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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #105 on: May 09, 2018, 05:35:10 PM »
Just a quick question for some of you tube guys:
Do tube amps in standby mode  put out half the heat or is it even higher? I basically listen at night only and I usually donít turn off the AC, so Im wondering if generated heat would be an issue fir me at all. (yes, I do turn off the fridge now)
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2018, 06:26:25 PM »
Just a quick question for some of you tube guys:
Do tube amps in standby mode  put out half the heat or is it even higher? I basically listen at night only and I usually donít turn off the AC, so Im wondering if generated heat would be an issue fir me at all. (yes, I do turn off the fridge now)
Nick, generally standby keeps the tube heaters warm and in rare incidences provides a greatly reduced B+ voltage.  Heat production is much less than 50%.
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2018, 09:05:30 PM »
Just a quick question for some of you tube guys:
Do tube amps in standby mode  put out half the heat or is it even higher? I basically listen at night only and I usually donít turn off the AC, so Im wondering if generated heat would be an issue fir me at all. (yes, I do turn off the fridge now)
Nick, generally standby keeps the tube heaters warm and in rare incidences provides a greatly reduced B+ voltage.  Heat production is much less than 50%.

Thanks, Dave. Good to know as Iím testing the waters for an amp or integrated.
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #108 on: August 29, 2018, 07:11:06 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #109 on: August 29, 2018, 07:14:20 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #110 on: August 29, 2018, 07:37:52 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #111 on: August 29, 2018, 07:58:13 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

BTW, this is all Charles' fault. He got me looking into very low capacitance wires and my brain got to work. The ICs I'm making now have about 26 pF (picofarads) total capacitance (not just 26 pF per foot), and my power cords have about 60 pF capacitance in a 6-foot length (50 pF per 4-foot length) - lower is better.  Combining that with graphene conductive liquid this is pretty cool.

Gary

And BTW, Nick brought his 1200AS amp and his UberBUSS and they definitely added some nice qualities to the sound, but with the new wire design I'm working on now I would have to hear them in my system again. hee hee

Gary
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #112 on: August 29, 2018, 11:52:43 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

Gary
Yep, graphene is revelatory when it comes to cabling, especially low level cables.  My trials with speaker cabling are coming along, but it is line level that really shows the schnitz!

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« Reply #113 on: August 29, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

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Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

Gary
Yep, graphene is revelatory when it comes to cabling, especially low level cables.  My trials with speaker cabling are coming along, but it is line level that really shows the schnitz!

Fun, ain't it?   :thumb:

My first endeavor into whole-length graphene-treated wire is in my new power cords, which are really stellar.  I use 10-gauge and 8-gauge wire for that.  And I just made a digital IC with the same wire architecture and the sound suddenly opened up and evened-out very nicely, with lots of audiophile goodness; richer sound, nice midrange, more upper range, detail with a little less edge, etc. People don't realize that a "digital" coax cable actually carries an analog signal, so it is not just "bits", and so it isn't unexpected to get better sound with a better digital cable. I am graphene-treating speaker wires and will be building them and making analog ICs next.  Previously, unfortunately because of the price, I had been using pure silver wire most recently, which sounds great but is expensive and leaves a tiny bit of an edge on the sound - these are copper.

Gary
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #114 on: August 30, 2018, 08:12:53 AM »
Gary good to see you posting again. Try a 37.5 OHM digital instead of 75 Ohm you will be surprised. Liking Graphene as well. I'm glad I brought it up.
Question. Do you buy graphene coated wire or coat your own ?

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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #115 on: August 30, 2018, 08:39:57 AM »
Gary good to see you posting again. Try a 37.5 OHM digital instead of 75 Ohm you will be surprised. Liking Graphene as well. I'm glad I brought it up.
Question. Do you buy graphene coated wire or coat your own ?

charles

Hi Charles,
I buy my graphene and then coat the wires. My current bottle is 500 ml graphene in aqueous dispersion. I just put in new copper with graphene speaker wires and we will see how that goes. In the past two days I put in a digital IC copper with graphene, and a set of analog ICs copper with graphene. So everything is green now.  I have a cable cooker but I'll let these burn in naturally.
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #116 on: August 30, 2018, 08:55:40 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

charles

Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

Gary
Yep, graphene is revelatory when it comes to cabling, especially low level cables.  My trials with speaker cabling are coming along, but it is line level that really shows the schnitz!

Fun, ain't it?   :thumb:

My first endeavor into whole-length graphene-treated wire is in my new power cords, which are really stellar.  I use 10-gauge and 8-gauge wire for that.  And I just made a digital IC with the same wire architecture and the sound suddenly opened up and evened-out very nicely, with lots of audiophile goodness; richer sound, nice midrange, more upper range, detail with a little less edge, etc. People don't realize that a "digital" coax cable actually carries an analog signal, so it is not just "bits", and so it isn't unexpected to get better sound with a better digital cable. I am graphene-treating speaker wires and will be building them and making analog ICs next.  Previously, unfortunately because of the price, I had been using pure silver wire most recently, which sounds great but is expensive and leaves a tiny bit of an edge on the sound - these are copper.

Gary



   Gary my bet is 10ga on positive and Neg. and 8ga on ground. My experience is that a smaller Ga. ground makes for a warmer PC. If not must be graphene coating.

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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #117 on: August 30, 2018, 09:40:13 AM »
   Gary ??? Where art thou Gary ??

charles

Gary is probably too busy making more cables in his secret lab 👨‍🔬

 Yes, Gary is in his bat cave creating new secret wires.  Nick was in my secret wire lab recently for a good listen. And then we went to a new audio store opening up and that was a great experience also.  I recently got inspired to use bare wire with graphene to mostly reduce and/or eliminate micro-arcing, with air dielectric and Iím getting extremely low capacitance and my best results ever.

 And Nick, since you were here I have tried a new version of interconnects and I think the sound is even better.  And that result is only with one digital interconnect, and I havenít put the new design into the analog interconnects yet.  I am receiving parts today and that probably could happen today or tomorrow. I will keep you all posted.

Gary
Yep, graphene is revelatory when it comes to cabling, especially low level cables.  My trials with speaker cabling are coming along, but it is line level that really shows the schnitz!

Fun, ain't it?   :thumb:

My first endeavor into whole-length graphene-treated wire is in my new power cords, which are really stellar.  I use 10-gauge and 8-gauge wire for that.  And I just made a digital IC with the same wire architecture and the sound suddenly opened up and evened-out very nicely, with lots of audiophile goodness; richer sound, nice midrange, more upper range, detail with a little less edge, etc. People don't realize that a "digital" coax cable actually carries an analog signal, so it is not just "bits", and so it isn't unexpected to get better sound with a better digital cable. I am graphene-treating speaker wires and will be building them and making analog ICs next.  Previously, unfortunately because of the price, I had been using pure silver wire most recently, which sounds great but is expensive and leaves a tiny bit of an edge on the sound - these are copper.

Gary



   Gary my bet is 10ga on positive and Neg. and 8ga on ground. My experience is that a smaller Ga. ground makes for a warmer PC. If not must be graphene coating.

charles

Let me restate that. I have power cords that are all 8 ga, and I have power cords that are all 10 ga. I don't use differing wire sizes in a power cord. All my current power cords are with graphene.

Gary
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Re: Garyís DIY and Tweaks
« Reply #118 on: August 30, 2018, 10:27:57 AM »


Let me restate that. I have power cords that are all 8 ga, and I have power cords that are all 10 ga. I don't use differing wire sizes in a power cord. All my current power cords are with graphene.

Gary
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