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Old 6th April 2013, 11:21 AM   #3141
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Those Neutrik 8 way speakons are useful. I use the 4-way ones and 4 pin XLRs. I found the 8 way speakons a bit annoying to use - I don't like having to use allen keys and I have had the odd wire come loose on the cable connectors I have. I believe there are newer models with a solder alternative. Prices have gone up a lot - it's much cheaper to get used 4-pole ones on ebay or whatever.

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Old 6th April 2013, 11:32 AM   #3142
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I use Speakon 4 ways for heaters & Powercon 3 ways white for B+ and Powercon 3 ways blue for power AC mains.
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Old 6th April 2013, 11:43 AM   #3143
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XLRs have enough voltage spec for filaments - they're rated 50v I believe, though were previously rated more. Smaller and cheaper than speakons. With Speakons, one theoretical problem is what they're designed for. The Powercons are mains AC connectors, so anyone unfamiliar with the equipment could plug the mains into the preamp. Speakons are just as bad - some unsuspecting person could connect the B+ from the PSU to a loudspeaker. I'm not thrilled with any of these choices. The XLRs are fine, and I tolerate using the Speakon 4 poles especially since they're rated 300v, but it's not a correct engineering choice.
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You can't plug white Powercon to blue Powercon
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Old 6th April 2013, 01:14 PM   #3145
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You can't plug white Powercon to blue Powercon
Yes, I know, but they're designed for AC power. I'm just thinking of future times when our experiments may fall into other hands. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. The obvious thing is to put clear instructions on the chassis for what the connectors do. We don't do this because we know what is what, but others won't if they just find the stuff in a cupboard one day. I haven't even looked into ways of engraving specifications on plates that can be screwed onto a chassis - anybody into this kind of thing?
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Old 6th April 2013, 02:06 PM   #3146
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Old 26th April 2013, 10:46 AM   #3147
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Due to lack of mid-bass & bass using two 40uF ASC MKP in oil as AC mains filter I changed to BG, I use with ASC & BG L-C-L-C each C with BG is 200uF each L is 10H 100mA, improved but I guees still can be improved more, the question is: I use AZ1 but the after the AZ1 isn't direct to a cap so can I use 200uF as first cap after the choke? or I have to change to C-L-C-L-C and first cap FT3 0,1 or 0,47uF? can be that 26 need more capacitance to filter AC mains?

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Old 26th April 2013, 10:48 AM   #3148
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Old 26th April 2013, 11:04 PM   #3149
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Due to lack of mid-bass & bass using two 40uF ASC MKP in oil as AC mains filter I changed to BG, I use with ASC & BG L-C-L-C each C with BG is 200uF each L is 10H 100mA, improved but I guees still can be improved more, the question is: I use AZ1 but the after the AZ1 isn't direct to a cap so can I use 200uF as first cap after the choke? or I have to change to C-L-C-L-C and first cap FT3 0,1 or 0,47uF? can be that 26 need more capacitance to filter AC mains?

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Hi Filipe, if it can be of any use, I use AZ11, with C-L-C-2xL-2xC, where first C is ASC premium (blue cover) 8uF, first L is lundahl 1638 10H, second C is ASC 40uF then splits in two lines with Hashimoto 30H chokes, into two last ASC 40uF capacitors. These lines then feeds 2 Salas HV2 shunts, one by chanel.

Sound is great and DEAD quite!

Hope I could help, good luck for your building.

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Old 27th April 2013, 09:39 AM   #3150
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Thanks for let me know what are you using, AZ1 specs says 1st cap max 60uF I guess isn't my case because 1st component is a 10H choke.

My 26 is also dead quite can be that I have to look for in other directions like the Legato is only giving 1.5VRMS in place of 2VRMS & 26 only have a gain of 6 dBs but when used the two ASC 40uF I didn't have the sensation of weak of power, the sensation was weak of mid-bass & bass so a sound extremely analytic, clean, fast and direct.
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