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post #196 of 254
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Very nice photos Eric.

 

How was it?

 

Don't keep us in suspense...........

Stavros, here is my post in Audio Aficianado....

 

http://www.audioaficionado.org/general-speaker-discussion/23317-vandersteen-fans-8.html#post550374

post #197 of 254

Thanks Eric, but I can't access it as I am not a member.

post #198 of 254
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Thanks Eric, but I can't access it as I am not a member.

I keep forgetting that site is a bit restrictive....

 

Bottom line it was a great night! about 70 people attending. Richard spent the whole event talking with people. I got some great one on one with him by arriving early. The Model 7's are the best speaker I have ever heard. It was interesting since I heard the exact same electronics running the 2Ce's I have a couple of weeks earlier. I brought in the LP of Shelby Lynne's Just a Little Lovin'. I have it on DSD64. The LP was from the same master. Playing the LP on the SME 20 with the Lyra Atlas was a revelation. Funny what $30k USD of TT and cartridge will do for a soundstage!

 

I may start saving for an upgrade to the Treo's....Truly, it never stops!  

post #199 of 254

I bet you can still hear the system when you close your eyes.

post #200 of 254
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I bet you can still hear the system when you close your eyes.

Yes!  I have decided that I could live with that system....That $140K system...I could cope if I must! :evil:

post #201 of 254

Can I come when you first turn it on?

post #202 of 254

Eric, the 7s are very nice.  I have heard them in several places and they were outstanding each time.  I could have gone to a similar event last saturday in North Jersey but I passed.  I can't see ever getting a pair of them but I would like to upgrade my 5As to carbons.

post #203 of 254
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Eric, the 7s are very nice.  I have heard them in several places and they were outstanding each time.  I could have gone to a similar event last saturday in North Jersey but I passed.  I can't see ever getting a pair of them but I would like to upgrade my 5As to carbons.

Nice to have that upgrade path. The shipping would be a killer though!

post #204 of 254

My Jersey dealer would come pick them up and bring them back.  Otherwise it is a non-starter.

post #205 of 254

That is a better deal then. Considering the 9K for the upgrade nice to see shipping is handled. They are fantastic speakers.

post #206 of 254

Happy New Year!

 

I start off Cary-less. My amp has died...

 

The right KT88 went Nova. It was something to see. The whole inside was glowing orange!

 

So, I ordered a complete new set of tubes. EH 6SN7's & 6922's, Winged C 5U4G's and the Tube Stores own house brand of KT88:

 

http://www.thetubestore.com/Tubes/KT88-Tube-Types/Preferred-Series-KT88

 

They arrived today. I put in the new tubes and set up everything for a starting BIAS calibration. Once everything had warmed up without any speaker or source connection I connected the Cary bias meter and it read....0....Absolutely nothing. No reading at all. Turn up the bias adjustment and no reaction on the meter from either side.

 

All the tubes were glowing nicely. Everything outwardly looked normal.

 

Shut off the amp and connected the speakers and sources. Turned the volume to 0 and turned the amp on. I set the bias at its previous position.

 

No sound from any source or from the headphone out. Once again I hooked up the bias meter and as before, no reaction to any adjustment. It simply read 0.

 

So, I have a new box I ordered knowing I was going to send it in for some upgrades. Guess I'll get them done when they do the repair work. If I am going to spend $100 for shipping (or more!) and have the unit gone for 3-4 weeks, I might as well do the upgrades then.

 

I am going to add the Kimber wire to the two Aux inputs (already have it on the CD input) Add in the 5 Hexfreds rectifiers. I already have the Jensen caps. I'll add the Greyhill selector and WBT binding posts. Essentially it will now be an F1 without the paint job.

 

So I am a Solid State guy for a few weeks. And, when It does come back I have brand new tubes to put in. I am considering getting a set of matched 6550 Winged C's.....

 

Time to make some lemonade from the lemons!

post #207 of 254
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post
 

^Less free space than normal ;)

 

Hi, I have a technical question, I have a Cary SLI 80 amp with a burned resistor and I can't read the original value. It is the black Dale following one of the big 1200uF caps and the first 20 ohms Dale resistor. Can anybody be so kind and give me the value? Thanks.

post #208 of 254

Why don't you call Cary?  They are extremely helpful.

post #209 of 254

Thanks, but all I need is the resistor value, I hope someone can help me, but I will call them if I have to.

post #210 of 254

If anyone could help me, it would be very appreciated. I emailed Cary a couple of days ago, but I haven't received an answer, yet.

Thanks again.

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