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    Need Help Mains DC can be blocked, if that indeed is the...

    Mains DC can be blocked, if that indeed is the problem. Certain devices like light dimmers, fan speed controls, temperature controls, etc. load the AC power line asymmetrically (i.e., on only 1/2 of...
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    Monster Ughh! Even if they were a good brand, I...

    Monster Ughh! Even if they were a good brand, I would not buy anything Monster because of their schoolyard bully attitude. Any of the popular brands, including the ones already mentioned will do...
  3. Appreciated. It looks like one of my early 1970s...

    Appreciated. It looks like one of my early 1970s DIY 6BQ5 efforts.
  4. Need Help My HT rears are run with 16 gauge in-wall cable,...

    My HT rears are run with 16 gauge in-wall cable, the length of the room, and up inside the opposite wall. It has sounded fine to me in many years.
  5. Thread: Dedicated power

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    Its alright to have gear on different circuits,...

    Its alright to have gear on different circuits, but those circuits should be on the same 120V leg of the electrical panel. Breakers on the same 120V leg are those on the same horizontal plane across...
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    I have no experience with Nikko receivers or...

    I have no experience with Nikko receivers or integrated amps, but I did own a number of Nikko separates in the 1980s and 1990s, including their rare Alpha 2000 dual-mono 330 W.P.C. flagship amp. ...
  7. Thread: Dedicated power

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    F1nut beat me to it. Insert a screwdriver in the...

    F1nut beat me to it. Insert a screwdriver in the slot in the tab, and bend it back and forth. It should snap right off.
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  8. Polarity is usually tip positive. If processor...

    Polarity is usually tip positive. If processor and amp manufacturers wired triggers any old way (some tip positive, some negative), equipment would not be compatible from one brand to the next. ...
  9. Another (safer) option is to use the continuity...

    Another (safer) option is to use the continuity setting on the multimeter. Connect one test lead probe to the tip of the jack and the other probe to each wire end. When you get a beep from the...
  10. What a score! That's a beautiful Kenwood...

    What a score! That's a beautiful Kenwood turntable. Some Meguiar's PlastX plastic cleaner and polish, available at any auto supply store, will restore that dustcover to its original clarity. I've...
  11. I get a sense of deja vu, like I've responded to...

    I get a sense of deja vu, like I've responded to a similar thread in the past. I've been running my Denon DP-59L since 1988, currently mated with an Audio-Technica AT33EV cartridge.
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    The AVR will consume less power at normal...

    The AVR will consume less power at normal listening levels. It will probably approach the stated power consumption only when pushed to its limits in multichannel use.
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    Look into the Middle Atlantic ASR series slide...

    Look into the Middle Atlantic ASR series slide out rotating rack system.

    http://www.middleatlantic.com/enclosure/roll/asr.htm
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    That Tripplite 1200 looks fine for what you need....

    That Tripplite 1200 looks fine for what you need. Note that its rated 10A. As long as you are not running a huge current-hungry amp, the 10A rating should be fine.
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    That is just one manufacturer's opinion. I...

    That is just one manufacturer's opinion. I prefer to follow the beat of my own drum and judge for myself. My ears have told me that OCC, a.k.a. monocrystal copper delivers a smoother, less grainy...
  16. FYI I have been doing something similar for the past...

    I have been doing something similar for the past 9 years, but with toroids. Apart from reduction of an already low system noise floor to vanishing, noted benefits include greater transparency and...
  17. With bx cable there is no third (ground) wire, so...

    With bx cable there is no third (ground) wire, so you won't see one. The metal armor is employed as the ground. There is a thin, bare wire that is usually bent back and clamped. That is not a...
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    You should be fine, as long as the extra length...

    You should be fine, as long as the extra length of cable does not add too much capacitance, above what is recommended by the phono cartridge manufacturer. I have kept several pairs of (gold plated)...
  19. How did you check for ground at the outlet ? ...

    How did you check for ground at the outlet ? Depending on the age of the house, it may have been wired with "knob and tube" wiring, "BX" cable, an old form of armored cable, in flexible steel...
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    Need Help While there may be some merit to the heating...

    While there may be some merit to the heating aspects of a "smaller" sized breaker, 1-inch and 1/2-inch breakers of the same type and rating carry identical specifications, including interrupting...
  21. If you own your own home, get a whole house surge...

    If you own your own home, get a whole house surge protector, which connects to the main electrical panel through a double-pole breaker. Supplement it with a Surge-X or Brickwall surge protector,...
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    Bluebook prices are: 125.2 - $375 200.2 - $640...

    Bluebook prices are:
    125.2 - $375
    200.2 - $640
    200.2s2 - $580.00
  23. Most amps use a GBPC or KBPC 3504 or 3506. The...

    Most amps use a GBPC or KBPC 3504 or 3506. The first 2 digits in the part number indicate the amperage and second 2 digits voltage (i.e., 04=400V, 06=600V, 08=800V, 10=1,000V).
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    I use metal protection discs under spikes to...

    I use metal protection discs under spikes to protect my hardwood floors.

    http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af67/mr_classe/General/disc_zpsb5a2e090.jpg~original
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    Here's my old DIY 2-channel and HT system racks. ...

    Here's my old DIY 2-channel and HT system racks. Both were constructed of red oak, with MDF shelves. I painted the shelves matte black, and applied iron-on oak veneer to the edges, then clear...
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