Introducing Seductor, our latest amp!

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Reply #15 on: September 08, 2014, 02:59:10 PM
Too. Many. Choices. Just when I was leaning towards a one-box wonder Stereomour, you bring out the Seductor and all it's options.  Better go pour myself a Scotch and ponder the possibilities... :o

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Reply #16 on: September 08, 2014, 03:28:28 PM
Choices are a good thing!

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Reply #17 on: September 09, 2014, 05:30:38 AM
Seductor Vs. SEX. I'm trying to decide which would be a better match for my system. I've got a Quickie and was looking at getting some Blumenstein Orcas. Who will play the nicest together?

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Reply #18 on: September 09, 2014, 05:41:41 AM
If you don't plan on using headphones, then go for the Seductor.

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Reply #19 on: September 09, 2014, 05:59:32 AM
We're gonna do a write up to a logical approach to combining things. But in the meantime a good rule of thimb is if it comes with a volume knob (S.E.X., Stereomour, Crack, Mainline) it was not really intended to have a preamp (Quickie, Smash, BeePre) ahead of it. If it has no volume control (Quicksand,Seductor, Paramount) it needs a control preamp (Quickie, Smash, BeePre) or at least a passive controller (Submissive) ahead of it.

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Reply #20 on: September 09, 2014, 06:31:41 AM
Very good. Thank you Gentlemen!

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Reply #21 on: September 10, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
Now how about S.E.X vs. Smash/Seductor vs. Stereomour for the Blumenstein Orcas? Just curious.

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Reply #22 on: September 10, 2014, 05:46:57 PM
Now how about S.E.X vs. Smash/Seductor vs. Stereomour for the Blumenstein Orcas? Just curious.
Stereomour will sound the best.
SEX will do the job, and drive headphones.
Seductor will be in between, offering more power than the SEX, but not the level of fidelity of the Stereomour.  It will also require a line stage or other manner of volume control in front of it.

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Reply #23 on: September 10, 2014, 05:51:42 PM
Stereomour will sound the best.
SEX will do the job, and drive headphones.
Seductor will be in between, offering more power than the SEX, but not the level of fidelity of the Stereomour.  It will also require a line stage or other manner of volume control in front of it.

Thanks for clarifying that, I was just curious to see if the Smash/Seductor would be of greater resolution than the Stereomour despite the cost difference, however I suppose that is the advantage of the Stereomour being integrated.

Trent Rosa


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Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014, 05:53:48 PM
Thanks for clarifying that, I was just curious to see if the Smash/Seductor would be of greater resolution than the Stereomour despite the cost difference, however I suppose that is the advantage of the Stereomour being integrated.
The advantage to Seductor/Smash is modularity and upgrade potential.  The Smash will (shortly) have a C4S/shunt regulator upgrade, as well as taking the BeeQuiet.  The Seductor is also incredibly versatile in terms of tube rolling, we will have more on that shortly!

-PB
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Reply #25 on: September 12, 2014, 01:29:03 PM
Thanks to everyone who took advantage of the pre-release pricing of the first ten kits!

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Reply #26 on: September 22, 2014, 11:21:19 AM
I just edited the first post of this thread to include a picture of the underside of a completed Seductor.

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Reply #27 on: September 22, 2014, 12:01:46 PM
I just edited the first post of this thread to include a picture of the underside of a completed Seductor.

Thanks for the update, Josh. That's a real nice clean layout. Something we've come to expect from Bottlehead. Keep up the great work.



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Reply #28 on: September 23, 2014, 09:16:44 AM
Looks nice. Great price!

Can you tell me the output impedance of Seductor and Paramount?

Thanks,
Kevin



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Reply #29 on: September 23, 2014, 09:24:19 AM
I will let PJ weigh in on the actual output impedance of each amp. Seductor can be wired for 2,4,8 and 16 ohm loudspeakers. Strapped as a mono amp the taps would be 4,8,16 and 32 ohms. Paramount can be wired for 4,8 and 16 ohm loudspeakers.

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