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Offline debk

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2012, 04:01:15 AM »
Replaced the Solen Silver caps with a 10uf Clarity Cap MR's (they are big suckers)

I felt the Solens were a little muddy sounding in the mid range.  The clarity Caps sound much more transparent.  I like it much better

I know I didn't give the Solen Silver caps much time, but the difference with the clarity caps is not small and i assume will only get better as they burn in

Happy Holidays

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 Chris

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2012, 01:23:00 PM »
Just want to say , (WITHOUT BEING SEXIST) , that i think it is EXTREMELY awesome that this forum has a female kicking diy audio butt like YOU......and i agree with your purple choice... i chose and worked with purpleheart wood for an audio project that just looked fabulous.. it is truly an amazing wood from good ol mother nature.... great choice, you have good taste... :)

Offline earwaxxer

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2012, 01:30:58 PM »
Yes, I agree, that, It's yaa cool. And no sexism etc. Ya. Alright. Sorry - USA. Ahh, Ok, I'll shut up....
Eric
Emotiva XPA-2, Magnepan MMG (mod), Quickie (mod), JRiver, Wyrd4sound uLink, Schiit Gungnir, JPS Digital power cord, MIT power cord, JPS Labs ultraconductor wire throughout, HSU sub. powered by Crown.

Offline debk

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2012, 11:30:02 PM »
Thank you guys!

Chris, I too love Purpleheart wood.  I used it on the bases of a pair of 300b DRD amps inbuilt and had my Sota TT made with Purpleheart


Thanks again for the kind word

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 Gregory Peyton

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 12:50:18 PM »
Deb, Yer killin' me here! I love the looks of your amp! And yes, I am a lover of the purpleheart wood as well. It does however, do bad things to my lungs. Must be very careful around it.
 And then I see Hanks amp. Good lord guys! Very Very nice stuff. Gives me something to shoot for.
Greg Peyton
 System makeup: Decware "Rachael" integrated amp.;Rega Apollo 'R'; Emotiva ERC3 CDP; Decware ZOB speakers W/FRX2 drivers; Audio Nirvana subs w/Velodyne SMS-1;  Blue Heaven Nordost cables, Pangea/PS Audio power cables, BPT power conditioner

Offline debk

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 03:01:40 PM »
Working with Purpleheart wood can be dangerous the dust can be toxic to some

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 kip.duff

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2016, 04:34:30 AM »
Replaced the Solen Silver caps with a 10uf Clarity Cap MR's (they are big suckers)

I felt the Solens were a little muddy sounding in the mid range.  The clarity Caps sound much more transparent.  I like it much better

I know I didn't give the Solen Silver caps much time, but the difference with the clarity caps is not small and i assume will only get better as they burn in

Happy Holidays

Deb

Debk:
Looking at Paramount cap upgrade options (too many)- and there's a sale at PCX.  I see this post is old- but relevant to me now.  The original kit spec for the output/parafeed/Cpf cap is 3.3uF.  Your post states a value here of 10uF (Clarity Cap MR)- I would like to get a confirmation/advice for correct/prefered capacitance value before I order.  Where did you wind up for the coupling cap (Cc 0.1uF 630V) and cathode bypass cap (Ck 47uF 450V)?  Any advice appreciated- much thanks in advance, Kip.......

PS: I'm also building BeePre and Eros.

Offline adeep42

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Re: Purple Paramount!
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2016, 04:52:35 AM »
Deb, have seen your posts around the forum and, I think on other forums. Woman or man, your work is fantastic. Would love to see pics of your whole system.

Best regards and keep up the great work,

Alan
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Eros
VPI Prime
Ortofon Cadenza Bronze
Bob's Devices VPI SUT
Phoenix Eagle PSU & Tach
Cambridge 752BD
Apple Airport Express
PrimaLuna Prologue Pre-amp
PrimaLuna Prologue Amps(as mono-blocks)
Martin Logan Summit X's