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Old 12th February 2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I always like looking at pictures of peoples projects and systems. I thought I would post some pictures of my system so you all can see it if you care. Not everything, obviously, is DIY, but almost everything has been modified by myself in some way, making it sorta DIY. For instance, the tube amp has all new caps in it, the speakers have new crossovers, the Dac has burson opamps and new caps, etc etc.

This is my new turntable, notice the Mr. Clean magic Sponge.
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This is the left portion of my system, showing the left speaker, amp, tuner, record player, an unused preamp, and various accessories.
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Close Up of my amp. I replaced the Solen caps with RELcap polystyrenes, bypassed by PIO's. I also replaced the rectifier bridges with some I made up, bypassed with some film caps, and a few other little changes. Still have a lot more work to do with it though, I want to replace all the resistors in key locations.
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This is my Dac out of its box. Its an Audio Alchemy with the opamps replaced with Bursons and most of the nichicon caps replaced with Elna Silmics or Cerafines. Under the board I bypassed a lot of the caps with Wima film caps, as well as the opamps.
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This is my chip amp, I know the case is huge, eventually it will hold a few more modules, hence the large case.
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Thats all for now, you all can comment if you wish. I know its all a bit cluttered and messy, the wires should probably be dressed better to help ensure no noise, but eh, I change things around too much for that. Oh yes, and the DAC does have a case it sorta fits into, so it doesn't normally sit on the table like that, I was testing to make sure it worked.
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Old 12th February 2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Thats all for now, you all can comment if you wish. I know its all a bit cluttered and messy, the wires should probably be dressed better to help ensure no noise, but eh, I change things around too much for that. Oh yes, and the DAC does have a case it sorta fits into, so it doesn't normally sit on the table like that, I was testing to make sure it worked.

Beautiful, pjpoes
You have some good sound system there

Question:
Is it alright for you, if other people post pictures of their system set up, here in this topic?

I know there is so much nice to see and maybe to consider to invest in.
Funny, I am sure it is very hard to find 2 exactly same systems.
We all have our unique set up of audio gears.


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Old 12th February 2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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We have areas to post pictures of your gear in the different sections. No need to further clutter the site.
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Old 12th February 2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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Very nice stuff ... very cool TT.

I would suggest posting your chip amp pics in the chip amp section ... I, for one, would love to see some more details. ( Chip Amp Photo Gallery )

Also that is a mighty fine lookin' turntable. I'm curious about the drive mechanizm = belt? direct? ... more pictures please. (I don't find a picture gallery for turntables ... maybe a post in the "Analogue" section would work. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/forum...php?forumid=11 ... add a new thread?)

Also, a report about having your stack o' amps, etc. in the corner of your listening room ... wondering how this works out, sonically ?? Got other room treatments?? Does this location adversly affect your turn table (increased rumble, etc?) ... maybe a posting in "Everything Else" or "Analogue" for this ??

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We have areas to post pictures of your gear in the different sections. No need to further clutter the site.
Cal,
Where is the topic for posting Solid State gears?
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It's right here of course.

Post your Solid State pics here.
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Hey I didn't realize we had special area's to post pics, I'm sorry if anyone found this a problem. I hosted the pics myself to ensure I didn't use up any extra bandwith.

To be honost, I have no idea if its a bad thing having the turntable there. You will notice it has a sort of hutch over it, which I'm sure is not a good thing. I have acoustic foam lining the top, which made a noticable difference, however, I think the location is less than ideal. I'm in the process of moving my stereo from this room to my currentl living room, and basicly switching the two rooms around. This will hopefully allow me to move my equipment out of the corner of the room, while keeping signal wire short.

I have Acoustic foam and Acoustic Grade egg crate foam for treatments, along with a relativly thick carpet pad and wall to wall carpeting. On the down side, I have walls covered in 70's sheek paneling, and nothing behind them but insulation. No drywall, so those panels resonate bad. I also have many large windows of poor quality throughout.

On the plus, I ran dedicated power lines to my stereo, and I'm in the process of doing the same in the other room. I had a small service that died durring a flood once, and was replaced with a slightly larger service by the power company. When the electricians put in the new panel, it was a much larger panel, and they left me with lots of extra breakers to run these lines with. Everyone always says that power cables make no sense when you have all those feet of inwall wire of poor quality. My solution was I took some leftover 10-2 Romex with ground from a job at my parents business, and had it cryotreated by a local place, who I happen to know the owners of. I definatly noticed a difference, but I'm sure thats more from having brand new wire run on dedicated lines rather than the cryotreatment.

Thanks for the comments on the turntable. Its a string drive from Solid Acoustics. I'm sorry if anyone through I diyed that, I did not I bought it. I wish I could do work that well. I got a deal on it and decided it was better than anything I could do myself. Also, its built in a sort of modular fashion, so I thought I could easily DIY a new plinth later on if I wanted. Only thing I Diyed on that is the power supply, which is basicly just a filter, transformer, and capacitor. At some point I want to take the motor housing apart, remove the phase shift capacitor, replace the outlet with a 4 pin, and make a propper power supply, but at this point I have other things to worry about.

I actually did post a picture of my Chip amp over on the Chipamp forum, but really there is nothing special about it. Its a typical Peter Daniels Audio Sector board set with Cadock and Riken resistors, Panasonic FC caps, Wima film and foil bypass caps, Elna Slimic and Wima on the diode bridge, with Ixys diodes instead of the MUR's. 320va transformer, 14 guage copper power wire, 18 guage Kimber Kable speaker wire, 24 guage silver signal wire, and a DIYenclosures case. I'm still working out some bugs with the grounding, as I have a bit of hum. It's more than I would like by quite a bit. If I can't get rid of it I may move this amp to a smaller cheaper enclosure, and try using this enclosure for a better amp cuircit, like one of the aussie amp kits.
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Hey I didn't realize we had special area's to post pics, I'm sorry if anyone found this a problem.
No it's not a problem. My comment was primarily to lineup. I didn't think we needed to use your thread for others wares.

The nice thing about having permanent threads for showing off the goods is we know where to find them.
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The Magic Sponge is for stylus cleaning?
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