Audio Blunders

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,499
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    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    edited March 25
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Tom

    That pic, Tom my friend, is the best! :smile:

    Um, I mean, sorry for your loss! Terrible.
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    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,393
    In all my years of audio, I've only had 1 failure of a component. In the early 80's I had a Pioneer A9 integrated that just literally went up in smoke one morning. I did however, cause my own failure with a very expensive Pioneer LD-1100 laser disc player, when I dropped it down some barracks steps while moving. Total loss.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: PSB Imagine T2
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,296
    In a totally absent minded moment, I turned my TT over to look at something w/o 1st removing the platter. Happy to report both the TT and the pool table that the platter hit survived.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500(indoor sound) and HCA1000(outdoor sound), Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,023
    edited March 25
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I probably had one of the worst and somewhat famous audio blunder. Think - Tyler Acoustic speakers flying through the air...

    Definitely not a good day in my audio journey.

    Tom

    :s:'(

    I've had that pic. in my mind for years and will always be able to say...

    "There's always somebody that's had a worse day than me" pertaining to this audio world. And to have a picture of it at that exact time blows my mind.

    Don't we ALL wish for you that we could rewind that moment and have you walk perfectly to the truck or trailer, like in a Bewitched or Twilight Zone episode!


    Time travel could fix that! ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,499
    Eh, while it took me a while to get up the nerve to post that photo, it forced me to get another pair of Tyler's. Seeing as how I have the world's most highly modified Tyler Acoustics Lynbrook Signature Series (Those were the Taylos 7U's), I'm sittin' pretty good now. They were featured in the same cabin where these speakers went flying.

    The days of hauling my system off to be featured at an audio event are now over and I could not be any happier than I am right now with my rig.

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,478
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Tom

    Any pics of the speaker that "came in hot for a landing"?
    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,499
    Not to my knowledge.

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,433
    Who's the poor guy taking a face plant to the pavement ?
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    edited March 25
    Oh, it definitely happened. I was there to witness the destruction.

    Edit: should have looked at page 2 before I posted this...oh well
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    tonyb wrote: »
    Who's the poor guy taking a face plant to the pavement ?

    James Sauter.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    F1nut wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Who's the poor guy taking a face plant to the pavement ?

    James Sauter.

    So that's where the term "Sauterized" was born...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    F1nut wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Who's the poor guy taking a face plant to the pavement ?

    James Sauter.

    Is he still around?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    verb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Who's the poor guy taking a face plant to the pavement ?

    James Sauter.

    Is he still around?

    Yes, but his Carver Audio forum is no more.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    edited March 25
    My Peachtree Nova integrated. Love the amp, but one day decided to swap out IC's to the sub. So when I pulled the original IC out, it was quite tight (warning bell should have went off), and I managed to pull the metal sleeve off!
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    This is where it becomes a little unclear. I must of been in some sort of fugue state, because before I knew it, I managed to pull 4 of em off! Yes I'm an idiot! :smile:
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    Well that forced me to send the unit in to Peachtree for repairs. My local shop wouldn't touch it.

    And then, when Peachtree received the unit, the wooden case was damaged during shipping, forcing me to buy another one!
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    Ah, memories! :smile: She's all better now.
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    I found out later that my issue was a common one for these units, as the RCA jacks are cheap arse, so be careful.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    I would post that old thread about my Krell Evolution 525 that I sold and had to go get here, as that was my biggest blunder by far in this hobby.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,499
    VR3 wrote: »
    Tom about once a year Hates his system for months until I come over to show him one of his speakers are out of phase

    Not quite true but I'll roll with it...

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 548
    You could have gone further and told him both of his speakers were out of phase.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,788
    treitz3 wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Tom about once a year Hates his system for months until I come over to show him one of his speakers are out of phase

    Not quite true but I'll roll with it...

    Tom

    Hehe
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    maxward wrote: »
    You could have gone further and told him both of his speakers were out of phase.

    The space between his ears is out of phase....
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    PFB would dominate this thread🤣🤣

    PFB? :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,499
    Before your time, I believe. PolkFarmboy. Dude had an issue with everything. I kinda miss him because he was damned sure entertaining! He probably got Fed-Ex'd to the morgue instead of the mental hospital...

    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,023
    verb wrote: »
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    PFB would dominate this thread🤣🤣

    PFB? :smile:

    Instead of "Murphy's Law"

    There could be a "PFB Law" for sure.

    I thought I had bad luck... :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    Tony M wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    PFB would dominate this thread🤣🤣

    PFB? :smile:

    Instead of "Murphy's Law"

    There could be a "PFB Law" for sure.

    I thought I had bad luck... :D
    The difference is he made his own bad luck, then wallowed in it for attention.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    Back at the old house, I had a HT setup in the family room with RT1000's in the front, and RT800's in the rear. All towers, with a CS400i for the center channel. And a homegrown sub.

    3 blunders:

    Put the center channel on the fireplace mantel, just below the TV. Well the heat from the fireplace caused the vinyl wrap on the speaker to shrink, and de-laminate. Duh!

    And, the towers were used by my new puppy at the time, Walter, to mark his territory as he was reaching adulthood. Yuk!

    When Walter was teething, he decided to chew up my speaker cables! Thank goodness they were home grown type! :smile:

    Still love Walter!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
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