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post #676 of 3704
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Originally Posted by Boringer View Post

As I recall, Shikada san told me that he will only assemble 3 units of TU per month.

 

Come to July, I believe three of our lucky friends will get their units respectively.

If my record is correct, then they could be GermanGuy, bmichels and woodcans.

Any news for you unit guys?

Hardly await for your impression... beerchug.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post


Unfortunately no new news here. No shipping notification, etc. will update when applicable.

 

Just sent an email to Shikada to ask for the delivery date. i really hope that i am really on the early julys list :-)

post #677 of 3704

Wow GermanGuy, what a collection you have there.

Those Lorenz and the Red Label are really teasing me. biggrin.gif

post #678 of 3704

I think with the existence of TUR-06, Shikada san must be pretty occupied now.

 

Anyhow, let's wait for his feedback then. popcorn.gif

post #679 of 3704

Son now that I have ordered the right tubes thanks to the help of ianmedium, I need to get a proper cable to connect my source (AK100) to the TU-O5.   

 

--> Does the quality of the cable makes a difference ?  What source for a good short cable can you suggest ? 

post #680 of 3704
Toxic Cables (OCC silver with Viablue connectors).
post #681 of 3704
GG, fantastic! The last new lorenz looks identical to mine with one exception, the metal tube inside of mine is gunmetal grey but the actual tube is identical, the first has a smooth plate but I bet it won't make any difference, I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

So, two of us now own the illusive Lorenz's, I am so happy you found a set. What a fantastic looking collection of tubes, I am especially looking forward to hearing your thoughts on red label Valvo's as well and the Telefunkens!
Congratulations!

As to interconnect cable. I tried silver and am a huge fan of toxic cables but I found silver a little harsh for my tastes with this amp but that is not to say others may not. I have been using a Cardas HPI cable and been enjoying it greatly. I have a Kinber GQ-mini CU cable on the way to compare. I have always liked the sound of Kimber Kables stuff so it will be interesting to hear this one.

But I do feel a better quality interconnect has benefits, not as great in my experience as different tubes but there are some.
post #682 of 3704

I have a 1 ft. version of this cable one the way, except with Oyaide RA plugs. 

 

 

 

post #683 of 3704
Woodcans, that looks a great cable, BTG audio is a new one on me, I really like the second connector, mind I had the right angle one on one of my Toxics and it was bullet proof!

edit.. Just checked his website, wow, really good value and quality components.. Much better value than a certain company from a wet state who shall not be named wink.gif
Edited by ianmedium - 7/2/13 at 7:16am
post #684 of 3704
To be perfectly frank, though, if you're ordering a bespoke amp and a bespoke interconnect, why not go for BNC or LEMO? Both are better than a ropey 3.5mm "consumer" connector...
post #685 of 3704
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

To be perfectly frank, though, if you're ordering a bespoke amp and a bespoke interconnect, why not go for BNC or LEMO? Both are better than a ropey 3.5mm "consumer" connector...

 

 

So that it fits into 'bespoke' amp's input jack:

 

post #686 of 3704
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Son now that I have ordered the right tubes thanks to the help of ianmedium
, I need to get a proper cable to connect my source (AK100) to the TU-O5.   

--> Does the quality of the cable makes a difference ?  What source for a good short cable can you suggest ? 
With this amp, the position of its input I would not recommend a cable under 10 inches in total length (including connectors) for stationary at home use. In fact if your going to use it portable with Shikada sans beautiful case probable ten inches would be the shortest run I would be comfortable with also. I like a length this size so that it allows me to be able to pick up my player to look at tracks whilst listening.

Here is how I listen, Cane chair at the end of my bed. I have a bed with flat wooden end pieces so rigged up my cradle for this specific application.

AppleMark

Normally the cable is tucked in so that it is not out like that, it does not get in the way of the volume control at all. Everything is in easy reach, my arms rests on the tartan blanket and my hand is right by the volume control and unit.. After all, listening should be a completely relaxing prospect eh!

ANd once again, I do apologize for my terrible construction skills, one day soon I am going to make something to the standard of Andy's!
Edited by ianmedium - 7/2/13 at 7:32am
post #687 of 3704
Sorry, I was under the impression that your amp was still in the process of being built (in which case the appropriate connector could also be fitted).
post #688 of 3704
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

To be perfectly frank, though, if you're ordering a bespoke amp and a bespoke interconnect, why not go for BNC or LEMO? Both are better than a ropey 3.5mm "consumer" connector...

Its a really tight fit in that part of the amps structure as the transformers are there as well as the very large ( it measures over an inch wide inside ) volume pot as well as battery and then all the point to point wiring though I guess you could go the route of Ericd's and have the case extended to accommodate the larger connectors but then it starts getting complex and more expensive. The 3.5mm jack he uses for the input has proved faultless for me, though in best practice I do not keep unplugging that one which is why I really encourage the separate power switch option for the output, much stronger!

Here is an old shot of the inside of the case.

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post #689 of 3704
On a BNC chassis connector, most of the hardware is on the outside of the case. Looking at that picture, it might just fit.

As far as I am aware, BNC connectors constitute the "gold standard" of signal level connectors...
post #690 of 3704
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

I have a 1 ft. version of this cable one the way, except with Oyaide RA plugs. 

 

 

 

 

Ah, Brian's work.  Very nice...

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