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1  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: My Spectral DMA50 Amp on: February 11, 2019, 07:11:10 PM
Victor, on old Magnavox TV's the Yoke (an xformer on the tube) would rattle. It was a common problem and drove people crazy. We fixed most by wedging toothpicks and shit in them. Stuff like hot glue and silicone had no effect.

I spoke with Don and he said it is possible something in the p/s is dying and could be causing them to hum. He doubts this is the case but it could be. He said if you can put pressure on them or squeeze them and the hum stops then it's probably just mechanical. If not he said you may want to have them checked out or just wait and see what happens.
2  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: My Spectral DMA50 Amp on: February 04, 2019, 11:45:52 PM
VRod, yes, the windings and laminates can vibrate inside the case. It does not mean it will fail. Can be a bitch if even possible to eliminate,
3  General Category / Music / DAMN, I can hear it on my stereo!!!! Can you? on: January 28, 2019, 10:39:42 PM
I saw this at a manufacturers site tonight. I was astonished. It's there, plain as day!! Why have  I (we) never heard it? Well, you need to be at a very loud level. This what I read....

"One of the tests we use to gauge our audio quality is if we can hear Lindsey Buckingham's f-bomb, whispered almost inaudibly just before the first note on 'The Chain' on the Rumors album. (Betcha didn't know that's been there since the '70's!) It's normally only audible through a set of good headphones on a good system turned way up loud."

Am I the only one here who did not know this and is your system good enough? I can easily hear it on a copy made 10 years ago. Have not tried vinyl yet...waiting on IC's...all mine died! WTF?
4  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: My Spectral DMA50 Amp on: January 26, 2019, 09:39:19 PM
Vrod, From your post it seems that it must be mechanical hum from inside the unit if the speakers are silent. That may or may not be hard to "fix". If it is coming from the amp itself and not the speakers then pull the top and listen.......
5  General Category / Politics and Religion / Re: Educate Me!!! on: January 16, 2019, 12:31:22 AM
Sonic, please, for God's sake, please, tell me you know Tony was being sarcastic! He was and you are correct in your statements. Smiley
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Great Heil sale ending soon on: December 30, 2018, 04:39:24 PM
John, the big ones! The Great Heil!
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Great Heil sale ending soon on: December 27, 2018, 09:19:37 PM
Tod, there is nothing to check out and politicians have nothing to do with this. It's like worrying if you can shoot a semiautomatic. They are completely legal anywhere in SC, at any range and for hunting in SC. There are no restrictions in SC. No one will even notice unless you want to show it off. They are not "shady" and there is simply nothing to think about or consider in SC. The range officer will think you are "polite".

Unless you are hunting on private land and the owner is some kind of idiot that does not like less noise you are good to go anywhere in the State, in this case (private land) he may say you can't hunt on his property with it, which of course would be absolutely stupid and I'd not be around that kind of idiot in the first place. Every day you wait is just another day gone. I won't shoot a rifle without one. Why would I? I like my hearing and a can and muffs pretty much insure it's not being damaged at all. The muffs are overkill but I like overkill.

The xover will work with any amp except digital. It too is a non issue! Smiley

Order the damn things!
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Great Heil sale ending soon on: December 27, 2018, 07:56:45 PM
Tod, boy are you thinking too hard! Allow them? They will welcome it. Tracers and Tannerite are NOT allowed at any range I know of! A can is the exact opposite of those things. They will THANK you for having it. No issues using one for hunting either. No one is against noise reduction and increased accuracy!

I built all mine using a "form 1". I had some hiccups and baffle strikes but it's all sorted out now. The only advantage was the cost. They are NOT as good as a commercial one but "good enough"

I worked out the xover years ago. It works for any amp except digital amps.

Get a spare pair while they are almost free!
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Great Heil sale ending soon on: December 25, 2018, 11:37:12 PM
Tod, spend the money, wait the time and get a can for the M&P. You'll kick your self in the ass for not doing it sooner. Get a .30 cal. Then you can use it on anything. All of mine are .30 cal and work on all the MSR's (.556 & 300BLK) that I have as well as the .22's. When on the .22's they are Hollywood quiet. Less noise is a good thing!

I sure hope all of you that have The Horns snagged a pair of Heils. They were almost free.

Xover is easy and I'll tell you what you need and where to get it.

10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas on: December 23, 2018, 10:16:15 PM
Merry Christmas to you too Henry (and everyone else)!

Helen Sid and I are very happy for you guys!
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sidney is done with college! on: December 22, 2018, 11:52:54 PM
Thanks guys, it does seem like a short time ago she was fetching us beers at Hornfest for tips. She made a fortune that year. Many of you have actually seen her grow up. She thinks of all the Hornfest people as family BTW.

Merry Christmas everyone!
12  General Category / General Discussion / DO NOT GET YOUR KID ONE OF THESE FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!! on: December 20, 2018, 10:37:08 PM
Get one for yourself and make sure you treat it with at least as much respect as a firearm. Actually, it's much more dangerous because it is sneaky and "that thing will put your eye out". Unlike a BB gun it'll get both at once! INSTANTLY. With just a reflection. The video does not really do it justice. Mine will pop any color balloon  at 10 feet and at that focus will burn black plastic at 4 feet. It is INSANE. And oh so dangerous. It MUST, I repeat MUST be kept away from kids, pets and everyone or thing not wearing safety glasses!      

So, obviously, after knowing they are not lying, I ordered this one............

They serve no purpose, have the ability to change your life forever if you screw up and no one with kids should have one in their house unless locked up. Hiding is not acceptable. A kid could do "show and tell" at school and fire the damn thing up in a classroom and blind every one from just reflections. This is a serious "for adults only" toy only suitable for those that would take responsibility if they screw up.

Highly recommended! You should see the thing at night! Safe w/o safety glasses shining in the sky and it is CRAZY!
ps....I am more careful with this thing than I was with the rattlesnake that bit me, that ought to tell you my level of respect! Star trek is here!

13  General Category / General Discussion / Sidney is done with college! on: December 19, 2018, 08:38:41 PM
Her graduation ceremony is tomorrow. She did it! Yea, we are very proud of her!
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: So I got a note from HR... on: December 19, 2018, 08:36:12 PM
People have gone bat shit crazy and the others are putting up with it.
15  General Category / Technical discussion / The Great Heils are almost free! on: December 10, 2018, 11:55:58 AM
Rico is selling the Great Heiis for 140 bucks each. ESS is not going away and they are not "all that's left".

For anyone owning The Horns, now is the time. I will tell everyone how to build the xover and anyone can do it!
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