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Now to shortlist a suitable power amp to match. While funds build ever-slowly in the meantime, the Klein Dac/Pre will be feeding into my Exposure 2010S2 (integrated).

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That Exopsure 2010S2 looks really nice Adam - bet it sounds good too.

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Sounds fantastic. Can't wait till I can find some Polymax XHD batts and give the room some treatment - it's well and truly the weakest link at the moment.

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Clay, I'll be watching the thread closely for updates after listening tests. How long are we talking here? Few weeks?

Either way do we have an idea of pricing yet?

Exciting stuff!

Matt

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Hi Matt,

I'm expecting the boards to arrive late next week & then say another week for fine tuning, firmware tweeking etc.

Pricing; roughly arround 2k to 2.5k depending on what options are selected. I just need to catch up on some PSU, DAC orders & then I will work out an accurate breakdown.

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The boards arrived late yesterday so I have made a start. This is a serious build with three PCB's & the main one being about double the size of a Klein DAC. For all the signal switching I'm using a nice Japanese Omron relay - a sealed unit with gold plated contacts.

Also a few other tasty components I will tell you about later.

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Well finally after a super busy week filling DAC & PSU orders I managed to get the prototype up & running.

All good which is a relief as there was a lot of new PCB cad work & one mistake can stop everything.

I will take it home for the weekend & see how she sounds after an overnight run in.

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OK it now has a few hours run in time & I thought mid morning while I'm nice & fresh would be a good a time for a quick listen with a bit of volume.

Now I'm totally biased as it's my product so take this with a grain of salt.

OMG! this thing is a major step up from a Klein DAC & way better than my beloved Konvertor valve output DAC.

The sound stage is totally amazing, it just goes way beyond the speakers with incredible height. Bass is massive & a bit overblown but that is typical signature of un run-in Silmic II caps. They need at least two hundred hours to sound right.

OK enough of my ranting, next move is to get it in a proper case & over to some independent listeners for some unbiased feedback.

It will take a little while as I have another busy week with orders & a BAS to do.

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Now I'm very excited !!........ Must be patient

Well done Clay

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