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post #301 of 1452

Thanks project86! I'd love to have a quality DAC with multiple outputs and the DA8 is pretty much at the top of my list. It looks very promising.

post #302 of 1452
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Cant wait... mine should arrive in 2 weeks... Hopefully this will replace my Concero to Theta Chroma 396 combo. I found the Concero to lack bass and not image as well as the Theta, which is 20 years old btw. But the Concero was more refined up top, yes lacked the dynamics because of the bass. The disadvantage is the Theta top can get unruly and there is no playing hires files. Will try the Concero into the DA8 too.
 This was all on my external speaker setup which is quite good. These: http://www.evolutionacoustics.com/loudspeakers/mmmicroone/
Solid State amp is this: http://www.wellsaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/close2.jpg
Speaker Cables (the bomb!!): http://triodewirelabs.com/american-speaker-cable.html
Plus power cables: http://triodewirelabs.com/audiophile-power-cable-ten-plus.html

Plus my Mac/Hackintosh: http://www.tonymacx86.com/home.php
hmm missing anything...
No power conditioners.. though I should have something.. 

Psyched!!!!
Interesting amp. Looks like you'll be in for a treat. I'd consider getting some means of protection atleast, you never know...

The H10 imo is serious bang for buck. It's got voltage regulation which line conditioners typically don't offer, it's also got isolated banks which imo provided a better blackground. My load is at 40% with 120 being the maximum, and I literally power everything in my room without having the unit blink past 40%.
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Who makes the H10? Lightning hit our house about 3 weeks ago. Luckily it didn't burn any of my audio equipment. It did ruin a touchscreen for my exercise bike and a laser printer.. it (laser printer) works but burned out the ethernet connection so I cant print to it. Electric sparks literally popped out of the outlets. But I hear you. Have to protect the goods.

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Who makes the H10? Lightning hit our house about 3 weeks ago. Luckily it didn't burn any of my audio equipment. It did ruin a touchscreen for my exercise bike and a laser printer.. it (laser printer) works but burned out the ethernet connection so I cant print to it. Electric sparks literally popped out of the outlets. But I hear you. Have to protect the goods.

 

APC makes it. The H15 is not much more, has more protection (higher ratings) but is ultimately the same thing. Seems worth the extra $60 or whatever the normal increase, unless you can find the H10 on one of those crazy $99 specials they have done in the past. 

post #305 of 1452
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Who makes the H10? Lightning hit our house about 3 weeks ago. Luckily it didn't burn any of my audio equipment. It did ruin a touchscreen for my exercise bike and a laser printer.. it (laser printer) works but burned out the ethernet connection so I cant print to it. Electric sparks literally popped out of the outlets. But I hear you. Have to protect the goods.
Given that your house was hit by lightening, I'd say getting power management is a necessity.

Here's my H10
Edited by DarKen23 - 9/25/13 at 11:26am
post #306 of 1452

And be aware that 90% of surge protectors out there are trash. Look for ones with very high joule ratings. I have this one. At ~ 4000 joules it can handle 5 to 10 times the surge most standard surge protectors can.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812107141

post #307 of 1452
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Oh, and I forgot to mention - H15 has an actual LCD display for showing settings, incoming/outgoing voltage, etc, rather than the light up bars on the H10. I believe the H15 uses the same display as my S15 which is pretty useful at times. 

post #308 of 1452
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And be aware that 90% of surge protectors out there are trash. Look for ones with very high joule ratings. I have this one. At ~ 4000 joules it can handle 5 to 10 times the surge most standard surge protectors can.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812107141
The H10's surge joules@4720
post #309 of 1452
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The H10's surge joules@4720

 

Nice. Those are good specs.

post #310 of 1452
What would be your opinions on power conditioners such as the P18 and their ability to handle surges/lightning?
post #311 of 1452
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What would be your opinions on power conditioners such as the P18 and their ability to handle surges/lightning?

 

These other guys can tell you a lot more about power conditions but look for the joule rating that we've mentioned. A high joule rating around 4000 should mean it can handle large surges.

post #312 of 1452

I use a Belkin on my main system downstairs. Has an LCD screen. Is the APC better or are they about the same...

Its ridiculous... between my computer and my audio system upstairs there are like 24 plugs. Something like that and I have all the giant cords.. It looks like that scene from Brazil (movie) when Robert Deniro is working on that wall with the billions of wires

post #313 of 1452
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What would be your opinions on power conditioners such as the P18 and their ability to handle surges/lightning?
The P18 was an option for me as well, however--I went with the APC H10 because it has 12 power inputs whereas the P18 has only 4, the P18 also does not have AVR (Automatic voltage regulator) and only works as a surge protector as well as a line conditioner. Im not sure on how much joules the P18 is capable of.
Edited by DarKen23 - 9/25/13 at 12:54pm
post #314 of 1452
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I use a Belkin on my main system downstairs. Has an LCD screen. Is the APC better or are they about the same...
Its ridiculous... between my computer and my audio system upstairs there are like 24 plugs. Something like that and I have all the giant cords.. It looks like that scene from Brazil (movie) when Robert Deniro is working on that wall with the billions of wires
Its much better than the Belkin imo, if you are referring to the Belkin home theater model. I would advise you to get the H15 since you are more prone to lightening strikes.

Woot! I didnt realize I hit 500 posts. I dont know if thats a good thing though redface.gif.....
Edited by DarKen23 - 9/25/13 at 12:56pm
post #315 of 1452
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Its much better than the Belkin imo, if you are referring to the Belkin home theater model. I would advise you to get the H15 since you are more prone to lightening strikes.

Woot! I didnt realize I hit 500 posts. I dont know if thats a good thing though redface.gif.....

 

Congrats.. I think so I have the PF60 or some odd model. They seem to be equally priced. Conditioning is a whole other world, you can spend ridiculous money

wallah: http://www.musicdirect.com/p-15562-shunyata-hydra-triton-power-conditioner.aspx

Congrats on 500

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