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DizRotus last won the day on September 19

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About DizRotus

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    Forum geezer.
  • Birthday 11/12/1948

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    Birmingham, MI
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    Audio & autos
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    No longer in a constant state of flux. Music is enjoyed using a Texas Instruments TPA3255EVM Class-D chip amp in a case with a Mean Well power supply. Several Pono players serve as DAP, DAC, & preamp delivering balanced output to Superized HIPs with Crites 120 tweeters. The balanced signal also feeds a pair of Behringer iNuke 1000dsp amps, each powering a pair of DIY Exodus Anarchy tapped horn subs. A technics TT with Denon MC cartridge is used only to rip vinyl to FLAC files. A Dual 1229 is used for 78s.

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  1. FINAL: MSU 75 DUKE 69 Sparty’s first victory at Cameron Indoor.
  2. Enjoying the Spartans vs Blue Devils. MSU 34, Duke 33 at the half.
  3. I respectfully disagree. How many of the people who spend $$$$ on Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, etc. know how to work on them? Also, everyone who values the excellent reproduction of music is not necessarily in the “hobby.”
  4. The bubble did not burst. The wife and I recorded the MSU vs Northwestern game so that we could watch it together. It was great to watch a 29 - 20 upset. Now to enjoy Spartans vs Norte Dame in basketball.
  5. Congratulations Emil @EmilC and thank you. Now I expect all three B1G schools with State in their name to beat the Wolverines. Sparty just scored on the Wildcats, but it’s very early. GO GREEN!
  6. Welcome. Spending money on 3rd party amps, which might work, would be my last choice. Used ProMedia 2.1s are readily available on eBay for less than $100. New can be had for ~$150. That said, if bored, I would be curious to open one up to see if some inexpensive SURE class-D chip amp from Parts Express could be used. Unless the thrill of the DIY repair floats your boat, your time ought to be worth more than the cost of replacing the whole system.
  7. Boo! I really dislike Brian Kelly.
  8. Tar Heels vs Notre Dame is looking good. Go Tar Heels! @Tarheel
  9. While I don’t recommend this for everyone, using a Pono player in balanced mode to feed my DIY Texas Instruments TPA3255EVM based class D chip amp is the perfect solution for me. No pre-amp. The Pono lets me control the volume and change tracks or albums. My original cables developed a bad connection at one of the 1/4” TRS plugs, so I bought two 16’ balanced cables with 1/4” TRS plugs at the Pono end and XLR connectors at the amp end. Despite the long run, there is dead silence between tracks. Now I can adjust the volume while working out on the NordicTrak. Since taking the photo, I’ve added Velcro to the back of the Pono player to connect it the NordicTrak; a bit more elegant than the green bandage. The balanced feed from the Pono player passes through the DIY chip amp to the iNuke 1000dsp amps that power four DIY tapped horn subs. The orange glows are the iNukes.
  10. In the old days at Indy when the stock block rules existed, it was easy to tell when one of Dale Coyne’s stock block Chevy V-8s rumbled by. There was no mistaking them for the high revving purpose built racing engines. I read somewhere that Dale started with the blocks from retired school buses, as they were “well seasoned.” It was fun to see the looks on people’s faces when I started the car in my avatar. Instead of the sound of the expected four banger, there was the rumble of a 3.5 liter Buick V-8.
  11. They are NOT my cup of tea. The photos don’t do the seller any favors. The finish looks spotty.
  12. I agree, that there is something lacking about the exhaust notes of most V-6s. Straight sixes, think vintage Jaguars, and flat sixes, Porsches, sound OK, presumably due to their firing orders. We have a surprising number of Ferraris and Lamborghinis prowling the streets of The Motor City. The sound of their V-12s is intoxicating. IMO, one of the biggest disappointments is the sound of the Viper V-10. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner.
  13. DizRotus


    Once is usually enough, although we’ve got some pretty tough skunks here in Michigan.
  14. I vote for doing what he enjoys, without a conscious effort to imagine how it will look on a curriculum vitae. His resume will serve him well as it is. In addition to enjoyment, one never knows who he will meet and get to know in the process.
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