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  • Sansui AU-222 re-cap completed

    I've had this little guy on my bench for maybe 5 years and just never got around to it. Channel balance was way off. Found someone had already been into it and just didn't finish. Main board got a full compliment of Nichicon caps and now it's back to evenly balanced.

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    The bad boys - one of the 1uf caps measured short. The rest measure about 50% high.
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    Hmmm... I lied. Looks like earlier I put some Black Gates in there.
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  • Re: Bottlehead: Crack-a-two-a build

    DONE! Darn thing works too!!

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    And in defense of my addiction - there is another, the Mainline, hiding off to the right out of picture.

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  • Re: Bottlehead: Crack-a-two-a build

    Almost done. Ran into a snag with the last couple of wires being buried behind the output caps. I think I can get 'em in there.
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  • HD650/600 cable build. The Halo Silver Edition.

    Fellow Pokie Halo asked me to build an HD650 cable for his incoming HD6XX's. He picked the parts (with some prompting and referencing agfrost's build) and all parts finally arrived.

    The Recipe:
    Mogami W2534 cable - 11 feet
    Soft techflex - about 10 feet
    1/4" plug from Eidolic
    Y thingy from Eidolic
    Furutech FT-2PS headphone connector
    various heatshrinks

    The cotton stuff was not used, it just don't fit...
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    Tools:
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    As mentioned in another thread the techflex is the softer cloth type but it doesn't "shrink" as you push it onto the cable so it does take some time and patience to get it threaded on. I pulled it through the entire cable, then sat and thought about it.
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    I measured the distance I needed the Y (about 14") + the amount I needed to clear on the 1/4 plug end (about 1 1/2) and pulled that amount back off and cut it. You'll need a good scissors. Then I pulled it back on to where I wanted it and left it alone.
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    I stripped the Y end first and removed the shield but then moved to the easy end.
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    The Eidolic is a fairly easy connector to work with. I opened up the ground pole hole with a small file I use just for that purpose and got the tinned grounds through it with no issues.
    Don't forget to thread on your backshell, heat shrink and the clear plastic insulator before soldering.
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    Tin the ends (solder together the naked copper wires). This will keep stray strands from escaping and shorting stuff out later. It also makes it much easier to solder this together.
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    I put it all together before soldering. I do use a bit of shield combined with the grounds.
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    Solder and then trim the ends.
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    Pull up the clear insulator, pull up the techflex and heat up the first layer of heatshrink to hold it together.
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    2nd layer of heatshrink and backshell.
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    At the Y.
    One layer of heat shrink to hold the techflex in place and then I worked the Y thing up and over it all. It fits tight but don't go yanking on this!!
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    On to the hard end... Da parts:
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    I followed roughly the same procedure - tin and fit. In this case I put some heatshrink on now so I can use the restraint clamp. You'll need to use an ohm meter to get your ends right. Tip is Left, Ring is Right. Small pin is signal (from tip or ring), large pin is ground.
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    Soldered.
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    Finished.
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    The works.
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    And the darn things work!

    As a "service" I'll need to test these for at least 30 days and then the obligatory 90 day breakin period.
  • Re: Odyssey Audio Lorelei's

    These are the speakers that kicked the Carver Silver Amazings out of my system.

    Only reason they are up for sale is that I've found the upgraded ones, otherwise these would be hands off!!!

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