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post #16 of 170

Anyone? Any updates? Anything?

 

Best,
Adam

post #17 of 170

Thanks for reminding me...I need to order one!

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post #18 of 170

Intrigued by this as it looks like a reasonably compact way to build a balanced amp with enough power (in theory) for something like the HE-6s.  I sent a couple questions to Craig at EC.  Won't be a cheap build (not when compared to the cost of something like an Emotive X-100) as the OPA541s are about $20 a pop.  Although the build will be cheaper than a balanced B22.

post #19 of 170

If you are considering building something with input transformers odds are good you have long ago placed a higher value on quality than how cheap something is. 

post #20 of 170

Plenty of other chips out there that are better in most aspects and cheaper too.  Just build a 4 channel gainclone and call it a day.  If you want to use a SE input, want it to be cheap and don't care about the quality you can wire up some simple DRV134 stage to do that. 

post #21 of 170
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post

If you are considering building something with input transformers odds are good you have long ago placed a higher value on quality than how cheap something is. 

 

I very much appreciate, desire, and will pay for high quality, but I am also a cheapskate.  This is a very tough hobby for me to be in because of that :)  

 

I'll focus on finishing my B22 for now.  I also have project ADD.

post #22 of 170

If someone still interesting, the monolith is ready.

post #23 of 170

I would love to know the results as well as some pictures biggrin.gif

post #24 of 170
Same I'd love some info
post #25 of 170

Still tempted, but looks like it will be $300 before casework if you need the input transformers.  $200 without them.  Then again, this is similar to a $3500 amp.  Then again, that $3500 amp gets ridiculed by many.

post #26 of 170
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Still tempted, but looks like it will be $300 before casework if you need the input transformers.  $200 without them.  Then again, this is similar to a $3500 amp.  Then again, that $3500 amp gets ridiculed by many.


May I ask what $3500 amp? lol

post #27 of 170
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May I ask what $3500 amp? lol

 

 

The Dorkstar. 

post #28 of 170
Well does the Darkstar sound good? Lol i dont care if its ridiculed, just has to sound good
post #29 of 170
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Well does the Darkstar sound good? Lol i dont care if its ridiculed, just has to sound good

http://www.head-fi.org/t/565779/review-ray-samuels-audio-dark-star-solid-state-headphone-amplifier

http://www.headfonia.com/voltage-monster-ray-samuels-dark-star/

post #30 of 170
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Well does the Darkstar sound good? Lol i dont care if its ridiculed, just has to sound good

 

The ridicule is because the Dorkstar could have been made better by a bad designer. 

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