Pontus R2R Loaner

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  1. alvin1118

    alvin1118 MOT - VINSHINE AUDIO

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    Pontus and Ares are with Bob now.
     
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    Can't wait to read some reviews from this tour. Both are considerations in my chain and look like great alternatives to the standard fare.

    Thanks Alvin!
     
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    Taken using my antique Canon EOS, sorry, my photo taking skill is poor. :(
     
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    Both Pontus and Ares are now at the 70 hr mark for burn-in. @alvin1118 has requested that they receive 200 Hrs burn-in before measurements. Subsequent power on cycles should only need 24 hr warm-up according to Alvin. Both units are receiving AES/EBU or SPDIF from a Dante receiver at 44.1 KHz with music from the entire library playing during the burn-in process.
     
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    Appreciate you taking one for the team on this part!

    It'll be nice to able to plug-in, fiddle a bit, and get to proper listening within a day or so.

    For a variety of reasons, I'm actually looking forward to hearing these two units (which, after the Audio-GD S19 debacle, I wasn't sure was going to happen again outside the realms of better-known, higher-priced, units). So much so that, even if my Hugo 2 arrives at the same time*, I'm going to give priority to the Denafrips units both for listening and for getting them written up.

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    *Based on what I'm told, it should. Though based on what I was told I should have had it at the end of the week before last. And what I was told before that would have put it in my hands in April (to be fair, they didn't say which April). So this probably won't happen.
     
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    200 hr mark will be 20170716-0140 GMT. Then I need to find two contiguous 8 hr periods for measurements which may be a bit challenging with a number of corporate system measurements competing during that time frame, and a couple of AES commitments to attend.
     
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  7. alvin1118

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    Pontus and Ares passed 200hrs mark ?
     
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    Yes, now at 215 hrs. My social director informed me I have two events to attend today, so it will be Monday or Tuesday before I begin, depending on corporate calendar.
     
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    Great! I'm so excited !
     
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    Yo, @sphinxvc I put my name up there in an early post but don't see my name on the list...
     
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    Not sure how I missed you, sorry; added.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    20170812 - I handed the Pontus R2R to @Torq today. Measurements will post after Torq gives me the ok that he has finished his auditioning and notes.
     
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    Man I wish I could have signed up. Looking forward to the impressions.
     
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    Currently awaiting a response from @Hands in regards to shipping this to him. In advance of that I've pinged @Clemmaster as well, just in case @Hands isn't around or has changed his mind on this one, to keep things moving along.

    It'll ship out as soon as I have someone to ship it to!
     
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    Seems like @Hands responded and the Pontus will be shipped to him.

    I will be on vacations September 1st htough 10th, so I won't be able to follow @Hands.

    @sphinxvc : can I be pushed back in the queue?
     
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    The Pontus is now on it's way to @Hands.
     
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    @sphinxvc I will need to drop out due to travel and moving.
     
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    Put me in coach?
     
  20. sphinxvc

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    Done and done.
     

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