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1  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: May 11, 2018, 01:17:34 PM
Yes Michel, get something better than a phone before making a decision.  Invest in a good preamp and take the phone out of the loop.  If you are bent on streaming, get tidal hifi and a Topping d10.  The d10 streams from various sources and does well.  However; it needs more than a phone to be satisfying.

Thanks Henry, I am going to look after this equipment I never heard of.
2  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: May 11, 2018, 01:14:46 PM

I burst in laugh reading your post because I know that very well, you are of course 200% right, and I said it myself.
But you know....I have a fucken good phone  Grin Grin Grin Grin !!!!

I am listening now my CDs and librairy with an Onkyo C-N7050 but I need to connect it trough the Oppo HA-2, far still from ideal but already pleasing.

So for a world class line stage, I know one guy doing that  Grin Grin.....but I don't know if he can make it into the actual amp-camp kit chassis, with a bunch of cinch out and a good RIIA for my turntable,  I have to ask him  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

3  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: May 09, 2018, 06:15:10 AM

It is my first class A amp after 45 years of listening music, I have done mainly this amp for this reason, I wanted to know.
I switch on an leave it for 24H, not connected to anything.
Now I am listening from my phone through an Oppo HA-2 phone amplifier which play here as DAC and pre-amp.
Different from what I am used to but it is not a "revelation".
I need to work on the source and isten a lot more.
4  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: May 08, 2018, 07:31:17 AM

I just finish mine which was just the previous model but I am going to recieve the latest power supply.

Here are some pictures :

It is my first time soldering on PCB, so I am surprised nothing burn or smoke  Cool.
I first inverted Q4 with Q3  Roll Eyes  I managed to de-solder with a heating pump.
It works, I connected my phone with 2RCA/mini-jack cord, far from perfect, I have problem setting Bias precisely.
For the time being I leave it as it is, I will see that again when I got the new power supply as I will have to set it again.

The problem then is the source, I need an excellent pre-amp but I am not sure I am at the right place here, isn't it Ed ?  Grin Grin (Congratulations man , I am very very happy for you )
A good pre-amp that could run an as good DAC and could read DLNA through wifi, for my music which is on a Synology NAS.
And while we are at it, an RIIA circuit for my turntable and extra inputs.....all these of course stack into the exact same box than the Amp-Camp.

Voilà, voilà !

5  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: amp for the truth preamp on: April 19, 2018, 12:19:54 PM
Ed....congratulations, I am very very very happy for you !
You deserve it man !

Do you think you can built one Truth into the "new" Am-Camp actual casing ?
Here is the link :

The main site is here, you probably know it, they have knobs also :

I bought a the amp-camp kit but the casing was from this link as I am a European, that is where the DYI forum advised me to buy.
Now I am left with doing soldering the thing......I don't know if I can manage.... I have to find a scrapped PCB to training  Sad Cry

The idea would be to have a set Truth + Amp_Camp into separate but identical casings.

Again.....Bravo my friend, these kind of review is rewarding and give real meanings to your work.

6  General Category / Guns, Motorcycles and other toys / You'll might be interested on: April 18, 2017, 12:36:11 PM
I am wondering if this guy have enough  Shocked
7  General Category / Guns, Motorcycles and other toys / Re: DIY silencer vs. commercial! on: October 09, 2015, 03:16:14 PM
May I suggest you don't leave it screwed on the barrel. Take it off after use otherwise chemical and condensation are going to screw up your barrel and it doesn't take long, few months only.
Here we aren't allowed to hunt with it, only shooting in a stand but that's where it is the most useful, when you get a bunch of gunners around, you get home and will never hear your horns anymore.
8  General Category / Guns, Motorcycles and other toys / Re: DIY silencer vs. commercial! on: October 07, 2015, 01:49:59 PM
I won't fire anything without a silencer.
On rimefire virtually anything can work, you can DIY with pvc tube, metal mesh etc... in fact the cheapest works as fine.
When you get into the 300 game calibers some of those things have been flying away at the first shot, you need here something more serious, but not a 400€ BS !!!
Less recoil, less noise, no flame, you gain everywhere, as far as accuracy is concerned, it is not what matter, look for consistency instead and correct your settings if any need to be.
In England they make some very serious silencers which do not cost and arm and a leg :
9  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: JRiver Or? on: September 10, 2015, 01:52:12 PM
Steve, what do you want to do ? what is your computer OS ?
10  General Category / General Discussion / These guys are doing big on: February 16, 2015, 11:46:53 AM
I watch this site for a long time and it is worth a look or two.
They are specialized in repairing huge JBL speakers but not only :
11  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Computer Audio..... on: December 11, 2014, 10:56:01 AM
Back to this topic.

I think I manage to have a simple system working well.
I have two NAS Synology (because I recovered an old one so I have two now) - an integrated amp - and an Onkyo C-N7050 which is a CD - DSD player - DLNA and DAC.
From that Onkyo I can read all my music stored on the NAS and get internet radios. It is a good CD player as well.
I can read straight the music stored on my smartphone, or use it as a very nice remote for the Onkyo.
My computer do not need to be switched on, so no noise.

A very convenient system in fact.

Side note:
-for those having a Synology and a smartphone, there is a free application provided by Synology call DS Audio allowing you read on your phone all the music stored in the NAS + the internet radios.
Add a small portable DAC to your smartphone to read high res files, a headset are set for great music at night in bed for example, disturbing nobody.
Great time really for music listeners
12  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Two interesting videos on: March 26, 2014, 01:06:06 PM
Take it easy Sonic, no offense intented from my part.

What "this"  Roll Eyes guy says is mainly correct and I mentioned it in my post, easy... man... easy.
But all what he says drive you straight to what he sells, and that dilute the truth he could have said.

As for room accoutic did you noticed what I wrote ? I even gave a link....
13  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Two interesting videos on: March 25, 2014, 11:46:11 AM
Hi Sonic,

I view your video, I agree on the HiFi rip off like cables and such. Your guy has something to sell also :

Frankly I don't want to see my living room with all these panels which also cost an arm and a leg !

But I agree that room configuration is important, probably not as much as he claims.
And there are many softs which can help very effectively for a fraction of the price.
Have a look here :

14  General Category / Technical discussion / Two interesting videos on: March 22, 2014, 01:05:23 PM
Here is a link. The article is in French but you don't care, two interesting videos are embeded in.
The second one is in fact three segments, once a part is finished, it "rewinds" and plays automatically the next one.
This second video is technical and the reason why I placed it here.



15  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Truth Integrated on: January 13, 2014, 04:12:58 PM
I was waiting for that !
Hope you propose that built sometime
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