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  1. I read somewhere when I was researching caps for my latest crossover build that it was better to use two caps similar in value instead of staggered values. For example, if you needed 20uf, it would be better to use two 10uf caps instead of one 19 and one 1uf. I have no idea if that is true and if it makes a difference. I just thought it was curious. I didn't follow that advice, by the way.
  2. Everyone knows that if you line up the capacitors so the labels are all facing the same way, the electrons know which way to travel. Sheesh!
  3. I love the idea of brick and mortar stores. They all closed up in my neck of the woods. Next time I'm down visiting the Corvette Museum I'll have to swing by. I had a chance to transfer to the Corvette plant about 10 years ago, but I had just bought a house up here, so I turned it down. I do have a couple of cars from the plant (and one from St. Louis).
  4. Instructions for the Auricap capacitors specifically state which way works best for crossovers. so I guess if the manufacturer suggests a shielding benefit, I may listen.
  5. I have a fabric plier you can borrow if you want to swing by and pick it up
  6. I got his lp last week, not as good as the live videos I've seen of him. He can play a mean guitar!
  7. My Audience Auricaps I used in my latest crossover build were marked which lead was the outside, but the Audiocap Thetas were not
  8. Before I retired last year from General Motors, I had my doctor send me to a ear,nose and throat doctor to see about getting hearing aids while still on GM's insurance. The Doctor had an in house Audiologist, and it cost me $110.00 for an office visit. I was explaining to her how I like music and have a bunch of money invested in stereo equipment, she said, I understand, the Bose stuff out there is wonderful!
  9. So many people afraid to get screened, it's a shame. Early detection can make the difference between life and death. I was detected at an early age (54) with prostate cancer. Doctor said if I had waited another year, I would have been dead. I've had 2 colonoscopies already, and I am shocked by how many people refuse to get one. Put your fears aside and get checked. It's not a big deal, especially considering the alternative. Sorry for the rant. RIP, John.
  10. Up here in MI we've had about 8 hours total sunshine for the whole month of January. I read somewhere that solar panels don't work without sun.
  11. I had a power tube cause such an incident when there wasn't a good connection at the pins. A little re-tension of the socket cured the problem.
  12. Glad he got in. America needs more artists like him. Now if we could just send Bieber back.....
  13. I thought we had anti-monopoly laws to prevent this kind of scenario.
  14. I am constantly battling sibilance in my system. I can adjust my mid/tweeter up or down until I get an acceptable or at least tolerable level, but usually the highs are too attenuated. Now here comes the interesting part: I have had other people over listening to the system, and when I mention the sibilance issue, they don't hear it. I have concluded that my hearing loss and tinnitus are contributing to the way I'm hearing things. And once I hear it, It drives me batty.
  15. kevinmi


    I have one of these pre-amps, by far the best pre I've ever owned.That is an exceptional price for a preamp that is 5G new. GLWS
  16. The auto bias board is a pain to install as a retro fit. It is best to install it during the initial build.I think the benefits far outweigh the cost of the board.
  17. I have every mod available- the Russian PIO caps, volume control, auto bias board. I am using very expensive vintage Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. I have had good luck with new production Gold Lion KT-88 tubes and Tung-Sol KT-120 tubes as well. I use different vintage tubes in the front, with Amperex being my favorite. Rectifier tube is a Mullard GZ-33.
  18. I have a ST-120 I built about 9 years ago that I had hooked up to my K-Horns for several years. I actually noticed more bass than with the SS amp it replaced (McIntosh). You certainly don't need all the power of the ST-120 to run K-Horns! The ST-120 amp is super quiet, so it is a good match for sensitive horn speakers.
  19. We've got rain now, turning to freezing rain, sleet, snow later on. I'm in the freezing rain band with an accumulation of up to .87 inch expected. Hoping the power doesn't go out.
  20. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CleanBoxPro?adpos=1o6&creative=5498926344evice1c&m&d=atchtype=&network=s&product_id=CleanBoxPro&gclid=CJPi8rzC5tMCFQsbaQod8loNbQ
  21. I would think that 2" drivers would give you more options. I love my big wood horns with 2" drivers.
  22. I'm going to need a pair of wood horns in the future for a modified K-Horn project I'm working on. It's nice to know you would be willing to work on an individual basis for custom installations. I know I would gladly pay extra for the custom work.
  23. My Ampex ATR-700 RTR's have balanced in/outputs, but unfortunately the rest of the system does not, so I run the decks thru a converter box to se (RCA) connectors.
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