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    Best time to do it. She comes back happy and is greeted by you in bliss. What could be better? They can easily be hidden by a small towel when not in use. No one will even see them.
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    Maybe I need measurements on the MCM 1900’s. My doors are all 36” x 80”. My wife might pack up and go if a pair of those shows up the next time she does a “girls trip” for few days. The last few big purchases I made were here waiting on her return.
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    Speaking of peyote, Canadians' and space. Pick this one up at about the 50 second mark:
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    I like the song by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Bare Naked Ladies singing about the I.S.S.
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    Say didn't the Chipmunks have something to say about Christmas?
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    I am not looking to make a profit. I will hold onto these and enjoy for the remainder of my lifetime, unless there becomes an emergency need to sell down the road. My wife even liked them....A LOT! Which completely surprised me! Here are some pictures. Please note, I do not have corners (yet). A basement remodel will be in store for me hopefully soon, which will allow placement into corners. Even without corners, they sound absolutely fantastic! Only imperfections pictured below... Peeling veneer, which will be re-attached. It was already coming off a little when I got them, and I have the other piece that broke off that I can put back on. Any suggestions on what I can use to reattach?
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    I think titanium makes it worse. Phenolic is considerably warmer sounding. He needs to replace the old Mylars in his networks with some nice polypropylenes. Replace crap resistor with Mills.
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    I enjoy this hobby from both the musical as well as technical aspects and have always done this for about 50 years now🙂.... and I have come to the same conclusion that while we desire perfection we must also accept it’s not possible and thus ultimately our systems must allow the music to move us or why bother..??? miketn
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    For the record I don’t believe in any amplifier type being the best because I currently own examples of Single Ended Tube, Single Ended SS, Class A P/P Tube, Class A/B SS and Class G and all these amplifiers perform excellent with my Jubs/K402/TAD4002 systems. So my advice is use your ears as the main guide in what amplifier has the best synergy with your system, room and your personal taste in sound reproduction that you desire. Like anything we humans adapt and refine our taste and desire over time and it will be and should be a part of the journey for any newby to audio. Experience as much as possible while keeping an open mind and pay attention to the details along the way because they can and will alter your experiences especially if not controlled and accounted for. miketn
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    Chris, My assertion was, and continues, that modern day amps that are engineered to be linear will be indistinguishable when operated within their design limits. You disagree and cite how some 35 years ago a few handfuls of people were able to distinguish a sold-state amp from a tube amp. This fails to meet the criteria oI either modern or "engineered to be linear". As for Roy Delgato, I never said differences b/w speakers were inaudible. Indeed, I believe that is pretty much where ALL the differences lie, apart from the all-important listening environment and, perhaps, a turntable in an analog rig which is highly mechanical and subject to poor alignment (cartridge) and other such issues. As for challenging my hearing, I don't take offense at all. In reply I can only offer that my hearing measures well, and I have a keen sense of musical nuance honed from years of playing and listening to live (often unamplified) music. Since I've never de-mastered music they way you have I of course can't say for certain that I would be able to hear what you are hearing during that process. But all of this serves to make my point that if there is even a debate regarding the audibility of differences b/w modern day amplifiers, then just how important can these difference be!? Plus, establishing the existence of these differences is only part of the equation. Of even greater importance: If Amp A is audibly different from amp B, then the next question is, which one is reliably found to sound more like music?? No one has even begun to take that on. So, again, to beginners I say. Buy an integrated amp or receiver (2-ch or multi) that has enough power to drive your speaker to desired levels and offers the features you want (eg., tone controls, input level matching, mono switch, built-in DAC, etc..) and be done with it. ..In most cases this can be accomplished for $500 or less. ..Spend the vast majority of $$ on your speakers and maximizing your listening environment.
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    Mike, I think that Nelson Pass brings a little more understanding to the table in this article: https://www.passlabs.com/press/audio-distortion-and-feedback It explains a lot about feedback and slew rate, and really shows why "intermodulation distortion" in amplifiers is the real issue, and the really objectionable distortions correlate to the higher order harmonics (as Geddes pointed out using masking of the human hearing system as an explanation). The focus on harmonic distortion of first and second orders isn't useful, and that's what Mr. Dan D'Agostino (above) is basically saying. I wish that we'll all spend a lot less time on 1st and 2nd order harmonics (or even 3rd or 4th order, usually the dominant ones in harmonic distortion measurements) that basically correlate poorly to listen tests, as Geddes pointed out. Chris
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    2's not 1's. and I'm not offended by the price given the looks. https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ele/d/klipsch-cornwall-ii-speakers/6764606215.html
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    I didn’t know I liked hot sauce, but apparently I do. I’m certainly game if you want to send me some.
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    Unfortunately my last sled dog is on strike.
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    TI diaphragms will help tone things down a bit but I would update your crossovers first before anything else is done. Even a Solen or Dayton grade caps can make a difference.
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    @ClaudeJ1 As can be readily seen, I'm pretty much a newbie here, but have been reading with great interest, especially your many posts on modding the Heresy. I'm a bit of an "older fart" (just over 60), love my high notes (though I've been suffering from tinnitus since my early teens - 5,7khz@54db), and though I had wanted a pair of Klipschorn's with their stomach churning kick, I settled for smaller as I didn't have the room. I have a 1981 set of Heresy 1's I bought new. Unfortunately, the middle dust cap of both of the K-22-E's came loose last year on one side. (Man, these Klipsch's only lasted 36 years of daily playing, 4-10 hrs/day). I drive them with a same vintage Technics SU-V4K (now replaced with the SU-V4X last month). I was able to carefully reglue the the dustcovers back on. There was also some slight separation of the paper cone (no tears/cuts), which were "fixed" the same way. I've been reading the Super Heresy 1 thread with interest, with the idea of upgrading my speakers. Now, you've come up with the Super 2 mod... Tough choices need to be made, but I'm liking what I'm seeing here. So, am I understanding this correctly- With the DE-120/MAHL and the more expensive 3012HO-NEO , I can keep my existing E crossover (still with the big cans) but would in all likelihood need to upgrade the capacitors on it. Or do I have to put different values in? Where does the 10uf cap go (and does it matter which way)? So, the middle set (K-55-V / K700) get to stay where it is, the upper & lowers have to come out, say goodbye and greet the new brethren who are dying to take their place, with the foam padding and port ready to cuddle them in... Am I missing anything else? What else am I missing?
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    The guy I bought my MCM from said that they make LaScala and Khorns sound like bookshelf speakers. I can do argue against that.
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    What was it PWK said "too damn loud" or somesuch? I agree with the statement. A fraction of a watt is plenty. From there they get very loud. I have never felt self destructive enough to turn them up more. The main thing with the MCM stack is how accurate they sound and how they do it so effortlessly. Imagine filling the room with great sound without the blaring volume.
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    Just got home from Mendota, IL with some beautiful K-horns. I need to make one final trip tomorrow to grab the other bass bin. I’ll post pics in a few days once I have it all set up. Many thanks to the OP for posting these!
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