IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

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IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by MRHP » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:06 pm

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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TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
Douglas Cables
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by kingman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:14 pm

Nice work Eric!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:21 pm

Excellent work Eric!!!! Much cleaner than my IEC mod! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by OconeeOrange » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:56 pm

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

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

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:Good deal. I could never accomplish that on mine with my fat fingers.
Sausages? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by MRHP » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:50 pm

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 Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
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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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by MRHP » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 pm

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 Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
Sunfire Tube pre
DENON DP-62L TT
DUAL CS 5000 TT
DQ-20's
Tesla CF-15 speakers
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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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:24 am

Excellent work Eric!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I'm going to take a look at my cd player today!
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by Zoot Horn » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:13 pm

very nice indeed

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

Post by Chauss » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:30 pm

Nice job MRHP! =D> =D> =D> ......but you know--------> Cables do not make a difference :lol:
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:12 pm

Chauss wrote:Nice job MRHP! =D> =D> =D> ......but you know--------> Cables do not make a difference :lol:
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by jjptkd » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 pm

Nice mods, the pre looks like it came that way... =D> =D>
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Re: IEC install, Sunfire vacuum tube pre and 490t

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:52 am

=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
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