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post #4786 of 6029

I love live "unplugged" music most of all. The gear I buy gets me closer to that experience. Unfortunately live music happens only about one time a year now. 

post #4787 of 6029

Funny thing is , I go to a lot of concerts  (been to Texas, Santana, Lionel Richie this month, Pet Shop Boys & Fat Boy Slim next week.....) & some times the sound set up is not that great & I actually go "Hmm... sounds better on my Headphones" :dt880smile: 

 

But even when your audiophile inner critic is irritated with the sound engineer for not properly tuning the Bass at a concert, nothing beats the communal sharing of passion & love for music with thousands of people at a concert.


Edited by punit - 4/30/14 at 9:38am
post #4788 of 6029
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Well put. Gear preoccupation is almost and unavoidable association for this hobby. 

 

For some, it *is* the hobby... :blink:

 

 

post #4789 of 6029

 Compared to the cost of a few pints down the pub now and take away supper purchasing a few tubes to roll once in a while is very much the lesser of to evils.

post #4790 of 6029
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Funny thing is , I go to a lot of concerts  (been to Texas, Santana, Lionel Richie this month, Pet Shop Boys & Fat Boy Slim next week.....) & some times the sound set up is not that great & I actually go "Hmm... sounds better on my Headphones" :dt880smile: 

 

But even when your audiophile inner critic is irritated with the sound engineer for not properly tuning the Bass at a concert, nothing beats the communal sharing of passion & love for music with thousands of people at a concert.

this is often the case. Live mixing is an art that is largely lost.  But I agree.   hearing the artist deliver live is worth listening to the stoned guy running the board. 

 

I always try to put myself near the board, because that is where the best sound should be.  I love it when You see the sound guy standing in front of the board, "giving a good listen", and he seems to approve of what he hears.  so often there are major problems with the mix, and the guy just stands there nodding like he just created light.  Ugh, the curse that is being a musician and audio enthusiast.


Edited by Keithpgdrb - 4/30/14 at 1:03pm
post #4791 of 6029
http://www.partsconnexion.com/ is having the 20% off sale so I want to get in on it but quite overwhelmed with all the options. Can someone give me the exact caps I should buy?
post #4792 of 6029
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http://www.partsconnexion.com/ is having the 20% off sale so I want to get in on it but quite overwhelmed with all the options. Can someone give me the exact caps I should buy?

You will need 100uf caps rated at a minimum 300V.  I believe 200V go through the cap.  Please feel free for anyone to correct me.  So you need a 300V or above, 100uf cap.  

post #4793 of 6029
200V go *across the cap is surely what you meant :P haha

Side note, I have no clue about the actual voltage. Just thought I would clarify that haha smily_headphones1.gif

I also want to know some mods to do, so any cap upgrades would be nice.
post #4794 of 6029
A 200V rating is fine, but not necessary. We use 160V rated caps in the stock kit and the actual voltage seen is about 75VDC cathode voltage plus the signal voltage, which doesn't go much over 20V max. So 160V rating has plenty of safety margin.
post #4795 of 6029
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post
 

You will need 100uf caps rated at a minimum 300V.  I believe 200V go through the cap.  Please feel free for anyone to correct me.  So you need a 300V or above, 100uf cap.  

How many of them? Brand?

post #4796 of 6029
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Originally Posted by ModestMeowth View Post
 

How many of them? Brand?

 

2 caps. Brand is up to you, but Mundorf M-Caps aren't a bad option without getting into "big bucks" territory.

post #4797 of 6029

Pics of my Crack as promised. Nothing too crazy. Film output caps, film bypass cap on the power supply, shielded mic cable for the RCA input, and a stepped attenuator. Unfortunately at the time I got my caps, the only reasonably priced ones were 400v, and thus, a bit too large. The fit okay but there really isn't room to attach them with zip ties as I intended so they're just hanging freely.

 

 

 

post #4798 of 6029

Looks great!! Love the wood base. Very similar to mine. 

post #4799 of 6029

nice Crack dante !

post #4800 of 6029

Very nice job on the Crack, dante. What value is the film bypass cap on the power supply? Whose stepped attenuator are you using?

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