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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    Does that matter when they are in series? Other than giving it 33% more power handling?
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    They are wired in parallel, so his actually has less resistance in that position slightly. Given ours are a few years apart, mine is slightly newer so they must have adjusted the schematic.
    - Not Tom

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,426
    jdjohn wrote: »
    That mounting bracket will attach to the bottom of the cabinet, and the exposed 'guts' will lay up along the back of the loudspeaker.

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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Wow. Amazing project. Congrats Jody on the new additions. Outstanding work Trey. Thanks for documenting the progress!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Gracias senor!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    edited February 13
    All I can say about this, two nights ago something just clicked and the space ship has landed at Casa Trey.

    Last time I had weight, depth and spatial imaging like this has been a long time.

    Well worth the effort!

    Side side note the parts in my crossovers have about 100 more hours on them than Jody's.
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Side note, as someone who has stayed away from bypass caps... The duelund caps as a bypass do add a sound to the cmr that makes it lean more towards the warmer side, where as the CMR is extremely neutral. I would hate to use the word organic, but they do indeed have a warmer timbre to them I haven't heard a cap possess.

    Now I wouldn't go as far to say it makes it +2 a better cap to whatever you pair it with like humble hifi says, but it definitely adds a flavor to the sound.
    - Not Tom

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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,481
    Those really look special!!!
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,951
    edited February 19
    Thanks! I definitely feel like the "cool kid on the block" right now :D

    @VR3 Trey provided the genius and artistry...I was just the brawn to get it installed :p Even still, I sent him numerous emails seeking advice and guidance. He was very responsive and helpful during every step along the way.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Looking sweet. You will know when they are fully burned in, it's like a light switch goes on
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,549
    Nice initial impressions! Looking forward to hearing how they progress as you log more time on them.

    Are you using any sort of expedited break-in method(s), like playing a FM station to them all day?
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,951
    No real strategy for break-in. With my wife and I working from home, we have phone calls throughout the day, so for the most part only listening at night.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Excellent Jody! Really playing any signal even at low volumes will help!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,549
    edited February 24
    Yeah that was my understanding as well, that even running quiet background-level music to them will help speed things along.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    edited March 7
    Designed one for the Mezzo (velcro is in the wrong spot, I was using a smaller ring one before)

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    - Not Tom

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,753
    something just clicked and the space ship has landed at Casa Trey.

    Tom disputes that notion.
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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,024
    F1nut wrote: »
    something just clicked and the space ship has landed at Casa Trey.

    Tom disputes that notion.

    Who?
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Redid the velcro! I like the look and it's easy to take on and off when I have to put the covers back on after listening.

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    - Not Tom

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,549
    Listening impressions when you have a sec :)
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    So I did some more listening test tonight and revised my design a little bit, I enlarged the tweeter cut out and made it oval. So far I believe this is an excellent middle of the road, controlling the highs, adding more air, amazing imaging.

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    Also am 90% sure I will solder that fourth resistor in place, even if it is a little colored.
    - Not Tom

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 1,951
    I await your final judgement :)
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,487
    Final revision I will test tonight before shipping a pair out to Jody!

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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
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