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Old 13th January 2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Threshold Stasis Model 3

Hey - First of - big Pass fan! Cheers

I bought a Threshold Stasis Model 3 on EBay about 2 - 3 years ago.
Love it very very much too - Sounds wonderful & Looks nice too

One thing has me worried - She always seams to show right channel is lower then left (The meter is) What's going on? Should I be concerned?

I can't solder - tried 1,000,000 of times
Not very scientifically inclined either. Give me a Pass Dealership & I could sell them like hot caked thou!

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Old 13th January 2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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She always seams to show right channel is lower then left
Almost certainly a bad solder joint at the front display. I had the excact same problem with a Stasis 2, not so long ago. While you have it disassembled, change all the electrolytics on the pcb's! That would be really worthwhile. Send that amp to me, and it will be going in no time Please do learn to solder, its not that difficult, and the amp will be ready for 20 more years of service

Steen (Big Stasis fan)
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Old 13th January 2007, 07:34 PM   #3
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Hi
I have a stasis 2 that I have been enjoying for a while.

As with Steeno I found that changing all the capacitors made a big difference.

I found changing the power supply capacitors made the biggest difference. I used Kendeil 100v 15,000uf capacitors as replacements. I also increased the capacitance from 22,000uf per line per channel to 60,000uf per line per channel ( That is 240,000uf in total ) I also added a 10 ohm 15 amp surge arrestor to reduce start up surges. I found that the increased capacitance really firmed up the base. That may have been because I am using 3 ohm speakers and the Threshold manual recommends 8 ohm.

I also had an imbalance in the front delay that was a loose solder joint. Either way it did not seem to effect the performance.

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Old 13th January 2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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I found that the increased capacitance really firmed up the base.
It was not the increased amount of capacitance It was because they were new Old powersuply caps give flabby bass indeed New ones sounds great!

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Old 13th January 2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply!

I have an inkling of what your talking about

So.... Is it OK? - Is it safe? Will it blow up OR burn my house down?

Shipping is high on a amp like this (Would hate to drop on a toe!)
My dream would be to ship it to Mr. Pass & Have him autograph it too!

Course my wife would kill me for spending any more $$$ on audio!
I can't blame her.
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Old 13th January 2007, 07:40 PM   #6
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Wow - that sounds sweet!

Wish it was easy too ARGH!
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Old 13th January 2007, 07:59 PM   #7
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Come on man, soldering is not that difficult!"! Get yourself together and repair this old amp. Its really worth it!!
Alternatively, you can send it to me:

Steen
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Old 13th January 2007, 08:05 PM   #8
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Hi Dlj,
ask here if there is a fellow DIYer in your home town.
I'm sure there will be someone willing to give a demo and see you through to success.
We might even get to know your location.
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Old 13th January 2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Default Re: Threshold Stasis Model 3

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Originally posted by DLJunkie
I can't solder - tried 1,000,000 of times
I don't know the Stasis but I can solder.
I don't know your Iron but I know you need a better one if you tried a million times.

Note that I don't want to start a soldering iron discussion, search and you'll find plenty of threads covering the topic.

/Hugo
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Old 13th January 2007, 10:17 PM   #10
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I'm in the North East... Am I close???
I just moved from the South West... I still have some friends... Will that help???
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