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post #331 of 483

Thanks dudes. :biggrin:

post #332 of 483

Most excellent looking amp! Your SR-007s should be really singing now with that amp!

post #333 of 483

Welcome to the Kevin Gilmore's club. A very exclusive one may I add! :D

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Welcome to the Kevin Gilmore's club. A very exclusive one may I add! :D

As my builder has said 'without Kevin Gilmore we'd be no where.' Proud to own one of his designs.

post #335 of 483

Thank you paradoxper for that excellent write up and your kind words. – I never thought my cardboard mock ups would be online!

The KGSShv does not seem to get the attention it deserves here in UK/Europe.

Perhaps it’s because there are few around so you cannot easily see or hear one.

You have to have some experience and confidence to build a high voltage stat amp, but I have found it works as intended if built carefully.

Dr Gilmore has given us an excellent circuit design and although not inexpensive it is a taste of the high end.

I have found it to be superior to all systems I have had before when used with Stax SR-007.

post #336 of 483

I have built 2 KGSSHVs having had minimal experience in electronics before.

They were my first real builds, besides a couple of Cmoys and cross feeds, and although they were not exactly easy, if you are careful soldering and think and plan your build, you will be rewarded with wonderful sound.

The DIY community here at head-fi is shrinking, and that is a real shame. I encourage everybody to try, start small and move into more complex projects as you become more experienced.

It beats buying commercial stuff anytime.

post #337 of 483

Yes,  thanks for that encouragement, there is also plenty of advice and help from the h-c community.  Gilency very kindly sent me a summary of advice and tips when I did my first.

 

Off to London to deliver negura's now!


Edited by headinclouds - 2/22/14 at 10:37pm
post #338 of 483

My KGSSHV is finally here! So many thanks to headsinclouds for the excellent build. This is an off-board, 1800V, 10mA build.

 

I also had the chance to compare 4 Stax headphones with it today: Early 007 MK1s, Later 007 SZ1 MK1, 007 MK2 and 507. This was with some very interesting and unexpected impressions in regards to the headphones. 

 

I will post some pics shortly, but first impressions are very pleasing. For now all I will say is one better like the sound of their DAC.


Edited by negura - 2/23/14 at 10:18am
post #339 of 483

Lovin' it!

Geoff, hurry up and get that cube-build built, so we can have the trifecta. 

post #340 of 483

It should be a dead heat for sound quality, but if you're angling for a beauty competition, behave.

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It should be a dead heat for sound quality, but if you're angling for a beauty competition, behave.

Everyone knows the silver sounds cleaner. :wink:

post #342 of 483

Dear friends,

 

Could you tell me, please, how much dose KGSSHV DIY parts cost? And where I can buy it all in one in USA? Thank you very much!

post #343 of 483

1k dependent on casing

 

mouser

post #344 of 483

And where I can buy this?

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