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  1. 4 points
    Interesting read. My takeaway is that there are differences in amps, but that when the differences are eliminated with various techniques, it is much more difficult to hear a difference between them. It makes me wonder what it is, specifically, that makes me prefer the SET amps that I’ve built over the PP tube amps I’ve built and the SS amps I own. I’m always looking for a sense of “being there” when I listen to music at home. I get this with my SET amps, and with the SS Class A amps I own, more than with other topologies. Stereo is an artificial construct, it gives us localization cues that, at the end of the day, are not the same as the cues created by a musician playing in real life in front of a listener. It isn’t “real life”. That said it’s the best thing I/we have available at the moment (I haven’t given multichannel audio a go yet), and 95% of my music is stereo recordings. Maybe expecting stereo, as an artificial construct intended to recreate real life, to provide this reality is asking too much. It could be that strict linearity, and truthfulness to the source, shouldn’t be the goal at all. The goal should be recreating the “reality” of a live performance despite the limitions of the construct we call stereo. I don’t care about linearity per se, I care about what I hear in my listening room when I put music on my system. A SET amp sounds more “real” than any other topology I have used in my set up. If that reflects a limitation, distortion or unlinearity created by my preferred topology, so be it. Clark’s test tells us that when you make two different amplifiers sound the same, they end up sounding the same. I don’t see how this is helpful. It’s not what most people actually do. When you go out and buy an amplifier, you don’t then take it home and put in a resistor and a equalizer to make it sound the same as the amp it is replacing. Amps sound different. Clark’s adjustment of the amplifiers in his challenge is a confirmation of this fact. Some amps sound more “real”, when playing the stereo material that most of us listen to, than other amps when their differences are left intact.
  2. 3 points
    Double LP's back to back this evening. Asking for punishment! Robert Plant & Alison Krauss with "Raising Sand."
  3. 2 points
    Is it easy to move a pair of new La Scala II solo upstairs as I live by myself? I noticed the speaker is now split into 2 separate units so it looks more manageable than moving all the weight at once like the LS I. My listening room size is approximately 13" x 12" but I don't listen to my music loud (have neighbors). Is the small room size going to be an issue? I just plan to tuck them into the corners with a equipment rack in between. Is Heresy going to work better for my case? Thanks!
  4. 2 points
    This was the first I picked up with the Christmas bounty. Almost the last to get here, fella was out of town but communicated well with me It's under negotiation, sold to me and priced as M when it's NM at best. Sound is mostly very clean and exceptional like halfspeeds are, it just has some scratches that are audible. It might have to go back... but it filled out my Police albums from their first to Synchronicity, and damn the song below has just always made this southern fella boogie! Geeze... my Hurricanes are one up on the Lightning... the #1 team in the NHL often and again right now since the Red Wings abdicated their place. When I don't watch they stand a chance.....f'n HATE THIS!
  5. 2 points
    Cool, I had the one with the baseball glove on it that came out in the 80s for a long time "Centerfield" I think? *The band he had on that record was tight, and good musicians. Also the T Trucks is a good one in my cabinet too!
  6. 2 points
    John Fogherty back up there JohnJ
  7. 2 points
    This is a new one I picked up with my bevy of half-speeds. And yea compared to my original copy that I picked up as a teen a few years later it is really nice sounding. Know what.... saw this pic in the phone, glad I did took it for another spin with the discwasher. It's got a second record with first takes and "alternate" versions of the same songs, let y'all know about those later. This one like a lot of other records that had "FM" hits on them. has even better ones, not one bad tune on this LP!!
  8. 2 points
    Chillin w/a lil Tedeschi Trucks Band... Sides 1- 4 and Susan is just killin it!
  9. 2 points
    Ignorance on that cover, know it's not Southpark's man-bear-pig is it ape-man-cat?
  10. 2 points
    Evening to ya. It's simple enough. If using banana plugs take a very small screwdriver, knife, etc to pop out one red and one black "plug" that in pressed into the terminal nut..push in the banana plugs + to red and - to black. If using spade connector loosen a red and black nut and slip in spade then re-tighten. On these I prefer bananas as I have found the terminal loosen over time with spade. They are made this way in the off chance that you want to bi-wire. In that case the jumpers would be removed. Personally I fine no advantage in bi-wiring...not to be confused with bi-amping.
  11. 2 points
    2.5 amps is 37.5 watts. An AGC fuse will allow ~2x the current if heated slowly. So, a 5 amp fuse would not be "dangerous", just not conservative. Pooky , those are common automotive fuses from the MG days. We have them by the bushel in auto parts stores, still, on this side of the pond.
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    The PB 13 sounded like a child's toy to me compared to either of my horn subs but I'm probably just spoiled. If you go with sealed in a larger room be sure to get multiples.
  14. 2 points
    I have the 440C as well and it sounds awesome. It sounds better then my smaller B&W center channels speakers (CM S2 and 600 S2) series. Clearer vocals and better dynamics and power handling. I also own the 64III which I just got delivered and will be hooking it up next week at my beach house. You won't regret buying it. The only reason I got the 64III is because my new LG TV doesn't fit on the 440C. Otherwise I was extremely happy with it.
  15. 2 points
    OK Chief ... apologize for my negative comments ... was just pretty disappointed that I was unable to get a replacement for my "old" 510 horn as it seemed "reasonable" (at least to me) to get a matching set of horns for my 904's. And ... my request for a "picture of a broken horn" was in jest ... I just wanted to start a conversation and looking back on it, it was in "poor taste." Regards, Emile
  16. 2 points
    I have a B&C price list. There are 4 versions of the DE75 listed. One of those is the DE75PK. I can find data sheets for all of them except the DE75PK. I suspect that is the one Klipsch uses. Bob Crites
  17. 1 point
    I recently picked up the 50th Anniversary edition of the Beatles White Album. Its a remaster by Martins son, Giles Martin. It's really really good. But was is more than really good is that in the deluxe edition, there is a third CD "Esher Demos" These are all acoustic demos recorded on a reel to reel at George Harrison's house in Esher. It is FANTASTIC. Basically the 4 of them playing songs to each other. There are 27 tracts including an all acoustic While my Guitar Gently Weeps. Incredible stuff. Even the thebes among us would have to admit to a degree of talent being demonstrated on these demos!
  18. 1 point
    thanks for the link, but too far from where i am now... although i was born & grew up right where that is. looks like you & @Westcoastdrums are in or close to my old stomping grounds! i would like to buy new but my sub budget doesn't allow right now, well it does but i wont let it. i have seen these used for half the price of new, many times with warranty still remaining. i just missed 2 deals locally on dual sb2000's for $450 single & $800 for both but they were gone by the time i replied. theres one on audiomart for $400 but he doesnt have original box for shipping which would be risky. if i had more $$ to spare i would consider other subs but i think the sb2000 will be fine for my needs.
  19. 1 point
    I watched the video and found it interesting Zen. Wonder how fast the train/tram was traveling between all those stops? Beats a bus. Keith
  20. 1 point
    I bought the RP-504C two weeks ago, excellent center but the RP-450C is indeed a better match with the RP280FA's
  21. 1 point
    Priorities, priorities, move some junk out of the room if needed i always say. If you spend lots of time using the system it makes good sense.
  22. 1 point
    Cool Rammstein cover
  23. 1 point
    You need spade crimp connectors, available at any hardware store. Get the blue ones; they fit typical 16-18ga. wire. Buy a stripper/crimp tool while you're at the store if you don't have one. Strip the wire, crimp on the connector, put it under the speaker terminal screw, tighten down, and you'll feel all "pro".
  24. 1 point
    There waa no shortage of massive speakers back in the day. For fun, these....
  25. 1 point
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