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  1. As a rule of thumb try and keep the transformer as far away from the amp boards as possible. Board placement depends a great deal on whether you’re building a two box or one box chassis. Implementing a two box with an an external psu you do have the luxury of having the amp boards at the back close to the inputs and like Pars mentioned you can then use a long shaft for the volume pot. Btw I’ve not had any had hum issues when using fully encapsulated transformers.
  2. Late to the party. Happy Birthday Steve!
  3. I use the Hakko FRF-301 as well, I need a few more tips to compliment for different scenarios, but very happy with mine aside from being a little pricey.
  4. Had the Expanse for a few days, I like them a real lot, the best headphones I’ve heard to date. This is a new dawn and a bleak future facing my E-stats longevity. I was thinking these would compliment the SR-007 MK 2 / Carbon but this really is a take over.
  5. Having owned a DCA Aeon Noire for a while the DCA Stealth got me interested. I like what Dan is trying to achieve, with the introduction of the Expanse I couldn’t resist the urge to buy another flagship. So I have an Expanse incoming, will be pairing it with a CFA2. I do not like the dicky naming of the products, minor gripe hopefully I’m happy with what the Expanse brings to the table being that I love what the Noire achieves at its price point. Will be updating with impressions when I’m ready, has anybody heard or owned a DCA Stealth or Expanse?
  6. The black front panel looks amazing! Congrats!
  7. This one cuts. Farewell Olivia.
  8. RIP Judith Durham. Will be missed dearly.
  9. You can either use split or a single GRHV psu board, your choice there is no difference, just layout choices. The amp pcbs are 1 channel per board, you’ll need 2. You don't have to use a GRLV, you can use the onboard 15V circuit that is included as part GRHV psu.
  10. FYI I have enough to get by at the moment, good luck with the group buy!
  11. RIP Isabella. What a beautiful dog, well loved I’m sure, she looks so happy!
  12. When I get home after this weekend, I’ll check my stock, see if I need a top up.
  13. shit awful disease, sorry for your loss Chris.
  14. https://goldensound.audio/2022/07/04/kevin-gilmore-cfa3-headphone-amp-measurements/
  15. You could put rocks in it. https://audiophile.rocks
  16. There is no generic or universal enclosure as such. I recommend having a look at modushop, the pesante dissipante range could be the ticket. But you’ll need to tap heatsinks and drill holes for the panels. Modushop customise as well, so you could have everything done there from your drawings. eBay is another good source for enclosures. Front Panel Express is a great company for getting drilling of your panels done, you need to work with their proprietary software which is downloadable and fairly easy to use. Unfortunately none of this is cheap...
  17. Kimber Kable won me over
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