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  • Re: Tis the season to count your blessing!

    @tonyb I agree and Thanks, All my test have come back negative for the virus, one more week and I'm done.

    easy peasy japnesey. :triumph:
  • Re: Help with fried 2.3tl inductor

    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    I believe that is the .3mh inductor. The Jantzen Audio PN# is 000-1223 is the correct aftermarket replacement/upgrade.

    I had to get mine from here

    Parts Express used to custom order them but I was told they stopped.

    Wrong part, correct mH 0.3 but the wire gauge is 22 not 21 with a DCR of 0.554 ohms not 0.43 ohm; that's more than the +\- %10 Polk allows. read this for the correct inductor values.
    tonyb wrote: »
    That resistor on the opposite side of the board looks to have some burnt markings as well as the cap to the right of the inductor.

    Might as well have both crossovers redone....but the obvious question remains, How the heck did that happen ?

    I agree there's more going on here, Look close he put a jumper at C4 I'll bet he replaced the other silver mica cap with a jumper also. The whole high pass section is suspect check your tweeters.
  • Re: Hum and general SQ issues transferring vinyl to hard drive

    Upon further review, the noise may be coming from inside the tonearm itself. As I brought the stylus over to a record the noise started again. Gentle tapping on the pivot made it go away again. Is it possible that RF energy in the room is causing this and not a ground issue?

    Maybe my Sony TV that hangs above the turntable?

    Definitely a ground loop issue (touching the TT is a dead giveaway), This is what I would do:

    1. Run a ground wire from the base (Non moveable part) of the tonearm to the TT chassis. Don't forget the TT motor could be a source of RF and should be grounded also.
    2. Run a ground wire from the TT chassis to the pre-amp chassis.
    3. Run a ground wire from the pre-amp chassis to the PC chassis.

    That should take care of any ground loop issues.

    Hope this helps.
  • Tis the season to count your blessing!

    First I'm not preaching here I just found some of this info (mainly the cost) this weekend and thought I'd pass it along. Do with it as you wish.

    As some of you know I've been in a wheelchair since 1979 and in 2000 when I started going to the V.A. for my health care and they classified me as what they call catastrophically disabled and having SSA disability as my sole source of income I get my health care for free (Thank God, you'll see why in a bit)

    Around 2001 or so the V.A. did a study on Hepatitis C and found that at least 48% of all Vietnam era Vet's tested Positive (and as such made the test part of the annual check up), As did I in 2003 but the so called treatment was almost as nasty as chemo with about a 40% chance maybe and took 6 months to do. There was no way I was going through that!.

    Now fast forward to 2015 or so and if you have been watching T.V. there is a cure or more specific a couple of them in pill form. That's the good news.

    The bad news is the cost (I didn't find out till this weekend & you'll be shocked I was) If it wasn't for the V.A. there is noway I could afford this on my own not even the co-pay See pic,


    There are new drugs that have come to market that are about half the cost or less like the one I'm taking "Mavyret" at $13,200.00 a month for 2-3 months! That's just ridiculous I mean unless you get free health care like me or your really really poor and on government assistance or you have more money than god I don't see how an average working man could even afford the co-pay if available.

    Here's a few facts about Hep-C and a lik to the CDC's Hepatitis-C Site:

    Who should be tested for HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) infection?
    HCV testing is recommended for anyone at increased risk for HCV infection, including:
    1. Persons born from 1945 through 1965.
    2. Persons who have ever injected illegal drugs, including those who injected only once many years ago.
    3. Recipients of clotting factor concentrates made before 1987.
    4. Recipients of blood transfusions or solid organ transplants before July 1992.
    5. Patients who have ever received long-term hemodialysis treatment.
    6. Persons with known exposures to HCV, such as health care workers after needlesticks involving HCV-positive blood recipients of blood or organs from a donor who later tested HCV-positive.
    7. All persons with HIV infection.
    8. Patients with signs or symptoms of liver disease (e.g., abnormal liver enzyme tests).
    9. Children born to HCV-positive mothers (to avoid detecting maternal antibody, these children should not be tested before age 18 months)

    How common is Hepatitis C?
    An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have chronic Hepatitis C. Most are unaware of their infection. Each year, about 17,000 Americans become infected with Hepatitis C.

    How serious is Hepatitis C?
    Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. Approximately 12,000 people die every year from Hepatitis C-related liver disease.

    What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C?
    Many people with Hepatitis C do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected. Even though a person has no symptoms, the virus can still be detected in the blood. If symptoms occur with acute infection, they can appear anytime from 2 weeks to 6 months after exposure. Symptoms of chronic Hepatitis C can take up to 30 years to develop. Damage to the liver can silently occur during this time. When symptoms do appear, they often are a sign of advanced liver disease. Symptoms for both acute and chronic Hepatitis C can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, grey-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice.

    Thank God for the V.A.
    P.S. I have no idea how I got it, most likely a result of doing something stupid, what I have no clue!
  • Re: Polk SDA SRS 2 opinions

    KLapinas wrote: »
    What is the difference between the blade/blade and pin/blade?

    Basically the blade/Blade is a gen 3 Version (1986) and is an enlarged SDA 1B and the Pin/blade is a gen 4 Version (1987) and is an enlarged SDA 1C with 4 binding posts.
    F1nut wrote: »
    A pin and a blade.

    Mr. smarty pants. :tongue:

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