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  1. 4 points
    100 lbs? No problem if you're relatively strong....bunch of girly men around here 😀
  2. 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.
  3. 3 points
    Will you guys quit pickin' on me so I can get to my testing? 🤓 Man, don't ever made a mistake with this group!
  4. 3 points
    A very, very nice gentleman from Illinois, a 20 something year owner of Khorns who is upgrading his entire system before he retires. He had bought Fortes for his son awhile back and his son will now be getting his Khorns! Multigenerational Klipsch fans! Travis
  5. 3 points
    If your steps are carpeted, you can lay the speaker on its side along the edge of the steps and push. It will with a bit of effort, slide up. The same can be done if its still in a box. If the speakers are being delivered, perhaps, you can offer the guy a few bucks to help you get them up the stairs.
  6. 3 points
    Thanks for the clarification. There is no part of the audio reproduction chain that is less linear than the speakers. I choose to use synergy, what you refer to as "cycling through speakers to find one that "works best" with some favored less-than-linear amp" to deal with this lack of linearity. Others choose a modern amp engineered to be linear with tone controls or equalizers to do the same thing. I would argue that one is not better than the other. Also, achieving synergy takes one component out of the chain. I will add that a SET amp and a pair of La Scalas achieves synergy in my setup.
  7. 3 points
    I've upgraded from the RC62II. I thought my old center sounded weak after I decided to add an external amp(emotiva A-300) to the equation to power up my fronts (RF82ii) . There was an unbalance of sound there. Now with the RC7, dialogues no longer have to fight their way to be heard, if that makes any sense. RC64 is overkill and way too expensive for my blood. I might contemplate getting RF7s but that will be in the very far future. I have a 7.1 setup with all klipsch speakers except for the subwoofer(SVS PB-2000)
  8. 3 points
    Double LP's back to back this evening. Asking for punishment! Robert Plant & Alison Krauss with "Raising Sand."
  9. 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!
  10. 2 points
    Well, today I took delivery of a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It has every option available in a Laredo: Moonroof Navigation Premium stereo Leather Heated seats Remote start Factory towing package It drives really nice and the Interior and exterior are in great shape. 3.6 V6. I didn't want the lower fuel economy of the 5.7 V8 and didn't need the extra power for towing. It really suits my needs and has way more options than I was hoping to get.
  11. 2 points
    Even after contemplating the question, Nigel did not understand and was confused why the interviewer didn't understand his point.
  12. 2 points
    Nigel: "You see, most blokes will be playing at 10. You’re on 10, all the way up, all the way up...Where can you go from there? Nowhere. What we do, is if we need that extra push over the cliff...Eleven. One louder." DiBergi: "Why don’t you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?" Nigel (after taking a moment to let this sink in): "These go to 11." Nigel was fooling himself. Perhaps all audiophiles are fooling themselves. Does it matter?
  13. 2 points
    He’s my uncle and does live in Ridgedale, MO. He gave me a pair of Kg2’s as a wedding gift in 1985. Still have them and they sound as good as ever.
  14. 2 points
    Ask your neigbor(s) to help you. They will be so impressed that they might even want to hear those speakers (through the walls)
  15. 2 points
    Thanks. Gonna have to make a trip to Home Depot for some steel wool. The router did a very nice job trimming the edges, but I still had some sanding to get them flush and smoothed out. Very happy with the out come.
  16. 2 points
    Perhaps you can rent a MOTORIZED hand truck, DESIGNED to go up stairs. I know they exist because our company has one for installing racks of equipment. Call around to your local rental or moving stores. If the room is going to be a tight fit for the LaScala's then yeah; get the Heresy's and a subwoofer. There are ALWAYS be practical considerations which will affect your buying decisions.
  17. 2 points
    I have a friend in TN who uses cbd oil. He has used less over the years and had less pain for his condition. Joe... best of luck to you. I'm approaching 70 and have joint pain. A few years ago started taking glucosamine. It's like taking vitamins... can't really tell I'm taking it but if I stop for a few days there is more pain. I use turmeric in lots of my food (the active ingredient- curcumin, would be better but the cost would go up). We get the turmeric at an Indian grocery. Plus lots of fruits and veggies. Cheaper there than the regular chain groceries. Also take fish oil, even though we consume a fair mount of ocean fish. Doesn't answer the addiction question but may be a piece of the puzzle to help manage the different kinds of pain you may have. Bruce
  18. 2 points
    This is Pidot with one of my wife's nieces. He worked as a commercial photographer in Manila, but now lives in Culion, Palawan as a painter (signs, houses, etc.). He also makes beautiful lamps and crafts for the tourists. He used to play guitar until he lost part of a finger on his left hand. Incredibly softspoken and polite, we had a great time talking about large format photography.
  19. 2 points
    Yes and, if I understand it correctly, this will vary from speaker to speaker as the variable impedance of a speaker is going to vary according to the design of the speaker. So, amplifiers will sound different depending on the variable impedance of the speaker used, and the way that the amplifier used reacts to this variable impedance. What you are saying is that different amplifiers sound different from each other because of the variability of the non-linearity created by this interaction. Doesn't this mean that given a particular set of speakers, different amps will sound different when used with these speakers? As in "amps don't all sound the same"? Also, doesn't this mean that an amps synergy with speakers is an important consideration when picking amplifiers because of the more variable nature, and the much more flawed linearity, of speakers? While I would like to better understand the perspective and position of the other side of the argument, it will have very little bearing on my future choices. This quote from Lynn Olson, although a bit out of context, pretty much sums up my perspective on the amplifiers and speakers that I use for my own pleasure.... "And 85~89 dB/meter audiophile speakers sound flat and dead once you get used to the sound of high-efficiency speakers. Even the Ariels at their modest 92 dB/meter made it hard to enjoy conventional audiophile speakers that are 3~5 dB less efficient. You just hear more, and it sounds more beautiful. Like direct-heated triodes, you don't go back. It's about surrendering to the emotional experience, just letting go, no more thinking and analyzing, just allowing yourself to be swept away by the music. Not all audiophiles can do this. I've seen some of them, in my own listening room, hold their arms tightly across their chests, fighting off their emotions. Maybe they didn't like what they heard, but the sound quality was ravishing, far above anything at an audio show, and was certainly affecting me and Karna. I'm kind of letting the cat out of the bag here, but I design audio equipment so the listener can have a deep emotional experience; the technical parameters are simply a means to an end, for the system to get out of the way." For me, after a long trip through audio land, this (mostly) means SET amps and horn speakers for the flawed construct that we call stereo. My goal is to have my experience of listening to a stereo recording be as close to a real life event as possible. This is based upon what I hear when I listen to my setup, and how it allows me to connect to the music on an emotional level. So maybe this means, "when listening to the flawed construct we call a stereo recording, all modern amplifiers engineered to be linear sound the same, and SET amplifiers sound better and are more emotionally involving". If so, so be it.
  20. 2 points
    Of course, some amps are going to sound more alike than others, and none of this has anything to do with what sounds best to an individual user on their particular setup.
  21. 2 points
    Easy? No. Doable for a person in good health and the speakers unassembled? Yes Advisable? No. Industrial safety says you must have a hand free for the rail, meaning it's a two person job done right. Dave
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 2 points
    John Fogherty back up there JohnJ
  25. 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!!
  26. 2 points
    Chillin w/a lil Tedeschi Trucks Band... Sides 1- 4 and Susan is just killin it!
  27. 2 points
    Ignorance on that cover, know it's not Southpark's man-bear-pig is it ape-man-cat?
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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!
  36. 1 point
    Hey Mike @dirtmudd did you notice the name of the current winter storm? It's Gia 😀
  37. 1 point
    Onkyo TX NR717, 7.2 AVR Bi-amp mode. Output from L/R (or HF) output. Klipsch RP-600M, 2-way speaker. Both binding posts connected by OEM straps. Speaker wires hooked to L/R (or HF) inputs. There is full signal in Bi-amp mode, no question about it. Both HF and LF sounds full with both tweeter and woofers sounding normal. The only thing I question is I THINK the 600M sounded better in Bi-amp mode, maybe more full bass. I can't qualify that because I listened to TV which was mostly dialog with some musical background. I also listened with my ear up the the drivers, so I was listening at 3 inches, and back about 3 feet. I mention this only because it was my impression, but I wouldn't put much weight to that observation as I'm not sure what I was hearing. Either way, the speakers had a full, pleasant sound. Now I'll try the Marantz 6011 the same way.
  38. 1 point
    Repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse, etc. Just because DBT doesn't detect nuanced differences between some components, doesn't mean nuances over the long haul aren't detectable or important to some.
  39. 1 point
    It's not only about DAC performance. There is analog circuitry attached to those DACs. That said, it's also not only about SNR and harmonic distortion. Otherwise, the amplifiers with the best SNR and distortion would sound best. Years ago people used massive negative feedback in amplifiers to reduce distortion to tiny numbers. You don't see those amps around any more because they didn't sound very good (at least not in subjective evaluations).
  40. 1 point
    This is for the subwoofer. Slightly different function than the main discussion of the previous posts
  41. 1 point
    And please stop saying that no one is saying that all amplifiers sound the same. If the argument is that people can't tell the difference between amplifiers in a DBT, then for all intents and purposes - amplifiers sound the same. To say otherwise is being either disingenuous or obtuse.
  42. 1 point
    Do you own or can you borrow a fridge mover with secure straps? Wb
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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.
  47. 1 point
    Cool Rammstein cover
  48. 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".
  49. 1 point
    There waa no shortage of massive speakers back in the day. For fun, these....
  50. 1 point
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