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Online Paul Birkeland

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2020, 07:36:40 AM »
Here is a green Stereomour II that I just completed for a customer.  It is setup with a 4 pin balanced headphone jack up front for driving power hungry headphones off the speaker outputs.  The customer opted for the DC filament upgrade to keep it super quiet, as well as the shunt regulated driver supply. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2020, 08:20:06 AM »
Very nice.  45 or 2A3 (or both)?  Either way, I think the purchaser will be very happy.

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Roon Intel NUC ->  Yggdrasil DAC -> BeePre (w/ BeeQuiet and EML 300B)  -> Kaiju (w/ DCFil and EML 300B) or Stereomour II (2A3 [EML Mesh] and 45 Conversion [EML 45B])  -> Audeze LCD4

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2020, 09:39:22 AM »
It's built for 45s.  Both isn't an option on the S2.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2020, 10:56:39 AM »
Hello

  I have a S.E.X kit that I have 1/2 assembled that I need to get done.  I don't have a space to work on it anymore is this something you can help me out with?

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2020, 11:29:44 AM »
Yes, you can e-mail me at pb(at)bottlehead(dot)com and we can discuss this further.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 08:10:42 AM »
This is a Crack with a green vein top and walnut base I just finished.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2020, 11:09:51 AM »
@PB could you explain how you got the top finish / color done? It looks very cool!

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 11:13:44 AM »
A powder coating gun and an oven!

For powders with any kind of metallic particles, the Harbor Freight gun is pretty decent.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 11:24:37 AM »
I feared so. Out of my league for now! Looks to be worth a try on the next project. Truly inspiring builds PB.

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2021, 03:55:49 AM »
All these builds look fabulous, Paul!  You're an engineer, artisan and artist!

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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2021, 01:51:45 PM »
Eons ago (August), I put in an order for the chassis and input transformers for a super customized BeePre, and the input transformers finally showed up!  This particular customer wanted two balanced inputs as well as balanced outputs, so I had to use an 8P3T switch in order to switch each set of XLR jacks into the input transformers, then to either switch between the input transformers or the one set of unbalanced input jacks.  I made this similar in size to one of the BeePre 2 prototypes I made some years ago and powder coated it black, then installed MonAmour transformer covers over the power transformers. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2021, 03:26:17 PM »
Holy smokes!  That looks great, nice work PB! Congrats to the new owner!
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2021, 03:29:25 PM »
I couldn't quite talk him into the remote like yours has. 
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2021, 12:31:14 AM »
That ladder attenuator is the bees knees. You should post a photo of my build here too.
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Re: Kit Assembly Gallery
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2021, 05:40:02 AM »
Sure thing!
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