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  1. Haaaaapy Thanksgiving , to @Chief bonehead @dtel @dtel's wife@Travis In Austin @CECAA850 @Tarheel @billybob@babadono @BigStewMan@BBBlue@grasshopper @The Dude@richieb @Ceptorman @Dave1291 @JohnJ Canuck @Islander@geezin'@geoff. @Pete H @jason str @DizRotus canuck @NADman German @MicroMara @dtr20 @Marvel@pcbiz @NBPK402 canuck @Zachk0 @Coytee @ClaudeJ1 @Thaddeus Smith @dirtmudd @teaman @mungkiman @KT88@Vince1966 @Westcoastdrums@Emile @EmilC @uteman1011@wuzzzer@Full Range@tigerwoodKhorns @Madman@Khornukopia@Schu @MMurg @wvu80 @Shiva @KROCK @jjptkd @sputnik
    25 points
  2. They just moved further north! I met my dad(Marvel) down in Murphy NC yesterday and picked up his LS. The nonprofit agency I work for was donating some servers and desktops to his work so we had this totally unsuspicious equipment swap in the parking lot after lunch. It was great to hang out and catch up over lunch before heading back up the Nantahala gorge towards home. The LS are settling into their new home. last night we managed to get them hooked up and listened to some music on YouTube before heading to bed. This morning when I woke up the two younger boys were playing Minecraft and it sounded great. The 8 year-old wanted to be included for scale. “I could almost live inside these” I’m looking forward to really running these through their paces over the coming weeks. Already, I can tell they are a bit more effortless than my H1’s that they are displacing. A huge thanks to Marvel for passing these down to me and the kids. Cheers, Josh
    15 points
  3. Congratulations to Roy and the folks at Klipsch ! The newest version of the Forte was listed as a finalist for both Stereophile's Speaker of the year and also as Editor's Choice for Component of the Year. In looking at the reviews and the competitors' prices, It might make sense for Klipsch to raise their prices to something astronomical. Congratulations to all .... -Tom https://www.stereophile.com/content/stereophiles-products-2021-component-year
    13 points
  4. My wife and son after Friday night's game. He is a Senior and the season has ended closing the book on a game he has loved for many years. He was 4 year Varsity starter on both sides of the ball.
    12 points
  5. It's cold and gray , 35 Fahrenheit , 4.25 pm. it's already getting dark outside , just cooking a German menu . It's a stew with pointed cabbage, potatoes boiling in a vegetable stock and German Kasseler, which is smoked pork chops, HMMM this will be delicious ..
    10 points
  6. I have reinstalled my original K77 Alnico. Before I describe the comparison to the K77M and my K77 Alnico of remagnetization (from now on K77) I would like to say that I do not know exactly about the K77M if they have the original diaphragms. I have never opened them. I bought them in April from an ebay dealer. He had butchered a very good condition 1981 Heresy 1 because the parts bring more money. I saw all the photos because I was also interested in the K55V dual phase plug but the price incl. shipping and customs was absolutely unprofitable for me. So I strongly assume that the K77M have their original diaphragms because the Heresy looked like it had never been opened, really. My 6 months with the K77M. To put it bluntly I was very disappointed. For this reason my preface about the originality of the diaphragms. The M sounds flat and unfortunately also very metallic. It has more energy than my original K77 before remagnetization. I do not want to talk further about the M. It made the whole speaker sound "flat" and two-dimensional even without soul. The existing volume of the M did nothing to the overall sound of the Lascala. The M did not "marry". The K77 was already very emotional before the remagnetization...in quiet passages, mainly strings. But overall it sounded metallic and spiky in the negative sense. Now after the remagnetization I a) do not recognize the K77 and b) the whole Lascala sounds like transformed. My hope for effect that quiet strings sound so beautiful was completely exceeded. The issues reported about a K77 are absolutely reduced to a minimum. So the fried bacon hiss in particular. (As described in the other thread I will rework the openings in the motor board. this could also mean a positive effect in this context). But now the whole Lascala down to the bass sounds much more authoritative with joy making impulse with a grin on my face. The mids are much more articulate and there is no separation between squaker and tweeter. You'll just have to take my experience on faith. That's all I can do. It's such a big difference from the K77 M that I'm seriously tempted to put the M back in and record both tweeters in comparison. If it is more than psychological illusion then one must be able to hear the difference in comparison objectively on youtube with headphones. The frequency response of the K77 is now so that they are powerful in their lower frequencies and the highs are again existent that were no longer audible before the remagnetization. but they are very silky and pleasant on the ear. generally a softer slope than the K77M. Overall, the workshop measured a gain of 1.5 db. I asked for it again in writing today and they confirmed it. I wanted to have the measurement but they said that was not saved and it was measured in the near range and that is not so meaningful said the store. Anyway...the difference is significant. I am especially taken by how incredibly powerful impulses of snares etc. in the middle have now become. The diaphragms were tested (on one of the tweeters) against brand new ones. they did not suffer and were left original. With the K55V it was different. Their diaphragms had become much worse in contrast to new ones I installed. Next i will have my K55V remagnetized but i don't know if i will experience such a wow effect as with the K77 again. Anyone who has K77 alnico give them a chance before installing something completely different as a tweeter. My K77s have never been abused yet they have lost significant magnetic power over 44 years. Then the same will be true for your K77 because no one is younger than 42 years. Man am i glad i gave the K77 (and myself) that chance. All in all including shipping within germany it is 56€. A huge step towards the new originality of my Lascalas. Please believe me, not a single word is an exaggeration. And I have not smoked herbs....
    10 points
  7. One pair of absolutely gorgeous La Scala Birch Raw (LSBR) for sale. These are truly "plug and play", and will only improve with a slight bit more break-in. I have tested them for approximately two hours, with varying music genres and at different volume levels, and they sound great. Serial Numbers: 19T986, 19T987 (1979) Included: New DaveA SMAHL tweeters with DE120 drivers. New driver to crossover wiring. New A55G Mid Range drivers. New driver to crossover wiring. New Eminence Kappa 15C woofers New AA circuit crossovers built with new Jantzen Z Superior capacitors, new autoformers, new coils. The circuit has been slightly modified to tame the midrange a bit, and these sound very smooth and well balanced. And believe me, these can really crank it up...... New driver to horn gaskets on the mid range New gasket seals on bottom panels of the LF bins All horn to cabinet screws have been checked and tightened if required Beautiful grain on these, with what I believe is a very light polyurethane finish. This pair has had braces installed in the LF bin by the previous owner, and they did a very good quality job. Overall, the cabinets are splendid, with a few chips and dings commensurate with their >40 year old age, but nothing major. Price: $2699 These are available for local pickup in the South Bend, IN area. However, if you would like these shipped, you will need to make all arrangements for packaging and transport. I have used a service called Uship several times for shipping large speakers, and there are other services out there as well. I will be happy to audition in my home, with all appropriate precautions observed. PLEASE MESSAGE ME WITH SERIOUS INTEREST. Not interested in trades, but thank you. Cash, USPS Money Order, bank check or PayPal with applicable fees. Thanks for looking.
    9 points
  8. btw.......750 pages of vinyl record spinning ..Post No. 15.000 I`VE DONE IT ....
    9 points
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  10. a little masterpiece ..John Coltrane & Kenny Burell " The Blue Train Session " 1957 , re-issue on 180 gr. Vinyl, Label : Jazz Images 2019
    9 points
  11. Certainly glad I picked this one up and hope you all can find it cause ya' ALL should snag it! John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with John Lee Hooker. First time on vinyl, recorded in 1999 and limited to 600 hand numbered copies on 180 gram white vinyl. I got 179 and it's totally sweet in every way. Double LP made in Germany. KILLER!
    9 points
  12. Time for some great 70s rock music and remembering the past This compilation album has most of the great tracks Artist - Deep Purple Title - 24 Carat Purple Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/1345085-Deep-Purple-24-Carat-Purple
    9 points
  13. Hi, @Mossy bottom Related to your pretty discs of Western Spagetti movie soundtracks A little off topic, sorry everyone, but a photo of my motorbike in the Tabernas desert in Spain Andalusia, where the Spaghetti westerns were filmed: splendid! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabernas_Desert Famous films were filmed at Tabernas : Un taxi pour Tobrouk, Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, A fistful of Dollars, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, My Name is Nobody, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_shot_in_Almería ✌️
    9 points
  14. Good evening Folks, Starting the night with a real nice jazz three album set. Recorded Live at the Santa Monica Civic Center, on August 2, 1972. It has a ton of great musicians performing on it. From Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Philarmonic All Stars, which includes Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ed Thigpen, Count Basie, and Freddie Greene. Some cool hep cats!
    9 points
  15. This is actually part two of a few thoughts I have about this forum... It began over in the Vinyl Spinning thread Full Range started since I usually hang there or here cause that's me. So you may want to start over there. Or not start at all Finished up my system today so thought I'd share a few thoughts with you all. I'm not goin anywhere. So, suck it up buttercup. You're stuck with me. Feel free to opt out at anytime but you'll get a feather in your hat if you stick around You've NO IDEA at all how elated I am with what I put together. I do ZERO forums but this place was different.. PWK was amazing in every way. He did it ALL. I read the LS ads in the mid 60's and drooled a lot then cause I knew he was right. Yet wandered aimlessly searching even though I'd never heard them up here in Ohio. Down South yea but up here? How? Drooled over those raw birch... FINALLY I jumped but how to totally nail it? So I came in here so you can all blame @dtel since he was the first guy I actually talked to. He warned me about that "slippery slope" but no problemo. I was ready to go. So yea, it's on him. 😂 You ALL get feathers for those hats. I've learned so darn much reading and chatting with you guys. You've no idea. ALL my bases were covered in the 6 or so years I've been here. NONE of that would have been possible without you ALL. Seriously, met one heck of a bunch of good guys in here so thanks for everything. Ya head to this neck of the woods feel free to inbox me and lemme know. Again, thanks for everything. Yea, yea it's that "slippery slope" thing... *** Yes, if you read this and are wanting "The Rest of The Story" you have to go into Vinyl Record Spinning to pick it up. See what I did there??? Curiosity killed the cat. Or did it?
    9 points
  16. These taken a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon. Now, over the bridge, on the landing, a shot in both directions, not much happening on this day. Notice the guy on the little watchtower. Lifeguard, on duty. Working hard.
    9 points
  17. My Sansui G-33000 which I've owned for a long time. I had it completely refurbished in 2019. It's large and in charge and sounds amazing!
    8 points
  18. @henry4841 Your Sony is a beauty! This is my 1973 Marantz 1060. I bought it in 1974 and used it for several years. In the late 80s, I replaced it with a Denon integrated then later with a Rotel multi-channel system. A few years ago, I thought I might sell it since I wasn't using it. I pulled it out of storage, cleaned it up, and replaced a switch that had gone bad. The walnut case had dried out a bit over the years so I cleaned it, gave it a once over with some 0000 steel wool, then a few coats of finish oil. Other than the worn screen printing over the Power button, it looks great. So great that I decided to keep it with plans to someday re-cap it. I finally tackled the rebuild a couple of years ago with new/larger caps and replaced the output transistors at the same time. My brother-in-law has a stock 1060 of approximately the same vintage and we put them together one day so we could A/B them to see if we could really tell a difference. We could, and it was pretty amazing. The upgrade turned this already good amp into something special and I've been using it since. I don't plan to let this one go.
    8 points
  19. Happy thanksgiving to one and all
    8 points
  20. I was very interested in the Jubilees and heard about their existence through this forum where I have been a member since 2006. First I posted about the restoration of my Klipsch Lascala at that time. The focus was on the optics, wood preparation, etc.. At some point I asked in a post how to buy a Jubilee. Someone very nice answered me and gave me the tip to write an email to Roy Delgado. I got his email address via PM. That was in summer of 2008. I hope I am allowed to write this after 13 years. I thought oh, this is a very direct line and I was too shy. But I took heart and I wrote the email though days later. All stars must have been in a very favorable constellation. After 15 minutes! I got an answer from Roy and everything else is history. I still have this mail today and keep it like a precious letter. The Jubilees came via the European headquarters of Klipsch. This minimized all customs and freight costs. So it was a straight purchase and I was stunned. Part of the lucky constellation of stars is that I bought at the time the Euro was at its all time high...$1.60 for 1€. All this together meant that it was (of course) not a small sum but not an arm and a leg. To be honest a new Klipschorn would have cost comparably much in the store in Germany at that time considering the "normal" way via all dealers and intermediate stations. And one can also assume because the Jubilee is an underground speaker no dealer cared as the Jubilee did not exist in Germany. No dealer could have officially said anything about the Jubilee. So one can say that my little story is about an underground deal of an underground speaker, so to speak. During this time I was suggested by an extremely friendly and cordial Klipsch forum member to join a small Jubilee group to exchange ideas. Based on this in 2009 I also came to Hope to participate in a class with Roy. It is one of the most positive stories of my hifi life and life in general. That is why I am so grateful to the nice small group of people involved in this story until my last day, and of course Roy first and foremost.
    8 points
  21. Good Friday morning to you all! A morning jolt of Derek & the Dominoes- In Concert.
    8 points
  22. Dave, Real nice run of Traffic records. I'm keeping with this soundtrack gig I have going. This next soundtrack was a real popular film in my circle of friends. Not because of the blonde on the motorcycle...It had some great musicians contributing like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, Jerry Reed, Big Mama Thornton! Vanishing Point
    8 points
  23. In memory of Graeme Edge, drummer for The Moody Blues, has passed away at 80 years of age.
    8 points
  24. On to side two... And a shot from inside the gatefold Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me.
    8 points
  25. Dynaco st70 based Steele 70 MK 2.
    8 points
  26. Hello. That’s my Home Theatre Ukraine, Odessa Subwoofer - SVS SB16 Ultra x2 Front - klipsch RF7-III Center - RC-64III Surround bipole RP-502S Surround back RP 160M Celling - 5800 Klipsch Projector TW9400 Epson Amp Emotiva XPA 11 Gen 3 AVR Denon 6700 room: h - 2,62 W - 4,64 L - 5,7 Total 26,4
    8 points
  27. Their tangentials are so amazing, the combo with the rest of @GWsmith's B&O set would be amazing 😍
    7 points
  28. Love the stuff, I just eat it if there is leftovers. Haven't posted much lately just been busy, my old small shop space is being changed into more space for wifes workspace she needs it badly.
    7 points
  29. I bought 'In Trance' as a teenager back in the 1980s. My favorite songs are 'In Trance' and 'Dark Lady'. It helped me survive a difficult domestic situation (bipolar mom) and inspired me to start writing short stories, which ultimately lead to my profession as a language teacher and author...
    7 points
  30. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope you had a great day! Tim
    7 points
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  32. I have one more play in me, And just enough Jameson in the glass to see me through this last spin of the night... Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine, In Concert. 1964.
    7 points
  33. well, not quite... but moved out of the way. They are going to older son on Friday, so the Heresy IIs are in their place with the MWMs as place holders until I get some cables wired up and the digital crossover wired up. The HIIs sound amazingly good for their size.
    7 points
  34. Garry you audiophile Gourmet ....she is beautiful but more important is that you havn´t discovered her McIntosh TT on the cover , yes it´s a nice typical Diana Krall Album, got the same .
    7 points
  35. Back cover of the gatefold jacket.
    7 points
  36. ....continuing with the vinyl spinning FUN, dug this out of the Longfellow library. Bought NEW back when it was released, probably on standard 140 gram, and still like new after all these years... 'Aja' Steely Dan.
    7 points
  37. Dave, Just had a taste of your world. Found a, still in the shrink, limited edition, Original Master Recording, of Derek in concert, I didn't know I had...On to the second lp!
    7 points
  38. Traffic's 1971 release of Low Spark is still one of his favorite albums of theirs. Just pushes all the buttons.
    7 points
  39. A bit more Traffic with their album Traffic released in 1968.
    7 points
  40. Movin on down the line... Quite a bit of his stuff alredy so took a shot w/his essential album. Some good stuff right here.
    7 points
  41. Picked up a lil Traffic & Mr. Fantasy in the new 180 remaster gaggle I'm working on. Clean and tight
    7 points
  42. Staying with the spaghetti western theme...A wonderful Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Two Mules For Sister Sara.
    7 points
  43. I contacted them via PM and am willing to help. I could probably store some gear in hopes that Gil will recover and be able to enjoy it in the future.
    7 points
  44. The Linn on🔥 with side 4... Jazz At The Philharmonic All Stars- 5400 North
    7 points
  45. On to side 3. Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic '72
    7 points
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