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 on: Today at 12:25:34 AM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by Ed Schilling
Thanks Toopy. I really appreciate the kind words from you and everyone else as well. It's been an amazing ride for us. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a humble little speaker could have led me here, it's crazy and it's all due to folks that took a chance on a crazy dude in SC.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and I'll do everything I can to not disappoint anyone.
Ed

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 on: April 19, 2018, 12:19:54 PM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by tooppy
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 :

https://www.modushop.biz/site/index.php?route=product/search&search=amp%20camp

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

http://www.hifi2000.it/default.asp?Langid=1

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.



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 on: April 18, 2018, 09:33:18 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article209203154.html

It depresses me because I grew up there and had relatively good people running the show.  Now it's populated by the likes of idiots, transplants and thieves. 

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 on: April 09, 2018, 10:07:39 PM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by Henry
Martin, I re-read your first post and checked into your speakers with the upper 80's efficiency rating.  I'd recommend either the Ultravalve or Mivera amp of the ones which I'm familiar.  I just don't think you'll find the ACA nor a low-powered SET adequate to push them as needed.

Best of luck, Henry

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 on: April 09, 2018, 06:06:48 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Henry
Check out the washing machine repair video.  You'll know what I mean. Wink

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 on: April 09, 2018, 03:54:11 PM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by Henry
Hello Henry, I follow the link but it says product not found...I am also following the Romeyn amps..based in an HYpex module....do you know how they compare? ANd just in case you know: I read a SET amp is something special etc...ANd i am following an used Coincident Frankenstein MkII..it is only 8 watts though...do you have any experience in single ended SET and what is your opinion compared to the mivera? Thanky you, martin
Hey Martin, Yes it doesn't exist as he's making his own enclosures that are nicer and heavier now... and of course more expensive.  The insides are the same and you can see them if you click on the Icepower Shop tab at the top.  He has a standard and premium version.  I have the premium parts except for the binding posts.  I think the two are $1500 and $1800 respectively now.

Based on what I've read, I'd shy away from the hypex technology.

SETs are really nice and smooth with great midrange.  Nice with Horns.  They tend to lack bass resolution and slam, but they are delightful in many ways.  SETs sound natural and right imparting a non-fatiguing ease to music. I have a couple in the house and won't give them up.  I have two el-84 and one 300b . The 300b is a great tube IMO, but pricey.

Also, many here have Transcendent Sound OTLs that offer more solid state bass accuracy.  And don't discount the Amp Camp Amp.  diyAudio had them in stock for about two days, then sold out again.  They should be back soon and you can get on the notification list.  Easy to build and now in one chassis.  Great with Horns and well under $1000. You could buy a kit and chassis and pay someone to assemble it and still be well within budget. https://diyaudiostore.com/collections/kits/products/amp-camp-amp-kit?variant=7072933085218
If you decide the ACA is for you, grab a chassis (April 15) and then jump on the parts when they notify you.

I haven't heard the Coincident amps, but I've read good things about them.

I'm using the Mivera amp with big Bozaks and the Ultravalve with the Horns. 

As Ed says: "Choices are bad."  Smiley

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 on: April 09, 2018, 01:53:34 AM 
Started by Martin1 - Last post by Martin1
Hello Henry, I follow the link but it says product not found...I am also following the Romeyn amps..based in an HYpex module....do you know how they compare? ANd just in case you know: I read a SET amp is something special etc...ANd i am following an used Coincident Frankenstein MkII..it is only 8 watts though...do you have any experience in single ended SET and what is your opinion compared to the mivera? Thanky you, martin

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 on: March 29, 2018, 04:45:50 AM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Capt. Z
WOW. Some extreme high praise. But then having the Truth for several years and knowing how well it performs I would not have expected anything less.

The Truth actually made Salvatore's source sound better then using his source without the Truth. Probably due to the buffers.

From the review.............
"The Truth" is always performing at "its very best"; regardless of the input source and/or regardless of the amplifiers and cables it is driving. In short, "The Truth", any model, is never sonically compromised by the components it is used with, no matter how difficult they are to optimize.

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 on: March 28, 2018, 11:16:29 PM 
Started by Ed Schilling - Last post by Ed Schilling
All I can say is "wow". I had no idea what would be said. I don't get a preview! I was surprised at the results of the copper vs. silver. I was not on board with the silver at first but have come to the conclusion in my system I do think the silver is a "good thing" although I have not wired mine with it and not even with the VH copper. My "reference" is a single power supply, regular wire, just like 95% of them.

All can be upgraded to any level but honestly if you're happy now, why bother. I will not be upgrading mine! The changes made were just the natural evolution of the thing. Nothing can be done to the actual circuit to make it "better", no fancy parts, nothing. That leaves only the selector switch, RCA's, wire and the second supply. The selector is just fine and the RCA's are too. Fancy RCA's in my opinion will not sound any different but may hold up better to a lot of cable swapping. So that only leaves the p/s and wire. With the fancy wire and second supply it's "done". It has reached the "best it can get" stage.

Thank you, Mr. Arthur Salvatore for taking the time and effort to write about my "little baby".

Thanks to all of you guys too who took a chance on a goofball like me and trusted that I'd always be here for you. It means a lot to Helen, Sidney and I. We won't let you down!
Ed

And here we go!  http://www.high-endaudio.com/RECENT.html#Feb


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 on: March 25, 2018, 07:13:38 PM 
Started by Capt. Z - Last post by Henry
Dieter, of course you can post anything here about anything...

Hey Ed, I have a bad case of red ass and joined the NRA for another five years.  I'm not willing to have a fifth grade robot to tell me how to live.

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