Show me your ****(embly), and let me get in your guts baby!

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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,152
    edited November 2011
    Not sure if I posted this before; did a search and nothing popped. One of Ed's (ESavinon) SRT controllers. Shot years ago when he stopped here on the way back from one of his famous cross country acquisition road trips.:cheesygrin:

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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,274
    edited November 2011
    My 5 watt DIY restored tube amp.


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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,775
    edited November 2011
    Dang Jeff, that Pio is NICE!!!!!!!
    "....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)
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,274
    edited November 2011
    Dang Jeff, that Pio is NICE!!!!!!!

    Yeah, it was a nice unit. I sold it about a year ago after I got the NAD amp.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    I am so impressed with my recent Onkyo A-5VL integrated amp purchase that I bought a second one to use in my bedroom. I even felt compelled enough to write a review on Amazon (which I never do). Today I took the lid off to take some photos of it.

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    Dual mono design with two transformers:

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    (4) 10,000 uF caps, 2 per channel:

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    Two high quality Burr-Brown PCM1796 DAC's:

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,853
    edited August 2012
    Thanks Rick for the pics. This thread is too cool!!!
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    Thanks Rick for the pics. This thread is too cool!!!

    Agreed, it is very cool!! And audio **** is almost as good as a photo of a beautiful woman...lol...........
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • lanchilelanchile Posts: 566
    edited August 2012
    Make it simple...Make it better!
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,775
    edited August 2012
    lanchile wrote: »
    This is my diy passive integrated amp!

    Looks pretty cool!
    "....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)
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,088
    edited August 2012
    Looks pretty cool!

    +1 :loneranger:
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • lanchilelanchile Posts: 566
    edited August 2012
    Thanks guys! so far I have spent around $600 in parts. My last update was the potentiometer, now it has a TDK. I know with that kind of money I could buy a nice commercial amp, but this diy amp kicked my Bryston's B60 butts that is over $2k and beside it is unique lol!!! it is a small passive integrated amp 2 1/2 H X 8 W X 12 D. The amp kits are the M400 take a look the specifications:http://hdamp.com/M400.html
    Make it simple...Make it better!
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,775
    edited August 2012
    lanchile wrote: »
    Thanks guys! so far I have spent around $600 in parts. My last update was the potentiometer, now it has a TDK. I know with that kind of money I could buy a nice commercial amp, but this diy amp kicked my Bryston's B60 butts that is over $2k and beside it is unique lol!!! it is a small passive integrated amp 2 1/2 H X 8 W X 12 D. The amp kits are the M400 take a look the specifications:http://hdamp.com/M400.html

    Pretty cool but I dont have the skills to assemble such a kit. Thats why I come here :smile:.... to make those kinds of connections :redface:
    "....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)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,148
    edited August 2012
    lanchile wrote: »
    Thanks guys! so far I have spent around $600 in parts. My last update was the potentiometer, now it has a TDK. I know with that kind of money I could buy a nice commercial amp, but this diy amp kicked my Bryston's B60 butts that is over $2k and beside it is unique lol!!! it is a small passive integrated amp 2 1/2 H X 8 W X 12 D. The amp kits are the M400 take a look the specifications:http://hdamp.com/M400.html
    Awesome work! DIY is a blast, and I cannot wait to take on my next project. Thinking I might go for a preamp next time.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,775
    edited August 2012
    Awesome work! DIY is a blast, and I cannot wait to take on my next project. Thinking I might go for a preamp next time.

    There's a shocker lol.... :wink:.. what ever happened to the SDA with ribbon tweeter speaker... I think that should be next..

    I look forward to whatever you end up doing.... you know I will try to make one myself someday lol....
    "....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)
  • lanchilelanchile Posts: 566
    edited August 2012
    Awesome work! DIY is a blast, and I cannot wait to take on my next project. Thinking I might go for a preamp next time.

    Thanks! I would strongly recommend you to use TDK in your pre-amp. I did try Alps, Noble and TDK potentiometers and the TDK are way,way better than Alps and a step above of Noble potentiometers. They cost more money ,but it is worthy the extra $...
    Make it simple...Make it better!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,148
    edited August 2012
    The ribbon SDA will require a massive amount of skills I do not currently possess. I am finding the dipole designs to already have much of the same characteristics as SDA's have anyway, at least to my feeble ears.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,148
    edited August 2012
    I will take the tip to heart Lanchile... I am looking at throwing a grand worth of tubes at my Sunfire to see if I can wake it up first, but from what I have been reading, the amps mine are based off of tend to roll off on the highs, Don't know why that is, but I will be checking with Bob to see what he says.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited August 2012
    Goldpoint is another great attenuator.

    Did you use carbon pots in your amps like Bob does? If so, bypass them.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,148
    edited August 2012
    I did not put in volume attenuators on my amps. I saw no need for them so long as I have balance controls on the pre.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited August 2012
    Good.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    edited September 2012
    Not mine, but I'd love to own it.

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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    edited September 2012
    Not mine, but I'd love to own it.

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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,589
    edited September 2012
    I've got an interesting piece of equipment, pictures of which I want to post on this thread as soon as I can dig it out of the closet and take the photos.

    A little tease: Perhaps an iPod precursor?

    More to come later; I hope later today, but maybe tomorrow.

    Cheers!
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    This is the inside of my Dared MC-7P preamp:

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    And this is the inside of my Dared MC-7P after I upgraded all the coupling caps with Auricaps:

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    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,079
    edited September 2012
    NAD C316BEE:
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    Beautiful! :biggrin:
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