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Mainline / Re: Mainline with Hugo TT2
« Last post by Paul Joppa on Today at 08:06:34 PM »
Does it still happen if the Mainline volume is all the way down? Sounds like there's a DC offset - the ground of the output RCAs is at a different voltage than the safety ground. Perhaps it's floating, with no reference until it is connected to something that IS referenced. Mainline, like most of what we offer, switches grounds along with the signal.
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Crack / Re: Noise with Computers, USB DACs, and Powerline Ethernet Kits
« Last post by Sektor7G on Today at 06:54:13 PM »
I don't know what kind of voodoo magic was involved in this modification idea, but all I can say is that it works 100%. I just wish I had done it sooner.
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Mainline / Mainline with Hugo TT2
« Last post by Loquah on Today at 06:46:08 PM »
Hi all, I've recently acquired a Hugo TT2 which is feeding the Mainline (of course). I've noticed that when I switch sources TO the TT2, I hear a quick, sharp crack through my headphones. This doesn't happen when switching away from the TT2 so I'm wondering if there's something going on that I should be aware of.

I've tried rolling the TT2 outputs all the way down to zero, but the DC (I think) crack remains. Changing which input the TT2 is connected to causes the crack to switch (i.e. it always occurs when switching to the TT2, regardless of input 1 or input 2 used)
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Moreplay / Re: Build so far...
« Last post by ScottAstroNut on Today at 01:42:38 PM »
That base looks awesome! That wood grain really pops with the ebony stain!

I am very curious to see how your build turns out, as I have just placed an order for a Moreplay and will appreciate any building tips. Thanks for posting!
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BeePre / Re: Beepre kit availability? No reply to my email
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 05:10:49 AM »
A buck/boost converter with a 120V:6.3VCT transformer setup to add half the 6.3V winding will remedy that issue.  I built one that went into a small Hammond box with an IEC in and IEC out that would step up the incoming AC voltage by either 3 or 6 volts.  This is enough to prevent regulator issues from the dirty/saggy mains voltage we seem to run into when everyone kicks on the aircon.
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Reduction / Re: Problem with Integration upgrade
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 05:05:59 AM »
I'm glad to hear you got it up and running!
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Reduction / Re: Problem with Integration upgrade
« Last post by cpditter on Today at 04:55:11 AM »
Hi:

The rest of the build went fine...up and running, will give it a good listen tonight.

Thanks again for the assistance...guess my soldering skills (which are probably not great to start with) were really rusty when I started this process :)

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BeePre / Re: Beepre kit availability? No reply to my email
« Last post by jjvornov on Today at 02:52:09 AM »
A replacement is in the works.
Now that the weather is cooler, my BeePre is behaving itself. I held off buying one of the variacs I see all over the web that seem to have lots of reliability issues. But it would be nice to have a mod for the original that eliminated my summertime buzzing
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Crack / Re: Tube Rolling w/Crack
« Last post by Colonl_Charisma on Yesterday at 12:41:25 PM »
Thanks PB! That’s good to know.
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Mainline / Re: Mainline description on website incomplete
« Last post by Doc B. on Yesterday at 11:41:39 AM »
Thanks for the reminder. It's on our list of things to take care of.
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