AdvanTech
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Interest check on a Pass XA30.8 amp. Anyone looking for such a thing? Jan 19, 2023

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    1. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Interest check on a Pass XA30.8 amp. Anyone looking for such a thing?
      1. zonto
        zonto
        What are you moving to?
        Jan 19, 2023
      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I’ve picked up a Luxman L-590AXII.
        Jan 19, 2023
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    3. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Anyone know if active bass traps like PSI Audio’s AVAA C20 are legit?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Would more subs help? I don't know. Maybe if positioned right?

        I've never done this stuff, but I remember reading that you can't cure a bass node with amplification, because it would take an infinite amount.
        Oct 8, 2022
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      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        You seem to have to modes at around thirty and fifty Hz, if I understand it correctly the bag ends will be able to deal with these, if you want to get reverberation time done in the whole bass region the PSI will be better. I know some who found it worth the money. At that price a dealer should be willing to loan the PSI to you. Then you can decide whether you think it is money well spent
        Oct 10, 2022
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      4. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        If you just want to speed up decay times to reduce muddy/boomy bass and not manipulate FR, passive traps work well. Whether they blend into your decor is a separate question.
        Jan 19, 2023
    4. AdvanTech
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        boners for midrange club?
        May 24, 2022
        Cryptowolf and AdvanTech like this.
      2. Boops
        Boops
        Wow beauties
        May 24, 2022
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        If he ever does the Studio monitor-C design...
        May 25, 2022
    5. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Is it just me or do tubed circuits handle compression (overall and side-chain) differently from solid state?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I find the opposite. As if tubes in the chain exaggerate the loudest moments into something that can be a bit uncomfortable to listen to.
        Jan 25, 2022
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Must be the topology used then and the way the tubes are biased, type of tubes, how the power supply is configured...too many variables. Tubes do have more distortion, and will only increase when things get louder, so this might be it.
        Jan 25, 2022
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        To build on what @Azimuth is saying, my experience and my limited understanding of the circuit is the opposite of yours @AdvanTech , its SS not Tubes that "crap the bed" faster/harder/strained in loud passages. Maybe I am not following you however...
        Jan 25, 2022
    6. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      People like @m17xr2b make this community amazing. So grateful for his efforts.
    7. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have a Pass Labs XA25 to demo for a week. So far, I've noticed the Allnic pairs best with Gungnir A2, and Pass with Wavelight. Really different characters from both amps.
        Jul 30, 2021
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    8. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Curious what people’s opinions are about the upper acceptable limits of feedback in an amp.
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      2. schiit
        schiit
        Optimal? Old Sumo amps used 26dB overall, and about 10dB locally. These were a typical voltage feedback design with reasonable degeneration and resistive loads on the front end, so not super high gain. When I went to 0dB overall, with 26dB local and error correction in the output stage, it sounded better.
        Jul 7, 2021
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      3. schiit
        schiit
        But like Marv said, it's about trade-offs. Magni 3+ uses pretty much all it's got in one loop, because that's what it has and what it needs. Some of our other stuff doesn't have any overall, or is degenerated on the VAS to lower gain and thus feedback. This is part of the tweaky fun stuff.
        Jul 7, 2021
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        There is only one general rule: When possible, do not use any!
        This is the key to get SS amp to extract from music what used to be totl tubes territory. For better bass, increase parallel devices.
        Jul 7, 2021
    9. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Anybody willing to part with a T4 or trade theirs for a DSHA3F?
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Yeah I shoulda bought that T4 in January when I had the chance. :(

        But I'm really enjoying the 3F…I just wanted both. Eventually I suppose.
        Apr 15, 2021
    10. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        At like 4x the retail price of 2 Aegirs plus a Freya, not sure I would call them “competitors”, but nonetheless, it looks like a dynamite amp. Congrats.
        Apr 10, 2021
      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        It’s really just to see how the speakers like tubes vs sand. Prices might be wildly different but the Aegirs are really something if you have the appropriate speakers. I wouldn’t count them out because of msrp
        Apr 10, 2021
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        I can’t wait till they bring out the higher powered Aegir (aka “Tyr”) so I can get a set for my lower sensitivity speakers. Still, that Allnic looks like something else.
        Apr 11, 2021
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    11. Lemonhead
      Lemonhead
      I am most interested in whether the investment in this project is justified and whether you have made comparisons with some other speakers in this class.
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have heard many speakers, a handful costing multiples in price of the 3WC-15s, and I think the caliber of speaker you get for the dollar is really great. Better for my tastes than some speakers costing far more. Your mileage my vary, of course. Your choice of DAC/turntable, amplification, etc. will have a huge effect on your enjoyment.
        Apr 10, 2021
    12. Lemonhead
      Lemonhead
      Hello !

      I am Dub from Croatia.I found this place where you say you own Faital 3WC-15 speakers.
      I am very interested in building these speakers but I have no information about them other than from the constructor’s site.
      if you would like to give me some very useful and useful information for me, please contact me on my e-mail: [email protected]
      Thanks in advance Dub
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        This is not a direct message @Lemonhead I suggest you remove your email and message advan directly
        Apr 10, 2021
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    13. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Anyone thinking of selling their silver Modius?
    14. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
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      3. Boops
        Boops
        How’s your commissioned build coming along @AdvanTech ?
        Jan 3, 2021
      4. AdvanTech
        Jan 3, 2021
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jan 3, 2021
    15. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
    16. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      How acoustically transparent have you found speaker grill cloths to be?
      1. Cakecake, bixby and monacelli like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Cloth is decent enough, but frames can be a bear.
        Nov 24, 2020
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Always wanted to tear the cloth off of my Maggie 3.6R's haha. Modern production Klipsch grills are NOT transparent. No difference with the older JBLs I've heard though. Guess it just depends on the design and materials. If only B&W diamond tweeters were heavily stuffed, maybe then we wouldn't have 20dB peaks in the treble lol
        Nov 24, 2020
    17. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Just switched to Windows after years in OSX. What do I need to know about all this ASIO business?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        @Lyander the switch to W10 actually wasn’t that painful. Maybe it would have been different with the previous iteration of Windows, but it’s not that bad.
        Nov 8, 2020
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Most generic asio software is not really asio. asio-4 all is just a wrapper for a windows driver for example. Asio should come from the manufacturer of the dac or Steinberg who invented it. Sometimes dacs or players do not work or work well with Asio. Waspsi Event is close in sound although asio better on many dacs.
        Nov 24, 2020
      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        @bixby Right now I'm using VB Audio's Hifi Cable to route all my audio through either my DAC's or Lynx's ASIO drivers. It's the only way I've figured out how to use ASIO without exclusive mode (I miss OS X). Does this make sense?
        Nov 24, 2020
    18. Cakecake
      Cakecake
      Thanks for switching the volume from 36 to 45 back and forth
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Thanks for the most hydrating meet I’ve ever been to
        Nov 1, 2020
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      3. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        A+ for volume switching effort, but I’m still convinced we were just listening to the same amp the whole time lol
        Nov 2, 2020
    19. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Feeler post: Anyone looking to pick up a second-hand Yggdrasil A2?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have a Wavelight in my chain, now.
        Sep 4, 2020
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        damn....beat me to it. looking forward to your impressions
        Sep 4, 2020
      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        sphinxvc picked it up for me while I was out on a work trip and did some serious listening and comparisons for a few weeks. He'll post here soon.
        Sep 4, 2020
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    20. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      What power strips are you guys using that don’t have gimping MOVs and such? Thanks in advance!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A guy on another forum (I left) made himself an extension box. It was well done and a work of art, but... "I filled it with clear acrylic for the insulation." Yes, it looked nice. But WTF does he think the *air* does in ordinary strips? Audiophool.

        My plug/socket nervosa is the oxide that builds up. Good idea to keep them clean. Oh, did I mention I'm lazy...
        Aug 15, 2020
      3. Boops
        Boops
        Can someone give me a brief explanation: how do MOVs gimp things?
        Aug 17, 2020
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        If used for surge protection they work once and it’s over and they wear out over time so might not even protect fully. That’s how I understood it anyway.
        Aug 17, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 27, 1988 (Age: 34)
    Location:
    NYC
    Gear List:
    Pi2AES w/LPS
    Rockna Wavedream Signature XLR
    Luxman L-590AXII
    Troels 3WC-15
    SVS SB-3000

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    Rockna Wavedream Signature XLR - Luxman L-590AXII - Troels Faital 3WC-15 - SVS SB-3000