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Props to davidsh and thujone for the idea and the help. Sounding really good for such an inexpensive amp.

 

Thanks, guys.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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I'm at my cousin's house right now and the emotiva very easily powers magnepans 1.6 speakers. Sounds very nice too smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post
 

Props to davidsh and thujone for the idea and the help. Sounding really good for such an inexpensive amp.

 

Thanks, guys.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

me like what you did very much!  :beerchug: 


Edited by koiloco - 12/23/13 at 9:23am
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I'm at my cousin's house right now and the emotiva very easily powers magnepans 1.6 speakers. Sounds very nice too smily_headphones1.gif

it's real 50wpc not the usual 50wpc rating as found on many modern integrated receivers.  I've hawking craigslist for some martin logans but no luck yet.

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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post
 

Props to davidsh and thujone for the idea and the help. Sounding really good for such an inexpensive amp.

 

Thanks, guys.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

AWESOME :D

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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I'm at my cousin's house right now and the emotiva very easily powers magnepans 1.6 speakers. Sounds very nice too smily_headphones1.gif

 

They can power them, but you won't get any bass response out of the combination. I tried the MG12s on the Mini-X and they lacked bass, my power amplifier sounded much better. You need at least around 200W at 4 ohms to make those Maggies starting to sing. The Emotiva XPA1s would be high on my list!

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They can power them, but you won't get any bass response out of the combination. I tried the MG12s on the Mini-X and they lacked bass, my power amplifier sounded much better. You need at least around 200W at 4 ohms to make those Maggies starting to sing. The Emotiva XPA1s would be high on my list!

Theyre not created to produce much bass to begin with...

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Theyre not created to produce much bass to begin with...

 

No, that's fair enough, but they certainly do sound fuller with more power. The Mini-X is a powerful amp, but its not a miracle amp.

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thats looks awesome

Yes it does. 

 

koiloco - what is the large clear acrylic object on the right side of the photo.

 

Thanks, again, for sharing your idea of installing headphone jacks in the a-100 face plate...as well as the links for parts.

 

BMF

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me like you you did very much!  :beerchug:

 

Thanks, koiloco.

 

Once I was certain the a-100 shares a common ground, I decided to install a non-balanced 4-pin XLR jack on the other side. With the volume knob circuit assembly taking up most of the room on the back of the face plate, precise measurements, marking, and drilling is crucial.

 

I used a 2 mm drill to make pilot holes and kept increasing the size of the drill bit up to the largest I had on hand...1/4". This was fine for the TRS jack but not large enough for the mini xlr. The xlr required some extra reaming with the drill bit and filing to make it fit. A 9/16" drill bit would have made the task easier. 

 

I would prefer a standard XLR jack but I'm not sure how to go about cleanly enlarging the hole I made. 

 

Best, 

 

BMF

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I use stepped drill bits from Harborfreight.com to make the big XLR holes. You can drill from the backside of the faceplate since the faceplate is thicker than the bit's steps.

 

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Edited by robrob - 12/23/13 at 7:55am
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I use stepped drill bits from Harborfreight.com to make the big XLR holes. You can drill from the backside of the faceplate since the faceplate is thicker than the bit's steps.

 

image_11970.jpg 

 

Thanks! I didn't know these existed. I'll pick up one on the way home.

 

Also, I appreciate your shared work about resistors.

post #2893 of 3793
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Yes it does. 

 

@ koiloco - what is the large clear acrylic object on the right side of the photo.

 

Thanks, again, for sharing your idea of installing headphone jacks in the a-100 face plate...as well as the links for parts.

 

BMF

That's the computer I built a few years back.  The case is from Danger Den.  It runs a water cool loop optimized for overclocking.  Another hobby of mine that hurts my wallet.  :D

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^

 

"Cool!"  ;-)

 

Do you have snazzy neon lights and strobes, too?

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^

 

"Cool!"  ;-)

 

Do you have snazzy neon lights and strobes, too?


No strobe!  Just 2 blue tubes as ambient light when the whole room is dark. 

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