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Should the transformer hum cause any worry from a functional standpoint? Is there any problem if I simply don't mind the hum?

post #317 of 348
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay. So a2 preamp out to phono in, correct?

No.

 

Edit: Unless you did mean RCA.


Edited by paradoxper - 3/3/13 at 2:45pm
post #318 of 348
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post

Should the transformer hum cause any worry from a functional standpoint? Is there any problem if I simply don't mind the hum?

 

Not that I can think of; it's just the mechanical hum of lamination. Functionally, with the volume all the way up and in high gain mode, mine is 99.9% dead silent through headphones. 

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Do you guys know what these splotches would be? 


Hmm, interesting. White powdery residue on an item from California? Not sure I wanna know... wink_face.gif

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Hmm, interesting. White powdery residue on an item from California? Not sure I wanna know... wink_face.gif

That could explain the K9 unit following the FedEx truck that brought me mine and the 'telephone repair truckwink_face.gif' parked accross the street for the past few days.

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That could explain the K9 unit following the FedEx truck that brought me mine and the 'telephone repair truckwink_face.gif' parked accross the street for the past few days.


Remain calm! Wipe the A2 clean and quickly drill two holes in the top. Slide some tubes thru the holes and tell the Feds it's only a Lyr. If they start looking closely, poke the K9 dog in the eyes "3 stooges style" and run out the back door. eek.gif

 

Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!* biggrin.gif

 

 

 

*obscure movie reference


Edited by OldSkool - 3/8/13 at 7:34pm
post #322 of 348
I can only hear a hum if I put my ear like 3 inches from the amp no problems
post #323 of 348

News from track and trace - my Asgard 2 is on the way from customs to me popcorn.gif - and my new HD650 arrived todaysmile_phones.gif - listening time, and it can only get better.

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^^ Nice!! That's quite a pair of packages...biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by KlausInDK View Post
News from track and trace - my Asgard 2 is on the way from customs to me popcorn.gif - and my new HD650 arrived todaysmile_phones.gif - listening time, and it can only get better.

 

I'm looking forward to your impressions! 

post #326 of 348

Picked up yesterday, allowed to burn in for 8 hours (while I was working) and then listening time with the new HD 650. One word - Wonderful! And it got better and better through the evening. I have never heard so many details and such vast dynamics in Beethoven's violin concerto with Hillary Hahn and Bernstein L3000.gif. What to chose this evening? - lots of possibilities.

 

My A2 (serial number 215) has no traces of physical hum at all - can it be another transformer as mine is for 230V and 50 Hz?

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Originally Posted by KlausInDK View Post

Picked up yesterday, allowed to burn in for 8 hours (while I was working) and then listening time with the new HD 650. One word - Wonderful! And it got better and better through the evening. I have never heard so many details and such vast dynamics in Beethoven's violin concerto with Hillary Hahn and Bernstein L3000.gif. What to chose this evening? - lots of possibilities.

 

My A2 (serial number 215) has no traces of physical hum at all - can it be another transformer as mine is for 230V and 50 Hz?

Am I seeing a trend - 220V/50 Hz transformers do not have hum? I saw at least a few posts reporting that. I feel jealous... evil_smiley.gif

post #328 of 348
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Originally Posted by KlausInDK View Post

Picked up yesterday, allowed to burn in for 8 hours (while I was working) and then listening time with the new HD 650. One word - Wonderful! And it got better and better through the evening. I have never heard so many details and such vast dynamics in Beethoven's violin concerto with Hillary Hahn and Bernstein L3000.gif. What to chose this evening? - lots of possibilities.

 

My A2 (serial number 215) has no traces of physical hum at all - can it be another transformer as mine is for 230V and 50 Hz?


Ummm, I hate to be nitpicking, but Hahn would have been about eleven when Bernstein died.  Her recording of the Beethoven does come with Bernstein's Serenade, which he wrote.

post #329 of 348

Sorry, you are of course right. She is playing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Zinman. My bad not reading the cover!


Edited by KlausInDK - 3/11/13 at 2:09pm
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I'd say it turned out pretty good...

 

 

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