Search found 552 matches

by stereo_buff
Thu May 21, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Misc. Discussions
Topic: Looking for Phase Linear 6000 Manual(s)
Replies: 0
Views: 5012

Looking for Phase Linear 6000 Manual(s)

I borrowed a Phase Linear 6000 Series Two (there was no Series One of this product!) and wanted to play with it a bit. No manual accompanied it, unfortunately. Would you believe it? Nearly every other Phase Linear manual is available somewhere on the web for free, but the only ones I have found for ...
by stereo_buff
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: Carver tuners
Replies: 12
Views: 5219

Re: Carver tuners

I have one of those boom boxes now! And it was because of its exceptional sensitivity, along with poor selectivity, and poor adjacent channel and overload rejection, that I was able to, somewhat like KingMan's experience, discover a new, low-power, fringe radio station, subsequently discovering that...
by stereo_buff
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: The Carver C-9
Replies: 22
Views: 7465

Re: The Carver C-9

Speaker placement is critical, with distances between each speaker and the listener matching to within ¼", according to the C-9 Owner's Manual. I suggest consulting this manual for further information regarding speaker placement and setup. As far as the comment that the C-9 'only works in the sweet ...
by stereo_buff
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: Carver tuners
Replies: 12
Views: 5219

Re: Carver tuners

To return to Kingman's (and radioeng's follow-up) comment, home audio tuners are seemingly a pretty lame breed as far as sensitivity, compared to the car radio. Recently, while having several manufacturer/model tuners in my possession, I performed an informal shoot-out, utilizing the same antenna fo...
by stereo_buff
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Misc. Discussions
Topic: XLR or RCA
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: XLR or RCA

It's always been my understanding that unless the circuitry is a true balanced design such as BAT gear there is no benefit from using XLR's. Mine too. Also, there is negligible difference, if any, between balanced XLR connections and single-ended RCA type. The advantage (and reason for the developm...
by stereo_buff
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?
Replies: 86
Views: 15892

Re: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?

A Nixy tube. Used on early calculators/computers. The brand name escapes me now, but we had one back at OSU in the late 60's early 70's... Think it was a Wang... Not bad. It's actually spelled nixie tube, and they were developed by Burroughs for use in cash registers in the '60's, as well as being ...
by stereo_buff
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?
Replies: 86
Views: 15892

Re: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?

Stop and think about this for a minute -- when you attack an expert who gives out free technical advice, and you give him a rash of guff for taking the time to help someone, he gets pissed off, and then the forum stops getting free repair advice. You've just screwed everyone. Was it worth it? Unfor...
by stereo_buff
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?
Replies: 86
Views: 15892

Re: sunfire signature has no earth/ground?

Who cares? TweakyDude audiophiles sure don't, and I doubt they would pay much attention to the safety advice, even when true. The unit power supply, by design, does not utilize a ground and improper grounding will cause common-mode problems. Bob P can ground his unit and anyone else can 'take their ...
by stereo_buff
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Sunfire Home Audio
Topic: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre
Replies: 57
Views: 7660

Re: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre

Snoop65 wrote:What make was the 5751's you tried?
They were NOS 1977 vintage RCA tubes. I tested them prior to use and hand selected ones with the highest gain, yet they still didn't work out for my application (Sunfire phono PCB). Great tubes, however.
by stereo_buff
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Sunfire Home Audio
Topic: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre
Replies: 57
Views: 7660

Re: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre

Interesting enough my Sunfire pre does not have a phono board so I use a Pro-Ject phono preamp and the 5751's really sound great in it. Maybe a difference in the two different phono boards??? I didn't initially realize you were not using the Sunfire phono board. That said, I think you've hit on the...
by stereo_buff
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Sunfire Home Audio
Topic: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre
Replies: 57
Views: 7660

Re: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre

Interesting enough my Sunfire pre does not have a phono board so I use a Pro-Ject phono preamp and the 5751's really sound great in it. Maybe a difference in the two different phono boards??? It might stereo buff's system as a whole. 5751's work well in my Sunfire phono section. Also it's a matter ...
by stereo_buff
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Carver Tubes
Topic: 6 x 12AX7 in my Sunfire Pre
Replies: 31
Views: 9649

Re: 6 x 12AX7 in my Sunfire Pre

Brian, if you can run 5751's in your pre, the late '50's Sylvania triple mica, black plate, D getter are to die for. They have thin yellow print. Do not get the later version with the green print. 5751s have a specified amplification factor of 70, the 12AX7s, 100. According to Bob, the phono PCB in...
by stereo_buff
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Sunfire Home Audio
Topic: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre
Replies: 57
Views: 7660

Re: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre

In my quest for better sound through correct system set-up I did some research on my phono cart and found it needs 400-500pf of loading. Anyone know how to accomplish this? Looking around the net I've noticed the BigDog(big$$$) phono pres have switchable capacitance and resistive loading. I've inst...
by stereo_buff
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Sunfire Home Audio
Topic: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre
Replies: 57
Views: 7660

Re: Cartridge loading the Sunfire Tube Pre

In my quest for better sound through correct system set-up I did some research on my phono cart and found it needs 400-500pf of loading. Anyone know how to accomplish this? Looking around the net I've noticed the BigDog(big$$$) phono pres have switchable capacitance and resistive loading. I've inst...
by stereo_buff
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Misc. Discussions
Topic: New ALS Speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: New ALS Speakers

angelod307 wrote:New ALS speakers are one step closer to production. Wow they sound nice. Bob likes them, now next stage, build a few more sets and do some packaging exercises.
angelod knows of what he speaks - I was there too!

Go to advanced search