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1  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / changes to The Truth.... on: October 18, 2017, 11:55:20 PM
I have decided to build all new ones  with dual power supplies. Yes, the price is going up but not very much. All ever built can have the second supply added if desired. I guess the question could it possibly "help" given the over the top performance when built as they all have been? That I can not answer and I'm sure no difference could be measured. So why do it? Well, the design is done and finished and there will never be any changes to the actual circuit. So what could be done to make it "as good as it can possibly be"? Well, dual power supplies and very fancy wire. The second supply is actually much less expensive than fancy wire! I'll offer the wire as an option but the dual supplies will now be standard. I have not added the wire or a second supply to mine btw. Never will do the wire but I may add a second supply one day. I see no need to rush.

The Ultimate Truth had dual supplies and very fancy wire. The "fail" was simply the xformers (they were just part of the extra circuit) , regardless of their cost were not transparent enough. On a scale of 1-10 they were a 9. The problem is that for the cost they needed to be a 10, meaning that the only thing they changed would be the 6-8 db of gain on one input. An option for 6-8 db of gain on 1 input in case it was needed for double the cost of The Truth is a fail but not a complete fail. Some would have been ecstatic with the result but we're picky. It had to be utterly transparent and was not. The experiment is not over but lets not forget the provide transparent gain for folks who have a phono stage that need additional gain for The Truth to be used. A better route at this time is a phono stage with 50 or more db of gain. The Transcendent Sound Phono Stage is excellent and has PLENTY of gain.

If anyone with the old silver case would like theirs in the new black one with or without the added power supply  I can do that and it's not really all that expensive either. I'm not really into "cosmetics" but the black box is a little nicer looking. Shoot me email or call with any questions!
Thanks for all the support, guys!
2  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: The Ultimate Truth lives............ on: October 10, 2017, 03:21:03 PM
Well, I never really understood Steve's post but that is ok. I run an active xover some of the time  and gain has never been an issue, as a matter of fact I have more gain with it. The system is.........DAC into Truth, Truth into active x-over (Boozehound Labs) output of active into the LF and HF amps which are directly hooked to 126 and Heil.

I have no idea why Steve's xovers require more drive than his DAC can supply. I say that because The Truth is very close to unity gain. It also can put out at least 1/4 amp of current, much more than most line stages and DACs. If he plugged his DAC directly into the active xover would there be enough "drive"? My guess is that it would go to "11", if not, well, something is fundamentally wrong. I may be missing something?

I also do not understand your connections either! Why would the preamp go into a Sub before the active xover? I would think.....DAC into pre amp, preamp into active xover, active xover to sub amp which is connected to Sub, and then also the active hooked to Horn amp.

This hookup will have plenty of gain. I can see no reason at all why a pre amp would go into a sub!

One last thought, many guys are running active systems and not experiencing what Steve described!
Hope this helps.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Irma, real time wind patterns, here she on: September 21, 2017, 10:16:44 AM
Hey James, thanks for the link! I bookmarked it. WTF is happening at Yellowstone?

Good to hear from you!
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Audiosector LM3875 kit amp no longer for sale on: September 10, 2017, 12:14:41 PM
Henry, considering I've owed you one for almost a will be sooner rather than later Smiley.

I bet the 22K input impedance was a factor but  with The Truth that is irrelevant.

ps.....I was talking about input sensitivity (expressed in volts) not input impedance, it seems it is low enough!
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Audiosector LM3875 kit amp for sale on: September 10, 2017, 09:49:01 AM
Hey Heny, what's the input sensitivity? Will it work with The Truth and a "normal" output source?
6  General Category / General Discussion / Irma, real time wind patterns, here she on: September 05, 2017, 02:53:07 PM
Kris sent me this link. You can zoom in and out and move the image view around the Earth.,24.94,718/loc=-80.594,25.528

7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: new pastime and/or hobby.... on: August 30, 2017, 06:50:33 PM
Another poor victim of the evil capitalist, Earth destroying, carbon spewing , sleds of the rich. I hope she get's well soon.
8  General Category / Guns, Motorcycles and other toys / Video of me on Helen's bike a few years ago on: August 29, 2017, 09:53:13 PM
Yea, this is Helen's bike. Yea, I can still ride it like this.....and she will not ride when it's hot! Hope to get her on the dirt roads and paths this winter. Mine is the red one visible at some point in the background.

And here is a short ride on my FSE 450.

I still ride like this but I no longer like to ride alone......only a couple years ago I did not even think about what would happen if I crashed all alone. Now I do think of that. So I got me one of those "Life Alerts" in case I fall and can not get up. See, not riding alone Smiley

Log in to see images............
9  General Category / Member pictures / Penelope Anne...... on: August 25, 2017, 05:40:20 PM
The beautiful and seductive war goat, Penelope Anne......  must be logged in to bask in her beauty!
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Ants in my Ac's Pants on: August 22, 2017, 08:12:23 PM
Hey Henry, I just remembered.....if they are the little tiny black "sugar ants" then this stuff called "Terro" will get them gone. I think True Value hardware stores have it. It's a liquid bait and you put it on maybe aluminum foil. It will attract them and you'll see a lot more of them. Then one day they will be gone. It does not evaporate quickly so you can leave some in a bottle cap or 4 around the units.

Hope this helps!
11  General Category / General Discussion / interview with his friend Alice Cooper on: August 14, 2017, 09:49:50 PM

Just so sad his slipping into darkness.............
12  General Category / General Discussion / new pastime and/or hobby.... on: August 10, 2017, 10:46:06 PM
I can't remember if it was our friend Tod or Jim that sent the image that inspired me to do my part. Someone needs to make sure our friends get the support they need to recover. So with that in mind here is my first effort at helping them get through their ordeal. You must be logged in to see the image. Clicking on image makes it bigger, at least on my box.

13  General Category / General Discussion / Glen Campbell on: August 08, 2017, 10:23:15 PM

The second one is awesome.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Helen"s pictures published! on: August 06, 2017, 06:41:39 PM
There's another. Hampton Preston Mansion..............they credited to someone else but fixed it.  When I was the Maint. Super.  I worked for the "Richland County Historic Preservation Commision". "Historic Columbia" was a rival of ours and they always wanted "our" property. We Had the Robert Mills House, Hampton Preston Mansion, Woodrow Wilson's Boyhood Home and the Mann-Simons Cottage.

RCHPC was later dissolved and Historic Columbia "won the battle". We NEVER called Hampton Preston a "house" it was a Mansion and the real treasures were in the basement.....

The Houses were (when I was there)  decorated with real artifacts and set up to be "period appropriate" and what they looked like when they were in "their prime".
15  General Category / General Discussion / Helen"s pictures published! on: August 05, 2017, 09:14:49 AM
SC picture project by SCIWAY............

In another life I was the Maint. Supervisor for the Historic Commision and the Mills house was one of 4 that I took care of.
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