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Old 03-30-2021, 03:31 PM
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Looking forward to the trip report and pics. Have a great time Buck.

+1! Enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:03 PM
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Looking forward to the trip report and pics. Have a great time Buck.
Thanks Tony, hopefully I'll get some good (non-audio) pictures as well near Lake Mead, Grand Canyon and Sedona although compared to a lot of AA member on here, my photography skills leave a lot to be desired. Hifi Buys spoke to Bill this morning and we're shooting for next Thursday or Friday at D'agostino.

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Arrived in Scottsdale yesterday afternoon after a couple of days trekking across Arizona. I’ll post some pictures of the Grand Canyon when I get home. I spoke to Bill at D’agostino this morning. My Momentum pre is there being worked, planning on visiting there on Friday morning when do some final installation and then it’s back to Atlanta.

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So we flew back in to Atlanta yesterday evening from Phoenix after a great spring break week. I met Bill McKiegan over at D'agostino on Friday morning in Cave Creek for a quick tour of the facility and to watch them put the finishing touches on my HD preamp upgrade. I got to meet Dan as well which was awesome. I spent about 2 hours over there, Bill is such a nice guy and I really appreciate them making the accomodation. I honestly didn't want to be too annoying so I only snapped a couple of pictures........

Here's a couple of the outside of the building.



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Here's a couple of Relentless monoblocks getting ready for the final touches and then headed to Dubai:





I still can't get over the size of the power transformers in these things.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:50 AM
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Bill had my preamp set up mostly finished, they showed me the ins and outs of the HD upgrade and the circuit boards etc. It's a really cool design. My power supply was on the next table. After installing the boards, we carried it over to the station where they burn it in to test for any anomalies or anything else that may come up. Bill said it'll be burned in until Monday morning, then a final test and then shipped out to Atlanta Monday afternoon.






Here's the power supply almost ready to go:



Really enjoyed meeting all the guys over there, great crew and first class operation. Can't wait to get some pictures of the system when I get the preamp back.

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Buck... looks like you had a Blast, thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:15 AM
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Great pics Buck, I love the interior detail of the pre and power supply, really shows off the excellent design and layout.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:21 AM
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Also forgot to mention that I was able to get a glimpse of the forthcoming new Relentless preamp......I didn't take any pictures since I'm sure he would've asked me not to post, but it's going to be one heck of a piece. Bill explained how a lot of what they learned in designing the Relentless preamp made it into the Momentum HD upgrade which is awesome.

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Buck,...your preamp upgrade in process is a very cool set of photos, congratulations on the upgrade!

The Relentless photos are also amazing...your new carry-on luggage?
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