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post #61 of 151
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Originally Posted by dsavitsk View Post


Right now, the Black Diamond is just an experiment. It may turn into a something real this fall. However, the acrylic cases are just a form of rapid prototyping. They are probably too fragile to be used for production. frown.gif Expect metal and wood.

frown.gif Use tougher acrylic. 

post #62 of 151
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However, the acrylic cases are just a form of rapid prototyping. They are probably too fragile to be used for production. frown.gif

 

Don't let Dennis hear you say that.

 

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se

post #63 of 151

Got to admit Amps seem to look great dressed in acrylic.

post #64 of 151

I recently auditioned both the L2 & DSHA-1 and was super impressed.  These amps are small in footprint, a dream to operate, and sound wonderful with both my R10 & Qualia.

post #65 of 151
Thread Starter 

The newest proto BD and Walnut were indeed gorgeous in acrylic:

 

 

 

Sound is really lovely from this combo.  Was very impressed with what the buzzword-less Walnut DAC could do.  Having a DAC/amp with matching look and form factor doesn't hurt either.

 

Side note- got a gorgeous pair of R10 in recently and have been putting it through its paces with Doug's amps.  Let the Summer of Doug continue.

post #66 of 151
They are very handsome units indeed! smily_headphones1.gif

Andy.
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The newest proto BD and Walnut were indeed gorgeous in acrylic:







Sound is really lovely from this combo.  Was very impressed with what the buzzword-less Walnut DAC could do.  Having a DAC/amp with matching look and form factor doesn't hurt either.

Side note- got a gorgeous pair of R10 in recently and have been putting it through its paces with Doug's amps.  Let the Summer of Doug continue.
post #67 of 151

Love those transformers sticking through the chassis... kind of feels like:

 

post #68 of 151
Mercy me, that's rather attractive design right there. Hope the acrylic work stays for production units!
post #69 of 151
I've seen the prototypes personally recently and they
Look even better than the pictures. A very neet irredecent
Green under led lighting. Very cool
post #70 of 151
Thread Starter 

I like how it parallels (or perpendiculates) the two tubes sticking out of the L-2.

 

The cinemags sticking out kind of remind me of high top fades actually:

 

 

I do like the look a lot but who knows what it will end up looking like in production.  I kind of equate it to skeleton watches - they're nice when the internals are actually worth showing off.  In Doug's case, they definitely are, even though there's less to show when its SMD than the original BD - this is a good thing, both for the form factor (less wide, maybe a little deeper) and parasitics.  

 

Edit - Iridescent is a perfect description.  Like a butterfly's wings or a peacock's plumage.  It's hard to capture with an old junker camera and equipment, but its there.


Edited by Radio_head - 7/31/13 at 1:21pm
post #71 of 151

Suppose it kinda works in two ways really.

You don't even need to take the tops off....You can see exactly what's under the hood. Secondly Yes when on it would give off an Iridescent glow, as described by radio_head,  hypnotically taking you on a tour of some different place when one is fully enveloped in the music.

post #72 of 151
Still working on the final, but I think the footprint is going to stay pretty much as-is. Acrylic has the benefits of being inexpensive and easy to work with, but it can scratch and break. Also looking into glass, or more wood and aluminum. Something should shake out sooner than later.

For the neat glowing effect, there is new light guiding acrylic designed for just this purpose. Biggest issue would be that scratches would glow.

post #73 of 151

Any chance of getting a 4-pin XLR jack as an output option for us balanced cable users?

post #74 of 151
The light guiding acrylic would look spectacular and I'm sure that as long as potential purchasers were warned about glowing scratches they wouldn't have an issue with it.

I'm ready to pre-order now!

Andy.
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Originally Posted by dsavitsk View Post

Still working on the final, but I think the footprint is going to stay pretty much as-is. Acrylic has the benefits of being inexpensive and easy to work with, but it can scratch and break. Also looking into glass, or more wood and aluminum. Something should shake out sooner than later.

For the neat glowing effect, there is new light guiding acrylic designed for just this purpose. Biggest issue would be that scratches would glow.

post #75 of 151

Is the moving sale still going on?  If so, what's currently left?

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