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Offline xcortes

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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2013, 02:47:27 AM »
Not on the catalog. I checked already. I also shoot him an email.
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 08:44:45 AM »
Only need to order some caps. I'm thinking auricaps for the output. Don't know what to use for the cathode bypass but being only 16v I guess there's some exotic things possible? Of course Auricaps would also be nice there. And maybe mills 12w for the cathode resistors?

Edit: PE has the mills for 4.25 ea

If you plan to put in the stepped attenuator, I would wait to install any upgrade caps until that's in.  It will slightly alter the position of the coupling cap in the left channel if that capacitor is sufficiently large (I think more than 1.25" in diameter).

The cathode bypass caps that come with the kit are pretty exotic, though a higher end line of Nichicon capacitors has been released fairly recently (KA I think?).  YMMV on what fits, I spec'd in the manual that the top of the cap should touch the nylon standoff close by.  I think a little more diameter would fit, but probably not more length.

The Mills 8 Ohm/12 Watt/1% resistors are a nice choice, and actually a very easy retrofit once the kit is complete. 
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 07:56:16 PM »
Any news on when these attenuator kits will ship?
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2013, 05:10:17 AM »
We are awaiting the indicator panels and Josh has been working to get the BeeQuiet manual processed. We hope to have it all wrapped up and start shipping them next week.
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 07:37:29 AM »
I think we (not really including me) will be packing up the first of these kits today.
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2013, 05:29:30 AM »
Great!  looking forward to getting this installed...actually, looking forward to starting the build altogether.

thx for the update Doc!
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2013, 03:55:44 PM »
Standing by and ready for the BeeQuiet.  Hope to see mine soon!
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 04:15:35 PM by johnsonad »
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 09:50:07 AM »
Is the manual done?

Thanks
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 12:03:13 PM »
I got my kit today. The manual looks fine.

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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 07:48:49 PM »
I hope to receive the kit sometime soon!!!!!
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2013, 05:54:35 AM »
For those awaiting their attenuator upgrade, I chose a very unusual, high quality switch that a few vendors have, but generally in very low quantities.  We will buy up what we can, and at the same time we will push on our primary parts vendors to keep these in stock for us.

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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2013, 12:43:51 PM »
The kit went together fine. I think it sounds better than the stock pot.
Balance is fine. I really like the way this pramp is sounding!

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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 04:21:00 AM »
One small manual correction.  Page 14, last step. Change "fine" to "coarse".

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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 01:56:23 PM »
Will these kits ship this week?
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Re: The BeeQuiet Stepped Attenuator upgrade for the BeePre preamp kit
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2013, 03:32:43 PM »
The remainder of the switches are scheduled to arrive on Friday, and shipment will follow with relative immediacy. 
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