexible and getting things done right. I was rather lucky to find such a good builder and an utter gentleman. 

 

Hope you guys enjoy the pics, this was definitely a fun process.

 

 

And yea, it sounds  damn great. :L3000: 

post #328 of 475

Hi Para,

 

Excellent impressions,and glad you are more then satisfied

Pics are excellent

I know the wait was long,but,now,you are Endgame--RIGHT-lol

Use it in Good Health,

 

Mike

post #329 of 475
Gorgeous congrats Para
post #330 of 475
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Wow, that is quite a looker.  Congrats.

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