davetheoilguy

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Earth (isolated) ground vs. wall outlet ground.
@gs5556  ”No. It’s almost certain to violate your local electrical code. It is to ensure that circuit breakers trips when they have to. Grounding your electrical system to more than one location can cause breakers not to trip during a fault.” Th... 
Grounding System Dissection
And, for clarity, I have no idea if this does anything.  It doesn’t seem like it would, again, unless there is induced voltage.  But maybe so. regardless, it’s a $50 DIY product or $100 Etsy buy.  
Grounding System Dissection
Regardless of what you call it, it’s a box with six diodes wired to a common .ground.  
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@maxwave  yes, I tried one out on my system.  
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@maxwave  Bowers & Williams 800D3 SVS PB16 Ultra Subs SVS SB16-Ultra powered subwoofer | Stereophile.com  
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Need a big favor picking a preamp
@rbyington711  ”Why are you asking others about what you need to hear when you listen to your own system its like asking which sports car should I drive. You won't know until you drive it yourself” To figure out what to test drive, of course. I... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@jacobsdad2000 @thecarpathian  I have no clue what the history is here, but, as it relates to this topic, the tip to look at a forum where people were actively discussing both preamps (and comparable alternatives) was very helpful. The slam on D... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@sewolla  It's a fantastic preamp, but not dual mono (from what I've read).  
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@tmortsd  "Curious as to why you’re moving on from the prima Luna evo 400, that’s on my radar as a preamp upgrade…" That's a fair question.  I think it's mainly because I'm an incessant tinker with all things electronic.  The Prima Luna Evo 400 ... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@jacobsdad2000  Thanks for the tip.  I'm in intel mode, so all sources help.  
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@woots  " Nagra is, after all, made up of musicians." Funny, I was an electronic countermeasures officer in the Army.  When I think of Nagra, I think of equipment we used to figure out what bad guys were up to in Iraq and other unsundry places. ... 
Has anybody bought or heard a Chinese knock off amplifier?
I was the owner of a company that made work over rigs (like a mini oil derrick on wheels for fixing wells).  We had a supplier in China who manufactured certain parts for us.  Had QC problems that we helped them through. Ton”reward us”, they woul... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@fastfreight  Stern & Heisenberg?  Sounds like a law firm, but I’m uncertain. I’m not familiar with the Stern preamp, but did a little looking.  audio net makes them.  Facade by the Apple designer, and there is a definite clean Apple Macinto... 
Need a big favor picking a preamp
@soix  Hey souix.  No, dual mono and balanced are not the same. Dual mono is akin to monoblock amps.  You have wholly separate equipment for left and right channels, but often placed in one box.  There are various degrees of dual channel, but th...