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ryanm84 last won the day on August 24 2019

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    1990 Klipschorns walnut/cane/AK3
    Emotiva XSP-1 Pre
    Emotiva BASX 300
    Oppo BDP-103
    Pro-Ject Carbon DC TT
    Garage-1990 KG4, Adcom gtp500 pre, Adcom GFA 5500 amp

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  1. I have a pair of B2 crossovers built by Dean at Aletheia Audio. Had them in my cornwalls and sold them without the x-over. Message me if you want to know more.
  2. Hi. I own an XSP1 and last night after power up, while playing music, the unit shut off into standby mode. When trying to turn on, it powers up momentarily (blue lights instead of yellow) and back to standby. I’ve unplugged it and removed all connections with the same result. Of course it is Saturday and I don’t think I can contact support today...wondering if there is something I should look at? Thanks in advance for any ideas.
  3. My Ortofon is a MM cart. So we shall see. About 2 hours before the dog walk and I can give it a go.
  4. ok I may have figured a little something out. Rookie mistake by not turning the volume knob to the right. I put in a cd and the entire system roars to life. Like concert level 100 feet away ( my wife was outside by the pool with ear buds in and she heard Led Zeppelin loud and clear) and the bass bin response was quite a bit different. So based on that it is not the pre or the speaker. After dinner and when the kids take the dog for a walk I’ll grab some vinyl and give the volume a healthy turn. I find it hard to believe that I have an issue with my TT but shall see. Thanks for the ideas so far.
  5. I have and it Seems like something is missing across the board.
  6. Will check. Good point!
  7. As it is very dry here, I get a lot of static shocks. Well one jumped from me thru my tone arm on my TT and now it’s like I’m missing action from the bass bin. I’m going to play some different music to check but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of air moving out the back. What should I check first? What is unlikely to be the issue? Thanks in advance for any ideas. Does my issue as stated make sense?
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    I haven’t been around a lot but one of the last times I was Steve was there and he was commenting on life. Good luck Steve! I hope things work out for your brother.
  9. Oh yeah, it was Watco lacquer. It worked well even with all that surface area on the LF cabinet and all the different surfaces of the top hat.
  10. The horn would be a bear for sure! The right side of my room is almost all windows. If I’m sitting by those windows (there is a bar there) I can turn that speaker into the corner and properly load it. The other sits in a similar corner but it would face away from you. I know what they can sound like but until one of my kids goes to school or I enclose the backs I leave something on the table.
  11. Probably hard to see but the work is done. Oiled and lacquered and back in their original positions. Heavy and awkward to move but fun to take them apart and see how they were constructed. Makes one think they could build a pair, maybe.
  12. I have no issues with applying a top coat as I really think the right one really improves the look of wood and more importantly, helps keep it from drying out, maintains the color finish and makes ongoing maintenance a little easier.
  13. I’ve used lacquer on some hallway tables I built from walnut plywood and solid walnut. I didn’t notice any issues with applying lacquer over the top of them with a Watco oil finish (no wood stain) Forget what brand I used but it’s brush on which had me worried when I first used it. But following the instructions on how soon to reapply a second coat and the sanding done before the third gave great results.
  14. Flood. After it sits for a bit (10 mins maybe) I put some more on then wipe all the surfaces to remove the excess. Label says to allow 72 hours before applying a top coat. If you’re inclined to add one.
  15. I’m happy with the finish. Second time doing this. First time was on my refurb corns. Watco has worked well every time and a lacquer top will make it permanent.
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