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1  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: The "T4" lives. on: Today at 09:55:48 AM
Thanks D. I agree no one should actually need it in a well matched system. But it's now here in spite of that!

Me too, Henry!
Ed
2  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / The "T4" lives. on: October 10, 2018, 03:16:53 PM
Well, while the T2 experiment with the xformers was not a complete fail it was not a complete success either. The xformers did supply the gain but the sound was not as transparent as with out them.

That's all over now. The new ones are "Super Permalloy" and a different winding. All I can say is gain is no longer an issue and they are as transparent as w/o them in circuit. Keep in mind they are not just "stuck in front of the selector" Smiley.

Just like everything, else my approach to all this not exactly "what you might think".

The bad is...they add almost $1500 to the cost! They are very expensive but there is more to the cost than just them... a lot more. The T4 has 3 power supplies.

Now, if Max ( Irv) will just tell me where he got the xformers we'll be in business Smiley.

We'll see what Arthur has to say since I built this for him and Max supplied the xformers.  I already know the answer. Now, I just need to figure out how to get Max to "gift" me a set of the xformers! Smiley

There's sure to be more later. For now the use of xformers (like these at least) for getting gain has been better than anything else I have done...by a long shot. No one will send a T4 back.
Ed
***EDIT***  It should go without saying but I'll say it anyway..........every unit I have ever made can be "upgraded" to any level. If one does not need  gain the T4 is not needed! It simply allows The Truth to be used when the source output is low, whether it a phono pre amp or line level source. The object was to have the transparency of the standard circuit but with gain for those that need it due to low source output. I think I succeeded, I'm anxious to hear what Arthur thinks. There will be a review/report......for better or worse, it will be The truth! Smiley
3  General Category / General Discussion / We just buried Esparta.......... on: September 17, 2018, 09:12:33 PM
Y'all know we think of you guys as family so we share the good and bad. We lost a dear member of ours today/tonight. Helen is very upset. Esparta was one of the last Turkish Van cats. Tweetie is our last. She is very old too.

Esparta had gotten a bladder infection and was leaking and so confined to bathroom. I was to pick up a very powerful antibiotic shot for him tomorrow (today now). He had this before. I checked on him in the afternoon and he seemed fine. Neither of us checked on him again until about 11:30 tonight  and he was gone. It's about 12:00 when I started writing this. Helen is very upset she did not go see him when she got home from work. I can do nothing to ease that pain. I wish I'd have checked on him again too. I can't fix that either and no matter, he was going to die. Even though I can work this out it still hurts like HELL to lose our buddy.

Esparta was a Turkish Van and he won many awards in cat shows. He was a bad ass. We are not sure of his exact age but I have a plaque from a cat show in 1995 he won. He probably was a few years old then. He was a very loving cat and we loved him dearly. He loved anyone who would allow him on their lap.

Ed

4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Haters Back Off ! LOL..... on: September 16, 2018, 02:25:42 PM
After further thought..........what do I have to lose by putting the mess on my forum? He made blatant lies about me and they are easily disproved. Plus he's a miserable ass.

So, how about this.....if anyone cares to see some ugliness by a miserable guy directed at me and me teaching him a lesson. Make a post........"yes".

Hell, I'm gonna do it anyway sooner or later but I'd not mind being encouraged. Smiley
Ed
5  General Category / General Discussion / Haters Back Off ! LOL..... on: September 15, 2018, 11:00:08 PM
Man, we watched "Miranda Sings" "Haters Back Off" (NetFlix) wow.....it was the most efficient a brain suck as one could imagine. I LOVED it. Helen HATED it (for the first 6 episodes) but soldiered through.........by the time we got to the last episodes she was on board. I caught her smiling and a laugh or two. The ending was good and worth all the suffering one endures watching her. It's agonizing in many ways but just hang in there, if you watch 1/2 an episode and no more you'll have wasted time and not see the end, which actually is worth the suffering. Helen liked it after it was done.

That brings me to this funny shit and why I wrote the subject! I did not intend on recommending "Haters Back Off" but was going to use the title to describe some funny shit and realized some of you might like to see a real brain suck that ends well.

Ok, so this bozo on another forum for some reason decided to spread  a few lies about me. No big deal, dealt with, easily disproved and it comes with the territory. For the record, I've never been to a DecFest and I never told anyone there (obviously, or anywhere else) that Helen was a lawyer! She's a little pissed at that since we all know she's a neurosurgeon and Rock Star and part time Astronaut! I also found out I contribute nothing to building The Horns and survive off of Dad and Helen being a lawyer! Oh, and I stole the design off the internet. I always assumed EVERYONE knew I used the Buschorn FOLDING METHOD but it was not a direct copy of a design using a 3 inch driver.

So here is the funny part, well at least to me, the other stuff is just lies and stupid but this is great, here is his attempt to denigrate me, I LOVE it!..........I contribute nothing (he said) because I spend my time "smoking, drinking, shooting or running the backwoods/swamps".

LOL! HELL YEA! Smoking? Could be at Hornfest, I smoked a cigar once and puked for 3 hours, not sure if he's insinuating anything but he's never seen me smoke a cigar or anything else, a guess, I guess.....drinking, well, duh, is that "bad"?......shooting? Well, I have a range in my yard and have 3 legal silencers to swap back and forth on my AR's, so HELL YEA.....Running the backwoods/swamps.....what a dumb ass, why does he think I have 2 Gas Gas full on race Enduro bikes?

What kind of idiot thinks that stuff makes a fellow (well, a MAN)  look bad? It's what I do while Dad is chained to the  floor in the shop, my minions are building The Truth and Helen is performing brain surgery while arguing a case in Federal Court. She also runs the backwoods on her race bike. It weighs 230 pounds and makes ~60HP. I lowered it for her. Must be logged in to see image.

So, just thought I'd let y'all all know "I didn't build that" someone else did. And check out Miranda Sings if you want a real diversion from reality and all that is normal. Trust me, if you make it 10 minutes....do both seasons. You'll not hate me for it! Smiley
Ed












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6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: RIP Siegfried Linkwitz on: September 12, 2018, 02:44:24 PM
So very sad. I hope he is resting peacefully now.
Ed
7  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: pure joy ! on: September 10, 2018, 06:48:06 PM
Thanks guys for posting! Welcome aboard Peter and than you for the support!
Ed
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My lazy Glock... on: August 17, 2018, 10:03:04 PM
Henry, LOL. WTF are people thinking? Just because you can do something does not make it a good idea! Smiley You really can legally make a real gun from scratch. I agree, the best thing about all this is the stupidity of the folks trying to stop it. They can not. They should encourage it............that's the best way to end it. Smiley A few dozen YT videos of "fails" should be all it takes to convince sane people that at this time with the tech. available to "normal" people it is just something to waste time and money on. Any gun that will not blow up will contain more than enough metal to be detectable by any low tech metal detector. So why bother? It amuses me too. Smiley
Ed
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My lazy Glock... on: August 17, 2018, 09:23:01 PM
Sonic, I am sad to report I had the same result with my silenced 300 BLK and takedown Ruger .22 (with silencer of course). I must have the laziest guns in the world and you are correct "not all guns are created equal", apparently. The ones the "left" seem to own  wreak all kinds of havoc. It seems that even though I have (LEGAL!) silencers they still did not give the guns any motivation at all to act badly.

Henry, LOL......that whole thing is stupid! On so many levels! Anyone that thinks a plastic 3-d printed gun is a good idea needs to shoot a real gun! You know what I mean! Nobody needs a printer to make a legal gun from scratch...and if it is made of metal it may not blow up on the second shot! Smiley

I do love the fact that the idea has the left so excited about a non-issue! To me it is just a little glimpse into their minds. They have not a clue.

I am so amused at the idea of 3 D printed guns I just can't convey it. It is just soooooo stupid. It's a novelty at best and one that could seriously injure a fellow crazy enough to print and fire any plastic gun unless it has more than enough metal to make it safe and since that is the case I'm pretty sure no printed gun will ever equal a Glock. Which is why I have 2.

Henry, I know you were joking, since you have actually fired a gun and own one. Smiley Think about that 40 cal. going off in a printed gun Smiley. I see a use for them however, all criminals should have them. After they blow their hand off they will have a tougher time being a criminal!
Ed


10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Boozehound on: August 17, 2018, 09:07:00 PM
Hey Steve, I like it a lot but it does not have enough gain for my AT 440MLA and The Truth. The version of The Truth I'm working on now for Arthur should have 12db of gain for situations like this. I have all the parts and am just trying to find the time to finish it. These xformers will double the price and we will only deem it a success if it does not cause a loss of transparency. We will not sacrifice SQ for gain!

Hope this helps and stay tuned!
Ed
11  General Category / General Discussion / My lazy Glock... on: August 05, 2018, 08:52:25 PM
Today, I placed my Glock 9mm pistol on the table right next to my front door. I left its full magazine beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.
While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor next door mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the ”stop” sign at the end of the road.
After several hours, I checked on the gun and it was quietly sitting there, right where I had left it. It had not moved itself outside. It had not killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do that. In fact, it had not even loaded itself.
Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the media, about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong, or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.
The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world.
HOWEVER, if you take out just 5 ’left-wing’ cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, St Louis, and New Orleans — the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the ENTIRE world, for murders.
These 5 cities are controlled by Democrats. They also have the toughest gun control laws in the USA.
It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data, right?
Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat!
12  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: New Review coming, EXPANDED preview here! on: August 04, 2018, 10:09:51 AM
Thanks Mohd, the top is metal......aluminum in fact! Also, if you turn yours over it is blue like the front! I thought it looked better with the black side out.
Welcome aboard.
Ed
13  General Category / General Discussion / Our Bass in the pool! on: July 23, 2018, 12:59:37 AM
Some of you know we turned our pool into a pond 6 years ago. I went to the fish hatchery and bought baby bass and catfish. The experiment went well. The pool became a self sustaining pond. I NEVER fed the fish after the first 6 months. They quit eating the floating fish food. We never saw them or at least rarely. Had no idea how many if more than a couple were in there. I've learned a LOT about bass and fish in general! In the pond they do not ever swim...you will never see them. They swim to eat, otherwise it's just happenstance if you see one at night with a flashlight...they hide in the plants.

At the "party" this year I think it was Eric that was standing near it at dusk and saw one snag something out the air. We have never seen anything like that. And never a fish even close to a foot long. In 6 years I've only seen 2 side by side once. I have thrown all kinds of insects in there. The water is clear and they swim around and drown and float to the bottom. I just gave up feeding them.

The Monday after the party I bought some worms...Holy SHIT...we have BIG fish! It only took them until Friday to take worms from my hand! I had trouble in the video because I spooked them moving the plants. They now come to the side and wait to be fed. The damn things STILL will ONLY eat worms and whatever else they have been living on! Those were big "night crawlers by the way!

They can take a small red worm from my fingers with just a piece of him showing and I can not feel it. The water is clear enough to see it looking at me and for me to see it gently pull it from my fingers. Truly crazy! It's no longer a mystery how a fish can "steal bait"! They still will not eat crickets or grasshoppers but a worm barely hits the water before it is gone. They have been in the pond since they were 2 inches long. Go figure?

Hope y'all find this as amusing as I do.   https://youtu.be/_ieMHS7DMJw

Ed
14  General Category / General Discussion / Happy Independence Day! on: July 04, 2018, 07:58:17 AM
I think we should remember why we celebrate the 4th of July......way too many people don't even know and that makes me sad.
Ed
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I wish I had balls this big........ on: June 21, 2018, 07:00:09 PM
Terry, I was thinking of you the other day. That must be your son because I know you are an old fart (like me) now Smiley

I love cars....the list of ours is insane.....just a couple.....'69 428 Cobra Jet Torino........'93 Stang with all the "right stuff"...BBK throttle body, C&L mass air flow, 24 Lb injectors , SVO headers, Lunati cam (a proper one) and the best part was the transmission. It was from my Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. With that trans my first 3 gears were some where around 3:93 and 4th and 5th were as if the trans were stock with the 2:70 something. It was perfect. Saab 9000 Turbo and the Mitsubishi Starion Turbo were both crazy....this is just the start! We LOVE cars we can't afford but somehow manage to get!

For now we just have a Z3, Mazda Miata (with optional hard top!), Mazda 6 V6, '98 Mustang, kia Spectra and a Ranger Truck and the best of all...no shit.....The 2000 Honda Civic Henry gave us when we really needed it a couple years ago. Henry thought it was an "economy car" ....it is.....one with a 7000 rpm redline that will do over 80 mph in third gear. I ran it to just shy of 120 in 4th gear! If it had Z rated tires I'd love to find out what it tops out at. She was still pulling when I let off. Mac has been in that little car and will attest to the insane speeds it will go in each gear but what is crazy is that it pulls so strong you could (and Henry never did go much past this) shift at 3-4K and go through the gears and not have a clue it had a set of fangs when you run it to the redline. It is geared stupidly tall and yet has an insane ability to pull high gears at low rpm. It is amazing for reasons I can't explain. Oh and it gets >30 mpg

That 'Stang looks killer. Mods?
Ed
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