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saw you had another email... I should have told you to ask if you'll get the new version or not. the new version doesn't need to be grounded and costs more.
partsconnexion now sells them, so you don't have to pay $20 shipping
http://www.partsconnexion.com/catalo...onductors.html

oh, and for anyone interested in a great cd player:
http://www.av123forum.com/showthread.php?t=34553

this is the Onix version of the renowned Music Hall CD25. both are made by Shandling. But anyway, I have a highly modded version that sounds fantastic! I'll be giving the burson op-amps a try in the near future... really as soon as my order is fulfilled.

RE: Burson OPAMP

I just emailed them specifying that I'd like the newer version. Hopefully I'm not too late. What would be involved in grounding it if I get the older one?

Also ...

Your comments about mounting being a bit tricky are on point.

I'll probably have to install a new cap to replace one that's resting directly against my OPAMP socket.

Plan would be to lift it an inch or so above the PCB (depending on contact length on a new cap). That way I could sort of bend it out of the way if I had to.



Never soldered before but I think I can handle this as a starter project; seems simple enough in principle since the contact points are so big.

Otherwise, I don't think height will be an issue as the Paradisea has a good 2.5 to 3 inch ceiling. If so, I'll just run the DAC without it's lid.

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RE: Dueling Paradiseas!

Currently burning in my new Paradisea+ ...

Next weekend, after I've got 200 ours on it ... I'm going to rig both DACs up to my CDP and amp and A/B for a few hours.

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...



The Stello amp is kick ass for A/Bing as it's got two sets of RCA inputs on back with a handy A/B toggle switch on the front; this way I can run both DACs simultaneously and switch between them on the fly and while both DACs are being fed by the same CDP.

So far, and once I removed the LM4562 (which I didn't care for in this context) in favor of the identical OPAMPS in both DACs ... it's very hard to tell them apart.

Maybe just a bit more bass extension and depth in the early version Paradisea v1.0 ... but I might just be imagining that.

Gonna give the new guy a fair two week burn in and then get nitty gritty.

One of them will be up for sale though, that's for sure (though I was very tempted to keep one as a on-the-shelf backup!) ... most likely the older as the newer version is just so fun to roll opamps with.

More later.

    
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someone is going to get a great dac from this
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someone is going to get a great dac from this
I'll have a headphone club special offer up before posting elsewhere.

But I'm getting ahead of myself ...

Will be a good two to three weeks I'm guessing.

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nice, the longer the better, i may have money by then
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Some phenomenal basic info on soldering here, s1rrah:

http://www.tangentsoft.net/elec/movies/

That should help you ensure your project is a success.
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Quick shots of the rig from tonight.





Simply calling it "the tower" right now. Can't think of anything more creative .
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Quick shots of the rig from tonight.





Simply calling it "the tower" right now. Can't think of anything more creative .
Maybe "The Dark Tower" would be more accurate.

Love the burnished steel/black trim motif.

The whole setup looks lovely.

    
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Maybe "The Dark Tower" would be more accurate.

Love the burnished steel/black trim motif.

The whole setup looks lovely.

Lol, yeah the brushed/galvanized steel is quite nice. I had planned on building my own shelves but I saw this today and could not pass it up. It is exactly what I have been envisioning in my mind.

Thanks bro, love the 2x Paradisea pic. It plays tricks on my eyes O_o.
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I pulled the trigger on the LD MKIII. Paid a bit more than I was hoping for a tube amp of that stature, but it came with upgraded Russian 6H6N-V and 6CQ6 3920 tubes.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/fs...i-sold-344943/

Can't wait for it to arrive.
Yummy!
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Man oh man is this a sexah millet amp:

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I just want to EAT it.

Beautiful case design.

$400 bucks at head-fi: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/fs...7/#post4495735

...

If I had wood floors, I'd buy it for sure.

    
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