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Saw someone on Head-Fi mention there was an ECP DSHA-4F in the works with more power for driving planars than the 3F. Is this true? Nov 16, 2022

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    1. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      Saw someone on Head-Fi mention there was an ECP DSHA-4F in the works with more power for driving planars than the 3F. Is this true?
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        NITSCH is working on a 3F. It is on his website already. Not sure it will have more power.
        Nov 17, 2022
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      3. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        My understanding is that the Nitsch "3FN" circuit should be nearly identical to the original 3F except for the added RCA input. Don't think the power output is changing.
        Nov 17, 2022
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      4. dsavitsk
        dsavitsk
        3FN is essentially the same as the old 3F. A more powerful amp with a similar-ish topology is something that has been built on breadboard, but moving from experiment to manufacturing is a huge step. It is not something that is specifically in the works as of right now.
        Nov 17, 2022
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    2. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      Finally found my favorite EL84s in my Quicksilver, and within a week one of them blew up and took out the left channel of my amp with it.
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        That sucks man. I hope you can get it fixed soon.
        Nov 3, 2022
      4. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        It’s on the way to Mike at Quicksilver. Hoping for a quick and cheap fix. I’m not sure if it’ll be under warranty since a bad tube is to blame, and it wasn’t the stock tube that came with the amp.
        Nov 4, 2022
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      5. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        My Quicksilver is back home and sounding as great as ever. Mike didn’t charge me for the repair or the return shipping. Color me impressed!
        Nov 15, 2022
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    3. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      Will tube damper rings help with a long plate 12AX7 that makes a little noise from time to time? A slight tap usually gets rid of the noise.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        That might be the pins. Might need to clean and restraighten. And then retention the socket.
        Aug 8, 2022
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      3. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        @Azimuth I cleaned the pins with Deoxit before installing them the first time. I'll check for slightly bent pins if I have any more issues. Thanks for the tips.
        Aug 8, 2022
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        It might be from your tube socket then to tighten up those pins. Just bend them from the sides to the middle.
        Aug 8, 2022
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    4. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      Did a casual comparison between my new Meze Elite and ZMF Auteur. Hate to say it, but the Auteur got trounced! Not really a fair fight…
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      2. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        $4K planar vs sub-$2K dynamic, but the Auteur has been my favorite for a while now. Didn’t expect to clearly favor the Elite.
        Jul 6, 2022
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Go orthos!
        Jul 7, 2022
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        Jul 7, 2022
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    5. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      I successfully resisted buying @MisterRogers Blackwood Auteur last week but couldn’t survive the second test of my willpower.
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      2. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Dang, two were available in the same month?! Haha, wow.
        Nov 18, 2021
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      3. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        Yeah, what are the odds?! I needed another headphone like a hole in the head. Something will have to go after I’ve spent some time comparing them all.
        Nov 18, 2021
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      4. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Yup, I have a couple that I will be selling in the near future. This hobby...
        Nov 18, 2021
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    6. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      I finally have the SW51+ and Quicksilver Headphone amp in the house. As fate would have it, my Bifrost 2 died before I got to listen. Swell.
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      2. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        My Bifrost 2 is currently at Schiit's facility, but they are waiting on parts to complete the repairs.
        May 20, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oops, sorry to hear about the BF2!
        May 20, 2021
      4. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        I thought it would be a quick turnaround, but their site estimates new BF2’s to ship in 4-6 weeks. That doesn’t bode well for a speedy repair.
        May 20, 2021
    7. ckhirnigs
      ckhirnigs
      Came home after a terrible week to find my new-to-me SW51+ waiting for me to unpack. It doesn’t disappoint hooked up to my Bifrost 2 & VC.
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      3. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        It's hard to go wrong with a setup composed entirely of Golden Schlong Award winners!
        May 4, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        You’ve been waiting on that amp for a while! Looking forward to more detailed impressions.
        May 4, 2021
      5. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        @Merrick I have indeed! I’m going to listen for a while before posting more. As you may recall, I’m also waiting on a Quicksilver Headphone Amp. I really want to compare these two and see which one I like more.
        May 4, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alabama
    Gear List:
    DAC:
    Schiit Bifrost 2

    Amps:
    JDS Labs EL Amp II
    SW51+
    Quicksilver Headphone Amp

    Headphones:
    ZMF Verite Closed (red-stained Manchurian Ash)
    Mod House Argon MK2 (based on T-X0)