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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post
 

After tons of help from Avro_Arrow, and tons of dumb questions on various forums...

 

I present, the Twisted Pear Ventus EZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are actually the first pictures of a completed Ventus EZ I have seen online, I wasn't able to find any previous pictures of this amplifier for whatever reason

Its built with a Twisted Pear LCBPS, and an ALPS RK27, which is stylishly hot glued to its platform ;)

 

 

Case was cut with an Epilog Laser Cutter at school, I designed each piece individually, and since I haven't seen much case design, I figured it'd be cool to post a few pictures of the files in Illustrator aswell

 

 

 

 

Sorry if I uploaded way too many pics

That case shure is nice looking!

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Great job Dutch!  Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Good casework, Dutch! The innards however need rearranging badly. Keep everything that conducts AC away from the low level input wires!

post #9364 of 9701

Sweet.

post #9365 of 9701
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Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9 View Post
 

Very nice! Were you able to get rid of that hum problem you were experiencing? 

:smile:

My speaker / headphone switch works great.

Everything has been completed.  Buttoned up... finito. 

The Audeze LCD2 R2's sound amazing !  As do my 15 year old Thiel CS 1.5's

The amp is driving them just fine  and I like the sound better than the Zu Audio Soul 

Zero static / fuzz / snow / hum.

Stop the music and they're as quiet as a dead church mouse.

post #9366 of 9701
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post
 

:smile:

My speaker / headphone switch works great.

Everything has been completed.  Buttoned up... finito. 

The Audeze LCD2 R2's sound amazing !  As do my 15 year old Thiel CS 1.5's

The amp is driving them just fine  and I like the sound better than the Zu Audio Soul 

Zero static / fuzz / snow / hum.

Stop the music and they're as quiet as a dead church mouse.

 

I suggest a mini-meet at your house? :wink_face:

 

Do you have any idea how many watts your 300B amp generates?  I only ask because aren't your Thiels 4 ohms & 83db efficient?  My tiny SET amp could barely make them whisper :bigsmile_face:  

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Great job DutchGFX!!! I can't wait to see it and hear it in action at the NYC meet next month! We'll have to do a little DIY talk.

 

Here's something I just finished in time for the meet on the 9th... It's a world-wide venture courtesy of peeps mostly from diyaudio.com. ESS ES9023 based DAC board with JG Buffer designed by Curryman and Joachim Gerhard in Germany; Isolator/Re-clocker board designed by Acko in Australia; USB Combo384 transport by Amanero in Italy; Sigma 25 power supplies by AMB in Sunnyvale, CA and the chassis by a few peeps in Albany, OR. I slapped it all together and I'm thoroughly enjoying it with my "Wire" amp and LCD-2s...

 

 

 


Edited by Mullet - 10/14/13 at 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post
 

Great job DutchGFX!!! I can't wait to see it and hear it in action at the NYC meet next month! We'll have to do a little DIY talk.

 

Here's something I just finished in time for the meet on the 9th... It's a world-wide venture courtesy of peeps mostly from diyaudio.com. ESS ES9023 based DAC board with JG Buffer designed by Curryman and Joachim Gerhard in Germany; Isolator/Re-clocker board designed by Acko in Australia; USB Combo384 transport by Amanero in Italy; Sigma 25 power supplies by AMB in Sunnyvale, CA and the chassis by a few peeps in Albany, OR. I slapped it all together and I'm thoroughly enjoying it with my "Wire" amp and LCD-2s...

 

Woah.....that is absolutely beautiful! Really nice job on that!

 

Isn't the "Wire" just a gain circuit with no volume control?

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Thanks!

 

The Wire is a fantastic amp... It's compared to the O2 amp - a wire with (unity) gain and a buffer for higher current output. I highly recommend it.  In it's default setup it's at unity gain. I added a gain of two because my DAC at the time (Gamma-2) only outputs 1.6Vrms. You can add an attenuator - I did, or some people slap it in with a DAC and use digital volume control. With this new DAC at 2Vrms the extra gain isn't really needed.


Edited by Mullet - 10/15/13 at 7:14am
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Nice work Mullet. That's a whole lot of SMD work. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Mullet View Post

Here's something I just finished in time for the meet on the 9th... It's a world-wide venture courtesy of peeps mostly from diyaudio.com.

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Yes, very nice, neat build there Scott.

post #9372 of 9701
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Originally Posted by dsound View Post
 

 

I suggest a mini-meet at your house? :wink_face:

 

Do you have any idea how many watts your 300B amp generates?  I only ask because aren't your Thiels 4 ohms & 83db efficient?  My tiny SET amp could barely make them whisper :bigsmile_face:  

 

How about a maxi-meet in San Diego, Sat Nov 2nd?

However, I live an hour closer in OC, but it'll cost you pastries.

 

8 watts into 8 ohms, to clipping,  -60.5db floor

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Sometime things don't go well in the process.

 

Since everyone like a train wreak....

 

 

(I forgot to photograph the incinerated resistors.)

 

 

 

post #9374 of 9701

It's hard to believe but these Mundorf Silver Oil Caps are amazing.

There was and immediate sonics upgrade over the Solen fast caps they replaced.

A big difference!

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Built a nice switch with pupDAC built in. 

 

http://imgur.com/a/xFytk

 

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