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 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Replacingbad capacitors within a speaker system

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:31 am 

Replies: 7
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Normally when someone refers to capacitors in a speaker they mean the crossover circuit which separates the frequencies between the drivers. Crossover caps don't really get hot, and rarely fail outright unless they are really old or the speakers have been severely overpowered (and in that case, it's...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: APC UPS will it improve AC power coming from the wall

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 348


have you used apc ups in audio setup did it improve anything APC makes excellent power conditioners for audio video systems, and they also make UPS battery backup systems for computers. UPS systems are quite different from what one typically would use in an AV system, you can find more about them h...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Are your speakers solder or crimp from factory

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:52 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 612


I have read and heard both sides of this argument for years... Solution... After the Crimp I solder.. lol Then Everyone is happy If you are soldering the crimps on the wires then that's fine. I have seen crimps connected in place and then soldered together by DIY'ers, which becomes a nightmare to t...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: JL Audio E110 Sub Level Control Problem?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:29 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 209


I've had two since 2015, no problems. I agree it sounds like a dirty pot which could be solved with Deoxit.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Does anyone know the manufacturer of this speaker?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:28 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 590


Those belong in landfill. The foam surrounds on the woofers appear to have disintegrated, and they don't look good enough to repair.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Tannoy questions

 Post subject: Re: Tannoy questions
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:56 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 768


The sonic magic of big Tannoys is due to the 15" dual concentric driver. Many consider the vintage HPD-385 version to be the best sounding, others feel it is the Gold model. Part of the reason the vintage drivers are sought after is they used Alnico magnets, which ceased to be available after 1...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: USB to spdif conveters

 Post subject: Re: USB to spdif conveters
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:57 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 727


It was a real eye opener for me this year when I started comparing USB inputs on modern DACs. A few years ago most USB inputs where done with inferior chips, so it was a big deal to get something with an asynchronous input, but now they all are. The chipset used is important (Xmos, Amanero, etc), bu...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: Music Server USB solution

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:55 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 266


Although your CAPs music server was made for audio use, you may want to give some thought to putting a network endpoint in your system as for the USB out. I've been totally blown away with the performance of the Sonore Micro Rendu and SOTM SMS-200 products.

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: USB to spdif conveters

 Post subject: Re: USB to spdif conveters
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:20 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 727


CJ CAV50 Proac response 2 Custom tube phono Sota sapphire, grado reference, rega arm with mods Foundation research notch filters Golden cross cables It's high res analog. I could never get into digital music only the mega $$$ stuff impresses me but that was decades ago. The medium is much improved ...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: USB to spdif conveters

 Post subject: Re: USB to spdif conveters
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:24 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 727


USB to digital conversion has major impact on sound. Unless you are restricted by your budget, don't cut corners here. The V-Link was an attractive product a few years ago, when "asynchronous" USB converts were still a relatively new thing; today that model is outdated. If you don't need D...

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: USB to spdif conveters

 Post subject: Re: USB to spdif conveters
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:10 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 727


Many consider the Singxer SU-1 to be one of the best. I can tell you that I've tried a number of DACs with premium onboard USB implementations, and the Singxer has bettered just about all of them; the one exceptiion was merely as good as the Singxer. At this point I consider my Singxer an essential ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Can I whine and complain for a moment...

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:14 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2851


I'm constantly amazed at how careless people are with their gear and accessories. When I purchased a Denon receiver which was missing the calibration mic a couple years ago I was able to buy one for not much off eBay. I just searched now and there's lots to choose from if you search "audyssey m...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Simaudio P-2001 MK.II - Modification Question

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:27 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 323


Why not just use an existing line level input?

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: What are the benefits of XLR outputs?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:06 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1723


It's easy to get hung up on the theory behind topics such as this, but listening will provide the most important insight. A decade or so ago I was using XLR's in my rig, since I assumed they were better. When discussing my setup with a local Dealer (Dave from Loyalty) he suggested I try RCA cables s...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: What are the benefits of XLR outputs?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:51 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1723


Using pseudo balanced I/O connectors is cheating the customer, it certainly make audiophiles look like idiots. Please name name's - who doe this? I only buy bryston products and bluejeans cables mostly when I can, then I don't have to worry. The vast majority of Bryston amplifiers are NOT fully bal...
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