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But at 500 rpm I don't think my truck would be very fast off the line. happy0009.gif
 
You could always gear it up. Or run it off the turbo shafts. Or if you outfit it with 40" diameter tires from a real truck, it'll do 60 mph...face20.gif 

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Estelon/Vitus Audio room at the 2013 Munich High End show
 
Estelon X Diamond Loudspeakers
 
Chief among the design elements continues to be the use of the signature E-lon cabinet form. While sharing the visual shape with Estelon XA, the flagship product itself is a result of an extensive technological advancement. Many years have passed since the introduction of Alfred Vassilkov’s signature brand and additionally to the pre-Estelon eras 30 years of experience, much has been learned during this visionary and innovative period.
 
New are the diamond tweeter and a crossover – employing premium quality components in a separate chamber, utilizing state of the art carbon fiber resonant control and isolation technology. Additional changes to the cabinet’s inner layer constrained layer construction have been made, and the new dampening materials have been employed.
 
The “minimal” electrical second order crossovers, the raffinated mix of other elements as drivers and acoustic enclosure, has allowed Estelon to find again, trusted and confirmed qualities, a rediscovering and refinement of proven design principles and technological principals that are the true expression of Estelon’s sonic esthetics.
 
The Estelon X Diamond is a genuine musical instrument in its own right. One that, when carefully integrated into system and room, is capable of delivering a truly exhilarating listening experience.
 
Technology
The 280 mm German made Accuton bass driver uses a special ultra stiff ceramic – sandwich dome. FEA optimized underhung motor design with 55 mm titanium voice coil guarantees very low energy storage and exceptional heat transfer.
 
The mid-bass unit, developed by Accuton, is a sophisticated design with special attention paid to the titanium voice coil former and the surrounding air gap to provide maximum freedom from dynamic compression in conjunction with the use of a special ultra stiff ceramic dome. It is valued for its midrange neutrality, mated to its own acoustic enclosure. All moving elements of the driver are ventilated for “resonance free” response.
 
The 30 mm high frequency driver has ultra hard diamond dome. As the dome breakup frequency is around 45 kHz, no distortions in audible frequency range. A neodymium underhung motor design with vented aluminum voice coil former guarantees low energy storage and excellent heat transfer. The soft fabric surround and ferrofluid with high viscosity center the moving parts with distinctive linearity.
 
Each drive unit is “broken in” by running a signal through them for several hours before selecting matching pairs of drivers for each speaker pair. When drivers in matching pairs, another ‘break in’ with a special signal is conducted. Finally, drivers are fitted into the finished cabinet for individual tuning.
 
The components used were chosen through hundreds of listening tests based on subjective musicality – drivers, Teflon hybrid capacitors, inductors, Kubala-Sosna internal wiring etc.
 
All of the aforementioned is unified by Alfred’s custom crossover, that enables the symbiotic performance of the elements after they are carefully tested – the crossover with Teflon hybrid capacitors and air core inductors is incased in a separate chamber to protect the crossover components from microphonic effect. 

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Completely different animal, but this (and all the other Solar products) is what my father-in-law works on......
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Part of one of the jobs with Exxon/Mobil I ran the cogeneration unit which used a jet engine to turn the generator and the exhaust went through a boiler and put off enough steam to run a turbine generator.  Between the 2 it would generate about 28mw of electricity, enough to cover their use in power for the whole refinery.

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Mark Levinson monoblocks, of course. KR Audio Kronzilla amps with T-1610 tubes. 
Extreme Audio Turbillon turntable. ML CD chain, Grandinote Proemio preamp, North Star Design phono preamp.
 
No mention of a guitar amp? eusa_think.gif
 
I think we need a "DIY Doric column rack" build thread! happy0009.gif 
 
 

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From ST:TOS episode "City on the Edge of Forever". Spock cobbles together a mnemonic memory circuit from parts found in 1930's Earth.

 

Was rummaging through my photo bucket earlier and came across this photo. Last year or the year before there were 7 or 8 of us that went ape shit with this photo giving it different story lines. It was in the last (post your favorite pictures) There were some good ones that made me laugh. happy0009.gif

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Never seen that before. eusa_think.gif LED's in the cart?
 
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That's cool!
 
I don't know anything about vinyl, of course. But isn't it a goal to minimize cartridge and tonearm mass? If so, I would think using plastic fiber optic cable could be lighter weight than LED's and the wire to them. Maybe even shoot the light down the arm with a coupla very lightweight mirrors?
 
Or just add some fluorescent dye to the cartridge housing mold, and spot-illuminate it with some UV? (did they ever make fluorescent vinyl?) 

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My favorite vinyl cleaner ....
 
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This is step 2:  The drying step.
Can you please include the video for step 1:  The washing phase.  The use of proprietary short curly brushes along with a unique cleaning solution that does an amazing job as it cleans both sides at the same time.  
Thanks 

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Never seen that before. eusa_think.gif LED's in the cart?
 
35715d1335552898-technics-panasonic-semi
 
 
soundsmith2.jpg
 
That's cool!
 
I don't know anything about vinyl, of course. But isn't it a goal to minimize cartridge and tonearm mass? If so, I would think using plastic fiber optic cable could be lighter weight than LED's and the wire to them. Maybe even shoot the light down the arm with a coupla very lightweight mirrors?
 
Or just add some fluorescent dye to the cartridge housing mold, and spot-illuminate it with some UV? (did they ever make fluorescent vinyl?) 

 
Get's the imagination going..., the signature "blue"..., Carver blue meters, and leds..., Hmmm, how to "MK II" a standard cartridge..., with blue light.  Reminds me of the first time I tried to make a light saber.  There must be a way while maintaining the weight, balance, and anti-skate characteristics... 

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