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Audio/Electronics Pioneers

Documentaries, videos, stories, films etc of the pioneers of Audio and Electronics, and anything else closely related!!
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The Pioneer "Tuning Fork" Tech Training Series

A collection of papers published by Pioneer years ago to help with the continuing education of their service techs. VERY good reference from how to run an ohm meter to ?????????
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Post your thoughts on just about anything. Keep it PG-13 tho!
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Announcements

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Introductions

Introduce yourself to all - don't be shy!
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Phase Linear History

Stories and Pics from one of the greatest audio companies there ever was!
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Phoenix DIY Central! Got a soldering iron and some time on your hands? Or do you want to really be a "tron geek" and cuss and discuss schematics and other "behind the curtain" topics for audio? Come on in....

WOPL Building

Building those wonderful WOPL's...
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WOPL Tips and Archive

Forum exclusively for Phase Linear and White Oak conversions, improvements, tips and other sage advice from our resident experts!
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DIY Testing

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Amps and Preamps

Make 'em bigger, badder, better than before!
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Analog Decks

Cassettes, Reel to Reel, Dare I say "El Cassette" too? Tweak em, rebuild em, make em sing true!
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Turntables

Plinths, wiring, carts, all mods to spin those LP's better put 'em here
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Digital Sources

CD/Blueray players. MD players, etc... anything with 1's and 0's inside...
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Speaker Building and Mods

Don't forget the last mile! Speakers, whether built from scratch or improved on, go here.
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Cool circuits and other DIY gadgets

Got a schematic or two of your own creations? Post 'em here
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General DIY

Everything else DIY
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Audio Discussions

Tuners!

At long Last... A place for the airwaves..
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Amps, PreAmps, and Receivers

Whether you have a Thorens, Nak, or Carver source, you need one of these.
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Turntables and Vinyl

33, 45, or 78RPM, it's all how you spin it
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Tape and Decks

Reel to Reel, Cassette, whatever fits your style and budget for analog recording.
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CD and Digital

How does 101011101110 translate into an old Beatles tune? Come find out.
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Speakers and 'Phones

Whether its a pair of cans or massive 'horns, no system is complete without them.
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Toobs!

From amps, preamps, cd players, and even a tape deck or two, if you like your sound as warm as the glow off of a beautiful tube design, this section is for you.
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Car Audio

Got tunes "on the go"? Got some awesome-sounding junk in your trunk? Discuss here!
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Accessories

Wires, cables, interconnects... Everything else you need to make sweet music.
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Audio Gear Reviews

Member-contributed reviews of audio gear. Feel free to add you own, but to keep it straight make sure to include the make and model in the title!
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Ask Ed

Gotta question for the PL amp god? This is where ya post it. He scans us every day and he will answer in one pof our weekly phone calls or he'll shoot me an e-mail.
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Listen to the Music!

Tunes in General

What's playing? How are you playing it? What are you into? Talk about it here.
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News and Reviews

Heard a new band lately? How about that latest LP you just found? Let us know!
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Trade Sections

Trade Feedback

Leave notes here for folks you've bought and sold with. Good and bad, it's all important to fellow members.
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Sitting In...

Speak with an established, knowledgeable vendor representative, subject matter expert, or other music and audio industry names. Keep checking this section for new guests as they drop on by and strike up a discussion!
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Forum Buy/Sell/Trade

Post up your stuff for sale, wanted to buy, or head's up info on good deals here. We'll be "marrying" the phoenix trading post and this section soon - what you post here will show up on the Phoenix site as well.
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Everything Else Other topics of interest not audio-related.

Computer Geeks

Computer and Internet related stuff.
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wattsabundant wrote on grapplesaw's profile.
With reference to the dual 500, did you install a soft start? I ask because I've done a fair amount of research on inrush current on 700's and haven't seen a need for it there. I tend to think the impedance of the transformer limits the current to safe values. Note that the stock rectifier can withstand more than 150 amps.
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Hello I just bought a dead TEAC A-3300 SX and this repair appears to have already been made once before. I will have to troubleshoot the problem further. But this is valuable info Thanks. Any thoughts about some common shorts to look for this deck is like new, I want to save it. Someone, probably a less experience tech has been through it the rectifier board had a plastic cover missing on a MY2-01 or MY3.
I re-racked the living room stereo after finally getting all the outside work done and returning to the glorious AC, cleaned up 7 VCRs for repairs and just jammed last night. 1998 Pioneer VSX-D307 is the base.
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