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 on: October 21, 2017, 01:12:20 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Capt. Z
Hi Steve;

I am doing well and are back living in Spain. Just been back to the states for a holiday. Had a chance seeing Ed and his new Truth.

eBay probably is the best place finding any kind of knob. That's were I found mine several years ago.

 on: October 21, 2017, 10:38:48 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
Hey Capt Z, how are you?

The other reason I want to change knobs, besides a cool look, is that a larger diameter knob would give a greater degree of control. The Truth has a fairly sensitive volume control, and a larger diameter knob will make incremental volume changes easy. Especially for a guy with aging fingers.


 on: October 21, 2017, 09:22:49 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Capt. Z
I just want a cool looking set of knobs for mine.

You should find some on eBay.

 on: October 21, 2017, 08:48:48 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
I just want a cool looking set of knobs for mine.

 on: October 19, 2017, 03:04:53 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by theophile
That's very kind of you to inform us about it Ed. I love your little gem more every time I hear it.

 on: October 18, 2017, 11:55:20 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Ed Schilling
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!

 on: October 10, 2017, 07:43:00 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
Hey Derockster, I'm running an usual system. Don't take my experience as typical. It just took awhile to dial things in. Let me state the Truth works fine; damn near nothing else comes close. I ran mine with a quality solid state ATI amp in my prior system, and my son borrowed it for use in his system driving a Quicksilver tube amp. He liked it so much I had a tough time getting it back!! Purchase and fear not. Take care.

 on: October 10, 2017, 06:34:34 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by derockster
Hi All,

Hook up aside, I simply wanted to be sure that it would work in my system.
Seems another call to Ed is forthcoming.



 on: October 10, 2017, 05:55:38 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Steve F
Ed, My system's problem was that the power amps needed more drive that the Truth being fed by either the DAC or TS phono pre could provide when my crossover was set unity gain. I really could peg the volume control without clipping the amps. There was no 11. Now I didn't plug any devices directly into the crossover for comparison, just in case a woofer cone would get shot across my room. I simply raised the output on the crossover, finally deciding about 6 DB was about right. I suspect my power amps were the issue. In any case, the system sounds great, and I'm happy.

Edit: I doubt another preamp would have made a difference. And no I never felt the need to check.

 on: October 10, 2017, 03:21:03 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Ed Schilling
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.

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