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Old 04-11-2012, 09:55 PM
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:56 PM
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Be patient with the bass... it took a couple days to come up.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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Another coupla pix with the 121 fired up....



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Old 04-11-2012, 10:07 PM
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Be patient with the bass... it took a couple days to come up.
No worries, I don't plan to do any serious listening until weekend after this coming one. I will be teaching DFSS in Eugene all next week, get back Saturday the 21st.

Figured I would leave the 121 on and have the Macbook streaming content to it 24/7 for six days straight.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:15 PM
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No worries, I don't plan to do any serious listening until weekend after this coming one. I will be teaching DFSS in Eugene all next week, get back Saturday the 21st.

Figured I would leave the 121 on and have the Macbook streaming content to it 24/7 for six days straight.
That should do it!
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:26 PM
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http://redwineaudio.com/components/black_lightning

A custom battery powered PSU ... hhhmmm. I wonder how the results would be with the Wadia 121.

Has anyone heard of Red Wine Audio?
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:29 PM
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Black Lightning – High-Current Battery Power Supply

A custom battery powered PSU ... hhhmmm. I wonder how the results would be with the Wadia 121.

Has anyone heard of Red Wine Audio?
Oh,Yes. You could have them built a setup for you specifically for the 121. Kinda pricey, though. Probably run you about $1200, I would guess.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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Black Lightning – High-Current Battery Power Supply

A custom battery powered PSU ... hhhmmm. I wonder how the results would be with the Wadia 121.

Has anyone heard of Red Wine Audio?
Yup, I was looking for a reason to call them.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:31 PM
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Yup, I was looking for a reason to call them.
I never know with you; does that mean something else is in the works ...or are you thinking of this Wadia project? :-)

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:32 PM
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Black Lightning – High-Current Battery Power Supply

A custom battery powered PSU ... hhhmmm. I wonder how the results would be with the Wadia 121.

Has anyone heard of Red Wine Audio?
Karl...I remember reading Jeff Dorgay's review of the Black Lightining (I believe he used it on a Nagra BPS phono pre as well as a few other things) and he raved about it.
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