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  1. 1 minute ago, Jeffrey D. Medwin said:

     

    There is only one soldering technique / method that works.  Its a Weller D-550 325 watt gun, tip hot, 0.062 inch diameter solder, and no more than two seconds on the joint. 

    It's really hard to tell if you're trolling or just cluelessly obnoxious, so kudos on the web of confusion you've achieved.

     

    I have to tell you, if this is your sales pitch to convert us to the Church of the One-way Righteous Crossover, it leaves much to be desired. I've heard more convincing arguments from various cult-like religion folks coming to my door.

     

    Don't raise your voice, improve your argument. A schematic is a good place to start.

     

    And remember...caps lock is cruise control for cool.

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  2. 10 minutes ago, moray james said:

    try turning one of those oil cans 90 degrees to the other (on the centre line of each) and see if you increase your resolution and detail. Enjoy.

    We'll most likely be ditching them entirely, but thanks for the suggestion. They are fun to look at, though.

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  3. Just now, rplace said:

     

    Saw a fantastic tv show about those guys, amazing! Fearless.

     

    Funny story about the florescent lights:D. Thanks for sharing.

     

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    Yeah, they just released a documentary called "Scramble the Seawolves" awhile back. I know they've shown it on PBS in most places. Cool fact - that's Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame as the narrator. That was awesome.

     

    Maybe you can confirm this, but dad said that the hydraulic actuator used to raise and lower the Navy Phantoms' wing tips (to get them up and down the elevator) was not marked as to which side was which when installed...and you wouldn't know until you installed it and activated it as to whether it was on the up or down movement. This often resulted in having either the port or starboard side wingtip in the raised position, and the opposing side in the lowered position, looking like a person holding one arm straight up and the other straight out to the side. When you threw the switch, they'd reverse. It was funny to watch, as long as you weren't the mechanic who had to go back and fix it.

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  4. 5 minutes ago, rplace said:

    Agree on the F-4 being the SS Camaro of aircraft. Though I'd have to go with '68. Never liked the straight line at the top of the wheel wells on the '69. Give me a 67 or 68 any day.

     

    I was in a training school in the Navy and the better you did in the class the more likely you were to get your choice of duty station. I was 3rd in my class and said I wanted any F-14 squadron on the east coast....thinking the less specific the more likely it was to happen. I was assigned to VF-102 out of NAS Ocenana in Va. Beach, VA. Much to my disappointment it was deemed an F-4 Squadron, in all the literature at the Navy Intel School at Lowery Airforce Base in Colorado. Much to my delight when I arrived at VF-102 in Va Beach it was all Tomcats, baby!

     

    Typical Navy very slow to update things. Still the F-4 was a workhorse and quite the cool looking jet.

     

    Diamondback F-4

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    Diamondback f-14

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    Nice! My dad was an ASM and I know he was at Oceania for awhile. He used to tell me a story about how a radar tech would jam a screwdriver in the landing gear safety switch so they could activate the radar in the nose of the Phantom to work on it. One day there was an E-nothing sent to get a bunch of fluorescent light bulbs and he's walking back with a huge armload. The tech told my dad "Watch." and he pointed the radar at the E-nothing and turned it on. All the light bulbs lit up in the guy's arms and he chucked them all in the air. They all imploded all over the floor. The next thing you know, you see this E-nothing attempting to explain to a non-believing, pissed-off chief that "I swear to God they all lit up in my arms!"

     

    Dad was also a mechanic and door gunner for the HAL-3 Seawolves during Vietnam.

     

    Thank you for your service. Long live the Tomcat!

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  5. This makes me sad. Some of the last of the active F-4 Phantoms in the world are being retired. It was inevitable, but 60 years since being designed and some airframes that are 50+ years old still flying? Not bad. I'd say only the B-52 and descendants of the UH-1 (Huey) have it beat in longevity. The Phantom is a special plane for me, being both an aircraft that my father maintained in the Navy and my grandfather flew in the Air Force. It has always reminded me of a muscle car, like a flying 1969 Camaro SS. The Phantom is dead. Long live the Phantom.
     
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  6. Random question - Has anyone here ever made or seen some type of clear acrylic or other clear material cover for an exposed crossover (like a turntable dust cover)?

     

    I'm planning on making my Speakerlab K's an open top design (with a minimalist-but-effective front baffle, before anyone says anything) but I live in a house with cats and children (mine are 6 and 9) and I can't help but think a curious child or dumb cat could touch something "interesting-looking" like an exposed capacitor and hurt themselves. Do the crossover caps retain enough voltage (amperage?) to do that or am I making something out of nothing?

     

    Dust is an issue, too. My house has always been dusty.

     

    Crossover display covers - what a nerd I am.

  7. 3 hours ago, avguytx said:

     

    I was just thinking that earlier about the Type E's and converting.  You get the T2A autoformer and 2.5mh inductor then all you need are four 2.0uf caps, two 13uf caps , and two .25mh inductors if you keep it like the stock value.  Keep an eye on e b a y for the Type E's as they will go for cheaper.

     

    I'll let you know when I get them out.

    Hi! Just to save you from going to any trouble on my behalf, I've ordered the necessary Type E crossovers and @Dave A is going to help me convert them. He only lives about an hour away and has graciously volunteered his time and parts to get me up and running. Thank you very much for the offer, though.

     

    Great bunch of folks around here.

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  8. Hey all!

     

    Just wanted to say Thank You for all the input and suggestions while I searched for crossovers and a tweeter.

     

    Thanks to a very generous offer from @Dave A, I have purchased a pair of Type E crossovers which will be converted into Type AA in the near future with his assistance.

     

    I'll modify the subject and leave this up for a day or two before deleting it in case anyone is still looking for me.

     

    - Daniel

  9. 21 minutes ago, avguytx said:

     

    I'm pondering on selling a spare set of Type AA's that I rebuilt right before I built a new set from scratch for my Belle clones.  They have all stock parts except I replaced the original caps with some NOS Russian MGBT paper in oil caps from a seller in Bulgaria.  They sounded quite nice but I didn't use them for long.  I may put them back in and see what they sound like again before I decide what to do.  This is what they look like.

     

     

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    Thanks for the thought. Just let me know at your earliest convenience as I've had a generous offer from @Dave A to help me convert a set of E-types into AA's. Those do look very nice. Assuming you were to sell them, what would you need out of them, shipped to 37128?

  10. 4 minutes ago, Khornukopia said:

     

    The Dayton Audio Planar Horn PHT1-6 tweeters on my speakers are rated at 105db sensitivity, making them good to use with the Heritage style speakers. The other model tweeter you listed may look the same, but are not up to spec for your application.

     

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    Thanks for the clarification!

  11. 1 minute ago, tigerwoodKhorns said:

    You will need to replace the K77s with something that can go lower, like the JBL 2404. 

     

     

    The Dayton Audio Planars are 8 ohms, 80 watts power handling, 2 kHz to 26 kHz frequency response w/ 94 dB 1W/1m sensitivity. They recommend crossing over at 3 kHz or above, which is certainly within spec for the A/4500 crossovers.

  12. Assuming no one has AA crossovers to sell or that they're willing to part with, I'm considering going the route of Crites B&K Sound Type A/4500 Crossover with some Dayton Audio PT2C-8 Planar Tweeters that @Khornukopia has been using extensively in his crazy beautiful Khorn & home theater builds.

     

    Anyone have experience with these or maybe have a pair of A/4500's to sell? I don't have any issues with Bob Crites or what he sells, I just hate throwing all my money in the same direction.

     

    I've had an ad up in classifieds here for a few days, but haven't gotten any nibbles on the AA's.

  13. Assuming no one has AA crossovers to sell or that they're willing to part with, I'm considering going the route of Crites B&K Sound Type A/4500 Crossover with some Dayton Audio PT2C-8 Planar Tweeters that @Khornukopia has been using extensively in his crazy beautiful Khorn & home theater builds.

     

    Anyone have experience with these or maybe have a pair of A/4500's to sell? I don't have any issues with Bob Crites or what he sells, I just hate throwing all my money in the same direction.

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