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post #526 of 594
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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

 

From a practical, real-life use standpoint, nothing really. After all, none of these amps are glaringly bad. The test would mostly be of interest to those who obsess with details, who need every bit of validation that their amp is the best of the best. Kind of irrelevant, if one is happy with the sonic performance of their amp. After all, no one would buy a Patek for its timekeeping prowess. Still, since there seems to be so much ill will directed by a vocal minority of head-fi posters towards certain amps it might be actually be informative to put all these devices on the same testbench and gather some metrics - duke it out and then move on bigsmile_face.gif

 

I'm just sick and tired of reading pontifications on flawed designs, distortion, wire with gain, open-sourcing, etc. And while I'm on a rant here, can someone please ask Cavalli to tone those LEDs down a bit? If I wanted a laser pointer I'd buy one separately.

Serious case of the pot calling the kettle black...

post #527 of 594

A high end source IMO, brings some top amps closer together in SQ.

post #528 of 594
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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

 And while I'm on a rant here, can someone please ask Cavalli to tone those LEDs down a bit? If I wanted a laser pointer I'd buy one separately.

 

Which amp are you referring to specifically? Your LG? The LG, and the LL2 specifically, have LED's that are nowhere near as bright as the first stuff Cavalli made commercially, like the LF. Many people wanted softer LED's - Alex listened. bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by SoundFreaq - 3/16/13 at 3:45pm
post #529 of 594
^ all of the above. And like someone else before me has said, it's not just Cavalli amps but quite a few other devices.
post #530 of 594
Great, thanks for the input. Good to know.
post #531 of 594
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

By the summertime I should have the BHSE and Electra to go along with my LL 1 and KGSS. I'll also be spending some time with the prototype LL 2, and if I hear an improvement over its predecessor there's a chance I'll upgrade. As it stands however I find the LL 1 to be a fantastic amp.

I'll also have an Electra to go with the BHSE fairly shortly, maybe I'll get an LL as well.  The sound I'm getting out of my BHSE rig is tremendous and its hard to imagine anything beating it but I have been very impressed with EC and Cavalli gear in the past, especially the BA and the LG.  LL1 was very good too, a pretty close call with my KGSSHV though I think I liked the KGSSHV more for my listening tastes.

 

Seeing measurements (or the beginning of measurements) by third parties is refreshing.  Turning it into a pissing contest over who is more open source or who is more selfless sours things and is really not the point.  

post #532 of 594
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

I think pretty much everybody runs their LEDs way too bright.  I like them to look dull...I don't need them to act as a nightlight.

 

The BHSE's blue LEDs are way too bright for me. I've dabbed each of them with a black marker pen. Works a treat - now they're still nicely blue against the black plate, just more subtle.

 

And no, it didn't change the sound in any way ;-)

post #533 of 594
The latest Krell gear has obnoxiously bright blue LEDs
Even worse than before. They usually burn out in about 3 years
post #534 of 594

I prefer amber LEDs (or green) and agree that the ubiquitous bright blue LED's time has come and gone.

post #535 of 594
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

 

The BHSE's blue LEDs are way too bright for me. I've dabbed each of them with a black marker pen. Works a treat - now they're still nicely blue against the black plate, just more subtle.

 

And no, it didn't change the sound in any way ;-)

 

I hate bright blue LEDs - I think I might do what you did as it's totally reversible...

post #536 of 594

You could always insert a resistor in series with in of the LED's leads.

post #537 of 594
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Originally Posted by wink View Post

You could always insert a resistor in series with in of the LED's leads.

 

I think proper dimming is done by means of PWM as opposed to resistors. 


Edited by mwilson - 3/18/13 at 12:52pm
post #538 of 594

Ehhh how are you going to accomplish that?  This is DC we are talking about unless you like flashing LED's... 

post #539 of 594

why not add a arduino or similar small cpu board. use the analog input

from a pot to program the leds. Instead of just a simple resistor, lets

load it up with parts.

 

Maybe even a raspberry-pi with the wireless adapter and then program

the led intensity via ipad or iphone.

 

Much moar better.

post #540 of 594

Funny you should mention arduino, because at some point sticking one of them in an amp for remote control did cross my mind.

 

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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post

why not add a arduino or similar small cpu board. use the analog input

from a pot to program the leds. Instead of just a simple resistor, lets

load it up with parts.

 

Maybe even a raspberry-pi with the wireless adapter and then program

the led intensity via ipad or iphone.

 

Much moar better.

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