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 Forum: DIY   Topic: Marantz maintenance and repair

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:22 am 

Replies: 21
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How bad an old relay can be... a tired relay is 90% of the issue with old amps. it is not just the contact surface, it is the spring strength. The relay is at rest off, and under stress on, so the more it was used, the more long term stress on the spring fingers to stay in place. The more they loos...

 Forum: CAM Lounge   Topic: Word association

 Post subject: Re: Word association
Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:42 am 

Replies: 46916
Views: 1158167


Replacement

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:25 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 1928


Just to note - You do not defrag SSD’s . There is absolutely no need to! SSD controllers writes data to multiple NAND chips using algorithms that only the controller understands. As for drive/registry cleanups. Just be cautious with programs that claim to clean your registry – removing the wrong ke...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:01 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 695


If the tube socket is also gold-plated with then it is worth getting a tube with gold pins for that extra $5 but if not, then you have dissimilar metals making electrical contact and that is reliability issue. It's called Galvanic corrosion and is not a good thing. I agree disimilar metals can be a...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:20 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1928


I installed Aviva anti-virus. It was almost pain free and I did a quick scan with it and all seems well. There are a few options that you can install (I didn't) but the basics look as though they're working. Unless there is a compelling reason not to use it, I'm leaving well enough alone. Now you h...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:19 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 1928


A corporate computer tech once told me mcAffee is the biggest virus in a computer when loaded.
There are better, and everyone has their favorite.
TrendMicro and Malwarebytes come to mind.
Sorry to hear it became an issue.... I have come to dislike computers a lot for the maintenance....

 Forum: CAM Lounge   Topic: Blocking specific members from asking questions for an ad

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:00 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2472


Add a sentence in your ad that states questions will be ignored if the answer is contained in the ad. And ignore them. If they persist with a followup question that your ad does not answer, consider adding the answer to the ad using the adding info feature. That may help others too. If the questions...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: New CD's and LP's quantity of music ?

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 465


In many instances they should replace the term "bonus tracks" with "no other way to sell tracks" warning. I am fine wish shorter track list. However i see no reason why a well established artist/group should not fill spare cd room with past hits to keep you reminded why you liked...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Post Your Wacky Old Audio Print Ads

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:11 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 3265


Mike wrote:
Yorx. $1000!!

My dad sold some Yorx in his store back when 4 channel was breaking. We had an early demo unit....can't say I liked the sound quality" :?

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Post Your Wacky Old Audio Print Ads

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:37 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 3265


And there were guys who tried to collect one of each...i only have the one on the top. Nikko NR-1415.
His name just has to be '****', or maybe a 'Stan'....
New game... Name That Dude.... :mrgreen:

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Are USB cables directional

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 684


Hey, good answer, thanks.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Post Your Wacky Old Audio Print Ads

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:14 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 3265


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 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Are USB cables directional

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:59 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 684


USB cables are bi-directional cables; the devices at each end are "talking" to one another. As long as you have the correct ends you are good to go. As far as quality of signal and sound is concerned, I wanted to try to upgrade the USB between my Bryston BOT and BDP-2 and tried a Cardas c...

 Forum: CAM Lounge   Topic: Word association

 Post subject: Re: Word association
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:37 am 

Replies: 46916
Views: 1158167


New tax plan

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Are USB cables directional

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:34 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 684


Hi, Jared posted pics of the various USB2 and 3 connectors. Don't you just love how this 'Universal connection standard' proliferated into a table full of different connectors? I have a whole bag full of 'USB convertors' around somewhere. Nice one. Cheers, David Neice How I love vintage with RCA on...
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