4krow

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Any electronic modders here at Audiogon?
Gotta admit, for the amount of effort, there is nothing like building your own set of speakers. I have been through a few of them over the years. All in all, they usually outperform my expectations, but not always.   Recently, I added bass drivers... 
Richard Gray Power Conditioner/UPS Maintenance. Model RGPC 400 Pro
I took a look at the RGPC 400 Pro, and found that they either had a fuse or a circuit breaker, but not both. So, if you have changed the fuse and it did not resolve the problem, it is certain that lightening did it's job. FWIW, this device is not ... 
Any electronic modders here at Audiogon?
Typically, I stick to either tube equipment and some of the integrated circuits for upgrades and mods.   I also use the FR300 de-soldering gun. My only complaint is that there is as much cleaning involved as with using de-solder braid, except that... 
Any electronic modders here at Audiogon?
  And, in spite of what modifications can be made, so many times it ends up being the total synergy of the system that wins. Seemingly, some just shouldn't go together, yet, the outcome is unbeatable. Having said that, I rarely have been stopped a... 
Richard Gray Power Conditioner/UPS Maintenance. Model RGPC 400 Pro
Unless I am thinking of the wrong model, the 400s does not have either a battery pack or breaker. It is simply a large coil in parallel with the AC line. Perhaps the 400 Pro is a different animal. In either case, lightening is often the winner. 
Any electronic modders here at Audiogon?
It was pretty amazing to me to see your post, since I often wonder the same thing. In my case, many projects start with a 'what if' question. And too many times, the changing of one item becomes much bigger than I had planned. I have never been ha... 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
Ask this question again in 5 years to those who have a keeper. I have had a few keepers over the years, and yet find myself with another amp/speaker/CDP/etc in less than 5 years. It's just in my nature to want to hear as many components as possibl... 
The best CD Player for the money
I guess that many of us have been around the block a few times, and there are probably a few units out there that are worth recommending. In my day, the three most memorable units in my system at the time, were the Musical fidelity X-Ray, the Cayi... 
How much does your system retail for?
I have been very fortunate to only have spent $7-8k and enjoy a system that simple and musical. 
Less listings
Not sure just what the truth is, in spite of our theories, but I do see less listings than before. For me, the listing procedure is flawed compared to other sites. This leads me to list elsewhere. 
whole house surge protector?
It is good to see that many of us recognize the terrible potential for tragidty when it comes to power line issues. First of all, we are all on a 'party line' that encompasses noise brought in from a wide area. But just as important is the potenti... 
Personal speaker evolution
Not surprisingly, I had built yet another speaker system. Of course, THIS will be the last one. It is a single driver Decware 'ZOB'. I must say, few systems have impressed me with a real life sound like these, so they are likely to stay.(this is i... 
Balanced vs standard power
I will say that, in a way, I envy your overkill of this power system. Most people seem to think that a plug in surge protector will do the job. The way that you have implemented the devices, i.e. not having them close to the HT/audio systems, is a... 
Balanced vs standard power
Jea48 THANK YOU! GOOD LORD, why don't we just hook a dedicated line from a substation. There is no doubt that this 15KVA is an overkill idea. I used to work with dc current 60-1,200 amps. requiring less than 1/4 voltage drop. For that kind of spec... 
What's the oldest piece of gear in your system?
I'm gonna say that it is the Carver C9 holographic unit that works magic between the x-fm radio and the preamp. Seems it was made in the '70s. Both are at the 'low end' of my system, but are listenable this way.