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Old 23rd August 2013, 03:53 PM   #981
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That explains why it works backwards. I will change it. Thanks
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Old 23rd August 2013, 04:37 PM   #982
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I don't understand the desire to "hot rod" this. It sounds absolutely lovely. Why make it run hotter? I'm leaving it right where it is.
I think what you're hearing is the sound of your source! The DCB1 is amazingly transparent.
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Old 23rd August 2013, 04:43 PM   #983
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I think what you're hearing is the sound of your source! The DCB1 is amazingly transparent.
I'm sure you're right. So why make it run hotter? Is that somehow going to make it "more transparent"?
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Old 23rd August 2013, 05:54 PM   #984
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From what I've read, running it hotter is to compensate for problems in AC power. I run mine stock.
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Old 24th August 2013, 04:25 AM   #985
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Well I built a case today. My usual, Diamond in the rough style. 2U size.

I didn't have any chassis mount RCA jacks so I just wired in some cords so I could play it and make sure there were no problems. I have to admit, I haven't been this pleased with a piece of gear in a long time. Everything just sounds amazing through this unit. I tried to leave room in the case for a phono pre.

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Old 24th August 2013, 04:28 AM   #986
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Well I built a case today. My usual, Diamond in the rough style. 2U size.

I didn't have any chassis mount RCA jacks so I just wired in some cords so I could play it and make sure there were no problems. I have to admit, I haven't been this pleased with a piece of gear in a long time. Everything just sounds amazing through this unit. I tried to leave room in the case for a phono pre.
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Old 24th August 2013, 04:54 AM   #987
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....have to admit, I haven't been this pleased with a piece of gear in a long time. Everything just sounds amazing through this unit.
Geez, Terry, you're making me itch to get mine finished!
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Old 24th August 2013, 05:26 AM   #988
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Not sure about the diamomd cut finish but nice build otherwise.

I'm another of the team that runs almost stock, I'm running 10R, which keeps everything cool.
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Old 24th August 2013, 05:58 AM   #989
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Not sure about the diamomd cut finish but nice build otherwise.

I'm another of the team that runs almost stock, I'm running 10R, which keeps everything cool.
The diamond plate works for me.
I started on the case at about 11AM this morning. If I had the RCA's it would be finished now. Try that with any other material. Besides, I like the look.

I wish I had known how cool it runs. I wouldn't have mounted the bottom. I ran it for over 4 hours with no heatsink at all and I think my finger was warmer than the MOSFETS. I went ahead and bolted them to the floor because I had them there but I doubt it will make any difference.
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Running at standard current the MOS-FETs will run cool. Having a huge alluminium plate can only help things.
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