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post #886 of 893
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I drape a silk scarf over Polaris when not in use. Same with WA6 in MBR.


Great way to generate some potentially circuit damaging static discharge.  

 

Silk and acrylic are pretty high on the list:  triboelectric effect

post #887 of 893
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Great way to generate some potentially circuit damaging static discharge.  

 

Silk and acrylic are pretty high on the list:  triboelectric effect


Hasn't happened yet. Not everything's that written comes true.

 

Actually -- thanks for the heads-up. I will keep an antenna out for static build-up.  :wink_face:


Edited by CanadianMaestro - 8/5/15 at 4:30pm
post #888 of 893
I just placed my order for a Polaris today. Jeremy has been very helpful answering many questions I've emailed this week. I intend to use it between a Dragonfly and my Noble 3. Maybe try my X5 as a source as well.
post #889 of 893

It's powerful enough to drive the HE-6, but is it powerful enough to drive the HE-1000, TO IT'S MAX capabilities though? Obviously if it can drive the 6 it will drive the 1000 because the 1000 is more efficient. To what extent is the golden question though.

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I just placed my order for a Polaris today. Jeremy has been very helpful answering many questions I've emailed this week. I intend to use it between a Dragonfly and my Noble 3. Maybe try my X5 as a source as well.

 

Well? How do you like it? I love mine. 

post #891 of 893

Hey,  Sorry I took so long to respond, but have been busy.

 

I like it.  I had it running between a Wavelength Proton and a OPPO PM-3 I was borrowing.  I mainly bought it for using my Noble 3 as it is very sensitive and I hear noise on most systems.  I feel it opened up the soundstage a bit, and I like the ability to adjust the gain and output.  I played a lot with it on different settings.  I was really surprised at how much louder it pushes with the module off.  I have some new wireworld cables coming and will continue to try it.  I need to spend more time with it, there are so many settings to adjust, I want to continue playing around so I can find all it has to offer.

post #892 of 893
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Hey,  Sorry I took so long to respond, but have been busy.

 

I like it.  I had it running between a Wavelength Proton and a OPPO PM-3 I was borrowing.  I mainly bought it for using my Noble 3 as it is very sensitive and I hear noise on most systems.  I feel it opened up the soundstage a bit, and I like the ability to adjust the gain and output.  I played a lot with it on different settings.  I was really surprised at how much louder it pushes with the module off.  I have some new wireworld cables coming and will continue to try it.  I need to spend more time with it, there are so many settings to adjust, I want to continue playing around so I can find all it has to offer.

Great isn't it.

You probably already know that if you want to fine tune the input gain up or down to make full use of the vol pot you can purchase dip-8 sockets (I think Jeremy does them) and insert your own resistors to suite different recordings. I made several from 10kohm to 60kohm.

I think the stock one that came with my Polaris was about 22kohm (could be wrong there), so there's lots more fun in store for you with this fabulous sounding, versatile Polaris!

post #893 of 893

Thanks for the tip.  I had Jeremy ship it with a 10k installed for me.  So far, I can switch that off, and have more than enough volume control.  Mainly I have it on, and have been trying different settings.  There is a lot of adjustments available and I will have have fun trying them all out.  

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