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Offline mpeg2

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Completed Smash
« on: June 08, 2014, 06:03:18 AM »
Finished up this morn - passed resistance & voltage checks with no problems.

Hooked it up (replacing a quickie) for a quick listen - very nice (will have to wait 'till later for lengthy try out).

Quick smartphone picture below - I built a base out of Bocote & turned some knobs from Walnut while waiting for the kit to arrive.

I like the additional glow from the voltage regulator tube...


Offline johnsonad

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Re: Completed Smash
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:22:24 AM »
Nice job!
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Offline wullymc

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Re: Completed Smash
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 09:30:12 AM »

Looking forward to a review of the sound. :)
Project RPM5.1 with 2M Bronze/Graham Slee Era Gold V/Quickie with PJCSS/Paramount 1.1 300B/Woden Valiant

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Re: Completed Smash
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 12:33:20 PM »
I've now had a chance to listen for a little while - I really like it. Seems to be quite a step up from the Quickie - much more clarity in the sound and imaging. I now realize that I lost something when I put the quickie in the system - now back. I'm now experiencing the kind of sound that I had when I first connected up a Stereomour & BLH FR speakers. Of course, with the Stereomour, I really don't need a separate preamp - but will in the future when I get around to expanding things.

I'd certainly recommend the Smash preamp to anyone considering it.

The build was fairly easy and straightforward.

Chain: Yamaha CD player -> Smash -> Stereomour -> Madisound BK-16 speakers + Bucket subwoofer