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    Join Date: Apr 2010

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    'Foo on amps'?
    Weights. You can use rolled roofing Lead - that's Lead the metal, not lead as in i/c!!. Helps dampen vibrations.
    see also; Corks on speaker leads/ Cable lifts, et al......
    Chris.

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    Love those Carver amps. Although if it were me I'd put the weights on top of the speakers where they might stand a chance of having some effect. Fabulous system, lovely room too.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Metal weights can resonate.....who knows the consequences? Sheet lead was advocated in an article I recall on this subject, circa 1987! Or -for box speakers - a concrete slab?

    Love the fact that, after all the big/pricy speakers, a 'basic' speaker like the (OK modded) Genesis sounds 'better'. same applies to 'old' amps as well.
    Genesis rather USA, but we have equivalent ones in UK; ProAc, Leak from 60s/70s....etc..
    Chris.

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    The " weights " look like cable lifters
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 Zu omen

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

  5. #15
    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

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    Thanks everyone. The cable insulators on the amps were there to keep the cats off the amps, nothing more.


    And...

    "Love the fact that, after all the big/pricy speakers, a 'basic' speaker like the (OK modded) Genesis sounds 'better'."

    "OK" modded? What do you mean by that? Those crossover mods are a LOT more than just okay.
    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

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    Also, the room (location in general) and speakers have changed. At least, the speakers have changed just for now... For fun because I have them.

    Sony SS-K90ED tower speakers, which sound amazingly good. Excellent sound stage width, depth and height. Very understated speakers.







    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Join Date: Apr 2010

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    Must be our UK versus US terminology!
    I meant "OK, comma, modded' as in...they were upgraded, not that they were just OK-modded!
    I have several bits of my equipment modded, for example, my Leak 3090s have 'new-improved' X-over bits, mydac is upgraded, etc..

    BUT......you've changed-again!That room must echo a bit? Concrete floor....
    Quote Originally Posted by cube-tube View Post
    Thanks everyone. The cable insulators on the amps were there to keep the cats off the amps, nothing more.


    And...

    "Love the fact that, after all the big/pricy speakers, a 'basic' speaker like the (OK modded) Genesis sounds 'better'."

    "OK" modded? What do you mean by that? Those crossover mods are a LOT more than just okay.
    Chris.

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    Must be our UK versus US terminology!
    I meant "OK, comma, modded' as in...they were upgraded, not that they were just OK-modded!
    I have several bits of my equipment modded, for example, my Leak 3090s have 'new-improved' X-over bits, mydac is upgraded, etc..

    BUT......you've changed-again!That room must echo a bit? Concrete floor....
    That makes sense. Terminology is everything.

    And yes, I have some room treatments to do to this room. It's small at 3.6m x 4m, but it works and sounds pretty good already. After I repaint the walls an trim, then I'll lay down some carpet or a large rug, and possibly some wall treatments.
    Charles
    Carver Gear: 4000t (Bonzoro), TX-11a, M-500t MkII x 2 (DaddyJT & Nahash5150)
    Sources: Oppo BDP-105D, Roku Ultra, Technics SL-1700 MK2 w/ Orotofon 2M Bronze Cartridge
    DSP | Speakers: dbx Driverack Venu360 | Monitor Audio Bronze BX6, JL Audio e110
    Power Conditioning | Cables: Blue Circle Audio, APC | AudioQuest, Wireworld

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    Brings back memories of listening to the latest 7" single in a booth, in NEMS store, Liverpool, 1960s ( run by Brian Epstein of Beatle manager fame!)
    O.K., I'm teasing....it's not THAT small! My own system has been described as 'like having huge headphones' (!!) which I had thought meant the QUALITY!.
    Maybe double-edged, as head-to-speaker distance is only 8 feet/250 cms!

    I'd have your Oppo; would remove two pieces, as long as the dac wasn't a step back from my Havana (modded!). Always liked the idea of a Carver, but I only need a few watts these days-always did- I ran Klipschorns for years.
    Chris.

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    I'm Stephen.

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    Can that DBX function as a multi- input preamp (digital only) ?
    How would you connect an RCA SPDIF output to an AES input ?
    Current kit :
    Music library (FLAC) on IMac or streamed via Qobuz. Fed wirelessly to Raspberry Pi / Allo Digione and into Lyngdorf digital amplification. This handles room correction and drives a pair of Quad 2905 electrostatics.

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