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

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,808
    How do you like the Solen caps?
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,949
    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: 29,761
    They tend towards the bright in the places I've tried them.
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,922
    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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    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,607
    edited February 3
    Musical fidelity kw hybrid preamp

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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,265
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    Should have kept mine, you don’t see Dodd gear for sale very often.

    Still a little **** with his attitude when I met him at RMAF, he had to have been having a bad day.

    R.I.P.
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 223
    Just pulled my Jeff Rowland Model 1 out of storage. I had it upgraded with the new front end boards a few years back. Still sounds great!!!

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    Martin Logan CLS-IIZ w/Kinergetics SW800s
    Rowland Model 8
    Krell PAM-1
    Oppo BDP-105 (using as a DAC)
    Nottingham Mentor with Origin Live Enterprise Mk 2 and Ortofon Vienna
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,144
    edited February 19
    Sony CDP-650ESD always astounds me. 19 lbs of pleasure…
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Benchmark DAC1, Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW110 , Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade); Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,193
    edited February 19
    engie490 wrote: »
    Jeff Rowland Model 1
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    Are those power supply fuses? Can't tell but if you're in the "better power cables sound better" group those should be upgraded. If you have any fuses in the output stage like that, they are sucking the life out an excellent amp!

    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 / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    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
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 223
    audioluvr wrote: »
    engie490 wrote: »
    Jeff Rowland Model 1
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    Are those power supply fuses? Can't tell but if you're in the "better power cables sound better" group those should be upgraded. If you have any fuses in the output stage like that, they are sucking the life out an excellent amp!

    Good eye! Those are rail fuses...and they work well because they saved the amp from a naughty preamp!
    Martin Logan CLS-IIZ w/Kinergetics SW800s
    Rowland Model 8
    Krell PAM-1
    Oppo BDP-105 (using as a DAC)
    Nottingham Mentor with Origin Live Enterprise Mk 2 and Ortofon Vienna