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    Way less expensive, too.

    Way less expensive, too.
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    Agreed. I had hoped to goad DK into using his...

    Agreed. I had hoped to goad DK into using his Magic Scope to analyze the electrical imbalance of these "isolation transformers" but he didn't take the bait like I expected.

    These transformers are...
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    My previous post is in regards to my 1Bs.

    My previous post is in regards to my 1Bs.
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    As long as the primary transformer windings go to...

    As long as the primary transformer windings go to one speaker, and the secondary transformer windings go to the other speaker, left and right aren't critical. You do need to keep the color codes...
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    Make sure YOU own the copyright to those plans,...

    Make sure YOU own the copyright to those plans, so that they can't jack you up about distribution of the intellectual property.
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    I used Dayton 1% tolerance caps for the...

    I used Dayton 1% tolerance caps for the high-frequency circuit board, and four Dayton 5% (33uF, two per speaker) plus four ERSE 3% (91uF, two per speaker) on the pair of low-frequency circuit boards....
  7. There has been a recent thread on bi-wiring on...

    There has been a recent thread on bi-wiring on www.audiokarma.org
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=586253
    The short story is that one noted speaker designer is all for it,...
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    Need Help A longer jumper wire between the negative...

    A longer jumper wire between the negative terminals of the speakers accomplishes EXACTLY the same thing as a jumper wire at the negative terminals of the amplifier. It is a dead short BETWEEN THE...
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    The 1C should be easier to drive than 1Bs based...

    The 1C should be easier to drive than 1Bs based on the nominal 6-ohm impedance versus 4-ohms for the 1Bs.

    The physical size of the speaker has little impact on whether or not your receiver can...
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    You need to ask yourself if you will ever want to...

    You need to ask yourself if you will ever want to use non-common-ground amplifiers. This could be any number of exotic or non-exotic amps, or it could be bridged amps including some monoblocs.

    If...
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    Need Help ALL 2Bs can use the AI-1, early production...

    ALL 2Bs can use the AI-1, early production speakers will require an ultra-simple and inexpensive modification.


    Several folks have said this. I have some amount of difficulty believing it; but I...
  12. Yup, you're right. Not listed in the owner's...

    Yup, you're right. Not listed in the owner's manual, but clearly spec'd in the brochure at the same power level as the later 555 II.
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    Need Help Nothing you aren't doing already (I suspect.) ...

    Nothing you aren't doing already (I suspect.)

    The XLR inputs require a shorting bar between two of the three sockets in each connector. The amps come with these bars installed. By "bars", I mean...
  14. Which in effect means "Less than 8 ohms, but we...

    Which in effect means "Less than 8 ohms, but we don't really want to get more specific."


    The 555 was not rated for bridged use into a 4-ohm load. The 555 II is rated for bridged use into a...
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    Need Help The jumper has been working for me for years. ...

    The jumper has been working for me for years. Don't worry. You'll be fine. You're gonna LOVE how that 8008BB (or the 8008x3) works with your SDA 2Bs. The Aragons are so...effortless.
  16. OOOoops. I should have caught that.

    OOOoops. I should have caught that.
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    Need Help Got a better deal on the Palladium IIs, and it...

    Got a better deal on the Palladium IIs, and it just kills me that I can't use 'em with the SDA 1Bs.
  18. I'd be stunned if the Adcom '555 could throw 1400...

    I'd be stunned if the Adcom '555 could throw 1400 watts bridged into 4 ohms. I bet the 4-ohm rating isn't much higher (if at all higher) than the 8-ohm rating.

    First Guess: The drivers were...
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    Need Help There's two 8008x3 amps on Audiogon right now. ...

    There's two 8008x3 amps on Audiogon right now. The first one started out at $1150, and is now down to $1000; it's been for sale for a long time. The second one--and there are two ads for the same...
  20. Stolen from another recent thread:

    Stolen from another recent thread:
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    Need Help You can go ahead and measure resistance, but I've...

    You can go ahead and measure resistance, but I've measured three 8008BBs, and they're all ~20 ohms between the channels on the negative terminals. They are semi-common-ground, or...
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    Need Help Far as I know: ALL 1Bs had that style cabinet...

    Far as I know:
    ALL 1Bs had that style cabinet with brown woodgrain vinyl, and blade/blade interconnect sockets.
    SOME 1Cs had blade/blade interconnect sockets. The 1C Studio version had the...
  23. My cheap Headroom DAC/Amp has switchable gain. ...

    My cheap Headroom DAC/Amp has switchable gain. Does yours? If so, just turn the gain down so the volume control becomes useful again.
  24. Bridged/balanced amps are NEVER common-ground. ...

    Bridged/balanced amps are NEVER common-ground.

    You run a bridged/balanced amp, you'd better have the AI-1 or aftermarket upgrade.
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    They're toast. Can you solder?

    They're toast.

    Can you solder?
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