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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1150: Balanced Power by George on 2013-06-06 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: It’s mad, mad, mad... electricity. in Audio Discussions  1811 Replies 
[quote user="Paul S"]George, since you have been using the Equi=Tech units for a while now, what do you like about them, and will you compare the sound you get with and without them?  Also, what do you not like about electricity with the Equi=Tech un...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1149: Balanced Power by George on 2013-06-06 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: It’s mad, mad, mad... electricity. in Audio Discussions  1811 Replies 
[quote user="PurePower"]...suggesting that we could think of no technical reason that a PurePower unit would have a problem with +/- 60 volt input.[/quote]So you do not know if it will work or not. I see now why I have not bought a PurePower....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1146: Balanced Power by George on 2013-06-06 
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I have two balanced 240V/120V Equitech 3kVA step down transformers at the head of my system feeding my two breaker boxes. I have emailed PurePower several times over the last year asking if their units can accept 120V balanced power (+60V/-60V). I al...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #990: Linear Power Supply by George on 2011-12-28 
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Two Questions:1) Would it be difficult to replace the switching supply with an external linear supply. You could even get an adjustable one and play with the voltage.2) I have emailed PP three times whether their units can accept 120V balanced power....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #12: Basic A/V by George on 2010-09-30 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Opera Room in Audio Discussions  77 Replies 
I truly have no referenced between the technologies you mentioned and the actual results. A wise man on this forum once said (actually he said it many times), "Do not attempt to replace a component until you have identified a problem with ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Screens by George on 2010-09-29 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Opera Room in Audio Discussions  77 Replies 
The folks who know HT told me that the light force of projector must be matched with gain of my screen and if the ratio is off for a few Lux then my roof will collapse. This really can't be true because you will lose some 50% of the light o...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: The Screen by George on 2010-09-29 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Opera Room in Audio Discussions  77 Replies 
Stewart screens are probably the most highly regarded screens. Their website has a lot of detail including measurements of the "cans" that hold motorized screens. The cans are not all that big so you may be happy with flush mounting to the ceiling. Y...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: A/V System by George on 2010-09-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The Opera Room in Audio Discussions  77 Replies 
If you want to keep it really simple just buy an Oppo BDP-83SE ($800) and use its two-channel audio analog outs to an amp with volume controls. All the setup features you need are in the Oppo including the downmix to 2.0.A new projector will run you ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: My notes on adapters by George on 2007-09-27 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Any good sounding AES/EBU interfaces out there? in Didital Things  53 Replies 
Here are my notes on adapters. I am not an engineer so I do not have further explanations readily available but could probably dig them out.1) It is physically impossible to make an RCA male or female with an impedance of 75 Ohms, so all digital RCA ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: Power Observations by George on 2007-05-30 
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Hello Romy,I am no power expert but here are my observations on your situation.Even though a PS Audio and others create a perfect AC sine wave this does not seem to be the answer, even for low draw front end components. It seems that some type of&nbs...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: This Should do the Trick by George on 2007-05-30 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The inflatable speakers dumping and no only. in Audio Discussions  8 Replies 
Excellent Reviews Too!http://www.amazon.co.uk/thesharperedge-830156000025-Budweiser-Inflatable-Speakers/dp/B00006IUFI...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: Minor Confusion by George on 2007-05-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: About speakers Imbedded Macro-Positioning. in Playback Listening  15 Replies 
I am not quite understanding part of what you say:[quote]"It is very difficult to make a generalization about it but generally this quite “large bloomy space” will be a space equal to, I would say, 1/8-1/12 of the room dimensions."[/quote]Picking a r...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #18: Anal? by George on 2007-03-14 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Another light for the LS tunnel: transformer-attenuators? in Audio Discussions  26 Replies 
[quote user="Romy the Cat"]However, what is wrong with exercising anal retentiveness within the subjects of Absolute Audio if the entire audio as an occupation is a Mecca of anal retentiveness? [/quote] Nothing. Why else would I post here? If I wa...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: More Placette by George on 2007-03-14 
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[quote user="Romy"] I see a problem. Sine you have 8 meters interconnects I presume that it a relatively large room with speakers positioned relatively far. This way your common remote control will drive two Placette passive units located a few meter...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: Transformers by George on 2007-03-14 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Another light for the LS tunnel: transformer-attenuators? in Audio Discussions  26 Replies 
Romy, I have always been meaning to ask you why a step-up transformer for a cartridge can be acceptable but a transformer elsewhere is considered detrimental. Thanks, George...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #12: Placette Active & Passive by George on 2007-03-14 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Another light for the LS tunnel: transformer-attenuators? in Audio Discussions  26 Replies 
I have had a Placette Active for some 5 years now and it was quite a revelation when I put it in my system. According to Guy Hamel one of its most important features is its powerful op-amp output stage with an output impedance of 10 ohms. Since I hav...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #53: Belt Creep by George on 2006-12-17 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A longer turntable belt. in Analog Playback  60 Replies 
Here are some quotes from AA that I found interesting: Rubber transmits vibration poorly, that's why it's used. Unfortunately this also means that it creates speed variation, mostly due to belt creep (NB I do NOT mean belt slip). The motor is ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Recording: My Analog Playback by George on 2006-04-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: My Analog Playback: the fat lady has sung in Analog Playback  9 Replies 
Hello Romy,Have you tried recording and playing vinyl with your computer and the Lavrys? Even though the source is completely different than FM perhaps you might get acceptable results for some recordings?? Any success would be a great plus.List...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Lavry and dCS by George on 2006-02-25 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Myth of CD clocking = True/False in Didital Things  15 Replies 
I remembered reading this buried deep on the Lavry forum:http://www.lavryengineering.com/forum_images/clocks1.pdfI also remember reading either on the dCS site or in the Stereophile review that the Verona clock was a later addition to the s...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #16: Off Center by George on 2006-02-04 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A longer turntable belt. in Analog Playback  60 Replies 
In the traditional setup of a single motor and platter the motor is "pulling" the platter towards itself, setup D. Could this be of any concern? Supposedly one of the reasons Clearaudio uses 3 motors (other than to charge another $10K) is to keep the...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: And only $10 by George on 2006-02-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A longer turntable belt. in Analog Playback  60 Replies 
http://www.turntablebasics.com/beltmodels.htmlhttp://www.elexatelier.com/My dealer had some belts made for me many years ago without too much trouble. The problem, to me, was that the ends were spliced together and one could feel a tiny bump. The bel...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Gaussmeter link. by George on 2006-01-16 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Gaussmeter wanted. in Audio Discussions  3 Replies 
Romy,You probably already know this site but just in case you don't:http://www.lessemf.com/gauss.html...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: Re: Epoxy the azimuth adjustment. by George on 2005-11-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Micro Seiki MAX 282 Questions in Analog Playback  11 Replies 
Tanks for the all the valuable information.Will not be touching the azimuth setting.George...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: More Micro Seiki MAX 282 Questions by George on 2005-11-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Micro Seiki MAX 282 Questions in Analog Playback  11 Replies 
What a lovely picture.Hi Romy,Many thanks for the valuable information. By fingerlift I mean that piece of metal sticking out about 1" (1/8" wide) at the extreme left end of the pipe. It is attached by two screws to the pipe. It looks easily removabl...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Micro Seiki MAX 282 Questions by George on 2005-11-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Micro Seiki MAX 282 Questions in Analog Playback  11 Replies 
Hello Romy,I have been using the Max 282 with a Koetsu Urushi Platinum .2mV the last 6 months with excellent results to my ears. I have a few mundane questions that I could use some help with.I am using the fixed headshell "pipe." Have you found any ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: Romy Sells Out by George on 2005-10-30 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Romy Sells Out in Audio News  0 Replies 
Wilson Audio Buys Rights to Romy's Amps and Speakers Due to a reversal of fortune, Romy ("who would have thought all those air core capacitors would have added up to so much") sold all the schematics, rights, and designs of his Super Melquiades am...
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