What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • invalidinvalid Posts: 98
    I always wreck the camera and the speakers on my phones. Construction work seems to be hard on them.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 619
    Yeah, I thought the first one was of the Lubbock lights.
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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,508
    edited July 14
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    When gluing MW drivers, do you have to glue both sides of the magnet? JB weld is pretty strong, and the other side is a pain to get to.
    I hope I got here in time w/a simple, quick tweak that’s worth the trouble.

    dynamat*, armaflex, or ordinary pipe wrap: use one of those to cover driver baskets, magnets, and any other metal or internal shiny, sound reflective surfaces before reassembly.
    *damps better than the others though $y and harder to use

    Enjoy😊 Tony
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,804
    edited July 14
    invalid wrote: »
    I always wreck the camera and the speakers on my phones. Construction work seems to be hard on them.

    They still make cameras that are cameras. Just sayin'.

    :p

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    edit: that's actually my old DSLR -- my son just recently got me a newer one (also 'reconditioned'... he's a frugal lad, like his ol' mom & dad. :) The D5000's been passed along to our daughter (per our son's request).
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,156
    Spirit orbs. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,596
    The sum will be better I am sure.
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 795
    Those single wide-range driver towers are intriguing.
    Some details, if you would be so kind
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 469
    Which Altec is that in the second to last pic? I was thinking Santana,but it looks too large.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,804
    edited July 19
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Those single wide-range driver towers are intriguing.
    Some details, if you would be so kind

    Those are my much-loved Bob Brines designed mass loaded TQWTs fitted with Radio Shack 40-1354 5-1/4" twincones. The pair in there nowadays have had amateur ;) dustcapectomies, followed by the addition of Dave Dlugos' phase plugs (which, anecdotally/empirically smooth out and seem to extend the treble substantially).

    Cabinets were built by our friend -- contractor/cabinetmaker Mike Berg in Hudson MA.
    Mike also built my :"Billfort" cabinets for what became the Frankenaltecs.

    They R good "fullrangers"


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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,372
    Lost one channel on my Belles 21A. Thought I'd swap left and right tubes to see if I could troubleshoot and Had a horrible screeching sound in the suspect tube. Replaced with a new "Baldwin Organ" Raytheon (I love these 12AU7 tubes!). AAAHHHH! much better. Anyone using a pre with the 12AU7, I highly recommend this tube. It's got that just smoked a fatty, soul lifting sound that makes tubes "special"
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,938
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Lost one channel on my Belles 21A. Thought I'd swap left and right tubes to see if I could troubleshoot and Had a horrible screeching sound in the suspect tube. Replaced with a new "Baldwin Organ" Raytheon (I love these 12AU7 tubes!). AAAHHHH! much better. Anyone using a pre with the 12AU7, I highly recommend this tube. It's got that just smoked a fatty, soul lifting sound that makes tubes "special"

    I like your description, it fits that tube well :) A good tube at a very reasonable price.

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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,246
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Introduced a Rythmik F12 to my 2 channel setup. B)


    AND?
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,414
    indyhawg wrote: »
    machone wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    Introduced a Rythmik F12 to my 2 channel setup. B)


    AND?

    I guess I could have been a little more descriptive. :) Originally I had written more but went back and just left that one sentence because there is nothing else to say. The sub integrates perfectly into my set up. It adds the low bass the Silverlines are missing without being overpowering. It just sounds natural. If you did not actually see the sub, you would not know it is even there. I would have to say this is probably the biggest upgrade I have made since going to all separates 10 years ago or so.

    I feel the same way, Jeff.
    The subs in my office are basically only there for sub-50hz content and the gains are barely above 10%.
    They are completely integrated in that you never notice them until you turn them off. And then only on content that REALLY needs it.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,485
    I hooked-up this older Klipsch sub today.
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    I was listening to some bass test tracks, and curiosity got the best of me.
    The JMLab Mezzo Utopias go low...but not ultra-low.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,596
    Always prefer a sub for music. Kudos Jody.
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    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,485
    Product literature for the Mezzo Utopia states it goes down to 30Hz. I don't believe it. I think Trey @VR3 would agree with me. But, being Trey, he did some crossover network upgrades, which I think will help in the lower end. I actually have the parts, but have yet to R&R them in my speakers :#

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,308
    What's the Klipsch sub rated down to?
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,485
    It's a KSW-10, and rated +/-3dB down to 29Hz.

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,914
    The Mezzo utopia definitely hits 30hz with authority. No shortness of bass in my room.

    Bass can definitely be room dependent
    - Not Tom

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,578
    jdjohn wrote: »
    It's a KSW-10, and rated +/-3dB down to 29Hz.

    of course ultimately let your ears decide in your room, and I have never owned that exact sub. But I have owned numerous mass market 10 inch ported subs from polk, klipsch, dayton audio, etc., and first they almost never come close to their rated extension, and second they are usually one note flab machines. As much as I love bass, I would rather have a little less but it be tight, accurate, fast, and textured, than more fat, bloated bass...
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,596
    VR3 wrote: »
    The Mezzo utopia definitely hits 30hz with authority. No shortness of bass in my room.

    Bass can definitely be room dependent

    As Trey can attest, there is a massive lack in my space and a sub is definitely needed. So yes, each room dependent.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,914
    You can actually see in the stereophile response graph almost exactly what I experience in my room

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    - Not Tom

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  • What a cool turntable @Tony M !
    The new cover looks great...
    They dont make 'em like that anymore!
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,485
    VR3 wrote: »
    You can actually see in the stereophile response graph almost exactly what I experience in my room

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    I hooked-up a frequency tone generator today, and actually could hear it down to 30Hz. I guess one of bass test songs yesterday was going even lower, which I could not hear. It was a Basstronics song.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,596
    I actually listen to mostly electronic music, therefore sub 30hz is very common. Towers typically don’t do those tones any favors.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
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