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  1. Some sneak peeks; the first two are Dianna Krall (1st video
    died--camera battery!), and third is the climax of the 1812 Overture-- I
    kept them all short for size. Sorry they're so dark; don't know WTH is
    up with that:
    1812 Overture overmodulated BAD; guess I need to turn it down a little
    next time...
  2. Alas.... the little scrubber thingy showed up on the kitchen table this morning so she evidently found it stuck to her windshield. She has a favorite porcelain cat and I put it on top of the cats head. It looks much like that cartoon character on Buggs bunny, from Pluto or something like that....the guy with the R249 space modulator....

    I've not yet noticed if it's gone.

    Oh, and Colin.... usually it's me getting bi*** slapped, not her Hmm

    The space alien is "Marvin the Martian" (from Mars) and it's the PU-42 Space Modulator:

    Guess I'm showing my geek side~

  3. At first, no sound. A few minutes of troubleshooting (of course, AFTER everything was put back together--GRRRR!).....

    I had a couple of cables going into the wrong slot~ fixed~

    Sounding good!

    I used the DeOxit spray. It's impossible to wipe out the switches & pots, but I sprayed them, worked the pot/switch for a few minutes, then followed up with the GOLD. I used Q-tips for the connectors, wiped them well, let it sit, then wiped them off & used the GOLD as a follow up/protectant on everything.

  4. I saw this last Sunday & it is EXCELLENT!

    You absolutely MUST pay attention to follow what goes on. I suggest laying off the soda & using the restroom before the movie...you don't want to miss anything by having to make an untimely run to the facilities...

  5. I REALLY beat them up with some Donald Fagen today (The Nightfly & Two Against Nature); no fuses or circuit breakers blown (astoundingly!) & they sound terrific~

    Now to just get the other speaker done & get proficient with the Room EQ Wizard...

  6. Got one speaker done tonight; what a FREAKIN' ordeal! I learned a couple of things, not the least of which is to drill out the mounting holes & install the blind nuts FIRST~ the side nuts required some modification in the form of bending as they sit right at the edge of the 45 degree angle that goes from back to side/back on the AL-IIIs...

    Started off looking like this:

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    And the end result looks like this (pardon the fingerprints):

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    But FIRST, you have to start HERE--original hole:

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    Drilled new holes to match the 6/32 stainless steel tapered-head bolts (1 inch)

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    Sized & cut some thin foam seal (originally made for lining a truck tool box) to prevent air leaks/farting around the panel:

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    Began de-soldering the wiring to the crossover & speakers:


    Went up to 12 gauge monoprice oxygen-free copper wiring from the original, wimpy (& NOT copper!) wiring:


    Heat sinks in place (made a HUGE difference in heat transferred to the wire insulation & binding post plastic parts:


    ^^^ I ended up soldering banana plugs to use with the woofer inside the cabinet as it was too difficult to try to solder in there. The monoprice bananas worked out GREAT & fit right into the woofer connectors (3/4 " on center).

    I had to drill out the holes in the binding posts to get the 12 gauge wire through them:


    UGLY solder joints w/heat sinks in place:


    A shot of the port tube:


    It works! Couldn't crank it tonight as it was too late, but will do so tomorrow afternoon~

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