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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2005, 03:16:15 pm »

No..not on Pauline.

I am on 9th Ave.
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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2005, 03:35:12 pm »

So, will you take photos of the new space as you put it together, Bill? I think it would be enlightening for all of us!
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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2005, 03:39:17 pm »

Perhaps when it is photogenic. Right now I have work to get in the mail. I visit here during load ins usually.
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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2005, 03:45:38 pm »

Level wrote on Wed, 26 October 2005 14:39

Perhaps when it is photogenic. Right now I have work to get in the mail. I visit here during load ins usually.

Perhaps you misunderstood - is there any way you can document the procedure as you treat the new space? I'll happily donate a disposable digital camera to the effort...
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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2005, 03:49:34 pm »

...as time allows.

I have good cameras ...I appreciate the offer.
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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2005, 01:10:44 am »

Man...the guy loses his home...

Bill, I am hearing stories about things down there...the price of gas, the housing, the displaced persons...a friend of mine recently took a job in Baton Rouge, and was supposed to begin work the week before Rita...needless to say the start date was postponed a bit...

Congrats on toughing it out and being settled again.  

On the power cable side, I can say that when I installed two 5KVA balanced power sources (actually they were originally 5KVA, but became 2.5KVA after balancing), it made a huge difference in how the guitar amps sounded.  My main amp is a Demeter, and it went from a generally good sound to something smooth and creamy.  LA power is "not so good" so I had to take drastic action.  Interestingly, the THD amp I sometimes used went "over the top"...it became a junkyard dog with the new power supply.  I attribute the difference in sound somewhat due to the fact that the "isolation transformer" for the supply is wired for a constant 120V, as opposed to around 115 before.  But it did put a smile on my face...which I suppose is the whole point.  Although the power supply weighs over 100 pounds, the sound difference through the Demeter is big enough that I would actually consider lugging it to gigs with me, albeit on casters...even better yet, with roadies!  

Another aside, the power supply is surrounded by Stillpoints RFI filters, and all the wires and outlets were cryogenically treated.  Since the power sources were purchased "as built," I have no way of knowing how the cryo or RFI filters affect the sound...but upon reading up on the cryo process, I did learn that Ed Meitner used to experiment with it.  

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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2006, 10:46:30 am »

Bump this one for the genius of Bill Roberts.

100% Genius, and Honest taboot.

God Bless you, Bill Roberts. Hope all is well in the new facility, and that the rooms designed for you there churn out hits galore.


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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #67 on: September 12, 2006, 12:25:23 pm »

Genius isn't the word.

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700 Amps is a lot!


It sure is.

BTW, when this thread started, I forwarded the url to a friend who lectures in electrical installation... It didn't feel terribly kind to post his response, so I didn't...

Before I forget, make sure to put those amps through a Wattgate for ultimate performance.

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Re: New twist on power cables.
« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2006, 08:50:47 pm »

I would have loved to have seen his response. Laughing

BR is absolute genius. I dont know of any other word that describes it so well!


thermionic wrote on Tue, 12 September 2006 18:25

Genius isn't the word.

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700 Amps is a lot!


It sure is.

BTW, when this thread started, I forwarded the url to a friend who lectures in electrical installation... It didn't feel terribly kind to post his response, so I didn't...

Before I forget, make sure to put those amps through a Wattgate for ultimate performance.

Justin

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