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 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: tv calibration

 Post subject: Re: tv calibration
Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 185


Is the Spears & Munsil calibration disc still valid? It came with the Oppo 83, or is there something better?

 Forum: DIY   Topic: Electrohome 6v6 tube amp recap

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:10 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 95


Or, if there's enough room order individual caps to install under the chassis and leave the old cans in place.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:59 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 520


I would use Benjamin Moore "Aura" paint, but until you talk to a qualified person everything else is conjecture. I would go to my local Benjamin Moore paint store and use what they recommend. Aura comes in many flavours and I've used it with great success inside and outside the house from ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Speaker recapping.

 Post subject: Re: Speaker recapping.
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:47 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 912


tubemannick wrote:
Just recapped my vintage speakers Elna caps really drifted!


Ssssssh, don't tell anyone! Some think that rolled off vintage sound of 30+ year old gear is normal :D

Bet they sound great now!!

 Forum: Live Music   Topic: Us and Them

 Post subject: Re: Us and Them
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:35 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 2003


Did he get political or just played music? I've often found that when people say something like, "Then he got political" it's an indication they don't share the politics of the person in question. Well maybe, but one also pays a lot of money to hear the music not the political rally. I sa...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Shipping large speakers

 Post subject: Re: Shipping large speakers
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:17 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 617


Shipped a 130 pound amp from Calgary to here with: http://www.uship.com/ca/ Excellent service and the driver even brought it into the house. :D Generally LTL rates for non-corporate customers are prohibitive. With uShip you can catch a truck that just wants to fill some dead space. Based on what I p...

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Gold Pins Worth a Bit More?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:42 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 642


The electrical engineers at RCA, etc had a pretty good idea of what they were doing and dissimilar materials wasn't an issue unless for instance the tube socket had aluminum sockets (which I've never seen) and the tube had copper pins. Even then, under normal use the tube would fatigue long before ...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Additional Pre

 Post subject: Re: Additional Pre
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:17 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 263


As long as the wife doesn't see it ... :wink:

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Gold Pins Worth a Bit More?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:15 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 642


If it'll make you feel better for throwing a fin out the window ... go for it. Otherwise, you won't hear a difference. The electrical engineers at RCA, etc had a pretty good idea of what they were doing and dissimilar materials wasn't an issue unless for instance the tube socket had aluminum sockets...

 Forum: Tubes   Topic: Tubie newbie. 12sn7 and 6sn7

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:41 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 493


Hey guys, I'm awaiting a Linear Tube Audio MZ2 tube pre/integrated/headphone amp. After a lot of research and great reviews, I pulled the trigger. This unit will allow me to use it as a pre or as an integrated amp for my Tekton DI's freeing up my Line Mag to power a second system when desired. Woul...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:30 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 271


To be fair, I didn't find a reference to EML 301 when I googled Jorgen Schou.

 Forum: Live Music   Topic: Big name concerts where the opening act outshined headliner?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 1591


Great topic! I saw Black Sabbath back in 1981 at Maple Leaf Gardens and I believe it was their Mob Rules tour. Anyway, it was a favulous show they put on but I actually liked the opener better that night. Alvin Lee I was at that show as well. Alvin Lee destroyed the place before Black Sabbath . Aro...

 Forum: DIY   Topic: First SUT Build

 Post subject: Re: First SUT Build
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:16 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 459


Here's another schematic. Still has two ratios so pretend you don't see connection 4 or 5. Not all transformers are shielded so ignore the dashed line too. In summary just look at connection 5 (as +, not switched), 6, 7, 8 and ground as shown or get more complex if you have a hum problem. Cables can...

 Forum: Live Music   Topic: Big name concerts where the opening act outshined headliner?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:42 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 1591


Hmmm out-shined would really be a matter of opinion, but friggin' excellent openers for sure: ~1981 The Scorpions touring their Blackout album opening for Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow at the horse show bldg at the CNE (The Coliseum?). 1985 SRV touring his Couldn't Stand the Weather album opening for ...

 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: EMI paper/fabric

 Post subject: Re: EMI paper/fabric
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:00 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 454


Is it less expensive than soft copper pipe or aluminum foil?

I live a stones throw from a nuclear plant and they give us iodine pills for radiation in case of a melt down. :lol: Does the material contain iodine?

Anyway, I wouldn't be interested in a boutique solution to an issue.
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