I wired one amp up. The treble amp. Pretty dope, eh?
Warning: Technical Mumbo Jumbo Ahead
So, I hooked it up to the big amp to use the phono pre, and I had a big fatty ground loop making a CRAAAAZY loud 60hz hum. so… being the engineer, I traced it to the ground that I put from the star ground to the neutral terminal on the switch. baaad idea. So I moved that one to the potential earth. Fixed the hum.
Funny thing is that since I put 20,000uF on the 12Vdc line, it takes about 3.5 seconds to stop playing music from when I turn the switch off. But boy, does it sound strong on the transients. It has the hit when you need it. Drumsticks hitting together sound like drumsticks hitting together. Bongos sound like bongos. It’s beautiful. Trumpets have blatt. Pianos have percussion. Karin’s voice absolutely soars.
Hopefully I can get the amp for the lows up and running before the week is over. Then all that has to be done is to stick it in the box. i haven’t even touched the box… I need to drill a whole bunch of holes and such before I can even try to stuff it.
ok, enough nerdiness.
So, I changed the name of my blog. If anyone can tell me what it’s from, I’ll give ’em a cookie. Didn’t really do anything else that was interesting today except for play with my soldering iron. You’re not too interested in that, so… I guess we’re done here.
I think the reason why people don’t like Over the Rhine more is because they haven’t listened to it enough. I got ryann to like ’em by listening to OHIO. Ok, so if you haven’t listened to OHIO ever, borrow it from someone, stick in disc 2, and turn the volume to eleven. As Linford likes to say, “Quiet music should be played loud.” I agree with mine whole heart. beautiful.