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Two-Stroke Rebuild - Dirt Rider Magazine (blog)
Put enough hours on an engine and something will let go. For this YZ250 two-stroke motor it was the crank after 250 hard hours. It made dreaded noises and came to skidding stop in the middle of the California desert. We feared catastrophic failure, but in the end it was simply roasted crank bearings. We contacted Hot Rods ( www.hotrodsproducts.com ) and ordered up a bottom kit, which comes with the crankshaft, main bearings and seals and a complete gasket set. It also included a Vertex piston and rings. We sent the cylinder off to Millennium Technologies for a re-plate ( www.mt-llc.com ). Here is a look at our rebuild of the engine. We highly suggest having a service manual by your side when working with any engine and good luck!
Always refer to the service manual for torque specs on bolts and we use the handy Motion Pro gear locker to make it easy keep the internals from spinning. Now get to getting and put all remaining parts on and then work that top end back together. Don’t forget to double and triple check your work and most of all, have fun roosting.-->
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The Best Monitor Speakers to Bring Your PC Audio To Life - Shacknews
Building The Best Gaming PC Hub
There are loads of PC users who won’t blink any eye at spending $300+ on a new GPU or even $1000+ on a new ultrawide monitor, but settle for the limp sound from a cheap set of computer speakers. There are countless speaker systems available from the usual PC gaming suspects, many of them offering small satellite speakers paired with a cheap subwoofer to help hide the poor sound reproduction with boomy bass. Admittedly, loud and obnoxious is a trait coveted by a small percentage of users, but most folks can get more enjoyment from day to day browsing, gaming, and music listening by opting for a quality audio solution.
How We Ended Up With Crap “PC Speakers”
The previously mentioned “computer speakers” grew to popularity in the 1990s, a time when many PCs shipped without decent sound hardware and there was no real way to get a quality music source outside of using expensive CD-ROM drives. PCs during this time were comparatively more expensive than what we have now, and including a cheap set of speakers was a way for manufacturers to add a little value to a desktop or laptop system. These audio solutions set expectations for years to come, holding back quality sound reproduction for everyday PC users for years to come.
The mid to late 1990s saw the introduction of widely available dedicated sound cards for PC use, Sound Blasters being the most popular option. These cards gave PC users the option to use higher quality sound in their games and music listening (which was now becoming more common as the MP3 codec began gaining popularity alongside file sharing applications). Specialized computer speaker systems hit the market from manufacturers like Cambridge Soundworks, Creative Labs, and Logitech. These systems worked well with the sound cards of the time to produce decent stereo and surround sound reproduction.
Rise of the Headphone
By the mid-2000s, increasing quality in integrated motherboard sound chips and Microsoft’s decision to remove the Hardware Abstraction Layer from Windows Vista relegated dedicated sound cards to a small niche market. Around this time, the use of headphones with PCs began to gain lots of traction as they offered equivalent or better sound than any PC-specific speaker systems and did so at a lower cost.
Headphones and headsets are king in the current PC landscape, with an excellent range of options to match any budget and an ocean of dedicated DACs and amplifiers for delivering the source audio at the highest quality. Modern gaming headsets can offer voice communication, convincing positional audio, and reasonable music reproduction. Dedicated headphones make up the slack in the music department, though they cannot offer the convenience of an integrated mic. Still, these setups are the cheapest and easiest way to get good audio from your PC.
Desktop Monitors Bring the Sound Back to Your Desk
While the cheap PC speakers never really died off, most users shifted to headphones or opted for one of the few remaining speaker systems that offer decent quality for the money (like the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1). In recent years, a new trend has emerged in desktop audio that is finally making the PC sound great again (or for the first time with speakers, really). Using powered monitor speakers with your PC provides previously unavailable sound reproduction quality (especially for music) at affordable prices. Studio monitor speakers have been around forever, mostly confined to studios and A/V production facilities. They are speakers in specially designed enclosures that are designed to give a flat frequency response. They are preferred in recording, mixing, and mastering facilities so that the producers and engineers can reliably hear exactly what is going on with their audio.
Studio monitors are often placed on mixing desks very close...Source: www.shacknews.com
Bag a Bank Holiday bargain! FEMAIL reveals the best discounts on everything from BBQs to beauty products this long ... - Daily Mail
Bag a Bank Holiday bargain! FEMAIL reveals the best discounts on everything from BBQs to beauty products this long weekend (and you could save HUNDREDS)
- Retailers are offering big discounts this Bank Holiday weekend to mark the end of summer
- Savvy UK shoppers can find bargains in store and online with savings of more than half price
- FEMAIL rounded up a selection of the best deals on homeware, tech and lifestyle to suit all budgets
By Siofra Brennan and Latoya Gayle For Mailonline
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Chase is on the case and keeping his canine skills sharp! Rescue kitty from the tree and launch some tennis balls at the targets to improve your aiming skills. Chickaletta also needs saving so ride the zip line to bring your pal down to safety with a perfect pooch landing. Only the training Centre can make the Paw Patrol rescue-ready!Source: www.dailymail.co.uk