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    Dropped of the rta12c crossovers off at my techs house today, along with full complement of Clarity ESA. 250V CAPS and neutrek conectors, gold "slip on" conectors, new 14ga copper strand wire, and mills restors. I will be installing huricane nuts ( no spikes type) also gold 5 way binding posts. Have new gaskets for all drivers as well. Drivers already dynomated and tweets upgraded to 194's. Am expecting some serious results! Better be good for the expense LOL. Will follow upName:  Esa caps (1).jpg
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    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    You're NUTS that's all.

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    Yep must be. But is it the "hobby" that makes us NUTS or.......Yea thats it! I feal better already!
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Now that's some eye candy!!!
    You have some serious stuff going on!!
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    Yea. @&#% @%#&#& madisound had a 40% off sale! Sucked me right in! LoL
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    That's a lot of caps to make you go nuts...

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    LOVE IT!!
    Can't wait to hear a review of the results.
    And pics.

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    Picts will follow. It will be a week or so that will give me the time to do the mounting hardware and enlarge the hole for the neutrik conectors. Clean the inside and reseal the joints.
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Yes, you are nuts! But in a good way. My prediction is you'll be very pleased once burn in is accomplished.

    They are very good speakers in their original version, and at a whole other level with upgraded caps, resistors, H-nuts, dynamat.

    May I make one other suggestion as long as you're removing the drivers: get a sheet of Black Hole and put 4" wide strips behind the MW's. It really helps to improve clarity during complex passages, especially at concert level volumes.
    Last edited by drumminman; 06-24-2013 at 07:52 AM.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

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    I have heard of this being done but 4" wide and how long should they be? I visualize verticle strips? Some detail would be of help. Thanks evet though i seldom (if ever) raise the volune up due to room size. Thanks
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundfreak1 View Post
    I have heard of this being done but 4" wide and how long should they be? I visualize verticle strips? Some detail would be of help. Thanks evet though i seldom (if ever) raise the volune up due to room size. Thanks
    It goes on the interior back wall, behind the MW's. Because they're side by side it's placed horizontally spanning the width of the cabinet. I found that it also helps at moderate volumes.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    It goes on the interior back wall, behind the MW's. Because they're side by side it's placed horizontally spanning the width of the cabinet. I found that it also helps at moderate volumes.
    Thanks while the cabs are open might as well do it as well. Will have to check some car audio shops in my area to see if i can buy in small piece to do the job. I can only assume it is expensive in rrg. package sizes.
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Cant wait to hear these when complete, although i know it took nearly 300 hours fot the 5jr+'s to fully set in. In fact even after that i can still notice small changes in the sound. They keep getting better.
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundfreak1 View Post
    Thanks while the cabs are open might as well do it as well. Will have to check some car audio shops in my area to see if i can buy in small piece to do the job. I can only assume it is expensive in rrg. package sizes.
    $70 for a 24" x 27" sheet, enough to do several speakers. I did my 2.3TL's and RTA 12C's with one sheet.

    I bought mine here: http://www.soniccraft.com/products/d...blackhole5.htm
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    $70 for a 24" x 27" sheet, enough to do several speakers. I did my 2.3TL's and RTA 12C's with one sheet.

    I bought mine here: http://www.soniccraft.com/products/d...blackhole5.htm
    Another 70. Bucks oh boy!!! LOL. Thanks for the info though. (got any leftover??? LOL)
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a
    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
    Rane external crossover.
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    ADCOM GDA 700 DAC ( MODDED)
    YAMMY CDC-665
    Marantz 6100 tt w/pickering XV-15/625E cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    I did my SRSs, 1Cs, and a pair of Allison 6s with one sheet of BH5.

    One sheet goes a long way.
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