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  1. 10 points
    Too dark to take a picture tonight, but I received a wool army blanket that was owned/used by my great grandfather in Europe during World War I. I don't believe in having shelf trophies, so I'll be using it regularly to honor his memory and service.
  2. 9 points
    Got a late start but the Christmas spaghetti sauce is on. Home made meatballs and Italian sausage in the mix. Well eat in about 3 or 4 hours.
  3. 9 points
  4. 8 points
    Thank You so much Delicious2 , ...for the kind words ! Both of my main MUSIC systems (Theater Surround + the JUBILEE Rooms) are 18ft x 15ft rooms. But, the Jubilee Room has 11 foot ceilings with 6 Clouds (10ft x 18"...4" thick) , ...filled with Rockwool 'SAFE 'n SOUND' Acoustical Soundproofing Insulation. https://www.rockwool.com/products/safensound/ The CLOUDS are pictured above, in my downstairs RF7-iii Surround System, before they were wrapped with FLEECE Fabric. Again, The Jube room upstairs is the exact size and directly above this pictured downstairs living room ! The 6 CLOUDs are hung upstairs by hooks and chain ! The 11ft ceiling is angled, as seen in this OLD foto of the room, pictured below ! The reflective Couch and Metal table were the first thing I removed from the room ! All ' 5 milliseconds ' reflective surfaces, were addressed and label'd as ' PRIORITY ' in getting this room acoustically treated ! The acoustic Stage Curtains were purchased from the ROSE BRAND ( www.RoseBrand.com ), a professional Theater supply company in the New York City area ! After I removed that long reflective couch, I acquired a LOW SHOULDER Fabric 'CLUB' seat for my listening position. (pictured below) My Danley TH-50 SUB Woofer cabinet is barely seen in the right side of the picture above. ...a massive 24” Tall x 34” Wide x 25.5” Deep flawless speaker, true down to 21hz. https://www.danleysoundlabs.com/products/subwoofers/tapped-horns/th50/ Since that pic was taken, it has been moved directly behind my listening seat, within inches of the back of that new fabric Club Seat ! Also, i must mention that moving the seating position off the Back of the Wall , was a game changer sonic'ly. *A serious recommendation to anyone sitting directly next to a WALL : Move your listening position at least 4-5 feet off the Wall, if your closest wall is acoustically treated ! Or, move at least 6 feet off the wall, ... if it is NOT acoustically treated ! (The golden '5 millisecond Reflection rule' is around the 6 feet mark, ...which I truly now believe) Our brotha ChrisA, can verify for us, if I am not close to that estimation. Trust me, THAT made a HUGE difference in the systems fidelity. -Tightening everything ! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My room's SIDE 15ft walls, are my 'SHORT WALLS' ! I built 4 Curved-Diffussors, for the 1st and 2nd order side-wall reflection points ! They cost me about $10 each, to make . (If anyone is curious how to build those, just ask) Below are some pics of the side walls ! So to conclude, ...this is my 2-Channel listening Jube L/C/R system, for 2018 . All equipment used in of all my Klipsch systems are listed below, in my signature ! For 2019 , I want to expand to 5.1 Audio. In 2020, I will add a 125" screen + Projector ! Thanx for lookin' , Any questions ...? HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ~ Craig LeMay 281.469.1111 Born2Rock@Comcast.net
  5. 8 points
    My JUBE ROOM ! Fully treated with Theater Curtains, all 4 corner Bass Traps, and Curved-Diffusers for the side walls ! My Left/Center/Right Klipsch Jubilees are set in a 2.1 setup right now. Using my Xilica xp-4080 (4 ch IN / 8 ch OUT) the center Jubilee is just a MONO MIX , combining both L+R input signals. ...since each of the Jubilees are Bi-amped it takes 6 channels for the L/C/R's here, plus add another output channel for my Danley TH-50 sub , So for this 2.1 setup I am using 7 OUTPUT channels ! BUT this coming 2019, ...I am moving into a 5.1 setup. If all goes as imagined, all I will need is another Xilica and 2 more Jubilee K-402 Horns, ...which I will just place on top of my Klipsch KHorn from downstairs. I will be using a Marantz AV7703 Processor for all the audio duties, ...10 Carver Pro ZR1600 Mono Blocks ( a Phoenix Gold product, not Bob Carver) for the Bi-Amped Jubilees, ...and a Crown Macro-Tech MA3600vz Bridged in Mono, for the Danley TH-50 SUB. So, as you can see in the attached picture ...3 Jubilees down, 2 Jublees to go...for a 5.1 Jubilee setup ! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While Im here, I'd like to give a huge shout-out to @Chris A for all he does for our Klipsch Community here, ...and especially for his incredible Bessel-Crossover tuning he did personally for these 2018 Klipsch Jubilees ! I could not have reached AUDIO NIRVANA with out you CHRIS ! You certainly ROCKED MY WORLD ! ~Thank You, a million-times-over ! ~Craig LeMay (1) 281.469.1111 Born2Rock@Comcast.net
  6. 8 points
    Merry Christmas to you, each and every one!
  7. 8 points
    Merry Christmas and happy new year to all and your families. Working today? Me too, good times indeed. Free meal though, hope it's tasty.
  8. 8 points
    Merry Christmas to all, Christs blessing is for ALL of us Happiest of Birthdays to Christy Elis Lunquist, Love you bunches lady, but I am in Facebook Prison and this is the best way to wish you a blessed Birthday Dtel's Wife Rog
  9. 8 points
    Merry Christmas to all my C C & C friends.
  10. 7 points
    Ok, so I might have a problem, step 1 1. Admitting I have a problem 2. Convincing my wife that I don't have a problem. 3. Hiding my problem from others 4. Being at peace with my problem 5. Understanding that others have the same problem 6. Not buying any more equipment until my projects are complete 7. Ignoring #6, because it was on sale 8. Hating this and other audio forums 9. Secretly, staying on the forums 10. Telling m.y wife and others that I don't do audio forums anymore 11. Hiding a laptop in the closet 12. Not caring if I have a problem or if my wife is mad about my non problem and cranking the tunes up I had no clue how much crap (stuff) I had, until I started putting my test room back together. All of you are a bad influence, and the picture captures about 50% of the pieces and parts I have laying around that have been purchased for various projects. This all started about 10 years ago when I decided to get back into music and purchased a used set of RF7's, joined this forum, went to Hope, met Carl, drank martinis and here I am. Tell your story, you are not alone.
  11. 7 points
  12. 7 points
    Merry Christmas from Clarksville TN. May your next audio purchase be a major upgrade into the new year ☺️
  13. 7 points
    Merry Christmas from St. Louis, Missouri.
  14. 7 points
    Merry Christmas from the Philippines!
  15. 7 points
    If anyone fails to see the irony of me being the next post after this....well.... all I gotta say is Hope you & yours had a fantastic day and of course, a great upcoming year!
  16. 7 points
    Merry Christmas to all from Calgary. Thanks for all the contributions to the forums and helping me to learn and enjoy this hobby.
  17. 7 points
    Have a Blessed Christmas season, everyone!
  18. 7 points
    Here they are [emoji16] Sent from my LG-H990 using Tapatalk
  19. 7 points
  20. 6 points
    Well I finally completed my Pass DIY Sony VFET amplifier project. With tremendous help from Chuck, a fellow diyAudio.com member, on the Sony VFET bias settings, I have completed my build and I am very impressed with this amp with only 6-7 hours of music playback. As I previously mentioned, I purchased a set of untested (unmatched) Sony VFETs from wdecho that he bought from Acronman a while back. He also included a pair of the T-brackets, mica insulators and a pair of the PCBs. After budgeting my money and purchasing all the parts through Mouser, Parts Connexion, the diyAudio store and the local Ace Hardware, I set off on measuring and matching resistors and capacitors and followed 6L6's excellent build guide and Nelson Pass' instructions. Chuck really helped me with biasing the Sony VFETs and then we set it up in his system to audition the amp. The DC offset was kept well close to 200mV on each channel with the final settings. Having a great local resource like him in the Twin Cities is a real blessing. It sounded like a freshly built amplifier on his very efficient horn speakers. We then tested it with his distortion analyzer to see how closely matched each channel was since the VFETs were not tested and matched by Nelson Pass. The photo shows the spectral analysis for the right channel, which looks great. To my pleasant surprise, the left channel was virtually identical to the right channel. THD on the right channel measured 0.0130% @ 1 watt, while THD on the left channel measured 0.0135% @ 1 watt. It was time to close up the chassis and take it back home to enjoy. I plugged the amp into my system consisting of an Audio Research vacuum tube phono stage, an Audio Research vacuum tube line stage and a pair of KEF LS50 monitors. This amp has no problems driving the KEF's with the gain from my ARC LS7 line stage preamp. Chuck advised me to give this amp a lot of hours for it to really settle in, but I have to say that I am already impressed. The sound is so natural and clear. This is my first Pass DIY (and solid state amp) project ever, and just following Nelson Pass' documentation, 6L6's build guide on the diyAudio.com forum, and sage wisdom from wdecho and Chuck really made this project a success.
  21. 6 points
    Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, it sure sounds like you all did. Long day here for the most part. Did my annual thing helping with dinner for the less fortunate and clean up after. Got-r-Done! Then out to see my mom w/my two daughters and oldest's grands at the assisted living complex. Mom wasn't saying much but smiling a lot which is a good thing. She's almost 95 and wheel-chair bound now. Youngest actually slipped back here to pick up a couple pair of banana plugs for her speaker wires. Seems as though Dad forgot to ship them to Phoenix. Ha. She said, "Where is that rack of stuff you had?" I pointed to the corner, then I got a "Where's the music coming from now?" Showed her the PL and the tubes and got an "Oh wow! I want that!" Then proceeded to tell me someone she's in classes w/@ ASU called her an audiophile because her little system sounded so good... I didn't laff too hard. Then she said, "Oh wait you're the audiophile!" Me? Oh heck no... Just an old guy who enjoys his tunes. She did like Mannheim Steamroller's Xmas LP though! Verbose I know, but it was a good day! Merry Christmas to you all !
  22. 6 points
    Merry Christmas from the Gulf Of Mexico...
  23. 6 points
    We have to like this guy ! @ The 13 minute mark... Has a pair of la scalas and some mac gear ..
  24. 6 points
    Clarity is the biggest improvement with ample bass (two 15" speakers) and a sweet mid range. First reflection is no longer a problem in that sound to the sides is largely self cancelling. The listening sweet spot is larger, not confined to one seat in the room and sound is not beamed at you like a boxed speaker often does but seems to radiate forward in a hologram.....hence the name. I have tried powering them with the tubed horn monos and the mids are luscious and with the ATI 1502 the bass has more slam and seems more cohesive and tight. I am using the tubed preamp with the SS ATI though so tubes are in the chain. All this is not to say that you can't find the occasional bad recording that makes everything sound nasty. But put on some John Lee Hooker such as Chill Out or Healer or maybe some Sonny Rollins Way Out West or Diane Krall Live in Paris and sit back and enjoy . Bottom line is I love them. They will be first string for the foreseeable future.
  25. 6 points
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