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Post by garcianc » Mon May 21, 2007 12:10 pm

tomstat wrote:...eye candy...
I agree. More pictures!
I was watching an interview with movie director Guillermo del Toro this weekend and heard him use a term that, until now, I wasn't sure when it would apply: Eye Protein...

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Post by bikerdude523 » Mon May 21, 2007 7:13 pm

Bad ass rig Mr. M-500t, I came to the same conclusion on the TFM-45 and M-1.5t, be interesting to hear how the M-500t stacks up with the TFM-45.
That Dayton sub sure looks good. What do you have powering it?

Very cool setup!!!
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 21, 2007 10:19 pm

bikerdude523 wrote:Bad ass rig Mr. M-500t, I came to the same conclusion on the TFM-45 and M-1.5t, be interesting to hear how the M-500t stacks up with the TFM-45.
That Dayton sub sure looks good. What do you have powering it?

Very cool setup!!!
Thanks guys,
I'm using a Velodyne VLF-1012 Sud Amp 150 watts RMS, 415 peaks according to the manual ?, to drive the Dayton 10" MK-III with a 12" down firing passive. Makes my nose hairs tickle.

More Pictures ????????
I felt foolish putting up as many as I did.
Maybe, we'll see. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue May 22, 2007 8:33 pm

Hey Tom,
Pertaining to the other thread about dirty 120v in your house.
I thought you would like to know that Crack Baby is silent between songs. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Post by Bill » Tue May 22, 2007 8:52 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:Hey Tom,
Pertaining to the other thread about dirty 120v in your house.
I thought you would like to know that Crack Baby is silent between songs. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
That's always good to know...I thought the cube crapped this morning, but it is DEAD SILENT....I couldn't be happier. Hey Tom, did you ever pick up a power conditioner? I thought at one point you were looking, I don't remember....
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat May 26, 2007 8:01 am

Well Guys,
So far I am still in love with the M-500t's.
I'm going to hook the TFM-45 back up today and give it another shot.

It seems to me that the M-500t holds it's characteristics the best throughout
the entire audio spectrum no matter what volume I play it at.

More to come.........................................

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Post by treitz3 » Sat May 26, 2007 10:12 am

Reply to Mr M-500t....I figured that. I must be the incredibly lucky guy on the forum to be blessed with dirty A/C.

Reply to Bill.....Yeah, I have two power conditioners. The first is a Monster Power HTS1600 and the second is a unit I really like, the Richard Grey 400pro [which is a power supply and power conditioner].

Reply to the forum [going back to the thread topic].....I must say that since getting my amps back from service, the M-500t has raised itself up a notch or two in my book. Not that I wasn't impressed before the repair....don't get me wrong. It is probably the most musical amp out of the three that I have. The M1.5t just has that raw, brutal, kick you in the ass power that shakes the foundation. So I guess what I am saying is....I'm torn between the two.

A/B comparisons between the 4.0t, M1.5t and the M-500t I will not do for about three weeks [got alot on my plate, still]. When I do the comparisons, I will do them on the Polk RTi10's and the Focal 807v's separately. I could not give a proper evaluation with the way I have crackbaby hooked up. Oh yeah, did I mention that she's finally up and running with no issues [besides the "unwanted noise" from dirty A/C]?

YEAH BABY!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat May 26, 2007 10:29 am

treitz3 wrote:Reply to Mr M-500t....I figured that. I must be the incredibly lucky guy on the forum to be blessed with dirty A/C.

Reply to Bill.....Yeah, I have two power conditioners. The first is a Monster Power HTS1600 and the second is a unit I really like, the Richard Grey 400pro [which is a power supply and power conditioner].

Reply to the forum [going back to the thread topic].....I must say that since getting my amps back from service, the M-500t has raised itself up a notch or two in my book. Not that I wasn't impressed before the repair....don't get me wrong. It is probably the most musical amp out of the three that I have. The M1.5t just has that raw, brutal, kick you in the ass power that shakes the foundation. So I guess what I am saying is....I'm torn between the two.

A/B comparisons between the 4.0t, M1.5t and the M-500t I will not do for about three weeks [got alot on my plate, still]. When I do the comparisons, I will do them on the Polk RTi10's and the Focal 807v's separately. I could not give a proper evaluation with the way I have crackbaby hooked up. Oh yeah, did I mention that she's finally up and running with no issues [besides the "unwanted noise" from dirty A/C]?

YEAH BABY!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Tom,
I thought I had Crack Baby ? Whats this ones name then ? :-s
I think what I'm going to try next is to hook them up to the Tube outputs on my C-16 and see if it tames down the TFM-45 a little bit.
Should be interesting.
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Post by treitz3 » Sat May 26, 2007 10:44 am

Sorry about the confusion, "Crackbaby" is what I call my whole system. Since it is stereo, but not the typical stereo, I thought the name would be appropriate. For those who don't know.......I have a dual amped, dual speakered stereo system with sub and 4 sources. Soon she will be a Tri-amped!

Here she is, "Crackbaby"...... http://www.putfile.com/treitz3/images/84795
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat May 26, 2007 10:49 am

It all seems so logical now ! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Post by treitz3 » Sat May 26, 2007 11:09 am

Aren't we all? \:D/

Now to go see if I have that song in the library.....naw, gonna take a dip in the pool first, it's hot!
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat May 26, 2007 11:15 am

No spawning in the pool you newlywed ! O:) O:) O:)

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 28, 2007 8:34 pm

Well Guys,
I have so many mixed emotions between the M-1.5t, TFM-45 and M-500t I don't know where to start ! They all have there high points and low points.(*,) ](*,) ](*,)

I think I'm going to give them a little more time. I must be honest at this point and tell you all I keep going back to the M-500t. I am really trying hard not to be biased about it but something just keeps me going back to my babies. [-o< [-o< [-o<

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Post by Magnaryder » Mon May 28, 2007 9:40 pm

Mr. 500t wrote

I think what I'm going to try next is to hook them up to the Tube outputs on my C-16 and see if it tames down the TFM-45 a little bit.
Should be interesting.
You won't hear any difference. Although my '92 Carver catalogue says the dual output configuration WAS accomplished it was to have happened in the C-19. Later that was found to be urban legend. Until Lightstar/Sunfire Carver hadn't pulled it off. But as always YMMV.

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon May 28, 2007 9:56 pm

My owners manual states otherwise and I did here the difference.

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