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Old 19th June 2011, 05:39 PM   #11
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He's just getting a bit impatient, I can understand why: the Tridents are a big improvement so most would want to have them sooner rather than later.

As a sidenote: I saw the Placid HD (non-BP) on the site. What are the basic specs on those? Do they go above 500mAh?
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Old 19th June 2011, 05:40 PM   #12
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Hi Brian

Please don't take my comment the wrong way. Your products open up a whole world of audio that would be beyond me otherwise. I am in awe of what you and Russ have achieved in you own time and very grateful. Most of all I respect your right to do it on your own terms as and when you have the time and enthusiasm. We, the 'customers' just need to be realistic and accept that it may take some time to assemble all the parts for a complete working system. And sometimes base our design decisions on availability rather than ideals.

Most of all, a big thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge with us all in such an accessable format.

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Old 19th June 2011, 06:34 PM   #13
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I am sorry for my rant. I have had a beer, and regret my snippiness.
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Old 19th June 2011, 06:36 PM   #14
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As a sidenote: I saw the Placid HD (non-BP) on the site. What are the basic specs on those? Do they go above 500mAh?
The Placid HD is the positive half of the Placid HD BP. Same parts, same layout, same specs. It is why we switched the resdefs on the BP to A/B; placid gets one bad of parts, the BP gets two (an attempt to make it easier to keep stuff in stock )
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Old 19th June 2011, 08:46 PM   #15
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That sounds like a good plan to increase availability.

At the same moment this increases the power output of the Placid considerably. It seems running multiple PSUs isn't mandatory anymore for most setups. Would it be a good idea to just use a Placid HD in this case, i.e. connect DAC + Tridents with all the input modules?
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Yes, Placid HD was designed specifically to handle the more demanding and complex loads.
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Old 20th June 2011, 01:41 PM   #17
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Brian and Russ, if your ever in this part of the world, I'll buy the beers.

Which Placids did you ship last week? I have one in an order that's currently passing through New York.

Is there a reason to run the Placids off a 9v transformer to get 5.2v output or would a 6v transformer work just as well?

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Old 20th June 2011, 04:32 PM   #18
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We are not shipping the Placid HDs yet, so they are the Placid 2.0.1.

A 6V trafo would probably work fine.
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If you already have a Placid, any reason to upgrade to Placid HD? Is it technically better? Or is it just better built for future TPA products that may require more current?
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If you already have a Placid, any reason to upgrade to Placid HD? Is it technically better? Or is it just better built for future TPA products that may require more current?
It's mainly just better for higher-current applications.
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