Show me your ****(embly), and let me get in your guts baby!

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  • markermarker Posts: 1,084
    edited June 2006
    Cambridge Audio Azur 540R AVR :D

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  • dipiazzadipiazza Posts: 363
    edited July 2006
    Teac A-1D. FRESH!
    Terps Swimming!
    HT Setup
    TV: Vizio VX32L
    Reciever: Pioneer VSX-D914
    HD-DVD Player: Toshiba HD-A2
    Fronts: Polk R50s
    Surounds: Polk R30s
    Center: Polk R20's
    Subwoofer: SVS 20-39PCi

    2CH Setup
    Integrated: Onix SP3 Tube
    CD Player: Sony CDP-CX355
    Speakers: Onix Strata Mini in PR Finish
    Signal Cable: Classic Speaker, Analog 1 IC

    Headphones
    Grado SR 60, Bang & Olufsen A8, Shure e3

    Other Stuff in Use
    Onix xls, Dual Onix x-subs, Onix Ref .5, Dahlquist M903, Teac A-1D, Marantz 1060
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,315
    edited July 2006
    Thx SCompRacer, WilliamM2, Marker, Del44 and Dipiazza....you have balls.

    Just a note to folks after this, <cough> Marker <cough>....downsize your pics so they don't blow the page open. 800x600 works perfectly, multiples are even better.
  • dipiazzadipiazza Posts: 363
    edited July 2006
    Thx SCompRacer, WilliamM2, Marker, Del44 and Dipiazza....you have balls.

    I do have balls? At least the last time i looked!
    Terps Swimming!
    HT Setup
    TV: Vizio VX32L
    Reciever: Pioneer VSX-D914
    HD-DVD Player: Toshiba HD-A2
    Fronts: Polk R50s
    Surounds: Polk R30s
    Center: Polk R20's
    Subwoofer: SVS 20-39PCi

    2CH Setup
    Integrated: Onix SP3 Tube
    CD Player: Sony CDP-CX355
    Speakers: Onix Strata Mini in PR Finish
    Signal Cable: Classic Speaker, Analog 1 IC

    Headphones
    Grado SR 60, Bang & Olufsen A8, Shure e3

    Other Stuff in Use
    Onix xls, Dual Onix x-subs, Onix Ref .5, Dahlquist M903, Teac A-1D, Marantz 1060
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    Pics of my panny dvd player
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • mulvelingmulveling Posts: 505
    edited July 2006
    Mike682 wrote:
    Pics of my cheapo panny dvd player
    Are those premium nichicon gold caps I spot on that borad? Were those stock (hard to believe), or did you have that spinner modded?
    Tannoy Dimension TD10, SOTA Star Sapphire, Heathkit W4A's, McIntosh MC2100, Eddie-Current Zana Deux, Singlepower SDS, Sennheiser HD650, Audio-Technica L3000, Sony Qualia 010
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    mulveling wrote:
    Are those premium nichicon gold caps I spot on that borad? Were those stock (hard to believe), or did you have that spinner modded?

    I have to check the caps but the unit is all stock, I just popped the top and snapped away...

    EDIT: Yes they are gold Nichicon caps
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    EDIT: Yes they are gold Nichicon caps
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • mulvelingmulveling Posts: 505
    edited July 2006
    Not a bad amp, but the insides don't give you the warm fuzzy feeling of value. Not much to look at. Can't cost more than a few bucks to make. Electrolytic caps are all generic dime a dozen variety.

    Edit: The internal cabling is by Monster, lol :p

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    Tannoy Dimension TD10, SOTA Star Sapphire, Heathkit W4A's, McIntosh MC2100, Eddie-Current Zana Deux, Singlepower SDS, Sennheiser HD650, Audio-Technica L3000, Sony Qualia 010
  • mulvelingmulveling Posts: 505
    edited July 2006
    Extravagant headphone amplifier. Now here's some quality guts. Nichicon fine golds and muse caps abound, robust power section, heavy duty PCB with very WIDE copper traces (the PCB is actually light green - it looks orange because that's from all the copper inside it!), gigantic heatsink for the output transistors, no opamps in the signal path (all discrete design). Of course who can resist the bling of gold knobs and Japanese Echizen laquered Asada wood on the front panel? Obviously not the burglars who broke into my apartment a few months ago :p

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    Tannoy Dimension TD10, SOTA Star Sapphire, Heathkit W4A's, McIntosh MC2100, Eddie-Current Zana Deux, Singlepower SDS, Sennheiser HD650, Audio-Technica L3000, Sony Qualia 010
  • mulvelingmulveling Posts: 505
    edited July 2006
    Mike682 wrote:
    EDIT: Yes they are gold Nichicon caps
    Wow! That's really impressive for consumer gear. Usually only see those kind of caps in high end stuff. I guess Panny is a company that occassionally considers quality instead of just how to save a buck.
    Tannoy Dimension TD10, SOTA Star Sapphire, Heathkit W4A's, McIntosh MC2100, Eddie-Current Zana Deux, Singlepower SDS, Sennheiser HD650, Audio-Technica L3000, Sony Qualia 010
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    Here's a closer look
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited July 2006
    It's really nice to see some equipment designs, it puts some brands on a short list. Nice going guys / gals.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    mulveling wrote:
    Wow! That's really impressive for consumer gear. Usually only see those kind of caps in high end stuff. I guess Panny is a company that occassionally considers quality instead of just how to save a buck.

    Good eye!!!

    It cost about $55 bucks last year (gift card) for the player at CC. Model # is dvd-s29
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,315
    edited July 2006
    ADCOM GFA-565 Monoblocks
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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,315
    edited July 2006
    Mulveling - VERY nice headphone amp...heard one at CES this year.

    Mike - DAMN, Nichicon Gold....cool :)
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,110
    edited July 2006
    Recent acquisitions, TAD-1000 100WPC mono blocks.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    dorokusai wrote:
    Mulveling - VERY nice headphone amp...heard one at CES this year.

    Mike - DAMN, Nichicon Gold....cool :)


    I didn't even notice the caps until Mulveling pointed them out...what a nice suprise. All because of this thread :) :) :)
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    One of my first receivers, a Pioneer VSX-4400, made around 1989-1990. Dolby Pro Logic, etc. Rated at 100W x 2 fronts and I think 15W x 2 for the rears.
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    Found these pics from a german review website. (www.areadvd.de). I guess these units are euro versions; however, one could get a good look at how different manufacturers build their avrs

    Denon, AVR4306, 3806, 2106, 2106 caps; Harman Kardon AVR7300, 7300 caps, DPR2005, AVR435, 230; Kenwood 7090, 7090 caps; Onkyo 703, 703 caps; Pioneer VSX1015 (see last pic for rotated version), 1015 caps, VSX 916, 916 caps; Yamaha RXV 2600, 2600 caps; Pioneer VSX1015 rotated
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,460
    edited July 2006
    Now here's a pretty... insides. I've just had the privilege of re-capping a beautiful Marantz 8B tube stereo power amp. While my work wasn't quite up to the original factory standards, it was an enjoyable experience to get to poke around inside this beautifully designed and built amplifier. Sounds good, too.

    Here's the "before" shot:
    Marantz8Bbefore.jpg

    Here's the "after" version
    Marantz8Bafter.jpg

    Sorry for the difference in image size/quality. Two different cameras :-)
    EDIT: Also sorry that the latter image is flipped 180 degrees from the former. I had it oriented the other way up yesterday when I finished up the re-cap.
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,315
    edited July 2006
    That looks fantastic.
  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    Pics of the Citation pre-amp I picked up off ebay. Gonna hook it up tonight
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • speakergeekspeakergeek Posts: 600
    edited July 2006
    A shot of the inside of my DVD963SA (unmodded) and my VSX-1015TXK.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,460
    edited July 2006
    This is the undersides of a Fisher 400 that I re-hab'bed for an AK member about a year ago. Sound quality of this beautifully built receiver was excellent.

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  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    Here is the inside of my HK AVR235. The transformer is pretty big. It's actually laying on its right side. Although it looks "rusty" in the pic, it's not. There is actually a coating of some glue type substance..maybe some spray on insulation or something
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited July 2006
    Nice :D That transformer doesn't need to be that BIG, for that wattage... Heck just look at some other brands transformer to wattage ratings, I'm thinking with that beast it's rated for what 3000 watts or something like that.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • Mike682Mike682 Posts: 2,094
    edited July 2006
    disneyjoe7 wrote:
    Nice :D That transformer doesn't need to be that BIG, for that wattage... Heck just look at some other brands transformer to wattage ratings, I'm thinking with that beast it's rated for what 3000 watts or something like that.

    :D :D

    You can feel the weight of the transformer when you pick up the receiver. Specs say the receiver is 33lbs and the cabinet is 6.6" high. The transformer takes up most of that height.;)
    Receiver: harmankardon AVR235
    Mains: polk R30
    Center: polk CSi3
    Rear Surrounds: polk R20
    Subwoofer: polk PSW404
    DVD: Panasonic DVD-S29
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited July 2006
    Just kidding a nice design to someone who designed a few electronic devices myself.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • aaharvelaaharvel Registered User Posts: 4,505
    edited July 2006
    Mike682 wrote:
    Here is the inside of my HK AVR235. The transformer is pretty big. It's actually laying on its right side. Although it looks "rusty" in the pic, it's not. There is actually a coating of some glue type substance..maybe some spray on insulation or something

    wow. first time i've seen inside a 235. I'm especially impressed with the "stepped" design of the circuit boards. I knew I made the right choice with that one.
    H/K Signature 2.1+235
    Jungson MagicBoat II
    Revel Performa M-20
    Velodyne cht-10 sub
    Rega P1 Turntable

    "People working at Polk Audio must sit around the office and just laugh their balls off reading many of these comments." -Lush
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