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    WireNut

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    How do you like me now?

    Post by WireNut on Thu May 31, 2018 10:17 am

    I got everything running correctly and decided to finish my mods. I took out the Cornell bypass and put in copper foil ones, I made a rosewood face and installed the bias meters. I also moved the RCA connectors to the back. Now it looks great and sounds even better!
    Here is what it looks like:
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    Kentley

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    Post by Kentley on Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 am

    Very classy, dude!
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    Post by Kramer on Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am

    Very nice, cool idea with the matching capacitors.
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    deepee99

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    Post by deepee99 on Thu May 31, 2018 12:51 pm

    SAWEEET!
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    LeGrace

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    Post by LeGrace on Thu May 31, 2018 2:36 pm

    Nice, esp the meters and rosewood. What is purpose of those rings around your tubes?
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    Post by deepee99 on Thu May 31, 2018 2:43 pm

    LeGrace wrote:Nice, esp the meters and rosewood. What is purpose of those rings around your tubes?
    Ostensibly vibration dampers. Wanna start a food fight? Ask if they do any good or not. I've used them and not used them. They might be of aid to a microphonic tube. But I couldn't hear a difference on normally functioning tubes.
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    WireNut

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    Post by WireNut on Thu May 31, 2018 3:31 pm

    Yes, as Deepee said, they are tube dampers. They help with microphonic tubes. I have had them work on an expensive 9 pin that was microphonic before, now I use them for cheap insurance.
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    Tube Nube

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    Post by Tube Nube on Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm

    That’s an award winning performance, Sally. Of course we like you. We really really like you.
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    sKiZo

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    Post by sKiZo on Thu May 31, 2018 10:25 pm

    Purty!

    Did you check your bias readings at the standard test points? There can be a substantial difference depending on how and where the meters are wired into the circuit.
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    mark four

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    Post by mark four on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 am

    very nicely done . looking good! cheers
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    WireNut

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    Post by WireNut on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:51 am

    Yes, the meters are hooked up to pins # 8 and are spot on. I installed a switch on the back so I can read front or back tubes- the middle setting on the switch shows 0.00 if I put it there. It is kind of an eye opener that the bias numbers move around a little as the unit plays- I guess I never thought of it- but it makes sense as the load changes & the unit warms up etc.
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    Peter W.

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    Post by Peter W. on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:57 am

    Impressive!

    Being in an environment where "Cage-Free" is not an option, your visuals are excellent!
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    WireNut

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    Post by WireNut on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:59 am

    I will post a photo of it later with the cage on- it is pretty cool
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    Peter W.

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    Post by Peter W. on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:13 am

    WireNut wrote:I will post a photo of it later with the cage on- it is pretty cool

    Thank you. You see Murphy as my avatar - a very-nearly 20 pound Maine Coon (missed it by an ounce). Then there is Seamus, an 18 pound Maine Coon mix. Together with grand-kids and two active dogs - hence the lack of Cage-Free options.
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    WireNut

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    Post by WireNut on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:10 pm

    Peter,
    Here is my free advice for a groovy look with a cage... I call it the "uncaged- cage look". BTW, I have three dogs; two are puppies.

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    Peter W.

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    Post by Peter W. on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:21 pm

    That is sharp!
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    Post by tubes4hifi on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:29 pm

    nice cage!, so who is handy with a saw and some plexi-glass?
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    WireNut

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    Post by WireNut on Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:29 pm

    That would be me, I'm handy with a soldering iron as well :-)

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