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post #251 of 331
Possibly buying some Head-Direct RE0's....

it was great value at $199, it was a bargain at $99, now it's downright insane at $79. Almost too good not to pass up....
post #252 of 331
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
ent.

i'll change all speaker cable to monster cable
Don't do this. Really don't. You are much better off getting some low AWG (12, 14 AWG) speaker cable.
post #253 of 331
mmm i thought i'd get my minimax done this holiday. but it seems it may be longer than i thought haha.

the left channel sounds great; found out one of the drummers in Piano Smasher (live) is on a muted hi-hat that I've never heard before...
the right? intermittent static and super quiet output.

The tube bias trimmer on that channel seems bad though, but probably isn't the primary problem. I've got to check the schematic to see if that would cause me to get the oddities on that channel or whether I've killed something somewhere.

yay troubleshooting! (actually not sarcastic, i like doing this stuff)

edit-------------------
I think QB2R is shot
left it on to "settle in" as the tube bias is still fluctuating more than I'd like while isolating problems and found the heatsink on QB8R is dead cold (funny expression isn't it?)
Edited by Firestorm252 - 11/25/09 at 6:24pm
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post #254 of 331
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Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
mmm i thought i'd get my minimax done this holiday. but it seems it may be longer than i thought haha.

the left channel sounds great; found out one of the drummers in Piano Smasher (live) is on a muted hi-hat that I've never heard before...
the right? intermittent static and super quiet output.

The tube bias trimmer on that channel seems bad though, but probably isn't the primary problem. I've got to check the schematic to see if that would cause me to get the oddities on that channel or whether I've killed something somewhere.

yay troubleshooting! (actually not sarcastic, i like doing this stuff)

edit-------------------
I think QB2R is shot
left it on to "settle in" as the tube bias is still fluctuating more than I'd like while isolating problems and found the heatsink on QB8R is dead cold (funny expression isn't it?)
Hopefully you'll get it sorted out so you can enjoy some music over the holidays

Update: I'm currently enjoying the OPA637 very nice rich sound little more punchy than the stock chip but at the same time seems to offer greater clarity. It also seems to have eliminated the quiet right-channel noise I was hearing with the stock OPamp, and auzentech support told me it was an EMI issue<places face in palm>.
Edited by Sparhawk - 11/26/09 at 11:21am
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Hopefully getting my UM3X's remolded into custom IEM's and getting PRO900's
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post #256 of 331
Not so much future but now. I tweaked my Noise Shaping Plugin down from 14% to 7% as I found 14% was warming up / compressing the dynamic range too much at 14% with a premium recording (tested with Patrica Barber's 'Too Much For My Blood' 5:10-5:20)
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edit: statement retracted
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post #258 of 331
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Don't do this. Really don't. You are much better off getting some low AWG (12, 14 AWG) speaker cable.
Or if you want to get your hands a bit dirty, and can get your hands on some Cat5 or Cat6 cable. Braided Cat5 cables sound pretty amazing (for the money). I'd take solid cores over stranded cables any day.
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post #259 of 331
CAT5 sounds muddy
CAT6 helps alot on higher frequency, but cuts off lower freq.
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post #260 of 331
I am currently using industrial wire for mine. You don't need to get brand name wire, and if you think its going to give you a better sound... your wrong. You might notice slight difference from high awg wire, to a lower one. There are so many arguments and research done, but meh. If you wanna pay 4000$ for wire, that's your choice, seems stupid to me, but to his, his own.

I use solid core 10awg for fronts and center, and 8awg for sides.
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