1.Installed RDO 194 Tweeters
2.Installed Crossovers Upgraded by Vr3 Mods:
a. Gimpod Boards
b. Clarity Capsc. Mundorf Resistorsi.Tweeter Network: Clarity Cap ESAs:
ii.Midbass Network: Clarity Cap PXs
d. Jantzen Perfect-lay Inductors: Board-mounted & SDA
3.Custom SDA Interconnect Cables by Vr3 Mods:
a. Supra Rondo 2.5 Cable
b.Neutrik speakOn NL2FC Male Connectors (Speaker Ends)
c.Banana Connectors (Dreadnought Ends)
4.Custom Aluminum Binding-Post Plates by Vr3 Mods:
a.Upgraded Binding Posts
b.Neutrik speakOn NLJ2MD Female Jack Receptacles for SDA Cables
5.Dreadnought SDA Amplifier Interface per DarqueKnight’s Design:
a.Toroid Corporation of Maryland 600VA Transformer
b.“Larry’s Enclosure” by Toolfan66
c.Cardas CCGR Binding Posts
6.“Larry’s Brackets & Rings” by Toolfan66:
a.Brackets for Tweeters
b.Rings for MWs and PRs
7.Black Hole 5 Installed behind Tweeters, MWs, and on Sides in Cabinets
8.Dynamat Xtreme on MW and Passive Radiator Baskets
9.JB Weld on MW Magnets
10.Custom-cut Gaskets for PRs (1/4” Neoprene Material)
First impressions of sonic performance:
Immensely improved clarity, definition and openness of the high frequencies -- e.g., in Rebecca Pidgeon's rendition of "Spanish Harlem" on Chesky's "The Raven" CD.
Greater depth and clarity and power in the bass. Timbre of the instruments came through clearly and accurately -- e.g., bass violin in the Turtle Island String Quartet, "Windham Hill Retrospective."
Overall, the accuracy and richness of the sound reproduction is remarkable even at this early stage of burn in, and I'm sure it will get better and better.
Well done, Trey! Thank you, once again for all your good work, help, and advice.
Thanks also to DarqueKnight, Toolfan66, F1Nut, drumminman, nspindel and everybody else on the Forum who have searched for, found and passed on information about these mods that have made it possible for a neophyte like me to get this done -- one way or another.
Here are some pictures of the process: