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

 

Me? I won't; I've given up on unobtrusive visual indicators. All hope appears to be lost.

 

But since summit-fi is seemingly a place to discuss the purest, perfect way of going about something, why not PWM biggrin.gif

post #542 of 594

Use a DCC model train controller.......

 

High tech for the sake of it...

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A guy I met here rigged up one of those boards to tell when the power grid was nearing capacity. He only had to stand near a transformer box for a minute. I should have asked him how he did it and rig one up connected to the 'net.

 

Ok, back on topic -- I'm sick of blue LEDs as well. Yellow or orange would look much nicer in most of these amps IMO.

post #544 of 594

Get a purple LED and be a hit with all the teenyboppers....

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Well I really like the blue LEDs on my black BHSE. And my wife likes them too - which, frankly, is the only thing that matters.

 

It was only the brightness aspect I wanted to tone down.   

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I've silver faceplates on my BHSE and the blue LED's don't seem that bright to me, maybe black faceplates enhance the brightness. 

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Personally, I close my eyes when listening to music.

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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I've silver faceplates on my BHSE and the blue LED's don't seem that bright to me, maybe black faceplates enhance the brightness. 

 

its the other way around, silver would make them appear brighter.  this is the first time i've heard someone complain about it.  they are VERY toned down in brightness.  any dimmer and they wouldnt be visible from angles.

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post #549 of 594

Dunno....looks bright to me.

Looking at the photos in your sig line, the BHSE blue LEDs are GLARING!

The red one on the Aristaeus is not. Maybe it was due to how the picture was taken?

FWIW - I like bright blue LEDs. biggrin.gif

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One way to deal with the brightness of LEDs is to put it behind a medium that is not entirely clear. This has been done before, but it seems most companies still don't get it. This is one aspect of my new Matrix X-Sabre that I appreciate even though it has nothing to do with sound. Compare the viewing angle which is just as bright at a hard angle as it is straight on, and compare the brightness to the Schiit Gungnir in the photos below. The LED on the X-Sabre is actually fairly deep inside and it uses a shaft of non-clear plastic to route the light to the front.

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Edited by Maxvla - 3/19/13 at 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by livewire View Post

Dunno....looks bright to me.

Looking at the photos in your sig line, the BHSE blue LEDs are GLARING!

The red one on the Aristaeus is not. Maybe it was due to how the picture was taken?

FWIW - I like bright blue LEDs. biggrin.gif

long exposure maybe?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/608009/tyll-hertsens-of-innerfidelity-com-demos-the-headamp-blue-hawaii-se-electrostatic-amp-w-stax-sr-009-headphones/sort/display_order/

 

you can barely seem them in this pic

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post #552 of 594

Since the LED's are recessed, the view from the side is dimmer. They appear brighter when viewing straight on. Either way, I've never had an issue.


Edited by Golfnutz - 3/19/13 at 1:33pm
post #553 of 594

in order to get the tube heaters to appear bright and glowy, you need to have a very slow shutter speed, which makes the LEDs in that photo look absurdly bright.  this does not reflect reality in the slightest :D 

 

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Originally Posted by livewire View Post

Dunno....looks bright to me.

Looking at the photos in your sig line, the BHSE blue LEDs are GLARING!

The red one on the Aristaeus is not. Maybe it was due to how the picture was taken?

FWIW - I like bright blue LEDs. biggrin.gif

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I dunno where all this is ledding...

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oops

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