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Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:32 pm

Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

Watch me 1st before reading on !!!!!!!!!!!!!



You ever have one of those days, where you look back and realize, you should have just stayed in bed....

Well, after about 3 months of having my system sitting on the floor in pieces, I decided to take a few hours and get it all put back together, and have some nice tunes for a change.
After getting the monster 80 pound amps in place, moving out all the old equipemnt I never use, and moning in the Lightstar pre, crossover, and EQ, I started the daunting chore of wiring everything together.
After an hour or so, everything was connected, got the pre running to the EQ, then over to the 2-way crossover, then on to the 2 amps, and to the speakers.
Next I power up the pre... then the EQ, and then the crossover, (so far so good).. Then I switch the amps on...
WHAT THE FUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE GREEN SPARK.....
Some dumbass forgot the connect the speaker wires on the far right speaker... Bi Bi Lightstar. #-o

The speaker wires were touching, and a HUGE green spark welded the leads together on the amp for the ribbons.
The right channel is toasted. Spent an hour or so talking to Rolland, and seems it won't be too bad to fix, guess he will try to talk me throuh it when I get around to taking it apart.

Good news is, I had an extra Lightatar amp sitting there, ready to take its place....
It sounds good...... but I should have just stayed in bed :?
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:37 pm

Re: Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

That tottaly sucks.....!!!!!!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:49 pm

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[quote="Toy Maker.......HUGE GREEN SPARK......[/quote]Even in death, Lightstar went were no other amp can go!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:15 pm

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Yep Toy Maker, I have had several of those days where I not only should not have gotten up, but I probably shouldn't have even rolled over!!! :-({|= :-({|= :-({|=
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:30 pm

Re: Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

Smooth move Ex-Lax. #-o

You must now turn in your audiophile card.
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The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:36 pm

Re: Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

I thought the LS 1.0 would have handled that little 'ol welding job easily....pffffft!

Ya know, that's why I usually connect everything from the speakers BACKWARD to avoid such a costly mistake....the amp is the last connection.

Look anything like this, James?
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:58 pm

Oh, we're gonna have fun with this one.............

Come to think of it, didn't Dreamer do the same thing with his 7t's? Hmmmm, his still worked.

Guess his amps are better than yours, huh? :p














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The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:23 pm

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James,

That sucks big time, hope you can get it repaired.

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:19 pm

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Yeah well, having 4 amps, and the parts to build 4 more, I should be good on parts for a while I guess.
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SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:39 pm

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OUCH!!!
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:21 pm

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So sorry to hear guy. That reaks.
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:33 pm

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Bob Carver built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Bob met all three bullets with sound waves from a subwoofer he built, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:11 pm

Re: Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

Dam!! Thanks for the lesson James! Now I know to connect speakers first!!!! Are you sure it was a green spark? and not Blue? Maybe you should have your eyes checked as well? Hahaha. Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:30 pm

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naaaa it was green.... almost like a damn firework. It was only about 16" away from me. I "thought" it came out of the amp.... later I saw the wires under the edge of the shelf, and realized it came from there. The copper wires were fused together to where I had to cut them apart.
Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it 'cause nobody else will

‎~You think Einstein walked around thinkin' everyone was a bunch of dumb shits?~

SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:04 am

Re: Should have stayed in bed.. "Lightstar Referance Disaster"

Well, copper DOES give off a green flame....sorta like it's oxidation color...
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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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