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post #826 of 3536

love it! and what a nice idea as we already have a world wide distribution chain!

post #827 of 3536

Yes! And, don't forget the distributors' discount!! ;)

post #828 of 3536
I have been exploring more about isolation of the amp. After all, the tubes a prone to external vibrations more than solid state.

I was in my local lumber store today and noticed they had little oak cones which are used to plug holes. They have some material turned from the body so they look like a squat toadstool!

I purchased a bag of them( I think around thirty in a bag for less than $4! Got home and had the idea that the recessed part of the cone would fit in the Brass olives (the rings one joins copper pipe with) and they did, nice and snug. This assembly then rests on my wooden support that I made, the points of the cones touching the bottom of the amp, two at the front where the Transformers are and one at the back.

This feels an improvement over the brass olives alone. There is a little more weight and body to instruments and a sense of ease to the musical delivery that has also improved!

So, if you fancy oak cones then instead of $30 for 3 of Russ Andrews cones you can spend $4 on a bag of thirty!

Here is what I have rigged up.. Very amateur compared to our resident Genius GG who continues to impress me with his ingenuity and capabilities, my hats off to you sir!

AppleMark
post #829 of 3536

My TU-05 should be shipped end of the week tongue_smile.gif   

 

... Modified just for me with 2 input jacks with different sensibility ( - 6dB  &  0 db) to deal correctly with sources of different output voltage.

 

post #830 of 3536
Oh thats fantastic! I love that these amps can be customized to the owners individual needs!
post #831 of 3536

That is really a great idea.  Can't wait to hear your impressions...

post #832 of 3536

Interesting, I wonder if there is any possibility to add rca inputs from a2p directly to make it a true transportable amp, at home on your desk or out and about hooked up to your dap of choice.

 

Maybe it's not worth it, I mean having an rca to 1/8" cable is not a big deal.

post #833 of 3536
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Originally Posted by kcee View Post

Interesting, I wonder if there is any possibility to add rca inputs from a2p directly to make it a true transportable amp, at home on your desk or out and about hooked up to your dap of choice.

Maybe it's not worth it, I mean having an rca to 1/8" cable is not a big deal.
It's been done!
Here is a link to Eric's modified amp, quite special indeed!
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-paper-2-discussion-and-appreciation-thread/270#post_9487190
post #834 of 3536
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


It's been done!
Here is a link to Eric's modified amp, quite special indeed!
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632518/analog-paper-2-discussion-and-appreciation-thread/270#post_9487190


That's cool. It looks like he did it himself. I wish a2p would offer it as an option. Maybe I'll ask when I place my order if it is possible.

I have some technical knowledge and skills with electronics but I am not confident enough to take on something like that.

post #835 of 3536
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Originally Posted by kcee View Post


That's cool. It looks like he did it himself. I wish a2p would offer it as an option. Maybe I'll ask when I place my order if it is possible.
I have some technical knowledge and skills with electronics but I am not confident enough to take on something like that.

You know, I think it was just the changing of the cables inside that he did as Shikada San posted an image of this unit on his Facebook page before shipping.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.364193780359072.1073741825.262588443852940&type=1
Edited by ianmedium - 7/8/13 at 5:16pm
post #836 of 3536
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


You know, I think it was just the changing of the cables inside that he did as Shikada San posted an image of this unit on his Facebook page before shipping.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.364193780359072.1073741825.262588443852940&type=1


Awesome thanks, I will definitely mention it when I place my order. That would be an ideal setup for me.

post #837 of 3536

If the reports back from those of you receiving amps in the next week or so are favourable then I will most probably attempt to revive my ailing credit card and place an order. I am somewhat clueless about the pros and cons of the stock configuration and modifications that people are requesting. If anyone has any comments on the changes they may have requested and the reasons why I would find that helpful.

 

This will be a multi-stage process for me with upgrades in earphones, amplifier and DAC.  Because of where I am located all of the purchases will be made without hearing any of the gear.  I have done this previously with other audio acquisitions and the results have been poor however it is what it is.

post #838 of 3536

as time goes by - reading this thread i just recalled how everything started. i originally joined head-fi after by chance i bought a final audio design piano forte viii at the this years high end fair in munich. soon after that i had the problem that none of my amps seemed to fit the requirements or give me the sound experience i was expecting, so i joined the final audio appreciation thread and asked for a recommendation for an excellent amp. soundfreaq wrote a nice welcome message and asked another member with greater experience to answer my question. i got the recommendation to have a look at the analog2paper tu-05 by someone with the alias 'ianmedium' !!!

 

(cannot send him enough thank you's for that)

 

so i joined this thread with my first post on page 17. some time and 40 pages later i can say that i would really miss this thread if not existing  and all of you here sharing all the ideas, experience, humor, the whole spectrum of topics, the open and friendly style!

 

and now ... wow ... only some days left and i will have the amp (and lots of tubes) at home to listen to.

 

p.s. i have reactivated my dslr photo and macro equipment to post some nice pictures of the amp after i got it and maybe to join the fad piano forte photo contest (i bet never reaching the level of woodcans exceptional images). at least i did some functional tests so here you can see a picture (out of camera, only resized, uncropped, unedited) of what happens with a fad pf viii if you have not used it for a long timesmile.gif:

 


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/9/13 at 12:25pm
post #839 of 3536
What growth medium (not aural I trust) is in your Piano Forte's and were the seeds airborne or deliberately planted?!? wink.gif

Cheers,
Andy.
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as time goes by - reading this thread i just recalled how everything started. i originally joined head-fi after by chance i bought a final audio design piano forte viii at the this years high end fair in munich. soon after that i had the problem that none of my amps seemed to fit the requirements or give me the sound experience i was expecting, so i joined the final audio appreciation thread and asked for a recommendation for an excellent amp. soundfreaq wrote a nice welcome message and asked another member with greater experience to answer my question. i got the recommendation to have a look at the analog2paper tu-05 by someone with the alias 'ianmedium' !!!

(cannot send him enough thank you's for that)

so i joined this thread with my first post on page 17. some time and 40 pages later i can say that i would really miss this thread if not existing  and all of you here sharing all the ideas, experience, humor, the whole spectrum of topics, the open and friendly style!

and now ... wow ... only some days left and i will have the amp (and lots of tubes) at home to listen to.

p.s. i have reactivated my dslr photo and macro equipment to post some nice pictures of the amp after i got it and maybe to join the fad piano forte photo contest (i bet never reaching the level of woodcans exceptional images). at least i did some functional tests so here you can see a picture (out of camera, only resized, uncropped, unedited) of what happens with a fad pf viii if you have not used it for a long time:smile: :


post #840 of 3536
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

What growth medium (not aural I trust) is in your Piano Forte's and were the seeds airborne or deliberately planted?!? wink.gif

Cheers,
Andy.

 

i think it's the hope to have a best of best amp here soon!

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