TLP Audio Branded Products--by Gilbert Yeung Designs

Since 2000, TLP Audio has sold Blue Circle Audio products designed by Gilbert Yeung. Although Blue Circle Audio closed in January of 2019, Gilbert is continuing on with the part of his business that he enjoyed the most; audio design. We therefore asked him to design some products exclusively for us. After many hours of discussions, we are pleased to announce the availability of the products below.


TLP Yalo Bulala

The TLP Yalo Bulala is designed to protect ANY electrical appliance, including audio/video components, refrigerator, sump pump, etc. by forcing a circuit breaker where the appliance is plugged in to trip upon encountering a potentially damaging power surge.

The TLP Yalo Bulala provides a low impedance path above a certain set voltage. Its TVS Avalache diode takes out the small spikes and its MOV shorts itself out during a big surge, thereby tripping the circuit breaker for the outlet where it is plugged in. If this event ever occurs, the Yalo Bulala has done its job and you'll need to replace it with a new one to reprotect that circuit.

A Yalo Bulala plugged into any powerline conditioner product, a power bar, or a standard duplex outlet and will actually "see" a surge before anything else plugged into that outlet. In the process it will sacrifice itself and trip the circuit breaker in your incoming A/C power box.

Yelo Bulala Surge Protector

The problem with typical surge protection, placed between the power source and components, is that the sound is degraded. Some surge protection devices slow down the current, and that kills the music dynamics. One or more Yalo Bulalas can be used in various outlets throughout a residence. If you're using a power bar, one plugs into one of its outlets and another plugs into the same circuit in a different duplex outlet. This will provide two low impedance paths for the surge to follow if/when a power surge event occurs.

Want to protect your entire residence? Plug at least one Yalo Bulala into every electrical circuit. Your circuit breaker panel should be labeled with the areas/rooms protected by the various circuit breakers.

Retail Price

$29 each

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Qty 1 Yalo Bulala

Pkg price: Qty 3 Yalo Bulala


TLP Audio TPC-15 (15 amp) power cord

The ORIGINAL Blue Circle power cords have been accepted by many audiophiles as their reference standard power cord. Firstly, because Blue Circle power cords were unquestionably among the best power cords at their price points. In fact, for those fortunate enough to own one, they continue to out perform many power cords that cost a great deal more.

Secondly, besides allowing your components to sound their best they are also amazingly flexible. For example, even though the BC61 was a 14awg power cord and it could easily bend around tight corners and even coil up in a 2.5" diameter circle. If you want to keep your cables neat and tidy but want to get the best from your components, this power cord is the best.

The TPC-15 is the next generation BC61 that features a Wattgate(tm) cryo-treated a/c power plug. Subjectively, commonly perceived benefits of cryo-treated vs. non-cryo treated parts are:

  • Wider dynamic range
  • Smoother, more refined highs
  • Better bass articulation
  • More organic presentation
  • Deeper, more three dimensional soundstage
  • The TPC-15 also works GREAT for professional sound gear including PA systems, mixers, keyboards, bass guitar and guitar amps.

    TLP Audio TPC-1 power cord

    Retail Price

    $225

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    TPC-15 14awg 6ft (standard length)

    E-mail us directly with your custom length power cord requirements.



    TLP Audio TBD-1800 (TLP Blocker DC)

    The most common symptom of audio system DC offset is amplifier power transformer noise. The larger the transformer, the more susceptible it is to DC offset. DC offset will manifest itself as a "growling" or buzzing sound. Toroidal transformers are especially susceptible to DC offset. Another DC offset issue is that DC offset forces a power transformer to run in an unbalanced mode resulting in a loss of power being delivered to the amplifier circuitry, not to mention the annoying audible noise mentioned above.

    TLP tbd1800 DC offset blocker

    The TBD-1800 DC offset blocker is a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to DC offset. To keep cost to a minimum, the TBD-1800 is housed in an ABS chassis. It's design is based upon the Blue Circle RPD-15. It has a standard IEC inlet and an industrial-grade duplex outlet. At a cost of under $200.00, it is a cost-effective affordable solution to eliminating DC offset.

    Watch the RPD-15 demo at the TLP Audio booth during Axpona 2015.

    Quick Specs

  • IEC power inlet (power cord not included)
  • 1 duplex outlet
  • Dimensions: 5" dia x 4" long
  • Shipping weight: 4 lbs.
  • 3 year limited warranty

    Retail Price

    $225

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    TLP Audio TDA 10 Digital-to-analog Converter

    The digital to analog component of the TDA 10 supports from 16 bits to 24 bits - 30KHz to 216Khz and anything in between. Every signal trace on board has been carefully designed and tested. It features a complete DC path to ensure ultra-low jitter performance. Another feature that adds to the signal performance is that the microprocessor is not used in the control circuit. The less the clock contaminates the signal the better. The unique analog output stage uses a design similar to those in the legacy Blue Circle BC107 solid state preamp.

    TLP TDA-10 DA Converter Front

    At the core of the TDA 10's design is it's power supply. The TDA 10 has a power supply filtering capacitance of nearly 200,000uF! To put this in perspective, that is more capacitance than a typical 100-watt stereo amplifier has.

    TLP TDA-10 DA Converter Back

    Ultimately this ensures a very stable power supply and plenty of reserve for transients. There is no ground hum or any sort of noise caused by the power line that can be detected by the audio circuit. The result is a blacker than black background that has a major impact on the detail of the musical presentation. This is one aspect of the TDA 10 that contributes towards that elusive sense of effortless and dynamic, yet relaxed musicality.

    TDA 10 Quick User Guide

    Inputs:

    Standard: (1) Toslink, (1) SPDIF, (1) AES/EBU

    Optional: USB 24/192

    Outputs:

    Standard config: (1) pair of XLR balanced, (1) RCA unbalanced

    5 year limited warranty.

    Dimensions

    The TDA 10 is very compact at 8 x 8 x 3 inches and weighs five pounds.

    Retail Price

    $1395

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    TLP Audio TPS 10 Phono Stage

    The TPS 10 is a high-performance phono stage that has user-adjustable 61db high gain and 39db low gain. Gain change is accomplished by flipping a couple of small dip switches inside the unit. The TPS 10 phono stage itself is housed in an unobtrusive metal chassis for low noise performance.

    TLP TPS-10 phono stage

    The power supply is housed in a smallish ABS box that can be "hidden" out-of-sight be the TPS 10 box.

    TLP TSP-10 phono stage front

    With the total power supply supply capacitance at over 100,000uF, this ensures a solid bass foundation. Carefully-placed high-speed bypass capacitors result in silky-smooth highs and rich, warm mids. This combination provides Gilbert Yeung's Blue Circle Audio legendary cost vs. performance ratio. Additionally, the proprietary DC power supply circuitry design is used in the TPS-10 to ensure highest possible performance.

    TLP TPS-10 power supply

    In fact, the TPS 10's performance is better than the legandary Blue Circle Fon Lo Thingee in a box with Really Big Power Supply. When compared to the Fon Lo Thingee with Really Big Pipe Power Supply costing over $1000, the TLP TPS10 is an outstanding value.

    TLP TSP-10 phono stage rear view

    Optional Features

  • Fixed resistance and capacitance value loading plugs
  • User-adjustable value loading plugs
  • Balanced output
  • Factory-set custom gain and capacitance settings
  • Specifications

  • Input impedance: 47Kohm
  • Output impedance: <25ohms
  • High gain: 61db
  • Low gain: 39db
  • 5ft umbilical cord between preamp and power supply; Detachable at the preamp end.
  • 5 year limited warranty.
  • TPS 10 Quick User Guide

    Dimensions

  • Amp: 5.25"wide x 3.25"high x 8.25"deep including RCA jacks
  • Power Supply: 6"long x 3.25"wide x 2"high
  • Retail Price

    $850

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