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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2008 at 5:25pm
We thought it would be good to offer the kits so they looked just like the "real McCoy" with the adage of "constructors series" on the nameplate for obvious reasons...

And don't forget, these DIY kits are going to be mainstream products too.

A Voyager kit could be a little advanced for most and I have my reservations, but I've been known to cave-in to large numbers of people badgering me Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fault151 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2008 at 5:43pm
The only reason i'm asking is that i don't have any vinyls or a record player, i already have a green solo, so id like a voyager next. Would it not be ideal to have all of your equipment in kit form? Any idea what the price tag will be on the kits you have in mind Graham?


I can't wait to see whats available.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2008 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by fault151 fault151 wrote:

The only reason i'm asking is that i don't have any vinyls or a record player, i already have a green solo, so id like a voyager next. Would it not be ideal to have all of your equipment in kit form? Any idea what the price tag will be on the kits you have in mind Graham?


I can't wait to see whats available.

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I have to agree on all accounts .. I have a Solo and a Reflex ... I'd love a Voyarer, and would be more than happy to make one up.
 
Perhaps Graham would be willing to provide a linear 5V 2a PSU? (just because my Wellborne Labs Squeeze box PSU has died, and I so miss the improvement it makes to my stream FLAC content) - maybe if I ask nicely GSP might consider having a gander and repairing it ;o)
 
 
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Now let's see...

In the last half hour it's been suggested I do more interconnects, a speaker cable, mains lead, mains distribution possibly filtered, a turntable, an amp, the Voyager as a DIY kit and a power supply (kit?).

It's just taken me 6 months to almost fully perfect a discrete class A headphone amp (sshhhh, keep it under your hat...LOL). That makes about 5 years solid slog.

If I start work on a Voyager kit now, do you think by the time it's launched there'll be enough customers to make it viable? Wink
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Hi Graham,
 
Well, this is excellent news indeed! Tongue  I agree with Sol, though - Voyager kit would be ace.  You'll just have to increase working more than 25 hours a day! Wink
 
Seriously, thanks for making this opportunity available.
 
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I think the reason a voyager kit would be a great idea is that it's not as expensive as your other gear and people may like to have a go at one as more of an affordable project. Thats the way i loook at it and your also going to be left with a great quality little toy. Big%20smile


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I've been listening to the replies here and from other sources and the opinion seems to be the Duette is an amp too far. Better to concentrate on something on similar lines to the Solo but at a much more affordable price.

I've been working on a circuit as I let slip above, however, the class A could not be made to do the sound quality I want, and feel the customer wants, without resorting to silly money. What I wanted to do was make something using readily available and inexpensive transistors, that's really easy to build and I think I may have pulled it off.

I could have a problem on my hands as I could easily listen to this thing instead of my Solo. The Solo still has the edge IMO, but this transistor design is good. I hope Leo doesn't mind me saying this, but he's building one from my design notes so we all get some independent feedback, and I can't wait for it to "burn-in" for him to start his listening tests.


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