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 on: May 25, 2016, 06:41:51 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by JohanZ
Hi Peter,

Your b'ass design looks great. There are a lot of developments. I've red recently a very good review of an headphone amp Microzotl (1 watt) also usable for speakers with a high sensitivity. I'm using 99dbm speakers. Any change your design gets speaker terminals to connect them direct to the speakers? I'm no headphone fan. I'm very interested in the product. (Ps: How cheap is cheap?)

Regards johan

 on: May 25, 2016, 05:48:14 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Do you suggesting that the ram os will not work in mine 32 GB configuration?

Haha Johan, no. I was suggesting to "anncounce" yourself, which you just did.
Watch your email ...

Best regards,

 on: May 25, 2016, 05:29:27 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by JohanZ
the RAM OS Disks as have been provided so far anticipate everybody having 16GB in their PC (XXHighEnd PC or otherwise);
Hi Peter,
I don't know if i misunderstand you but i'm using 32GB of internal memory. I do have the Ram OS disk, but it's still not operational. Do you suggesting that the ram os will not work in mine 32 GB configuration?
I'm also using hires material.

Regards Johan

 on: May 25, 2016, 04:05:50 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by boleary
Don't know how I missed that!  Happy

 on: May 25, 2016, 02:57:47 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Yo Brian,

It was all spelled out in this post : Re: XXHighEnd PC Mach II Low Profile Stealth.

For better clarity I now put the same text in the first post of this topic as well (which wasn't so because I let evolve the PC graduately).
I also just changed the title of the topic, might people still think that LPS was the abbreviation of "Low Profile Stealth".  Drumming !

 on: May 25, 2016, 02:46:40 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Happy Happy

Just try to envision that there's more than a power inlet in there. Start thinking about the transformer. Next there are amplifiers against the side walls. Oh, there has to be a power supply somewhere.
And when some space is left, we need some input selection stuff and a bit of volume control (PCB) and that kind of thing.

This is at the best position I could think of, with the 100% clear notice (again !) that no secundary inputs (say other than from the D/A converter) will be treated as "the best ever" anyway. So when there is no BNC in order it is or XLR or RCA, and in case it is RCA it will be the rightmost ones.

I think it is optimal.
Of course not thinking in terms of a 42.5 x 42.5 case ...

Regards and thanks !

PS: My good old subject again : If you can incur for noise by means of the cable position at the back of the NOS1(a), you have another problem somewhere. Only when I lay out the lot the worst possible (like right over the transformer when testing something) I can *see* a bit of 50Hz creeping up towards -120dB (outside from what we always see). But hear something ? hahaha NEVER. By that time I'd need to let rise that noise or hum etc. with another 50-60dB. So go figure how one will be capable of that. As said, when doing something else wrong (and not the slightest).
Btw, you can bet that I am super careless with the cabling and all the testing stuff I *always* have around, here. You see the pictures often pass by ...
(also loudspeakers did not degrade for sensitivity Wink).

 on: May 25, 2016, 01:41:19 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by boleary
Hey Peter, maybe I missed it, but has there been any published price of the new PC and what might that be?

 on: May 25, 2016, 01:39:47 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by acg
The NOS1 sounds fine, but I still have to be careful about where the single ended interconnects are routed or I do pick up noise.  I purchased a right angled IEC connector to make everything fit back there and I have a piece of foam in between cables to keep power and signal separated as much as possible.  At least with the NOS1 power and signal are at right angles so inductance is minimised, but that is not so with the B'Ass.

If feasible, I would move the XLR's to the right to make room for the IEC at the far left.  The real RFI source is likely to be the transformer ringing when the diodes switch on and off, so keeping the transformer away from everything is probably a more important consideration. 

Anyway, these are just casual observations from the other side of the world Peter, and there is more to think about than the little item I raised.  I thought you were getting tired of "talking to yourself", as you put it - haha.


 on: May 25, 2016, 12:54:24 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt

Anthony, what opposite corner ?

Otherwise I don't know what you "personally" are all capable of, but maybe you should first realize the dimensions.
Also, you're a bit late with such a remark (assumed it could be useful) because nothing changed since May 8 (Re: The cheapest upgrade : B'ASS).

Anyway, of course I am thinking about that all. Btw, how bad does your NOS1 sound ?


Let me know your ideas.


 on: May 25, 2016, 11:58:03 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by acg

Peter, my eyes opened up when I saw the AC inlet right next to the single ended inputs and outputs.  Obviously I don't know how everything is laid out inside, and certainly not to criticise your layout, but personally I would have them separated as much as possible, and would stick the AC in the opposite corner.


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