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  1. 5 points
    The Boy Scout's motto is something that's common knowledge for us old farts, in the north. Even on the warmest day's, even in the Okanagan we would never go out on a boat without gear. Biggest 'ship' I was ever on was 'The Maid of the Mist' when I was 3 yrs old. Everyone was wearing those ugly yellow slickers and I lost my Mom and Dad. Scared me forever. Ha "Be Prepared"
  2. 3 points
    This post is respectfully directed to all Klipsch Forum members, Klipsch Group and to the KMAH Members: As many of many of you may be aware, my wife, Verna and I have been constant supporters of the Klipsch forum, pilgrimages and now the museum for some 18 years. And as of last year, we're proud to say that our son Bill is now a member of the forum (pickys son) and a pilgrimage attendee as well. We three had planned to attend this year's pilgrimage in Hope next month. However, for the past year, my wonderful bride has endured all of the horrors associated with going through breast cancer, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I am thrilled to say she came through it all quite well. It was initially our belief that by this March, she would most likely be back on track physically. Unfortunately, such is not the case: Daily fatigue can sometimes overwhelm her days: Even though she might have gotten eight hours of sleep the night prior, by one or two o'clock in the afternoon, it's become commonplace for her to lay down in bed and sleep soundly for 3 to 4 hours, only for her again to need to retire early in the evenings. Therefore, yesterday morning, she and I discussed with seriousness, the notion of our attending this year's 2020 Klipsch Pilgrimage in Hope. We live in Michigan. Sadly, it is our belief that with the 14 hour-drive down and back, the exciting, activity-laden, early starting/late ending days that typically each pilgrimage in the past has brought to our experience, are something that Verna is simply not ready to negotiate just yet. We have both come to the realization that it could take up to a year for Verna's lifestyle to normalize. Because of this, it is with heavy hearts that we, together with our son, must announce that we have regrettably chosen to bow out of this year's pilgrimage. We shall miss seeing all of you and are sorry we will miss all of the events as well as the many trips out to Rodney's Farm. We do, however, hope to attend next year's 75 Year Anniversary Celebration, wherever it takes place! May God bless you all! Kindest regards, Glenn, Verna and Bill
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    Poster hanging at some coffee shop in Texas (can’t remember which town). If you’re at the counter when a Queen song plays, your drink is free. Think i saw this on Hunter Pence’s instagram or Twitter ... but, i did email with the establishment to get the story so i could pass it on to Brian May. Turns out the owner was just a big fan of Queen. Update: The coffee house is called Blacksmith and it’s in Houston.
  5. 3 points
    Just don’t be a punk like me. My first meeting with my new bosses, i told them that i had a hearing problem (this was before i had hearing aids). The department head says, “Do I need to talk slower then?” I said, “No, talk louder, i’m deaf not stupid.” Probably not the best first impression.
  6. 3 points
    @scalawag spinnin is what we do and teasing is also incorporated into that lil web we weave. Yuuuup, the Carpenters did their own thing in their own kinda way. Soft, smooth and delicious... Have quite a bit of their things myself. Stop in any time. It's ALWAYS nice to share and comment. Afterall, it's the love of music that's drawn us all here isn't it? We just KNOW what it's supposed to sound like unlike the rest of the world. Sooo, come on back now ya hear?
  7. 3 points
    All you vinyl spinners are really sending me down Memory Lane : The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, America, Temptations, etc., were big favorites of mine back in the day. Another fav artist of mine will probably be considered too tame for many of you, but this brother-sister duo put together some outstanding albums and live presentations until the lady's very untimely death in the early 1980's. When just married my wife and I caught their show up at Lake Tahoe, and not only did Karen Carpenter sing but she also did a number on the drums! Her voice still makes vocal magic, and A&M studios produced excellent recordings of their music that sound outstanding through just about any decent audio system. I have seven of their albums, and each one of them makes for good listening and happy moments. ~
  8. 2 points
    “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.” ~Bob Marley Happy Valentine's Day!
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    Day um! That's crazy, not even a heater in the tractor. I can picture it from your description, jean cutoffs, flip flops, and a muscle shirt
  12. 2 points
    I see your ketchup.
  13. 2 points
    Just for the record : I'm using an actively tri-amped system (if you include the subs) ever since I tried the mini class D / T amps I was hooked! Currently have a 25W SMSL SA50 on the 40-400Hz range driving Peavey FH1 bass horns with K33E inside; above 400Hz is a fully modded Trends TA10.1 tripath amp (8W) driving the mid and tweeters; the clarity, imaging, detail, and impact are out of this world - in active bi-amplification each amp operates within its limits at all times (at least with 104dB speakers in a home-audio context) and my ears give up way before the sounds starts to distort or get harsh; only the active subs have more traditional class AB amps. My preamp and amps stay on 24/7/365 and stay cold and don't consume much electricity; I've stopped worrying about having an amplifier suddenly failing (and destroying a driver while doing so), and the sound is better than I ever had with any "high end" class AB or class A amplifiers I've owned. As active crossover I'm using the K231 from Sublime Acoustic, which I highly recommend if you can live without digital delay and DSP; the sound is fantastic and it's as silent as a tomb. It takes a couple weeks of burn-in (quite harsh and fuzzy fresh out of the box) but after that it's a fantastic crossover at ANY price.
  14. 2 points
    Built Aristocrats from EV blueprints in the 1960's with my Dad. Apparently, Paul Klipsch licensed the Aristocrat design to EV for better pricing. Thunderous sound on a Dynakit Stereo-35 with Jensen 12" + small horns! I have photos of a mahogany EV Aristocrat inside and out, with the magnificent EV SP-12 Alnico woofer with chrome-plated magnet cover! Those were the days!
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    No problem from me. My record library has Carpenters in it too. Besides, Karen Carpenter could play the drums too! I also have some of The Monkees, and The Partiridge Family -- most people think of the tv shows and would be shocked at who some of the session musicians were on those recordings. The likes of Glen Campbell, Carol Kaye, Larry Taylor (of Canned Heat), James Burton, Neil Diamond, Hal Blaine and so many others. The BEST session musicians in the business worked on their songs.
  16. 2 points
    I can still read Dave.
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    I don’t want to be discouraging, but hearing aids aren’t kind to music. I’ve complained to the doctor about it and was told that the technology is just not the best for music. If i’m at a venue that is super loud, i will take out my hearing aids. Before, i’d put on headphone and just crank the volume, but my hearing has deteriorated to the point that i can put my computer volume or iPod on max and it’s not even loud to me. At home or in the car, some highs get squeaky and sometimes the bass is over exaggerated. Overall, it just doesn’t sound natural. It’s better than not hearing anything and you do learn to adapt and enjoy what you can hear. The audiologist will be able to adjust your hearing aids ... just tell them what is working and what isn’t working and tell them ahead of time that listening to music is high on your list -- mine are a few years old and the technology is changing rapidly.
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    Summertime blues??? North American tour coming right up! Sketchy but ONE show goes on sale 2-15. https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/king-crimson-north-american-tour-zappa-band/?fbclid=IwAR0ie7UIXTl3pyXJEVgtMOV6TlNHD5Sstf9mbOIRgk_KSHOo9qIHXViyTwg#.XkRHuD7tARY.facebook
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    My Boy Scout troop was based on Long Island. The first camping trip most we were on was to a local camp but the February temps went to -2 F. at night and we all froze. I had a sleeping bag bought with Green Stamps. The leaders should have brought us all home. A year later we had somehow learned a lot. E.g. use two sleeping bag, one stuffed inside the other. Sleep in a sweat suit with a knit hat, gloves, and two pair of socks. That was Operation Igloo in upstate New York. Girls? There were girls? Way before my time.
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    Back in late 60's-early 70's I was working for a company in the oil field industry (National Tank) in Calgary, Alberta. 'They' (oil companies from Tulsa to Texas), sent truckers to pick up oil field equipment in Calgary in winter, sometimes in the worst of weather. Quite a few times the drivers and their trucks showed up frozen! No antifreeze or heaters in their tractors, wearing shorts,T shirts, flip flops etc. Many begged a ride to the airport and abandoned their rigs. We laughed our asses off.
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    My brother in law bought a lake house to fix up. He wanted me to help with some speakers built into book cases. I expected junk. This is what i found. New surrounds on the woofers, and they sang again. Very impressive. I offered to sell them for him and get him some newer bookshelves, but he opted to keep these.
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    One cannoli is done and on the way to find "Blonde on Blonde" I spied w/my eye this gem. "Alive She Cried" is their 2nd live album released in 1983. Yeaaaa, the push was on for some more Doors after the movie Apocalypse Now. They answered with various concert out-takes from 68-70. Soooo much music EVERYone can relate to. Can you say legendary? I sure can!
  24. 2 points
    Two months short of 17 years ago I had an interest in a certain product that had to do with an old hobby, so I joined a forum to ask questions. Somehow I got even more into that old hobby and stuck around that forum. How it happened I'm not sure but got further into that forum than I could have ever expected, meeting people all the way up the chain of that company to the top. I don't know why it all happened but the one very positive thing I can say is along the way I have met some really nice people and some very talented and dedicated people who happen to also have the same hobby, the people/friends in all of it have been the biggest benefit by far for me by just knowing them. Second, my favorite hobby has definitely improved in it's quality and goal to the point I just enjoy it now, never thought I would get to that place honestly. So I guess you just never know where where things will go, I would have never guessed, but it has been fun. .
  25. 2 points
    seen him twice ... music was fine, but won't pay to see him again. I go to a show to hear the music and watch the musicians perform -- not interested in anything they want to say about anything else. Some don't mind the extracurricular stuff he brings and I was once that way -- would tune out his political and anti-Christianity rants, but anymore there are enough talented musicians who still believe it's all about the music -- I'd rather support those. I don't go to a show to be educated, enlighten, woke, or whatever else is their goal -- it's all about the music with me and that extra stuff is just a distraction. He's playing right down the road from me, but this time, I'll pass. I would however jump at the chance to see David Gilmour again.
  26. 1 point
    Just a quick update for anyone interested, the La Scala clones are getting there....
  27. 1 point
    Would a nice pair of IE phones work temporarily for listening? I don't know if they are strong enough.
  28. 1 point
    I think he's out but with an ankle bracelet that blocks him from posting on the forum.
  29. 1 point
    Watch it buddy, them's fight'in words.
  30. 1 point
    Ancient Age or AA...Jim Beam will leave you stiff as s running board. Cheers!
  31. 1 point
    I've decided to become a drunk. Who makes the best inexpensive bourbon?
  32. 1 point
    unfair advantage...I have a set of the TP-200s To be clear, no horn loading, these are bass reflex cabinets...
  33. 1 point
    Me too! 😂 😂 Soooo hate not being able to hear though. Won't be long and I'll be allll fixed up. Can't wait.
  34. 1 point
    First thank you for taking your time out. Second, you're right in that I was taking my measurements at the listening position. I thought searched enough threads about the subject but I guess not. Here is what I intend to do: 1. Take measurements 1 metre from the speaker. I have carpeted floor with padding, 95% of my ceiling is made up of acoustic paneling. I will also put two acoustical panels on the sides of each speaker and take REW measurements this weekend from varies heights. 2. Evalutae the data. 3. More than likely buy a Xilica vs. a new passive xo after I buy @Westcoastdrums amp next week if it doesn't sell by then. 4. Hide both the amp and Xilica from wife. 5. Play with it. Make wife jealous. (Please no jokes here) 5. Have a CRAP LOAD of questions. 6. Smile. 7. Work on a Subwoofer....or two and piss wife off. 8. Fly @Chris A (and pay$) to listen and evaluate. Dinners will blow you away. 9. Finally have the system where I want it. 10. Start all over and build some 402 MEH's! Thanks Chris.
  35. 1 point
    Gots tix to see Dweezil and Co. at the Ritz in Tucson next week. They will be playing the Hot Rats album and other selections. Can't Wait! IMG_0957.JP2
  36. 1 point
    we dont care about how they feel.. but we love you here ... you can dress as you please.... but don't take pics of toasters
  37. 1 point
    So the LF said you weren't allowed to attend? LOL
  38. 1 point
    Really wanted to join you guys but Carl told me since I was not from the southwest I wasn't eligible. And I had gifts and prizes for all and a satchel full of cash.
  39. 1 point
    I use the Aqua Marine track on some of my cruise travel videos that I make for my wife She likes to watch them until the next cruise 🚢
  40. 1 point
    Anybody here card players?
  41. 1 point
    Ever since the Sun went out of style, it's been raining. Not sure what the Pacific Northwest has against the sun, but they should try it once in a while -- it's kinda nice.
  42. 1 point
    Take credit, we'll never know it was an accident. I was talking once with these super smart philosophy dudes. Most of what they said was way over my head, but I made a comment and one of them said, "You have a good point there" and began to explain my alleged point. I have no idea what he was talking about ... it was one of those "did I say that?" moments, but it sure sounded smart, so I kept my mouth shut from then on. As long as people don't expert you to follow it up with something equally as impressive -- you'll be fine.
  43. 1 point
    @wuzzzer Wellllllll that WOULD suck Mark. Hope ya feel better! About 3 inhes here last nite and into this mornng. Blower's still in the garage. Just used the shovel and could care less. Low in the teens tomorrow and who knows what after that. Saying cold all next week but it's Ohio and subject to change.
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    -30°C is only -22°F. Not so bad. When I lived in northern New England, I got to the point where I could tell the difference between -20°F and -25°F by the crunch of the snow when I stepped on it.
  45. 1 point
    https://www.psaudio.com/products/sprout100-integrated-amplifier/ https://emotiva.com/products/ta-100 You have to buy a BTM-1 for 50 bucks with TA-100 for bluetooth.
  46. 1 point
    Years ago I purchased a white van on eBay to use in a business. I flew to Dallas to collect it. As I pulled out of the place it started to rain which accelerated my plan to get some oil, anti-freeze, and transmission fluid, just in case, for the long return to Michigan. The rain made it clear that new wiper blades were needed to make it clear home. I pulled into a Wal-Mart and parked in the lot away from other vehicles. For some not recalled reason I opened the rear doors and climbed into the back of the van to get something. Almost immediately the wind blew the doors shut. I thought oh shit. There was a locked bulkhead separating the passenger compartment from the rear. The rear doors could not be opened from the inside. The sliding door had the child safety lock engaged; it could not be opened. I could yell, rock the van, and try to get the attention of passers-by to let the “prisoner” or mental patient out of the white van. Fortunately, this was in the early days of cell phones. I called my wife to say, “Guess what I just did.” She suggested I call the store to ask that an employee let me out. Alternatively, she suggested calling the police. Somehow neither seemed like a good idea. After examining the bulkhead door, I was able to spring the lock without doing permanent damage. The trip resumed, but the adventure was not over. That van was soon totaled when a distracted driver in a Corolla ran a red light on Woodward Ave. and struck the van deploying its airbags.
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    In my house Klipsch speakers must stand on their own 2 feet ! I have been a member here for 12 years and still don't know what a PEQ is.
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    A backlit pelican. Now if I can catch one like this with a fish, that would be cool.
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