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  1. Made some multi-coated front panel recently. This is a small project @ang728 and I ran together. This is our first attempt to try multi-coated for the front panels. I don't know if this kind of finishing will start to peel off in longterm. We'll see. We are thinking making more interesting colors, too. Maybe "Hulk" green or something like that... The blue one has tapered feet while the red one has real spiked feet.
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  2. Many years ago when I was first getting into the headphone audio hobby I was told by a headphone amp manufacturer "who are you going to believe, me or your lying ears"?
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  3. I think mine is already finished but I need to touch up something. My pocket CFA.
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  4. Yeah. Lol. Buy a yellow gold Day Date and they’ll let you look at a Pepsi GMT. Maybe.
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  5. Best part of Rolex announcements this year is the suggestion from Rolex that we go to our local AD to try on the new sports models..
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  6. Sounds like they're trying to steer customers to stuff that doesn't sell to clear out inventory... Anyway, never heard the Jade 2 so I can't judge, but having lived with the L700 for a couple of years, I think you'll be happy. Maybe not the last word in technicality or accuracy but a very engaging, vivid, and musical sounding headphone that I've enjoyed about as much as anything I've had over the years. Very punchy and dynamic sounding too.
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  7. Hifiman reliable? The markup must be super high on them for spout such nonsense...
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  8. Chassis just arrived. Looking good.
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  9. Another Gilmore CFAE is first powered up. No smoke, no POP, no drama. I used the first GB split PCBs for this build. All part values per the PCB. Powersupply for the moment is a BHSE from an old KGST: B+ = +353.8; B- = -358.1 Left Channel Offset: +7.19/+10.53; Balance: 3.34; Bias(mA): 8.28/8.24/8.23/8.15 Right Channel Offset: +8.42/+8.91; Balance: 0.49, Bias (mA): 8.35/8.23/8.68/8.60 After an hour, heat sinks are barely warm to the touch. Hooked up with an iPhone X direct input as source and STAX 207 it sounds very promising. Will swap in a TKD volume pot soon to see if things improve ditching the distal volume control. Thanks to all, especially Kevin, Congo5, Joachim, Michael, and Jose.
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  10. I experienced something pretty phenomenal yesterday afternoon. I was hanging out with friends on the last afternoon of the March 2019 Texas Mile watching the last few racers remaining make passes. The conditions were good....very good. Steady tailwind and the temps were dropping. The current record holder, a last gen Ford GT that's been Gulf Oil colors (my personal favorite livery) beat his prior record over the weekend...went 297 over his 293mph. Ungodly speeds for a standing mile (and lets not forget there is the whole stopping thing over limited real estate). Well....the team ticked off a 300.4mph pass...HOLY COW!!! The crowd was a bit thin but we all lit up. My friends and I were watching mid-track and listening to the announcer as the marker speeds were called out. Absolutely thrilling moment for me personally and I think for many of the mile racers there. vroom vroom... HS
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  11. Thanks folks. Aerial picture of old and new “mini T2”. The new just got a top plate, looks rather nice when newly polished. Small holes in front of small tubes are for trimmers. I drilled two 6.5mm holes in the old to plate (between big tubes) for the balance servo jumpers. Made this jumper with a piece of cable and heat shrink.
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  12. Here's some pics of the power supply inside a Canon build...
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  13. To the right is a just finished mini T2. Transistors mounted direct onto heat sinks. Inner width is 159 mm (6.26 in). Most of the components are moved from my first amplifier with in kitchen made boards, including the small LEDs and diodes. Heat sinks, all connectors (STAX, Neutrik, Amphenol) are from one of my full size DIY T2 (RIP – I’ll build a new one with all original parts) This is my third mini T2. The building process has been straight forward. The only thing is that left channels of all the three amplifiers have a bloody annoying hum during the first minutes after start up. I’ve no idea what causes it.
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  14. Perhaps they could farm out the servicing to Cavalli........... I hear they have lotsa experience in that department.........
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