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Old 13th July 2012, 05:37 PM   #21
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Im traumatized by that video , now you have to pay my visit to the doctor
This one should finish you off then!!!!
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Old 14th July 2012, 12:38 AM   #22
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An it looks like there is some dog hair in the box that can get damp an short pull down the highV...Your lucky if all that POP,et is the cap!
Not true!


I see now it the guts out of the cap....not hair... goodluck
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Old 14th July 2012, 02:40 AM   #23
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Some kid playing hip hop took out one of my Apogee Duette's once.
Luckily I was able to fix it with a piece of wire and some conductive glue!!

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Old 14th July 2012, 05:03 AM   #24
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Default Funky town took my capacitor down

Hello everyone,

I have decided to replace C3 (older MagneKinetic interfaces like mine used a 50V 220mfd electrolytic) with a polyester dielectric cap because it is an established fact that Disco dancing requires polyester attire to minimize clothing-to-body chafing friction. Because of this, I want to make sure my new cap does not explode due to chafing friction between the plates when playing the Village People so it won't "burn out of control" like before.

Hopefully these new caps will be able to Disco till the sun comes up (thanks c2cthomas) unlike the old fuddy duddy non-polyester ones that ascended by fire and smoke to the great Disco in the sky. I plan to break them in with Boogie Nights Heatwave - Boogie nights 1977 - YouTube Hopefully Heatwave won't overheat them.

JAMESBOS, I hear you, but these are Acoustats and the MagneKinetic interface principle requires caps to allow the two transformers to drive a common load. I suppose a complete capacitor-less (at least as far as C1 through C3 goes) rework is always possible, but I don't think I want to go that far. I'd rather start from scratch with a complete new design, that way I can "turn the beat around" the way I like it.

tyu, I hear you too. I replaced the tired 3kv 3,330pfd diaphragm supply caps when I installed my super "macho macho" polyester caps. Now my speakers have the umph to "boogie man".

Anyway, this has all been a lot of fun and it's always good to remember how important humor is. Life is good. Enjoy.....
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Old 14th July 2012, 09:05 AM   #25
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This one should finish you off then!!!!
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that is just plain terrible.... should be forbidden
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Old 14th July 2012, 09:57 AM   #26
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Don't play this through your good speakers - it's that evil Rock 'n' Roll, with the bass drum on the first and t..d beats:
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Old 14th July 2012, 05:29 PM   #27
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I think you're right, Professor Bizzt: if you want TRUE quality disco playback it's gotta be polyester caps. For best results, replace caps with polyester throughout the entire system, including preamp, phono stage, DAC, etc. Then sit back, bask in disco heaven, and enjoy the endless stream of ladies parading into your room.
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Old 14th July 2012, 05:50 PM   #28
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that is just plain terrible.... should be forbidden
Don't tease me!!! Things can get much worse!!!
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thank god you didn't play death metal or something
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