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Offline ozmillsy

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Re: My new amp
« Reply #160 on: April 05, 2014, 03:16:56 PM »
Duc said his phono has some residual hum, and if he adds bigger chokes and caps to eliminate it he loses the magic. I could probably live with just the hum from the phono, but combined with what the amp has in a bit too much.
This is still troubling me.   I can understand the feedback from Duc,,,, we dont want to lose the magic,  but, it still worries me.     

Good luck man.   Maybe a short phono comparo at the May GTG will be useful?
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Offline Jehuty

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Re: My new amp
« Reply #161 on: April 22, 2015, 03:55:34 PM »
Hi Andy,

Nice wood chassis for the Leak 20, see attached pics.

Cheers,
Will
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Re: My new amp
« Reply #162 on: April 22, 2015, 09:55:26 PM »
Thanks William

Is this a one off or a product?

Cheers, Andy

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Re: My new amp
« Reply #163 on: April 22, 2015, 10:07:45 PM »
The wood base really adds a bit  class to the chassis of the leak 20 ,and a definite improvement IMO .Great work.

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Re: My new amp
« Reply #164 on: April 23, 2015, 12:00:34 AM »
I think it's a DIY, I found it on eBay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Leak-20-Stereo-Tubes-Amplifier-/141641603712

And I thought it'd be nice to share the idea amongst us  :)
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Re: My new amp
« Reply #165 on: April 23, 2015, 12:41:37 PM »
Is it purely cosmetic?  Or did it change the sound?

I have found that amps can be quite sensitive to what they are sitting on (along with dacs, and everything else). :)
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Re: My new amp
« Reply #166 on: April 24, 2015, 12:39:57 PM »
Thanks William it looks great

Offline Jehuty

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Re: My new amp
« Reply #167 on: April 24, 2015, 02:27:26 PM »
Is it purely cosmetic?  Or did it change the sound?

I have found that amps can be quite sensitive to what they are sitting on (along with dacs, and everything else). :)

Hi Oz, in my experience it does change the sound. I use and like Herbie's tenderfeet a lot for my system. I also like what Steve uses for his Leak and other components in his system but as usual his stuff are unobtainium so I have to settle with the Herbie's  :D
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Re: My new amp
« Reply #168 on: April 24, 2015, 06:47:26 PM »
Hey William,

If i was to compare,,,,,,

* Leak + herbies tenderfeet
* Leak + wooden case + herbies tenderfeet

Are they pretty close?   Is the tenderfeet making both scenarios sound kinda the same?
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Re: My new amp
« Reply #169 on: April 24, 2015, 10:26:10 PM »
Hey William,

If i was to compare,,,,,,

* Leak + herbies tenderfeet
* Leak + wooden case + herbies tenderfeet

Are they pretty close?   Is the tenderfeet making both scenarios sound kinda the same?

Hi Oz, good question! I never try the second scenario so I do not know if they would sound the same.
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