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OT: Puttin' a STEREO schystem together! And I feel like a teenager again.

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  • Yes I have heard good things about Blue Jeans.  Like "Monster" the company that started it all, BJ are reported to be really good budget cables.   Some of these DYI cables can be far superior however.  The best cables are all hand made because of the difficulty in assembly.  This is one reason why superior cables start getting expensive.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,511
    I love me my Monster Cables. I miss me my Best Buy discount on them, though......
  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    edited January 2013
    I have one Monster cable. 30' running from my projector to my A/V reciever. High quality for sure. Rest of my cables are from either Monoprice or Blue Jean. BTW I purchased the Monster @ a discount. I know someone :) no it isn't Mangrates 8-}
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,511
    Costco has some long run Wirelogic Sapphires for a pretty good deal. My Dad got me some to run a line for my TV in the loft but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Apparently, they are made by Audioquest. I used to get 50 or 60% off Monster cable through a Pro deal program when I worked at Best Buy/Myer-Emco. Those were the days..... Sadly, my income didn't match my ideas.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,537
    @Nolaegghead - was involved in HAM, after high school went to St Lawrence College for a year, VE3SLC was the call sign. That's what got me interested in Heath Kits. I turned to signal processors trying to make my guitar sound better (different). Later, after University, I worked in a design lab for digital switching with GTE so we had the equipment and time to "knock off" Heath Kits for fellow employees. 

    Let us know how the project goes - looks like fun. I always though acoustic feedback through the platter and tone arm/cartridge was a bigger issue than vibrations through the foot pads. You have the foot pad vibes covered. Good luck. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    edited January 2013
  • JeffMJeffM Posts: 96
    I took a different tack.  I got rid of my receiver, amp, cd player and converted to a SONOS system.  My daughter introduced me to this Santa Barbara company and it has changed my life..at least the way I listen to music.  You can hook it up to your current system and speakers or use it exclusively. It basically connects your computer and the internet to your music system.. I listen to Pandora and my itunes almost exclusively but it is so easy to place all your music on iTunes.  You can play different music in different zones, i.e. play one type of music outside, another i  the kitchen and another in the bedroom.
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    My sister has that in their new house....seems to work really well.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,017
    Hooking up the last few connections....about to fire it up for the first time.  Boy, dem neighbors gonna HATE dis.....

    I'll give an update and post some pics.  Been really busy building stuff and cooking the last 4 days (took a mini vacation)...so haven't been on the forum.  I'll catch up tonight.
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    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,537
    @nolaegghead - personal time is not allowed, you are needed here.....

    Take care.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,017
    Update:

    Built the cart, finishing up the top.  Was raining this evening, so I'm going to have to finish polishing the cement tomorrow.


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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Wow - when you get a chance, pour me ten or twelve of those for my patio! Ha!

    If you grind/polish in the rain, it ain't so dusty......

    Looks good!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,017
    @Skiddymarker   Thanks!  I'm wet polishing - hose is attached to the grinder.  Problem with the rain is it gets in the grinder and I get zapped, plus it's miserable enough trying to avoid the spray from the grinder - that piece of plexi is a shield I stay behind.

    Despite two GFCIs, I got zapped a little bit.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Nice work. Klipsch speaker good choice. Are those the RB 81IIs? When I go heights, wides and rear surrounds I want 6 of those :)
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,590
    @Nola, I want concrete counter tops in my kitchen. Pretty small kitchen. Two counters maybe 10 feet total with an L in it. Roughly how much am I looking at? I know you know. Want to fly to SC, stay at my house, egg all day everyday, and build it for me??!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,017
    edited February 2013
    @Browninggold Yep, Klipsch RB-81 IIs.  They sound great, and extremely efficient.

    @Chubbs  You don't want someone like me who's only made them one time doing it!  I'm still fighting the learning curve!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,091
    edited February 2013
    That's a serious piece of concrete. 

    I remember Kenwood made a turntable with a concrete base (or similar material) that was very heavy and designed to help absorb the shocks and vibration.  I had B&O turntables and nothing bugged them.  This was my second one, bought in Denmark:
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    I gave it away to my cousin a number of years back since we had switched over to CDs. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,017
    Update:

    Finished the stereo stand last night.  Wet polishing cement is MISERABLE.  I got soaking wet from the spray off the grinding wheel, and I was getting zapped from electricity leaking off the wet switch (it did have a GFCI, but it wasn't leaking to ground).  Anyway, solved the electrocution problem with some saran wrap and nitrile gloves.    I'm very pleased with the results.  Need to get this in the house some how (weighs over 300 pounds).  I should have the the gear on it tonight, and I'll take some final pics.

    The metal studs, motorcycle valve springs and recesses all lined up perfectly.  The top has a nice spring to it, and it's not going anywhere - I can even push it with the top.  That's a half inch thick plexi shelf insert on the bottom.

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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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