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Forum: Speakers   12-19-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi James First, ideally I’d try and...

Hi James

First, ideally I’d try and find a lighter material unless it’s just for protecting the drivers; even the stock grills I’ve found mask delicate frequencies emanating from the...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi Don If you haven’t as of yet decided...

Hi Don

If you haven’t as of yet decided on a glue, seamstress fusible tape should be available at most fabric shops if you have some about, it’s basically a fine mesh like tape which you...
Forum: Speakers   12-13-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi Don Redid the grill cloths on my Contours...

Hi Don

Redid the grill cloths on my Contours a few years ago and the best alternative, actually I prefer it over using glue, is Seamstress Fusible Tape, you use an iron, works like a charm.
Forum: Speakers   12-08-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Isn't upgrading fun.:rolleyes: The HD700s...

Isn't upgrading fun.:rolleyes:

The HD700s are rather controversial, some love em some hate em
http://www.head-fi.org/t/612502/sennheiser-hd-700-impressions-thread

All the same IMHO...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi Rick Definitely the MF amp, for...

Hi Rick

Definitely the MF amp, for music I’m running the HD700s balanced with a Bryston BCD-1 balanced to the BHA-1 and my ears will give out way before I’d be able to over drive the HD700s....
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Unlike Emotiva's previous USP-1 the XSP-1 now...

Unlike Emotiva's previous USP-1 the XSP-1 now offers the option for "full range out", with or without bass management. So if you wish to run your 25s full range but with the sub when listening to...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Glad someone else feels the same way about the...

Glad someone else feels the same way about the HD700s sounding more like Dyns, also had the HD800s but felt they went off on another departure, also I ended up selling all my other phones as I find...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi James The XSP-1 is a...

Hi James

The XSP-1 is a true balanced stereo pre, which incorporates bass management, so all your analogue sources would go into the XSP-1 first….but if you wish to use your...
Forum: Speakers   11-30-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi James I also have a UMC-1, fine for...

Hi James

I also have a UMC-1, fine for movies and watching my Netflix but wouldn’t consider it as a substitute for a stand alone stereo pre for music....especially with the 25s…, the XPA-1Ls...
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Believe me...... I've thought of it and lets not...

Believe me...... I've thought of it and lets not forget the beer and wine to loosen the pocket books. :D
Forum: Speakers   11-25-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Yep, for the last ten years…long story as it was...

Yep, for the last ten years…long story as it was a 180 ° quantum leap from being a digital imaging/computer specialist/consultant, should have maybe opened a bike repair, audio shop or got into home...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Back in the early seventies while doing my degree...

Back in the early seventies while doing my degree in Fine Arts one of my studio majors was print making, intaglio/photo etching, besides the inks….. lacquer solvents and acids where “de rigour”, mind...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Ya, I'll do it my cheese shop when I have some...

Ya, I'll do it my cheese shop when I have some down time, customers will be wondering what's the new special I have in, and I'll just tell em it's la "nitrocellulose" from France, très fort est très...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Thanks Aaron, That’s the answer I’ve...

Thanks Aaron,

That’s the answer I’ve been forever waiting for to my query ……“nitrocellulose lacquer”.. Also when I first got the 1.3MKIIs the original owner dinged a back corner, I...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi Garman I’m fairly handy so I’ll...

Hi Garman

I’m fairly handy so I’ll figure something out, but when removing the speakers I should have applied more swivel and less pop.
Due to the extremes of dry winters and humid summers...
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Live and learn. :o

Live and learn. :o
Forum: Speakers   11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Periodically I like to clean and oil the veneer;...

Periodically I like to clean and oil the veneer; well I was in for a nasty surprise with my Contour 1.3MKIIs.
A few years ago I thought it was a brilliant idea :rolleyes:to use a substitute for...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Noticed there was mention of “Totem” recently...

Noticed there was mention of “Totem” recently and coincidently have a pair of Totem Mites currently on hand that I’m selling for friend.
...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Not an ideal match as I mentioned elsewhere,...

Not an ideal match as I mentioned elsewhere, Esotar vs Esotec tweeter but it’ll have to do for now.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/686371-dynaudio-owner-s-thread-799.html#post28958545...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Or you can do "drag and drop file upload" if you...

Or you can do "drag and drop file upload" if you wish to just add a thumbnail, literally just drag & drop your image from your computer into the box.
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By rob80b
For example Pasted URL in your reply from...

For example

Pasted URL in your reply from your Photobucket will look like this.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o46/rob80b/ScreenShot2014-11-21at100546AM_zps1be933fb.png...
Forum: Speakers   11-21-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Hi amatuerholic Some forums do not allow...

Hi amatuerholic

Some forums do not allow direct uploads, like here,.... so you may want to sign up to one of the on-line image banks, like Photobucket for example then upload your images which...
Forum: Speakers   11-20-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Well in that case ....don't come back at...

Well in that case ....don't come back at all,....... :D

In all seriousness though, welcome back!
Forum: Speakers   11-15-2014, 05:29 AM
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Posted By rob80b
Nicely written James, probably the most...

Nicely written James, probably the most comprehensive synopsis I’ve encountered on this thread, thanks.......... and a sign of things to come (actually looks like they’re already here) but seeing...
Forum: Speakers   11-11-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By rob80b
Long time no see!!! :)

Long time no see!!! :)
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