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Offline debk

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 03:15:48 AM »
Should work now didn't know I had to make it public

Deb
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Offline johnsonad

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 03:37:14 AM »
It looks great! I like the color effect with the dampeners. :)

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 04:00:52 AM »
Thanks
When I install the Bee Quiet I will change the knobs also

Deb
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Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

Offline KevO

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 08:39:08 AM »
Deb,

Let us know how you get the Clarity MR's to fit.

I have the same caps and haven't figured out how to get them to fit.

-Kevin


Offline debk

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 09:14:19 AM »
Do you have the 400V version or the 630V version.  The 400V are smaller but I am still unsure how I will get them to fit.

Deb
Debra K

Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

Offline KevO

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 09:45:40 AM »
Deb,

I bought the 400volt. Just shorter, same diameter as 630 volt. I could have picked something smaller.... Wanted to hear the MR's though.

I will post if I come up with a good idea for fixing them in place. Maybe some JB Weld and a piece of PVC to make a 'cradle'.

I am not adding Bee Quiet, but have a tall stepped attenuator in the way.

-Kevin


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Re: First listen.
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2013, 09:53:09 AM »
I think the V-cap OIMP will fit reasonably well in the allotted space.  When I can snag a BeePre for my system, I will pick up a pair and post results.

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Offline debk

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2013, 10:28:16 AM »
I have the 400v as well, not sure how I will fit them.

I have the 630V version in my Paramounts and they as very transparent.  I like them a lot

Deb

Debra K

Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 11:07:27 AM »
Aaron,

It opens for me.  It is Deb's trademark purple base and copper hammertone Rustoleum top plate.  Nice work!  Very tidy! 

What's the new board?

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 01:25:17 PM »
It won't open for me. I don't have a Facebook account, maybe that's it...John
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Re: First listen.
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 02:27:18 PM »
For those who can't open the Facebook page

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Debra K

Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 02:28:19 PM »
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Debra K

Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 09:04:15 AM »
Installed the BeeQuiet and upgraded the caps to ClarityCap MR 10uf 400V.  Pictures below
I am sure it is a combination of both upgrades, but WOW does it sound great.  Clarity, and detail is vastly improved from the stock configuration, very immersive sound stage, and the caps have not had any time to open up yet.  I am impressed, it blows my Extended Foreplay III out of the water.
Bottlehead, what an incredible preamp you came up with, I couldn't be happier!!!!

Thanks
Debra


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Debra K

Eros Phono Stage
BeePre with BeeQuiet, Psvane black bottle 300b
SR45 monoblocks, EML mesh 45 tubes
Sota Sapphire, Pete Riggle Woody Tonearm, Kiseki Purpleheart Cartridge
Bob's Devices SUT
Emotiva ERC-1 CD
Bottlehead DAC
Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPod Dock
Orca deluxe and Orca sub

Offline tsingle999

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:48 AM »
Wow that is audio porn! Great knobs! It's obvious from your experience that I have to get one!
Taran
Macmini tidal masters to BH DAC to Fix to BeePre to SR45BN (with mq dowdy n tfa2004sr) to Abby with fostex FE 166esr and Blumenstein Max Subs

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Re: First listen.
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2013, 09:57:16 AM »
Damm those are big Deb!!!  How did you strap them down??
Aaron Johnson