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  1. 2 points
  2. If you are into 5 channel stereo or something like that, bookshelves would be fine. I think for actual surround content in movies and the like, RS wide dispersion works great. I have used both in my HT setup, and I prefer the RS. If you have a single bookshelf right there pointed at your listening position, I think you gain a bit of clarity from surround content but it is very localized and you always know exactly where the sound is coming from. RS by design really open up the surround content by not aiming it right at your head but bouncing it off the walls around and behind you. It makes for a more enveloping experience. You could try both though and see what you prefer, it is not like bookshelves will sound bad or anything. I wouldn't say it is a major upgrade going with RS, just a tad more open and subtle.
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  3. For what its worth I would maintain that buy it Made in the USA. There are some great builders here and a couple are forum members. They are highly motivated to make you happy and their quality is fine. Also, don't think that you won't want to swap, upgrade or change for the fun of it. As my wife put it, its cheaper than a exotic sports car and better than a mistress. So no guilt here. All pleasure. Enjoy,
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  4. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/ele/4344360566.html Has no contact info, which is slightly odd. But they look to be in great condition. I'd be all over these, but I just don't need them. Sent from my iPhone, excuse the typos
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  5. I really like this thread. I've long suspected that there were at least two versions of the K-33 with differing T-S parameters. Maybe there was an early version optimized for the K-Horn with low Fs and Q. Maybe there was a later one which was optimized for Cornwall -- but which worked okay for the K-Horn. If someone has a good relation with Hunter they could inquire. WMcD
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  6. It all started with browsing Craigslist and getting the KSF-8.5 towers for $50 for the pair! Then I just started piecing it all together. I'm probably going to upgrade the receiver next but that can wait.
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  7. Hello. I have a pair of gen 1 s4 earbuds. Being an idiot I accidentally left them in my pocket when they went through the washing machine. The drivers still work fine however the cable is a mess. I would be able to replace the cable but I do not know how to separate the small casing on the earbud. If anybody has advice on how to do this I would love to hear it. These are my favorite and most comfortable earbuds. Thanks
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  8. Congratulation! That is very similar to my old Icon V system. I liked it so much, when I switched to my Reference gear I kept the VF 35's and use them in the family room.
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  9. Actually the Chinese and Russian are pretty good at making tube gear. When the transitor age came in, most developed countries abandon tubes. China and Russia kept tubes in some of their military equipment in case of a nuclear war, their equipment would still function and not be knocked out by the EM pluse. Some of the gear from China can be purchased from a dealer in Canada. This way warranty issues are not a problem and shipping is cheaper. For me, I did not know if I would like tube gear and did not care to spend a lot of money. I am confident that I can resale the amp for slightly more than I paid for it. The Music Angel and Yaqin amps are beautiful and to my ears, excellent SQ. I am easy to please.
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  11. At the bottom right of posting box click "more reply options" The " attach files" will pop up at the bottom of posting box - browse your files and attach, after cursor position. Attachments have a small byte size, you may have to resize. I also use Photobucket, just add the URL after cursor to get big looking pix in your post. If you want to post the uTube player use Chrome or Firefox. Copy URL from UTube video and paste after cursor.
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  12. I am happy with the Selenium D 250-X. But seeing you have type C crossover, it would not drop in. I am using it with type E crossover wiring. You could consider reconfiguration of Type C to E it may work for you. http://www.parts-express.com/selenium-d250-x-gw-1-phenolic-horn-driver-1-3-8-18-tpi--264-204
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  13. Lot of music in a smaller package, awesome bass.
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  14. Iv always liked a few of their tunes, thanx for the heads up.
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  15. Usually on Saturdays. Austin City Limits...got to go or would post the info. Thanks
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  16. You can recommend the 5.5 ? Lol New avatar pic of yours, you get new equipment? I absolutely can recommend the 5.5 for HT or 2 channel listening which am doing. Moved those RF3 and hoisted the 5.5 gently by computer desk. LOL That is the mintlike SS 45 watter NEC authentic int. amp and matching tuner I showed you briefly. Nice combo.
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  17. From posting: I have a pair of lightly used pair of Klipsch 5.5 speakers I want to sell. I am the original owner of these an bought them at Alma's in Royal Oak. These are a huge upgrade compared to what you can purchase at Best Buy. They are a steal at this price point! Link: http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/ele/4343336945.html No affiliation. The KG 5.5 are very similar to the KLF-10, they have lots of bass.
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  18. I have tapes going back to 1968,,Recorded on Pro Ampex equipment,,,No tape hiss problems...No stickey shed tapes....Been luckey so far...
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  19. darn! that is right down the highway from me! Glad I just picked up my Scala's cause I'd be makin a trip!!! First pair of K-Horns I have seen that I actually like LOL...
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  20. k-horn decorators http://kansascity.craigslist.org/ele/4337366664.html
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  21. You can recommend the 5.5 ? Lol New avatar pic of yours, you get new equipment?
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  22. I just finished upgrading my HTIB speakers to all Klipsch and I'm loving them so far!!! It's nothing compared to what I've seen in this thread so far though..... I'm jealous!. I have Klipsch KSF 8.5 towers Front L/R, KSF C5 Center, KSF S5 Side Surrounds L/R, SB-1 Rear L/R and Polk PSW505 sub. Receiver is original To the HTIB I had, Onkyo HT-R550.
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  23. Joe and myself went down a similar road - it was expensive, exhausting, and fun! I lost all of my great gear too, but for different reasons. I remember every experience, every sound. I don't buy into the nonsensical idea that auditory memory is short, on the contrary, when you connect on more than one level, it sticks like glue. There is an amplifier or two that is the perfect amp for you. The problem is, you will probably sell them so you can experience other amplifiers. Pay attention, and take note of what you enjoy, you can always go back and buy it again You HAVE to know and trust what you know about how you listen. This will decide how much power you need, and whether you need a preamp or not. Once I adopted the purist approach and quit listening so loud, I felt that preamps, even very good ones, just added a veil, however thin, between me and the sound. I like Justin's EL-84 SEP amp, infinitely more than the 2A3 amps I heard. At any rate, you have to settle the power question first. The Ultralinear designs, especially the KT-88 variety, are very popular - most need, or feel they need the power, so they are pretty much the only game in town. I, and several others here, have either owned, or do own Craig's VRDs. There is switch, and they can be run in triode mode, which is how I ran mine. I actually didn't care much for standard setting. Craig thought (thinks) I was nuts. I owned many Ultralinear type amps, and though they all sounded good, they all shared the same thing in common: a somewhat dry and closed in quality, very much like good solid state, but without the low level grain and sometimes spitty quality. I would trade the higher power for 15 watts of Class A Triode any day of the week. As it is, I may very well find myself with a paltry 3 watts, I don't know if it's Class A or not, but it sure sounds like it. At the end of the day, I want the gear to get out of the way. 99% of the things I've heard over the course of a lifetime wasn't capable of doing that, and the 1% that was, was always the simpler, less complicated circuits - at least the part count was lower. I really believe less is more - it just sounds better.
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  24. How about something from 1970, one of my favorites Van Morrison, a classic is Moondance.
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  25. ........at first I thought I had stayed at a Holiday Inn Express but then I sobered up and found that I had spent a few hours at this Red River County Tx white bread and pinto bean bed and breakfast instead (circa 1970s). Unfortunately true
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  26. The "E" is only on the PWK label, not the "ink stamps" on either woofer. Other than the color, I would guess very little difference.
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  27. Thanks.... Finally some relief.... Geez…..enough already, none of them get it, the only audible difference between a transistor amp and a tube amp is when you drop them on the floor…….
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  28. Use a PC and rip the blu-rays to iso files. 4TB drives are so cheap now, I built a home server with several of them. The setup I use is My Movies + Windows Media Center + Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater 5 (TMT 5). TMT 5 takes about 8 seconds to load, while PowerDVD 9 took less than 4 seconds. I still use TMT though as it allows for real time scaling, and the scaling looks amazing too. A PC is the way to go unless you really must bit-stream DSD without converting it to PCM (then consider one of the newer Oppo players). I also use Flexraid, so if any two drives fail, I can rebuild them both.
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  29. Mine is easy, a better Receiver, no HDMI or new codes for BR it's so old. It's not a big deal, only watch a movie a few times a year. Probably will replace it one day because of feeling guilty for the speakers, forte ll's deserve better.
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  30. There's no consensus on issues of taste. -wine -cigars -whiskey -paintings -sculptures -architecture -books -food -films and yes, amplifiers. and wemen
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  31. 1. Neighbors 2. Center channel (but don't have room for another la scala right now) 3. Room (ok, this should be number one, but I thought neighbors was funnier)
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  32. Beautiful piece of equipment tempting..................very tempting.
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  34. I have it on CD and agree that its SQ isn't great, but I like the music. That's why I'm interested in the new version. Can someone give me the details on the new version? How do you know it's the new version and is its SQ better? The new version I have has a bunch of live tracks added to the end. The SQ is better than my vinyl original. Release Date: 8/10/1999 Label: Capitol UPC: 724352081127 Catalog Number: 20811 Tracks Disc 1 1 Day of the Eagle (5:00) 2 Bridge of Sighs (5:01) 3 In This Place (4:27) 4 The Fool and Me (3:53) 5 Too Rolling Stoned (7:31) 6 About to Begin (3:43) 7 Lady Love (3:17) 8 Little Bit of Sympathy (4:27) 9 Day of the Eagle (3:48) 10 Bridge of Sighs (5:16) 11 Too Rolling Stoned (6:26) 12 Lady Love (3:12) 13 Little Bit of Sympathy (4:49)
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  35. I like the look of the grain on the 92's better. Can you hear a difference?
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  36. Its losing its luster from all the lossless formats. Now the battle of SACD, Blu Ray and DVDA is the new and it looks like SACD is getting tag teamed I dont follow any of the so called higher quality formats I am one of those 2 channel die hard types you spoke of, Dont get me wrong i will watch a movie in an HT setup, Just not going to listen to music there as a general rule. Certainly willing to Demo them, Just not willing to invest in the price for everything needed to do that. Hell 2 channel is expensive enough, (I get obsessed with my hobbies, and am never content, if i hear this or that is better) I wont even convert to blu ray, I don't really want to count the hairs on an actors arm. That and we have around 1000 DVD's already
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  37. I'm not interested in the speakers buy I'll give you $200 for your wife. Can she cook? Keith
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  38. My bottleneck is lack of cash.
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  39. Slept till 8:45.....unheard of for me. First cup down....now off to check my powerball numbers. I could use that 400 million. Maybe buy new cables and speaker wire and put some recaps on the Volvo
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  40. Interesting to know! Thanks Really? Nuf said for me, going there as Blasting Blondie is completed...... LOL, listening to Blondie? Rory: http://www.rorygallagher.com/#/media/images/taste yes, self diagnosed as a wingnut with ALL music. From my current tune of L. Boccherini: Complete Cello Sonatas to Avenged Sevenfold (Shepherd Of Fire) in a mouse click........
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  41. If you would have been local to me they would already be here.
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  42. Sputnik, you have got to STOP putting out birdfeed !
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  43. OK. Thanks. The curve of the new horn looks good. It is unusual that the SPL below 100 is higher than say 150Hz. Usually conventional bass horns that are anything but full space have a peak. You may have some fortunate big room gain. To clarify some of the physical measurements........what is the horn length in green? On my drawing I run a string from throat to middle mouth...then measure the string. Looking good Claude.
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  44. here is all four done with the feet on (i forgot to take pics of that), feet just screw on with a single screw. cheap rubber feet that would handle the weight is all i went for since these are not visible in my room.
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