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RobertR last won the day on August 3 2018

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    Robert Remington
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  1. While you all are fiddling with appellations, does anybody remember what the definition of an Audiophobe was, in The $ensible Sound? T$S is now defunct, but I suspect that many 'phobes live on...
  2. News reporting has long since become a corporate money maker, at a number of levels. They used to see us as citizens; now we are treated as consumers. Even PBS takes corporate money now, after their public funding was cut off in the 80's. There are a few non-corporate, non-profit news outlets, but you have to seek them out; their coverage is limited, and largely ignored. That's the way the 1% wants it, and they hardly ever fail to get what they want. RR
  3. Hi Bill, I don't have a TFM-15 for parts - I use mine on a bi-amped system in a very small room, and it works great. Recapped it a couple of years ago - easy job, few caps. Anyhow, both my meters are no good - they sat in a humid environment for a few years, and now they stick - one a lot worse than the other. Is that what's going on with yours? You can always switch them (or their wires) to assure that the amp is providing the proper output to each meter. What I'm suggesting is that a replacement meter might not be the final answer, if my experience is typical. At some point I will try to free mine up, and maybe lubricate them with a microdrop of the right oil. if I learn that it's possible I'll try to describe the procedure. RobertR
  4. You can still get new CF speakers, not kits but assembled and tested, from James Sauter, but they wouldn't be $500 - probably twice that. RR
  5. By "Carver speakers" do you mean Amazings, or Carverfest speakers? RR
  6. I always specify no peanuts/popcorn. Even if the amp survives the trip, the tiniest bits of that crap get everywhere; a real mess. And they certainly can't do those meter movements any good.
  7. Ray - Have you tried them about half that far apart, but with SH? Huge! RobertR
  8. Have a CT-17 in my scrap heap, but the button is gone - guess you''re not the first to wear one out. Can always turn it on via the remote control, of course.
  9. What constitutes a personal attack can depend largely on one's personal point of view. This reminds me of several scenes in the Godfather trilogy, where they machine gun or garrotte somebody, and then always say “It's just business. Nothing personal.'' For the guy who gets whacked, however much he deserved it, it's very personal. So, maybe the original post amounts to a personal attack, even if the intent was, as I'm sure, to inform and alert members about a longstanding situation that not everybody here now knows about. But maybe a bit of personal attack was just what was called for in this situation. Nobody made the guy do shoddy work, buy cheap parts, try to profit off the innovation of others, not correct failures... Decorum becomes excessive when it suppresses historical reality. RobertR
  10. Yeah, Trav - the directions I wrote were useless for those plugs, as the writing was done before I ever saw the plugs. The key solution was to use the smaller alternate plug, the one that was included but not already in place. Even that one was a damn tight fit, but once done they worked very well. They proved how well when they managed to conduct enough wattage to melt the drivers in the famous suicide test at Cabin 7... RR
  11. When shown the M-1.0t MkII, Bob was only interested in the details of the mod - what was done, how much power was gained, how reliable it had proved to be, etc. He had nothing negative to say about it, and not the slightest thought of infringement. And Bob is a guy who has suffered a lot of infringement, and sued a few people about it. RR
  12. Interested, if I can scrape up the dough by Fest time. You didn't happen to save the little xlr plugs, did you? RobertR
  13. Looks like a lot of fun, but what the WAF factor?
  14. My favorite way to do fuses is to solder in a 'pigtail' type. Not convenient to change, and they cost more, but no question about contact. And in normal use I don't think I've blown more than a couple of fuses in almost 60 years. Well, except when working on something that's already ailing - then I solder in a little fuseholder and use the everyday fuses, until the danger is past. RR
  15. Dielectric grease is engineered to be non-conductive. Non-equivalent analogy. There is no point to such arguments as this, except to remind people that not everybody agrees with all the hyped snake oil; some of us are from Missouri, and don't want to see such claims accepted as fact until there is some tangible proof, not just anticipation bias-based claims. RR
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