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About boxerjake

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  • Birthday 02/09/1964

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    Sturgeon county Alberta
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    Muscle cars ,choppers , concerts , good friends and a beer
  • My System
    Lots of K's , lascala's ,Belles , Corwalls , Heresy's , enough solid state to toast a loaf of bread , Enough Tube gear to fry a dozenor so egg's and an extreme amount of over priced copper inter-connects !

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  1. Anybody Tried Liquid Electrical Tape?

    The worse thing about liquid tape is trouble shooting a poor or corroded connection .... just try cutting into the stuff to investigate the connection it conceals and you'll see what I mean .
  2. This was quite funny and cool

    We breed and train weimaraner's , which are bird dogs with extremely high prey drive .. they are scent dogs but also have large and very sensitive ears . We also cross breed weimaraner's with German short hair pointers, that makes the ultimate hunter retriever / pointer ... My dogs live in our house and could care less or ever react to any sound coming from a speaker ... it comes down to how sound your animal is , a untrained beast will bark at a door bell or a knock at the door or any unusual sound coming from any source ... a sound beast will leave it's master ( pack leader ) to deal with unfamiliar sounds in the house . I fricken hate dogs that bark at door bells or a knock at the door .. it's embarrassing and a sign you don't have control of your animal .
  3. Anybody Tried Liquid Electrical Tape?

    A micro torch is the perfect tool for shrink tube .. simple, easy and concentrated heat only where you want it . I simply hate heat guns , unless your using them to remove graphics or body side moudings ... Dragging around an extention cord is so 1980's .... Liquid tape is more of an automotive or HD equipment application , I'm a licensed mechanic and we use it in our shop for any application that may see exposure to water , like trailer wiring , fog lamps , driving lights , etc etc etc . More so shrink tube then liquid tape though
  4. Note that this demastering for bass restoration requires the use of spectrograms and cumulative SPL density spectra plots to visually identify the incoming issues with the tracks, and confirm the effect of the iterated demastering inverse filters--along with careful listening using a calibrated stereo setup in-room to verify the resulting demastered tracks. The results speak for themselves. Also note: once the track is demastered, no further editing or work on the resulting tracks are required...you're done having to deal with the issues--unlike the use of plugins at playback time. Chris LOL... Ya , that sounds like something any forum member can just whip up in their spare time !
  5. RCA 12sn7 GT pre amp tubes any good?

    I liked the Tung sol mouse ear 6SN7 in my JFLessard SRPP pre-amp , and the GE 6SN7GTB as well and the old Rogers . Tube rolling involves a lot of factors ... Experiment
  6. LaScala bass?

    Audio control no longer produces this product but a quick google search will still bring up the info ... The devise is basicly a bass extension ... you can really feel the difference , it has a gain control much like a volume pot that controls the amount of bass extension . Goes from thud thud bass to a tight sharp kick you feel in your gut . I have the PCA3 , here is part of the product review from Home theater hi-fi ... The Phase Coupled Activator technology is not new, but the Series Three is their latest version (call it the PCA3). The difference between this model and previous ones, is the ease with which signals can be passed first through a crossover network (two channel electronic crossover built into the PCA3, which is separate from the subharmonic generation circuitry) then into the subharmonic circuit. Secondly, the PCA3 has speaker level inputs. Third, the current unit has reduced the 1/8 phase shift that was a problem in older versions. The principle of operation is an assumption that very low frequencies in the original music have been lost or removed during recording and CD production. The PCA3 generates subharmonics at half the input frequency, with a sampling range from 50 - 100 Hz in the "Digital Restoration" mode. So, if the input signal were 80 Hz, you would have an output of 80 Hz and 40 Hz. By limiting the sampling range to 50 - 100 Hz, and only with stereo signals, this eliminates boominess that would occur if subharmonics were added from original frequencies at 100 - 500 Hz, and eliminates adding subharmonics to voices that are sent monophonically (the same signal in both channels, in phase) to the center channel speaker. In other words, any signal that is monophonic will not have subharmonics added to it. The separate crossover can be used to send <90 Hz frequencies (line level inputs and outputs) to a pair of powered subwoofers (one each for left and right channels), and >90 Hz (line level) to the main front left/right amplifiers (pre-outs and main-ins on a receiver can be used).
  7. LaScala bass?

    Back in the early 90's in the head banging days , my lascalas seemed a bit on the flat side bass wise .... Hence , I installed an audio control " phase coupled activator " ... problem solved Kick you in the face bass ... I still own 2 Phase coupled activators that are connected to my quad of k-horns , can't really comment till you actually hear the difference they can make in bass.
  8. VRD Owners

    Hard to get a word in edge wise when craig posts
  9. CD player filters?

    That's also sounds like pre-set EQ ?
  10. CD player filters?

    Not sure what's in the signal path to " Filter " out .... My Rotel RCD-991 has a dither control with 10 setting to " add " to the signal , not filter anything out . Dither is described as : “a very small amount of digital noise added to a signal to improve a CD player’s overall sound quality [by improving] a digital-to-analog converter’s linearity, particularly during very soft (low-level) musical passages). In addition to a no dither setting there are seven settings which progressively add more ultrasonic (30-80Khz) weighted dither and, an eighth setting which adds low level broadband dither “not weighted towards the ultrasonic range” which is intended to correct quantization errors only. Is it audible ?? ... you bet , I can hear the difference
  11. KT-88 Russian SED - Svetlana quad

    " sold " ..........
  12. 12AU7 & 12BH7A intrest ?

    " Sold " ..............
  13. 12AU7 & 12BH7A intrest ?

  14. 12AU7 & 12BH7A intrest ?

  15. 12AU7 & 12BH7A intrest ?

    Any interest out there for any 12AU7 / ECC82 Mullard , IEC and ken Rad .. substitutable for 12AX7 , 12AT7 , 12AV7 & 5751 ... all of which offer different gains . I've got 13 or so 12AU7 to get rid of ... One Pair of Ken Rad & the rest Branded IEC or Mullard . Also have a pair of NOS , NIB , RCA 12BH7A ( Selling on e-bay for $80-200 a pair ) and 6 channel master , 4 are NOS with original boxes , 2 are not . I'd part with all 21 tubes for $75.00 ... loads of crazies paying twice that just for a good pair of Mullard ECC82 on E-bay