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by Gilbert Y
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Another happy day.........
Replies: 8
Views: 2291

It's only a semi-retirement. I am still going to work on new products. As long as my brain have blood flowing in and out, I don't think I can stop building toys. As I am typing this post, I am designing a new "something".
by Gilbert Y
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Tube Simulator in a Pipe just in time for TAVES 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

splityew wrote:How much do they cost?
USD260.00 for Balanced version
USD170.00 for Single-Ended version
by Gilbert Y
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Tube Simulator in a Pipe just in time for TAVES 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

It goes between source and pre-amp? Never mind, question answered. I’m intrigued by this product. Normally I avoid putting extra components in the signal chain, but this may prove an exception. Yes, it can goes between source and pre-amp. It also can go between preamp and power amp. If it is plac...
by Gilbert Y
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Tube Simulator in a Pipe just in time for TAVES 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Tube Simulator in a Pipe just in time for TAVES 2017

Just wondering if any one has notices yet.

www.bluecircle.com/page168.html

You can hear these things in action this weekend at TAVES 2017.

I know we are way too slow on update the home web. Eventually we will get there. :lol: :D
by Gilbert Y
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: More than half an empty box
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Ya, they don't build them like they used to. My old Denon DSD 3520 from the 80's is still performing well and built like a tank. I do run the digital out into a more up to date DAC but its still not bad through the analog outputs. Denon stuff were a hit and miss to me. The DCD 3520 was one of the h...
by Gilbert Y
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: More than half an empty box
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Pretty small power supply, isn't it? Worst, it's a switching power supply, a.k.a. noise maker. Quality wise, as good as a wall wart, except it doesn't plug directly onto a wall. It's built right inside the unit. No way to upgrade to anything better. Why do manufacture do that? Cheaper to make, what ...
by Gilbert Y
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: More than half an empty box
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

More than half an empty box

Recently, I have the "pressure" to work on a one year old CD player. 2/3 of the box is empty. So why do they put it in a big box?

AND see if you can find its power supplies.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17843311@ ... ateposted/
by Gilbert Y
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Another happy day.........
Replies: 8
Views: 2291

k-Dub Instead of hiring the right peed pol to deal with peed pol, I just handle less peed pol. Since I am semi-retired, I should handle 1/2 of the people I used to handle. This semi-retirement thing has turned out to be a good marketing poly. Not the way I had intended but it turns out the way it is...
by Gilbert Y
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Another happy day.........
Replies: 8
Views: 2291

Another happy day.........

Today is October 1, 2017. The day to mark another milestone for my semi-retirement. I want make sure everyone know semi-retirement mean I am still working but I am working less and working on things that I really enjoy. What is such a big deal about today? First, there is no longer advertising from ...
by Gilbert Y
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW 300 watt stereo power amplifier
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

NSW 300 watt stereo power amplifier

I am not that retire.......... yet. http://www.bluecircle.com/page166a.html At the same time, I am more tired to type marketing boooooo chit. I will let George charms in after he has some good listening session and some conclusions. Want to listen to the amp, talk to George. Entracte Audio Toronto, ...
by Gilbert Y
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

masluck

I can confirm you had the very first BC26. The very very first one. It was year 2000, I believe. When I was younger and perhaps slightly smarter then.
by Gilbert Y
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

I only have four legged girlfriends name to remember. That leaves me a lot more space to remember those model numbers correctly. Beside BC6 was the little brother of the BC2 with 1/3 of the power. It also shape odd. 26" wide, 8" high and 15" deep. It shape like an UFO or FUO depends on what way you ...
by Gilbert Y
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Bob: It was the BC6. I was saying the BC6 suffered the same fate as the BC1002. Retail at USD3,600 compare to BC2 USD6,300. The BC2 has 75 watts and BC6 only has 25watts. People make judgement based on wattages vs dollars. The BC6 and the BC1002, and usually smaller amps, loses. To me, smaller amps ...
by Gilbert Y
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........

As like many designers, I have many things in the back of my mind. Never able to stop despite telling people I am semi-retire, or trying to retire. Semi-retirement sucks, I tell you. It doesn't work so far. I am working longer hours than before I told people, last November, I am semi-retire. Enough ...
by Gilbert Y
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: New product(s)......... which are not on BC web site yet.
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

New product(s)......... which are not on BC web site yet.

Someone told me I better put a post up on the forum to make sure people know I am still alive. :lol: :) :D Yupe, I am still alive and still busy. Actually, I am getting busier since I told the world I am semi-retired. Go figure. That also mean I am getting less time to post on forum. There is at lea...