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  1. 7 points
    Audio is a journey. It evolves over time. Here is my stereo system turned home theater staring in 2002 and ending in 2020.
  2. 4 points
    Didn't say he wasn't gonna eat it..
  3. 4 points
    OK; old, old one Small Faces on "Lazy Sunday." Has "Lazy Sunday Afternoon," "Itchycoo Park" and others on it ...
  4. 3 points
    The key ‘take away’ here is that if your breathing becomes impaired you will absolutely be overcome with anxiety and regret. But at 86 Willie’s dear olde lungs have done well given the abuse he’s put them through. On the other side of that imagine how freaked these young vapor victims are when they learn that they’ve destroyed their lungs very early in life. Remember that your lungs evolved strictly for breathing and do not like being used for anything else. Your gut is for the intake of ‘stuff’. Cherish your lungs and eat for your pleasures. There’s no good reason to take chances with your breathing and you will truly hate yourself if you screw up your lungs. Just ask Willie.
  5. 3 points
    Gone at 77 after battling dementia, Terry Jones is now experiencing “something completely different.”
  6. 3 points
    I very, very rarely get objectional sibilance in Blu-ray movies or DVDs. My best guess is that the movie people actually care and take steps to minimize it at the microphone, or "in the mix." With entirely the same equipment, from player to speakers, I get it a little more frequently with CDs and SACDs. I don't play much pop or rock, so if that's where people are hearing it, it might be due to the mastering EQ habits @Chris A mentioned. Some sibilance is naturally occurring, of course. If you put your ear as close to someone's mouth as some microphones are, you would hear sibilance. I've heard it from some lecturers at several feet (like from the front row of a classroom), especially when voicing the sounds sip, zip, ship, and genre. IMO, if there were not some sibilance generated when those words were spoken, something would be wrong. @Randyh, the JBL acoustic lens you pictured may well have worked to counter sibilance. The 375 driver used with it took a nose dive at 11K. When they improved the Hartsfield by adding the supertweeter 075 (I think the Xover was at 7K -- at least it was on the Paragon), the sibilance came back. As a friend said, "Now you can hear the spit." Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes not. It gives Satchmo a more interesting sound.
  7. 3 points
    Rod Stewart and the Faces...
  8. 3 points
    A recharge is what I need, and will get soon, more to follow. Fedex came early today, it's almost 10pm now and I just got to open this up... The gauge of that cord handles some amperage, can't put it on the extension cord. I''l be doing close to professional LP cleaning soon.
  9. 3 points
    Only one thing for that - make time to spin some records and recharge your soul 🙏
  10. 3 points
    We still need a babes in thongs thread.
  11. 2 points
    The coils on the stock PCB are measured while on the board. IOWs, the mutual inductance is factored in. When you move them apart, oh never mind ... The wound wire is covered with enamel. Hopefully the fancy NASA whatever it is doesn't break it down. The wax coils are nice, but if you didn't match the DCR, oh never mind ...
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    Heresy's...Someone posted this pic on FB... Here is the episode......starts about 20:30 and priced at $2598.00 https://www.cbs.com/shows/the_price_is_right/video/YHxoiWUqsQuAqoYiz2bKFQakJbfQ_nj5/the-price-is-right-1-21-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1_N8Q6udOIubwBxyCi7nFEASIyXnqpDrK5rFXXbyUvYDfRx-h6BINlN3Q
  14. 2 points
    Or maybe she needs a clothset for her decor. And maybe there's a simple reason I can't keep a wife. 😀
  15. 2 points
    A bit of a TV journey as well.
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    True most places I have been. There just for decoration...........put them where you like the way they look,,,
  18. 2 points
    I’m going to go through and catalogue my older jazz and blues collection over the coming weeks Today is a great LP by some accomplished artists that you may not have heard before on this compilation release One track that jumps out at me is Watermelon Man This is a jazz standard written by the great Herbie Hancock Artist - Harbour City Jazz Band Title - Foo’s Blues
  19. 2 points
    Atta boy John! I think that's the way to go sooo expecting mega feedback! Congrats!
  20. 2 points
    I haven't had a much a chance to spin some records on the TT, though cant wait to hear some beats..
  21. 2 points
    I love that video I wonder if the do King Crimson And Genesis 😎
  22. 2 points
    Damn right. Let's get our priorities straight.[emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
    } A ribeye And a strip? Damn - you should have shopped for Jubilees — 😏
  24. 2 points
    I had a long day today and I'm going to stop now. It is 00.25 a.m. local time .My wife still wanted me to rebuild her kitchen today. 😎 MicroMara
  25. 2 points
    Groucho Marx “Why should I care about future generations – what have they ever done for me?” (Take with a grain of salt)
  26. 2 points
    For me, one of the least remembered but perhaps the most important speech of the 20th century. Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 "This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system -- ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society." Dave
  27. 2 points
    Hey! This is the member that I have ordered from in the past: MetropolisLakeOutfitters
  28. 2 points
    This is wrong and ill-informed. The factory did not damp the aluminum at the time due to cost. One of the old hands active in the earliest days of the Forums said Klipsch experimented with tar, as did Altec/JBL, but concluded it was not worth the price and trouble (I think mess). Mr. Paul was a consummate engineer. Nothing was built that did not pass some sort of cost/benefit test. We enthusiasts, OTOH, have less concern about cost and none with sales, so we can justify adding things the factory could not without jacking the price. If you have Khorns or La Scalas, play Thelma Houston at concert levels and wrap your hand around the throat of the K-400. Dynamat is the Kleenex of vibration dampers. Some may be inferior, but all of them work to cut vibration. It was the only thing available when I wrapped mine in 1999. Don't buy cheap Hop Sing knockoffs and you will be fine. Rope caulk from a home store will work, too. Wrapping the K-400 cuts vibrations that makes the mids sound edgy. They become calmer, smoother with decent damping. Can you hear it? 🤔
  29. 1 point
    I need to downsize , I am out of space and just feeling, well, Old. I built these in 2011 and nothing seems to be getting done so I am offering them up to those who may be looking. They were built of some of the nicest mahogany plywood I have had the pleasure to work with. The backs are two layers of 12 mm Baltic birch laminated together. These are just the bass bins with Klipsch K33's (from Belle's), installed. There are four (4) of them. I will sell them in pairs or all 4. I live halfway between Plymouth and Boston and may be able deliver within a reasonable distance. I wrote about building them a while back in the following topic. These are still mahogany raw and it looks great still. o
  30. 1 point
    Dude you killing me with the things you sell That’s a sweet preamp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    Something soft and beautiful by Steve Hackett ( His own composition) Enjoy
  32. 1 point
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/629217617901935/ NO Affil
  33. 1 point
    Or a dedicated room away from her decor where it doesn't matter.
  34. 1 point
    Above is what I said as a qualifier to all my contributions in this thread. When there is information that can be offered to those that are seeking solutions to their sound problems that might help them understand the nature of their audio problems and paths to solutions, I try to offer it. I believe that my past record shows this. I try to hold the opinions on sound reproduction without associated measurements to a minimum. I find that arguing opinions only, and not fact plus data combined with opinion, is fruitless. Those that do try to argue opinions only--I try to avoid. I think helping others with real information and data instead of opinion is a much better approach...as an engineer...especially on the subject of hi-fi sound reproduction, which is largely mired in opinion not based in fact. That's the engineer in me, I suppose. The trained musician in me greatly appreciates the result of that approach every time I fire up my hi-fi sound reproduction system. I hope that others benefit from my efforts, which is why I post them here. Chris
  35. 1 point
    Not sure how I missed that but I sent a message to inquire.
  36. 1 point
    I have had this exact unit for a couple of years now and it is a swiss army knife with great sound. It has 3 sets of analog outputs and a digital out and feeds 4 different systems for me with all my digital sources coming through it. I have also had a DAC1 and a DAC2. This DAC3 is incredible. All the Benchmark DACs have been bulletproof. Never an issue. If anyone is remotely interested in this unit...........You should download and read the manual from the Benchmark site about all the functionality this box delivers. It is endless. My Oppo 105D head to head LOST to this unit. I use the digital out from the OPPO into this DAC3 because the DAC3 sounds better. They both have the SABRE DACs but Benchmark implemented better.
  37. 1 point
    By the way, one of the tools of the trade (mixing) is to use a multi-band compressor with one of the frequency bands centered on 4.5-8 kHz to catch the hard sibilances during the vocal track recordings (before the mixdown tracks), so that most of the time, the effect of the vocalist's hard consonant sounds does not affect the overall frequency response of the vocalist's track--only the hard sibilances are caught. That's one of the better uses of multi-band compressors. The problem is, not every recording or mixing engineer apparently does this, so we have a lot of stereo recordings full of hard vocalist sounds into the microphone. Chris
  38. 1 point
    I'm not sure I should continue this thread here in alerts but I guess I will. Tops were sanded and look good so I continued and stripped the edge banding off the front of the worst one (on the right). The cabinet on the left has nice gash on the top right edge that is beyond my ability to repair (inexpensively anyway) so it will stay, I am guessing/hoping it will not be as obtrusive once the cabs are oiled.
  39. 1 point
    Perhaps taking it a step at a time? This is the solution, trust me. I see a great many recordings where there is a local dip in SPL response of the vocal lines around 4.5-8 kHz that was obviously put there to counteract the sibilances of the vocalist into a microphone. If you try to boost the response of the track in those areas during demastering--you get a lot of sibilance, so I've learned that when I see that little dip in response in that frequency band, it's due to a mixing engineer that's trying to get the sibilances out of the mixdown tracks. I find that the blast screens used in most recording sessions (in the videos that are shot in the recording booths while the vocalists are performing) are usually overcome by the vocalists putting their mouths on the blast screen or within an inch of the screen, thus negating the screen's effectiveness. If the vocalist moved their mouths back 3-4 inches, almost all the hard sibilances would be gone, and their enunciation of the words would still be intelligible. Chris
  40. 1 point
    There is a lot of sibilance in that live recording. "Ssscchweeet Carolina..." It's not your gear.
  41. 1 point
    I went into a Bose store once. My then 7 year old son was with me. The sales rep convinced us to stay and listen to their rather lengthy demo. When the demo concluded, the rep came in and asked what we thought of the speakers. My son looked up at him and said, "Try Cornwalls". Perhaps Bose products are over priced for their performance, but at least Bose tried to sell them based on an actual audition of the speakers. The opportunity to audition Klipsch Heritage products at a retail establishment went away long ago, at least in my area.
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  43. 1 point
    Lucky for me my wife hates shopping. She's a tiny thing but man does she love steak! Mooing too! I bet a nice 3 rib Prime Rib cooked on my Big Green Egg would win her over😀
  44. 1 point
    I was not looking to buy the Heresies from the buyer/seller (flipper?) but the difference in the money was not a lot and I didn't really want to see them parted out like so many in the past. The year of build was 1978 (S) so they are not that rare but like every thing else "once its gone it's gone" and the chances of bringing it back a quite slim. The bacon spattered H700's that I got last month look pretty good, these are in about the same condition but the bottoms are better (not stored in the damp basement) so I am hopeful that after 6 or 7 coats of boiled linseed oil they will look like 42 year old speakers that someone cared for, even the last 10 years. It's not like I needed these but it will kill off a few more days of winter, and possibly get me part way into the dreaded month of February. It takes me about 3 weeks to apply 6 coats of oil. Day 1 - oil, skip a day - oil, skip 2 days - oil, skip 3 days - oil, skip 4 days - oil, etc. By the end of 3 weeks they stop drinking it up.
  45. 1 point
    Shopping for a freezer.......
  46. 1 point
    Some Newfoundlanders making the best of 'what is locally available'.
  47. 1 point
    So plans got changed, some LPs will be here Saturday when the previously scheduled trip happens. Doesn't sound like it will even be a whole crate, but I'm going to ask if he's just planning on putting a stack in the front seat just to put a crate upright open to the back and put the seat belt on it! The spinner got here from Baton Rouge this morn, just need the tub and the tergikleen to arrive!
  48. 1 point
    I also develop and manufacture power cables as well as speaker cables and jumpers in / for my friends. My RF 7 MK II is supplied with 12mm2 copper cross-section per phase at the bi-wire terminal ....
  49. 1 point
    Interesting, but even better "I Know More than the Generals."
  50. 1 point
    Wow,just WOW! Like I said when FIL posted the finished picture a couple days ago. Excellent job.
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