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brad
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Re: Somebody stop me!
Reply #15 - 09/11/05 at 08:09:18
 
[quote author=Hrappur  link=1126166044/0#13 date=1126398104] I´m just glad its your HDT´s and not mine.......Youre A braver man than I Grin
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Why am a brave? All the things I've tried (so far) are reversible.
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Hrappur
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Re: Somebody stop me!
Reply #16 - 09/11/05 at 16:55:53
 
True. It´s just that I have often thought of a super-tweeter with the HDT´s (that was before I built them, had the drivers in a closet for 2 years) Now you have opened that can of worms in my head again ??? Now I have to know how it sounds Cry

The brave bit is in relation to explaining to the wife the change in esthetics of the living-room......At least I would have to summon up some courage here at my house Wink

Imo following your experiments with interest Grin

take care H.
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brad
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Reply #17 - 09/12/05 at 04:28:47
 
One conclusion I've already come to regarding the addition of the ribbon tweeters, they make bowed string instruments sound way more real/palpable. Maybe it's the added upper harmonics? dunno? But violins and especially Cello's sound way better. Plucked instruments also are crisper, but that I was expecting.  

The clarity I hear on some songs is literally startling at times.  ;D Cheesy Tongue

I've done some other tweaks to my TABOO and CSP that are of course contributing, but the tweeter is undoubtedly a large part of it.
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Corey
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Reply #18 - 09/12/05 at 04:51:10
 
I am sticking to single driver.

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Corey
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Reply #19 - 09/16/05 at 16:33:21
 
Brad,

     Okay now it is time to get serious. This is a serious tweak to the HDT's. True Triode.




Take care,

Corey
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Corey
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Reply #20 - 09/16/05 at 23:03:15
 
With true triode I feel I am getting the lure most DHT snobs rave about from a "real" triode just not the imaging. I must say I have had a taste of high fidelity and it is good.

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Hrappur
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Reply #21 - 09/17/05 at 02:26:46
 
Looks a bit like mono Corey Cheesy
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brad
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Reply #22 - 09/23/05 at 02:02:23
 
Well nobody's stopped me yet, so further I go down the path of Audio Nirvana... or is that Audio Neurosis?  ???  :'(

Having upgraded the coupling capacitors in my TABOO amp and CSP preamp, *and* augmented my HDT's with a super-tweeter and small subs, I just sent my Sony DVP-NS999ES SACD player into Modwright to have an interesting mod done to it.  Various simple mods in addition to completely bypassing the output stage, going direct from the DAC to outputs, and thereby bypassing a number of cheapie components in the signal path.  The high-gain of the CSP preamp allows me to do this.  Steve says he's done this type of thing before with good results.

Stay tuned fellow Dec-heads  :D
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serenechaos
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Reply #23 - 09/23/05 at 12:45:00
 
[quote author=brad  link=1126166044/15#22 date=1127437343] I just sent my Sony DVP-NS999ES SACD player into Modwright to have an interesting mod done to it.  Various simple mods in addition to completely bypassing the output stage, going direct from the DAC to outputs, and thereby bypassing a number of cheapie components in the signal path.  The high-gain of the CSP preamp allows me to do this.  Steve says he's done this type of thing before with good results.

Stay tuned fellow Dec-heads  :D [/quote]

I did the same with a toshiba 4960.  
(A handful of black gates and going direct from the DAC to new outputs).  
Works great (for not being vinyl...)
Robert  :)  
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brad
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Reply #24 - 10/15/05 at 16:14:01
 
For those interested, I settled (for now) on two .47 Auricaps in parallel for the tweeter crossover.  I had them already. Some day I'd like to try just one good cap - maybe a 1uF Mundorf silver/oil.

Btw, I have my 999ES back from Modwright now. Lovely/lush sound. Smoother, more analog-like sound. Less grain with seemingly a bit larger soundstage. Rediscovering my music collection now Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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DirtDawg
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Reply #25 - 10/15/05 at 18:15:22
 
Brad,

I think it's a neurosis Grin
I am also afflicted to the point I have to have my super/ultra tweet. Mine is crossed lower (13-14K) to help my older Fostex FE166.
You will probably agree that the type and quality of the cap makes an enormous difference in what you hear. I am still looking for the best sound from the cap in my setup. You mentioned Mundorf silver/oil (not foil?) and I'm planning to get several different types (and get serious soon) to try. Is that an oil filled cap you're talking about?

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serenechaos
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Reply #26 - 10/15/05 at 20:20:27
 
DirtDawg,
Just curious, what kind of cab are the FE166s in?  
Robert  :)
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DirtDawg
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Reply #27 - 10/15/05 at 21:18:47
 
Robert,

OB, along with 2 - 15" OB helpers and a paper/mylar tweet, it's all working pretty well together. I actually cut away the tweet's mounting flange to decrease CTC and got them about 1/2" closer. I'm not sure how much that helped, but I feel better. Any recommendations for a see-through (hear-through?) XO cap? Cheesy
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Brian
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Reply #28 - 10/19/05 at 03:42:29
 
Mundorf silver foil & paper in oil are said to be very similar to Jensen  copper foil & paper in oil.  
Angela Instruments sells Jensens; I do not know an American source for Mundorfs.  diyparadiso has both Mundorfs & Jensens  
http://www.diyparadiso.com/price/stock-capacitor.htm  
if you don't mind importing from Antwerp.
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Falconer
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Reply #29 - 10/19/05 at 17:01:52
 
Hey Brian, Madisound sells Mundorf
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