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  1. 19 points
    I finally said good bye to General Motors after 24 years. I've had 5 surgeries in the last 8 years, and my body just can't take building trucks anymore. Probably the scariest thing I've ever done, but I did it. I'm 63, so with my pension and SS, I should be fine. Besides, my wife works full time also. I'll probably have to cut back on buying vintage tubes and speakers.....
  2. 9 points
  3. 7 points
    Congrats to you! If you can bottle your secret on how you get to retire and keep your pretty Mrs working full time... Id bet there'd be a bunch here willing to buy a bottle! I spend my time here in TN getting people (state employees) INTO their pension/401K system. Then I spend one day a week at our downtown office, meeting with about 7 people on that one day. Those folks are eyeballing their way out so I get to review their entire situation with them. Sometimes I get to be depressed by how little they've saved (in their 401K) and over the years, have an idea of what kind of struggle might be ahead of them.... then....I hit the other extreme.... just last week, a guy came in. Basically clueless about everything. Years ago, he picked 3-4 different funds in his 401K plan. As it happened, he (in hind sight) picked pretty much four out of four, the highest performers available in his plan.....and he's sitting on $900,000 in his 401K. He had no clue he had amassed that much and was pleasantly surprised. (yeah, those are fun conversations to have) I got to watch him as he almost literally floated out of the office with rays of sunshine beaming all around him.
  4. 7 points
    This is the approach I took to make it more WAF-friendly. Obviously there are a number variations that could be implemented. Incidentally, the width of this room is only 11 feet. Yes, Jubilees can fit just about anywhere!
  5. 7 points
    Today I was able to put a check mark next to another pair of Klipsch speakers I’ve wanted to own for some time, RB-75s in Cherry. I have them on LaScalla IIs I bought last Aug but didn’t get hooked up until January. Ironically both sets of speakers came from vegas, RB-75s from Travis5454 and LaScallas from Schu. Both transactions were as smooth as could be. powering them with a NAD 390(bought in Dec) with Tidal HiFi playing through a Apple TV via HDMI(using QuietHollow’s recommendation). Also using a RT-10D sub. Very happy with the cost vs performance of my setup.
  6. 7 points
    Traded the C-Sharp and tossed in a little cash to trade for the TNT with JMW memorial 10 inch arm with SDS speed control......................Easily worth the effort / cost. Finally a vinyl rig close to what I was forced to give up years ago color me happy..........................added Bonus is on the fly VTA (OH YEA!!!!!) and removable armwand for MUCH easier cartridge mounting with my hand tremmors
  7. 6 points
  8. 6 points
    Back home tonight, we got alot done but not everything we planned so going back in a few weeks. One thing we did get done was hanging some 600's, two cabinets because we left off the third sub box because there will be a sub on the floor between them. We used a chainfall to the ceiling trusses to lift them and drove a lift under them to get them into place. This all took some time, 1/2 a day to just hang the rigging and another half to hang the speakers. The ceiling is somewhere between 20'-25' tall, it's 17' just to the top of the windows. It does look good, can't wait to hear them, they are hanging a little over 7' off the ground One pic is moving one speaker into place, the other is both hanging from the other side of the room. Me driving lift and Roy directing me, by the inch at times.
  9. 6 points
    I haven't heard Jubes, just to get that out of the way. But I have heard and owned some speakers that are considered main stream high end. Heard: Wilson Grand Slamms Genesis (can't remember the model, huge with outboard subs) MBL 101 Von Schweikert VR9 Quad 989 Of the above, the stand outs for me were the Genesis and the MBL. The others had some enjoyable traits, but didn't present the whole package like those two. I won't post the entire list that I have owned, due to time and space constraints. But here are some of the more well known speakers. Owned: Wilson Sophia (these didn't hang around long) Magnepan 3.5r PBN Montana EPS 2 and SP2 (of these two I especially liked the smaller SP2) Green Mountain Audio Continuum 3 HD (time and phase coherent) Piega P10 Von Schweikert VR4 Silver Von Schweikert VR4 HSE II Of the above I hold a special place for the VR4 since it was my first foray into the "higher end" of speakers. Kept them for over 3 years which is somewhat of a record for me. I also liked very much the Piegas and Continuum 3s. All that said, I think Klipsch Heritage speakers need not apologize for their performance when compared to some of the best out there. My Forte IIIs were as good as some and better than many mentioned above. And my Khorns even more so. I can only imagine that Jubilees would close any gap quite handily. As always, it is about what you listen for and your preference for the presentation. There will always be some out there that choose a Wilson over Klipsch products. Completely different approach to music reproduction IMHO. One is not right and the other wrong. Shakey
  10. 6 points
    I thought I've been clear that for the level of critical listening I do anymore (virtually nil) my system more than meets my needs. If I were to play with fine-tuning, however, my understanding of enough of the physics involved allows me to expect only what's possible and reasonable and not to waste time doing stupid shit.
  11. 6 points
    @Chief bonehead discussing the Klipschorn AK6, the bad news is the 2019 Museum Edition Klipschorns are sold, the GOOD NEWS is the 2019 ME La Scala AL5, limited to one pair (in exquisite black limba) are available and nearing completion and they incorporate many of the same updates (like new tweeter driver and horn, redesigned networks, and Audioquest wiring) that Roy discusses in this video. By the way "they sound great." "[Paul] would be pleased" said the Man who would know!
  12. 6 points
    ..... and it took all day long to buy it.
  13. 6 points
    "Thanks for my t-shirt Dad. Impressive! Everyone loved it! I wore it as a dress!" showed up on my fb last summer... Nope not the photog but I knew you all could relate... It began as, "Dad where are all your concert t-shirts?" I was like "that's never been worn" and she says good... 30 year old t and she's trashin it... Sighs... So yea, take ur best shot! hahahaha Note the stack of "red solo cups." Chip off the old block!
  14. 6 points
    Picked up the latest Paul Simon album. Well recorded. Sounds great. Most of his albums do.
  15. 6 points
    It's been warmer than normal here, plants think it's spring, azaleas are blooming and even one of the Japanese maples are getting leaves.
  16. 6 points
    picked this stack up from the original owner Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 5 points
    I believe this is the first posting of this, if not sorry for the duplicate. The @Chief bonehead speaks on the new AK6! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-MX2-3OeE
  18. 5 points
    It only has to please 2 people, if you worry about what anyone else thinks your wasting your time.
  19. 5 points
    A "cabin" is a step in the right direction. There was an 8 X 24 travel trailer in the middle of the place. I reduced it to being the "floor in the bedroom". And, yeah. it does look like a cabin. It all wood. Redwood on the walls. Wood/bamboo floors. Fireplace for heat. Cabin, it is. Still rough, though.
  20. 5 points
    Photos from yesterday’s games. Had well over 100000 individual photo views and a great time.
  21. 5 points
    Almost 13 years to the date and....here they are (at least a pair that I got today). One owner speakers and they are the 250TIs, not the 250s. No blemishes and the surrounds are all good. Even have the original grills and fabric which is not torn nor do they have any holes. Some Chorus IIs for perspective, plus I need to store these here because I am doing a project in another room.
  22. 5 points
    That was udderly disgusting.
  23. 5 points
    OK leaving in the morning going to Hope to work on the museum all week, be back after that unless I get a chance before then.
  24. 5 points
    Gotcha. Will have a tv, stereo and ac. Not much need to go in the house anymore.
  25. 5 points
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