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    Default All the Polk SDA upgrades located in one place!

    I figured this would help some folks find all the tweaks!

    If I missed any, please let me know! Please let me know if there is a better link than the one I used as well!

    Thanks!

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    After twenty years capacitors start to fail and it is time to update them!
    While that is true, electrolytic caps are inferior to begin with.
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    Good collection of SDA upgrades Trey. Thanks. For those looking to do the upgrades, true and a good point what Jesse (F1nut) said.
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    That'll be very helpful to SDA owners. Nice to have most "how to's" in one place.
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    Great idea Trey- thanks for the effort.

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    Very nice idea Trey! If I could make a suggestion to include links to the various links to building the AI-1 interphase.

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    Please post the links here and I will add them!

    I don't want to flat out say Electrolytic caps suck as I do not want to trash the stock product...

    And for the reference of the future - this is under the "Learning Center" part of the site.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    Please post the links here and I will add them!

    Thanks!
    I'll try, when I find them. That's why I suggested it because the links aren't easy to find

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    Good stuff Trey.

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    Many thanks.

    If I hang out here long enough maybe I'll develop the "courage" to revisit my rather dismal experience in Shop Classes and learn to DIY again (actually I didn't learn it the first time).

    I marvel at how adept many of our members are at this DIY stuff. I bought my first soldering iron "ever" about a year ago, because a member of AK I had bought some speakers from had sold me a set that had loose wires on the mid-range, with no clips (bare wires) they had to be soldered on. After a call to a friend and a youtube video and an increase in blood pressure during the actual procedure, I managed to reattach the wires (with absolutely NO soldering experience whatsoever, none, I barely knew what I was doing). After that I kinda figured I would retire because I was told I'd need a soldering station for finer repairs. And I said, "What?" "Really?".

    I just don't enjoy messing with things that I could F-up! It's nerve wracking, whereas for most of you it's "relaxing", and enjoyable hobby, kind of like Astronomy was for me in elementary school--but all I had to do back then was set up a telescope (no soldering, lol).

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    Also, anyone who has other information about the bass brace, removing top and bottom plates - etc.... let me know and I will them!
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    Thanks Trey,This well be helpful to alot of people.Dan

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    Added a link to brochures, manuals, a site that has a lot of different models documented, how to construct an AI-1 cable

    Does anyone have a more extensive list of how to identify different models?
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    Very helpfull (especially for us Newbies) . . . Thanks, Trey!
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    Thanks VR! extremely helpful.

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    Glad I could provide some help!

    Please post here or PM any other info you guys would like to see make the list!
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    Excellent. Thanks, Trey!
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    Ladies and Gents - spent a few more hours digging..

    I added 20-30 more links!

    Enjoy!
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    Wow! Awesome links! Mucho thanks

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    http://polksda.com/ they have some nice info that you could link to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phasewolf View Post
    http://polksda.com/ they have some nice info that you could link to.
    He's already linked to their site . He's got a buttload of info on his site now. Quite awesome!
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    Be on the look out for pages involving the LSi series, RT series, etc etc in the next few weeks! :)

    I also plan on doing tutorials on how to trace circuits, how to solder, etc etc etc!
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    This is also a stick now at the top of the vintage section! :) Thanks Nap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    Be on the look out for pages involving the LSi series, RT series, etc etc in the next few weeks! :)

    I also plan on doing tutorials on how to trace circuits, how to solder, etc etc etc!
    You gonna do video's too
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    I have contemplated silent films! :)

    My southern draw does not equate to educational films ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    I have contemplated silent films! :)

    My southern drawl does not equate to educational films ;)
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    I know for a fact that we have some "broadcast quality voices" on this site who would be only too glad to do the narration!

    Many of them are even better than GB! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    I know for a fact that we have some "broadcast quality voices" on this site who would be only too glad to do the narration!

    Many of them are even better than GB! lol

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    Great idea, thanks for the effort!

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    Thanks Trey!
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