hypex ncore - Page 422 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Commercial Sector > Vendor Forums > Vendor's Bazaar

Vendor's Bazaar Commercial Vendors large & small hawking their wares

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th May 2012, 04:00 PM   #4211
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simtu View Post
Sound quality through my PMC speakers is superb by the way, and a clear upgrade from the Arcam - not suprising really! When I have done some more listening, I will post a more in depth review.
I look forward to that, I too have PMC's but have yet to take the ncore plunge...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simtu View Post
On a separate note, can anyone suggest a good DIY dac/preamp to go with the ncore? I understand there may be a Hypex unit in the pipeline. If so does anyone have anymore info?
I would recommend the AMB audio Gamma 2 DAC. If you're good at soldering you can build one yourself if you get/have got all the right tools. It's extremely sensitive to the PSU used so a bit of trial and error might be in order. You'll need to pair it with some kind of pre-amp for the best results. Sound quality - it's almost as good as if not on a par with my Primare SP32 (£3-4K of DAC/Processor). Once I've got round to making a proper PSU, I think it may well sound better. All subjective of course but my opinions are shared with 2 other unbiased individuals
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 12:53 AM   #4212
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Brought them to life this morning - nice - yes I know the signal cable could be shortened but while I'm still experimenting, I've left the length on the cables just in case I change configuration. Unlikely though as they sound great and run cool.
Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 04:33 AM   #4213
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajst2duk View Post
Brought them to life this morning - nice - yes I know the signal cable could be shortened but while I'm still experimenting, I've left the length on the cables just in case I change configuration. Unlikely though as they sound great and run cool.
Click the image to open in full size.
is this case from ebay? i think i have the same ones, nice and tight fit with these cases
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 06:44 AM   #4214
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ufokillerz View Post
is this case from ebay? i think i have the same ones, nice and tight fit with these cases
Yep it is - its a very tight fit but seems to operate well and stay ok heat wise. The speaker terminals are the correct spacing for Eichmann cable pods if anyone was interested, I will be changing mine when I get the motivation.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 12:32 PM   #4215
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Hi ajst2duk:
Please, could you post some more pics, especially from the back of the units?
Thanks in advance!

Rad

P.S.: BTW, your amps look nice! ;-)
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 04:49 PM   #4216
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArthurDK View Post
Thanks for your input Kjartan :-)

Some years ago I build some LC Audio 2.3 dual mono Class D amps, which had an unbelievable control in the bottom, but sounded a little bit harsh in the upper mids. But still I liked them.

Later I build a NewClassD amp, with the high end discrete opamps in the input stage. That one sounded much better, and I think I would have kept it, if it wasnt for a not too well designed crossover in my ScanSpeak based speakers.

After that I had a Bewitch 6550 tube amp, which sounded good but had too little power to drive my speakers.

Right now I use a Musical Fidelity A3 for the side systems (1", 6 1/2" and 10" SS), and a Hypex 4.0 for the bottom (12" SS).

It sounds quite good, but I suppose youre allways on the hunt for something better ;-)

The Hypex substituted another plateamp, and gave a substantial better control.

Thanks
Arthur.
Arthur, I have a MF A3 right now, which I like, but I am thinking of either an ncore, ucd400, or LC audio 2.3SE. Any advice?
__________________
Michael
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 06:49 PM   #4217
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajst2duk View Post
Brought them to life this morning - nice - yes I know the signal cable could be shortened but while I'm still experimenting, I've left the length on the cables just in case I change configuration. Unlikely though as they sound great and run cool.
Click the image to open in full size.
What is this red thingy on your power cord (I presume this is the power cord) ?
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2012, 08:11 PM   #4218
niekos is offline niekos  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houten, The Netherlands
I guess it is an IEC plug like this one on ebay: Oyaide C-079 IEC-Buchse C 079 Oyaide C-079 IEC-Buchse Netz Kaltgetäte Buchse C 079 / Original Oyaide | eBay
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2012, 12:01 AM   #4219
yetis is offline yetis  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY, NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajst2duk View Post
Brought them to life this morning - nice - yes I know the signal cable could be shortened but while I'm still experimenting, I've left the length on the cables just in case I change configuration. Unlikely though as they sound great and run cool.
Click the image to open in full size.
On the power supply, why is the yellow bit wrapped in yellow paper? Did it come this way? Mine isn't wrapped. Is this a 2.0 upgrade?
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2012, 06:51 AM   #4220
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by yetis View Post
On the power supply, why is the yellow bit wrapped in yellow paper? Did it come this way? Mine isn't wrapped. Is this a 2.0 upgrade?
That is right. It's an upgrade. Mine has it too so I asked Hypex. It is extra isolation.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hypex problem, who can help Hansms Class D 9 18th August 2013 06:49 AM
Hypex steveww Class D 14 18th November 2010 01:44 PM
Question for those who have tried hypex smps with hypex modules avian Class D 12 3rd March 2009 09:30 AM
Hypex UcD 180AD + signal wires, Power Supply ST, Hypex Transformer TR100A c10h12n2 Swap Meet 7 7th July 2007 03:55 PM
FS: Hypex UcD 400/180AD, hypex toroid Archmage Swap Meet 4 14th November 2006 04:23 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:46 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2