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IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

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MRHP

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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:06 pm

IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Here are a couple pics to get going.
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Stock hole with push button release
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From the other side.
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Cutout for Furutech IEC
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Finish product with Furutech IEC and power cable
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Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
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More Douglas cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:14 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Nice work Eric!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:21 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Excellent work Eric!!!! Much cleaner than my IEC mod! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:56 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Good deal. I could never accomplish that on mine with my fat fingers.
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

OconeeOrange wrote:Good deal. I could never accomplish that on mine with my fat fingers.

Sausages? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:50 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Snoop I thought your looked really good. The hardest part was just getting started with the project....lol
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We added the green wire as the ground and went straight to the chassis with it.
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Those 2mm bolts nuts and washers were a handfull!
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The 490t back plate comes right off unlike the Sunfire. Making it alot easier to cut the hole.
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Modded 490t on top and stock 490t under it. The bottom one is an earlier model with no plastic guards inside to protect someone from getting shocked. Hence the extra warning label.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Bone Stock Lightstar
Vintage Hi-Fi modified Lightstar
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More Douglas cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

The preamp mod made a very nice difference in musical detail. I plugged the phono preamp and turntable into the back of the Sunfire so they would be getting their power thru the Furutech cable. This worked really nice and lowered the noise floor on the phono stage, quite considerable I might add....

But it was in the CD player where I noticed the most difference. Maybe because two cables are in the system now??.. Im not sure. One things for sure the noise floor is gone and the extra detail scared me a couple times as I would hear things in the recording I never heard before.
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A shot from the top.
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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0002
Bone Stock Lightstar
Vintage Hi-Fi modified Lightstar
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
More Douglas cables
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:24 am

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Excellent work Eric!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I'm going to take a look at my cd player today!
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

very nice indeed
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:30 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Nice job MRHP! =D> =D> =D> ......but you know--------> Cables do not make a difference :lol:
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:12 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Chauss wrote:Nice job MRHP! =D> =D> =D> ......but you know--------> Cables do not make a difference :lol:

STIR THAT POT CHAUSS!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 pm

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Nice mods, the pre looks like it came that way... =D> =D>
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Post Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:52 am

Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

=D> =D> =D> Very nice Job Eric!! =D> =D> =D> Of course you are a professional, so you make stuff like this look easy. :D Glad those Furutech IEC's and power cables made the improvements you mentioned. Furutech does make some great stuff!

I do still have 2 of those Furutech Absolute Power 18 power cables left at the sale price if anyone is interested. http://www.douglasconnection.com/Furute ... ower18.htm
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

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