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Block mounted uDSD
« on: September 04, 2016, 11:40:11 AM »
I am so impressed with my new little uDSD and while it is meant to be a portable device, using it as a headphone amp at home, has one downside - its so small and light that you end up pulling on the interconnects every time you pick it up and adjusting the volume is a bit of a fiddly affair.  So I designed a block mount for it and it works like a charm...

I used Black Wenge, but bamboo, marine ply or any nice wood would look the part too.









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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 04:45:06 PM »
Looking good , neat job  :thumbs:

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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 08:24:41 AM »
Clever!   :clap:
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 08:48:26 AM »
Nicely done!
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 08:58:45 AM »
that looks really cool....


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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 11:56:42 AM »
 Great idea! :thumbs:

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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 12:54:15 PM »
Very nicely done  :thumbs:

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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 04:28:18 PM »
.. was expecting comment on the old Pioneer headphones, but suspect many may have thought it to be a relic....  I retrofitted it some time ago with AKG studio drivers and it is actually very pleasant - great mids and even tops, without the bass fatigue associated with some headphones....
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 07:03:49 PM »
That's most excellent.  Question, does it run the RCA out through holes in the back or are you using phones only? Second question is to Achim, do you have any of these uDSDs available still and if so, how much are they?
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 08:25:48 PM »
Yes RCA's and digital out connected via the rear.  Its just a wooden block with a rectangular cavity all the way through, lined with stick-on felt to hold the uDSD firmly.  Got mine just over a week ago from Joel and I'm sure he's got more
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 10:54:28 PM »
....yes of course we (Joel) has them on stock..... I m still in Germany....recover now from a quite heavy operation but ll be back end of the month again...with lots of surprises and great products...

uDSD still the same price as in the US...in general you only need to convert USD to Rand...cant be fairer..:-)


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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 12:59:17 PM »
I like that a lot.

Plenty uDSD's in stock


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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 10:40:53 PM »
which reminds me...
you still owe me a 'respose' ...
can I threaten to come and nick that stand for MY uDsd....?  ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 09:24:19 AM »
 :thinking: huh?
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Re: Block mounted uDSD
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 10:00:45 AM »
I have placed 2 large o rings over mine to stop it sliding. 

With external power I was getting good sound out of my HD800. 
Will try with another amp
Added shortly and see how it compares. 


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