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post #76 of 1625
Subscribed! Looks like I have the S.E.X with c4s upgrades in the stir~

The Yulong DA8, HD800, and fully upgraded S.E.X looks very promising biggrin.gif
post #77 of 1625
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Sounds nice. I'll be able to give you an idea of S.E.X. with similar high end setup (Matrix X-Sabre DAC and Beyer T1s) soon. Single-ended only though without modifying the S.E.X.
post #78 of 1625
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Sounds nice. I'll be able to give you an idea of S.E.X. with similar high end setup (Matrix X-Sabre DAC and Beyer T1s) soon. Single-ended only though without modifying the S.E.X.
Awesome, Ill look for that. Are you using a passive preamp?

Also, I really do hope that c4s upgrade addresses the bass department otherwise I may reconsider. Its going to be tough to accept anything less from what the A18 offers in terms of bass.
Edited by DarKen23 - 10/12/13 at 3:43am
post #79 of 1625
Thread Starter 
I'll be using the Bottlehead Quickie or no pre-amp (depending on Quickie SQ).

I am looking forward to C4S impact on bass too, but already prefer SEX over Crack despite some drop in bass. Everything is just so clean and transparent, although T1s are a little warmer than HD800s so it might get too lean with HD800s. I might have to try some once the C4S is installed.
post #80 of 1625
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Awesome, Ill look for that. Are you using a passive preamp?

Also, I really do hope that c4s upgrade addresses the bass department otherwise I may reconsider. Its going to be tough to accept anything less from what the A18 offers in terms of bass.

 

 

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I'll be using the Bottlehead Quickie or no pre-amp (depending on Quickie SQ).

I am looking forward to C4S impact on bass too, but already prefer SEX over Crack despite some drop in bass. Everything is just so clean and transparent, although T1s are a little warmer than HD800s so it might get too lean with HD800s. I might have to try some once the C4S is installed.

I'll be looking forward in anticipation of both your experiences as I may jump on the S.E.X. wagon myself in the future :tongue_smile: I know Ken will be in for a treat with what him and I have in the works :L3000:

post #81 of 1625
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Who's Ken and what DO you have in the works? 😉
post #82 of 1625
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Who's Ken and what DO you have in the works? 😉

I meant DarKen23, and for now it's a secret until he decides to spill the beans ;)

post #83 of 1625
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Who's Ken and what DO you have in the works? 😉
I meant DarKen23, and for now it's a secret until he decides to spill the beans wink.gif
post #84 of 1625

Hey Doc, I can't help myself but I'm sure others would be interested in this as well. Could there be a snowflake's chance in hell that you would entertain a balanced tube amp offering by chance?

post #85 of 1625
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Hey Doc, I can't help myself but I'm sure others would be interested in this as well. Could there be a snowflake's chance in hell that you would entertain a balanced tube amp offering by chance?

Just get a couple of Cracks and bridge them.

se
post #86 of 1625
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Just get a couple of Cracks and bridge them.

se

Ahh yes, great idea! :)

post #87 of 1625
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Ahh yes, great idea! smily_headphones1.gif

I thought so. Any reason a Crack can't be bridged? That's what most "balanced" amps are, just pairs of amps bridged and put in a single chassis.

se
post #88 of 1625
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I thought so. Any reason a Crack can't be bridged? That's what most "balanced" amps are, just pairs of amps bridged and put in a single chassis.

se

Yeah thinking further about it now, It would be very nice to have a pre-fab single chassis option that would be more pleasing to the eye.  It would also open up the possibility to sell many different types of upgrades and addons too. After all, Doc has to make some greenbacks for it to be a viable option ;)

post #89 of 1625
Yeah, they're built on a simple plate so easy peasy. Just size accordingly. Unless for some reason Cracks can't be bridged.

se
Edited by Steve Eddy - 10/13/13 at 8:22am
post #90 of 1625
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Yeah, they're built on a simple plate so easy peasy. Just size accordingly. Unless for some reason Cracks can't be bridged.

se

Yes very true. I'm still a newb with amplifier design, but the only issue that i can foresee would be the wiring of the Crack's MagneQuest transformers i suppose? :confused: What would be your logic that they may not be able to be bridged?

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