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Offline non-prophet

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A good problem to have
« on: May 19, 2011, 06:43:11 AM »
I spent the last three days trying to get the crossover points and gain correct on this temporary system.  I can set the xo points for any one cd, but the goal is to tune the speakers to every cd.  I didnt believe I would need it but I will be adding a equalizer.  I havent had this much fun playing with my stereo in a long time and should only get better with the eq.  Its 6:30am right now and I am tired after spending all night playing.  Sorry its such a bad pic but its still worth seeing.  Enjoy and thank you for looking.  nick

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VMPS ST/R custom
Biamp SX-35 pro crossover
Melos Max-1 DAC
Melos CD drive
Carver AV-405
Phase Linear DRS-900
Audioprism Power Foundation III
Duntech PCL-400 (Black Knight), KEF 105/3, Snell Type b
Aloia PST 11.1, Terra Song ss-1, Luxman c-1000, Melos MA333
Llano Phoenix CA-300, White Audio Labs A100, (2) Luxman M4000
McIntosh MA230

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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 07:48:29 AM »
Dude!  :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 09:10:30 AM »
Looking good, though I wish you guys would stop changing your names.  I did not know it was you till I saw the VMPS!
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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 09:43:34 PM »
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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 01:43:31 AM »
Looks great Nick!

add the equalizer,  your ears are the ultimate judge.  i have one and I loop it in for some types of music, and recordings.

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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 06:08:36 AM »
The crossover is only to find the cut off points, I needed a three way stereo.  Then, have a dedicated external crossover made, hopefully tube, so my rack doesnt look like poop having pro gear in it.  But after hearing it, I do believe an equalizer will be needed.
Duntech PCL-400 (Black Knight), KEF 105/3, Snell Type b
Aloia PST 11.1, Terra Song ss-1, Luxman c-1000, Melos MA333
Llano Phoenix CA-300, White Audio Labs A100, (2) Luxman M4000
McIntosh MA230

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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 03:28:46 PM »
Yeah, understand about the pro stuff, but some of it is very good and fills a void the easy way.
Pro crossovers are OK as they really don't have much to do.

One of the best things when you switch to computer driven music is that equalizers are exceptional.
http://izotope.com/

At some point, all here will have computer driven music because it is better in many ways. (like having the best equalizer money can buy for nearly free)
If you play tunes with an ipod or a cd player - that is a computer, just a poor one.  ;D

Of course you don't have to just have computer driven music.  You can have both.  All my past purchases this year have been on my analog system.  It is incredible and improving --   :-X

So, I am saying that part of the fun is in the tunes, and part (at least for us) is in f**king with the gear. 



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Re: A good problem to have
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 04:25:32 AM »
The crossover is only to find the cut off points, I needed a three way stereo.  Then, have a dedicated external crossover made, hopefully tube, so my rack doesnt look like poop having pro gear in it.  But after hearing it, I do believe an equalizer will be needed.

A dbx DriveRack is 1 rackspace high and provides the following:

Setup Wizard Steps Through Speaker and Amp Selection and Levels
Auto EQ™ Wizard with 28-Band RTA 
dbx 120A Sub-harmonic Synthesizer
Classic dbx Input Compression
Full time RTA function
Front-Panel Output Mutes
Pink Noise Generator (used with Auto EQ and Auto Level Wizards)
Linked Stereo DSP Processing for ease of use
24-Bit ADC/24-Bit DAC, >113 dB Dynamic Range
2-Channel XLR Input and 6-Channel XLR Output
2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6 Crossover Configurations
Dual 28-band Graphic EQ- Linked or Dual Mono
Stereo Multi-band Parametric EQ
Stereo Output Limiters
Output Alignment Delay
Power on/off Mute Circuitry
Front-panel RTA-M XLR input with phantom power
25 User Programs/25 Factory Programs
Full Graphic LCD Display
Front Panel Input and Output Meters


I used to build my own amps.  I used to build my own speakers.  About 35 years ago, the market started to provide better products than I could build.  Best of luck on your quest.

Bill Cain