Personal Loaner: Piety²

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  1. Ksorota

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    The Double Piety that I put together is currently on a private tour with a small group of audio friends and I would like to extend it to the community of friends here in the near future.

    This loaner was made possible with help for @CEE TEE and improved by the very capable hands of @Azimuth . Though it is making some rounds now, it is not a solid, complete amp by any means. I am working on a new chassis, trying some wood options or some other potential directions so care should be taken by those participating.

    Please note: The amp is balanced in, balance out only. Also, though marked, I reversed the left and right inputs and you need to be aware during setup. The switch on the front is the gain switch, up for high. The volume pot is not super solid, but it does what it is supposed to do.

    Special Note: Please do not open case. It is just a couple of toroid transformers, two Piety boards, a 4-ganged Alps RK27 pot, and a bunch of boring wiring. More than anything, this was a fun project.

    How does it sound? The two Piety's, with independant power supplies is a leap and a bound above the single Piety. The changes include more width and depth to the soundstage and more detail/clarity. It is a wholy postive upgrade that exceeded my expectations. Though I miss it, I also am glad to let others get some listening time on it. The Piety is a great little amp on its own, but with the full dual setup it becomes a much more mature and competent amp that keeps me engaged. I hope others will find this fun project fun as well.

    If you would like to join, comment below. Tour will begin in about a month....or two!


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    I'd love to hear it! Wisconsin.
     
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    I’d like to listen to this - Seattle. I promise not to affix a NITSCH sticker to front of the chassis.
     
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    Would contributors be able to request?
     
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    This is brilliant. I'm not in since I am really not set up for balanced, but I look forward to the experiences and impressions from others.
     
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    @Vansen Do your worst ;)


    Yes, open to contributors as well.
     
  7. Azimuth

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    The Left and Right IN is now labeled correctly on the back thanks to my old ass Dymo label printer.
     
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    Would love to hear it :) Atlanta GA.
     
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    Would absolutely love to give this a listen. Wa State.
     
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    Wow, super interested in hearing a dual piety board setup.

    San Diego, CA
     
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    Los Angeles. You crazy SOB I'm in
     
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    Would love to have a listen and compare against original Piety
    Long Island, NY
     
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    Would love to get on the list - TX. Still waiting for my contributor tag to be applied. Really enjoy my Piety.

    Wonder if it would it fit in a b-stock 3FN case...
     
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    Omg yes would love to! SoCal!
     
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    Update: 4-18-2024 - New Order based on East to West Coast progression

    Loaner officially beginning

    The current lineup and order I setup, based on location is:


    @Ksaurav402
    @Pancakes
    @AlPastor
    @RestoredSparda
    @Northwest
    @Vansen
    @mk801
    @penguins
    @elwappo99
    @roshambo123
    @CEE TEE
    @rhythmdevils


    Please enjoy the amp for about a week before sending off to the next person on the list. Please make all shipping arrangements with what you feel is the safest and most reliable service for your area.

    Just please update this thread when exchanges are happening.


    note...originally the left and right channels were reversed at the xlr inputs. This has been fixed and now is set up for typicall plug positioning.

    Just to keep things simple. Loaner impressions can just be shared on this thread.

    Looking forward to how the amp is recieved by everyone!

    Keith
     
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    Is it too late to be a tentative yes for this loaner? If not, shipping to Irvine, CA.

    Tentative as I may not have time to listen during the specific time window, depending on when it makes it's way over.
     
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    Small update guys. The Piety had to come back to my house because of a dead channel. It will be arriving today and once the fix is completed I will initiate the start to the tour again. Sorry for all the delays.
     
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    Update for all...

    The list is going to go in reverse order since we are starting on the west coast.

    The piety has been repaired and strengthened and is on its way to NY today to @Ksaurav402

    Everything is the same as before, just a bit stronger internals, and a better shipping box thanks to @CEE TEE

    Sorry for all the delays, but glad to finally find the time to get the amp running again and out to the community.
     
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    I know it's not the same thing, but I'm personally really curious to see comparisons between this and the Pietus Maximus.
     
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    Cool project and thank you for sharing it with the community @Ksorota !
     
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