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Well here are the internals of my DHT Pre...& like @kelossus I am not technically minded to know if the wiring does make a difference...

 

I have not had the opportunity to hear it yet (it has only recently been completed & it is still with the builder...Falls Audio)...but those who have are VERY enthusiastic...

 

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47 minutes ago, Steve M said:

That looks great Rob, any shots of her on top?? :unsure:

 

Steve your wish is my command...separate power supply then "top side"...

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Wow Rob!! You did not disappoint absolutely beautiful timber work and presentation of vintage transformers and oil filled/paper capacitors.

 

Is that aged curly sheoak or Tassie oak in the chassis ...I think I'm in love. :love

 

steve

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14 minutes ago, Rob181 said:

 

Steve your wish is my command...separate power supply then "top side"...

RB DHT Power Supply.jpg

RB DHT PRE 1.jpg

Very nice Rob! Congratulations on your new preamp! I have heard Falls Audio creations, I love them!

 

Perhaps time to upgrade your preamp casing Paul? I have always been recommending this casing over anything else, looks and sounds great!! @hedalfa

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12 hours ago, Rob181 said:

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Nice cabinet. Is that wood silky oak?

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@SteveM & @Nada

@fell off the boat

The wood is Silky Oak...it was an old desk I had that had been left exposed to the elements...the top had split & was in poor condition...

I dismantled it & Paul's brother build the cabs from the pieces of timber I gave him...did a bloody good job to...but not cheap...

 

I have had a NOS Dac built at the same time...notice the similarities...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rob181 said:

@SteveM & @Nada

@fell off the boat

The wood is Silky Oak...it was an old desk I had that had been left exposed to the elements...the top had split & was in poor condition...

I dismantled it & Paul's brother build the cabs from the pieces of timber I gave him...did a bloody good job to...but not cheap...

 

I have had a NOS Dac built at the same time...notice the similarities...

 

 

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Beautiful cabinets, but let down by those knobs IMHO. Everyone else is a critic on this thread ;)

Edited by enikoy

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45 minutes ago, Steve M said:

Yes, the 101D is a bit tight and lacks bloom in the bass.

 

I heard that in a certain 101D based preamp too but I imagine with another topology eg different output transformers and caps it might sound very different?

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3 minutes ago, enikoy said:

 

Beautiful cabinets, but let down by those knobs IMHO. Everyone else is a critic on this thread ;)

 

Personally I think the silky oak wood should have been weathered for another 10 years to improve sound quality by being matured on the south side of the deck to achieve a slightly more transparent blush in the upper mid-range. Also the actually component layout is far too neat and suggests the builder lacks flair and panache.  How dare a fellow Aussie think he can build something outstanding and be better then mediocre.:wacko:

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1 hour ago, Rob181 said:

 

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That looks excellent Rob. Youve done brilliantly.

Can you fill us in on the build:

? tube rectification

? volume control

?transformer output

?TDA1541a

 This thread is wandering beautifully off topic so lets keep up the good work. :)

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@enikoyMy knob...how dare you Sir criticise my knob...I will have you know that in the flesh my knob looks very upmarket...

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2 hours ago, Rob181 said:

@SteveM & @Nada

@fell off the boat

The wood is Silky Oak...it was an old desk I had that had been left exposed to the elements...the top had split & was in poor condition...

I dismantled it & Paul's brother build the cabs from the pieces of timber I gave him...did a bloody good job to...but not cheap...

 

I have had a NOS Dac built at the same time...notice the similarities...

 

 

IMG_6288.jpg

IMG_6287.jpg

@Rob181Fantastic!!! That's probably the best KillerDAC case I've ever seen :love:love

You'll have one bloody amazing system! (Looks and sound) :thumb:

 

 

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@fell off the boat...following is a comment I made in a PM...

We are experimenting with chokes at the moment...you will note this 1 has a Tamura 4004...I have just sent him a Tango MC 10 200D & he/we will compare the 2...

Craig believes the combination of the wood/copper has improved the sonics...that makes my day considering I am not a "techie" & was my idea for that very reason...

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1 hour ago, Rob181 said:

@enikoyMy knob...how dare you Sir criticise my knob...I will have you know that in the flesh my knob looks very upmarket...

 

Next thing I'll be criticising your driving ;)

 

The DAC & amp have such a great Art Deco look, I'd have to change the knobs.

 

Maybe even "chicken heads"! 

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Yes Rob, very very nice TDA1541 Killerdac build :thumb:  I've got one of those too just an uglier version, tuned by the infamous Kajak12 and sounds top notch.

 

Steve

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