Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)

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jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #20 on: 24 Mar 2020, 07:30 pm »
Sorry, I do not have any experiences with tda1541/43 (unless I heard one at one of the various audio shows) but my preference is definitely the NOS dac sound. I had the opportunity to audition the mojo audio dac, don’t recall which model, but it had the AD1865N-k chip and I knew it was for me.... I just wanted a tubed dac, as I really dig tubes! My prior dac was a schiit bitfrost mutibit and I rarely listened. It was underwhelming compared to my analog setup. Vpi, dynavector 20x2 low and herron vtph-2a. No surprises considering the price difference. After purchasing the AM Tubadour iii I was surprised at how close it came to my analog rig. I was certainly listening to a lot more digital, happily  :D
Based on my positive experience with the tubadour, I elected to have it modified to the SE version, and an already excellent dac got even better.
I’d certainly love to hear them all in my listening space but that rarely presents itself. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Tubadour since you prefer NOS dacs.

Ashley might just pour concrete in my ears 👂
Stay safe out there
-jm

jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #21 on: 25 Mar 2020, 02:22 am »
Alan got quite a bit accomplished today. Glad y'all are enjoying the build (:
He mentioned:
This is what your pilot off/on light looks like, next to one from China
I only use vintage new old stock Amphenol two sockets.The ones from China are so cheap

sorry my images are flipped  :duh: see post below!


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« Reply #22 on: 25 Mar 2020, 03:44 am »
Magic:











jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #23 on: 25 Mar 2020, 04:05 am »
Boom! Ty

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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #24 on: 25 Mar 2020, 04:11 am »
Damn it, guys like you make me feel so inferior  :duh:... Lol... I had to buy my amp!

But seriously, looks amazing, thanks for the updates!

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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #25 on: 26 Mar 2020, 06:42 pm »
A pic of the guts





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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #26 on: 26 Mar 2020, 07:01 pm »
  Simple. I like simple.

charles

jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #27 on: 26 Mar 2020, 08:13 pm »
Me too. Thanks Charles.

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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #28 on: 27 Mar 2020, 01:12 am »
It lives!





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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #30 on: 27 Mar 2020, 05:11 am »
Very nice!

jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #31 on: 27 Mar 2020, 06:39 pm »
And it plays music quite beautifully  :D :D

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pvnO4ZU07Dc

jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #32 on: 27 Mar 2020, 09:43 pm »
Another of the innards
AC in the middle and sound to the left and right




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Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #34 on: 30 Mar 2020, 01:10 pm »
jmolsberg,

Is this your build of Alan's design or is this Alan's build of an SET45 that you are showcasing? Does he have a website or contact info or is it all ebay?

Thanks,
Anand.

jmolsberg

Re: Too much time on my hands - new set amp (incoming)
« Reply #35 on: 30 Mar 2020, 01:28 pm »
A build is way above my capabilities. I’ll ask if I can share his email. Please pm me with your contact