Musical Fidelity x10-d

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Musical Fidelity x10-d

Post by cring08 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:21 pm

I was going through my old audio equipment and found this...

http://www.stereophile.com/tubepreamps/873/

An old friend gave this to me years ago, and I had forgotten the improvement this provided to my old CD player.

Any thoughts or opinions?
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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Re: Musical Fidelity x10-d

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:08 am

It's a pretty good tube buffer. I made a clone of it (bought the circuit board on eBay).
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Re: Musical Fidelity x10-d

Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:29 am

BillD wrote:It's a pretty good tube buffer. I made a clone of it (bought the circuit board on eBay).
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Pretty cool BillD. =D>
What does the digital readout represent ? :-s

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Re: Musical Fidelity x10-d

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:18 am

That's just a DC voltmeter I had across the heater lines. There are two tubes each with a 6.3V heater in series. This thing has no voltage regulator (although I'm contemplating putting a 13 V zener where the voltmeter was wired to avoid overvolteage), so you have to play around with resistors to get the voltage right.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer

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