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Scarabeo

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Post Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:14 pm

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I gotta due something like this for my Platinum's since I have broken post on them!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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TNRabbit

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Post Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:55 am

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mbskeam wrote:got these off into the mail.....

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Geez, couldn't you at least clean the fingerprints off them?!? :-s :-s :-s


















:D :D :D :D :D
Mike, you are THE MAN~ Thank you so much! =D> =D> =D>
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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TNRabbit

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Post Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:36 pm

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Got my circuit breakers:

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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TNRabbit

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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:20 pm

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Got the stainless panels in the mail today; THANKS AGAIN, MIKE!! =D> =D> :D :D :D

BEAUTIFUL~
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The right one sustained a small scratch during shipping; nothing a little steel wool won't take out~

Now to get everything together! :D :-"
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:35 pm

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We all want to turn away, but we are captivated by the lives of the idle rich !!! ](*,)
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:39 pm

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Gorgeous. Now you'll have to turn your speakers around and rip the felt off the back so you can listen and look at those panels at the same time.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:53 pm

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so the big ?????
do the binding posts fit???? [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:05 pm

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OconeeOrange wrote:We all want to turn away, but we are captivated by the lives of the idle rich !!! ](*,)


If you knew me, you'd know I'm neither idle nor rich~

mbskeam wrote:so the big ?????
do the binding posts fit???? [-o< [-o< [-o<


Loose fit for the circuit breakers, VERY tight fit for the binding posts, but they fit!

I didn't have the circuit breakers when you were cutting the holes; had to go by the spec.

I'll post pics later with everything installed on the panel
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:19 pm

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cool, I was not sure on the tab holes....
better tight than to loose.....
but those can be fun also..... :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:




We all want to turn away, but we are captivated by the lives of the idle rich !!! ](*,)



welcome to the world of the workin poor.....
worth more dead than alive.... :shock:
you must not have an X...... :( :( :( :( :( :(
F'in leaches....
Mbskeam


#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"
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TNRabbit

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Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:37 am

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:03 am

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Are we done yet. :lol: :lol: Looks good Gary.
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Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:57 am

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Looks great Gary! =D> Now all you need to do is put mirrors behind the speakers so they can be admired from the front. :D
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TNRabbit

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Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:59 am

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Thanks, Roy~

Not done yet, not there yet. LOTS of soldering to do still. I think I might install push-on connectors* until I get everything where I want it, then just solder them in place.

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:15 am

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Looking good Gary. =D>
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TNRabbit

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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:37 pm

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Got one speaker done tonight; what a FREAKIN' ordeal! I learned a couple of things, not the least of which is to drill out the mounting holes & install the blind nuts FIRST~ the side nuts required some modification in the form of bending as they sit right at the edge of the 45 degree angle that goes from back to side/back on the AL-IIIs...

Started off looking like this:

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And the end result looks like this (pardon the fingerprints):

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But FIRST, you have to start HERE--original hole:

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Drilled new holes to match the 6/32 stainless steel tapered-head bolts (1 inch)

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Sized & cut some thin foam seal (originally made for lining a truck tool box) to prevent air leaks/farting around the panel:

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Began de-soldering the wiring to the crossover & speakers:

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Went up to 12 gauge monoprice oxygen-free copper wiring from the original, wimpy (& NOT copper!) wiring:

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Heat sinks in place (made a HUGE difference in heat transferred to the wire insulation & binding post plastic parts:

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^^^ I ended up soldering banana plugs to use with the woofer inside the cabinet as it was too difficult to try to solder in there. The monoprice bananas worked out GREAT & fit right into the woofer connectors (3/4 " on center).

I had to drill out the holes in the binding posts to get the 12 gauge wire through them:

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UGLY solder joints w/heat sinks in place:

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A shot of the port tube:

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It works! Couldn't crank it tonight as it was too late, but will do so tomorrow afternoon~

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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