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  1. Good day, I do my best to tell my story as clearly as possible, but I'm Dutch and English ain't my native language. My apologies if I am formulating strange sentences or misusing words. I would like to share my personal story/short review and opinion about the Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 4 I also hope to initiate a conversation where Cornwall listeners and interested parties share their experience and opinion. I think it's nice to read each other's opinions and experiences, but maybe this can also be informative for others. To my great frustration, I could hardly find any information about the Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 4. A listening demo at the dealer was possible, but there I listen to a different audio set in a different room with different acoustics. Also, an A/B comparison between the Cornwall 3 and the 4 is not possible. So any information I could find was welcome... And this was very disappointing. A little bit of information about my situation: I am a lover of the Heritage sound. Have also owned a number of Heritage speakers and now own the Cornwall 4. I don't have much experience and knowledge in the audio field and have almost only listened to Klipsch speakers. Read my experience and opinion as a great enthusiast, but nothing more than that. As equipment I have a tube amplifier, the Dynaco ST70 with El34, the NAS 1000s as a preamplifier and the Cambridge Cxn V2 as a streamer (Tidal) Listening room is a living room of 12m x 5.5m where the speakers are placed on the long wall. While impressed with the Chorus 1 I owned at the time, I was looking for more and decided to give the Heritage 4 a shot. After a listening demo at a very good hi-fi shop, I was impressed by the CW4 and Forte4. In this demo I found the Forte4 only the winner. The CW4 sounded bigger, more open, but also quite boomy. Maybe because I was used to the Chorus, which has very little bass. Maybe because of the acoustics or because of the equipment that was used. I don't know, but on this demo, the Forte 4 won me over due to the dominant bass of the CW4. But my interest was triggered in the Heritage 4 line. By pure chance I came into contact with a man who had a nice set of CW3 and wanted to sell it. I was able to buy them for a very reasonable amount and so the Chorus 1 went into the corner of the living room and the CW3 was now set up. Perhaps this speaker was enough of an upgrade for me and a heritage 4 speaker set was not even necessary. It took me a while to get used to the CW3. The basses were much fuller and more present. The CW3 could also sound quite boomy at times. The midrange seemed a bit smaller than with the Chorus 1. But overall I thought it was an upgrade compared to the Chorus. It sounded more like a full range speaker, only the bass was sometimes a bit too fat and I had the idea that the midrange was smaller and less open. (I have never checked with an A/B test whether this is correct) After a period of getting used to, I can only say that I really liked the sound of the CW3. Maybe not perfect, but I could really enjoy the sound that the speakers produced. Still, the CW4 continued to itch. All reviews are so very positive about this speaker. I couldn't find any negative opinion or experience anywhere. So yes.. I remained greedy for more. More of all this fine and good.. So the need to try the CW4 still remained alive. After owning the CW3 for a few weeks, I was offered a nice deal from another hi-fi dealer. There I got a listening demo and I could listen to the CW4 for the second time. This time I brought my own amplifier. Again the CW4 sounded different than expected. The bass was fine now, but I thought the sound was a bit duller than the CW3 I had at home. Again no idea what caused this, acoustics, his tube preamp or his streamer. But if I were to judge purely on my impression of this demo, I wouldn't have bought the CW4. However, because of all the rave reviews I read, and also because I spoke to someone on facebook who had made the upgrade from the CW3 to CW4 and was very positive about it, and because there was also a bit of greed played with it, I took the gamble and i bought them. I had hooked up and positioned the CW4 exactly as I had done with the CW3. 3 meters between the speakers, listening position 3.5 meters from the speakers. Towed the speakers in so they are facing me and removed the grill. The first thing I noticed was a clear sound. The small details were more audible. And the midrange seemed a bit bigger. Until it was really time to go to sleep I listened to music, which amounts to about 10 hours of listening to music. My first findings are therefore based on speakers and my ears that probably still need to break in. I hear some say 200 hours, 50 hours, and others say that breaking in speakers is bullshit. I have no idea who is saying the right thing, time will tell. After two days of listening, these are my first findings: -the CW4 seems to have a larger midrange -the CW4 shows more detail (I'm sure of this) -the sound seems a bit clearer with the CW4 - the bass is significantly less. The CW3 could sometimes sound a bit boomy and there I sometimes wanted to turn the bass back with the tone control. With the CW4 this is the opposite, I have now turned up the bass by +1/+2. - the bass seems a bit tighter from the CW4 and I think I hear a bit more detail. -overall the sound of the CW4 seems a bit more analytical a bit more "audiophile" - the speaker looks really nice. I really like it a lot better than the CW3 -I can't get used to the new grill of the CW4. And that's because of the color. There is a kind of yellowish bronze glow over the grill which I don't like matching with that chic walnut veneer. Plain black or silver/iron look would have been much nicer. Unfortunately.. -the CW3 seems a bit warmer in the sound, a bit more easy to listen to. -the CW3 sometimes seems a bit more airy in the midrange, playing the music with a little more ease. I find this a bit more difficult to describe. But this is something that always struck me with the CW3.. The ease with which some instruments were reproduced. It sounded very light and detailed. The CW4 also does this with a lot of detail and dynamics, but I miss the ease in it.. The airy sound. (maybe because they need some more break in time, who knows) Based on my first impression, is the CW4 the better speaker? I do think that the sound is different/improved on a number of points compared to the CW3. Whether it's the speaker that still needs to break in, or my ears that still have to get used to it, I don't know. But the CW3 definitely contains something in the sound, warmth..a certain ease and emotion which I don't hear in the CW4 yet and which I really liked with the CW3. So far my very first impression after two days of listening to the CW4. I know that things can still change and there is also a good chance that I will come back to my previous findings. My intention is to update this topic later and share my thoughts on the CW4 again. I'd also like to share a bit of text from a conversation I had with someone who thought their CW3 sounded better than the CW4. I find it so striking because for me this was the first and only person I heard talk less positive about the CW4 and even thought the CW3 sounded better and so did his friend. His friend also changed his CW4 for a CW3. Now that I own the CW4 myself and can compare the 3 with the 4, I recognize some comments and I understand better why the CW4 might not be a better speaker for everyone. my personal findings are still the same, my general impression of cornwall III is that it sounds more open and fuller than the cornwall IV, maybe the cornwall IV goes a bit more in detail, but when it comes to live music, the cornwall III gives you the feeling that you are in the middle of it .it just makes me smile... it's something strange...if you've never heard or had cornwall and you hear or buy cornwall IV then you think wow I'm never getting rid of this one! and then you really don't think after that I'm going to cornwall III because the general trend is loudspeakers are getting better and better... but if you've had the cornwall III first, and then you hear or buy cornwall IV, Then it can be positive or perhaps disappointing , because they sound different...and cornwall III sounds better to me. but who am I ... tastes differ, opinions differ, listening and comparing yourself is still the best, chances are you will be disappointed if you go from III to IV! I personally would never trade my III for an IV. meanwhile my friend has exchanged his IV for a III and is very happy!
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  2. Pic I took of an old tree behind my house from a couple years ago.
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  3. And they is here. Gotta make cables and get these non labeled crossovers hooked up then I should be golden
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  4. Gidget is Chamis twin sister - so birthday 12 tomorrow for her, also
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  5. It is Chami 12th birthday tomorrow - I love my pups so much! Pure joy!!!!!
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  6. And the beat goes on! Flat as a Pancake is the debut studio album by American rock band Head East. At first, the album was released independently on Pyramid Records. However, when radio stations began to play the song "Never Been Any Reason", A&M Records signed the band and re-released the album in June 1975.[2] It is Head East's only album to be certified Gold by the RIAA.
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  7. This is a replacement copy of my over played US 1967 pressing The new record is also a US import Its a 200 gram Hendrix Family release from 2014 And thank god that they used a quality archival sleeve Very nice pressing and to my ears pretty faithful to the original if you are looking for a replacement copy Artist - Jimi Hendrix Experience Title - Are You Experienced Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/6170798-The-Jimi-Hendrix-Experience-Are-You-Experienced-
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  8. @chassellPicked that up along with Country Life. I've got the old ones and just stock piling new stuff. lol Yes, I'm a hoarder!
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  9. This post is nothing more than for me to say how much I love my CW IV and gear. Here is how this week went: 1. Was looking to sell my speakers, (I am moving at some point and just figured why not). 2. I repositioned my speakers in my listening room, (completely rearranged it, sold my love seat, put a recliner arm chair instead, I wanted perfect sound just for me). 3. I was playing a song with a lot of bass, (Come Together from Brian Bromberg, I don't dig it but someone posted a video with it playing and I wanted to compare). 4. I noticed some rattling noises as I cranked it, something made me buy those rubber/cork vibration pads and OMG!!! One of the greatest purchases of all time for me, completely changed the sound for the better, smoooooooth and the lows are so silky from the CW IV, glorious. 5. I ordered a pair of SVS 3000 subwoofers, in messing with that I noticed my Preamp RCA out was broken, that same day my miniDSP SHD arrived FULL I/O. 6. Send my Preamp for repair, and installed the mini, also got Ethernet lines ran to my music room, hooked everything up, it was meh with the subs. 7. While they were installing the Ethernet I put the vibration pads under the subwoofer....OMFG!! What glorious BASS down to 10hz. 8. My second sub had been delayed, I hooked it up in Stereo, everything with vibration pads, used Dirac Live to tune the system. Measure the results with REW before playing any music, Dirac almost flattened out my response from 10hz to 16hz with a light drop off, COOOOL. 9. Grabbed a beer, reclined and put some tracks on, HEAVEN! I highly recommend miniDSP SHD FULL I/O, it is a game changer. The sound is incredible, the imagine, the clarity, the bass it is all PERFECT to me. It is hard to believe it could ever get better then this for me, maybe with some LaScala IDK but CW IV are AMAZING! I am a Klipsch fanboy for life and I am in love with my speakers. The music was sooo good I was literally falling in actual love with the speakers. So silky, so smooth and so clear, with just the most amazing soundstage. I hope everyone else finds this same glory for yourself one day, for me the game changer was the vibration pads, I highly recommend them, idk if they will work on carper and other things, but if your on a hard floor and want to unleash your speakers get them!! If anyone else tries it, I would love to hear about your results, its not just in my head, it worked 100%, the bass changed, became smooth and precise and musical. Anyways, going to go grab another cold one and cranking this system, I feel so fortunate. Metal sounds amazing, Cello, Pop, EDM everything!! (To think I was soo close to selling my CW IV, lmao)
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  12. Some classic Bowie An album that was borrowed and not returned many many years ago finally added to the collection again Artist - David Bowie Title - The Man That Sold The World Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/8162132-David-Bowie-The-Man-Who-Sold-The-World
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  13. Great show the other night. Photos below. Formed in 1933, the Sons of the Pioneers may be one of the oldest bands still performing (with the exception of symphony orchestras) - there have been 47 members over the years. “Dusty” Rogers (son of Roy Rogers) is lead vocalist still singing their standards including Cool Water, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, and Ghost Riders in The Sky. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_the_Pioneers
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  14. Mineral Point, Wisconsin, early 1970s.
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  15. Sounds like a marriage made in heaven. We could just ship it around to each other for a week or two just to see what it sounds like. Sharing is caring! As if.
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  16. GM70 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  17. It's the album that shouldn't exist. At least from the point of view of the old management of Tears For Fears, that legendary multi-platinum duo of the eighties. But The Tipping Point exists nonetheless. What Tears For Fears have created with their seventh is a great pop album. Not a self-referential work of old age, not a shameful attempt to turn back the clocks 40 years with hip producers. The maturity that pervades this album is as elegant as it is aesthetically pleasing, the immaculately arranged, sparkling songs all evidence of this band's great talent. Just spinning Tears for Fears " The Tipping Point " 2022 / Concorde Records / Printed in Holland
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  18. Balloon theme ftw! From the front yard...
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  19. I was in the garden today when a balloon flew over our property.
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  20. This is a shot from a little while ago, into the Sunset. Contrails don't lie. I don't think the plane was the only thing high.😀
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  21. After a show once in Cleveland one of the guys disappeared for 3 days. Not a word to anyone for 3 days. EVERYone was freaking out totally. His parents were ready to call the cops. He finally surfaced and said he wound up in a car full of women from Pittsburgh. Had no idea how he got IN the car but had a great time. 😂 Took a bus back to Cleveland. We didn't even ask.
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  22. Hey man, it's me ☺️ When I was 9 years old, around 1971 / 1972 , I had a nice collection, my first records were all 45 rpm EP 7" (45RPM) offered by Antar petrol stations (manufacturer of oil and petrol in France which does not no longer exists) when the car was refueled: - Ray Charles - Sing the Blues - The Rolling Stones - Paint in Black - Louis Armstrong - Frankie and Johnny - Marc Orgeret - chante Aristide Briant - Los 3 Paraguavos - Guantanamera - Tchaikowsky - Casse-noisette - Aeroplane - September in the Rain - Les Choeurs de l'armée Rouge - Kalinka - Sidney Bechet - Black and Blues - Ten Years After- I'm Coming On - ... nice titles for a first collection, right? I still have a few left on my shelves, and I was proud of my record collection 😉 In the 1970s there was a very big difference between the modern USA with beautiful giant cars and big Harley Davidson motorcycles and our old Europe: an Antar station with a Simca 1000, a Citroën Type H van, a Citroën 2CV van and a small Italian Vespa or Lambretta scooter. And again it is the capital of France Paris - Petit Clamart not the countryside. Edit : And I listened to the records on my sister's Nogamatic Prelude record player, we are far from McIntosh and Klipsch.
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  23. Two of @Marvel’s grandkids.
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  24. Found a solution " Tubular Bells " from Mike Oldfield / 1973 / Virgin Records
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  25. OK: To my ears, the CW3 midbass sounded boxy. The midrange was good but not special enough to move me to want one. To my ears, the CW4 eliminated all of the bass boxiness, but it was the midrange that truly impressed me. I thought that the CW4 vocals were even more lifelike than what I heard from the (underground) Jubilee the same day. I jokingly commented at the time that the only speaker I wanted to sneak into the back of my car while nobody was looking was the CW4, despite having auditioned the entire version 3 and version 4 lineup, plus the Jubilee (which wouldn't fit in my car or my living room anyway) that day.
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  26. Maybe I need to do a bonehead class on basic properly designed horn acoustics……….
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  27. Santana´s " Moonflower " 1977 / CBS Records / Printed in Holland
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  28. KrautRock ! ELOY with " Colours " 1980 / EMI Electrola Label
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  29. I never understood the desire to run multiple speakers playing the same channel signals. Yes, you can achieve higher SPL, but you are introducing other issues. Correct stereo imaging depends on the amplitude, phase/timing, and directional information coming from each channel arriving at your ear without losing that information or adding anything to it. This will allow your ear/brain system to properly process it and turn it into a stereo image in your head. In turn, this allows you to locate sounds between the speakers that are a reasonable reproduction of what was captured by the microphone or created at the mixing console. Ideally, this means there should only be one early arrival of the sound of each channel at each ear. This is one reason why people treat their rooms to eliminate the early reflections. However, when you add more speakers reproducing the same channel you are now intentionally adding multiple early arrivals at each ear. This causes confusion for the ear/brain system and can muddy or destroy the imaging. Another downside to having multiple speakers per channel is that there will be interference between them depending on the distance between them and the frequencies being reproduced (a.k.a. comb filtering). Peaks and dips can be present at different locations. If you want higher SPL, just get a more capable pair of speakers. In case you haven't guessed by now, I'd recommend just one pair of Forte II.
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  30. We are in the playoffs and captured this bit of fun the other night.
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  31. No No No ...... Today I felt like a master mechanic who has disassembled and reassembled an engine in his workshop. Was almost 12 hours non-stop in action. As well I installed and aligned the serviced MA 505 MK II Tonearm. You have to be able to suffer. But ..it is done ..all 10 Pick-Ups are now mounted on 5 SME Headshells for the 3009 and 5 Micro Seiki Headshells for the MA 505 MK II and excact adjusted. Would not have been possible without the Dr. Feickert Protractor 3 D adjustment template. Currently I enjoy the Goldring 900 SE on the SME 3009. Irre ..plays on the level of the Sonus Gold Blue, can hardly believe it ! Perfect ! Some pics from the Goldring 900 SE on the SME 3009
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  32. Just arrived The Pathemax Diamond
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  33. I had recently acquired an RC-7 center speaker with the plan to use it in place of the soundbar in our main floor living room that's primarily used by my wife. I knew it was a big speaker and I should have measured where it was going to go because after I got it I knew it wasn't going to work. So, I put it up for sale on Facebook and Craigslist. Got an email through Craigslist a few days later from a gentleman who said he'd buy it. He lives a little over an hour from me. He stopped by the next day and I had it set up and when he first saw it his eyes lit up and he had a huge smile. I had no point of reference as to his age but I was surprised to see he was probably in his 70s. We chatted a bit and he told me that he's always wanted a really nice Klipsch home theater. Then he said he's terminally ill and recently moved into a home his brother owns because he's letting him live there for free since he can't work. I was surprised how positive he was despite his situation. As we talked more he mentioned that he has a nephew who likes Klipsch as well and said "my nephew is going to end up with a really nice setup." It made me happy that through this hobby I was able to help the gentleman with his lifelong dream.
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  35. Goodnight from Chicago Danish Babe... Agnes Obel
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  36. Why not??? Sure I'll be there! Oh yea, forgot... Jimme Vaughan is out with him as a special guest for various shows. I'm KILLIN the hood today with this 3-lp "Live w/JJ in San Diego!" EC, JJ, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II ALL got it workin Thanks PWK without your help none of this would ever be possible imo! Live in San Diego[1] (alternatively known as Live in San Diego with special guest JJ Cale)[2] is the thirteenth live album (and a live DVD) by British rock musician Eric Clapton. It was released through Reprise Records as a live album on 30 September 2016[3] and as a 2-hour live DVD on 10 March 2017.[4] Special guests on the Live in San Diego release include guitarists J. J. Cale, Robert Cray, Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks.[5] The live album marks Clapton's second collaboration with Cale after The Road to Escondido was released on 7 November 2006.[6] Also, the album features the first new live music from Clapton and Cray following Clapton's 1991 live double album 24 Nights.[7
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  37. It was an exciting day. Because I didn't have time to take care of the part-time bird, I put my daughter in charge of it. Not 2 hours later she called me....Dad the bird is gone, he escaped from the bird cage. But he is still flying from tree to tree on our property, we can identify him by his shrill sound signature. When I came home the weather changed, we had a very warm and sunny morning, it started to storm and hail. The bird was still outside. We were very worried and all 4 of us ran like crazy through the storm to save the bird. We did not succeed in finding it, although we heard it sneezing again and again. We had to go into the house, my wife was very worried, the storm left us no other choice. After about 2 hours the weather calmed down, we went outside and realized with relief that we could still hear the sneezing. After another short search we found him under a bush and brought him into the house. My children and wife, as well as myself, were really happy that he survived this storm without injury. Now he sits contentedly on our white-bellied hedgehog after he has filled his belly.
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  38. Just throwin something down this evening. All the Girls in the World Beware!!! is the ninth studio album by American hard rock band Grand Funk Railroad. The album was released by Capitol Records in December 1974[1] and was the group's second album released that year. The first single from the album, "Some Kind of Wonderful", was released on December 16, 1974, and its follow-up, "Bad Time", was released on March 24, 1975.[3] A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available on the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format.
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  39. Don't stroke him too much or he'll have a third arm and a shaving brush mounted on the table of his. 😂😂
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  40. It missed our house, but there was some rain in the area this afternoon. We've had beautiful weather all week.
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  41. The company Lorrie's son works for said it was o.k. to take one of the company jets for a spin. Nothing like playing with an $8,000,000 plane !! (avg. $5,400,000 used) 1. Looking over the Ohio River 2. Lorrie and I 3. May Lee (Daughter-in-law) with Case at the controls.
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  42. followed by Marvin Gaye´s " Midnight Love " 1982 / CBS Records / Printed in Holland
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  43. continuing with the fire theme... this was from the central california fires last year, seen from Las Vegas
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  44. Just hangin... Outside Inside is the sixth studio album by The Tubes, released in 1983. It was the second album by the group to be released by Capitol Records. The album was produced by David Foster. The Tubes had their biggest radio hit with the single from this album, "She's a Beauty". Nice catch Fee! You're not foolin me I KNOW where that eye went! Just one of his dancin girls from 3 stacks up. 😂
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  45. Beautifully Broken
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  46. You may remember how it looked before the service with the antiscating string on the MA 505 MK II and now .... Just testing him..so far no distortions .....
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