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by Gold
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

A resistively-loaded transducer's load is "reflected" back into the generator immediately. A transformer-coupled load is reflected back into the generator after a delay. Damnit. I've been happy with the transformer and the MM preamp. I had no interest in the MC preamp but this piques my interest. I...
by Gold
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

When we don’t have the well going we are stingy with water. We use alcohol to clean dishes. My GF grew up in Colorado and had friends in a hippie commune with no running water. She learned a lot of tricks for low water consumption.
by Gold
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

We don’t have heat set up to keep the bladder pressure tank from freezing. We have just been buying water. We’ll buy water for October through January. We don’t keep the road plowed after that because it’s expensive and dragging batteries up the hill in deep snow is getting old. We started using the...
by Gold
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

3M calls the water filter a cartridge but it is a single unit that mounts in what is basically a bracket with in and out connections. That means it’s not easy to empty it. The filter that cracked lasted three years so I didn’t do too bad. I guess after September I’ll have to empty it as best I can, ...
by Gold
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

The 3M 0.2 micron filter is supposed to catch bacteria and cysts. We used it for three years without incident. There is a charcoal filter in addition to take care of any odor.
by Gold
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

After not being in the mountains for nine months I discovered I forgot to empty the water filter for the well. It cracked. The local hardware store didn't have the 3M AquaPure filter I was using. The 3M was about $175. I figured I'd give the Culligan they had a shot. They didn't have the best water ...
by Gold
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

I got the new de soldering station. I really like it. It works great and doesn’t feel cheap. My suspicions that it’s a Hakko knockoff seem correct. The holder came with a Hakko 808 desoldering gun. See pictures.E4EBCD42-6767-4242-A873-702CCA767194.jpeg E737E306-D618-4DA3-A11F-DE0BA9725EE5.jpeg A co...
by Gold
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

It’s all a bit of a moving target. The lighter load that had some click suppression is a good example. A click is distortion of the original waveform. You could argue it either way. Suppressing the click is closer to the original waveform or not suppressing the click is accurately reproducing what’s...
by Gold
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

If the setup is for listening enjoyment then anything goes. Whatever you like best is best. If you are going for accuracy then without access to the source file or tape there is no objective way to judge anything.
by Gold
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1021
Views: 363627

Re: Entropy

I got the new de soldering station. I really like it. It works great and doesn’t feel cheap. My suspicions that it’s a Hakko knockoff seem correct. The holder came with a Hakko 808 desoldering gun. See pictures.
E4EBCD42-6767-4242-A873-702CCA767194.jpeg
E737E306-D618-4DA3-A11F-DE0BA9725EE5.jpeg