Very excited to see your build. I am looking forward to making MonoBlocks out of these boards as you have. Can you please post you impressions about the amps. Is the SS "box" on the side just after the Mains a hum eliminator?
Yes, but the line filters go out, I just put them to the test, just to see if I have any differences.
I read some articles from Bruno Putzeys where he says that Hypex power supplies already have a built-in line filter that is sufficient and that he does not put additional filters in its Mola Mola amplifiers. Anyway, fewer parts = better
. I have, above all my equipment, a PSM156 filter from Puritan Audio Labs so I don’t need any extra filtering because this central filter is great and has at least some lightning protection.
The construction of the board is great, very easy to assemble, of course if you have little experience with electronics. The modules heat up a bit, about 60 degrees Celsius and are stable at that temperature. I did not notice that they heat up more than that, but I definitely recommend giving them a little air purely because of these few electrolytic capacitors, they will last longer.
And in terms of performance, let's put it this way, I've had a few amps, DACs and streamers and I've never heard any difference when I change the component before the amp. Now on these new amps I see so much difference between streamers and DACs that I can't believe it.
I’m genuinely thrilled, and at the same time feel like a sheep because I’ve thrown money at “great brand recommendations”.
Best of all, now, after 3 years, for the first time i hear what my R7 speakers really can do. Before buying them i tested/demo them on MOON by Simaudio gear (price range cca 50K EUR) and believe me they didn’t sound this good.