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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1 View Post
    I kind of like the Ayre mono-blocks, I really do not have any big mono or stereo sand amps at the moment, the Wolcott's can drive the SL just fine as they are noted as the amp for SL but always can make room for a big ole man sand amp.

    I used a big man amp by BAT with my Amazings, still kinda regret selling that amp.

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    Why Ayre? The Wolcotts are great amp but when compared to sand, they don't stand a chance. After all, Tubes are Made from Sand!

    I have both the Platinum and Mark IV and tried with several sand amps and they are up for the task. But No Tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasat16 View Post
    Why Ayre?
    I have'nt had the oppurtunity to hear any of their model's but I understand Mr Hansen to be a very skilled designer responsible for some very good sounding products.

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    Basically Ayre is another noted SL amplifier, dare I say some say better than my Wolcott's, but you need the powerful big blocks, which are not cheap, so I wait until Richie Rich who has them now wants something new and unloads them. They can handle the low impedances I need, also, the SL need amps with caps that can quickly recharge and have excellent damping for a very fast speaker, so amps with many smaller caps tend to work well. The Wolcotts work because of the adjustable damping.

    Sorry no pics beyond website stuff and that is not suitable for this thread.

    carry on. as said enough text.

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    Default Modded Pioneer CD/SACD/DVD player

    The stock cheap op amp for the left and right analog stage was removed and replaced by a far superior Burr Brown OPA2604.The 2604 is then buffered by a pair of discrete pure Class A directly coupled op amps. New dedicated voltage regulators were also added and these are fed from an external(the black box) heavily filtered and pre regulated DC power supply.
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    Nice. I need to mod my Denon SACD player sometime down the road. I still haven't even cracked it open yet. The Pre you suggested for my friend should be here shortly. We have the PS built for it already, and we just need to mod the board a little for the clean external PS. I start another thread for that later.
    Again nice work Fred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    The Pre you suggested for my friend should be here shortly.
    Might you mean DAC?
    nice work Fred.
    Thanks Ben

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    Still a work in progress...

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    Neat craftsmanship, Face! What's with the tube like copper rods? Resistors are placed inside them? Or just the copper shielding to reduce noise?

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    Thanks, those are Duelund resistors.
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    Marantz SA-11S1
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    Dan, It's a very beautiful CDP! I always wanted one to try out! I know Ricardo is very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    those are Duelund resistors.
    Are they metal oxides,metal films or something else?

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    It's a graphite rod with silver leads. They're also VERY delicate! There's no coloration like standard Mills resistors. They have the transparency of Mundorf's MOX resistors without any sheen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    It's a graphite rod with silver leads. They're also VERY delicate! There's no coloration like standard Mills resistors. They have the transparency of Mundorf's MOX resistors without any sheen.
    Interesting I have not seen these before.
    btw.nice work on the xover.

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    from the shallow end of the hifi gene pool... a Scott R31S (Asian-made) low end, low power receiver that passed through here from the dump for a while. Decent tuner in it, tho'.
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    What is this "dump" that you speak of? You seem to be pulling some mildly nifty stuff from there. I want in!
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    What is this "dump" that you speak of? You seem to be pulling some mildly nifty stuff from there. I want in!
    No kiddin'! I've often wondered where all of those "oldies but goodies" come from there....

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    It is a proud old New England tradition... the "take it or leave it" pile, also known as the "Yankee swap" pile. Many smaller New England towns (even relatively civilized ones) still have town dumps, although most are now "transfer stations" where one may leave one's garbage and recycle ones... umm... recyclables. We don't have curbside trash pickup.

    Many transfer stations/dumps still have swap piles, too (though more and more do not, to the consternation of those towns' citizens). The New England town dump is also the traditional center for exchanging town information/gossip, and a prime stop on the local campaign trail.

    Yankees, you see, are terrifically parsimonious "make it last, use it up, [something, something] or do without"! The swap pile is like Boxing Day for the almost used up stuff; every Wednesday morning and most of Saturday, in our town's case.

    The dump tradition is one of the better things about living in New England! :-)
    all the best,
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    Default Pair of Threshold SA/12e on eBay With Guts!

    Here is Threshold SA/12e Monoblocs pairs I found on eBay. It is not mine and the picture belongs to the seller / owner.

    I've included the Original eBay Link if you wanted to see it for yourself. I have no affiliation to the seller / owner.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Threshold-Stasis...lenotsupported

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    It is a proud old New England tradition... the "take it or leave it" pile, also known as the "Yankee swap" pile. Many smaller New England towns (even relatively civilized ones) still have town dumps, although most are now "transfer stations" where one may leave one's garbage and recycle ones... umm... recyclables. We don't have curbside trash pickup.

    Many transfer stations/dumps still have swap piles, too (though more and more do not, to the consternation of those towns' citizens). The New England town dump is also the traditional center for exchanging town information/gossip, and a prime stop on the local campaign trail.

    Yankees, you see, are terrifically parsimonious "make it last, use it up, [something, something] or do without"! The swap pile is like Boxing Day for the almost used up stuff; every Wednesday morning and most of Saturday, in our town's case.

    The dump tradition is one of the better things about living in New England! :-)
    In all the time I have been here, " parsimonious " has to be the BIGGEST word that I have seen used. Nice one, Mark!

    And, thanks one more time for passing several of these wonderful finds to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMuell View Post
    In all the time I have been here, " parsimonious " has to be the BIGGEST word that I have seen used. Nice one, Mark!

    And, thanks one more time for passing several of these wonderful finds to me..
    ... now here you'll be giving folks the impression that I am all eleemosynary and stuff...
    all the best,
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    Studying for the National Spelling be are we? Almost no one has over a 50K vocabulary in any case, and most Americans 'far' less than that--probably about 10-15K if they are 'lucky'. And many lucky slobs...hardly more the 5K? We have a wonderful educational system for that!

    And, of course, very very few of them are fluent in a second language, let alone more. But hey, this is not a day to diss ourselves! Reading is where one builds vocabulary...and ipods, media, the internet, youtube, etc. Don't do that.

    Kudos to you mhardy!

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    Bumpity bump...:)

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    Arrow Denon POA-1500 Power Amp

    Cleaning up this old junker, replacing bulbs, and our own Nik is pimping the side panels in you guessed it...shiny black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GV#27 View Post
    The stock cheap op amp for the left and right analog stage was removed and replaced by a far superior Burr Brown OPA2604.The 2604 is then buffered by a pair of discrete pure Class A directly coupled op amps. New dedicated voltage regulators were also added and these are fed from an external(the black box) heavily filtered and pre regulated DC power supply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
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    My new Jungson JA-88D Class A intergated. All 35kgs of it. This is the new 2009 version.
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