Crack #4

ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
No clever name for this one yet. It's pretty much a standard Crack with upgraded components but everything is moved around for the bigger plate.

This won't be as upgraded as the BAC version - just no room to get that crazy.

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Output caps will be paired so one set on top of the plate and the other set below. Last power supply cap is 450uf so that I can keep the output caps smaller - these will measure out to 79uf per channel instead of 100uf. With the 300 ohm cans this should work just fine.
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Wiring is about 75% done.
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Aaron
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,894
    Like crack you just keep coming back for more of those kits eh
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    edited May 20
    It ain't called CRACK for nuttin'! It's just a fun build. Simple enough that moving things around is a challenge but still doable.

    The box it's on was for another crack build but math got in the way and it didn't fit the standard crack plate. It's been laying around for a couple of years and it was time to put it to use.
    Aaron
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    That's one of the best excuses I've ever heard for acquiring an audio project. Second only to, "I had an unused power outlet."
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 397
    Perfect! I’ve got some scrap 2 x 4s in the shed...What can I build?
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    ooooo...I've got both open outlets AND 2x4's!!!
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited May 20
    Sweet jebus, # 4.... I kinda expected exotic wood cap supports.

    Kinda like.... the caps in the cradle.... :D

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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    And the cradle should be spiked.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    And the caps isolated from the cradle with Sorbothane.
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    msg wrote: »
    And the caps isolated from the cradle with Sorbothane.

    No cradle but there is a plan in place to keep the caps off of the plate using some cushion material.

    I'll take a shortcut and just spike the caps!
    Aaron
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    ALL212 wrote: »
    No cradle but there is a plan in place to keep the caps off of the plate using some cushion material.

    I'll take a shortcut and just spike the caps!
    If you're not a hack, you'll do this with the unit powered up. And wet hands.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,659
    msg wrote: »
    And the cradle WILL ROCK !!!.

    Fixed it for you Scott

  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    edited May 20
    msg wrote: »
    ALL212 wrote: »
    No cradle but there is a plan in place to keep the caps off of the plate using some cushion material.

    I'll take a shortcut and just spike the caps!
    If you're not a hack, you'll do this with the unit powered up. And wet hands.

    Can I wear my steel grounded boots and necklace?
    Aaron
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    MY EYES! MY EYES! GAAAAAH!!!
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited May 20
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    Post edited by SCompRacer on
    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: 1,145
    edited May 20
    Seems “extreme”. Maybe next one.

    It works!!

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    @msg tinfoil panties...
    Aaron
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    Guts
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    Aaron
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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,835
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    How's it sound?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,894
    Like schitt
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    Needs some breakin time but it’s nice...very nice!
    Aaron
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,979
    Love your crack! :smile: :smile:
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    Awwww... thanks!

    And the headphone amp, what about it?
    Aaron
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,979
    ALL212 wrote: »
    Awwww... thanks!

    And the headphone amp, what about it?

    Uh, that too I guess! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,557
    Very nice! What cans are you powering with this?
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    I started with the Senn HD650's but am using the ZMF Auteur now. I do think the speedball will get installed sooner than later. Mids/upper registers are good but the lower mids/bass is loose/wobbly/not tight.
    Aaron
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,145
    That is an incredibly clean build!

    We done. Speedball installed and the BH badge is attached.

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    Aaron
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  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,557
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I started with the Senn HD650's but am using the ZMF Auteur now. I do think the speedball will get installed sooner than later. Mids/upper registers are good but the lower mids/bass is loose/wobbly/not tight.

    That's awesome! Very nice setup!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    ALL212 wrote: »
    That is an incredibly clean build!

    So nice somebody snatched it up already!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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