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Link to MULTIPLE Reviews of Sunfire Equipment

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:52 am

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Re: Link to MULTIPLE Reviews of Sunfire Equipment

Post by lawdog10231 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:59 am

Many thanks for the link!

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Re: Link to MULTIPLE Reviews of Sunfire Equipment

Post by lawdog10231 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:58 am

Has any body done a part swap on the circuit boards of a Sunfire 300x2? I went over the passive crossovers for my amazings when I rewired and biamped them and found it fairly easy to get rid of all the electrolytics and bypass caps with real expensive polyprops and had much smoother sound with better dynamics for about $80 plus the cost of some silver bearing solder.

Has anybody tried doing that with a Sunfire or Carver amp? :-k :-k :shock: #-o

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Re: Link to MULTIPLE Reviews of Sunfire Equipment

Post by lawdog10231 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:10 pm

I'm only talking about a simple parts swap using higher grade capaciters in key places. I left the mylar caps alone in Bob's crossover because figured they probably had the best sonic signature at any price for ribbons like he used in my original amazings.

And make sure you know what you're doing or are entrusting the unit to some one who's not in virgin territory. I once had a "specialist" try to bridge my Sunfires which should have been an easy deal. EXCEPT THEY AREN"T SUPPOSED TO BE BRIDGED--EVER! I had to take them to the factory afeter I was fortunate to move within 12 miles of Bob's place and put out several hundred dollars just bring them back to the market spec for new units. Most everyone here already knows this.

I suspect most here are actually former Carver techs. I learned to be humble about 3 days after coming aboard--but for those of you who are like me and think that just because you could take a Hafler unit apart and put together multiple John Hellig mods--don't try this at home on Bob's stuff. It's not amateur friendly and a lot more complicated than it looks at first blush. 8-[ :-k [-o< :shock: #-o #-o :-$ [-X :-&

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Re: Link to MULTIPLE Reviews of Sunfire Equipment

Post by BillD » Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:59 pm

I've read conversations with Bob and he had his own ideas about which type of parts belong where (as do I). When you're going on the cheap, sometimes people will use electrolytics in speakers, but polyprops are better (a good example of this is the Minimus 7 crossover upgrade). I use polyprop caps for signal processing (blocking caps) in my little projects, but always use electrolytics for power. When I'm using caps to take off ultrasonic RF fizzle (in the pF range), I use ceramics.
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