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Aug 31, 2020 at 8:01 PM Post #26,356 of 31,324

koven

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Aug 31, 2020 at 8:15 PM Post #26,357 of 31,324

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Sep 1, 2020 at 2:37 AM Post #26,359 of 31,324

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Beautiful rig! Do I spy KEF LSX for nearfield speaker listening? How do you like them? I'm considering Audioengine HD3 as they are a little more compact and more affordable, yet have BT 5.0, AptX HD. None of that matters of course,, if they don't sound great!
 
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Sep 1, 2020 at 2:38 AM Post #26,360 of 31,324

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holytiger: The cardboard boxes behind the tubes will improve the sound in ways you simply cannot measure

True that. And I challenge asr to prove otherwise :D
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 7:36 AM Post #26,361 of 31,324

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Thank you. Trying to scale down a bit lol. At one point I had 5 cans and turntable on this tinny night stand. It was getting out of control. However, my daughter said goodbye to her MacMini so ............. I might try to set it up in here.:L3000:

I'm always amazed when I see expensive, high-quality components stacked one on top of the other, contributing to noise, interference and lack of heat dissipation. Separating components, as you have done, extends their lifespan and improves audio quality. And .... it's free!
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 1:09 PM Post #26,362 of 31,324

koven

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Love it. Can you tell me more about that 300b amp and this white audio rack?

Thanks it's a Woo WA33 amp, the rack I got from here.

James, man, you've always got the nicest gear cycling through your rack.

Hah I'm hoping this combo stays for a while. :p

Beautiful rig! Do I spy KEF LSX for nearfield speaker listening? How do you like them? I'm considering Audioengine HD3 as they are a little more compact and more affordable, yet have BT 5.0, AptX HD. None of that matters of course,, if they don't sound great!

Thanks I really like the LSX sound and size for nearfield, though you can't go wrong w/ Audioengine for desktop I think.
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 1:19 PM Post #26,363 of 31,324

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Thanks it's a Woo WA33 amp, the rack I got from here.
I knew that there was something different about that rack. You just don’t see that kind of quality too often. Beautiful amp. I’m a bit of a tube aficionado myself. I’m sure it sounds fantastic.
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 3:04 PM Post #26,364 of 31,324

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Wow, that company makes some gorgeous shelves!!!! similar to Mapleshade, I guess. When I was looking to invest in a decent unit, I found that they were out of my price range. I tried to source the wood to make my own, but the wood itself is very pricey. That's why I ended up going with wire racks and plywood shelves. Not as pretty but very functional and cost efficient.

"cost efficient" - heh, I guess I don't know my audience here!!! :wink:
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 3:08 PM Post #26,365 of 31,324

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I could use a new Iso platform though!
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 4:01 PM Post #26,366 of 31,324

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Isolation platforms are useful (to a degree) with turntables or tube gear. I wouldn't go crazy for any other application. On the cheap side you could use something like this.
 
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Isolation platforms are useful (to a degree) with turntables or tube gear. I wouldn't go crazy for any other application. On the cheap side you could use something like this.
It would be for one of my turntables. In fact, my Scout is perched upon a ButcherBlock Acoustics platform, which in turn rests on those foam pads (they are included with the platform).
 
Sep 1, 2020 at 6:14 PM Post #26,369 of 31,324

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Finished a new amp build, am I lame for still loving the HD650? I guess I spend all my money on DIY, I have the Auteur too but the HD650 flies high with a proper tube amp. Here are the high-level highlights on this one.

-GEC U18/20 tube-rectified passive CLCLCRC power supply featuring Lundahl chokes, Clarity Caps
-CCS loaded MH4 / REN904 / AC/HL gain stage with 4V DC heater regulator
-Miflex KPCU-01 copper foil - polypropylene - PIO coupling caps
-6A5G output stage, NOS Mills MRA10 non-inductive wirewound cathode resistors, Clarity Cap ESA bypass caps
-Lundahl LL1620 60mA output transformers
-Yamamoto teflon tube sockets
-Goldpoint V47 stepped attenuator
-Goldpoint speaker / headphone switch
-WBT speaker binding posts and RCA sockets
-chassis powder coated in Prismatic Powders "Stage Pass Bronze"

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Sep 1, 2020 at 7:14 PM Post #26,370 of 31,324

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Finished a new amp build, am I lame for still loving the HD650? I guess I spend all my money on DIY, I have the Auteur too but the HD650 flies high with a proper tube amp. Here are the high-level highlights on this one.

-GEC U18/20 tube-rectified passive CLCLCRC power supply featuring Lundahl chokes, Clarity Caps
-CCS loaded MH4 / REN904 / AC/HL gain stage with 4V DC heater regulator
-Miflex KPCU-01 copper foil - polypropylene - PIO coupling caps
-6A5G output stage, NOS Mills MRA10 non-inductive wirewound cathode resistors, Clarity Cap ESA bypass caps
-Lundahl LL1620 60mA output transformers
-Yamamto teflon tube sockets
-Goldpoint V47 stepped attenuator
-Goldpoint speaker / headphone switch
-WBT speaker binding posts and RCA sockets
-chassis powder coated in Prismatic Powders "Stage Pass Bronze"

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Beautiful! Wow! Sheeeesh!
If you haven’t, you might want to hook up with @johnjen at his DIY thread https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-diyrs-cookbook.781268/page-115#post-15835451
He’s gone way off the ledge with his purp-amp, which has been posted here a time or two.
 

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