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Old 15th July 2018, 09:39 PM   #11
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Jeremy, please add me for 4 boards.
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Old 18th July 2018, 07:14 PM   #12
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Old 19th July 2018, 05:53 PM   #13
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Old 19th July 2018, 06:56 PM   #14
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Super Jeremy. I am using one of the earlier GB boards I bought from you in a Pass M2 build underway at the moment. A very nice addition.
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Impressions and pics would go a long ways for the boards. So far many have gone out, but subjective impression report is low.
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Iím looking to incorporate MOVs so the project is assembled but at a standstill.

Would be interested in the enclosure but would need to see some more photos before commitment. The blue would be a deal breaker for me as Iím attempting to match my other components.

Why not just do a front/backplate design for one of the diyaudio store chassis?

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Any thoughts on MOVs and best way to integrate with the Fo-Felix?

If one is building a multi outlet Fo-Felix, I imagine one MOV implementation at the input would suffice?

Also from what I understand some MOVs have a built in thermal fuse and a third leg that can be used for an indicator LED. So as long as the LED remains lit, the thermal fuse incorporated in the MOV is still good and the MOV is still providing protection.

Most implementations Iíve seen have one MOV each from Line-to-Ground, Line-to-Neutral, and Neutral-to-Ground.

An accompanying daughter board for MOVs (or TVS) would be huge. I donít see why this wouldnít be a default feature? Is there some downside to MOVs Iím not aware of?

To drop 200 on a line filter box and not have surge protection would be wasteful and just adds boxes to an already cluttered rack.
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I think that could still be under $500 shipped, and under $600 for 8x Fo-Felix. Any which way you look at it, it is a hell of a lot better than buying commercial....

That $1,600 unit is insane.... 2 outlets? Whatís inside the thing? Well, I found out: a bunch of Teflon capacitors.

So, not really comparing apples to apples.

Sorry but donít agree that itís better than buying commercial when you have to shop around to slide in at under $500 not counting man hours / psychic energy.

What about the TOTL Furman 20i, which has 20A, 12 inputs, digital readout etc?

2k retail probably half that or less used.

Furman SPR 20i Power Conditioner-Audio Advisor

Hereís the 15i model for $1,295

Furman IT-reference 15i Discrete Symmetrical AC Power Source | Reverb

Of course thereís other models at lesser price points as well.

Point being for $500 in diy I donít see why one should be comparing with outlandish $1,600 2 receptacle filters.

For the $1,600 specified retail Iíd expect at least:

Digital readout
Sequenced start-up
Remote on/off
MOV
EMI/RFI filtering
ICE
Catastrophic voltage shutdown
Transient suppression

Hereís 7 outlets for $400 with a lot of these features, box included:

Furman Elite 15i (7-outlet Edition) Power line conditioner and surge protector at Crutchfield.com

Just my two cents that at $500 you have to come to grips with the fact that itís a one trick pony / incomplete solution and the whole thing begins to feel less justified.
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PS while I was looking for different chassis options, this looked nice to me for ~ $100 delivered.

Click the image to open in full size.

PSU Power Supply Aluminum

Digital voltmeter, cutouts for 3x dual receptacles, and already comes with fuse holder and IEC
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Old 20th July 2018, 08:21 AM   #19
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Jeremy,

I’ll take 4 boards. If I use the Fo-Felix with my Folsom amp with Antipole do you think it will make a positive improvement?

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The enclosure above with the digital display looks nice! I ordered this other one before GB #3 was announced. It is about the right size for 4 Fo-Felix, one per duplex receptacle.

N3212 Aluminum With handle amplifier Enclosure/chassis/preamp case/amp box | eBay
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