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

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,346
    who doesn't like some good embly pics?!
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,187
    Here's my modded Belles 21A guts.

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    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,950
    Thats beautiful!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,253
    edited September 2020
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's my modded Belles 21A guts.

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    You could further improve on it by replacement of the Russian Electro-Harmonix tubes. Find some nice 1950-60's tubes and let the eargasm begin.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,187
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    You could further improve on it by replacement of the Russian Electro-Harmonix tubes. Find some nice 1950-60's tubes and let the eargasm begin.

    I have the Raytheon "Baldwin" 12AU7's in there now. They are fantastic! Maybe someday if I get boored and want to try tube rolling again I'll look for some.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,485
    edited October 2020
    I want to try this amplifier. SPL Performer s800. 185wpc into 8ohm. 285wpc into 4ohm. MSRP $3,200.

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    "The amplifier is equipped with an 855VA toroidal transformer. The power supply is equipped with a capacitance of 40800 µF for screening and electricity storage for faithful reproduction of impulse peaks."
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,168
    Looks pretty beefy for fairly short $ (or ¥, as the case may be).
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 756
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    Marantz PM11S3 Integrated
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    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,528
    Cool, @george daniel! 🤩

    That’s very different from all of the solid state stuff! 😉
    Alea jacta est!
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 756
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    Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve 600R Hybrid Amp
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 829
    That’s a pretty well-regarded amp!
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 756
    For good reason...sound is excellent!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,485
    PMC twenty.22 stock crossover:

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,253
    How do you like the Solen caps?
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,485
    I don't know. I don't have anything to compare them to.

    I'm not sure how much of a bottleneck the stock caps are, but the iron core inductors and cheap resistors aren't ideal.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,168
    They tend towards the bright in the places I've tried them.
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,893
    Here is a Wyred 4 Sound, STI-500 integrated amplifier that I picked up recently. This is a later V1 model.

    23 torx screws to take off the cover! You have to really want to see inside!

    Inside are two separate B&O IcePower 500ASP modules, each rated at 250wpc into 8ohms and 550wpc into 4ohms.

    The back panel has two boards for input switching and volume attenuation. They advertise a true resistive ladder for the volume control, but all I see is a chip for volume control...maybe I'm missing something but that is a bit misleading if it only uses a chip for attenuation.

    Otherwise, nicely laid out. Nice quality parts on all the boards. Front panel only has the optical encoder dial, a few buttons and the display. It is connected to the back with a long ribbon cable that actually lets you move the panel completely off and to the rear without disconnecting.

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    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; Amp: LSA Statement Integrated; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-3/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
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