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    Thank you, we use it alot, even if for just for relaxing in a hammock listening to music.
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    Once I went to buy a chess set, one of the more fancy ones. I lived in a well to do neighborhood near the shopping area. Being a new resident, I did not think much about it. After going in several stores I left to go home. As soon as I got to my car, 5 police cars surrounded me. I politely ask what is wrong. They said a suspicious person was sighted in some of the stores. I told them that I had not seen such a person, lol. Being a person of color, I immediately new the suspicious person was me. Color can make a huge difference is some communities. I was asked a couple of question and left to go on my merry way.
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    Ours was simple compared to what your doing, I could get away with low power general lighting, nothing specific or high power.............yes eventually pics. Looks great, I have only tried the 3-2-1 method once and they came out so good I plan on doing it like that from now on. Going to do a little chicken today, but that sucks compared to ribs !
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    Thanks everybody, it just started as just redoing the garden and adding a place to sit in the shade, glad we did it, we use it alot. Many of those poles have hooks to hang hammocks which is really handy because there are Heresy's hidden up in the back ceiling. Heresy's and hammocks, they really go well together The bad part is lately I usually wait to just before dark, even with two ceilings fans it's still hot .
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    Awesome work Dtel, I'll bet people never want to leave! Jimbo, looking at the pics of those ribs made my cold ham sandwich for lunch seem underwhelming
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    Our doggy... Seems like just yesterday she was a little puppy.
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    Wow, dtel....after looking at your pics, I think we should have the next Pilgrimage at your place!! Beautiful fun stuff!! Great work.
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    During the trip to Alabama to pick up my custom cabinet for my home theater, me, my father, Shaun and his wife took a side trip to Woodruff, South Carolina to visit W.C. at Panacea Engineering. W.C. has been working over the past 3 years on building the largest showrooms of Klipsch Heritage and Cinema Series. None of us had ever heard any speakers from the Cinema Series and I am the only one from the group that had ever heard Khorns. Although I knew it was still under construction, we all were excited about the opportunity to hear and see firsthand some Klipsch speakers that we were not familiar with. Upon our arrival, W.C. invited us into his showrooms. W.C. was super friendly and inviting and after giving us a tour of the facility, he showed us the Golden Jubilees. These were absolutely gorgeous! They had just been hooked up the day prior to our arrival so they had not been calibrated or tweaked. Shaun's wife loves music the most out of us four so we let her sit in the sweet spot. She's an awesome DJ and selected a ton of music from W.C.'s CD Collection and one after another, she demoed song after song. After at least an hour listening to the Golden Jubilees, she kept saying "Just one more song" yet continued to play several more songs. We listened to a wide variety of genres and the Jubilees handled each of them with grace and elegance. Vocals were realistic and smooth. Bass was tight and tactile. Needless to say, they sounded fantastic! With no subwoofer, the Jubilees provided very nice amount of bass that was super clean. I wish I could remember the horn he used but W.C. said he prefers that wooden horn over the normal one that typically is used with the Jubilee. The wooden horns were made by Bill Martinelli and will be on another set of Jubilee base bins that are still in Charlotte. The crossovers were a PWK design. Not only were these speakers beautiful and artistic in design, they provided HUGE sound. Truly an incredible experience to hear them. W.C. said he has two more storage rooms in Charlotte full of the commercial stuff. They will be displayed on the second floor. He is shooting for a September opening. After demoing the Golden Jubilee's, I took photos and them and the other Klipsch speakers he had setup. Unfortunately, none of the other speakers were connected but since I love photography, I was just as thrilled taking photos of them as I would be listening to them. In another showroom, on one wall, he has a pair of Khorns and LaScalas II that will be powered by McIntosh gear and on the other wall, he has another pair of Khorns, Cornwalls, and Walnut Heresy's. On top of the Khorns were Eliptrac 400 horns and a pair of wooden horns. Not sure how these will be incorporated.
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    SOLD! Never thought I would do this, so much for that. Due to some ongoing expenses relating to an issue with our Son AND the need to downsize, I am offering my Jubilee Clones for sale. I would like to make it clear these are NOT factory Klipsch products. When Marion(Rigma) and I built our Jubilee Clone Bass Bins a few years ago we were told by THE man that would know, the plans we had obtained and were going to build from were as close to factory as they could possibly be. We received a blessing to proceed with construction. I have sold the JBL 2404h tweeters and the 2" drivers that were mounted on a pair of Elliptrac 400 horns for 3-way use with the DeanG/ALK custom passive crossovers. So, for 3-way use a person would have to spend about $400.00 on tweeters and mid drivers to get them back up and running. This ad is for the Bass Bins alone. If you would like to talk price for the matching adjustable tophats with horns and crossovers we can do that seperately. I think that most of the Fellas that have been on this board as long as I have are familiar with how I do things when it comes to woodworking. These are truly heirloom quality furniture grade builds that will last 10 life times. They were constructed using 3/4"(19mm)Baltic Birch and assembled with Gorilla Glue a pneumatic Brad Nailer and a boatload of non-corrosive wood screws. To say they are built like tanks would be an understatement. Each cabinet contains 2 Klipsch 8 ohm K-31 drivers wired in parallel as they should which were made available to me by Klipsch. They are accessible via gasket sealed access panels in both the top and bottom panels of each cabinet. Cardas binding posts are mounted through the top woofer access panel of each cabinet. The veneer is figured Hawaiian Koa and was just under $900.00 itself. I have four front grill frames cut and ready to wrap. They can be fastened to the Bass Bins with either Velcro or magnets. I have a roll of each of the Black and Brown Klipsch cloth which I obtained from Ralph at Duracrest some years ago. I think the Brown looks beautiful with the Koa. The bass bins are close to 300 lbs. each so they would need to be picked up in California. I am asking $2500.00(negotiable)for the bins. Will make someone a good deal if they want the tops, horns and crossovers too. Throw some K-402's and drivers on the top and you are there(the passive crossovers can be converted to 2-way(600hz) in about ten minutes if one wanted to try this. No equalization this way of course). We can discuss pricing on the tops containing horns and crossovers for 3-way use if interested. The sound these cabinets produce is breathtakingly huge, clean and tight. Very accurate as well and would bring a smile to anyone's face for many years to come. I will include one picture in the post. The link below is for a photo album of my entire build. http://s188.photobucket.com/user/dickweee/library/modified%20klipsch%20jubilee%20build?sort=3&page=.
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    I hope someone takes you up on your offer Aaron.
  12. 1 point
    Ha - "dtel" My car will come with the proper drive train, installed...
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    something for less that's the same size? There you go, Scrappy . . . something productive to do between about 2:30AM to 4:30AM, instead of wasting all that time!
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    Great to hear the mat will be available. I want one for my personal VPI, but we'll get the Klipsch table for the RMHC listening area...an obvious choice! Win/win. Dave
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    Since it's dead here, going for the third coffee for today, no other news except it's HOT outside.
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    Looking at some of these engines your going to be eating noodles for a very long time !
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    Thanks for the bump!! I am excited and a bit nervous as first time re-veneering.
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    What woofer are you using? Photo?
  21. 1 point
    Well worth the time they take to view. A lawyer's perspective, a cop's perspective and a constitutional overview Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1 - YouTube Don't Talk to Cops, Part 2 - YouTube 10 Rules for Dealing with Police (Full-Length) - YouTube
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    This works EVERY time... https://youtu.be/VlrKETxwRvM?t=3
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    You left out a car payment most can't afford and insurance payment that takes anything leftover.
  25. 1 point
    Don't eat too many of those things, it will kill you. Too much salt.
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    27 cents, each - here we go, nickel by nickel Matt ♪ ♫ ♪
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    Thanks for the feedback! I also did get some minor chipping/damage however as mentioned expect the bonding to resolve that.
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    Well, technically, that's just not true. Well, technically, these are Raw Birch C-style 1981 Klipschorns, but with Koa veneer and some upgrades... Ok, so what exactly is your point of contention and your issue with this? None.
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    Hey I just saw those on Craigslist! Anyone here looking to split that pair with me? I'm looking to use one as a center between my La Scala's.
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    I don't know if this adds to the conversation or is just a sidebar. But I've had multiple interactions with police, like some here have mentioned they have had. I have two short stories, however anecdotal. Same person, Me. Same car, mine. Two very very different outcomes. 1) living in very affluent Naperville, Illinois driving a very large body German car with 5% window tint on each window except windshield I made a lane change without signaling. I was pulled over. I pulled entirely off the roadway. Rolled down all four windows, opened sunroof, turned 4-ways (hazard lights) on, switched engine off, keys on roof, hands grasping door/window sill. Officer approached hand on holster, and saw the keys on the roof. Looked around in my car front and back seat. He asked license and reg. I asked if I may unbuckle my seat belt and then asked for permission to reach into pocket for ID, and into glove box. I opened glove box, asked if he would like to inspect before I reach in. He had a strange smirk on his face and said no, go ahead. I handed him my ID and he glanced at it. He handed it back. Asked if I knew why I was pulled over. I said yes, I failed to indicate my lane change. He then asked me why the windows, keys on roof and all that- he asked if I was making fun of him. I said no officer, you have a scary job- we don't know each other and I wanted you to feel safe. I would like to not be shot today. It was a blunt answer- but very much the truth. I was let go with a warning. 2) same car. Different town. I was leaving work and traveling through the "ghetto" across town to my home. I was at a red light from a two way street onto a one way street. I had a pack of Marlboro red's on my gear selector surround, but my lighter was in my pocket. I raised my hips to access my pocket and lit my cigarette after getting lighter out. After turning when light went green, Window was cracked maybe 2" to ash the cig. I had a black crown Vic right on my tail.. And I mean close! Lights and Siren going. It was an undercover car- the lights were on the sun visors. I pulled over as far as I could due to a large curb. Two officers approached my car. One on the passenger side gun drawn pointing about 4-5 feet in front of him at the ground. Driver cop approached my drivers side and yelled at my car to roll windows down. (I had barely just turned my vehicle off and switched my hazard lights on!) they were there so fast! I rolled my windows down & I was yelled at to get out of the vehicle and lay on the ground. I called back to the officer asking what I had done and why I was being asked to get out. No response.. Well not a verbal one. I was pulled from my vehicle, handcuffed, and put in back of their cruiser. They then searched my entire car.. I was released after about a 30-45min long ordeal. I was told they were looking for weapons because they saw me try to hide a weapon when I was at the stop light. So- my anecdotal evidence says- where you live makes a huge difference in how you are judged and perceived. Mind you- I'm no gang banger looking thug. The closest thing I own to gang banger was the tinted windows or maybe a Mercedes-Benz put crew racing jersey. Not fubu, not white sox hats and whatever else that seem to be stereotypical. Maybe situation 1 was white priveledge? And 2 was just fluke? Doubtful... Seems to happen all to much. Luckily I wasn't killed! It scares me to be pulled over these days.. And I have skin color on my side. I can't imagine the terror in the black community or the police community these days. And those stories 1 & 2 were not that long ago. Sad days. I hope drastic change is possible.
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    Thank you very much everyone. A very uneventful day of getting older I must admit. Always a good day when I wake up on this side of the grass Tim
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    Well, technically, that's just not true.
  33. 1 point
    A single for sale post does not a member make.
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    It is beautiful, goes well with Heritage in the house, has my favorite cartridge installed, and should sound great. And I think Paul and Valerie would love it if they were still with us.
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    In my opinion, no, not at all, you should plainly state that you do not consent to a search but you will not resist. The 4th amendment doesn't exist for nothing, and nothing good can come from it. Same thing when they ask "where are you going"? You point down the road and say "that way". I realize this is a seemingly innocent tactic to see if you start giving weird conflicting statements and more or less to see how you react, but still, It's none of their business where you are going, nothing good can come from your explanation. This is America, we don't have the Gestapo here. We shouldn't act like we do.
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    Montgomery Alabama, not very pleasant at all. Vehicle searched, extensive questioning - didn't even get a warning let alone a ticket. In God I trust - all others I monitor.
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    Good looking doggy, I thought something was wrong, that was the shortest video I have ever seen.
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    Mornin' all. Haven't checked in for a couple of days. Great pics dtel. Thanks for sharing ... you've given me some ideas for our place. Nothing but hot temps out here ...just made plans to go to the mountains in a few weeks to escape the heat and give Better Half a break from work. Maybe a little fly fishing. Despite the nasty temps, been doing a lot of cooking outdoors. Hickory smoked ribs and mesquite grilled ribeyes. Not likely to starve anytime soon. Enjoy your day. Cheers .............
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    Good morning my friends......... dTel, thanks so much for the photos. EXCELLENT work with that lighting and I could not have done a better job myself ! I have always been partial to lighting up the bark of trees and seeing how it plays off the underside of the leaves! Just finished doing this for one of my neighbors. There trees are over 60 feet up, so I used a narrow focus LED 50w equiv. Two of them to reach the underside of the tops, and then two wide focus (75 degree beam) for some shorter trees providing more of a 'wash'. Ok, I will have to get some photos together for you this week.... ........off to work now..... ...........Gary
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    During our visit, W.C. took us to the Triple Tree Aerodrome which he is heavily involved in. I really had no idea what to expect. He gave us a tour of the facility including the training room for RC Planes. The room was setup with several computers with monitors and RC Controllers for virtual simulation training.
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    They are nothing less than works of art! PM sent.
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    Man, what a beautiful ride! ...ruined with "ghetto" wheels (please excuse my political incorrectness)
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    Not many cars I miss in life or wish I had kept except one car, a 68 SS Camaro. It was no Yenko or number matching '69 Z/28, just an old 68 SS. I really wish I still had photos of it.
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    I guess we should all be watching the Garage Sale section closely......
  46. 1 point
    Well yesterday but installed today; new KHO-7 and Sonos Connect for the patio
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    Picked up my Fastrac's from Dave yesterday. Super nice guy, glad I had a chance to meet him in person. The Fastrac's were really easy to install, now I just need to get a chance to listen to them. Then I got my projector and my screen a few days ago, just hadn't had time to post many pics yet.
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    ^ WOW! love to hear that set up... -------------------------------------------------- Couple more LAURENT DURIEUX Screen Prints...
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    "Having a good product is not enough. Despite what our ignorant government "leaders" would have us believe, you don't produce a product to "create jobs" or even "make speakers" for the love of the product. You are in the business of making money." Job growth is a sign of a healthy business. No one makes millions of dollars by running a business alone. A product that creates jobs means more money. I'm curious about this dealer "network". There hasn't been a real high end dealer network in 20 years - which is why everyone drags their product to audio shows. The remaining high end dealers don't give up floor space to new product (since most go out of business in the first year) - but to well known and established businesses - and that list is still surprisingly long.
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    Hey Guys thanks for the notice. I can’t really go crazy with details to respect the fact that this is a Klipsch forum. That said, many of the parts used have been adjusted /spec’d for our specific use (Horns, cabinets and crossovers) to get the maximum performance possible. The prices listed are pretty close to correct, they will likely be a dealer only item. The 3ways are ~150lbs each and are created from transport, ~450lbs with crates. Lifting them into the back of my truck was an exp Ill soon not forget. Ive done shows before, but 2 rooms was too much . For any product to be sold by dealers there is a 40% hit to gross by the dealers for their efforts. Retail prices generally on audio average anywhere from 3-5x manufacturing coast… all new ideas to me. The 2way and 3 way use very different crossovers and drivers as the design goals were different. Other interesting notes… veneer is crazy expensive. I used to stain and finish good ply wood. At this level that is not enough… so Rosewood and Ebony veneers were used. The finish is a grain filled polyester finish… very difficult to obtain in CA due to EPA rules. Ultimately its color sanded and polished much like a cars paint job. The finish work ended up representing 1/3 the total manufacturing costs as we wanted the highest possible finish we could achieve while still having the work done in the US. A cool fact about the 2 ways is that they are an all US/Canada sourced and built product. Getting the berlyum to behave nicely required some serious design chops on the crossover. I’ve met Richard Kontrimas of Radian multiple times I can tell you he is an amazing engineer/ specialist in material sciences. He had incredibly kind words for the 3way though it was not using his drivers. The process now is developing dealer relationships. We are participating in a headphone show this weekend which should be fun. Starting a company is not for the tame of heart… quickbooks, bookkeepers oh my.
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