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post #91 of 104
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i'm currently around 315-320 hours, and the bass finally returned.
post #92 of 104
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Originally Posted by Pete7
... And don't you drive a Volkswagen?
Yes I drive an AIRCOOLED Beetle! the best car ever made. The rest are just mediocre imitations. The 04 'Vette is for those days I feel devilishly.
post #93 of 104
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo
Yes I drive an AIRCOOLED Beetle! the best car ever made. The rest are just mediocre imitations. The 04 'Vette is for those days I feel devilishly.
Which one has better acoustics? (I'd guess the AIRCOOLED Beetle has to be really noisy.) Have you set up the Beetle with an iPod > Hornet > speaker setup?
post #94 of 104
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Originally Posted by ouchia
i'm currently around 315-320 hours, and the bass finally returned.
mine turned the corner in spades this saturday. why oh why does this always happen when I'm about to sell a can? the MS-1/Hornet combo was slammin'!
post #95 of 104
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Originally Posted by Jahn
mine turned the corner in spades this saturday. why oh why does this always happen when I'm about to sell a can? the MS-1/Hornet combo was slammin'!
Isn't it bizarre / amazing / exciting how much bass slam suddenly opens up?! -- and without interfering with the mids-and-up...
post #96 of 104
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Originally Posted by Romanee
Isn't it bizarre / amazing / exciting how much bass slam suddenly opens up?! -- and without interfering with the mids-and-up...
definitely doesn't interfere with the mids/highs - i switched to the MS-2i and they sang out clear as a bell. I admit it made me sweat a bit, but the Hornet is back in business!
post #97 of 104
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Originally Posted by Jahn
definitely doesn't interfere with the mids/highs - i switched to the MS-2i and they sang out clear as a bell. I admit it made me sweat a bit, but the Hornet is back in business!

Yeah. I went thru the same anxiety mid-"burn in", worrying that the sound had areas of difficulty/deficiency and wondering if the sound would "get right". But I go through that with the "burn in" curve every single time, except with those designs that don't seem to need much play time (if any) to reach their optimal sound.

The portable amps that come to mind that have had relatively lengthy "burn in" periods were the VHP-1 (200+ hours -- about a year-and-a-half ago), Portaphile PV2 (all iterations except the failed Panasonic 2x2200uf rail cap beta test which never improved from hour zero on out) -- the latest pV2^2-LT1210 Maxxed needing 350+ hours, and of course all the Hornet versions, the latest needing the longest (350-400 hrs. in my case), and the AOS Flute (a promising tho' discontinued design) just started to open up @ 120+ hours but a component failed (a jumper may have come loose in transit and shorted something) and sadly we never heard it at its best.
post #98 of 104
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Originally Posted by Romanee
Which one has better acoustics? (I'd guess the AIRCOOLED Beetle has to be really noisy.) Have you set up the Beetle with an iPod > Hornet > speaker setup?
Heck no!, I rather listen to the "sewing machine" I have for an engine.

post #99 of 104
I always likened my '66 black bug to a sideways lawn mower engine, especially going up hills, or trying to defrost the windows in low gears.
post #100 of 104
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Originally Posted by dw6928
I always likened my '66 black bug to a sideways lawn mower engine, especially going up hills, or trying to defrost the windows in low gears.
The 66 is one of my favorite years, the others are '52, and 55. Split window with the crotch cooler and the oval with a three fold canvas top respectively.

The 66 had a 1300 cc engine with a wooping 44 hp (about 35 DIN) and it was the last year of the non vertical headlights. Here is picture of one currently for sale at www.oldbug.com, it has only 6,500 original miles and they are asking $20,500. If I had a place to store it I would sell my Vette and get this 66 beauty.



And here is a 55 oval window with a three fold ragtrop:



And finally here are two pics of a 52 split window with the crotch coolers:



post #101 of 104
what beauties! I loved my '66. Shiny black with red seats. First car I ever bought. 1300 cc on a good day
post #102 of 104
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Originally Posted by upstateguy
I'm still open to an evaluation session before sending my original model back for the M mod. Let me know if this is a possibility.

USG
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Originally Posted by Romanee
Me too, but my schedule is a mess for a couple of weeks due to attending NY Film Festival events nights and weekends with my wife.
We're going to have a very interesting test..... My fully "conditioned" original amp, Jahn's panasonic version and your fully "conditioned" M model.... but that's not going to be the most interesting comparison...

Since I have the original stock model, Ray will be replacing the cap with the newer panasonic cap, so what I will get back will be a completely "unconditioned" M model to compare with Romanee's.......

With a number of us listening, maybe we will be able to make a definitive statement on the "burn in" phenomena?

Waddaya think?

USG

**This, from the "HR Bithead vs. RS Hornet" thread........ but since it addresses Hornet "burn in" in a very direct way, I'm reposting it here.
post #103 of 104
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Originally Posted by upstateguy
We're going to have a very interesting test..... My fully "conditioned" original amp, Jahn's panasonic version and your fully "conditioned" M model.... but that's not going to be the most interesting comparison...

Since I have the original stock model, Ray will be replacing the cap with the newer panasonic cap, so what I will get back will be a completely "unconditioned" M model to compare with Romanee's.......

With a number of us listening, maybe we will be able to make a definitive statement on the "burn in" phenomena?

Waddaya think?

USG

**This, from the "HR Bithead vs. RS Hornet" thread........ but since it addresses Hornet "burn in" in a very direct way, I'm reposting it here.
It may not happen, but it would certainly be interesting if we could include someone who firmly believes that we are all being influenced by suggestion and placebo effect, and that it is impossible for any such changes to occur. Anyone know someone in our area who fits the bill and is at least an objective skeptic? (I thought I was an objective skeptic, but I'm one of the parties being questioned so I don't count.)
post #104 of 104
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Originally Posted by Romanee
It may not happen, but it would certainly be interesting if we could include someone who firmly believes that we are all being influenced by suggestion and placebo effect, and that it is impossible for any such changes to occur. Anyone know someone in our area who fits the bill and is at least an objective skeptic? (I thought I was an objective skeptic, but I'm one of the parties being questioned so I don't count.)
Ok, if I say I do not believe and it is a placebo effect would you buy me a ticket. I will try to be impartial.
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