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  1. Here is a shot I took last year at the 911 Memorial in NYC.
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  2. Hooray, I love bug pictures almost as much as birds! Love the bee, but boo on more snow. In Arkansas?
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  3. Thanks everyone. More snow here Thurs. Come on warm temps! I need some Spring and Summer! Heck, its even cold in my office.
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  4. Love that Memorial Shot Youth. The close up of the Eagle is fantastic Oldenough. Here is one from my trip to Denali last year.
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  5. Couldn't find anyone to pose in a bikini for this shot....
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  6. About 2 inches of sleet and the low is gonna be around 12 here in central Arkansas. Come on Summer!
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  7. I love to catch facial expressions on my son's sporting activities. You can imagine how excitied I was to grab this beauty.
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  8. I inherited a 1958 Klipsch Shorthorn, corner speaker, and amplifier and sound system from my Grandfather when he passed away. It's currently in storage in Richmond, VA. I'm looking to sell this item and cut down on the amount of items I'm storing. I only took a picture of the serial number, so that I could do some research online, but if there's some real interest in this item, I'll go into storage and take pictures of everything. I have no idea what the going rate for an item like this is, so any additional perspective on what I should be asking for would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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  9. Decided to start its own topic and drop the price some more for hopefully a quick sale. 200$ shipped, including paypal fees. A mint marantz ma-700 mono block amp which comes with original box and original manuel. I heard this amp on heresy's, la scalas, klipschorns, fortes, rf-82's, and even LP on my thtlp and sounds fantastic. I posted a link with many user reviews. Amp has never given me any problems. Please feel free to pm me. I can send more detailed and up close pics if wanted. http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/amplifiers/marantz/ma-700/prd_115917_1583crx.aspx Alex
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  10. So i've recently bought a pair of Klipsch RF-83 speakers, got them for halv price, so i couldn't resist. But now I'm having some troubles figuring out what amplifiers i should buy. I really dont know much about speaker setup in general, all i know is that i have fallen in love with klipsch speakers after listening to a pair of RF-82mk2. So i was hoping that someone here could help me find a good amplifier for my speakers. Currently i am using a pair of Electrocompaniet ECI-3, but i feel I'm lacking some bass with this setup. A friend have recommended Cary Audio SA-200.2 and SLP-03. Have anyone tried these with klipsch speakers? I couldnt find anyone who had these with klipsch speakers. Also i have seen that Parasound Halo A21 and P5 have been recommended for klipsch wich i can get at the same price.. What do you guys think would be the best match between these two?
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  11. Worth $750 More worther at $500
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  12. I didn't realize until recently that there's interest in seeing some of the custom amp designs that I get myself into! The locals tell me that if I spend too much time doing only restoration work, I'll get too rusty. They hope I'll live a long time and plan on keeping me very busy......... Attached are pix of the latest bit of insanity “commissioned” by one of the guys. Although he listens at sensible levels in a moderately sized room (with CWs, among others), he wants the ability to drive some vintage speakers, like AR3s or Large Advents, in addition. The latter eliminated a flea power SET as a possibility. He also likes a very potent bottom end. So, after lots of discussion and some demonstration, I decided to go with a parallel SEP arrangement since I don't like push-pull amplifiers. This unit can use any of the 6AQ5 family of tubes (which I consider to be the best sounding of the 6V6 equivalents, and are better sounding than the 6V6 itself to me.) He likes a very large soundstage with maximum channel separation, so dual mono was the way to go to keep channel crosstalk as low as possible. Normally, I would have built the power supply on a separate chassis and strapped it over to the amp via an umbilical cord (this provides the quietest operation since the AC powerline garbage is isolated as well as keeping the magnetic field from the power xfmr away from the output xfmrs.) He prefers a single chassis, even if it has to be large (it is- 17” X 10”), so that's how I arranged it. The only common elements are the power cord, on/off switch, and the suppression cap across the power xfmr primaries. The suppression cap not only filters a little of the noise coming in on the AC line, but also eliminates any clicks/pops when the amp is turned on and off. Power output is around 7 wpc which is sufficient for this application. One last inclusion is the variable low pass filter for use when over processed recordings cause the “ear bleed” phenomenon which I've mentioned in other posts. Sorry the pix aren't more clear. My camera is an “antique” Sony Mavica which stores a whopping 3-4 pix on a floppy!!! Can you guys tell that I'm a bit behind the times? Maynard
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  13. hi all, i got a pair old 59 klipschorn, suddenly one side woofer doesn't work, does anybody know why and how diagnose the problem? :(thank you
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  14. Well, I received my RF-7 ii HT a couple weeks ago. I originally thought I would wait to set them up for when I received my amp from Youthman(B&K 200.7) NOT!! I think after I had them unboxed that feeling left me in about 30 seconds!! (30 seconds may be generous) My first impression when I took them out of the boxes is that they are MUCH BIGGER than I even pictured. I was able to audition them in the local speaker store but in the big 15 foot ceiling room they didn't look as big. as I was hooking them up I sent a picture to my wife at work with my son standing next to one of them. I had a caption next to his pic saying "I'm a little scared to turn them on" BUT, I was just being coy, I COULDN'T WAIT to hear what I had in store for me. I started off with music and was a little hesitant to turn it up because my amp is only rated at 110 W and I'm doubting it really pushes that. Not to mention that I am without a sub since my former two subs are lacking with the new set up. I expected to be a little unimpressed because I know that myYamaha would make them sound brighter and that it was lacking in power, but the show must go on, After I listened to one or two songs only one word entered my brain, " HOLY SH**balls"!! I made the right choice! Using only the Yamaha it still sounded fantastic. I was hesitant about turning it up too much plus I could see the fatiguing complaint some have after listening to music for quite a while. I had a very busy weekend and really didn't get to listen a whole lot until I received my amp from Youth the next Tuesday. My amp arrived looking like a box out of Fort Knox! Youth really took a lot of time and care to send this thing to me properly to make sure no harm would come to it. I had the amp hooked up in no time at all after a trip back to work to get the power cord I forgot. The B& K made a world of difference as you can imagine. I could definitely hear the warmness that the amp brought to it after listening with only the Yamaha AVR. I also could hear the richness and fullness that it brought to the bass in movies and songs. Although I listen at pretty loud levels I'm still a little little hesitant until I get a subwoofer. The funny thing is the system sounds to to three times better than my last and my last system had to 12 inch subs. I cannot believe how much they are able to pressurize my room without a sub. however, I'm forever looking at every forum,CL and searchtempest for a new sub that I can use until I can afford to get the one I want in a few months. Well that's all I'm going to say for now as it was hard for me to pull myself away from the speakers at any free moment I have before after work. I knew I had to though because if it wasn't for the people on this forum and helpful hints they've given me and information I have gleaned. and phone calls to people during THEIR FREE TIME that they've given to help ME I would never have been able to set up the system to make it sound as awesome as it does right now! thanks everyone for your help, I'm looking forward to getting a sub and having another Pee in my pants moment I can report on!
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  15. Its like a business opportunity in a way. Once you have squeezed all the risk out of it, it's too expensive. It's fun to find great value in the land of "4 figure cables". I have taken the chance buying equipment that was less expensive than the recognized best in class and so far I am batting about .750 and I have a tenth the amount in my sound system as compared to some fellows I know. For some reason these same fellows are not eager to listen to my system once I tell them some details. I have a company that sources oversees and there is a wide range of quality out there. Sometimes I can pay less and get better quality. Honest testimonials and track records are very good indicators. Price isn't a good predictor on goods made in China. What I find fascinating is tube manufacturers of today versus NOS or just OS. Just don't have the time to get to the bottom of it. I will have to depend on those that have and are willing to share their expertise.
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  16. When I brought mine, I purchased 16 tubes from Russia on the cheap. Almost a year and I am still on the same tubes.
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  17. Please let me know if you need any assistance.....
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  18. I dont want to sell this but I need to update my computer so here's the deal I have a LIKE new Schiit Valhalla OTL Tube amp, I bought it in Dec or January Paid 350.00 plus shipping I have a LIKE new Schiit modi bought in January and paid 99.00 plus shipping I have a NEW set of replacement tubes still sealed in the mailer for the amp I paid 40.00 3 weeks ago plus shipping My price for all 3 I will not seperate you must take all 3 $325.00, plus shipping which i will set at a flat rate of 20.00 in lower 48 states so 345.00 shipped to your door I am sick to death of craigslist and all the BS associated with trying to deal with people on there, I found a reasonable deal on a desk top that if i sell this i can add a few dollars and solve my issues with computers, otherwise i would be keeping this outfit, It honestly sounds very good and performs way above its price point I have all the shipping boxes etc and all will be double boxed and shipped out via fedex or ups insured I do not use paypal but happily accept postal money orders or checks, money orders ship immediately, and checks ship after they clear
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  19. Well it's completely understandable why your in a good mood, sounds like a great plan.
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  20. Glad everything worked out with the project, keep up with the pics when you start making the sawdust on the Jamboree's, I'm very interested in those.
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  21. Pictures will help determine value, but I would put the range between $300 and $500.
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  22. I love it when a plan comes together!
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  23. A lot of the Chinese amps look great and perform great. Price per performance ratio is great. For my two channel setup I had a recondition McIntosh 1700 and the Yaqin VK 2100. They were equally good but, I sold the Mc since it was 40 watts and the Yaqin is 80 watts. I love the look of the chinese amps, very classy.
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  24. Same in Singapore in the 80s. Wish I'd bought more vintage stuff while I lived there. They always wanted the "latest and greatest" and lots of great stuff for resale. Heard K'horns there in a shop. Dave
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  25. How about just adding another 3/4" layer or two of plywood?
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  26. I want to finally go to a vertical Cornwall for my center channel, I can DIY ( I have a cabinet that I can use) or buy a single
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  27. The circuits may be the same but the transformers are not. Many of these import amps use great components and skimp on the iron, and although they may sound good they are not the same. That said, budget permitting the Chinese amps may be right for you, I personally prefer a rebuilt classic Dynaco, Scott, Mcintosh etc. Dave
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  28. Start by checking all wire connectors at the crossover. Loosen and tighten all screws.
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  29. I have heard the Electrocompaniet amps and cd players and there gear all seems to lean towards the warm sound, there emc 1 up was and is my favorite cd player VERY analog sounding but $$$$$$$$. If you feel you are lacking bass More power will help with that. However amp design will help more. Plenty of people on here know more about SS amps than me, I spend my time with tubes
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  30. bhenry is right on. GFCI is an acronym for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. It is used in circumstances where a ground fault could occur and kill you. An ordinary breaker will not detect a ground fault. Think of it this way, if you are standing barefooted in the yard and grab the hot (black) wire from a household circuit, you become the circuit through which the voltage finds the ground. A breaker will just sit there and let you die. A GFCI will detect the fault, and trip the circuit off. bhenry knows more about this than I ever will. Please take his advice eventually.
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  31. I agree. Would love to find another RSW-15 locally.I saw you have the Cherry finish and was curious how they looked so I searched Google images for Klipsch Cherry RSW-15 and recognized a TON of photos that I have posted to the forums. LOL That's really funny.
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  32. If it only happens on a few recordings, it's not the horns or the room. Crap in = crap out. I'm finding this to be true as I make my setup incrementally more resolving. Stuff that sounds great in my truck sounds awful at home. Jazz, Classical, and Yes/Dire Straits/Santana sound great on my 2-channel rig though. I'm starting to understand why "audiophiles" listen to a small subset of genres.. btw, you can't fix crap.
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  33. I think it's great that Klipsch offers a variety of types of speakers to match our personal tastes. Although I've never owned any Heritage speakers, I've owned Chorus II's, Forte II's, CF-2's and I prefer the sound of the RF-7, RF-83 and RF-7ii's over them. My guess is it probably has a lot to do with the type of music I listen to. Violins, Orchestras etc might sound totally different on them vs the RF series. Honestly, I don't think I've owned any Klipsch speaker that I didn't think sounded great.....some just sounded better than others.
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  34. How are you keeping your papers dry? jerol
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  35. seems to be a pretty recurring theme unfortunately with these headphones based on the posts....
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  36. i am having the same problem now on a 2nd pair of these headphones. They wouldn't turn on after work one day just under a year of owning them, I sent them back to the Canadian distributor, Gentec International, and had to wait about a month before they sent me this brand new pair. You can imagine I did not want this to happen again so I have been babying these things only to have the exact same power button failure problem not even a month after getting them. I am waiting on a response from Gentec now as to what I should do, I sure hope I dont have to go another month waiting by sending them back and I love the sound on these headphones so much I dont want to switch brands,,,,,, First world problems i guess...
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  38. This guy scared me half to death yesterday, although I'm sure I did the same for him (her?). Canon 60D, f5.6, ISO 800 (nearly 6 pm, overcast), 300mm focal length, exp 1/80 sec.
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  39. I remember that one, and should still have the artwork. WOW, that's a lot. I need to get to the printer, asap. []
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  40. Holy crap 500.00, I can almost get a actual pair of Lascalas for that.
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