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  2. Many posts, IMO, fail to grasp the coming paradigm shift away from personal vehicle ownership. When AV technology is fully implemented, it will be unnecessary to own a car that needs to be insured, serviced, stored, and which sits in your driveway depreciating, when not in use. While you’re doing the triple S, a car is on it’s way to your door to take you wherever. On the way, you read, work, sleep etc. Traffic will flow smoothly and safely without traffic jams. What is the genesis of a traffic jam? Most rush-hour traffic jams are caused by impatient and inconsiderate drivers who stay in the “fast” lanes until the last possible moment before forcing their way to the right to exit, which slows the traffic in the lane they’re leaving as well as the lanes they cross and the lane they seek. If drivers would plan ahead and accelerate into open spaces when changing lanes, rather than slowing to change lanes, traffic jams would be vastly reduced. If you’ve driven in Europe, you’ve had a small taste of how traffic flows when drivers actually keep right except while actually overtaking, whereupon they immediately move back to the right to keep the left lane available for overtaking. Opels do not camp in the fast lanes with cruise controls set at the speed limit, taking minutes to pass a lorrie. When overtaking, the Opel driver plans ahead, checks the mirrors and accelerates around the lorrie as quickly as possible before moving back to the right. The pass is delayed if a Ferrari or big Benz is already in the fast lane and bearing down. EVERYONE stays out of the fast lanes except while actually overtaking. Nascar provides a model. Bumper to bumper traffic moves at high speeds. Lane changes are made frequently by accelerating into gaps. With AV technology, the “safety” factor of putting 98# soccer moms in Escalades so they can survive encounters with Bubbas in Ram diesel duallys will be unnecessary. Small cars will rarely make contact with each other. The savings in time, lives, space and resources will be tremendous. Individual car ownership could still exist, but it would be for recreation, not transportation. I am an auto enthusiast. I built the Buick V8 powered sports car in my avatar. It’s brutal acceleration and 1G on a skid pad handling were unusable on the street. I’d be perfectly happy calling for a Chevy Bolt to collect me to take me to a track where I could drive my sports car to it’s full potential. Stop thinking in terms of your car. It’s not that you need to be prohibited from personal ownership, but the savings of lives, time, energy, money, and space will make private vehicle ownership expensive, unnecessary and undesirable. Autonomous cars can’t get her soon enough. The lives lost in the meanwhile are a terrible waste. The waste of time and money, while significant, pale in comparison to the loss of life.
  3. JBL is on the Vintage wagon now?

    Bean counters win, quality looses. JJK
  4. Khorn Placement "technical" data

    I know a few folks from this forum that have four Khorns. If your room can accommodate them, I'd recommend that configuration over other Heritage surrounds. The key here is distributed bass from the room corners that will negate the lowest room acoustic modes (a good thing), which in your room are at a very low frequency due to its dimensions. The surround channels in surround arrays aren't used very often as full-duty sound channels, but when you do find a recording that uses the surrounds as independent sound channels, the results will be very good. The only drawback to having Khorns in all four room corners is the placement of the listening position for best sound envelopment. If the listening position(s) place the rear Khorns too far back in terms of their angle from the front center of the room (usually 60-120 degrees is optimal for sound envelopment), then you'll be trading away a little in terms of the envelopment of the array. See the following figure from Floyd Tool's book on Loudspeakers and Rooms for experimental listener assessment of different surround channel configurations, particularly the one labeled "quad" which might be close to the angular dimensions for putting four Khorns in your listening room with your chosen listening position (LP). Where you place your listening position will affect not only the envelopment, but also the low frequency performance due to room modes: Chris
  5. r15 or better rp-150m?

    Thanks! I think I have to test both and compare. Perhaps there are some more opinions?
  6. Forte III

    Thank you for sharing that @Ro60. My best to you and your continuing recovery. The sooner you have the speaker inconvenience resolved the better.
  7. I don't know how close you are to this but if looking for small theater speakers this is probably the way I'd go:
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  9. JBL is on the Vintage wagon now?

    JBL is bringing back a couple vintage speakers. ...they will have a tough time coming up with new designs (at least for their synthesis line) since they fired all their top engineers that had been there for 40+ years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Installing my R15-M to my vinyl player

    Is this it?
  11. Klipsch speaker impedance ratings

    Good description of efficiency vs sensitivity in that link. However...not sure I'd put too much trust in his ability to determine sound quality: "There is no connection between the efficiency and the sound quality." ...I think there was this guy who said efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion. I wonder if he ever made any speakers we enjoy... :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Installing my R15-M to my vinyl player

    So what do i still need to buy? Can you give me some links of the objects that i need? Thank you verry much already!
  13. Forte III

    DizRotus, unfortunately I must tell you the same thing: I am sick of leukemia for a year and a half but in the process of recovery. Everything is ok and I lead a normal life with my job, sports, mountain bike, I continue the medical checks and the therapies and I listen as much as possible good music with the Klipsch!
  14. "THX Ultra2 is a 7.1-speaker extension of the original Ultra spec. Ultra2 is designed to work well with multi-channel music and movie presentations playing up to reference levels in rooms of 3,000 cubic feet or larger. Each certification requires components to produce high volume levels, to play at a low level of distortion, and to disperse sound in specific ways, as well as to have extremely low noise and behave in a stable and predictable way."
  15. Great points, I think I'll do that.

    I was her age once and I was always able to sneak one or two by the old man
  17. Vinyl - Record Spinning

    You need to be in the right mood But I grew up watching Frank Sinatra movies so I can slip into a nice mood easily no matter what records are playing
  18. Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Thanks for sharing, do you enjoy them all. Or could you rank them base on quality of recording and on whether mellow or big band. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  19. Vinyl - Record Spinning

    @BlueHusky79 I have these 4 records that were handed down to me by a dear friend Needs no introduction and and went by the handle of Ol Blue Eyes and the leader of the Rat Pack I'm really enjoying playing these records tonight and even had a dance with the wife The Reprise Years is almost mint condition, but the others are a little worn Still enjoyable Artist - Frank Sinatra Title - The Reprise Years
  20. Klipsch speaker impedance ratings

    It's helpful to keep in mind that the Loudspeaker Sensitivity rating is what is expressed in most loudspeaker advertising specification sheets and isn't directly the same as the Loudspeaker Efficiency. Note: The Klipschorn Rating which is given as 105db @ 2.83v/1m but doesn't mention @ 1watt and is also noted as "sensitivity in a typical listening room". Since loudspeakers impedance varies with frequency and are typically powered by amplifiers performing as a voltage source and most loudspeakers that the typical forum members are using are in rooms this seems like a reasonable method to give the consumer some sense of what to expect from the loudspeaker in your home listening room. Here is a link that will help in understanding Sensitivity versus Efficiency and you can also see how if you hold the applied amplifier voltage (typical @ 2.83v) the same but change the impedance of the loudspeaker from 8ohm to 4ohm you will cause the amplifier to generate 2watts (with the 4ohm loudspeaker load) and the sensitivity rating of the 4ohm loudspeaker will have to be reduced by -3db if both loudspeakers are to be referenced to a 1watt input at a specific distance (typical @ 1meter) for both loudspeakers. Loudspeaker Efficiency Versus Sensitivity http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-efficiency.htm Another good link on the subject: http://www.audioholics.com/loudspeaker-design/loudspeaker-sensitivity miketn
  21. I have the Rocketfish posted above. It worked very well for me. I'm not currently using it but I plan to use it the next time I need a living room surround setup.
  22. Thanks to MetropoplisLakeOutfitters

    Find a pair of KSP-400's and forget about crossovers and ear bleed.
  23. HD Wireless and HDR Video

    I pushed Klipsch for an answer on Facebook messenger and did get a reply telling me they are working on a firmware upgrade but can’t give a date for release. Better than no response.
  24. Poll & Prediction: Autonomous Car Equipment at 5k by 2019

    It was $4 in Texas, truck and Suv sales plummeted, Hybrids skyrocketed. No one can quit driving, but they drive way less. Everyone was adding a fuel surcharge to their bills. People cut back on a lot. It isn't whether they will drive or not, it is consumer economics. If the govt will give you a tax credit of 7500 towards a car, and you can cut you energy bill by 100 or 200 per month in commuting costs you are going to move over to an electric AV car much quicker. $5 a gallon may be the magic number, but it would have to be phased in to have the desired effect of shifting peogle from their regular cars to EV with AV capability. They wouldn't have much trade in, the value of any vehicle without EV or AV would plumment.Meaning very limited trade in value if any.
  25. Youthman has you covered. I just want to give my condolences for the loss of your coffee pot. That's not a good day for anyone. The loss of your other electronics may prove to be a boon, as you've already scored a fantastic pair of speakers
  26. @Koadog you are new here (I am too really) and I sure hope you hang around. You would have no reason to know this, but you already have been given the the highest compliment known around here. Many have been here for years if not decades hoping that one day they too might score a Youthman deal. One or two may have succeeded, but I have not heard of it. You are a legend in the making.
  27. Hey, I have an RC-7 and it is my most favorite speaker ever in my entire life. If weighs 45 pounds, but is just sits there so so what. $400 seems to be the price today. I would take @Youthman's suggestion about shipping, but I am still monitoring the national market because I have not turned it off. And by the way, there are matching RS-7 monster surrounds. About 22 pounds each and glorious. These guys will keep up with that RF-7. Of course, if you wanted to go in another direction, you could ship me the RF-7, and I would even double your money. There is one for $500 Canadian in Saskatoon Canada http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649401947-klipsch-rc-7/ A guy in Matthews, NC has one, no price http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649254145-klipsch-rf7/ Greenbay for $600 https://greenbay.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-rc-7-center-speaker/6414227028.html These seem to show up often, so over a month you should get one.The RC-7 has 2 8-inch woofers. It fills the room with sound in a way that no puny center could.
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