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    Phila combat zone JoeE SP9's Avatar
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    JoeE SP9 is back

    Yes folks, the one and only Acoustat, ARC SP9 MKIII man is back. I finally remembered my old log in name and password. It's so good to feel like myself again. Although Deadeye was fairly descriptive of my activities, I just didn't feel like me. I do now!!
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    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
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    Welcome back

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    Yes folks, the one and only Acoustat, ARC SP9 MKIII man is back. I finally remembered my old log in name and password. It's so good to feel like myself again. Although Deadeye was fairly descriptive of my activities, I just didn't feel like me. I do now!!
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    Great to see your true self, JoeE SP9. Yes, I, for one of many no doubt, missed you while you were gone.

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    Phila combat zone JoeE SP9's Avatar
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    You guys were definitely missed also.
    Thanks!
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    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
    Rear/HT: Emotiva UMC200, Acoustat Model 1/SPW-1, Behringer CX2310, 2 Adcom GFA-545

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    Welcome back Joe. Good to see you again.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Welcome back Joe!

    Cheers
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Phila combat zone JoeE SP9's Avatar
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    Thanks Florian. Do you mind if I go through your trash. With all that stuff you just might throw away something like a KSA-50 or 100.
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    Accuphase T101, Teac V-7010, Nak ZX-7. LX-5, Behringer DSP1124P
    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
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    Hi Joe.
    I remember you somewhat, from my earlier times here (2006). Good to have another guru here.
    I've been doing a little spying on the SP9. Why would AR employ toroidal transformers in the past and use conventional transformers in their current line-up?
    Last edited by audio amateur; 02-20-2009 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    I've been doing a ittle spying a little on the SP9. Why would AR employ toroidal transformers in the past and use conventional transformers in their current line-up?
    Although I'm not JoeE SP9, I also have one myself. These look like doughnut trannies to me:

    REF 7 CDP

    REF 3

    PH7

    And lots of paper in oil caps.

    rw
    Last edited by E-Stat; 02-20-2009 at 05:39 PM.

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    Phila combat zone JoeE SP9's Avatar
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    I couldn't answer that. I haven't looked inside their new stuff. So, I have no knowledge of this. I do remember my old SP3-A had a conventional transformer. At the prices they charge the choice of transformers is not likely to be budget oriented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat
    Although I'm not JoeE SP9, I also have one myself. These look like doughnut trannies to me:

    REF 7 CDP

    REF 3

    PH7

    And lots of paper in oil caps.

    rw
    The REFCD7's transfo looks like a hybrid, if we can call it that. So does the PH7.
    The REF3 seems to have one of each, oppositely mounted:
    http://www.arcdb.ws/REF3/ARC_REF3_top2.jpg

    This supposedly is the SP9 MKIII:
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...6rlz%3D1I7ADBF

    Looks toroidal to me. It's mounted sideways.
    I'm guessing by doughnut you mean toroidal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    The REFCD7's transfo looks like a hybrid, if we can call it that. So does the PH7.
    The CD7 does have a tiny laminated probably for the computer logic control as opposed to the signal circuitry. I don't see any laminated transformers on the REF3 although it also it has a separate power supply for the logic.

    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    This supposedly is the SP9 MKIII...Looks toroidal to me. It's mounted sideways. :
    It looks just like mine. There is no computer circuitry on this unit.


    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    I'm guessing by doughnut you mean toroidal?
    Exactly. Note the shape vs. conventional units with stacked laminated plates.

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    Great seeing you back under JoeE SP9. I about flipped when I saw Deadeye's avator, and had to check your gear to make sure. It's was good seeing Deadeye, but JoeE SP9 had been missed greatly. I take the Blackbird's still keeping your feet tapping. Welcome back!

    JRA

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    Check what I was playing tonight on that thread.
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    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
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    joe, send me

    some of that uselss stuff you have like the marcof and the mk IIIs. i'll reward you with some other trinkets to take their places. OK?
    ...regards...tr

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifitommy
    some of that uselss stuff you have like the marcof and the mk IIIs. i'll reward you with some other trinkets to take their places. OK?
    Useless hah, they make perfectly good doorstops.
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    I was just looking around on the web. I had no idea my little PPA-1 was going for that much. I'm sorely tempted! $250 on one site!!! Holy Cow!!!!
    I noticed that all the ones I saw had a black cover. I believe those are the PPA-1h versions. They have 39db of gain and 10 Ohms input impedance for very low output MC's. Mine has a Blue cover 27.5db of gain and 36 Ohms input impedance for ordinary low output MC's. The specs I just copied from the manual.
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    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    Thanks Florian. Do you mind if I go through your trash. With all that stuff you just might throw away something like a KSA-50 or 100.
    Hehe... well my trash is pretty heavy. Are you strong enough?
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Flo, I would expect those old Krells to be heavy. I'll just bring a hand truck. What day is your trash picked up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    Flo, I would expect those old Krells to be heavy. I'll just bring a hand truck. What day is your trash picked up?
    I think you need a bit more then that, they weigh 245lbs a piece..... my pickup is Tuesday and Thursdays around 10 AM. Good luck!
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    What?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    I think you need a bit more then that, they weigh 245lbs a piece..... my pickup is Tuesday and Thursdays around 10 AM. Good luck!
    Garbage pick-up twice a week? You can tell Germany is a socialist country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    Garbage pick-up twice a week? You can tell Germany is a socialist country.
    If Rich were here, he'd...... well, you know.....
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Let's not go there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    I think you need a bit more then that, they weigh 245lbs a piece..... my pickup is Tuesday and Thursdays around 10 AM. Good luck!
    I don't want your BIG Krell's, you need them for your Grands. All a want for Christmas is 2 KSA-100's.
    Would you be so kind as to place one neatly beside your trash receptacle on a Tuesday. Exact date to be determined at a later time. Do the same with the second unit on Thursday of the same week. No muss no fuss no messy discarded amps to entice your trash collectors.
    I'm, quite certain I can move one of them with my hand truck. I'm much stronger than I look. If necessary I will bring Igor (pronounced eye-gore) to help with the manual labor. Please let me know when we can conclude this as I have to let my Concorde pilot file a flight plan.
    Those pesky noise pollution laws can be a pain so I intend to steer clear of England both out and back as I don't want them confiscating my little jet. You are aware they confiscate TV's and audio equipment for playing them too loud. So please be careful they don't hear your rig until after this deal is completed. It might be difficult to pry those Krell's from the clutches of the Bobbie's and Scotland Yard!

    Good Listening!
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    youse guys are greedy.

    i just tried for a stepup etc. now that i think of it howbout that sp9III. it has remote, right? even if not, i will move it out of your way. WHAT? no balance control or mono? oh well, i will have to rough it then.
    ...regards...tr

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifitommy
    i just tried for a stepup etc. now that i think of it howbout that sp9III. it has remote, right? even if not, i will move it out of your way. WHAT? no balance control or mono? oh well, i will have to rough it then.
    My girlfriend thinks I'm greedy and spoiled. She's right but it's all her fault. She allows and encourages all my whims and desires.
    Sorry, no remote. I get my daily exercise getting up to change the volume.

    I'm beginning to realize how long I've had some of this stuff. The MKIII's I built from kits. Same for the Hafler's. The SP9 I bought new.
    ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300
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    Behringer UCA222, Emotiva XDA-2, HiFimeDIY
    Accuphase T101, Teac V-7010, Nak ZX-7. LX-5, Behringer DSP1124P
    Front: Magnepan 1.7, DBX 223SX, 2 modified Dynaco MK3's, 2, 12" DIY TL subs (Pass El-Pipe-O) 2 bridged Crown XLS-402
    Rear/HT: Emotiva UMC200, Acoustat Model 1/SPW-1, Behringer CX2310, 2 Adcom GFA-545

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