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Old 27th January 2009, 10:26 AM   #31
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I agree that it is important to support things like AX if they provide a source of good information. Unfortunately, that is not usually the case. I had a subscription for about 5 years, and found that I wasn't interested in many of the articles they were writing and the ones that were interesting were things I already knew or were so far over my head without sufficient explanation that I found that the reading was not of much use to me. It is not that I don't want to support AX, but if I find that this board is a better source for information, inspiration and support in seeing projects through than AX is.

I just figured I would ask. I do have a friend who lives in Virginia who will buy this issue and scan me the article. I just wanted to see what SY's design looked like before having him go through the hassle.
I understand what you mean. I subscribe to aX and there is a lot of stuff over my head. And some articles just seem like it's information I'd never use. But, there is just a ton of good information in there, and I may not appreciate it at first, but I pick up things as I read more. Like when they published Dennis Colin's article "A Low Noise Measurement Preamp," in my extreme naivety, I thought "Who cares about that?"

But several months later I was finishing up a preamp I designed and it had a noise problem that was very irritating. And this was a well filtered supply. Of course, I go digging through Dennis Colin's article and learn about noise measurement, and build his Low Noise Measurement Preamp. And I found the noise source, and learned about noise measurements.

So for me at least, aX is an invaluable supplement to what I learn on the forums (or is it the other way around?). If you have some questions you can always post it on John Curl's Blowtorch thread like I did. They answered some questions about noise for me. Or anywhere on the forum for that matter.

I'm a just a big fan of aX, and I think it's one of best resources out there, for learning and expanding your knowledge about audio.
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Old 31st January 2009, 11:23 PM   #32
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After re-reading my last post, I'd like to rephrase some things that I thought may have come across wrong. First of all I think everything I've read in aX is interesting and relevent to high end audio, and even though some stuff is above my understanding, that's the whole point - to learn something new! And they have lots of great audio projects to build, music reviews, and I really enjoy the letters section.

aX is my favorite audio publication, period! And I really don't understand why anyone on this forum would not want to subscribe. I'm also a huge fan of Dennis Colin and he has certainly opened up my eyes about many interesting things in high end audio and how to design high quality quality audio gear. Not to mention the outstanding audio designs he's published in aX, like the LP797 phono preamp. And there's all the great designs Pass has published in aX as well.

I mean the regular contributers to aX (Gary Gallo, Chuck Hansen, Erno Borblely, Joseph D'Appolito, Vance Dickason, Jann Didden, Reg Williamson and others including Nelson Pass!!!) are legends in high end audio. Who wouldn't want to learn from them?!

I'm not trying to advertise aX, so much, as I'm trying to defend an audio publication that I really enjoy and care about. I just thought some of my comments could have been taken negatively and that's most certainly not how I mean it.
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Old 1st February 2009, 12:39 AM   #33
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I am certainly pleased that you guys have chosen to discuss the ImPasse
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Old 1st February 2009, 01:24 AM   #34
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It seemed appropriate. I would never have done this project without your inspiration.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 07:12 PM   #35
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I have a question about the input of the Jensen JT11P-1 transformer. Will that take a balanced input as well as a single ended? I guess I am not making heads or tails of it as I read the spec sheet. Thanks.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 09:29 PM   #36
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Yes, it will do both equally well, one of the reasons I used it. In my build, I have both XLR for balanced and RCA for unbalanced.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 09:49 PM   #37
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Great, Thanks. I guess it is time to start buying parts then.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 03:56 AM   #38
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I mean the regular contributers to aX (Gary Gallo, Chuck Hansen, Erno Borblely, Joseph D'Appolito, Vance Dickason, Jann Didden, Reg Williamson and others including Nelson Pass!!!) are legends in high end audio. Who wouldn't want to learn from them?!
I am a regular contributor to aX as I correct Dennis Colin's math mistakes.

Really, if you're gonna carry something out to 3 significant digits you should get the last one right!
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Oh ... that was you? I remember reading that Good catch.
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Old 6th February 2009, 05:32 PM   #40
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Oh curse you both,
I have not even received my B1 board yet and I want to build a new pre. Heck I am still trying to finish my pumpkin (waiting for twisted pear to finish new attenuator). That board looks heck of a lot prettier than your b1 project, looking forward to the power supply.

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