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    I don't get some of you guys outlook on this. ...

    I don't get some of you guys outlook on this.

    Do you really want some guy setting somewhere, listening to a system of his choice, deciding what you're going to get offered? His judgement as to...
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    Lots of coax is copper clad steel. Steel sucks...

    Lots of coax is copper clad steel. Steel sucks for audio.

    Be careful thinking you can pick up just any coax and believing you're going to make diamonds from ordinary rocks.

    CJ
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    Need Help It would be saying that it reaches full output...

    It would be saying that it reaches full output with less signal in when you have the lower number. But I don't know that I would consider that better in any way at all. Actually, it could be the...
  4. Very simply, if it doesn't have a frequency...

    Very simply, if it doesn't have a frequency adjustment, then it can't be the right thing for measuring a speaker!

    With regards to the unknown driver....if it's rated at four ohms and you're a ways...
  5. Ohms is the expression of the reading both as a...

    Ohms is the expression of the reading both as a resistance and as an impedance, which is what we need to measure for AC. With a multi-meter you are reading DC ohms.

    While the coil of a driver...
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    I think all caps have some level of microphonic...

    I think all caps have some level of microphonic problem. You can listen to them all with a stethoscope. Winding technique and materials play into the difference of course. How much noise can enter...
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    Splitting between the two legs versus keeping it...

    Splitting between the two legs versus keeping it all on one will differ between locals, depending on how balanced the normal draw happens to be and whether components are DC coupled or not. DC...
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    Neutrik makes a locking style of 1/4 female panel...

    Neutrik makes a locking style of 1/4 female panel mount. I think, but not positive, in a cord end style female locking too.

    You don't specify how many conductors you need, but that would give...
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    News Hmmmm....thanks for posting. I've been into...

    Hmmmm....thanks for posting.

    I've been into Kief's a bunch of times over the years growing up not so far from Lawrence and then working for a few years in KC. Bought my first pair of serious...
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    The big question is how the resistance along with...

    The big question is how the resistance along with the reactive components interact with the wildly varying values shown by the speaker system...the drivers and crossover components. AND....how those...
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    Need Help An easy to remember convention is...Red Hot! ...

    An easy to remember convention is...Red Hot! White Hot!

    Interconnect....Red Right!

    Green is a universal ground color, so if there are other colors, that's one to remember. Brown can be dirt,...
  12. Better surge protectors shunt back and forth from...

    Better surge protectors shunt back and forth from leg to leg and not just to ground. You would have to check the documentation on whatever you have to know what protection any device you have will...
  13. By surge, do you mean a power outage? UPS...

    By surge, do you mean a power outage?

    UPS electronics internally are very susceptible to power problems. Typically they put some MOV's on the input to help a little on protection of them. Not...
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    Actually what it means is that the low side ( - )...

    Actually what it means is that the low side ( - ) of the balanced input has nothing attached when lacking the shorting pin, and the high input impedance device it looking for something to amplify. ...
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    One of the things I've read that has made a...

    One of the things I've read that has made a difference in digital audio is the attention to circulating currents in the grounds. This is the reason they long ago started having an almost stupid...
  16. Another option not yet mentioned here is the...

    Another option not yet mentioned here is the possibility of giving yourself a free upgrade by moving the amp WAY closer to the speakers.

    DC resistance has nothing to do with nothing with regards...
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    Tom....making right from wrong!! Some must fear...

    Tom....making right from wrong!! Some must fear the truth.....


    http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad105/evsentry3/Tom.jpg
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    Agree with the first. Strongly disagree with...

    Agree with the first.

    Strongly disagree with the second. Only thing it could do wrong would be add a likelyhood of a bare flying strand shorting. Everything else about bi-wiring is a positive....
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    Graphic eq's aren't. Paramatric...a recording...

    Graphic eq's aren't. Paramatric...a recording studio might use for what they'd consider, "special project" use.

    Creationism in a studio is real different than the playback environment though. ...
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    Anytime somebody complains of very sharp peaks...

    Anytime somebody complains of very sharp peaks and valleys (all but gone thing) then my first instinct is to check the easy and free. Just make sure you're not wired out of phase.

    May not at...
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    The low or "-" lead is just as "hot" as the high...

    The low or "-" lead is just as "hot" as the high or "+" leg, just opposite phase at any given time. So it's just as bad to short it as the high side. Again, unless it's a transformed out or servo. ...
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    That XLR to RCA drawing shown above is something...

    That XLR to RCA drawing shown above is something to really look at.

    IF that is a female XLR (output) to RCA (input), then as drawn you are SHORTING a hot lead to ground...something you NEVER...
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    Outstanding!! I've already sent their info to...

    Outstanding!! I've already sent their info to friends.

    A store just a few blocks from my normal route to work has them. I'm going to stop and buy some today. Make sure I support them.
    ...
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    How should I clean up a broken CFL (Hazmat) bulb?

    How should I clean up a broken CFL (Hazmat) bulb?

    Because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, EPA recommends the following clean-up and disposal guidelines:

    1. Before Clean-up: Air Out the...
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    As I've been saying continuously, you should...

    As I've been saying continuously, you should never allow the hazmat (cfl) bulbs to endanger your family and possessions. Those nasty little power supplies, made to extremely cheap price points,...
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