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RE: MGIIIa's up and running

I applied the 5522 chokes and have to say that the effect is positive. It does tame the high end a bit. but without seeming to give up much if anything. Smooths the whole presentation offered by the IIIa's.

Also, prior to receiving the chokes, I experimented a bit with the jumper. When I first hooked them up I used a simple piece of 10ga copper wire. Switched to the 1.2 ohm attenuator resistor just to see what would happen, and that suppressed the highs too much. Then, I tried the Magnepan steel jumpers, they were less bright than the copper, and introduced what I would describe as "grit" - didn't like 'em. I also have some 5502's that I can monkey around with just to see what they will do. As some have observed, paralleling them provides more options.

With the chokes, I can run the system a bit louder which helps wake up the bass a bit. Overall, an improvement.

Thanks for urging me to try this!


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