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    Golden Gate rejuvenated

    It has been a frustrating few months. I had my GG updated with super clocks R2R and the ps modified to be more compatible with 242s back in May.
    Unfortunately the amanero usb board decided to give up the ghost shortly after the mods were carried out.
    Long story short, now have it back in perfect working order. Plus a nice new earth terminal, further ps tweets (Greg assures me) and the output reduced, as previously my pre was getting saturated with some high level recordings. Almost thought it had been the wrong decision to go for the 242s.
    It is sounding better than ever using 4x DSD with Jriver upsampling.

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    So, happy ending?

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    Hi dctom

    What output tubes have you been using before?
    Do you also have the chipless DSD512 engine?
    I'm happy you are happy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by christoph View Post
    Hi dctom

    What output tubes have you been using before?
    Do you also have the chipless DSD512 engine?
    I'm happy you are happy now
    How are your 242s going.

    He had the 242 but then had a mild gain issue which he got fixed. He also has PX4. We tried special 45 at his they didn't work too well and PX25 worked better than PX4. Though that might change with the new gain
    Audition recordings: Zero Distortion Link; Reference Components: Zero Distortion Link; Own: Lampi GG One-day-to-get: Apogee Scintilla, or a horn (with Tenor 75 OTL ), Preamp to be fit in to suit the gain and drive the power amp. Analog: TBD

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    Thanks, I was using PX4s before I got the 242s in May when I got the upgrade.

    Did not bother with the chipless engine at the time as I am using a linux server and it only goes up to 256. Linux can go to 512 now but I have heard it is not that stable at the moment.

    I am very happy with the current sound, it is considerably better than with the 242 previously.
    Last edited by dctom; 11-15-2017 at 03:17 PM.

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    Bill has now started grounding his tubes directly instead of his chassis. This has given him a new jump and the normal 45s, which we never liked are sounding the best with his current set up.
    Audition recordings: Zero Distortion Link; Reference Components: Zero Distortion Link; Own: Lampi GG One-day-to-get: Apogee Scintilla, or a horn (with Tenor 75 OTL ), Preamp to be fit in to suit the gain and drive the power amp. Analog: TBD

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    how does he manage to connect them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dctom View Post
    how does he manage to connect them?
    PM him, no idea about the details. He has these cages he can insert around the tubes and he connects those, I think. Creating partial faraday cages.
    Audition recordings: Zero Distortion Link; Reference Components: Zero Distortion Link; Own: Lampi GG One-day-to-get: Apogee Scintilla, or a horn (with Tenor 75 OTL ), Preamp to be fit in to suit the gain and drive the power amp. Analog: TBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by dctom View Post
    how does he manage to connect them?
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo75 View Post
    PM him, no idea about the details. He has these cages he can insert around the tubes and he connects those, I think. Creating partial faraday cages.
    Thought I would try making a Faraday cage myself

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