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  1. johnwmclean

    Who has an end game setup?

    Why Why no ess love, you old drunken bum.
  2. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    I was referring to the semiconductors...
  3. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    The company I was sourcing a quad of treasures had run out of stock and offered these tubes (elecdol) as an alternative. They claim and in there own words...   “We have elecdol 6CA7, also pick out from the shuguang treasure tubes, the test parameters will be better.”   I’m guessing the...
  4. johnwmclean

    The Stax Thread III

    Indeed. I bought his BHSE btw.
  5. johnwmclean

    Amplifiers shootout for Stax 009 (Eddie Current Electra, AudioValve RKV + WooAudio Wee, Stax SRM727 / SRM007t2)

    If subjective analysis through listening or the atheistic look wains, try some good old circuit research. At the end of the day the net value of your listening pleasure is all that counts. For me personally I like a well implemented design with strong technical sense. Any watch will tell the...
  6. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    With hot plugging burning flesh is a good indicator that something is wrong.
  7. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    I'm getting the EXTRA UNTESTED version, shippings loads quicker.
  8. johnwmclean

    Review: Cavalli Liquid Lightning

    Alex,   Does the LL pose a safety concern? KG and Stax amps are voltage and current limited at the output jack. Do your designs follow a similar safety feature?   Cheers, John
  9. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      Yep. This is what its come too I’m afraid.
  10. johnwmclean

    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    2C As the schematics stand the KGSSHV circuit functions flawlessly. A faulty KGSSHV amp is well, just a faulty amp. Refer to the schematics and fix it, after all this a DIY project, with no company or business front to take the blame.
  11. johnwmclean

    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    No. The refinements have been functionality and sizing. The build can be customized though, from balls to the wall to a modest on-board version, depending how deep your pockets go.
  12. johnwmclean

    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    I know the builder you’re referring too, I think... It was one of the earlier builds, from lil knights first boards runs. A lot has progressed since with reducing the risk of arching, better techniques, updated PCBs etc. The KGSSHV is always evolving, and none of them are identical whatsoever.
  13. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      Bahaha. Just keeping the pixie dust at an even keel.      At a guess they’d be some kind of additional buffering through SE outputs even if all DACs are firing, probably adding some flavour into the mix.
  14. johnwmclean

    Comparisons of the Liquid Lightning and KGSSHV Solid State Stax Amplifiers

    dBel84 what are the upgrades from LLmkI to the LLmkII specifically? I think this would be informative.
  15. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    Interconnects and sockets are only a part the connection, your amp and DAC utilise specific components for fully balanced and SE circuits. So whilst your comparing your cables, you are also comparing two completely different audio standards and circuitry. Theoretically there would be more of a...
  16. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    I think faster transients get misinterpreted for brightness.
  17. johnwmclean

    Woo Audio 234 MONO monoblock amplifier official release

    Two stepped attenuators for left and right channels?  
  18. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

      IMO the BHSE is just perfect with the 009’s, I’m a fairly loud listener and have found nothing that the 007 MK1 did better within my collection. In fact I’d confidently say the BHSE and 009 are as good as I’ve ever heard any system. People will always be polarised over what they perceive as...
  19. johnwmclean

    Mods for SR-009

    Quote:   There is no audible noise through the headphones at all. I listen at max volume and control digitally .
  20. johnwmclean

    Mods for SR-009

    Quote:   Of course, as any honest transducer would.
  21. johnwmclean

    Mods for SR-009

    Quote:   Mechanically dead quite. A buzzing transformer is a fault and should not be considered typical.
  22. johnwmclean

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    I’d still be very wary of current stock out there that hasn’t been quarantined by rogue sellers.
  23. johnwmclean

    The Stax Thread III

    Pint too many of the good stuff?
  24. johnwmclean

    Twisted Pear Buffalo II DAC (EU only)

    That is a superb build at a bargain price.
  25. johnwmclean

    Question about amps for the Stax SR-009

    Quote:     Looking forward to this.
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