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Happy, happy ..... joy, joy ..... !!! CSP2 preamp (Read 15368 times)
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Happy, happy ..... joy, joy ..... !!! CSP2 preamp
03/02/07 at 18:54:30
 
According to the UPS tracking system, my CSP2 is out for delivery .....  8-)

I hope that Steve's packing job is up to the usual standards ..... UPS can be a tough bunch .....  :-?

Looking forward to an interesting weekend.

Randy
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Re: Happy, happy ..... joy, joy ..... !!!
Reply #1 - 03/02/07 at 20:12:56
 
I'm sure it will arrive fine. . . Steve's crew packs like no one else!

Good news. . .maybe mine will ship soon!
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Reply #2 - 03/02/07 at 20:33:23
 
Randy,

Couldn't have you had it sent to me for a couple of days to pre break it in for you first?

Always willing to do a favor Dave Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #3 - 03/02/07 at 20:38:57
 
Hi Lon,

I'm thinking that we placed our orders somewhere around the same time.
It was good news that Steve still had one of the original chassis to build your CSP2 .....  :)

Have a great weekend and my best wishes to your family,

Randy
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Reply #4 - 03/02/07 at 20:45:10
 
hurdy_gurdyman wrote on 03/02/07 at 20:33:23:
Randy,

Couldn't have you had it sent to me for a couple of days to pre break it in for you first?

Always willing to do a favor Dave Cheesy Cheesy


Dave,

You are a true friend .....  ;)

When can I expect you to make a trip to Caintuck ?

As I remember it, the last time I saw you was at the MichiganFest .....  :-/

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Randy
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Reply #5 - 03/02/07 at 20:50:20
 
I think you're right, we ordered about the same time.  Of course, demigod mods come before forum regular new builds!  :)

I'm glad too, though the only thing that presented difficulties for me with the new version really was the power cord coming in at the top.  That just flat won't work unless I got another shelf for my Samson rack and reconfigured and . . . well. . . that's an expensive fix.  I would have welcomed the non magnetic material chasis really!
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Reply #6 - 03/02/07 at 20:50:20
 
Waiting is the hardest part Sad
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Reply #7 - 03/02/07 at 20:59:03
 
Yes, especially the last day or so!

I have been having fun "getting ready" though. Bought a new style Decware Silver Referrence interconnect and have been breaking it in---I can highly recommend these.  And I bought new style Mapleshade brass feet to try. And cryo'd 6N1Ps to use.

Also I spent ten days or so out of town (not having fun but oh well) which helped shorten the wait.
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Reply #8 - 03/02/07 at 21:47:01
 
I posted earlier, asking members to suggest what amp to mate with my Valencias.  However, the Valencias mated with my Select sounds oh-so-good (I'm currently using a ZSLA-1)

But I did get info about the new CSP2 preamp, suggesting that it, mated with my Select, might better the bass repsonse of my Valencias.

So I'm very interested in readng what you have to say about yours.  Please include any info about bass response as compared to previous preamp.

BTW, other suggestions to my inquiry were great.  Still looking into some of those.

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Reply #9 - 03/02/07 at 21:59:59
 
Randy in Caintuck wrote on 03/02/07 at 20:45:10:
Dave,

You are a true friend .....  ;)

When can I expect you to make a trip to Caintuck ?

As I remember it, the last time I saw you was at the MichiganFest .....  :-/

Regards,

Randy

Randy,
When are you having another Cainfest? There will be lots of dark beer, right?

Dave Cheesy
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Reply #10 - 03/05/07 at 21:59:58
 
hoosier1 wrote on 03/02/07 at 21:47:01:
So I'm very interested in readng what you have to say about yours.  Please include any info about bass response as compared to previous preamp.

Jim


Hi Jim,

When I got home from work Friday night, I was crushed to see that UPS had left an "attempt to deliver" notice on my front door.  Undaunted, I contacted them and made arrangements to pick the CSP2 up at the UPS depot that night.

As you can imagine, I was in a big hurry to put the CSP2 in the system ..... and when I did, there was a very noticeable hum from the right channel .....  :(

After checking a few things, it appears that one of the tubes got whacked in shipping.  I replaced all of the 6DJ8 type tubes and the expected quiet background appeared ..... Smiley

I will post my initial impressions later tonight.

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Randy
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Reply #11 - 03/05/07 at 23:00:13
 
3 days and waiting Randy,  or have you taken a "sick day" and simply been too enthralled to get to the keyboard yet?   Cheesy

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Reply #12 - 03/06/07 at 03:37:53
 
I think I'm going to read some favorable impressions tomorrow morning!
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Reply #13 - 03/06/07 at 12:25:23
 
Okay. . . I lost that bet! Grin
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Reply #14 - 03/06/07 at 12:36:10
 
Lon wrote on 03/02/07 at 20:50:20:
I'm glad too, though the only thing that presented difficulties for me with the new version really was the power cord coming in at the top.  That just flat won't work unless I got another shelf for my Samson rack and reconfigured and . . . well. . . that's an expensive fix.  I would have welcomed the non magnetic material chasis really!


Just curious, couldn't you have gotten a right angle power cord?
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