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    FS Pass ACA & BMS Compression drivers

    Price reduced, now $750 for BMS drivers and I'll throw in a minidsp board. Also 1 ACA available.
  2. Item:Kappa 15C bass drivers Condition: Good apart from a small nic in one cone. Doesn't affect the sound. Location: Perth. Pick up only Price: $150 Used these in my quarter pie bass horn's, were very good but due to the size I didn't keep the horn. The small nic doesn't seem to affect things but a mark nevertheless, hence the low price. Pick up only as we're moving and I'm running short of time.
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    Chinese litz wire

    So does this mean that when using Litz wire you don't need to configure as a twisted pair? I thought the idea behind a twisted pair was for unwanted signal rejection?
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    Chinese litz wire

    Yes they are individually insulated strands, verified with multi meter. Found that a really hot soldering iron and solder burns the enamel of and they solder up well. So being all insulated strand makes it sort of litz wire, may not be true litz due to the winding pattern but.....
  5. Hi guys I brought some Litz wire from Aliexpress to try but haven't got around to using it yet as I vowed not to make any changes for a while! The cable is 120x.1 individually insulated strands, yes they are all insulated but solderable. Bit hard to scrap the enamel of .1mm strands... Simple polyester insulation on the outside but I'm sure we could do better than that. Anyone tried or thought about making interconnects or speaker cables from this type of wire? Cable link
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    2A3 or 300B?

    Spoke at length with Earl yesterday....... He's going to build a Time Machine pre which will have the 2A3 / 45 tube output for my mid/hf horns and an active pre out to drive my Topaz for the bass section. Me thinks this will be about as good as it gets.....
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    2A3 or 300B?

    Hi guys Thinking of ordering another Weston amp to feed my mid/hf horn and I'm unsure if I should order a 2A3 or a 300B amp. Currently my Topaz powers the mid/hf horns which is over kill as the horns only need a few watts max, a class D amp supplies the bass section. As the bass section has a 95db efficiency so I'll probably use Topaz to power the bass and the new amp for the mid. The horns are sounding absolutely beautiful and I'm not going to change them.... Would be nice to have a full tube and horn setup. So for detail and openness which would be best, 2A3 or 300B? Or anything else?? I'm sure either of these 2 would be more delicate than the Topaz's KT120's, yea? Love to hear you thoughts.
  8. True but if the said company doesn't use a quality repairer then do we trust them overall? Sure there may be contributing factors that we don't know about. Don't to mention names but it started with L, it had their sticker on it. I spent hours compiling a list of all the caps, semi's and other bits that I was going to replace on the element14 site, you know, brand, voltage and lead spacing...... Thought I saved it but no, gone. That's about when I lost interest, that and the horn project!
  9. Item: Musical Fidelity A100 for parts /repair Condition: Read discription Location: Perth Price: $100 ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. I understand that as the seller, I may be liable to repercussions in the event of equipment failure. By advertising and selling this product, as the seller I also agree that I am solely liable, and the publisher of this website takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. I brought this a few years ago as I had one when they were new and loved it. After getting this and listening for a bit I remembered the sweet tone that it can deliver. Thought it would be time for a refurb as these run hot and components age... Opened it up and a saw it had been worked on before, I wasn't impressed at the work done by supposedly top end Sydney audio outlet. Mismatched components, budget components used in the repair. Not what you'd expect from a "top end" supplier. Anyway I started compiling a list of new caps and parts to bring it back to original but then lost interest when the horn project started. Good project for someone keen with a soldering iron. Everything is available, no PCB damage and everything is there. Or just buy it for the PS and case. Gotta go as we're moving and I can't be bothered packing it!
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    Azura Bass Horns

    I did have them running off the Pass ACA for a while, did sound good but not as smooth as the Topaz.... Good thing about the dsp amp is you can dial in some delay to help with alignment.
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    Azura Bass Horns

    The Weston Topaz feeds the mid and tweeter, class d DSP amp looks after the bass section.
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    Azura Bass Horns

    I'm pretty (very) happy with my 340 horn's atop the DTQWT by Troels Grevensen. Good size box and horn loading, what else do you need.
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    The End

    Hi Cam, you should have a listen and give me your verdict...
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    FS: Linkwitz LX521.4 System

    Don't want to turn this post into a forum but I started reading this and thought.... yea just another diy build. Then got to the pictures, can't really say much more than been said, absolutely beautiful. A real credit to you. If they were in Perth I'd deffenitly be around for a listen. If my horns weren't sounding so good I'd buy these unheard. But would really need to hear before buying. Good luck with the wall but you won't need it.