What did you do to your stereo rig today?

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    That's just it, Joe. I don't know what it was. Just 'splainin' the facts.

    It is what it is.

    BTW, when you plannin' on heading up here next? I'd love for you to finally hear my system so you have a reference as to what I am saying.

    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 ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    Probably in a month or so. Will hit you up when I have a date.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Good deal, I'll see if I can get that ginger we know to come as well. He's been without a system for some time, seeing as how his house is blowing up in size.

    If he can't make it, you and/or any of the other Hotlanta peeps are more than welcome to come on up. Bring your wife and kids if you want. We can take the plans for this offline, as to not disrupt the thread anymore.

    I look forward to seeing you again.

    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 ~
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,048
    Looks like they also have copper tubing if you want to water cool them :D
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,369
    That's where the flames shoot out
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,797
    plus -- I mean -- how often do you see a really sexy looking resistor?

    This is the best I could do, for example -- admittedly, this would be pretty cool in an XO, but I only have one, so it'd have to be mono until & unless I can find a pair.

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
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    Oh, there are some out there that are good lookin' ohm walls. The ones pictured in the bottom photo are ready to be installed into my crossover units. Looking forward to listening to the end results.

    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 ~
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,738
    what do you do with the 3rd wire on the path Tom?
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Those are to be connected directly to ground. Here is a snippet from the website...

    "Resistors are made in thick film technology. The resistive layer is applied to the ceramic molded body. Then it's drying with high temperature and encapsulated with silicon cement. After applying 0.8mm tinned copper wire, the resistor is almost ready to play, but for ultimate mechanical stability and the shielding advantages it's putted into the copper tube and flooded with the best quality resin. The use of copper tubing allows to drain interferences and this is why we used the third long leadout. It's connected only to the casing, having no contact with the signal transmitted by the resistor. The third leadout should be joined to the ground or "-" speaker input."

    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 ~
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,738
    I gave serious thought to ordering some for the 2.3tls but that 3 wire threw me.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Sounds to me like it's just a shielding energy dump to help lower the noise floor or unwanted electrical interference. I will be wiring it to ground in both crossovers.

    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 ~
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,480
    Does that make them directional...dare I say, diodes?

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    No. The copper shield and grounding harness are completely separate from the resistor.

    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 ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    Nice Jody!
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,883
    Changed out the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier for a Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier, looking at the Plinius for awhile now....have owned a few of their amps in the past great sounding and never a problem....
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,306
    edited June 18
    That's a neat and tidy internal layout on the M2si. I like how the transformer is located well away from the output transistors and the speaker wire leads. Should help keep the noise floor low.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,797
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Oh, there are some out there that are good lookin' ohm walls. The ones pictured in the bottom photo are ready to be installed into my crossover units. Looking forward to listening to the end results.

    Tom

    those look

    * good
    * purposeful
    * expensive

    ;)
  • halohalo Posts: 5,570
    edited June 22
    After acquiring a nice Halo A21, and having it in the Stereo for some time, I couldn't help but wonder what the JC5 would bring to the table.

    After keeping a close eye on a few different used ones, I was able to come up with a near perfect "Dealer Demo" JC5 that also came with the Full Factory Warranty.

    This has been a Destination Piece/Purchase for me, I had to pull out about all the stops to make this happen. But, I'm elated that I did. The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

    Congrats Mike!!

  • MilitoMilito Posts: 976
    Mike nice setup, congrats!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,585
    After acquiring a nice Halo A21, and having it in the Stereo for some time, I couldn't help but wonder what the JC5 would bring to the table.

    After keeping a close eye on a few different used ones, I was able to come up with a near perfect "Dealer Demo" JC5 that also came with the Full Factory Warranty.

    This has been a Destination Piece/Purchase for me, I had to pull out about all the stops to make this happen. But, I'm elated that I did. The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

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    I want one too. Congrats man!!!
    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"
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,738
    The JC5 is definitely a beast and something I'd love to have it as well.
    Way to go Mike congrats!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,306
    The JC5 is nothing short of amazing.

    Looking forward to hearing more about how it sounds vs the A21 as you get more time on it. Nice pickup for sure, Mike!
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,507
    edited June 23
    Congrats Mike. I would also like to hear a comparison to the A21.
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