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Old 10th December 2007, 05:30 PM   #2001
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For the supply I always use Cardas hook up wire, 20ga or so. It is stranded and enameled and requires solder pot for tinning/termination. For binding post connection I usually use Kimber or DH Labs, also stranded, 20ga.

For signal, it's always solid core, 26ga or so. Presently it's gold plated copper. For my best work I use silver.
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Old 10th December 2007, 05:33 PM   #2002
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For the supply I always use Cardas hook up wire, 20ga or so. It is stranded and enameled and requires solder pot for tinning/termination. For binding post connection I usually use Kimber or DH Labs, also stranded, 20ga.

For signal, it's always solid core, 26ga or so. Presently it's gold plated copper. For my best work I use silver.

Thanks for the info!

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Old 14th December 2007, 09:23 PM   #2003
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Hi Peter,

Could you tell the fuse value in the Patek SE? Is it user-accessible and user-replaceable? If so, I attempt to replace stock fuse with something similar to a Hi-Fi Tuning fuse.

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Old 15th December 2007, 12:08 AM   #2004
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The fuse is accessible from the outside, you just need to remove fuseholder located in the power entry module: http://www.qualtekusa.com/catalog2/a...s/76118003.pdf
I use 6A , slow blow fuse.
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Thank you Peter.
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Can I use this together with Nuuk's GC preamp?

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/nuukspot/...nclonepre.html
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Can I use this together with Nuuk's GC preamp?
If you mean the amp, yes, it should work with that preamp.
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Price for the Caddock stepped attenuator built or DIY kit version?

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Old 18th December 2007, 06:03 PM   #2009
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There is no price for it, as it's not my standard item. It can be easily built and the cost of the Elma switch is $60, Caddocks are $4 ea ($6 for lower values). Series Vishay is $12. All parts available from Percyaudio.

The steps can be calculated using attached calculator. It is recommended to use cheaper resistors for steps which are rarely used.
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Peter & all,

I just plugged in my premium DAC for the first time ..

So far so good - best feature so far - lovely natural mid band.

treble is a little less than normal but bass is firm & clear.

it seems to be passing the female vocal test ( which was the motivation for the change )

One question

This thing has many black gate caps - renowned for long burn in period

How long do we think it will be to reach full potential ?

thanks

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