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  2. Unless you absolutely have to visually match gear, you could do better than either amplifiers for the same or less $$$ with maybe an amp from Outlaw Audio or Monoprice, IMO. https://outlawaudio.com/shop/index.php?id_product=25&rewrite=model-7000x&controller=product https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=18682 As far as preamp/processors, either will do a fine job. Bill
  3. @Dave1290 The music award " ECHO " was abolished in 2019 because in 2018 a German right-wing extremist and anti-Jewish rapper band was awarded this music prize. This award has caused the whole music scene in Germany to hand over the old " Echo " awards. This prize no longer had any significance for the musical cultural society. Since the year 2019 the musician price is called " IMA ". " International Music Award " .
  4. Room is about 15x15...and music will be mostly from spotify, pandora...but mainly system will be for movie nights
  5. What size room will this go in and how much will you listen to music with this system?
  6. In my youth I was also a passionate BMW driver. They were really great cars, with great comfort and fun factor. I had the 1502 The 325 i M 3 and the 530 i
  7. Need thoughts or suggestions for a preamp and power amp Currently looking at the Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5200 with Yamaha MX-A5200 or the Marantz AV7705 with Marantz MM8077 I just bought this setup: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8060FA are the towers Klipsch Ref Premiere RP-504C W center channel speaker Klipsch Ref Premiere RP-502S W surround speakers Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M Klipsch SPL-150 x2
  8. The Heritage Prices spreadsheet shows the Cornwall I in Good condition at $851 average. If you are a Buyer you want them $100 under the average and if you are a Seller you want $100 over the average. That range is still fair market value, a fair price for both Buyer and Seller. Here is the spreadsheet, feel free to download it. It's a good research tool. Click on any cell with a red triangle to see my detailed notes. Klipsch Heritage used prices ver 2020-05.xlsx
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  10. If the cabinets are in excellent or better shape and all components are working the price is reasonable.
  11. Bump with items removed and added. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
  12. If it weren't for the damage.... Driving to retrieve something can go many ways. If it's an okay deal, then not driving very far doesn't hurt. If it's a great deal, then a longer drive balances the deal a bit more. Since it's a one time and done, I tend to ignore the drive, that way I can convince myself it was a great deal. 😎 Not sure who can answer that any better than you. Location, condition, time of year will all play a part in the prices, and this virus will cause more bargains as time goes on. @wvu80 has gathered the completed sales of several Klipsch speakers and can share that they have been selling for. That's called experience and is something you get right after you need it. Trying to stay with 1976 is going to limit your deals by a great deal. Not too long ago, that same money would get you Cornwall or Chorus II in excellent condition. $1,500 was for LaScala in great condition and starting into Khorn prices. Studying the market is the best thing to do. After getting familiar with what things go for, then you will be able to pounce on a deal with confidence.
  13. OK, it obvious you think you are an expert and everyone else is well, not in the world you live in. Instead of talking electronics you have gone to belittling say I won't ever have the experience you have. And you are right, no one with any electronic background is going to buy into what you are saying. It will never make sense to anyone with basic electronic knowledge. I like the flock I fly in and hope I am never in the world you live in. You have a good day as well.
  14. Well, in a nutshell, the diodes prevent the driver tube voltage sagging, when the power tube draws heavy current. If you Google "stopper diode", you find better explanations. rgds, JNL.
  15. Hi Mike, great idea! The TV damper-diodes give you a slow turn-on, and a low voltage drop. The oil cap gives you low DCR, and a very long lifetime. (if not forever) As you know, that first cap right after the rectifier is the most stressed cap in the whole amplifier! The Marantz model 2 amps used 2) 6AU4 then a 8uF motor-run oil cap. rgds, JNL.
  16. It may sound silly to you, but if you ever gain the experience I have, and you likely won't, it would all make sense to you Henry. You can live in your world, and I will live in mine !!! Have a lovely weekend. I have things to do elsewhere. Sixteen piano LPs to buy on eBay.. Jeff
  17. You are mis-quoting me Maynard, to try to prove a useless point. Harry built my lower mu driver version, of the same circuit. My original 2019 build, amp as it sits, with the original circuit ( and too high a gain input tube ) , is beyond anything most people will ever get to hear. But, as I very plainly explained, the driver tube we initially selected ( mu of 100) gives too much gain. The amp is worthy of a rebuild, into monoblocks, and, I have changed the driver tube to a lower gain triode ( mu of 33 ). You have no idea what he is hearing, you are only guessing !! His score was -7 on the 300B amp, plus 60 on the new SE DC KT88 amp. " Period". He wrote. Jeff
  18. Those are Fir, black. H1's in GOOD condition go for $400 all day long, but this set has a lot of black paint missing in the front making these in AVERAGE condition which averages $335. Just the opinion of me and my Heritage Prices spreadsheet.
  19. This showed up on my porch a couple weeks ago and I've been sitting on it for just the right time. Today it's ON! No more Ohio State football because of Covid so I get the day off. Gonna make the best of it too! Didn't make this one but the next one is back in Chicago and free is always good! Sooo, thanks for the box EC but what do I do with the Blue-Ray that came with it since I'm only two-channel? Might have to play with the Oppo a bit. Yaaas, MicroMara hecho in Germany! Sweet thru these lil cranked Heresey's. Next time around it'll be on the LS cause I know I'm gonna be a repeat offender! Great so far!
  20. You be the judge of condition but the typical price for Heresy I & II are ~$400-$500 in decent shape. But with you being way up there in Alaska I bet your choices are fairly slim.
  21. you might want to check out the Schiit DACs as a side purchase...some quite inexpensive, has the USB as well as optical and coax digital connections, likely better than what's built into the amps at this price point... https://www.schiit.com/products/modi-1
  22. Really. EE people just think they know what they are doing. Medwin do you realize how silly that sounds? You are saying do not listen to them, listen to me who has not shown any electronic background to the members on this forum. Sorry but you keep on saying stupid stuff that cannot be overlooked.
  23. I would also value your opinion about the Atmos speakers and Subwoofer models you think would complement my list. Thank you so much for your time 🙌
  24. I have been looking hard at $300-$500 amps. Some have DACs, others do not. Many have optical and coax inputs but no USB input. I am also a "store all the music on a PC" guy and also listen to a lot of YouTube and online concerts. I would love to go PC=>Amplifier=>Speakers using only a USB. Price of the amp does not seem to drive DAC, some cheaper amps have DAC, some expensive amps do not.
  25. Welcome. Spending money on 3rd party amps, which might work, would be my last choice. Used ProMedia 2.1s are readily available on eBay for less than $100. New can be had for ~$150. That said, if bored, I would be curious to open one up to see if some inexpensive SURE class-D chip amp from Parts Express could be used. Unless the thrill of the DIY repair floats your boat, your time ought to be worth more than the cost of replacing the whole system.
  26. I believe I know why--the same reason why Toole I believe advocates it: direct radiating drivers splash a lot of energy around the room, and that means that a downward sloping response tends to compensate for the increased level of early reflections at higher frequencies that direct radiating loudspeakers typically have. This is the "salt-and-pepper EQ" phenomenon that Roy has talked about with horns that begin to lose their directivity at lower frequencies. This is not necessary with K-402s in my experience: you want flat response as measured at one metre microphone distance. An additional reason is that Toole knows that many/most recordings have accentuated highs during mastering between 1-5 kHz (just below the major sibilance frequencies, since many/most vocalists can't keep their mouths away from the microphones, another interesting subject, and therefore the mixing and mastering guys wind up having to cut somewhere in the 4-7 kHz band. You can see this on many/most popular music recordings, i.e., the difference between the black line and the red line, below, from the John Peter Chapman 1996 JAES article: It's the genres that tend to the right side of the above average dynamic range (crest factor) that experience increased amounts of high frequency boost--and lower dynamic range. The problem is, of course, that the highs above 10 kHz are doubly attenuated using the Toole downward sloping SPL response for loudspeakers. I think there's one other factor--I don't believe that all people are taking their measurements at one metre. If you flatten the SPL response at one metre (easy to do with DSP), then back off to 3-5 metres with the microphone, you will get that down-sloping response automatically. Most people that argue this point I believe are trying to measure loudspeaker response too far away in a noisy listening room full of early reflections if taken that far back. This is also my gripe with "room correction software". The major failing of these applications is that they are taking the measurements with the non-minimum-phase room reflections embedded in the measurements, and they typically do a lousy job of cutting those effects out of their measurements. Unless you're outside on soft ground, I'd strongly advise taking your in-room measurements at one metre microphone distance with the microphone centered on midrange height, and aim for flat response. Unless using half-space microphone measurement techniques with the microphone on the ground, in which case, the advice gets a lot more complicated, and you generally need more and better measurement applications and equipment. Chris
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