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Originally Posted by Pidoma View Post

Well I think I have found my problem on why my woofer of my M-Audio BXa8 Deluxe keep crackling.


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There is a small hole on the R59. The black stuff is just the glue they use to keep the power cord in place.

Has anyone replaced one of these?

yup 2000 ohms looks like. Did you check the caps? Are they bulging or anything?
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yup 2000 ohms looks like. Did you check the caps? Are they bulging or anything?

Nice, reminds of this. Never overlook anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
    
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post #3243 of 3865
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Nice, reminds of this. Never overlook anything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

That's one advantage of having worked with old computers for quite a long time. After a while you spot it quickly. They sometimes pop at the bottom, so seeing it can be tricky.
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Kinda off topic, but if any of you have trouble remembering the resistor codes click this link and you'll never forget it. It's kinda dumb, but I guarantee you'll remember at least the important ones biggrin.gif.
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post #3245 of 3865
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yup 2000 ohms looks like. Did you check the caps? Are they bulging or anything?

none of the caps look bad. I will take a picture so you can see because I might be a little blind doh.gif

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Bad caps are real easy to spot.

But anyway, on another note has anyone bought the new HUD-MX2 from Audinst?
I was looking at buying the MX1 but now I noticed the MX2 and it sure has features I'd like.
The volume control knob seems to be improved and the DAC seems better, at least on paper.
Optical input is great also, can have audio from my computer and with a flip of a switch can have audio from my TV for example.

Sent from my GNote
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post #3247 of 3865
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Originally Posted by lagittaja View Post

Bad caps are real easy to spot.

But anyway, on another note has anyone bought the new HUD-MX2 from Audinst?
I was looking at buying the MX1 but now I noticed the MX2 and it sure has features I'd like.
The volume control knob seems to be improved and the DAC seems better, at least on paper.
Optical input is great also, can have audio from my computer and with a flip of a switch can have audio from my TV for example.

Sent from my GNote
I have it, driving Ultrasone DJ1/HFI-580s. Will be using it as a DAC w/ T-amp once I get a pair of passives in.
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How have you liked it so far?
Good sound quality?
Any issues with the USB connection?

I'll be moving sometime this year and I'll probably buy a new TV first and then some stereo amp (been looking at Denon DRA-F109) and the MX2.

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post #3249 of 3865
Definitely helps with most of the music (increased bass punch, wider soundstage, better treble response).

Sound quality is solid, but I haven't compared to higher end amps/DACs. It will be apples and oranges anyway, since there are very few higher priced DAC+Amp combos out there. CA's DACMagicPlus is one of the very few out there, and there are none available locally for testing.

USB wire has come out only once in the past 5 months.
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I bought another Adcom GFA-555 amp. The psu caps are hard to miss. This what it looked liked when I opened it up.



I paid $215 including shipping for that on ebay. I can't clean it or replace parts, everything is within specs. headscratch.gif
    
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