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by ckeene
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi Fi People: Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

dsw wrote:Another brand that is nice stuff and not too expensive is Parasound.
I checked out a Parasound today. Looks pretty good and the price is right. I noticed Bryston makes a nice looking hi-fi preamp, too, but it's outside my price range.
by ckeene
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi Fi People: Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

...anyone?
by ckeene
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs Otari mx5050
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

So sorry about your dad.
by ckeene
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi Fi People: Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

also, preferably US-made.
by ckeene
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi Fi People: Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:i have a rotel thingy that's pretty nice. what's your budget?
Definitely under a grand. I'd also consider getting a separate phono pre and having the "preamp" be pretty much just a source selector and attenuator.
by ckeene
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hi Fi People: Preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Hi Fi People: Preamp

My old HK receiver needs to be replaced (it never was that great to begin with) and I'm going to go with separates. I need to get a preamp with a couple/three line level inputs and a MM phono pre. Simple is good, and I'd prefer to do EQ in a separate box, if at all. A remote control for volume would...
by ckeene
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cracked cymbal
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

you can cut down cymbals that have edge cracks no problem. I've been playing a ride for years that I had to cut down by about an inch. works great. Trick is to get it early.
by ckeene
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Single 10" speaker cabinet for Ampeg SVT?
Replies: 18
Views: 6521

Make sure you don't use an exact 10" replacement for the 8x10, as those are 32ohm.
by ckeene
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Measuring Voltage on a high impedance load
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Specifically, it's a Wurlitzer 200. This instrument, if you didn't know, has a reed and tine mechanism for generating sound. the reed part is a metal plate with a 140-170v fixed DC charge applied to it. So it kind of works like a condensor mic. (You probably knew all this stuff.) Anyway, there's a 1...
by ckeene
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Measuring Voltage on a high impedance load
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Measuring Voltage on a high impedance load

Hello,

I'm trying to measure a DC voltage at a very high load (somewhere around 15Meg). At this level, do I need to be cautious about my DMM's impedance, lest the reading become inaccurate?

Thanks

-ck
by ckeene
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: To our dear drummers, drop the knowledge
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

generally, the lifecycle of a head is either: 1. It progressively stretches out til further tightening can;'t get it in tune or resonating correctly 2. It gets dented up to the point where it can't be tuned I guess in terms of etiquette, I'd mainly worry about the heads. If you have a agreement to u...
by ckeene
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Amp loudness at practive versus small club
Replies: 44
Views: 7353

Is it possible the guitarist is fighting the drummer, particularly in regard to cutting through over the sound of cymbals?
by ckeene
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Name that console - craigslist
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Name that console - craigslist

Dakota wrote:
ckeene wrote:http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1017281354.html

Any clue what this is?

-ck
Saw that on Boston CL as well. I don't think the guy is going to get the 5k he's asking.
Comes with custom desk though!
by ckeene
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Passive DI ran in reverse = reamp?
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

This got covered a month or 2 back in the DIY forum. The upshot is that a DI will impedence match hi-z instrument to mic-level, but a dedicated reamp will do line to hi-z. Close, but not quite the same, and also some reamp designs have an attenuator built in.
by ckeene
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Name that console - craigslist
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

any opinions on these boards?