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post #601 of 856 Old 06-26-15, 11:52 AM
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Ron, if it's only cosmetic, and you're sure the electronics work, I'd ask the seller for some kind of compensation (might or might not get it if it happened in shipping, who knows?). It looks fixable, and I'd try what Jim suggested. I might try without the torch first, but maybe a heat gun... who knows what extreme heat might do to the finish or paint, even from the back.

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Owen heat gun is a great idea! good out of the box thinking!

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Ron, if it's only cosmetic, and you're sure the electronics work, I'd ask the seller for some kind of compensation (might or might not get it if it happened in shipping, who knows?). It looks fixable, and I'd try what Jim suggested. I might try without the torch first, but maybe a heat gun... who knows what extreme heat might do to the finish or paint, even from the back.
Thanks for the info... A friend of mine came over last night, and looked at it, and said it should easily bend back straight with a wood handle inserted in the rack handle. If it doesn't go easily I will try heat. I need to get it straight as it is supporting the amp in the rack. I sent the sender a pic of the damage but i haven't heard back yet...I am hoping i will get a little compensation on the purchase as it is in good condition other than that (I still need to physically install and test it to see if there are other problems though). My P2500s showed up also with bent handles but hey are for the rear support, and can easily be straightened out if i want to use the rear supports (I haven't used the rear supports in the past, and everything was ok). As soon and the other 2 amps and the Dirac show up I will test everything out.

I hope it all goes well as i am anxious to get the setup tuned, and see how the sound has changed...hopefully it will sound even better.

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Owen heat gun is a great idea! good out of the box thinking!
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Thanks for the info... A friend of mine came over last night, and looked at it, and said it should easily bend back straight with a wood handle inserted in the rack handle. If it doesn't go easily I will try heat. I need to get it straight as it is supporting the amp in the rack. I sent the sender a pic of the damage but i haven't heard back yet...I am hoping i will get a little compensation on the purchase as it is in good condition other than that (I still need to physically install and test it to see if there are other problems though). My P2500s showed up also with bent handles but hey are for the rear support, and can easily be straightened out if i want to use the rear supports (I haven't used the rear supports in the past, and everything was ok). As soon and the other 2 amps and the Dirac show up I will test everything out. I hope it all goes well as i am anxious to get the setup tuned, and see how the sound has changed...hopefully it will sound even better.
Sounds like the only thing not bent out of shape is you! I'm not a metallurgist, but I would like to add that I used to consistently break eyeglass frames until one wise optician taught me to heat the metal before bending. Granted eyeglass frames are much thinner than your faceplate, but it does make sense from a molecular point of view (heat pushes a solid toward its liquid state). So just be careful not to go overboard-- no arc welding torches here, please!

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Sounds like the only thing not bent out of shape is you! I'm not a metallurgist, but I would like to add that I used to consistently break eyeglass frames until one wise optician taught me to heat the metal before bending. Granted eyeglass frames are much thinner than your faceplate, but it does make sense from a molecular point of view (heat pushes a solid toward its liquid state). So just be careful not to go overboard-- no arc welding torches here, please!

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I am currently waiting to see what the seller wants to do...If he gives me some amount of a refund I will keep the amp, and bend it straight, but I am not going to touch it until I know what he wants to do. It was not an expensive amp so I won't get much of a break if any, but I am def disappointed that it arrived with a bent ear. Hopefully we can work out something that gets me a better deal, and that I can get it straight without breaking it.

I have 2 more amps coming next week...hopefully none of them will be damaged.

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Yes, hopefully. Nothing like having the joy of "presents in the mail" be squashed by damaged goods.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Yesterday my neighbor came over and helped me redo the rack with the new equipment (still have 2 amps on the way).



For some reason, after setting up the Krell, and the Oppo... I can no longer get sound from my DTS-HD movies when playing them from my media server (fed from the NAS), but the same movies will play fine with the Oppo being fed from the NAS. The media server has played all my music, and movies up until today.

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Note to self...Next time double check the outputs on the MiniDSPs so the correct wires go to the correct amps.
3 EV DH1A drivers are now damaged as they were not up to taking a 60hz-500hz test signal from the Dirac. 2 new ones on the way, and possibly a 3rd one.

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I just ordered 3 of the MiniDSP in a box 2x4 balanced crossovers...so now I can run balanced all the way. I did this because I felt I was not matching gain properly going balanced to unbalanced to balanced. Another advantage is the balanced version will have 2.0v instead of .9v. First pair of new drivers will be in mid next week, and the tune will be started again.

I am thinking since my crossovers were already setup... I should be able to just copy the settings to the new crossovers, and then run the tone in the DDRC-88A to set the levels for the horns at 75db (bass bins turned off). Once i have that done then turn the horn amps off and set the levels on the bass bins to 75db. Once this has been completed turn on both amps and lower the volume level for the LCR in the DDRC88A to give me 75db of the sombo.

Does this sound right?

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