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post #121 of 199
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

how close is "besides it?" directly against it? semi-near it? on the same table? in the same room?
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I suppose for me, about 12 to 24 inches!! My mast is quite a way so e phone is possibly sending a stronger contact signal. Then again, I've also heard it on other gear. After Christmas, you could try wrapping it in the Turkey's tin foil. Very cheap enclosure. wink.gif

Or turn the phone off and leave a 'do not disturb' message? tongue.gif
post #122 of 199
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Originally Posted by iancraig10 View Post


I suppose for me, about 12 to 24 inches!! My mast is quite a way so e phone is possibly sending a stronger contact signal. Then again, I've also heard it on other gear. After Christmas, you could try wrapping it in the Turkey's tin foil. Very cheap enclosure. wink.gif

Or turn the phone off and leave a 'do not disturb' message? tongue.gif

yay! thanks for the specific measurements :)

 

have a merry xmas

post #123 of 199

I have had my phone right next to the ember and have never had a problem with it.  I am saying within inches here, like three or so.  Like I said my phones not so smart, but it doesn't interfere with my music.  If it did it would not be with me.  Music first, contact with the outside world later.  Merry Christmas everyone.  Don

post #124 of 199

The distance to the mast also has an effect. If you are (like me) in the middle of nowhere, the phone sends out a powerful signal to reach it and keep in contact. Even I have to put it very close and then again, my MF V8 also picks it up and that's boxed!!

post #125 of 199

What DACs are you guys pairing with the Ember?

post #126 of 199
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Originally Posted by campj View Post
 

What DACs are you guys pairing with the Ember?

I use an ODAC

post #127 of 199

I use an ODAC too

post #128 of 199
Yeah, that's what I was thinking about getting... either that, or some swanky expensive DAC/amp combo. Looks like ODAC it is. You guys saved me a lot of money! smily_headphones1.gif
post #129 of 199

new project sunrise III & project horizon III out if anyone is interested!

 

also, quick question. is there any worries of damaging headphones or the amp when turning on/off this amp? i read some random things about tube amps requiring special protocol when turning on/off & i'm not too sure how accurate the person is.

post #130 of 199

safest bet and easy with a wee bit of forethought , unplug headphones after every use. turn on amp to warm up  THEN plug in headphones.

 

something I like to do as well is turn vol pot all the way down after listening.

 

with the power this puts out, I would not be the least bit surprised if you had vol pot turned up high that it could kill your cans, turning on the amp. not sure just my assumption.

 

vol pot to minimum, plug in cans. its become habit for me at this point with ANY can/amp combo. better safe than sorry and its SO easy.

 

not been around in awhile see this ODAC mentioned a LOT, I currently use the AUNE amp/dac ... this one

is the ODAC better?


Edited by MaN227 - 12/24/13 at 11:12am
post #131 of 199
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

new project sunrise III & project horizon III out if anyone is interested!

 

also, quick question. is there any worries of damaging headphones or the amp when turning on/off this amp? i read some random things about tube amps requiring special protocol when turning on/off & i'm not too sure how accurate the person is.

 

 

Yes! I saw that they are planning a solid state amp as well, I cannot wait!

 

 I have the Sunrise 2 and pair it with dt880's. It's a phenomenal amp for sure. I really wish more people would give these guys a try, they are the real deal!

post #132 of 199

here is more info on size. straight from the horses mouth.

 

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The PCB is 4.25 / 5.25" Most any enclosure is a rather custom fit as our PCB's are quite thick and would not slide into any so just choose something larger than the PCB.

 

not sure what having this info will do being as the pcb is thicker than the norm.

 

was also told they are working on "solid" enclosures for all their amps.

 

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We are working on a metal enclosure option for all of our amplifiers however the tube, and large caps will still be exposed (tube being exposed is generally what causes interference issues)

 

time will tell.

post #133 of 199
Is there any word on when the solid state amp and the metal enclosures will be available? Before May (hopefully)? biggrin.gif
post #134 of 199
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

The review-unit Project Ember got in a couple of days ago, and I have to say it's one of the coolest-looking DIY-type amps that I've ever seen. I didn't think I would like the open-frame-style chassis but it's not that bad, and the plexiglass top is just awesome.

 

I'd post initial impressions but I recently got new headphones (Sennheiser HD598 and Shure SRH1540) and I'm adjusting to them as well. So I'll just post a pic for now. Since most of the pics I've seen have been annoyingly dark, I decided to make it annoyingly bright. :p

 


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Your impressions about Ember paired with AD2000 will be appreciated! I'm a new AD2000 owner and Ember seems to be very good tube solution for them!


Edited by remilio - 12/26/13 at 5:10am
post #135 of 199
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Is there any word on when the solid state amp and the metal enclosures will be available? Before May (hopefully)? biggrin.gif

sorry mate, not as of yet, but ... perhaps. may is 5 months away, not sure how fast availability will arrive.

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