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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,755
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    How do you like the Solen caps?
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
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    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: 33,239
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    They tend towards the bright in the places I've tried them.
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 6,283
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    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: 28,220
    edited February 2022
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    Musical fidelity kw hybrid preamp

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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,014
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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: 426
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    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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    Sonus Faber Liuto / Coda Continuum / Anthem STR Preamplifier / Oppo BDP-105D / Technics SP-15 w/SAEC WE-308SX & Ortofon AS-309 arms / Ikeda 9C2 & Dynavector XX2 Mk II carts
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,345
    edited February 2022
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    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: 5,479
    edited February 2022
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    engie490 wrote: »
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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!

    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    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: 426
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    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!
    Sonus Faber Liuto / Coda Continuum / Anthem STR Preamplifier / Oppo BDP-105D / Technics SP-15 w/SAEC WE-308SX & Ortofon AS-309 arms / Ikeda 9C2 & Dynavector XX2 Mk II carts
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,239
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    ^^^ I have no idea what that is?! :p I initially thought it was a TVC, but, nooooooo...

  • SeleniumFalcon
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    The photo was the underside of a switching panel that I built for my model train layout. I allows me to switch up to 20 turnouts and control the power to up to 20 different sections of the track. Here is a photo of the top and rear sections of the panel. The paint scheme is based upon the old Erie Lackawanna railroad colors.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,239
    edited September 2022
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    Outstanding!

    I am reminded of some manner of old folk (?) song my maternal grandfather used to "sing" (for lack of a better word)... something about "the Erie Lackawan'..."


    EDIT: Well... alrighty then... maybe it was Where Do You Work-a, John? ("On the Delaware Lackawan' ")... but maybe not. :p

    That said, I found this -- which ain't my grandfather's song... but it is quite cool (and a new find for me)! :)

    https://youtu.be/A2a_ruhWcj8
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 10,000
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    I was a train controller a thousand lifetimes ago. For the Soo Line. I just found my stuff from train dispatcher school in Minneapolis, which I kept for some reason. Very hard school, way more complex than I remember.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
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    Luxman MQ-88uSE
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,670
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    Great photos, all - who doesn't like stereo guts photos - but man this thread title is GNARLY.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,239
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    msg wrote: »
    Great photos, all - who doesn't like stereo guts photos - but man this thread title is GNARLY.

    blame the OP (and, of course, the Vanilla nanny censor) ;)

    let's see, do I have any guts I haven't spilled here yet?
    Lemme look...

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    Dump find Yamaha RX-570 with the top popped for its roughly every five year control cleaning. This one lives in our "den" hooked up (sort of) to a TV (sort of) that we almost never watch. :p