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    new amp style - vote your opinion !

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    Post by corndog71 Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:40 am

    Looks great!

    Although I would still prefer the test points not being surrounded by hot tubes.
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    Post by Seamus Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:27 am

    Power cord whackos are not going to like the IEC location or orientation.
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    Post by corndog71 Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:58 pm

    Whackos? Really? So childish.

    I don’t mind the top mount but considering how hot the PT gets I would’ve given it a little more breathing room.
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    Post by buchela Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:10 am

    Wow, It looks really nice.!!!
    You are going to sell these a lot. It's got good ergonomics, with one small caveat, the IEC socket. If heat from PT was minimal, I wouldn't even mention it, but we all know how how hot they run. I like that everything is on the top plate and detachable from the base, great for troubleshooting.
    The IEC socket still have some room towards the edge of the chassis, and could be moved farther from the power transformer. I have dedicated power cords, whose heads are nearing two inches in diameter, not sure it would fit the IEC as it is, ..... just in case.
    The face-lift is turning out very nice indeed.
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    Post by tubes4hifi Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:59 pm

    Seamus,
    what's wrong with the IEC on rear of amp?  
    It fits with premium power cords

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    Corndog - your PT runs hot ?  I call hot too hot to lay my hand on.
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    Post by corndog71 Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:44 pm

    If that cable fits and only gets a little warm then I suppose that’s fair.
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    Post by Seamus Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:56 am

    tubes4hifi wrote:Seamus,
    what's wrong with the IEC on rear of amp?  
    It fits with premium power cords
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    Some will object to the vertical angle when used in/on a rack and also sitting next to the PT
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    Post by New2Tubez Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:24 pm

    I agree. Unless there's a fancy 90 degree power connector or a pigtail, this might stress the connections.

    At least with the speaker outputs, one can use horizontal pin connectors.

    The power switch could be more conveniently located as well.

    And yes, I know what opinions are like...

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