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 on: April 24, 2017, 05:03:40 pm 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt
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Next one will go out Wednesday.

I forgot that today one will be arriving somewhere on our globe.

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 on: April 24, 2017, 12:14:07 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by CoenP
Hi Coen, I sent Reinhard Thöress (designer/manufacturer of my amps) the specs of my horns, and he recommended going for the 4 Ohm taps. I think he felt 109dB/W was plenty to be playing with, but perhaps I should have made it clear that the NOS1 output is slightly less than most other DACs. The taps are hard-wired inside the amps, though can be changed. So it's good to know that if I really need more gain, I could change to the 8 or 16 Ohm taps.

Thanks for pointing this out.

Mani.

Hi Mani,

You should definitely go for better matching of transformer and speaker. I had to insert Pault Spelz "Zeroformers" to get sufficient power for my 100dB+ 16 ohm baffles. These are quite versatile so I experimented a bit and learned that 6dB is a LOT of extra output especially since my "power" amp is so feeble in the first place (5ohm output tap). I was able to optimize the sound quality  by finding the best coupling.

These "Thöress" amps are very nice looking retro styled amps. I am pleased to hear they sound good too. Wich one do you have the 300B or 845? Their low sensitivity is part of the design philosophy so a preamp (that actually amplifies) is actually expected.

regards, Coen

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 on: April 24, 2017, 12:13:16 pm 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt

Next one will go out Wednesday. I hope everybody keeps on being so happy. You'd have to, because this upgrade has been the "heaviest" of them all. evil

Maybe you can imagine how difficult it by now has become to improve !

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 on: April 24, 2017, 12:06:07 pm 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt
Thank you Paul.

I am pretty sure that some fair amount of burn-in is necessary because I myself keep on thinking that things have improved again.
Notice that I too don't have this particular B'ASS for a very long time (only since the last round of PCBs) and that the remainder (Phisolator and little secret) are also "new". So say that you are behind maybe 6-8 weeks only. But for example :

Yesterday I pulled out my 2nd Phisolator just because I think it is too much (of goodness) but also because I can't be fair with listening to what "you" hear. I had it in for maybe 4 weeks. Well, besides I think it could be sounding better without the 2nd one (but totally different), the sound is as well just completely new to me. Thus, very different from when I had in one only.
So you should be even more amazed in the upcoming future. innocent

Peter

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 on: April 24, 2017, 11:38:04 am 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by Scroobius

Last night I was listening and the sound has properly settled down now. I am sure there is more burn in to come but gains will be marginal henceforth methinks.

It has taken 6 days for the DAC to burn in and OMG is it sounding good now!!!!

Thanks Peter

Paul

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 on: April 24, 2017, 11:28:36 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by Scroobius
Looking very classy !!!

Nice  Good job !

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 on: April 24, 2017, 08:31:46 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by PeterSt
Ha !

Happy Happy

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 on: April 24, 2017, 08:30:09 am 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt
Hey Arjan,

You should also tell that you are not fair to your wife because your kids are no less than yourself. Haha !

Thank you !
Peter

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 on: April 24, 2017, 08:15:26 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by briefremarks
Peter informed me (a while ago) that my new Orelos are finally ready.  I've been on a crazy travel schedule ever since, and so am only now getting back to arranging logistics, etc. to have them shipped to me.  I will post photos and my impressions once I have them.

BUT, I could not resist posing this sneak preview.  Peter and Bert have been amazing working on the aesthetics collaboratively, and I think we have ended up with a real work of art.  Providing just a glimpse for now, a slow reveal.

More soon...

Ramesh


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 on: April 23, 2017, 08:48:33 pm 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by Arjan
Hi all,

It is now the second day I have the B'ass G3 upgrade. What Paul already told about SQ all is very, very true.

This is NOT a subtle upgrade, I is a MUST upgrade for the NOS1a. The SQ goes from WOW to WOW*WOW.
I do not know how to tell it but now with the music you also get the essence of it. The whole picture with all the details.

I am really happy with this upgrade.

And knowing my wife is not happy with to much bass..... although the upgrade call B'ass this is the best bass ever heard! So I can say WE are happy with this!

regards, Arjan

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