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by southpaw
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Speaker cable are we all using
Replies: 43
Views: 4650

Re: What Speaker cable are we all using

Van Damme blue 4mm but before moving it was Xindak FS2. I need to compare the two really.
by southpaw
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Op-amp Tweaking
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Re: Op-amp Tweaking

Have you found any difference between rca / xlr inputs?
by southpaw
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Thommy Hypex nCore build
Replies: 60
Views: 19088

Re: Thommy Hypex nCore build

I’d bought the Apollon recently as an ex display item, which worked out a touch more than diy NC 400s from Hypex. Very good and comes with all the Nord options except 12v trigger.
by southpaw
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apollon (Nord) NC500
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Apollon (Nord) NC500

Curiosity got the better of me and I went for the Apollon amps.

I’ve made a bundle of changes at the same time so it’s hard to say just what is what but the system is sounding great at the moment.
by southpaw
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sonority roller platform
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Sonority roller platform

I’d got this isolation platform along with a Bel Canto DAC from Simbo. It really is great but having small children in the house means I’m constantly worrying about them touching it and it falling off. I’m going to put the DAC on some sorbothane feet instead to save me worrying. My question as I’ve ...
by southpaw
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apollon (Nord) NC500
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Apollon (Nord) NC500

I missed a pair of apa7.5s this evening. I thought they might offer a cheaper solution to my desire to upgrade.
by southpaw
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

Thanks for that you saved me a re-wire to try it out.
by southpaw
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apollon (Nord) NC500
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Apollon (Nord) NC500

Apollon’s NC500 look almost the same as Nord’s - I was considering as there is an A’s new set available that puts them lower than the Nord equivalent.

I’m using some Technics SB-F2 and it is safe to say they’re already mismatched with my PM17KI and don’t need any more juice.
by southpaw
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apollon (Nord) NC500
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Apollon (Nord) NC500

After my x powers didn’t work out I’m back to looking for a pair of mono amps. I’d been looking at hypex for ages and wonder if this is now the time to do it. Whilst searching I’d found an Austrian brand called Apollon, has anyone considered these when looking at any of the Nords? Lastly has anyone ...
by southpaw
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

I've contacted Cyrus re a repair but I've just had a thought... The previous owner said he used with the psxr which I've not tried. Would adding a psxr bypass the internal (faulty) psu completely?
by southpaw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

I’ve agreed a partial refund in order to get it fixed.

I’ll call Cyrus and see how much they say...
by southpaw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

mickbald wrote:Check the mono / stereo switch hasn't been accidentally knocked to the wrong position.

https://www.rdhworld.co.uk/cu_arch/viewtopic.php?t=8902


I’ve tried powering up with everything configured as mono and also stereo but I get the same result. Is there a special reset method if this has happened?
by southpaw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

by southpaw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: Broken X Power

Can anyone recommend a repair shop short of sending it back to Cyrus themselves?
by southpaw
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Broken X Power
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Broken X Power

I’d picked up a pair of X Powers and one is fine the other just gives me a flashing red led. Manual suggests overheating but they are cold and this is the first time I’ve powered up. Opening the case to check for obvious things wrong the 2 blue Elna 3300uf capacitors are bulging with some discharge....