Am I really the first casualty among modders? Disc spins up, then stops...all the while display reads "no." Have checked and rechecked solder connections and cable inserts. Thanks.
One of the small wires had popped out of the plug, but that fact was obscured by the ferrite loop. Apparently that wiring group has something to do with with spin-up and drawer operations. And man was it a pain getting that thing back in there--those wires are even smaller and more pliant than the the power ribbon.
I'm currently breaking in a pair of Kimber caps ($13 a pair from PE) with "Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section." Excellent so far--definitely the best soundstage I've heard from digital in my system. The tonal balance is still tipped *slightly* in favor of the upper mids, but I'm betting a few hours' break-in will change that. Just recapped the crossovers in my Large Advents too, so everything's sounding great.
I kinda figured it would be one of the cables:) The tonal balance could have a lot to do with the cap upgrades in the Advents. At least when I replaced the caps in my Advents with polypropylenes it certainly opened the top end up and make the speakers a bit brighter. If you haven't already try some Mills resistors on those Advents. Also consider removing the metal grilles on the tweeters.
turns out I had bent one of the wires. Probably that one big one that goes between the two boards.
Try it again. I had problems with mine when I did the mod. Make sure the bare wires are each in their proper sockets on that stiff cable. Use a magnifying glass.
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