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  1. I recommend looking into one of the OLED offerings based on the picture quality. It should fit nicely into your price range. I have the LG 65" one and rally enjoy it. The ability to display true black is something I have not experienced in other types of TVs and it seems to make the contrast better too among other things. Although the sounds is nothing to write home about. And that's probably common for these new generation TVs that tend to emphasize on being as thin as possible. I have mine hooked up to a nice 2-channel system. Happy hunting!
  2. I have found using smaller diameter of solder helps very much with this problem. I now use .025/.6mm ones almost exclusively now for this kind of work.
  3. Exciting and interesting race indeed. Still not impressed with Mercedes’ strategies. It probably costed them the race again. It was impressive that Hamilton fought all the way back to the podium. Now that the Mercedes no longer has the commanding lead in the pace of the cars, they ought to do better in the other departments to retain their world championships streak.
  4. All the polarized caps on the PCB are clearly marked with the polarity and voltage rating. Measure the dimensions and lead spacing of the board to decide which caps to order. Most of us used 1/2W resistors for our builds although 1/4W ones probably suffice in most if not all positions. Take a close look at the photos posted in the thread should also give you lots of information. With many parts becoming obsolete, locating an old BOM may not help you very much.
  5. This is what I used for the socket pins: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143522733990?hash=item216a9f1fa6:g:chUAAOSwga9eN~R4 They are intended for tube sockets but work very well for Stax sockets too.
  6. That TKD pot (2-gang) is also used in the Audio Note M7 preamp. I looked up its price at Michael Percy’s site many years ago. I don’t remember the exact number, it was expensive but I did not choke on it.
  7. Happy Birthday Jose!
  8. Did you put the book “The unbearable lightness of being” on the top shelf?
  9. Oops! Just realized we were discussing Clear in the Utopia thread. Maybe we should move it to the dedicated Clear thread?
  10. I also have both HD650 and the original Clear. In a nut shell, I think of the Clear as the “HD650 on steroid”. I hope I get to listen to the Clear MG soon and see if it’s worth “upgrading” to. I would love to hear how the comparison goes from skullguise.
  11. I cannot speak to the different versions of Carbon boards and I don't Know which version Sebtdi is using. But for the V5 boards I use there is a jumper that is used to engage and disengage the servo.
  12. If your Carbon board has the offset servo, you need to deactivate the servo before making the offset adjustment. Then activate the servo afterwards. I don’t remember the detail steps but that information is in this thread somewhere.
  13. That’s great. Good luck with testing the Carbon next.
  14. I have the original Clear and only listened to the Utopia in a store a few years ago so take my impressions with a grant of salt. I like them both and each have their strength and weakness; Utopia is more resolving with greater micro dynamic, a bit hot with the treble and light on the bass, Clear is not as resolving and slower but more balanced tonally. Ultimately I would probably go for the Utopia if they both sell for the same price. The fact the Clear sells for less than half of the Utopia makes it an easy decision for me.
  15. Good race in France, kept me at the edge of my seat till the last lap. Disappointed with the outcome - I was rooting for Hamilton. Seems like Mercedes need to work on their pitting strategy. It has costed them a couple of races just in the last few weeks.
  16. It’s an X file. I knew there was something different with Kerry.
  17. Happy Birthday Kerry!🎉
  18. I had a pair of Apogee Duetta Signature in the early 90’s. It’s the one piece of audio gears I regret most for foolishly selling.
  19. Interestingly, my experience very much mirror yours - HD800 was the first can I used with my CFA2 and I could not stop listening to that combo. The control, speed, clarity are amazing and addictive. The second can I grabbed to try on the CFA2 was my Audeze LCD2 🙂
  20. As always, a master piece from you John. Care to share a few listening impressions?
  21. that subwoofer is thinking “what the hell did I get myself into?”
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