metro04

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HELP FedEx Mangles Speakers - Refuses Claim
I'm amazed that FedEx settled with you, especially since you were NOT the "shipper". You could have really gotten screwed. As a few others had stated early on, the responsibility of resolving this entire situation, belonged to the ┬ôseller┬ö - which... 
Amp blowing fuses
Thank you Ray (Rawinsonde). It was a pleasure and glad you're back to enjoying them again.For those interested, these amps have hybrid rectification for the high voltage supply which consists of a single 5AR4 tube and two diodes configured as a "b... 
What Does Holographic Sound Like?
Eldartford, you're still around? Good! ...Thought you drug up, along with "Shadorne", quite awhile ago. Oh, yeah... I fully agree with Mapman's recipe!A "well-engineered" recording, played through even the modest of systems, can/will sound amazing... 
Amp Shutting Down, need help
"09-11-12: AtmasphereSwitch mode supply??! I figured this thing had a big toroid..."They appear be two large toroids. If not, they would be the largest SM "inductors" I've ever seen for fairly moderate current demands of this nature, and I believe... 
Amp blowing fuses
Rawinsonde, from reading a few internet forums, schematics are not available from Quicksilver, though reversed-engineered sketches might be circulating.In any case, send your pictures to the email address below. I'll mark them up with instructions... 
Amp blowing fuses
Rawinsonde, do you have access to a digital camera - able to email 1-3 hi-rez pics of the amp's internal layout? If so, take some, view them for clarity, and I'll post a generic email address here to forward them unless you can link them here from... 
Selling dispute. Please comment.
08-27-12: Polk432"WHEN may we have a drink??Ready.....wait for it.....right......NOW! No, wait...NOW! No, NOW!!!!!!~ 
Amp blowing fuses
Besides unplugging the amp, just make sure to bleed off all capacitors, if they are not already drained off with resistors across the +- posts/leads . Use an insulated handle screwdriver, or insulated wire with both ends pre-stripped 1/4", to shor... 
Amp blowing fuses
I agree with Hifigeek1, and a much higher probability than a transformer shorting. To save some money, do you know anyone with basic electronics knowledge that owns a multimeter and soldering iron? They could measure the bridge rectifier, transfor... 
Recent equipment you hated, thought overpriced
08-25-12: Sabai"I use Bybee and Shakti and some other quantum tweaks and they are all very effective.Unless you use these items in your system your opinions are merely opinions. I prefer facts to opinions."Clearly a textbook *opinion* lacking any ... 
Recent equipment you hated, thought overpriced
08-25-12: Buconero117"Elizabeth, the horror, 'glass shelves'?"LOL~ 
Amp Shutting Down, need help
08-15-12: SailcappyI have had it replaced to no avail.I *thought* I'd read someone mentioning the breaker was replaced, but couldn't confirm yesterday when quickly going back through the posts, so I wasn't 100% sure and am entertaining Ralph's (At... 
Recent equipment you hated, thought overpriced
08-24-12: Davvie"I have Bybees..and Shakti stones..and LessLoss Blackbodiesand others...and they all work as advertised. So unless you have actually owned and used these products your comments make no sense."Nor do subjective *unproven/unverified*... 
Amp Shutting Down, need help
08-24-12: Atmasphere"Sailcappy, I am really sold on the idea that the breaker is at fault. Have you been using it as a power switch? Or is the amplifier designed with it being the power switch?"Based on the mag-breaker's rear location, the amp's r... 
Amp Shutting Down, need help
Cappy, I was under the impression that Brick Wall was merely *another* recommendation for your Cary's situation, just like the DC blocker, and to be used solely with the Cary *if* either device resolved its power-up problem. I would continue to us...