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BTW the upper bass depression you talk about was specifically addressed by Allison in their designs 35 years ago (I thought frequency response anomalies are not the same thing as distortion, but WTF do I know, apparently not much)
I certainly didn't need another pair of speakers, call me an "audio historian", or whatever else you want to (good or bad). When you grow up with this stuff, like dbcooper and others, there is an attachment, that can't be explained. I almost get teary eyed when I think about the old days.When I was a teen, I decided to build a Dynaco PAT-4 and Stereo 120 amp, spending every night after skool soldering and assembling. I also had enough to spend on a pair of AR-2ax's.When I had finished the Dynacos, the ARs had arrived (by train), I remember the day like it was yesterday. We went to the Willmar train depot and picked them up. When we got them home, I quickly hooked them up. Now remember, the Dynacos were freshly assembled, but not tested. Well, I turned the system on, and a big puff of smoke came out of the amp. Silence fell into the room. I was mortally wounded.So, after I gathered my cool, I decided I must have surely wired something wrong in the amp, the preamp worked, at least with headphones. So off it went to Jensen's stereo shop, in Burnsville. Little did I know that there would be a connection with a certain individual, nor did I know that we would meet again in different circumstances.Well, the amp came back. I hooked it all up again, and still one speaker did not play. I switch the speakers around, and then suddenly I realized that the same speaker on the same channel that got smoked, also got fried. I was once again mortified.So, after a call to AR, the speaker got loaded back into the car, back to Willmar and back on the train. 2 and 1/2 fricken, agonizing months goes buy, and a note comes from the Willmar depot that they had a large package for me.Finally, and end to the shaky beginning.I remember listening to some music that night in my bedroom. I had Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Deja Vu playing. My dad, actually came into the room and sat on my bed next to me and listened to a couple of songs. He said "pretty nice" and left the room. That was the only time that ever happened.There is the AR story.Wayner
I just wonder if 30 years from now, there will be a rabid group here that is restoring gear being produced today.
Mitsuman, I don't know what future generations will do. Perhaps, someday when I'm gone, someone will simply throw my ARs into the dumpster, along with my records and turntables. How do you you go about restoring an Ipod?I don't know about you guys, but audio (and music) is my whole life. Perhaps that means I'm a really shallow person, getting lost on the audiophool highway.I do occasionally remember the reason I have equipment. It's to listen to the music. While humans are busy being crappy to each other, they can some how paint a different picture with music. It's one of the few nice things we can do to (or for) each other, bridging religion, race, or political points of view.Even if we occasionally argue in these silly blogs, we all have a common thread, and that thread is the musica.Wayner
I'll never forget coming home one night soon after, shortly after he bought a pair of Koss Pro4As, to find him marveling (via headphones) at Jimi Hendrix's "Gypsy Eyes", surrounded by a veritable fog of a certain kind of smoke and grinning ear to ear. This would be 1972 and he was 60.
Wayne, what year did your AR story happen?
Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly...........(black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray and white) as I recall....The resistor color code, put to (perhaps poor taste) poetry. I certainly didn't come up with it, this is what they taught us in school....
I still think those aren't L-pads, but then again maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, if you do the math then 20uF at 15 ohms is 795Hz! Basically you'd be high passing the tweeter at 800Hz and you'd still have some music power for at least two octaves below 800Hz.Why not just wire them up properly with a modern 8 ohm L-pad and some high quality film capacitors? 20uf at 8 ohms would be ~1000Hz!
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