Yeah, omg...that makes it look so much better!!! I just dont know about the wood on top of the tranny though.....but i love the side panels and tube cages, awesome!!! Makes me want one...lol, but id have to maxx the inside also so the sound matches the looks.
Dont wanna rain on your parade, but doesnt seem like a good idea at all. The wood block the dissipation of heat, whether thats a lot or very little. Wearing a large fur pimp jacket in the hot summer won't be very good for the person wearing it either.
Originally Posted by penguindude /img/forum/go_quote.gif Dont wanna rain on your parade, but doesnt seem like a good idea at all. The wood block the dissipation of heat, whether thats a lot or very little. Wearing a large fur pimp jacket in the hot summer won't be very good for the person wearing it either.
As in the original post I don't have the heat problem some have experienced. Niether the resistors or tranny get overly hot...a little warm yes. When I had it apart the large 2watt resistors looked to be a little worn but not bad. I probably should replace those anyway.
Surprising that those resistors are aging so fast-- Could be an underspec in the design plans. My old LD2++ cooked a few resistors too after about 1 year of normal use. These amps sound awesome but tend to heat up a little too much for my tastes...
The 2 watt resistors are pretty hardy and I've never heard of a case where they've failed, the discoloration is probably not normal but acceptable. The voltage regulators in the LDII+ are another story.
The dis-colorization (according to DavidZ) several years ago, is considered normal and shouldn't represent a "pending" failure. Mine were like that after only 3 months of use, but they haven't changed since that time, so I'm not too worried about it. I too might replace them one of these days, just because I can, I guess.
I have not checked them with a meter but they should be fine....as to the folks that were concerned with the higher insulating factor i have not experianced any problems with another 40 hours of use. So you all go for it and make your amp"pretty"