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  1. Selling my Deep Core 1800.  I decided I needed another Equi-Core more.  Does an amazing job. The knob in the rear allows your to vary the impedance between the ground and neutral.  Think of it as a hum killing/black background creating knob. 
    4mo old. Looks and works flawlessly. 
    Paid $1295.

    $700 obo. 
    Justin 949-636-9076


    Deep=Core removes, EMI, RFI and most importantly DC from the line. DC is a major issue and almost all AC lines have some DC on them.  It also has even better surge suppression. There is also a Contour Control on Deep=Core to match the power coming from your wall to the power supplies in your equipment.
    You plug Deep=Core into the wall and then Equi=Core (or any power conditioner) into Deep=Core. The pair makes a world class line Conditioner with surge protection.

    The Deep Core 1800 is a multi-function power conditioner that re-defines the category. The Deep Core 1800 is designed to not only provide clean, spur free power but it also allows the user to optimize the power delivery interface via a user adjustment. The optimization of the power delivery interface can significantly affect sound quality as the power company is a major contributor to attributes such as poor noise floor and dynamic range of the system. The Deep Core 1800 can be used with almost any system configuration providing optimized power for both source components and power amplifiers. It will work as a stand alone device, in front of the Equi=Core 1800 or older 1200, 300 etc, or in front of any other power conditioner you may already own. However, it works best when used in front of a quality power conditioner, like the Equi=Core 1800 balanced power conditioner.





  2. Upgrading to the separates.

    No scratches. Flawless condition.... need to whipe my finger prints off the front 🙂  

    The Hint has been an incredibly good integrated for me... 1 year old. Only used to drive my Cornscalas. 

    $1600  Shipped. 

    Justin 949-636-9076


    Parasound HINT 6 New Features

    Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control

    Dimmable front panel volume display

    Updated USB receiver is plug-and-play with Windows 10 and Mac

    An additional optical input (2 total)

    Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob

    Programable default turn on volume setting

    Favorite volume memory with remote control button

    Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges

    Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking

    Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights

    Parasound HINT 6 Preamplifier Features

    ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)

    Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP


    Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit

    Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers

    Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration

    Front panel subwoofer level control

    Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)

    Phono input for MM, MC and MI with 100 ohm or 47 kohm load

    Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage

    5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs

    1 pair XLR balanced Analog input

    Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs

    1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs

    Bass and treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel

    Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks

    12 Volt trigger output

    Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons

    0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

    Parasound HINT 6 Power Amplifier Features

    160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)

    240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven)

    Power amp circuit topology designed by the legendary John Curl

    Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section

    High bias class A/AB operation

    Oversized shielded toroid power transformer

    Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier

    40,000uF power supply filter capacitance

    Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages

    12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors

    Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts

    Over temp and short circuit relay protection


    Power Output - Both channels driven (0.05% THD, RMS, 20Hz - 20kHz): 160 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms; 240 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms

    Power Output - Both channels driven (0.9% THD, RMS, 20Hz - 20kHz): 180 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms; 270 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms

    Current Capacity: 45 amps peak per channel

    Frequency Response: 10Hz - 100kHz, +0/-3dB; 20hz-20kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.01 %, average listening levels; < 0.05 %, 160 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms

    Interchannel Crosstalk: > 70dB at 20kHz; > 78dB at 1kHz

    Signal to Noise Ratio - IHF A-weighted: Line in: - 103dB (input shorted); Digital in: - 106dB

    Amplifier Damping Factor: 800 at 20Hz

    Preamp Stage Input Sensitivity: 300mV in for 1V at Pre Out jacks; Total Preamp Stage Gain: 10dB; Max Output Unbalanced: 7 V; Max Output Balanced: 9 V

    Power Amplifier Stage Sensitivity: 1V at Bypass/Amp In for 28 V at Speaker Out; Total Amp Stage Gain: 28dB

    Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance: MM 41dB / 47kohms; MC 54dB / 47kohms or 100 ohms

    High and Low Pass Crossover Slopes: 12dB per octave

    Supported DAC Sampling Rates: USB: up to 384kHz / 32-bit PCM; DSD Native: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256; DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384kHz; Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM;

    Digital to Analog Converter: ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M; 384kHz / 32-bit

    USB 2.0 Controller: Savitech SA9227, 384kHz / 32-bit

    Headphone Amplifier: Texas Instruments TPA6120A; Output Impedance: 10 ohms

    Input Impedance: Unbalanced: 24kohms: Balanced: 100kohms per leg

    Preamplifier Output Impedance: Unbalanced: 100 ohms; Balanced: 470 ohms per leg

    Power Requirements: Standby: 0.5 watts; Idling power: 70 watts; Maximum: 750 watts; 110-125 VAC 60Hz or 220-250 VAC 50Hz; AC mains voltage is set on rear panel

    Dimensions: 17-1/4" wide, 16-1/4" deep (with cables 17-1/4"), 5-7/8" high with feet (without feet 5-1/4")

    Weight: 33 lb.









  3. BTW. Fully agree with the 45degree deflectors. Dave Harris was awesome and made for lemon request. He was super smart and back cut/relieved the inside corner as to allow it to mate even closer. 

    I liked for the reasons of positively locating the corner, deflecting and improved bracing. We orig started with 2x2 45deg deflectors but cut down while building the cabinets to find a Vance between size/performance. The deflects can eat space quickly. 

  4. Not sure. 
    I have about 4K in there when you think soup to nuts. That’s the horns, finish work on horns, doubling baffle, cabinetry with extra time... not a usual way of building cabinets., 45deg braces, finishing, crossover, drivers. If you were just using a 2.5-3k multiplier you’d be at 12k for a pair. Now are these as good on the CW4... others would have to say. I think there are many compelling arguments both way. The CW is most certainly prettier, but this pair matches my super Heresy and my rack so it works for me. I like understated and so my black boxes are very easy to under estimate. With all that said, I have 4K in them not 12k so Is like to think it has been with the effort. 
    mom addition to the over the top build. I got to pick the best parts I knew of. The CSW400 on paper may not be as good as my CSW450 but the lower order crossover is much more forgiving at lower volumes. For my size room and fridge this was a better choice.  The DCM50s is one of the very best lower crossover point drivers without going Be... TAD os

    3x the cost of the BMS. The BMS is so hard to get too.  To answer the question differently. If I was asked to sell I wouldn’t consider unless it was 8K or something.  Too much time invested to QC all the aspects of the build to get the level of execution I wanted. 
    One last note. The FaitalPRO HF10AK is supposed to be amazing from

    friends that have used. If it’s the case I’ll replace the DE10 with it. 

  5. Did final assembly. 
    Tuning questions are left. 
    Have the DE10 at -4 dB down. Likely to live to -6 it’s a small room and I want to be able to listen for 2hrs at a time without fatigue. 

    Ive ordered an exceptional Faital HF that I may roll in but I intend to having tuning set for each. 

    The DCM50 is at 9,0... the LF is a bit muted. I will switch to 12,0 and re-Listen. My Guy tell me I’ll be at 12, -1 when all is said and done. 








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  6. Im not sure if Klipsch has incorporated deflectors as integrated bracing or dadoing. Both power on the face of it solid ideas. The 2 places I chose additional material is the back brace. I wanted more than the standard 3/4 mounting face. I have about 1.5” of shared contact face. The back board used 14 1/4-20 bolts to attach. The idea again to snuff the life out of cab talk. The other place was the double thick baffle. The idea is take. From subs I’ve seen built, and by wearing the materials between MDF and ply I should move the breakup nods higher up. I’m getting to a place here I’m less likely to be building a pair a year and so wanted one last big build.  Al did a CSW which should pair well with the eliptrac and the dcm50. 

  7. The sides are Baltic 

    The rear brace is MDF. 
    Dave Cit for me and I didn’t specify. 
    The front baffle is 1.5” thick. 
    3/4” MDF which is meant to provide the tightest most cohesive fit into the horns which are also mdf. The 2nd layer of the baffle in ply for added strength. 
    The rear panel is Baltic. 

  8. Slow progress but cabinets and finishing will be done by 6-23. The baffle and back brace is dado’d into place.  We did a interesting thing by cutting corner braces at 45deg. Should reduce cabinet residences. Here is where we are so far. 
    Drivers are kappa 15C DCM50 and radian 1” for once I’ll have a tweeter that can really carry to 20K. 




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  9. I built these as my Cornscala replacements. These are the best Heresy/12" 2way Ive heard.
    12" eminence Pro woofer
    Faital Large format Eliptrac horn... its the same horn I use on my 2way cornscala and bob uses on his Cornscala D. 
    Faital 1.4" driver.
    Crossing conservatively at 800hz. 
    Custom ALK AP12-800 with values adjusted to the Eminence woofer... its not an off the shelf ALK AP12. I had Al measure this woofer a few years ago so the crossover is matched to the woofer. 
    Think off this as a small Cornscala. ~ 1/3rd the size. Bass is solid to 50hz and mid range to die for. 
    Justin 949-636-9076









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