Tripoint Troy Elite - Installed

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Guys can you share with some of the ways you guys connect the ground connector to the chasis from a Tripoint ?

Thank you ! am I doing it the right way or what's the best way or tool to go about this thank you !


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First of all, the direction of Tripoint grounding cables is important. Spades with the blue tags are always on the component side! From your first photo it’s seen you got that wrong. Use metal screws on the chassis not connectors. If you have a grounding post on the chassis, use it. Next best thing is to modify a chassis screw into a grounding post.
 
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First of all, the direction of Tripoint grounding cables is important. Spades with the blue tags are always on the component side! From your first photo it’s seen you got that wrong. Use metal screws on the chassis not connectors. If you have a grounding post on the chassis, use it. Next best thing is to modify a chassis screw into a grounding post.
Marcus , thank you for pointing that out ! I am going to go and reserve that connection right away ! as for the chassis screw into the grounding post , do you have any photos or links that you can share with me , thank you so much for the help and also is it a good idea to connect the grounding cable to the RCA jack , and if so do you know what tools Is best to do that with ?

Thank you for you time and advice !
 
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I dont think that may people use the tripoint for signal ground purposes (RCA, XLR, Etc). Im using a signature (Thanks Tang!) for chassis ground, and it is wonderful.

If anyone is using for signal ground, please weigh in, Id ne interested to hear about that.
 
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I wish I could help, all my connected components have ground connections except the Aurender W20. Has anyone connected a W20 to their Tripoint?
 

CKKeung

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Is quite easy to check by taking a multimeter and put the prongs between signal grounds / chassis / iec earth pin to see where continuity exists.
Yes, Mr. Lin, designer of Telos GNR v3.1 active electrical groundboxes advocates using this method to locate the chassis screws or ground=post which has the lowest resistance and attach the groundwire there.
The effect of his groundboxes can then be optimized.
I think this can be applied to Troy groundboxes too.

Please refer to the several photos near the end of this review :
https://review.u-audio.com.tw/reviewdetail.asp?reviewid=1589
You may use google-translate to read the captions.
;)
 
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Mike Lavigne

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Guys can you share with some of the ways you guys connect the ground connector to the chasis from a Tripoint ?

Thank you ! am I doing it the right way or what's the best way or tool to go about this thank you !
on my dart 458 amps i'm using a chassis screw for the ground. i purchased a longer screw and a series of larger and smaller washers and a nut to attach a ground spade. seems to work well and i can hear what it's doing. love to upgrade these standard ground wires to Thor SE's when i can.

i asked my amp designer which screw would likely give me the best chassis ground which is how i choose that one. would every amp designer be so supportive and open minded to help in that way? not sure.





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on my dart 458 amps i'm using a chassis screw for the ground. i purchased a longer screw and a series of larger and smaller washers and a nut to attach a ground spade. seems to work well and i can hear what it's doing. love to upgrade these standard ground wires to Thor SE's when i can.

i asked my amp designer which screw would likely give me the best chassis ground which is how i choose that one. would every amp designer be so supportive and open minded to help in that way? not sure.





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This looks excellent. I did the same with my Ayon amps and preamps. On the inner side of chassis I also neatly scraped the paint off sothat that the inner washer fully touch the chassis.

Tang :)
 

Mike Lavigne

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This looks excellent. I did the same with my Ayon amps and preamps. On the inner side of chassis I also neatly scraped the paint off sothat that the inner washer fully touch the chassis.

Tang :)
for the dart 458's the surface is anodized (no paint anywhere on the dart), but it's more what the screw is screwed into. the other factor is the screw metal; Miguel at one point was trying to source an alternate material for the screws, washers, and nuts (some sort of brass or copper alloy). each chassis is unique and i would recommend consulting with Miguel for optimization ideas.
 
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