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About justinsweber

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    Aliso Viejo, CA
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    Psychiatric Social Work, Forensic Social Work, and medical social worker.
    Wood working, Boating, Fishing, Politics... Politics, Hifi
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    VPI Avenger, Roon Server, McIntosh C2700, Schiit Aegir Monos into ampsandsound Fig 8s (2way).
    VPI Avenger, Roon Server, McIntosh C2700, custom HK Citation II Monos into Super Heresys (2way).
    Family system: VPI Cliffwood, McIntosh MA7900 into Custom Cornscalas (2way).

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  1. Sunvalley pre is a marantz 7 circuit. Can get made brand new for under $1200
  2. The Elect pre is amazing. It includes a phono stage and responds well to rolling. Ive built 2 of them previously and would happily own again. The phono is Opp amp based but is great sounding for MM. You can roll in your own App amps for subtle changes. Re, my ad for the Sunvalley Thats a great pre as well. You can special request one from https://www.vkmusic.ca. Sunvalley is a division of Toyota Corp... its about as old school Japanese as you can get.Line stage tube pre with tube power supply. The PS is on a PCB, the rest is point to point. Its uses the orig Marantz circuit. All good choices. 2 other choices are the ground grid which are amazing and idiot prof to build. Lastly the Akido circuits/PCBs are reference level choices. All ideas Ive suggestedI used/built and consider them incredibly good pre amps.,
  3. Kristo Seems the wisest thing to do be to use a switcher or get a 2nd amp. I think you will lose sound quality and push your amp a great deal harder configuring it to run both sets of speakers at the same time.
  4. You might consider opening up the back and show us what drivers youre using. Crites crossover is great but is intended for stockish drivers, if we see the drivers we can check their efficiency. An adjustable crossover may help you dial in your room even further. Lovely speakers!
  5. SunValley SV-Pre1616D Tube Preamp Line Stage. Condition is New; built but never used. Was enchanted by the idea the Marantz 7 circuit done right. Kit was $700 without upgrades. Fantastic kit, Swapped the stock pot for an Alps Blue Velvet, all wiring was done with Silver plated copper with teflon. Solder is Cardis silver. Based on Marantz 7 circuit. Can be used with 3 AXU7s or any combination of 12AX7 or AU7 tubes. Tube rectifier, GZ34/5AR4. Comes with full tube set, Pre tubes are NOS, rectifier is new. Its a really fantastic pre. I rub all XLR and as such it hangs out in my cabinet unused. https://wallofsound.ca/misc/diy/coming-soon-sun-valley-sv-pre1616d-tube-preamp-kit/ Shipped with FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery.
  6. The kappalite 3015lf4 is a 12” woofer. If doing a cornscala you need 15”. So, Buy a 15” from bob crites. He has 2 very good choices or get a eminence Kappa 15C from parts express.
  7. Are you discussing a cornscala or super heresy. The 15c is a suggestion for a cornscala. I believe the original post is about building a cornscala. He was showing his previous efforts with the super Heresy.
  8. The universals are 6db filters and don’t have same issue. I’d want a specific woofer then the cornscalawal but I’d want higher older filters... need to be kliapxh compatible with k33 or 15C
  9. If I can make 2 suggestions. ALK ES and AP12 networks expect to see a predicted inductance of the voice coil. Meaning that it’s set for a K33/K43 woofer. The Kappa 15C has been measured by Al and is also compatible. If you use something different the crossover could not be expected to perform as predicted. Maybe it wouldn’t matter. Al and only a handful of other people can do the level of calculations needed. In short, use a k33 or kappa 15C or ask Al. Secondly, the DE85 is lovely, is perfect especially for this application. That said. The DE750 was a monster. Bass was much improved. It’s the same diaphragm but 2x the magnet.
  10. They really sound fantastic. Less bass then the cornscala imaging and tonal balance is incredible. Think Dynaco A25/Devore O93. At this point Id say the cornscalaa and the AN15 are my 2best speakers. Big but not huge and incredibly impressive.
  11. Yes it was worth it. Special thanks to Dave Harris for the design and baffles. My cornscala is a truer to source output but these sound like music. I would easily place them on par with my cornscalas. Though I built both and didn’t skimp at all. I would say the cornscala is still more stoutly made. If You ever get a chance to hear the 15 take it upon yourself. I’ve had the 8 inch and heard the 10, but neither compare to the scale and detail and ease the 15 provides.
  12. Thats sooooo stupid... The LED should turn on when charging. It has charged... but I didnt know I could turn off and still charge... thanks for the information, super helpful. I took your advise and just reversed them.
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