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    Love this thread then! Yep, 45 rpm and loving the sound my Rega RP 6 brings to my ears.
  4. 2 points
    I installed the settings Trent and Chris came up with lastnight and I have to say they sound excellent. I tested the settings on music I have heard a million times and to my ears nothing sounded veiled, everything was there, bass, vocals, micro details, air. I still have Crites passives but I am selling them because the sound of the Xilica is in another league IMO and it can handle the power I'm using where the Crites can't. I had to make huge adjustments on my c50 pre amp to make the Crites passives sound good. I have the passives for sale if anyone is interested in them but I can tell you I wish I went with the Xilica for the start. If I where to use passives I'd be talking to ALK and see what he has to offer. Mike.
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    Again Mark, you assert something that you say is true until it is proven false. I've done that due diligence that you refer to and I can tell you that the assertion that you make is not true in my experience. Since I now use REW's EQ facility, it includes an optimizer that produces the best set of PEQs based on the target curve that is user controllable, and it can do it all in one step if you so choose. An operation that used to take hours or days is now done in a few minutes--and I've used it to help almost a dozen guys dial in their Jubs successfully (remotely online), i.e., this isn't a trivial subject. The REW EQ facility is very powerful and really quite easy to use, especially if you know what you're trying to achieve with it. (It's one of those "AIs" that Elon Musk has warned us all about ) Mark, we've listened to your "arbitrarily minimizing the use of digital filters because it 'veils the sound'" argument for many years now (perhaps as much as 10)--on this forum and in person. The reason why you apparently feel "picked on" is because the argument itself is getting a little worn. The reason why I called it into question in this otherwise excellent thread (thanks Trent...and I apologize for this distraction) wasn't because I'm not trying to be friendly, it's because I'd like to move on and not continuously debate that notion's merits yet again in every good thread on active crossovers. Use of active crossovers is a subject for which I've invested a fair amount of time and effort into clarifying what actually works and what doesn't work--not only for my personal needs but for others' benefit, too. Let's move on. Chris
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    I recently acquired the Heresy II's in rare mahogany with old-school grill covers in absolutely mint condition and a new Yamaha a-S501 integrated amplifier and AT LP120 turntable and AT120eb needle. When I played with the dials and first heard Tin Pan Alley on vinyl I absolutely dropped my jaw at the crystal clarity of the sound. Then I played Antonio Carlos Yobim and it was absolutely blown away at the 3D clarity and live-like sound. I can't imagine how the III could sound any better but I'm a beginner. I will say this though. I just came off from owning a pair of Klipsch The Sixes and this Heresy II setup absolutely smokes them in every regard. The sound is spine tingling while the Sixes sounded excellent, but more muffled or as if a towel is in front of them by comparison. It just shocks me to hear how beautiful sounding the Heresy II's are. I just attended an audio show and they had a headphone setup with tube amplifier that cost $55,000, yes 55K and I swear the Heresy II rig sounds unquestionably better and more 3 dimensional compared to those headsets. I tried others headsets that were $8,000 but still the clarity isn't like these Heresy II's. Perhaps it's the way my room is set up. I went to Ikea and acquired two laptop stands costing $4 each because my Heresy II's never came with stands. Although they are up at a pretty steep angle, they are very bottom heavy and can hardly be pushed over even when trying. I have soft cloth under them to help absorb any vibrating. The Heresy's have a very live-like soundstage to them but they don't sound harsh at all! Quite the contrary they sound extremely soothing and the base is tight. I'm not a numbers kind of guy, but I just listen and try to share what my ears tell me. I recently visited the Magnolia room to listen to B&W flagship speakers costing $10,000 and another B&W costing $1,800 and the 10k Model sounded much better because it had detail and brighter clarity but once again, these Heresy's at home just sounded better than all of those to me. My room is bizarre. It's about 10x30 and my ceiling tapers in like the inside of a pyramid because it's an A-frame. I'm nowhere near as experienced as you guys are, but the Heresy's are amazing speakers!
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    Fuzzydog, my point is not to argue about why I feel a separate amp is beneficial, what I can say is that Derrick posted that he regularly turns his receiver up to 0db, If I go anywhere under -20db my head almost explodes. I had a Yamaha RX-V2700 which supposedly put out 130 wpc into 8 ohms. When I A/B'd the receiver against my Sherbourn SR-120 which puts out a bench tested and real 125 watts across the front three and 75 watts for the other four channels there was no competition, leading me to quickly rid myself of the Yamaha. I have yet to hear any other receiver even come close to the punch my Sherbourn has. My volume dial goes to 100 and I have never run it past 25-30, literally my window glass shakes at that point. I have heard a lot of high power AVR's and only the Sherbourn has satisfied me. My receiver weighs in at 73lbs and is built like a tank. From the specs and reviews lately, I would say the Anthem receivers are pretty darn good. Instant gratification comes with a real power amp to run the mains. Like I posted earlier, if you try the Emotiva and do not feel 100% impressed, ship it back and pay nothing. There are plenty of used Emotiva amps on Ebay, Audiogon, etc. Other than a switching power supply switching on and off irregularly and covered under warranty I don't recall ever seeing an Emo amp go bad. A pair of Emotiva UPA-1 mono block amps $400 on the Emotiva forum if you are interested. I have owned two pair of these and I have nothing but praise for the power output and low noise floor. Nice price too. http://emotivalounge.proboards.com/thread/49997/fs-upa-amps-mint-condition Also, there is a Sherbourn power amp listed on US Audiomart for under $300. 200 wpc at 8 ohms, I have never used the speaker terminals but from what I hear they are straight forward and take up to 12 awg wire. It also offers balanced or unbalanced inputs so you can use XLR cables if you prefer....I prefer. http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649363500-sherbourn-tst-2200-power-amplifier/images/1577372/ Tim
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    Just last sat night I was watching a special on Sound City Studios where many artists were speaking including Fleetwood Mac and how they formed Opend my eyes up on some things I did not know
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    Not his, but the type he used. Mallette can tell you who belongs to the scrolls. Nancarrow was native to Texarkana.
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    Congrats to oldtimer. It looked like a wonderful events and now there is a backup bartender for Hope.
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    Any chance you sold root beer with floating raisins on the side of the road during the summer of '73? That photo never could be developed...
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    I don't believe receiver specs unless they are accompanied by a bench test with all channels driven. I think most receivers are heavily overrated and are not even close to putting out the claimed power. I think most people would benefit from the addition of an outboard amp, even if it is only for the front three channels. The only job the amp has is providing power, especially in dynamic peaks of HT. If you have the money to invest grab yourself a nice Emotiva XPA series amp and try it out. You have thirty days to try it and return it if you are not happy with the addition. If you keep it then you know you appreciate the additional power. Tim
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    Again, a tough question. Being an outboard amp proponent, I vote yes if you want to extract what those RF-7II's are capable of. Good quality amplification is pretty cheap on the used market. Bill
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    That's just part of my soul leaving my body from being photographed.
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    I am very happy, and very pleased with my setup and the way it is performing! There is a place in Boise called The Stereo Shoppe. It's much nicer than any stereo store I've ever come across- even in other states. They have two very nice listening rooms- one with very nice McIntosh gear and one with a very nice Integra Atmos setup. Everything used separates in their primary listening rooms. Both rooms are well over $100,000 I'm sure. Heck, the McIntosh room has like $30,000 speaker cables to the front mains which are B & W 800 D3's!!! That being said, I'd put my current Klipsch Jubilee/Emotiva/Parasound/Xilica/Yamaha/Oppo setup up against anything they've got at this point! And personally, I don't know of anyone first hand that has a nicer setup that I've actually seen or heard in person. I know tons of people that built unimaginable theaters in their houses and then suddenly got cheap when installing the gear!!! Chris A made the magic happen without ever stepping a foot in my house! His instructions were easy to understand and the results are breathtaking. He also left me with the knowledge that I could probably come pretty close to duplicating it if I absolutely had to. I guess you could say he was able to do it "blindfolded" and taught someone to fish. I sincerely appreciate his help and value is knowledge and willingness to share. If I'd hired someone to do this it would have cost a small fortune and I probably would have learned nothing. Sincere appreciation is noted!!!
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    Chuck--i thought we were brothers? Calling me a drummer? When I was a little kid, my grandma would sit me on her knee and say, “BigStewMan, when it seems that all hope is gone and things couldn’t get any worse, just tell yourself, at least I’m not a drummer."
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    Man, I'm diggin' the new distressed oak finish. Well done Klispch!
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    They're here. They look and sound AMAZING.
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    Just one of our weekend rituals.. I crank tunes and they dance.
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    (Update- page 3 for REW curves and Xilica settings for my particular room from Chris A) 'm up and running!!! Everything went smooth today with the delivery. I was listening within an hour. A great big thanks to Chris A for his knowledge, help and Xilica settings!!! These things are awesome!!! Huge thanks to Cory @MetropolisLakeOutfitters it was an awesome purchasing experience. I ended up talking to him on the phone several times. Super guy and knows his stuff when it comes to a special order like this. Since I bought Jubes from him he even gave me a killer deal on the Xilica XP-4080 and a couple of Parasound A23's. Now that I'm broke, lol, I'm going to retire down to the dojo and have a listen. My first impression is these things look big and sound concert big. I was very nervous selling my Klipschorns, but these Jubilees are definitely the next step, and it's not a small step! The bass kicks you in the chest and they actually dig pretty darn deep into the 30hz range. Drums are unreal through these things!
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    Crappy factory glue. The cone should rip before the glue gives up.
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    To trentster..............I'm seriously glad you are happy with your Jubs. That is what this is all about.
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    Can't take it down but you go back to the first post and edit the title with SOLD
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    OR, just behind me sits these......
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