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  1. I've been busy during COVID working on my small listening space. It is in a building out behind my house with 240V power, heat & a/c, internet and phone. I will probably post more photos if there is interest, but thought y'all might like a couple of teasers. There is supposed to be a large TV on the bracket (you probably guessed that) but I don't have one yet. Ceiling detail: The foreground center ceiling panel is attic access.
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  2. I ride an '83 Stumpjumper, usually just around the neighborhood. Old school for sure.
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  3. The first day we hooked them up, the director played Back In The USSR at 100+ dB and went to the farthest corner of the school to see if he could hear it; he could. Here one is facing the music. Would you believe this is how we delivered them to the school? I thought not. We used a van, a white van.
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  4. I wonder if the road crew giggled at the irony as they placed their sign... Picture was supposedly taken by someone I went to high school with.
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  5. Sure there's a "Jokes" thread but I just had to... Family in here! 😂
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  6. Well, two of them have stories for sure, thanks for asking. The radio was built by my grandfather, so my grandmother told me. I never knew him, and she's been gone 41 years. She knew how much I loved stuff like that, and even though I was a just a boy she knew I'd hang on to it. The headphones came with it. It has a single 4-pin tube in it. The terminals on the left are ANT and GND, and the terminals on the top right are for headphones, and the remaining four on the right are for A and B battery connections. The leftmost knob is a giant variable capacitor, the middle one is a rheostat, and the rightmost knob is a giant coil-within-a-coil mechanism. The tube has what appears to be a tubular diode or something attached, perhaps as a detector? I dunno. I've never powered it up, though I have the supplies to do so. The whiskey bottle was the "medicinal whiskey" from my parents kitchen cabinet in the house where I grew up. When mom died in 2018, we were cleaning out the house and I found the bottle. It was empty, lol. I kept it. In this photo there isn't, but now there is a protective pad (doily?) on top of the KHorn that this stuff is resting on. The coffee cup speaks for itself. Stolen from PWK. I'm not much of a decorator, but these things remind me of family and of home. The floor is concrete with a rug on it, but I'm seriously considering a laminate wood floor with the rug on THAT, just to give it a more comfy feel. Still working on the other two walls - more lights to hang and foam to put up.
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  7. Nice work Neil. Hopefully some of those kids remember the great sound and the Klipsch name sticks with them. Is there a benefit to the sound to hang a speaker upside down? My wife is a teacher, and I know well about how they spend some of the pay to obtain materiasl and supplies to help the students, but she loves her job.
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  8. RIP - PFC Louis Wiesehan Jr - https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1976082/marine-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-wiesehan-l/ https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XmWSEA0
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  9. no plans on veneering them. They will get a complete sanding down to the wood. There are a few minor repairs to make. Ultimately, they are slated for Plum Mahogany (version II). I liked the 1st pair so well, gonna do it again. That was the only pair I really had a hard time letting go. Keepers this time! I plan on updating the AA crossovers with the Crites kit. They have 77 square, 55 spring lug. I haven't pulled the dog house cover yet to reveal square or round K33. Pretty simple restoration, just time consuming.
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  10. So I ordered from Tal Wilkenfeld the album " Transformation " from the US States and the album" Love Remains" from Japan.Of course as a Japan pressing like @JohnJ Scheduled arrival early november ...Wasn´t available throughout europe, only in australia, usa and japan..
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  11. SOLD to the man in Effingham Congratulations, Randy 😀
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  12. I'm betting he means this https://www.danleysoundlabs.com/products/subwoofers/tapped-horns/th-spud/ I'm not sure how many people, if any, have implemented this in the clones. Mine are certainly fixed in position.
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  14. That rattling sound is more than likely just a loose dust cap, which just needs to be re-glued.
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  15. I think so. It puts the tweeters closer to the students. If right side up, the highs would tend to spray over their heads more. In situations where speakers are mounted near the ceiling—which does not apply here—having the woofer closer to the corner at the ceiling—functioning like a floor— enhances the bass. Even though nowhere near the very high ceiling, I figured it couldn’t hurt. Nevertheless, I made certain the Klipsch logos were right side up.
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  16. $59.95 seems kind of high for that vinyl banner. It wouldn’t surprise me if the director paid for that out of his own pocket. I keep meaning to check in with him to see how he’s doing. It’s been more than a dozen years since our younger son played the trombone in the band, I no longer see the director on a regular basis. He was so pleased with the sound system, that he told the middle school band director to contact me when she wanted to upgrade from cheesy computer speakers. A pair of refurbished KP-201s, attached to the walls with adjustable brackets from Parts a Express did the trick. I need to get photos of the KPs hanging in place. You need to use your imagination and picture them mounted on the blue cinder block on either side of the white board about even with the acoustical panels. They are angled down and toed in slightly. They’re technically upside down with the tweeters at the bottom. That’s why the logo appears to be upside down in the photo of the speaker sitting on my deck. I hope hundreds of students have been exposed to the dynamics of high efficiency, low distortion, Klipsch sound. When the director first approached me for advice, he mentioned that another band father had suggested spending $4,000 on a Bose system. When he told me his budget was $2,000.00, I gasped and told him I could make their ears bleed on that budget.
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  19. https://www.grothmusic.com/p-3097-la-scala-ladder-banner.aspx
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  20. Should sound great in an open area like that. I hope he had help getting that sucker up that ladder.
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  21. That didn’t take as long as I expected. I doubt much horn blowing is taking place in school bands these days.
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  22. the wall poster to the left of the piano
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  23. Great, like said it's the right thing to do, we owe these people. Ok, I have no idea what that is, but it might be fireproof ? But might not be so great in an earthquake or mudslide ?
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  24. Their most commercially successful album, Brothers in Arms (1985), has sold more than 30 million copies; it was the first album to sell a million copies on compact disc, and is the eighth-bestselling album in UK history. According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, Dire Straits have spent over 1,100 weeks on the UK albums chart, the fifth most of all time. Yup, may as well since I'm here!
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  25. The RIGHT thing to do Bill. Nuff said.
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  26. Love your sentiment expressed all over here Bill, and that is so good of you to honor him like this. Immediately makes me wonder if he suffered any of the horrors we heard of that theater of the war.
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  27. Ive used it to buy a few things. Ironically.....I got a message tonight on Nextdoor about a missing US Marine killed 73 years ago on a Japanese island, his remains are finally going home to Richmond Indiana. The motorcade will go right through my town. Yes I will be there, and no I will not take a knee. RIP and thank you PFC Louis Wiesehan Jr
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  28. Some nice bikes guys. Rode quite a bit in the mid to late 90's. Surprisingly many great trails here in FL. Have an old Gary Fisher Joshua F4. Known for their tendency to "end-over". Happened once to me and I performed a perfect tuck and roll with no scratches. Bill
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  29. my new-used upgrade, picked it up from a friend in CO, SB100T3 ; the original seat shown sucked big time. weather's nice and fall is in the air, hit the trails.
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  30. It’s sad to see our neighbour turning into one of those countries that used to be warned against, the kind of place where life is cheap and people won’t be missed if they disappear. Equally sadly, parts of Canada are like that, too, especially for Native people. The World is actually getting better, but it’s doing it so achingly slowly, and now the news industry lets us hear about terrible things that happen everyday, which makes it look like it’s getting worse. It’s not. Most of us just didn’t know how bad things already were.
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  31. @Dave1290 You always give me ideas ....
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  33. This is a bad photo, but the stained-glass window is fake. I built it, even incorporating a piece of plexi-glas I found in mom&dad's basement. It has an LED panel behind it that is dimmable. I haven't built the circuit yet, but the idea is to have a light sensor on the outside of the workshop near the attic vent that detects the level of light, then the circuit translates that into a dimming voltage for the panel. That way the stained glass window shows the proper light level that is really outside.
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  35. I love it, keep the photos coming.
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  36. The shear fact that these "groups" are actually able to destroy and shut down towns, cities and other communities is the most scary of all of this for me. Hey, its a great thing the majority of the US has to get up and go to work. Think about these events on a 10X and 20X scale, now that's kind of frightening. I cant help but think of what might be in the cards election night too. Well, the supply Preppers gained a little respect this year and the ET community were thrown a bone from the Naval video's. We have been introduced to modern day Zombies that are completely consumed with social networking and all that is just dark hate. They're stealing the comfort of Peace, Freedom and Liberty from us all and its looking like this is exactly what a few large, broke areas of country want. Maybe all of this needs to happen for us to get where we need to be?
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  37. he should have lodged you , or housed you for 1 month with full perks , rental car , etc , and if you decided to stay , 1 full year , all expenses paid , this is the way you attract good talent , you pay the way , for the new manager to settle in - no worries -it's not easy to transplant one self from a settled lifestyle , at a moment's notice , even with money promises on the line , but incentives do speak louder ----
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  38. I'm open to reasonable offers but have only had one offer so far. It was just too low ball. I'm not in a hurry to sell and will work with a buyer but I'll also keep it rather than give it away. 🙂
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  39. These are a few hours from me. I’d take them on but the possibly bad woofer kills the deal. Maybe a loose dust cover, but as far as I know replacements are a needle in a haystack. I’ve always wanted to try the Epic C3 or C4.
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  40. they look in excellent condition , they even look brand new -GLWS ----
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  41. You mean the four HOUR train ride??? How could I forget!
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  42. Were fine, it was going right over us at first and was stronger but now it moved toward the Alabama bay and slowed down a little, 85mph. Your right your going to get lot of rain before it's over, hopefully no bad winds, good luck.
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  43. Of? What? This same scenario played out daily in a dozen cities across the country? The “news” wouldn’t lie about these “peaceful” protests now would they?
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  45. The problem is they're picking and choosing what's ok and what's not based on agendas and not safety. Peaceful protests of hundreds are ok while peaceful worship is not. Government employees have access to gyms and the general public does not. A liquor store is an essential business?
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  46. Being that these are all original speakers 1967 and the drivers are also original , and the cabs are in mint condition , ----it would be a shame to modify anything except for the capacitors since these do wear out after so many years - these are unique speakers -the woofers and the Mids and the tweeters are all Alnico magnets , the woofers are Jensen , they are sought after for their good sound - -a capacitor change would be up to you ------but keep the old parts in case you want to put them back all original - -what I would recommend would be to find an owner of a pair of late seventies - early 80's B networks and swap these into your speakers , as they are a perfect fit for your drivers , and if you do not hear any sound amelioration , do not upgrade your capacitors , but if you hear a better sound reproduction , replace the capacitors -
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