What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,491
    Earlier this week I accidently hooked up the fixed output of a tuner which sent the full power of a Proton d1200 power amp into my khorns. Why are those rca jacks so close together and so hard to read especially in the dark on a chrome chassis. Thankfully the 1 1/4 amp fuse on the horns blew quickly. Once my heart rate got back to normal (100wpc into 105db sensitive speakers is stupid loud in case anyone is wondering) I started thinking how glad I was that those blown fuses weren't the $100+ type. Plus those generic fuses did their job and saved the horns from certain destruction.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,775
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Frankenaltecs are in the midst of a heart woofer transplant.
    Since I am only using the woofer sections of the 604Es at this point anyway, and since the opportunity presented itself, I am swapping out the Duplexes for a gorgeous (and - currently - borrowed!) pair of 515Bs.

    One down, one to go. B)

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    I fired it up to give a listen -- and I cannot stop long enough to do the other one.

    B)

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    Does the "B" stand for back so you remember which side is which? Yeah, I'm old too...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,570
    edited March 4
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The Frankenaltecs are in the midst of a heart woofer transplant.
    Since I am only using the woofer sections of the 604Es at this point anyway, and since the opportunity presented itself, I am swapping out the Duplexes for a gorgeous (and - currently - borrowed!) pair of 515Bs.

    One down, one to go. B)

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    I fired it up to give a listen -- and I cannot stop long enough to do the other one.

    B)

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    Does the "B" stand for back so you remember which side is which? Yeah, I'm old too...

    You mean, like writing "TGIF" on a pair of sneakers?
    Toes go in first.

    Close! :)
    The cabinetmaker labeled one enclosure "A" and the other "B". The backs of the baffles are likewise labeled A and B. The speakers are also each labeled (1 and 2) :p
    I actually have the measured T/S parameters of "1" and "2" so... it sort of matters. They are, fortunately, pretty close (not a given with drivers that are as old as I am -- perhaps even older).
    :)

    PS both cabinets are now rewoofered with 515Bs. I had a town Finance Committee meeting tonight, so I haven't heard the pair -- yet.


  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 584
    That’s common practice for cabinet makers. My dad was one and all drawers were labeled, along with other parts that could be swapped.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,110
    That level is awesome. I need one of those in my life at some point.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,110
    It wasn't today but last Friday. I was working from home (very sick dog) and during lunch I decided to calibrate the system again seeing as we have added some art work to the walls. I also decided to lessen the toe in and kept the large speaker setting Audyssey chose and to my surprise the system sounded better than ever. The sound stage increased and there was a big difference in instrument/vocal separation.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,185
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here (normally during the week I’m playing the office rig), I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    Sorry sir, but your egress is blocked by an 80lb amplifier. You'll have to move it. 😉
  • verbverb Posts: 10,185
    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :smile:
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    verb wrote: »
    I have to tread carefully into my workshop! :smile:

    My toes hurt just thinking about it.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,477
    edited March 9
    verb wrote: »
    Unboxed the Marsh amp, but since I was down here, I decided to burn in the Cary some more! 😀
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    whew😓 It’s a tough job but somebody hasta do it😊

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,267
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,740
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,110
    edited March 10
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    I have those same house pants on right now! LOL

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,560
    edited March 10
    Willow wrote: »

    You guys share the same house pants? how cute

    Maybe those pants were tucked inside the speakers as damping material?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,570
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    He needs a pair of these tube socks.
    (IMO, of course)

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    https://www.vivatubes.com/matched-pair-of-tube-socks/

    I don't know if anyone's making transistor socks (or IC socks, for that matter). :#
  • verbverb Posts: 10,185
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Nice jammies. And socks... What's your schedule for getting those bigguns recapped again?

    Sometime this year! :smile: Unless of course, I find a pin/blade set of SRS's!
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