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    Intact Audio meets Allo USBridge And Katana DAC

    I'm not sure I'd refer to the PCM63 as a 'low-end DAC'. Older 20-bit DAC, yes, but it was also state-of-the-art shortly before the Delta-Sigma DACs became the hot shit for the cool kids. ;) I also prefer tube amps, LPs, and Altecs, so I'm probably a lost cause at this point. :)
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    Johnny Cash -One piece at a time- project

    So a psycho-billy VOTT?
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    What's in your glass?

    Small world - a friend of mine from Walla Walla was a barmaid at Red Door in the 90s.
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    What's in your glass?

    Oooh. I like the opaqueness of that IPA. I've got a few cans of Fremont Lush IPA in the fridge, but they're nowhere near that cloudy. (not my photo, but a good indicator)
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    My first restoration....don't know where to start

    I restored a 500S, which is somewhat similar to the 600. The resistors used in the 500S were carbon film (not carbon comp) - I'm assuming they used the same in your 600 - so I didn't have too much trouble with drifting values. I checked some critical values in the preamp / amp stages for...
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    FS: Mullard GZ34 (SOLD)

    I'll take it if still available.
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    Jazz Sabbath?

    Rick Wakeman: Grumpy Old Rock Star. 😂 (not a nice thing to say about your dad)
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    Happy Birthday Marantzfan

    So...are you and Nate each other's evil twin? Asking for a friend. ;)
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    Happy Birthday Redboy

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    Jazz Sabbath?

    I always preferred Brown Sabbath.
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    WTB: Altec/Peerless TBB-103 transformers

    Go big or go home, eh, Nate?
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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    I think you could hit close to 101dB with that 3/4 watt.
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    Raspberry Pi 4 released

    I'm looking forward to the eventual (hopefully) release of the Raspberry Pi 4 compute module - I think that's when I'll make the leap to build an Allo USBridge Sig system.
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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    With the volume knob on my APT at ~ 8:30, I'm getting plenty of volume while listening to Mahler 1: Titan on LP. I could get a lot louder if I needed to do so...
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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    I'll give that a stab. Strange that this only is a problem with the Darling.
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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    Shorted it is dead silent. I hooked up my ZuneHD instead and no hum, just music. When I plug in any of my other amps to the preamp (Yamaha C4) I have no noise issues. Very weird. Moving the Darling downstairs to connect between my APT Holman and my 604E speakers, no hum, just music. So no...
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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    On the plus side, sounds amazeballs on my holey basket Corals in ported boxes. On the minus side, still too much hum for my Altecs. :( Too much gain?
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    Today's Classical Music Playlist

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    JE Labs Darling 1626 Build

    Just to put a pin in it (and motivate Nate and Anthony to shake a leg) - playing a little 'Abbey Road' via my ZuneHD: The workbench is a tad...messy at the moment. Also, before I forget, thanks to @je2a3 for inspiring this project via his blog, @paulbottlehead for helping me banish hum from...