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  1. Hi I have a problem that I am not sure I can fix. I have in-ceiling speakers that are very difficult to get to. When I had them connected initially, the company that installed them used speaker wire where the negative and positive wires look exactly the same as the outer sheath is the same. I recently purchased a new receiver and when I disconnected it I dropped the cables accidentally and now I do not know which is positive and which is negative. The grills on the speakers do not come off so I cannot see which way the cones are moving. I have watched YouTube videos on it but no one explains if / how you can check phase if you cannot see the speaker end of the connections. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  2. I've got 4 of these Accusound DL895 floorstanders, a decent speaker if not a standout one and far better than the model which replaced it (by all accounts at least). They aren't selling so I've decided to turn them into a bit of a project by pulling down and replacing all the internal wiring, and maybe upgrading the capacitors in the crossover, on two of them and leaving the other two standard. There don't appear to be any resistors in the crossovers so that simplifies things a bit. I might just paint the insides of the cabinet with some bitumen too, after reading a few posts in this section and performing a few "knock" tests on the speakers in question I think that might just help. Once I'm done I'll run the original and improved versions side by side and see what I can hear, sounds like a good bit of fun. That wire is thin! In fact decent interconnects (and by that I mean Redgum $25 ICs) have more copper in them than this internal speaker wiring. The inductors seem fairly solid, no plans to touch them. Anyone got any suggestions as to what brand and type caps I should replace these standard ones with? I'm not looking for the best there is, just good quality caps.
  3. Hi all, I am interested in what tonearm wire do you think is used in linear tracking tonearms? It needs to be: - devoid of any springiness or memory effect (so it doesn't pull on the cartridge as it tracks the groove) - not prone to picking up interference (as a fair length of it is out in the fresh air ) - suited to the electrical task. An example: Any thoughts? And where to get it? cheers
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