Third times a charm?

Gots a new thing in pieces!

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So far...
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Aaron
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,795
    Cool! Keep me in mind if selling eventually becomes an option. I passed on the first 2 offerings. Now I'm on a waiting list.

    Anxious to see the build progress

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,242
    Nice
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,200
    Looks like fun!
    Which model did you go with?
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    Silver stereo.

    Blake - I’ll keep you looped in and you’re #1 on the list,

    Another step done.

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    Aaron
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,407
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. :tongue:
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. :tongue:
    You are young, young Jedi. Experience, it will come.

    Yoda Trioda
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    Lol... Blake... Brock...

    I’m a moron..
    Aaron
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    Tonight’s progress. Directions for this are terrible, doable, but terrible.

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    Aaron
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,795
    I knew who you meant. Looking good!

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    Directions?! Ever see the Venn diagram describing men and directions?

    There is no intersection.

    ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    Directions:
    Step 1:
    I don't mind that you have to figure out where the proper resistors go on the board - read schematic, place proper resistors. Insure you have a MM.
    Step 2: build the chassis...what? when done with step 2 you've successfully built the chassis. There is nothing in it but you've built the chassis. If you've mounted the circuit boards you have a chassis with two circuit boards in it but no connections or connectors.
    Step 3: place the connectors - maybe step 2 should go at the end?

    Now realize that the pictures are not of the connectors you have. Wing it.

    Step 4: wiring... "use some wire". ok...I can do that, but how much? Do I have enough?

    I think the major whoops is step 2 - it needs to go later in the build.

    Again - doable...but could be so much better!

    I'm at step 1.5 - realize that step 2 is in the wrong spot and how do I figure out how much wire to use with it disassembled so at assembly I don't come up short or have an extra 10' of wire in here.

    Bitchin' session over...
    Aaron
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,407
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. :tongue:
    You are young, young Jedi. Experience, it will come.

    Yoda Trioda

    HA! Love the Star Wars reference.
    I actually fully disassembled a receiver the other day (an Onkyo TX-V940) down to every single board, and actually put it back together! My skills are increasing!! :wink:
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,242
    edited August 9
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. :tongue:
    You are young, young Jedi. Experience, it will come.

    Yoda Trioda

    HA! Love the Star Wars reference.
    I actually fully disassembled a receiver the other day (an Onkyo TX-V940) down to every single board, and actually put it back together! My skills are increasing!! :wink:

    But does it work???
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,407
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pieces.
    are.
    good.

    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. :tongue:
    You are young, young Jedi. Experience, it will come.

    Yoda Trioda

    HA! Love the Star Wars reference.
    I actually fully disassembled a receiver the other day (an Onkyo TX-V940) down to every single board, and actually put it back together! My skills are increasing!! :wink:

    But does it work???

    uh... I-uh... hmm... well... ye-no. :wink:
    But in my defense, it was already broken when I started. The only reason I took it apart was to find something amiss... but, alas, there was nothing to be found.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,844
    ALL212 wrote: »
    Tonight’s progress. Directions for this are terrible, doable, but terrible.


    Nice work but you need a refresher course on symmetry. Phillips screw heads should all be clocked in the same position. :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    I had to throw the whole thing away... I couldn't get all the screw heads clocked right.

    Finis… The directions just plain suck but it is doable.

    Wire layout just prior to mounting the back panel:
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    Cat 5 wire to led, their "speaker connection" wire to power supply, Mogami from inputs and a stripped out Canare wire to the speaker outs.
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    Back panel completed:
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    The Back of the back - middle connector does nothing but fill a hole. Use that for balanced in on mono's.
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    The Front of the front - that switch - does nothing but fill a hole. Power switch is on the back where it should be.
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    It plays! Will need to put it on something other than the test rig to see what it can do.






    Aaron
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,844
    Kewl! Nice work! I really dig the bat handle switch! We'll have to think of an alternate plug for the front panel switch.

    BTW, nice you see you got some class..... :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,795
    Nice!
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,868
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    Kewl! Nice work! I really dig the bat handle switch! We'll have to think of an alternate plug for the front panel switch.

    BTW, nice you see you got some class..... :D
    How about a power meter with a soft blue glow...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,844
    How about a power meter with a soft blue glow...

    The answer, right here!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    Kewl! Nice work! I really dig the bat handle switch! We'll have to think of an alternate plug for the front panel switch.

    BTW, nice you see you got some class..... :D
    Quickly, Robin! The Bat Handle Switch!

    :|
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    BTW, nice you see you got some class..... :D

    I thought I got shots to keep me safe from that!
    Aaron
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    edited August 11
    I gave it a real job. Volume on pre @ 3 o’clock

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    Aaron
  • warrenwarren Posts: 592
    Not when its my gear. For me, pieces means that it may never be assembled correctly ever again. You paid your money and took your chances ...
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,844
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I gave it a real job. Volume on pre @ 3 o’clock


    Sweet jebus, IIRC 88dB sensitivity? What a workout!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    And now a bit of crow...kinda.

    Found out the 1.6 build directions had yet to be done and are not yet released. So...you release a build without direction? No wonder I was a bit confused and aggravated.

    That back switch is for flipping between balanced and not balanced. Since I am not balanced and don't intend to be balanced it stays.

    The switch of the front is, indeed, the power switch on a normal build. I am also not normal so it stays as is, unused.

    BAJEEZUS!!!

    On the other hand - this thing is nice. The Carvers have its temp up a bit but nothing has caught fire yet. I've been listening for a couple of hours and no fatigue and no bitchin.
    Aaron
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,844
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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,417
    SCompRacer wrote: »
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    so, so close...

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    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 772
    What is really ironic is that, other than wiring and upgraded caps, I intended to build this stock.

    Oops . :#
    Aaron
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