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    Good karma: help out a fellow audiophile

    I spoke with Gary Dodd of Dodd Audio this afternoon. He is a wonderful guy who is having a very tough go of it. Gary recently had his aorta replaced, and he faces about eight months of very difficult...
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    Thanks for the idea. I built and experimented...

    Thanks for the idea. I built and experimented with a couple of ground loop eliminators like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuvDMjxhE68 several weeks ago. No joy. After reading your post I tried...
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    Well, the plot thickens and my frustration level...

    Well, the plot thickens and my frustration level increases. Our contractor came by today and installed a dedicated 20 amp circuit for the audio equipment. I plugged everything in - dead silence....
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    Thanks for the update. I hope he's doing well.

    Thanks for the update. I hope he's doing well.
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    I was able to plug the preamp and amp into...

    I was able to plug the preamp and amp into another circuit today, and despite my positive thinking, got negative results - same hum. I guess I'll have to wait until I hear from Mr. Dodd. I've called...
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    Thanks for all of the advice. I did try swapping...

    Thanks for all of the advice. I did try swapping out tubes...no change (except, as I mentioned, the issue seemed to resolve initially, then came back). No fluorescent bulbs in the house. I will try...
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    The hum from hell

    I am running a Dodd tube preamp and Dodd Hypex amp. I have a loud hum emanating from my Polk SDAs. Symptoms are:

    The hum is not affected by the volume control on the preamp.

    The hum stops when...
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    Hafler Amp - Upgrade?

    I am a neophyte audiophile and would appreciate some input from more seasoned experts. I have the itch to upgrade from my Luxman R-117 to separates. I picked up a nice Apt Holman preamp from CL on...
  9. Need Help Thanks to everyone for your advice. I'm in heaven...

    Thanks to everyone for your advice. I'm in heaven right now, listening to my SDAs! Jake, the Polk magician who helped me with the mod, came over last night to help with troubleshooting, and found and...
  10. Need Help The SDA cable is a custom one from Trey at VR3...

    The SDA cable is a custom one from Trey at VR3 Mods.
  11. Need Help Yes. I asked him several times.

    Yes. I asked him several times.
  12. Need Help Amp Protection Kicks In Intermittently, But Only With SDA Cable Attached

    OK, I'm stumped (but that's not hard to do).

    I have a Luxman R-117 and two pairs of speakers, some VR3-modded Polk SDA 2s and Atlantic Technology AT-1s.

    The Lux and AT-1s play great together.
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  13. Looking for Luxman TP117 Preamp-Tuner with remote (OEM or working replacement)

    I am looking for the referenced to pair with my R-117 receiver. I'd like something in very good or better condition. The kit would need to be shipped to the Seattle area. I am somewhat flexible on...
  14. Thread: Luxman TP-117

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    Hi, pinkbohman. I know it has been months, but...

    Hi, pinkbohman. I know it has been months, but I'm hoping you haven't offloaded all of your Luxman gear. Do you have any of the Tp117 remotes left? Thanks.

    Moofy
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    Need Help Guide to installing Hurricane nuts

    The Hurricane nuts work great, and don't require any special skill (obviously, since I got them installed!). Check out my thread at...
  16. Need Help It's wood of some sort, but probably not...

    It's wood of some sort, but probably not hardwood. Contractor special flooring, no doubt. I just did a little listening and they sound sublime...and still hours to go to get them burned in. Very...
  17. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: The End Of The Line

    Here is the completed project - speakers on spikes on ceramic tile. If anyone has questions about this mod, please feel free to ask. People here were so willing to help me, I want to pay it forward....
  18. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: Spikes Ready to Install

    I purchased a couple of 13"x13" ceramic tiles to place the spiked speakers on. I can't wait to hear the difference in the sound.

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  19. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: The Receptacles for the Spikes

    I tried screwing these into the MDF with no adhesive with limited success. On the second go around, I used a drop of Gorilla Glue on each. They've been drying for about 90 minutes. I'll give it...
  20. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: Detail of Drawing in the Hurricane Nuts

    Again: don't overtighten.

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  21. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: How the Hurricane Nuts Fit

    As you can see, the Hurricane nuts protrude slightly, but they are not in the way at all.

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  22. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: Another Closeup of the Crossover

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  23. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: All of the Drivers Reinstalled Afer Hurricane Nuts

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  24. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: Detail of the Screw and Washer on the PR

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  25. Need Help The Mod in Pictures: PR Reinstalled after Hurricane Nuts

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