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    Hey wise persons...-Question: -(Resolved)

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    cci1492

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    Re: Hey wise persons...-Question: -(Resolved)

    Post by cci1492 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:20 pm

    Good point, but it was the amp, not a bad cable, dimmer in the house, ground loop..etc. With this amp it would have been enough to just short out the selected input.
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    j beede

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    Re: Hey wise persons...-Question: -(Resolved)

    Post by j beede on Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:31 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:it's amazing to me that the few times that people have hum and think it's the preamp, many times it turns out to be a flakey interconnect.
    They look OK, and sometimes even work OK because you're swapping things around and maybe the bad connection goes good.
    BUT, don't always assume it's the equipment . . . this is the 3rd or 4th time this year I've heard of customers with flakey interconnects causing hum !

    The electrons in my neighborhood are well aware of which end of the interconnect is grounded and which end is floating--or if both ends are grounded like the gray vinyl ones that came in the box with your DVD player. Perhaps the electrons in other villages are less aware.
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    Peter W.

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    Re: Hey wise persons...-Question: -(Resolved)

    Post by Peter W. on Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:31 am

    Perhaps your electrons are the product of illicit and unholy relations between protons and Maxwell's Demons?  If so, I would be afraid. Very Afraid!

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