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 Forum: DIY   Topic: How to - or what is the best (recommended) way to paint MDF?

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:32 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 581

For edges, I've done coats of bondo (auto filler) with primer over that and still got seams, sometimes weeks or months later. Beginning to think that mitred corners is the only way to go. Mitres is the best way. The only part of MDF that is stable enough to take a finish properly is the uncut face,...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: B&W DM7 MK2

 Post subject: Re: B&W DM7 MK2
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:33 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1470

That 1000uF cap does more than block DC, it also protects the woofer from large infrasonic pulses that can damage the suspension. Assuming 8ohms impedance, a 1kuF cap has a cut-off of 20Hz, so not a bad idea if you're spinning vinyl, too. As I mentioned earlier, the DM7 are tuned quite low. The cap ...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: B&W DM7 MK2

 Post subject: Re: B&W DM7 MK2
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:56 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Funny thing that there is a 1000uF (1000VDC 230VAC) film capacitor for sale, but it's huge and worth more than speakers... I'd just change to either 3 caps in parallel or with brand new high-grade electrolytic cap. Tha...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: TAVES Starts Today

 Post subject: Re: TAVES Starts Today
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:46 am 

Replies: 67
Views: 4852

Bluejazz, I guess you are Paul? Not sure why you lifted the post, but your photographic ability and insight is really a gift. After some of the mediocre reviews of the sound, your photographic vision brings back real relevance to the show. Some of that I would want to look into further. It would be...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Crossover point range

 Post subject: Re: Crossover point range
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:09 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 332

More important is the lower limit* of the driver you'll be crossing over to.

*I meant to say resonant frequency (Fs). Lower limit will be 2 octaves above Fs.

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Oh No I broke my Benz

 Post subject: Re: Oh No I broke my Benz
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:04 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 725

As the heading says I did the ultimate mistake in my music room. You all know about the broken stylus scenario. In this case the expensive cantilever/stylus not only broke off of my Glider but also stuck in my thumb. Anyways time for a new one. I loved the benz and can take advantage of their excha...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Economy MM Cart Question

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:02 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1559

Wow! That is the real deal. Well done. Must by 35 years old as the Sumiko name has been around since the mid 1980s. Let us know how you like it. Congrats Glen... Thanks, guys. Can't believe I got it for so little....I guess there's no love for these here on CAM. Just an update: Got this in the mail...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Interesting/unusual features on certain LP's

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:00 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1026

racecars wrote:
Playing Peter Gabriel (scratch) the run out groove has music and it plays like a sustained note until you cue the stylus.

Didn't The Moody Blues have an album that did this, like, back in the '60s?

I have a couple of 78 albums where a recording of frying bacon overlays the music. :D

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: EMI paper/fabric

 Post subject: Re: EMI paper/fabric
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 481

With a shielding range of 10MHz and up, I doubt these would be very effective at reducing noise in audio equipment, which is more affected by AM signals in the KHz range, IME.

But ya never know....

 Forum: CAM Lounge   Topic: Saved Kitten

 Post subject: Re: Saved Kitten
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 am 

Replies: 817
Views: 39609

These are cute.... ... oy-suckuk/

 Forum: PC Audio and Music Servers   Topic: Yet another computer screw up.

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:11 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1915

Someone once told me that running AV software is like running two OSs simultaneously; one does the actual work while the other oversees and second-guesses everything the first one does. This has got to affect performance in adverse ways. AV software may be able to protect a machine from malware IF i...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Delrin platter and a mat

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:13 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 878

Forget the Michell clamp for short spindles, it doesn't work. I just checked it again on mine....solid grip with 3/16" straight portion above the label. But, that's my clamp on one particular TT which happens to have a fat spindle. There could be manufacturing variances that would adversely af...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Delrin platter and a mat

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:36 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 878

I think they're all Delrin, now. I read a tweak not too long ago that recommends lining the bottom recess with leather to help damp the label. Haven't tried it but it makes sense to me. I measured mine just now; it needs a minimum of 3/16" straight portion clear of the label in order to grip po...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Delrin platter and a mat

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 878

Teo Audio wrote:
Looks like it is too short for a clamp, so grinding/sanding it is.

Are you sure about that? Michell makes a clamp for Rega tables to work with their short, tapered spindles.

 Forum: Vintage Audio   Topic: Vintage ESL-301 MC phono step up transformer info sought

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:40 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 285

vintagestereos wrote:
If you don't have anything intelligent to say, then remain silent and let someone who is helpful, chime in.
Libor pointed you in the right direction, effectively giving you exactly what you asked for. What more do you need?
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