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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 20, 2017, 15:38 »
Thanks for replying. I guess it doesn't really matter then..
My dac too has an inverted phase switch and i really cannot hear any changes in sound when i toggle between them.
So it is not my aging ears that I cannot hear the difference ;D
Anyway recording materials can be recorded in inverted polarity or absolute.

My ears are probably older than yours, so maybe that is why I don't hear any difference too.  :D
How are you liking the Karan integrated?   

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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #181 on: September 20, 2017, 16:32 »
I am using it to drive my pioneer S-1ex and like what it did. I thought this amp sound more enjoyable than the Krell FBI (on loaned) I tried a few years back.
Strange, the FBI is known to be a great amp but it sound sterile and uninvolving in my setup. Well I guess matching and synergy play a part here.
The karan is with me around 5 or 6 years or so and I never have any intention to try somethings else.
Compact, powerful enough, and nicely layout, a joy to look at and it deliver.
I bet your pre and power separates sound even better.

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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 20, 2017, 18:43 »
Old KAI180 was with inverted phase on xlr but from 2013, it is in phase and hot signal is on pin 2 on xlr connector....

If you are owner, you can confirm this by submitting the serial lumber.

Inverted amps has this info on the owner's Manual, (and this was before GS time.)
New amps, are not inverted, so no need to say anything about this.



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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #183 on: September 21, 2017, 09:40 »
Thanks for the info..

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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #184 on: October 30, 2017, 21:00 »
Upgraded to the ASI Grand Monos, just beautiful!

Pure effortless sound.

Thanks Alan!


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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 12, 2020, 17:03 »
Hi,
I need to replace one of the internal fuses in my KA I180 integrated amp which use 4 nos. M6.3A 250VE.
But I am having difficulty finding this fuse which is medium low (indicated M in the fuse marking?)
The closest one I can find is slow blow type T6.3A 250V. Can I use this fuse instead?
Or should I replace a lower A rating like T5A 250V?

Thanks in advance





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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 12, 2020, 21:05 »
Hi,
I need to replace one of the internal fuses in my KA I180 integrated amp which use 4 nos. M6.3A 250VE.
But I am having difficulty finding this fuse which is medium low (indicated M in the fuse marking?)
The closest one I can find is slow blow type T6.3A 250V. Can I use this fuse instead?
Or should I replace a lower A rating like T5A 250V?

Thanks in advance


If it is for the external box next to the power inlet, it should be 4A slow blow 250V or higher V, but not sure about size. You can measure and refer to the list below.

https://sg.element14.com/w/c/circuit-protection/fuses-fuse-accessories/fuses/cartridge-fuses?searchWithinTerm=&st=4A%204%20slow%20
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2020, 13:15 »
Hello,
Thanks for your reply,
I am refering to the fuse inside the amp chassis and not the one in the IEC socket at the external.
The marking in the fuse is M which denote medium acting / blow.
None of shops at Sim Lim Tower I visited knew there is such fuse of medium blow let alone selling them.
My alternative option is to settle for a slow blow fuse which is easily available. But at what ampere rating? The fuse I am replacing is M6.3A 250VE which came originally with the amp.


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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #188 on: September 15, 2020, 16:44 »
Hello,
Thanks for your reply,
I am refering to the fuse inside the amp chassis and not the one in the IEC socket at the external.
The marking in the fuse is M which denote medium acting / blow.
None of shops at Sim Lim Tower I visited knew there is such fuse of medium blow let alone selling them.
My alternative option is to settle for a slow blow fuse which is easily available. But at what ampere rating? The fuse I am replacing is M6.3A 250VE which came originally with the amp.



https://www.mouser.sg/Circuit-Protection/Fuses/_/N-ba85y?P=1z0x8dpZ1yya41c
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: The Karan Amplifiers Thread
« Reply #189 on: September 16, 2020, 17:11 »
thanks bro

 

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