What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,992
    Looks like they also have copper tubing if you want to water cool them :D
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    That's where the flames shoot out
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,909
    plus -- I mean -- how often do you see a really sexy looking resistor?

    This is the best I could do, for example -- admittedly, this would be pretty cool in an XO, but I only have one, so it'd have to be mono until & unless I can find a pair.

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,564
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    Oh, there are some out there that are good lookin' ohm walls. The ones pictured in the bottom photo are ready to be installed into my crossover units. Looking forward to listening to the end results.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,242
    what do you do with the 3rd wire on the path Tom?
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,564
    Those are to be connected directly to ground. Here is a snippet from the website...

    "Resistors are made in thick film technology. The resistive layer is applied to the ceramic molded body. Then it's drying with high temperature and encapsulated with silicon cement. After applying 0.8mm tinned copper wire, the resistor is almost ready to play, but for ultimate mechanical stability and the shielding advantages it's putted into the copper tube and flooded with the best quality resin. The use of copper tubing allows to drain interferences and this is why we used the third long leadout. It's connected only to the casing, having no contact with the signal transmitted by the resistor. The third leadout should be joined to the ground or "-" speaker input."

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,242
    I gave serious thought to ordering some for the 2.3tls but that 3 wire threw me.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,564
    Sounds to me like it's just a shielding energy dump to help lower the noise floor or unwanted electrical interference. I will be wiring it to ground in both crossovers.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    Does that make them directional...dare I say, diodes?
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,564
    No. The copper shield and grounding harness are completely separate from the resistor.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,322
    Changed out the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier for a Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier, looking at the Plinius for awhile now....have owned a few of their amps in the past great sounding and never a problem....
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    edited June 2020
    That's a neat and tidy internal layout on the M2si. I like how the transformer is located well away from the output transistors and the speaker wire leads. Should help keep the noise floor low.

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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Thanks Drew! It’s putting a smile on my face. Very simple and straightforward design.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,909
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Oh, there are some out there that are good lookin' ohm walls. The ones pictured in the bottom photo are ready to be installed into my crossover units. Looking forward to listening to the end results.

    Tom

    those look

    * good
    * purposeful
    * expensive

    ;)
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    edited June 2020
    After acquiring a nice Halo A21, and having it in the Stereo for some time, I couldn't help but wonder what the JC5 would bring to the table.

    After keeping a close eye on a few different used ones, I was able to come up with a near perfect "Dealer Demo" JC5 that also came with the Full Factory Warranty.

    This has been a Destination Piece/Purchase for me, I had to pull out about all the stops to make this happen. But, I'm elated that I did. The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

    Congrats Mike!!

  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,336
    Mike nice setup, congrats!
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    After acquiring a nice Halo A21, and having it in the Stereo for some time, I couldn't help but wonder what the JC5 would bring to the table.

    After keeping a close eye on a few different used ones, I was able to come up with a near perfect "Dealer Demo" JC5 that also came with the Full Factory Warranty.

    This has been a Destination Piece/Purchase for me, I had to pull out about all the stops to make this happen. But, I'm elated that I did. The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

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    I want one too. Congrats man!!!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,242
    The JC5 is definitely a beast and something I'd love to have it as well.
    Way to go Mike congrats!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

    Looking forward to hearing more about how it sounds vs the A21 as you get more time on it. Nice pickup for sure, Mike!
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,566
    edited June 2020
    Congrats Mike. I would also like to hear a comparison to the A21.
  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 334
    Got estimates for crossover upgrades. That’s gonna have to wait a bit lol 😂 but I put dynamat on the baskets of my drivers and passive radiator and some acoustic foam behind my drivers as directed by westmassguy. Much more guitar layering. Really brings the mids out! Drums especially kick is stronger! My wife is thrilled!!!!
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,339
    butterbean wrote: »
    Got estimates for crossover upgrades. That’s gonna have to wait a bit lol 😂 but I put dynamat on the baskets of my drivers and passive radiator and some acoustic foam behind my drivers as directed by westmassguy. Much more guitar layering. Really brings the mids out! Drums especially kick is stronger! My wife is thrilled!!!!

    What speakers?