What's the best thing you bought in 2021 ?

hagrid

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Am I giving you too much credit? I'm thinking yes.

All the slack you need is enough so that you dont draw the slack side taut at full compression.

I delved into this a few years ago when I discovered that excess chain slack caused my transmission to get notchy at lower RPMs.
 

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Am I giving you too much credit? I'm thinking yes.

All the slack you need is enough so that you dont draw the slack side taut at full compression.

I delved into this a few years ago when I discovered that excess chain slack caused my transmission to get notchy at lower RPMs.
WTF, was it jumping teeth on the sprocket? Why didn't you just set it to factory spec?
 

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I do... with transmission in gear and rotating the rear wheel backwards. That is the true lash.
Jesus H Fucking Christ. :roll: Have you contacted the manufacturers with your genius method, or is the patent still pending. What do you do aboot tight and loose sections on worn chain and sprockets.
 

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I calc'd my ratio, its non-hunting. After 4 rotations of the wheel I've covered every combination. I've never hit uneven wear resulting in tension aberrations but I dont doubt you have.
 

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I've seen shit come it with the rollers missing, just the pins driving what's left of the sprocket. Also seen friction drive set up where the sprocket is so worn, they cinched the chain up as tight as they could to get it to move.
And I've seen the factory fuck up and put a sticker on the swingarm calling for a too tight chain.

Case in point, my brand new '97 TL1000S back in early '97. They had to add a quarter inch to the called for slack.
 

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...are you fuks done with this thread yet...???...

...the Modi 3+ suked...it added body to the signal by muddying it up and boosting gain...

...the Sega S preamp had less dynamic range than the old Adcom but that might have had something to do with the defective volume control that would not reach zero gain and had a distinct step in the gain @ 12 o clock...one of the indicator lights didn't light...that is why I sent back two Pioneer CD players as well...I gave up after the 2ed one from a different merchant had same defect...the Cambridge CD transport through the Topping D90SE should sound noticably better anyway...($1500 vs $600)...it's what up front that counts...running all this through $200 amp...

...I sent all that Schiit back and moved upstream as far as I coud swim...the Modi Experience tuaght Hapo that we are intolerant of any smearing and miss any missing detail...if forced to pick I will take detail and seperation over smoothness and depth as long as we still have decent sound stage...

...so consdiering my finacial situation, Topping D90SE...I strongly considered the RME ADI-2 FS...

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...and a good cheap hi fi CD transport for it...

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...I am running this through my old Adcom preamp/tuner...I sent the Segean HD tuner back too...I might just buy another Adcom GTP 450 on E Bay...I would have bought the one pictured if it has it's remote...thse would probably sell for more than the preamp at this point...mind is aboot 25 years old...

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...this is the Schitt I sent back...not the speakers...Hapo like speakers...yes...

...that cheap amp ain't going anywahere...it measeres poorly and sounds well...
 
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...after all that I went and bought some more Schitt...but from Amazon, not Schitt...LoL...I had nothing good to plug my good cheap headphones into...

...their cheap headphone amps are widely (and grudgedly) admired...they have apparently upset a lot of their customers...

...apparently they are most noted for headphone amps and such...

...I upset one of their salesmen...they will probably be more upset soon...LoL...

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...for ysr...there are no more @ Amazon because Hapo bought them all...

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I have two of the Adcom GTP450's, one in the house, one in the garage.
My olde Yamaha CD player had a volume control, so I used to just run the CD player straight into the amp, no pre amp. Worked find until the CD player died.
 

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I have two of the Adcom GTP450's, one in the house, one in the garage.
My olde Yamaha CD player had a volume control, so I used to just run the CD player straight into the amp, no pre amp. Worked find until the CD player died.
Most of those volume control circuits were pretty compromised on cheap cd players... usually better to run the line out to a line drive or a pre-amp.

Unless one uses Klipsh speakers... then everything sounds like shit...:neo:
 

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Most of those volume control circuits were pretty compromised on cheap cd players... usually better to run the line out to a line drive or a pre-amp.

Unless one uses Klipsh speakers... then everything sounds like shit...:neo:
How dare you! Klipsch are in the garage, no critical listening there. Vandersteens in the house.
The Yamaha CD player was $600.00, or more, bux 25 years ago. One of there Real Sound units. I should have bought an Oppo when they were around.
 
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How dare you! Klipsch are in the garage, no critical listening there. Vandersteens in the house.
The Yamaha CD player was $600.00, or more, bux 25 years ago. One of there Real Sound units. I should have bought an Oppo when they were around.
I bought a Sony dvd disc player that is highly rated for sound... thought about getting the Oppo 103 but worried about service.
 

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Nothing will sound good with that speaker placement... :dash2:

C'mon Man!
...that is pretty much where I have to put them right now...cleared out section of a storage area ,,, :confused2:

...always open to suggestions...the "stage' is well back from the table...I am going for overlapping fields for a near fieled situation...

...I was consdiering another set stacked upside down on the first two...this can set up a wave form that delivers volume w/o pressure...

...eight speakers would be even better...just don't have the space... (grin)

...I would probably need another amp to run four speakers even though the Niles SL 2150 can run @ 2 ohms as the ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0's are 6 ohms...

...the Niles 2150 is like a commercial amp and can stack...
 
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How you diggin’ the Pod?

Running a Helix Rack and G90 myself, big fan of Line 6.
Big fan also...I dig it a lot! I need to dive into it more though, add some amps, etc. It is powerful enough for me since I don’t gig.
If I did, I’d keep it for the bass and get a Helix floor for the guitar.
 

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Big fan also...I dig it a lot! I need to dive into it more though, add some amps, etc. It is powerful enough for me since I don’t gig.
If I did, I’d keep it for the bass and get a Helix floor for the guitar.
I opted for the rack and the separate controller. Watched a couple of “spirited” audience members spill their drinks on a friends floor unit at a local gig.

Foot controller is much cheaper than the unit to replace and if I had to, I could still gig the rack minus the foot controller.

Every old amp I have, just gathering dust now. 😎

Amazing unit, endless possibilities, slightly steep learning curve.
 
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