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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2007, 05:38:23 PM »
same.
when Carl had his, I took it apart to check it out.  some shrink wrap here and there, but no parts were entombed in goop.


Huh?  Doug must have changed his ways then.  Sounds like for the better.  ;D

I'm pretty sure there is a past thread with pics of the above mentioned goop.


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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2007, 05:50:42 PM »

Well, I hope when he gets out of the "mod" business he shows or teaches someone the "mod" trade.  Lord knows we'll need someone to carry the flame...
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2007, 05:54:08 PM »

Well, I hope when he gets out of the "mod" business he shows or teaches someone the "mod" trade.  Lord knows we'll need someone to carry the flame...

You know i've had this conversation about Doug for a while.  To me the biggest asset he has is his ears.  When we discussed this V3 mod he listed of a bunch of the latest and greatest chips out there and then talked about the ones old and new that sounded the best to him.  Big difference. 


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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2007, 10:26:29 PM »
the innards of our m118 were encased in silicone (goop)


There's quite a bit of this in the cabling going into the xlr's etc...  It's not an attempt at disguising the parts simply adding strength to the connections.
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2007, 10:29:45 PM »

Well, I hope when he gets out of the "mod" business he shows or teaches someone the "mod" trade.  Lord knows we'll need someone to carry the flame...

You know i've had this conversation about Doug for a while.  To me the biggest asset he has is his ears.  When we discussed this V3 mod he listed of a bunch of the latest and greatest chips out there and then talked about the ones old and new that sounded the best to him.  Big difference. 




He can hear things that most folks can't that's for sure.  The other aspect that makes such a difference is that he's picking out parts that are specifically tailored to Far-Field concert taping.  That is such an incredibly small niche in the recording world.  When the big boys are making boxes they are shooting for a whole other set of parameters. 
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2007, 10:43:53 PM »

Well, I hope when he gets out of the "mod" business he shows or teaches someone the "mod" trade.  Lord knows we'll need someone to carry the flame...

You know i've had this conversation about Doug for a while.  To me the biggest asset he has is his ears.  When we discussed this V3 mod he listed of a bunch of the latest and greatest chips out there and then talked about the ones old and new that sounded the best to him.  Big difference. 




He can hear things that most folks can't that's for sure.  The other aspect that makes such a difference is that he's picking out parts that are specifically tailored to Far-Field concert taping.  That is such an incredibly small niche in the recording world.  When the big boys are making boxes they are shooting for a whole other set of parameters. 


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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2007, 04:00:38 AM »

I shall also inquire about progress on the mythical V4.  ;D

man, that thing's been on the blackboard for a long time now...
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #82 on: February 23, 2007, 04:27:59 AM »
the innards of our m118 were encased in silicone (goop)


There's quite a bit of this in the cabling going into the xlr's etc...  It's not an attempt at disguising the parts simply adding strength to the connections.
I don't know about that, I ve seen the inside of the 118, and 148 that have every transistor and cap covered in what looks to me like "hot glue from a gun.  I was told that originally it was in order to protect his design.
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2007, 01:18:51 PM »
Has a nice talk with Doug yesterday about the ACM V3.  I finally was able to get him to email me a description of the mod.  I have updated the first page with it but here it is again.


The Grace V3 is undoubtedly one of the great portable designs of all time. From time to time over many years I worked on improving the V3s sound only to find I could make it sound different but not better. Recent chip designs have finally changed that. The ACM V3 MOD is designed based on my signature "sound" ....> an open, detailed and accurate 3D soundstage that is free of audible distortions. In the audio design arts it is all about how components work together to achieve a realistic soundstage. A good ear can detect the sonic attributes of various components and with time, learn how they integrate to achieve the elusive goal of natural sound. The ACM V3 is total free of the brittle artifacts and audible High Frequency distortions that never appear in marketing specs but assault the ears of music lovers in many designs and after market upgrades. I rebuild the analog signal path of the V3s A/D PCB with new capacitors and chips selected by ear to enhance its impressive performance for those who love the sound of being there !
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Nothing has changed as of yet schedule wise for him doing this mod.  So hang in there.


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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2007, 01:41:17 PM »
Has a nice talk with Doug yesterday about the ACM V3.  I finally was able to get him to email me a description of the mod.  I have updated the first page with it but here it is again.


The Grace V3 is undoubtedly one of the great portable designs of all time. From time to time over many years I worked on improving the V3s sound only to find I could make it sound different but not better. Recent chip designs have finally changed that. The ACM V3 MOD is designed based on my signature "sound" ....> an open, detailed and accurate 3D soundstage that is free of audible distortions. In the audio design arts it is all about how components work together to achieve a realistic soundstage. A good ear can detect the sonic attributes of various components and with time, learn how they integrate to achieve the elusive goal of natural sound. The ACM V3 is total free of the brittle artifacts and audible High Frequency distortions that never appear in marketing specs but assault the ears of music lovers in many designs and after market upgrades. I rebuild the analog signal path of the V3s A/D PCB with new capacitors and chips selected by ear to enhance its impressive performance for those who love the sound of being there !
Trust YOUR Ears



Nothing has changed as of yet schedule wise for him doing this mod.  So hang in there.



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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2007, 01:55:37 PM »
The boys at Grace are also burning in a new battery system. Looks like a lion pack.
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #86 on: February 27, 2007, 02:17:10 PM »
Gee, If they could just build a recorder into it, it would be purrfect!
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #87 on: February 27, 2007, 02:31:04 PM »
The boys at Grace are also burning in a new battery system. Looks like a lion pack.

Internal?  Or am I reading that wrong...



regardless, this is all interesting news.
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #88 on: February 27, 2007, 04:39:49 PM »
The boys at Grace are also burning in a new battery system. Looks like a lion pack.

Internal?  Or am I reading that wrong...



regardless, this is all interesting news.

No, it's an external kind of like the ones you can get from battery geek. 
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Re: Oade ACM V3
« Reply #89 on: February 27, 2007, 11:52:05 PM »
The boys at Grace are also burning in a new battery system. Looks like a lion pack.

Internal?  Or am I reading that wrong...



regardless, this is all interesting news.

No, it's an external kind of like the ones you can get from battery geek. 

cool, that means they will most likely work with a v2 as well with a hackerooo :)
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