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  1. I am afraid the OP has stepped into a mess. 1) B&K Sound is a respected outfit on this forum (with a long and honorable history), 2) by posting the photo (with logo) you are trashing them and in all fairness we do not know the context (Grandma used to say "there are two sides to every story"), 3) I am skeptical you would actually be able to hear any difference (but I might be wrong), 4) Finally, and importantly, rather than than trashing them, why not simply make the phone and speak to them in person (if you have not already done so). You might be surprised how easy it can be to clear up or clean up what ever the problem might be. Good luck, -Tom
    6 points
  2. Price is fair and the builder did a good job. I'm guessing the Sonicaps were unavailable in the required value, so a proper substitute was used (Klipsch probably did this all the time). Any good business has a second and/or third source available for parts. The brand of capacitor does not matter at all. As long as all the parameters and the type of dielectric is the same (which it is). Neither does the low tolerance if they are measured and hand selected for their Accurate Value, it's just as good or better. As long as it SOUNDS good when used in the speakers it was designed for..........................Don't worry, be happy. Otherwise, it's just "bitchin' bout nuthin"
    6 points
  3. My Flagship Pre-Amp has arrived today from its repair and service. I have owned it for 5 years now and it was the first time I had problems. The cost of repair was just under 200 €. I´m very happy that I can now return the borrowed English Camtech preamplifier to my friend. The Camtech plays well but doesn´t have the class of my Marantz.
    5 points
  4. @MeloManiac in memory of your trip in sax city in Belgium : 3 very good LPs of sax, especially the central Cliff Jordan BLOWING IN FROM CHICAGO = 10/10
    5 points
  5. YEAHHHHhhh ! Cover 🧡🧡🧡 For me one of the most beautiful in Jazz Music 🧡🧡🧡 Read Gil McKean notes for history of the cover
    5 points
  6. Pacer check up today and I'm back to abby-normal. I got the boot for a year and a half. Got home and got a call to slip an hour away to go to an Albert Cummings show tomorrow night. Cooling down a bit in the evenings now so might have to bundle up a bit. Guy said he had a "pod" next to the stage. Why am I having visuals of a St Bernard's outside igloo dog house? Six heads vying for time peeking out the door of it? He also told me to bring a lawn chair if I wanted to. Could be a nanu nanu moment.
    5 points
  7. A better lp from 78 Some Girls
    5 points
  8. Finally pulled the trigger on a pair of Forte IV’s and am powering them with a Vincent 237MK Hybrid Amp. I relegated the Tannoy Revolution XTF8’s the the bedroom stereo system and am stoked as they are great speakers in their own right. My initial impressions are WOW! The scale, punch and “live music” feel are all there. To my ears there is nothing missing as the bass is deep and tight, mids are clear and unmuddled and the highs are clean and defined. Have about 80 hours on them and always questioned the “break in period” notion although it makes sense on some level. These speakers absolutely rock but have handled everything (jazz, metal, blues) I have thrown at them. And for me there are definitely sonic improvements over the Forte 3’s, which I almost purchased. Interested in the thoughts of other Forte 4 owners.
    4 points
  9. Better Not. I'd put my Stones records on a shelf....... Trower and then Gibbons. Two of my three all time favorite guitarists. Seen and heard lots of great ones. These three showmen can convey the emotions and make me wanna move. Fortune has it that I've seen each multiple times. The other:
    4 points
  10. ZZ Top - Brown Sugar (January 1971)
    4 points
  11. Boston, don't look back Vinyl pressing 1978 Great Cover Art
    4 points
  12. Hey, there's an Epic group. Why not Heresy? 🙂 I'll start: Currently have three Heresys in an LCR configuration. Main pair from 1980, HBR. Replaced network caps with @JEM Performance Audio kit. Center is 1981 components in a 1985 FB cabinet. Also has JEM Performance Audio network rebuild kit. First Heresy pair I owned was a near mint Heresy II pair from 1990. Beautifully aged Birch Raw. Purchased them for $100 around 2017. Second pair I owned had 1981 components in FB cabinets from 1985. I purchased these from @Shaun K. Sold one to @blair234me and am using the other one as my center. I did also purchase a pair of Heresy III from @Paducah Home Theaterbut returned them. They just sounded way too laid back for me. Even my wife, who would be perfectly fine listening to the TV's built-in speakers, said she didn't like how they sounded. Always on the hunt for a good deal on another pair to complete a 5 channel Heresy setup.
    3 points
  13. Love all my dealings and purchases with the Crites organization. Fanboy
    3 points
  14. I guess I find the term "fanboy mentality" to be insulting. I assume it was a miscommunication, since I can't imagine that you joined a forum so that you could insult people. Why don't we leave it at that. Good luck, -Tom
    3 points
  15. Did you get screwed? No, but perhaps as others said, communications were not clear on both sides. Below is a break down of prices. The price of these items may be less for the builder, since I assume they buy in quantity for most parts. However, let's assume the prices below are somewhat accurate. Price Break Down: (Parts Express Prices) Inductors Erse 1.5mH coils - $35.89 x 2 = $71.78 Generic 2.2mH coils - $20.00 x 2 = $40.00 Resistors $1.50 x 6 = $9.00 Caps Erse 47uF/100V: $1.49 x 2 = $2.98 Dayton 8.2uF - $3.59 x 2 = $7.18 Dayton 27uF - $9.29 x 2 = $18.58 Barrier strips - $3.00 x 2 = $6.00 Wood = $20 Total Parts - $175.52 Labor - $124.48, 6 hours / $20 hour If anything, you got a bargain to have someone build you crossovers at $20 / hour much less an established small business in the audio community. Whenever I build something for somebody (which is not too often because then my hobby becomes "work" and it is difficult to justify the cost of "my time") the hardest part is trying to determine a cost for my knowledge / labor.
    3 points
  16. Happy Reunion, George!
    3 points
  17. looked at it for several months... then, one day we went to get a water heater and came home with a sound system, too... was almost an impulse buy... first things first the stereo was up and running before the water heater
    3 points
  18. 1700.00 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  19. So, the Stones have nothing to say about it. Cool, thanks...
    3 points
  20. Sounds like John Lee...lol
    3 points
  21. Get me started on the YAMAHAs from the 70s - early 90s. Then their specs falling off the charts just years later. I researched and I found a semi-respectable unit that won't do the same decibels, but might be better with the timbre of the music and sound quality... all crated up two hundred miles away right now😢
    3 points
  22. yeah sure , SONY 's famous High end amplifiers , and pre-amplifiers from the 70-80's and SONY ES series , plus Their top of the Line SONY XA series CD/SACD players worth several thousands of $ each sound like s...t ...,and wait , current award winning Hi-Res Audio player and Class A Amplifier from SONY sound like s..t , LOL http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/high-resolution-audio/HAP-Z1ES.php http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/high-resolution-audio/TA-A1ES.php
    3 points
  23. With you this week Willie, it's the receiver going bonkers. Lasagna huh? I'm a big fan if it's got meat in it! With me for six months it's been my phone. It wasn't a year old when the connector on it for the charging wire failed and I couldn't charge it anymore. So I got them to send me another and it's a refurb *&%$. I still had to pay off the original. At least I could recharge it but it's had intermittent issues of it's own. Put the RC version of android 12 on it today and it let me send MB pictures with texts again. That was my latest affliction the last couple of weeks! It was a Screamin'-Sicilian Supreme out of the freezer tonight for me! Pretty good taste and a better than that crust. Without a good crust I just won't mess with it!
    3 points
  24. This band dabbled with genres that ranged from prog rock to proto-punk and new wave. You will need sunglasses to view the cover - just look at that burning guitar 😉 Artist - B-Bop Deluxe Title - Sunburst Finish Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Be-Bop-Deluxe-Sunburst-Finish/release/1905466
    3 points
  25. The newspaper seems to like my photography.
    3 points
  26. I don’t guess; I find it insulting.
    2 points
  27. Crank it up George then kick back!
    2 points
  28. I wouldn't go that far.... to the builders credit at the least the customer has his project in hand and done in a timely manner.....you'd be surprised the horror stories I have.
    2 points
  29. UNDERGROUND : By the way the girl on the cover is Pannonica from Koenigswarter: great friend of Jazzmen and Jazz music : read her book "The jazz musicians and their three wishes" She was actually in the Free French Forces during WW2 Charlie Parker are dead in his appartement, look the end of movie "Bird" Of Clint Eastwood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannonica_de_Koenigswarter 😎
    2 points
  30. $2k back then was like what... $10k now? Bet it was killer!
    2 points
  31. I had a Yamaha system, once. I bought it while I was on Kauai. Don't know the model #s. Got in '92 or '93. A "Natural Sound" 5.1... the main speakers required a hand truck to move. Wasn't cheap... I think I paid $2000. I enjoyed it
    2 points
  32. That old Yah looks my old RX1100. The tuners that came with them were the best I've ever had...before and afterwards too. Record Out is a cool feature, you could listen to something else while recording what you chose to record. It would need servicing though. S-N Ratio ++++++ THD ---- Channel separation ++++ Crosstalk --- Mine could double as a heater when it was cool and we had to open up to let the thc clouds out.
    2 points
  33. on cl Tucson https://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/d/tucson-adcom-preamp-power-amp/7369175681.html Opinions. There is an older Yamaha in Phoenix. A '93 5.1 for $150 https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/d/peoria-yamaha-klipsch-receivers-speakers/7377600223.html
    2 points
  34. Yes it do! If Wiki accurate, Tops Brown Sugar preceded The Stones: "Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and eleventh American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on 23 April 1971".
    2 points
  35. Dude. I don't think we were talking about the ES series. Nor Class A. "All wet, hey, you might need a raincoat Shakedown, dreams walking in broad daylight" "Three hundred sixty five degrees Burning down the house"
    2 points
  36. So, will a plane on a treadmill take flight or not?
    2 points
  37. Yes @Full Range there is a noticeable difference within the selection at that discogs page! Nice.
    2 points
  38. So my final thoughts. I'm especially glad that I purchased these Heresys and happy that they match up well with the Khorns. The room is some what large and you would think the Khorns will fill it nicely. But with the Heresys at the rear it is a whole new ballgame. Now I don't run the Heresys with equal balance with the Khorns..just overloads the room,I.would expect that. What I do get is the same stereo 2 channel sound...it' s just so much fuller...but still with clarity and not distorted I can hear a difference throughout the house. I have the Marantz volume set at above 9 o'clock below 10. The real test is can I listen without fatigue for let's say 4 hours straight....so far so good 👍 And the nice thing is that I can switch off the Khorns and just listen to the Heresys if I so desire. I can see why Klipsch is such a long running production speaker.. I'm going to spend about a week listening to the Heresys....kinda need to be able to switch off. My original intention was to run all four when I was watching movies
    2 points
  39. Nicely played and sung, tear-jerker lyrics! Wonder if the bottom of that stairwell really has the good acoustics it seems to.
    2 points
  40. Depends on which sites pay the top dollar to Google to be tops in the list of hit from the inquiry. I went through that with my company.
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. You know, I like watching College Football, it's always exciting. Besides, it reminds me of my student years. By the way, who has Firestick? It's possible to watch College football for free. Here is a quite on how to do this, hope it's helpful https://www.firesticktricks.com/watch-college-football-on-firestick.html
    2 points
  43. Latest harvest. Some beauties.
    2 points
  44. Been hooked on Rick Wakeman ever since I tagged along with my big brother and his buddy while they were going to the drive-in theatre (remember those days?). They were playing an eight track of YES Close to the Edge -- heard it, loved it, and was an instant fan. I'm fortunate and have got to meet all of my top three musicians ... Rick Wakeman, Brian May, and Steve Howe.
    2 points
  45. @Full Rangethey've been around a long while. I think I first heard of them back in the mid 90s.
    2 points
  46. an acquaintance of mine from many, many Years ago. fun guy to talk to -- he was a good storyteller. RIP Don, aka Captain Beefheart. Probably my favorite tune of his; but one the band hated and I believe this was on one of the albums that the Captain encouraged anyone who bought it to return it for a refund. Guess it was too traditional for the band.
    2 points
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