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Old 23rd February 2012, 06:13 AM   #801
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I'm pretty sure I have enough, Do, so all is clear for a mail out first thing next week.

I will then be left with about 4 boards, which is probably JUST enough!!

I'm very pleased you are liking what you are hearing.......

Hearing is believing in this hobby!!

Cheers,

Hugh
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Old 24th February 2012, 01:56 PM   #802
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I was still getting some hum and mechanical noises from the 300 VA transformer. The noise didn't bother me too much while music was playing, but I knew I had to do something to eliminate it so that the amp could sound its best. While cleaning out my storage area I found a 160 VA toroid (115: 24+24) that I had misplaced and remembered that I had an additional identical transformer in another project that I wasn't using. So I duly swapped the transformers and now there is no hum or buzz.


Interestingly, I checked the operating voltages and the offset settled back to exactly 0 volts again. No pot adjustments were needed.


Without the the hum and buzz, the amp is very enjoyable to listen to and really seems to suit the Tannoy reds.

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Old 25th February 2012, 02:23 AM   #803
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Default Auricap sale 40% off

For those wanting to buy Auricap for the amp, head to partsconnexion... They have a 40% off sale!

Yeah!
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Old 25th February 2012, 02:26 AM   #804
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I'm pretty sure I have enough, Do, so all is clear for a mail out first thing next week.

I will then be left with about 4 boards, which is probably JUST enough!!

I'm very pleased you are liking what you are hearing.......

Hearing is believing in this hobby!!

Cheers,

Hugh
Cool!

Payment to be sent as before?

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Old 25th February 2012, 02:57 AM   #805
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Default So far the amps...

Hi Hugh,

I've been putting some 20+ hours of background music on the amps and I've been listening for a few hours putting some really good recordings

Nah Youn Sun (same girl, voyage)
Miles Davis (blue train)
Diana Krall (the girl in the other room)
Anne Bisson (blue mind)
etc...

I have MANY amps I have build in the past and current and only those I really love make it in a nice chassis. The others, still worthy are on a plywood board and usually stay this way.

From what I've heard so far, I am extremely pleased with the sound, so much that I've decided to build a chassis for it.

I will write a review later on but for now will concentrate on the design of the chassis. I usually put in lots of money in custom chassis that I build using lots of Front Panel Express work for the backplate and frontplate...

So because of costs involved, I'm giving my place for the three boards in group buy 3. This is a little awkward since I'm the one who pushed for GB 3...

So, if there are any takers, you can take them.

Hugh, fear not, if no one takes them, I will at least grad two of them since I believe 1000% they are worth it and the PCB quality is unmatched!

So guy's, don't fear, these amps sound freaaaaakiiiing AMAZING!!!

Let me know if you're interested in three boards. In a week or two, if no one has taken them, like I said, I will keep two of them and build a bi-amp setup...

Now I'm putting aside my preamp project and building a chassis for the FetZilla!!! Yeah!

Do
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Old 25th February 2012, 03:04 AM   #806
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Do,

That would be three more boards for me, actually, so my sincere thanks.

Thank you for your impressions, I'm very pleased you posted them. To win a place amongst your chassis-ed amps is a rare privilege!

As before, credit to Lineup for the topology, Greg and Mike for the design, my part was small.

I expect that in about three months when people chime in with their listening impressions that this will be ripe for yet another Group Buy. (HINT: please post your impressions!!) Then I will crank up another pcb order for a further 100 pcbs.

In the meantime, I will post out these latest orders next week, and call now for money to be paid to me at aspen01 -at- optushome.com.au.

I will start a third thread today. I will ask that all who asked for more boards RECONFIRM THEIR ORDER on the GB III thread.

Ciao,

Hugh
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Old 25th February 2012, 04:10 AM   #807
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Hi ASKA:

have next FETZILLA pcb group buy program? XD
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Old 25th February 2012, 04:29 AM   #808
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I guess I must have been smokin' some funny stuff...

blue train is from Coltrane... I meant kind of blue from Miles Davis...!

I will certainly be part of the next GB in a few months. I'll go for bi-amp, build a second identical chassis once I'm done with the first one.

Thanks to all the great minds that engineered, designed this great amp!

Do
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Old 25th February 2012, 09:24 AM   #809
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Hi Hugh,

I would like to order two boards including parts. It looks like I might have missed this round but wanted to let you know there's still more people who are keen!

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Old 25th February 2012, 11:46 AM   #810
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NO more orders at this stage please guys.

GB #3 is now fully subscribed, but if interest continues to mount I will open GB #4 in a few months.


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