Joule pre overhaul...

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    I'm assuming we're going to be about the same for labor as parts, give or take a little bit.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Came across this modded one recently, but it doesn't specify it was done by SigSound.
    usaudiomart.com/details/649431831-joule-electra-la100-mkiii-upgraded/

    Not bad, considering the work done. Providing of course it wasn't done by Jimmy's electronics and taxidermy shop. :)

    Kerry, considering the costs of parts and labor, what you paid for the Joule, you could have maybe moved up to the Joule 300 or a nice Vac. I get it though, once you find somethin' you like you want to keep it for like...forever.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Yeah, but, like you said I liked this one, and, I just wanted to see where I could get this one. I don't think the Joule will ever leave.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    Any updates Kerry ? I'm kinda curious as to how this turns out for ya.....sound wise.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    The new capacitors have arrived and the work continues. Standoffs have been fabricated. Can't wait until I get the email that tells me he's done.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Rich has been great about staying in contact and giving me updates on where he's at in the overhaul, but, my inner child is screaming "ARE WE THERE YET!"0qvduvsecn5f.jpg
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,596
    Hmmm.....Jupiter B)
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 483
    It’s looking like good progress is being made.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,543
    Looking good man. That is some serious audio nrop
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
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    I'd say it'll be burning in by Sunday afternoon. May be back in my system by the end of the week, maybe start of the next week. The end is in sight, finally. Gotta say Rich Brkich has been great to work with.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,540
    @kharp1 what are the round lithium batteries for?
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    I think that's for a gain stage bias.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,596
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I think that's for a gain stage bias.

    Correct.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    OK Kerry, I left ya alone for 3 days....tell us what your hearing bro. :)
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    It hasn't arrived yet. I assume it will be here sometime next week.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    kharp1 wrote: »
    It hasn't arrived yet. I assume it will be here sometime next week.

    OK....thought you said it would be burning in by last Sunday. I assumed you had it already. My bad....

    ….but I still want to know what you hear like....3 minutes after you plug it in. :)

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Rich was doing a bit of burn in on it, found one of the OA2 tubes was bad. Everything reading great. Let it run for a day or two on the bench and then moved it to the system. Liked what he heard and is going to do an A/B with the 300 before shipping it off.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    FedEx says it will be here tomorrow...I feel like running naked down the street!!
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,033
    edited June 2018
    DSkip wrote: »
    kharp1 wrote: »
    FedEx says it will be here tomorrow...I feel like running naked down the street!!

    Nobody deserves that, even the street.

    Where he lives it’s probably a regular occurrence :smile:
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,674
    kharp1 wrote: »
    FedEx says it will be here tomorrow...I feel like running naked down the street!!

    Where are you at? I just wanna make sure I’m not there... :wink:
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Kentucky...let the jokes begin! :)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    I'd show up for that. The entertainment factor is off the charts.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,841
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'd show up for that. The entertainment factor is off the charts.

    But yet you won't sleep while there's a full moon
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'd show up for that. The entertainment factor is off the charts.

    But yet you won't sleep while there's a full moon

    I wouldn't have to worry about Kerry. Tom...carries around a whole dill pickle in his pocket and a bottle of Tequila around his neck.

    I'll take my chances in Kentucky :)
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    BTW....if he's comparing it to the LA 300....I might join you on a naked run around the block. Good news....can't wait to hear your thoughts, after you scrape your sack of the back wall obviously.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,841
    kharp1 wrote: »
    FedEx says it will be here tomorrow...I feel like running naked down the street!!

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    edited June 2018
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'd show up for that. The entertainment factor is off the charts.

    But yet you won't sleep while there's a full moon

    I know, I was thinking the same thing!
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,588
    I'm in for $10 if Kerry does the birthday suit run....
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,809
    One more Elvis/Kentucky song. :p

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    There will be no running down the street naked this weekend as FedEx (those bastages) changed my arrival date to Tuesday. I guess good weather in the northeast is slowing them up. I cried all night when I found out!
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