Show Us Your Core-NCore!

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jtwrace

Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #340 on: 20 Nov 2012, 04:06 pm »
hi guys, this is my hypex nc400. Didn't build myself.
Nice job to your builder!   :thumb:

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on them sonically. 

ufokillerz

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« Reply #341 on: 21 Nov 2012, 06:57 am »
hi guys, this is my hypex nc400. Didn't build myself.







wow those look excellent, mind sharing where those originated from?


santacore

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« Reply #343 on: 20 Dec 2012, 04:46 pm »
I bought these months ago, but just built them days ago. Went through a house move and lot's of work, which kept me very distracted until now.

I built these into 2 Silicon Ray cases sourced from the group deal. Overall the build went smooth and the cases worked well. My only real issue is that I'm using Furutech XLR's which stick out further then the Neurtik's from the original plan. My XLR wiring ends up being extremely close to the amp module. Outside of that everything is fitting pretty nicely together. I fired them up for the first time today and they both seem to be functional. Now that they are verified to work I will throw them in my main rig with my Marten Forms.

John







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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #344 on: 26 Dec 2012, 04:54 pm »




mr_bill

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« Reply #345 on: 26 Dec 2012, 05:01 pm »
Hi Dave
How did you get the faceplates screened with Ncore  -  those look cool.

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« Reply #346 on: 26 Dec 2012, 05:23 pm »
Hi Dave
How did you get the faceplates screened with Ncore  -  those look cool.

Hi, I sent them to www.evans-graphics.co.uk

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #347 on: 3 Jan 2013, 06:55 pm »
the case is custom build from profiles:
http://www.fischerelektronik.de/web_fischer/de_DE/Gehäuse/M1.05/Kombinationsgehäuse/PG/KO_R2/index.xhtml
http://www.fischerelektronik.de/web_fischer/de_DE/Gehäuse/M1.05/Kombinationsgehäuse/PG/KO_H4A/index.xhtml

Hello,

I am very interested in these cases.

In the link you gave us, I do not find any case longer than 234 mm !!?
(available length : 100 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 220 / 234 mm)

Do you use 2 cases for 1 bloc  ?  (200 + 100 mm ?)

thanks for your help !










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« Reply #348 on: 5 Jan 2013, 02:34 am »
Took the NCore to the boutique:










Summary of mods:

  • Replaced input cable with the new upgraded Hypex cable (instead of Mogami)
  • Replaced Neutrik XLR with Cardas XLR
  • DIY colleague sent me the Synergistic Research Tesla SR20 fuses to try
  • Power cable (from Furutech IEC to power supply) is now DH Labs T-14

Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder used. All soldered joints cleansed with Pure Gold.

Jury is out on sonic improvements, but I think it 'looks' better!  :lol:

Best,
Anand.

« Last Edit: 5 Jan 2013, 05:38 am by poseidonsvoice »

mjock3

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« Reply #349 on: 5 Jan 2013, 05:03 am »
Looks sharp Anand!

Mark
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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #350 on: 5 Jan 2013, 05:52 pm »
hello anand,
do the cardas xlr's fit into the same size hole as the neutrik? where did you get the toggle switch (part #)?
thanks,
drmike

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #351 on: 5 Jan 2013, 06:14 pm »
hello anand,
do the cardas xlr's fit into the same size hole as the neutrik? where did you get the toggle switch (part #)?
thanks,
drmike

Yes, the Cardas does fit into the Neutrik.

The toggle switch, you can get it from Digikey: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/A101SYZB04/450-1522-ND/1021809

Best,
Anand

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #352 on: 5 Jan 2013, 06:41 pm »
thanks,
drmike

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #353 on: 6 Jan 2013, 04:08 pm »
Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder used.

And does it make a difference compared to "regular" non-RoHS  solder?

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« Reply #354 on: 6 Jan 2013, 04:20 pm »
And does it make a difference compared to "regular" non-RoHS  solder?

If you ask others, they will say it will help sonically, blah, blah. I use it cause it flows easily, and I have it here on hand (I purchased it years ago). People always ask what did you use, etc...so to answer to the diy'ers I mentioned it  :icon_lol:

Basically, the mods I did above were a lot of bling. I only did them since I was going to replace the original Mogami with Hypex's new input cable anyway, and since I took the thing apart, well...

I haven't listened to the unit critically yet...I have been thrilled with the stock unit in all honesty. And aural memory sucks for me for the most part. I strongly doubt night and day differences.

Best,
Anand.

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« Reply #355 on: 6 Jan 2013, 07:04 pm »
If you ask others, they will say it will help sonically, blah, blah. I use it cause it flows easily

That is a very good reason - I am really annoyed with most RoHS solders, and have stocked up on the Good Old Stuff.

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I haven't listened to the unit critically yet...I have been thrilled with the stock unit in all honesty. And aural memory sucks for me for the most part. I strongly doubt night and day differences.

I have the same problem - I can tell if something sounds good or not, but don't ask me if it sounds better than something I heard last week... That is why (for myself) I believe in ABX if I want/need to know if something *really* was an improvement.

santacore

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« Reply #356 on: 9 Jan 2013, 04:45 am »
I finally gave my monoblocks a run today. Zero noise from the speaker and beautiful dynamic sound. I will need to let these play for a while before really commenting on sound. My quick summary is they sound excellent and are very well balanced.

Has anyone else tried playing with different fuses in these? If so, what are your results? Am I reading the board correctly in saying they are 5A slow blow fuses?

Cheers.

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #357 on: 6 Feb 2013, 10:01 pm »






My take on the NC400. Not totally satisfied with the front plate - may do it again with a different finishing. It's a kind of a copy of Tenor. So maybe I should call the amp TenCore.   :lol:

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Re: Show Us Your Core-NCore!
« Reply #358 on: 6 Feb 2013, 11:08 pm »
Anand, Julf... I also replaced the stock power cable with proper (Belden) cable. I think it's an absolutely essential tweak for every one. The difference is not small. The bass (besides going down with authority) now makes the proper foundation to the music. Fills up the soundstage and also, like with properly set up subwoofers, lets the high frequencies also shine (I believe that has to do with the ambiance sounds being delivered within the low frequencies.)

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« Reply #359 on: 7 Feb 2013, 08:41 am »
Anand, Julf... I also replaced the stock power cable with proper (Belden) cable. I think it's an absolutely essential tweak for every one. The difference is not small.

Have you verified your impression with a double-blind ABX?