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  1. 4 points
    The Heresy III Capitol Edition are smashing in person. Got mine last week.
  2. 3 points
    John Lennon ... Happy Christmas / War is Over Got the CD in London in 1971 (???) Wasn't released in the US till about a year later. Absolutely my favorite Xmas song
  3. 3 points
    And downright neighborly as well I guess it is but with a sneaky intent. Last time a neighbor wanted to borrow something it was a gas 2" water pump to empty his pool. I went and pumped it out for him, the main thought was I was not sure he was smart enough to add water to the pool much less to not run my pump dry, it was just easier than replacing the pump parts after he burned it up.
  4. 3 points
    Bought two of em. No exotic colors unfortunately. One to power subs inside, on for KP302s outdoors.
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    My usual when the girls were teenagers was to be cleaning my 12 gauge when a 'date' arrived. One icy stare down through the barrel (at the date) usually ensured everyone got home safely and on time. Come to think of it neither girl ever came home late when they were living at home. 😉
  8. 2 points
    Wolfbane, bet you had to beat em away with a stick!
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    I've always loved this song at Christmas time and this guy did it justice when he performed it on The Voice.
  11. 2 points
    Bruce and Capo72 are right, the Paragon was never meant as a theater speaker. The confusion may be due to the midrange drivers (375) in the Paragon having been used in JBL's theater speakers, including those for 70mm Todd-AO, as requested by Ampex who Mike Todd & Co. (Magna Thearter Corp.) charged with designing Todd-AO 6 channel sound (IMO, the best ever in a cinema, at least above about 40 Hz). At first, the Paragon used JBL's 15" 154 series woofers, up to 4 of which were used in each channel of JBL's theater speakers. Later, I believe they put a pair of LE15 woofers in the Paragon. Also, Ranger of the JBL Ranger Paragon (which it was originally called) was involved in the film industry. He consulted on the design of the Paragon. Part of the original impetus was to get rid of the "Hole in the Middle" that some stereo tapes and early stereo records had. Improved miking reduced the need for this kind of help. PWK introduced his "wide stage stereo" at just about the same time, which used a Klipschorn in each corner and a derived center speaker. He eventually determined that the center speaker should also be fully horn loaded, therefore either a La Scala or a Belle Klipsch. Thanks to our Home Theater system being the same as our music system, my wife and I still use "wide stage stereo" for music. I heard the Paragon many times. I believe the first time was when the stereo Lp was released, and a bunch of us high school students just had to hear it. We descended in waves on the San Francisco HiFi Fair (1959 or 1960). I'd guess that the entire science club and most of our orchestra went [young people were actually interested in (good) audio then]. Some of us went twice. The Paragon was positioned on a riser, possibly to make the drivers at standing ear height. A mistake, in my view, because it may have short circuited the bass. There, and in many audio stores later, the Paragon sounded incredibly, almost unbelievably clear and analytical. There was no distortion on peaks. Even in the stores, with the Paragon sitting on the floor, there wasn't a lot of bass, but what there was, was clean as a whistle. But the Paragon was only 104" wide (8.7 feet) and, incredibly, most listeners, both at the fair, and in the various stores, were farther away than that. The 60 degree spread (the equilateral triangle, with speakers at two points, and the listener at the third) was not in vogue yet -- except in the Klipsch room, in which, thanks to "wide stage stereo" the Khorns were probably more than 100 degrees apart from the front row, and there was a center speaker (I don't remember which one it was). The Klipsch room seemed to have a little more bass. People said things like, "Now, that sounds like an orchestra!" The two designs were easily the best at the fair, and were close in quality, but the Khorns had better bass, and had a bigger sound field. Richard Ranger Benny Goodman? and the Paragon. A Klipsch wide stage stereo room at a fair somewhere.
  12. 2 points
    My youngest Victoria, her husband Nick and my eldest Melissa.
  13. 2 points
    An unmatched pair. Both 427's. From the Pavillions Car Show a couple of Saturdays back.
  14. 2 points
    If you call the company and protest the charge they'll tell you exactly where in the ad that you agreed to auto ship and auto pay. It's not a scam but it's not very upfront as it's normally in small print where you don't see it but it's definitely there. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it is.
  15. 2 points
    I ordered some electronics from a dealer fairly close to me. On the tape used to seal the box were the words "Expensive electronics inside, please toss underhand!"
  16. 2 points
    I wanna hippopotamus for Christmas......
  17. 1 point
    Came a cross a posting on CL. Got me curious. Anyone familiar? https://shop.gsgad.com
  18. 1 point
    It's all good hopefully. I mean hopefully he's not in the morgue.
  19. 1 point
    I recommend HDMI outputs on the player if your preamp has HDMI inputs. There are no suppressed-clock issues (i.e., bus jitter) with HDMI since the receiving device buffers the data on the output side, but there are issues with USB with regard to bus jitter. I never recommend using analog RCA outputs from a player unless you really, really like the DACs in the player (but then you've got common mode noise from your player to your preamp to deal with unless using XLR-XLR balanced connections, which no one does because of the higher costs). I've found, however, that player DACs may not be high performance. There are also digital RCA ports (AES/EBU) of the unbalanced ("coaxial") type, but these seem to be rarer nowadays. If you've got an RCA AES/EBU port on your preamp, then that would work well on a player as an output. Chris
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    It wasn't meant as a center channel. It was a standalone stereo cabinet. The cabs were complex and really built as fine furniture. They served their purpose, with excellent jbl components. Bruce
  21. 1 point
    @AHall ... awesome ... love it ... but my wife would kill me Now ... if I could saw those in half
  22. 1 point
    Need to add more.... The MM phone cartridge on the Parasound Halo is awesome! When I listened to my turntable on my Onkyo, I didn't realize my stylus was worn. My turntable sounded worse on the Halo with worn cartridge, I thought the Halo Phono section was broken. Luckily enough, I had another cartridge, hadn't played it in over 30 years, it's an Audio Technica DR 300e, the damaged stylus is an Audio Technica Series-V, I found a replacement stylus for it on the Internet and will order soon. Anyway, after replacing the cartridge, my records ARE ALIVE again! They sound phenomenal, who could have ever guessed. I am hearing music that I haven't heard in a long time, it all sounds dynamic and alive, maybe even more than CDs. I must be losing my mind.
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    The entire Vince Guaraldi Trio Charlie Brown album.
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