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I don't really have the room or need for the jbl 4311b. Guess I'll be keeping my 950 since its the best sounding receiver I have right now. :-)
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Was wondering if it is bad to use a headphone amp  (Matrix) as a preout to a Marantz 2220 receiver? I thought the bass was a little too much. So I experimented with this chain. And suprisingly it tightened the bass and increased the soundstage. But I still get that Marantz richness and warmth. I use Denon d7000 headphones low impedance. I just don't want to damage my hearing using two amps together.

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Was wondering if it is bad to use a headphone amp  (Matrix) as a preout to a Marantz 2220 receiver? I thought the bass was a little too much. So I experimented with this chain. And suprisingly it tightened the bass and increased the soundstage. But I still get that Marantz richness and warmth. I use Denon d7000 headphones low impedance. I just don't want to damage my hearing using two amps together.

Just be careful. See if the expected input is 2.5v max vs 1.5/1v max. If the headphone amp is putting out too much voltage, you could burn out your power amp.

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Nice!

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About an hour and a half from me:

 

http://rochester.craigslist.org/ele/4381992527.html

 

Trying to resist....

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About an hour and a half from me:

http://rochester.craigslist.org/ele/4381992527.html

Trying to resist....

Wow. What a collection. Wonder what he wants for it. Deal or top dollar? Hour and a half road trip...perfect!
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About an hour and a half from me:

 

http://rochester.craigslist.org/ele/4381992527.html

 

Trying to resist....


Wish I lived in Utica....................or actually, glad I live 3000 miles away!  What a collection!

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If I lived that close I would definitely fire up the Moody Mobile.:D

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If I lived that close, I'd enjoy dinner with my man and hear all the accompanying stories. :normal_smile :

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Its really addictive i just bought a WA2 ,and a couple days later there was this gorgeous Quad 306 , i actually ask the guy for infos but fortunatly for me lol he never replied to my email  i guess it was sold ,intead i went crazy on tubes, man here  we go again !

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At least with your addiction, you've got tremendous support! :normal_smile :

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And encouragement lol:L3000: 

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and enabling.

 

because only we can understand.  :)

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Well - so far I have recapped, replaced the relay, and cleaned the pins on the protection board. Also recapped the filter amp (just 1 cap), control amp, the flat amp, and did some cleaning.  Used film caps where ever I could to improve the sound.  This especially helped with the control amp where all the EQ is done - many caps there.  Immense improvement in sound when using the tone controls now.  Also eliminating all tantalum caps as I go - they tend to sound harsh - and tend to fail.

 

Still to go: stabilizer board, L/R output boards, tuner board, phono board, power supply board.  Going to have to order some parts as my inventory is drying up.

 

Very happy with how it sounds so far:

 

THE way to go ! Specially about those ghastly sounding and unreliable tantalum caps - THE FIRST thing to go chez moi are always tantalums ...

 

If such/similar job is done thoroughly, the amp (receiver in this case) can be considered to go in one's heritage - film caps last more than a lifetime - and get better with age to boot !

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