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engtaz

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Post Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:31 am

Re: CF Amp Mods

Share with me George :D
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Post Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:55 am

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I will Roy,, I'll post comments/outcome when I get done-- still waiting on parts,,basically I', swapping 4 caps in each amp.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:44 am

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Auricaps in!!
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 pm

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Zoot Horn wrote:Auricaps in!!


Looks good George! How's it sound?

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:21 pm

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Dunno Ray,, I'm rebuilding/upgrading the crossovers on my speakers as well-- I'll let ya'll know tomorrow.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:39 pm

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Zoot Horn wrote:Dunno Ray,, I'm rebuilding/upgrading the crossovers on my speakers as well-- I'll let ya'll know tomorrow.


What are you upgrading in the speakers George?

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:53 pm

Re: CF Amp Mods

Ray,, I'm replacing the caps with Clarity ESA's and the cement resistors with Mills wirewound 1%. I think it will be a huge improvement-- will know in about a week(waiting on resistors).Oh yeas,, I'm replacing the internal wiring too.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:00 pm

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Zoot Horn wrote:Ray,, I'm replacing the caps with Clarity ESA's and the cement resistors with Mills wirewound 1%. I think it will be a huge improvement-- will know in about a week(waiting on resistors).Oh yeas,, I'm replacing the internal wiring too.


That sounds like the formula TREX is planning on using so I guess you're talking about the Tylers? The Obbligatos made a HUGE difference in the Fortes.

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:15 pm

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Already did the Tylers last year-- these are the smaller custom jobbies that I brought the last two years--and this year I ain't bringing nothing but tube gear,,different pre,,different amps,,different cables,etc!
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:25 pm

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Zoot Horn wrote:Already did the Tylers last year-- these are the smaller custom jobbies that I brought the last two years--and this year I ain't bringing nothing but tube gear,,different pre,,different amps,,different cables,etc!


I always look forward to listening to your rig.

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:50 pm

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Ray,, I always look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones! Trust me,, September cannot get here soon enough!!
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Post Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:37 pm

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OK just got it back in the mis today--so I'm gonna' let the caps burn in before I comment--but my first impression is--nice--smooth--very liquid-- more to come.
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Post Fri May 03, 2013 7:59 pm

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oh yeah,,, the tone man,, the tone! I'm lovin' the auri's in this amp!
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Post Fri May 03, 2013 10:04 pm

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Zoot Horn wrote:oh yeah,,, the tone man,, the tone! I'm lovin' the auri's in this amp!


Details Bro', details!!! Let's hear all about it.

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Sat May 04, 2013 8:10 pm

Re: CF Amp Mods

Those of you with a thirst for more about the EL84's, you should check out all the info here...

http://www.jumpjet.info/Pioneering-Wireless/eMagazines/VTV/VTV08.pdf

And if that isn't enough for your never ending quest for more info on tubes of other types, the VTV magazine while it lasted, was just full of great articles that went in depth on other specific tube types. Like EL34's, 6V6's, 12AX7's, 6550/KT88's and so on. This page would be an excellent one for the DIY section for sure....

http://www.jumpjet.info/Pioneering-Wireless/eMagazines/VTV/vtv.htm

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