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  1. marcbrown

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Hey Joe, no problem there, was not interested in saving $, just what you suggested mattered to me. On the Ultra5s, a credit card thickness gap was suggested by them, so that they do not touch the speakers. Are you saying your footer should be flush against speaker, so that is why you say the...
  2. marcbrown

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Hey Joe and Steve, would the adapters i use with the Ultra 5s work the same as what you would supply? What are you referring to when you say the dish extends out from speaker? Are you saying the 1.5s footers fit under speaker, but the dish that the footer sits on extends beyond speaker? Also...
  3. marcbrown

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Thanks Joe, I am always appreciative of your honesty, even when it does dash my hopes.:) So much for trying to understand and uncover a kernel of info on the mode of operation of your footers. After what was said about the complexity of Steve's speakers, and mine, being from same...
  4. marcbrown

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Hey Joe, where you going with that footer in your hand? :>) Oh ye footer maestro, do you concur that my speakers would probably get just about as much improvement with the 1.0s or .08s as Steve did with 1.5s, since mine are lighter and less complex than Steve's? Or are the 1.5s going to...
  5. marcbrown

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Intrigued I am, Steve. Where Joe speaks about your Wilson Alexandria X2 loudspeakers because they were heavy, big, ported, ultra-sensitive to change and made from a phenol-based cabinet material along with the complexity of the driver array is mind boggling with respect to footer design gave me...
  6. marcbrown

    Confessions of an Audiophile Junky-I Got Center Stage With Pitch Perfect Sound

    Hey Steve, I have been waiting to see if Joe and son would come up with footers for speakers like was mentioned in forum. Are there problems that were not expected? Are they working on it or did problems arrive? Thanks marc
  7. marcbrown

    Confessions of an Audiophile Junky-I Got Center Stage With Pitch Perfect Sound

    Hey Kal I had seen that link in the article. Graphs are okay but give me that ole time religion, listening instead :=) LL21 I had read the same and like you noted it. All I know is the improved timing from the CS footers has awakened me to just how vital timing is vs frequency. The Stones...
  8. marcbrown

    Confessions of an Audiophile Junky-I Got Center Stage With Pitch Perfect Sound

    Steve about 2 weeks ago I had read the latest Absolute Sound and an article about Gayle Sanders and his new speaker struck a chord. I have been mulling over what exactly was happening with the CS2 footers. One ,for instance, is what I am able to hear that I could not with previous footers that...
  9. marcbrown

    Confessions of an Audiophile Junky-I Got Center Stage With Pitch Perfect Sound

    Hot damn Steve, I now know how Gollum (from Lord of the Rings) felt about his precious. I did a lot of talking to myself and precious since placing the Centerstage2 footers under my Devialet unit. The extreme marked improvement, after nine and a half days in my case, due to replacing Ultra 5s...
  10. marcbrown

    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Hi Steve your issues with the JL-113 subs reminded me of my many trials with my 2 JL-113s and coming to the same end. I had talked and written to Wilson, JL Audio and also REL with advice from all helpful but still not right. I had earlier tried something JL Audio said to do and that was put a...
  11. marcbrown

    Center Stage Feet have expanded applications

    Hi Steve, did you have ultra 5s under your speakers? If so did you change them out and use the Center Stage footers? If so was there any negatives, or was there improvement only? Thanks!
  12. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    I agree that replacing resistors, a la Debbie, is logical only because she has access to many through Wilson at little to no cost to her.
  13. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Hi Debbie, since you change resistors often and you already replaced footers with Stillpoints, have you tried or considered testing different brands of resistors? You will be surprised I bet.
  14. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Only once did a resistor fail and that was one of the Duelunds. The resistor showed signs of over-heating and finally stopped working with no damage to tweeter. The 3 times previous were with the Caddocks that did not fail, but the tweeters blew needing replacement.
  15. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Hi, I got to wondering why and how you were in bottom of speaker. Had you had a problem or was it for other reasons? Have you blown any resistors in your Sophia3s ? Thanks
  16. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Yes. When I bought my Wilson speakers I was told they were almost bullet-proof so I did not worry and one day blew a tweeter and Wilson replaced it. Then months later blew 2 at a party and Wilson said I abused them and I had to pay. Had a chance to try a Devialet unit in my system and was...
  17. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Before I switched to Devialet from a 400 wt Audio Research amp I blew 3 tweeters, 2 at same time one party and the tweeters fried but the Caddock resistors were fine. Wilson made me pay even though under warranty, said I abused them. Not sure if the Duelund CASTs would have protected in that...
  18. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Wow you took the bottom off. You are committed. Think I will pass, but thanks for info.
  19. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    My manual says the resistors were moved from bottom to the back of speaker for the III version. No mention of a bass resistor. Are you going from memory?
  20. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    I am at work now so when I go home I will check, but I do not remember anything on the bottom when I placed Stillpoint ultras underneath and then replaced with ultra 5s later. I have the III version, is that what you are referring to?
  21. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    The tweeter and midrange. I am not sure if there is one on the Sophia III as I see no compartment for them.
  22. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Seems like most thing in sound reproduction need some break-in to me, so after extended break-in is when I compare changes.
  23. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Not sure if your statement about, more resistors you put in parallel, is related to a previous post or not, as I am replacing resistors, not adding
  24. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    I realize I did a poor job of explaining what differences I heard by replacing the resistors. When mentioning tweeters sounded sweeter they did, but what I should have said was the transients were clearer so everything was expressed more clearly. The jump factor increased and voices easier...
  25. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

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  26. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Sorry, I have been unable to use my computer at home which had to replace, and work has me buried recently. I had said I would give the values of the resistors I bought which were 5R9-10wt and a 6R5-10wt. Later today I will post reply to questions asked after I have time to read and answer.
  27. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    My remarks about negativity were not aimed at anyone person just the negativity itself.
  28. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    I have the Sophia III speakers. They have one tweeter and one midrange resistors each
  29. marcbrown

    Wilson Audio Maintenance

    Just because Martin cut corners and fudged with substitutions does not mean i followed suit. What i ordered and got were exactly the same specs as what Wilson sent me and what they recommend, only Duelunds instead of Caddocks. A doubter you are, but without trying them yourself there is not a...

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