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  1. Oiled Oak veneered Chorus models. As for value it depends on if all original, all components functioning correctly and any damage done to the cabinets, grille-cloth panels, etc. Have you even LISTENED to these? If not...maybe you SHOULD...because these are very nice speakers! Even location of the seller is a factor in the "Value" of them...along with distance the buyer would need to go to pick them up or the cost of shipping them involved! Me? If I got a pair of great condition Chorus speakers...for FREE!...I would keep them and enjoy them! Once again...give them a listen!
    4 points
  2. Yeah, tell us about the tractor now.
    4 points
  3. An album from 1976 This band of great musicians only released 2 albums and disbanded It’s sometimes jazzy, hard rocking, funk and progressive Artist - Automatic Man Title - Automatic Man ( self titled) Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Automatic-Man-Automatic-Man/release/1329568
    4 points
  4. Some of their coffee comes from Starbucks.
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  5. Haha, Yes, wrong order, wine first, then listen. 👍
    3 points
  6. @Shiva Thanks Temporary set up as PC to DAC to Yamaha CR-620 to Cornwalls (my "rear" setup). Played a couple of saved CD files as well as a FLAC file downloaded from HDtracks.com. Haha; do not hear any difference ... guess I need some wine first
    3 points
  7. Hi, Rabco SL8 / SL8E enthusiasts certainly know this site, I put the link to you : Good reading http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/ttrabco.html#RABCO
    3 points
  8. 1969 model. Looks good and seems to be in pretty good condition. If it doesn't work, I'll get a newer one.
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  10. That looks great @MicroMara If the price is right I would consider it It looks to be a great setup especially with the Rabco Servo Control, Parallel (Linear) Tracking tone arm with Minimal Lateral Tracking Error
    3 points
  11. @Full Range Saw this model from Micro Seiki today in a german private advertisement ..Never knew that Micro Seiki built Tangential TT`s in the early 1970´tees . The MD700 with Rabeco SL 8 E is the first direct drive from Micro Seiki and a studio drive of the 70s. The MD 700 was mainly used in the studio business of the Asian region. It has a granite chassis .
    3 points
  12. I lived in Seattle back in the 80's. My best friend Mark owns Definitive Audio, and they were Levinson Dealers. Mark Levinson came to town, and I was invited by my friend Mark to join him and Mark Levinson at the Space Needle for dinner. I sat right next to Mark Levinson, and I asked him "Mark, what are the ultimate speakers one can buy" He thought for a minute, and to my great surprise he said "Klipschorns" ! He told me you need to use equalization with them, and also told me you need to get the tweeters out of them, and turn them vertical, for best imaging. His answer surprised me, but I have never forgot what he told me.
    2 points
  13. Looking finally at making some larger freestanding tweeters. Found an Amish sawmill that slabs and dries wood. Cherry, Walnut crotch wood, white oak spalted wood and curly maple. Kind of excited about this as a source of wood has been hard to find. They had a piece of cedar also that is the wildest thing I have seen but buried in the pile. The walnut is 8' long.
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  14. CCC&C+a C for Catch of the day. Some great stuff right here that'll leave you shaking your head!
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  15. Does anyone here really believe that the human ear can hear the difference between a 192 / 384 or 768 KHz converter.😇
    2 points
  16. @Full Range...yeah ...listend on youtube the automatic man and read that they were the opening band for " Earthquake, Jan Hammer Band & Jeff Beck" at the Concord Pavillion 1977 .
    2 points
  17. OK; finally got a DAC Lavaudio DS600. Don't hear much of a difference though
    2 points
  18. our tiny Pocket dog Chihuahua , loves the Kirkland brand , he even growls if we touch it , if the Coffee's the same , I would be careful
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  19. Yes, but realize he no longer owns Levinson. Many years ago Sandy Berlin took it over, then sold it to Harman International. I do not hold Mark Levinson in the same regard as Saul Marantz, or even David Hafler. Both Marantz and Hafler designed their own stuff. Levinson hired designers, first John Curl, then Tom Colangelo.
    2 points
  20. I was primary lead builder of ALL the Cornwalls when these were manufactured. I did not build any like these, myself...with the walnut-veneered motor-boards. So tese were either built when I was on vacation or taking a day off, OR standard birch veneer plywood used for the standard motor-board asbeen replaced of re-hveneered or whatever. I figure this was done AFTER it left the factory. Here is why: The black paint you see on the inside edges of the top, sides, and bottom panels around the motor-board was shot AFTER the installation of the motor-board. So there are two possibilities here...either replacement walnut-veneered motor-boards were installed sometime after the speakers were purchased, OR a pair of slightly damaged K-horn walnut-veneered front panels were trimmed to fit and used for an in-house "employee special" build for an employee...but I didn't do it! If these are "employee specials", then check the serial umbers stamped into the panel rear edge...if they are consecutive numbers, one ending in 99 with the other ending in 00...or one in 00 and the other in 01....then start looking at the rear edge of the panels again and see if a First and Last name were also stamped in one of these rear edges. This was a courtesy thing for employees, but it was not a guaranteed thing, because many employees who bought speakers, optioned not to have this done, because they intended to sell them after keeping them for one year. Foot-note: If I had been the one who built these, then there would be no noticeable sign in the front panels of the staples used to secure the front...why? Because I would have stapled them thru the glue blocks behind the motor-board, instead. And I would have added horizontal glue block to the top of the port shelf so that the motor-board COULD be secured by staples from the rear along there, so it is what it is...some people pay more attention to detail when building "employee specials" than others do! I always bjuilt "employee specials" during lunch break...just because it takes more time to do a "special" job for the employees...and due to that, it would eat into regular production time daily totals if I built them during regular production time!
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  21. Hope y'all don't get tired of me but I cant shake this Marino dude this weekend! He would be the opening band at many shows back then. Was hard to follow. So much so that we finally starting going to see just Mahogany Rush and him no matter who the headliner was. Guitar-jam-jonesin' I guess. He goes towards his jazzy-mellow side a little here too!
    2 points
  22. Everything I know about opera, I learned from Bugs Bunny.
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  24. Just spinning this album from the past And members should not miss out on Automatic Man
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  25. Early bird catches the worm 🪱
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  26. Must be an echo in here again...😂
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  27. It is already reserved for another buyer
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  28. There are countless modern recordings (i.e., performed/recorded in the last dozen years or so) of classical compositions that were recorded and mastered in modern “hi-res” multi-channel formats, and delivered on multi-channel Blu-ray or SACD. For classical music, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, and 5.2 hi-fi configurations are relevant. (For classical music, the rear channels contain mostly audience applause, so eliminating them has no material impact on the music. IOW, 3.1 works well for classical music.) OTOH, if you listen only to vintage recordings, YMMV. If you only listen to music that was recorded several decades ago, you are stuck with decades-old technology, and stereo (vs. multi-channel) might be as good as it gets. IMO, equating music with stereo (i.e., 2 channel vs. multi-channel) represents being stuck in a decades-old perspective of technology (e.g., the 40-year-old-CD format, or the older-still LP). As I said in an earlier post, IME/IMO hi-res multi-channel (e.g., Blu-ray’s DTS-HD MA 5.1) is superior to stereo for the large-scale classical music that I love. Depending on music genre, YMMV …
    2 points
  29. Not 91` and 91%r/h, too? The "48 Hours of LaSagna" ended last night. I saved a serving for the wife... Can't say I didn't enjoy binging on it.
    2 points
  30. It is not yet sold , but reserved for a customer. Expensive he is also not, just under 1,700 €
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  31. 2 points
  32. up for sale are my kpt904 speakers with 510 horns and de 750 drivers. i am running out of space i decided to keep my lascala and 480 set up and let these go.1000.00 or best offer.they sound great wicked bass. these are the ribbed woofers and pro audio banana binding post not the screw type.
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  33. I recently picked up a nice pair of Klipsch Cornwall I's with Crites B-2 crossovers installed, but came with the original crossovers as well. There's a few oddities with this pair of Cornwalls and I wonder if anyone here could identify these. Original stickers on the rear are long gone, but the serial stamping dates these to 1981 and cabinets are in walnut oil finish. Story was the original owner was a Klipsch sales rep in the Arkansas area and they had ordered these this way. I wonder if these left the factory like this or just someone's additions done to these at some point in history after their creation. List of oddities: PWK logo painted onto the woofer dust caps. No evidence the dust caps have been replaced and certainly not a sticker. Motor/Baffle board is veneered and stained. The staple holes are evident on the front, but the original velcro is gone. Crossover networks are type B2, but actually stamped B2T. Was that normal? If not, what does it mean? Black spray paint overspray on inside of cabinets. I assume this is not an oddity, but just from painting the edges around the speaker openings. I've seen pictures of other Cornwall's that did not have this overspray, hence why I mentioned it.
    1 point
  34. Went through the same situation...had the drivers but needed a network. There is reason they do that which escapes me. I have a friend with split type D's, so I cheated. I built a pair of CS500s myself, and Crites did sell some necessary parts like the autoformer and woofer inductor. In hindsight, I should have just saved my cash and bought the type D kit from Crites. I would have saved money in the long run, instead of buying bit by bit. If I were you I would have went the Solen route. It seemed they put a bit of time/research into the idea. And they do have a higher range of capacitors other than the common black taped metal polypropylenes. It may had cost a bit more of course. Take the networks you have, and swap out the 8.2uF capacitor for your polypropylene flavor of choice.
    1 point
  35. I admire how he goes for the butt grab at the end of the scene. .
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  36. It’s only 365 miles one way from my doorstep, a mere 90 miles more than my longest speaker roadtrip to date. I’ve done nine hours return just stopping for gas and a coffee (and coffee “recycling”). I’m up to it. BUT it crosses an international border and that is “messed up” right now. You couldn’t build a pair of these for the asking price.
    1 point
  37. My best friend (who happened to visit last night), guitar playing bud, was working at the Edison Historic site in NJ. They sat on the roof and watched the collapse. He retired after working at the Army museum in PA, then in DC. I was at home, sick... had a call, was glued to the tv the rest of the day. A very sad day.
    1 point
  38. The KPT-904's are absolutely the best speakers I have ever had. Put a grill on mine (and enclosed the 510 horns - passed the wife test Someone get these! Pretty good price. GLWS
    1 point
  39. I bought these from ALK to try and simplify by using a single amp and use outboard analog EQ. A pure analog system. Worked very well and easy to adjust. Sounded very good. These networks are an aftermarket work of art. Just look at them. Typical ALK. I only sold them to return to the Klipsch supported method of running Jubs with an active crossover and Roy's settings. I not only sold the networks I replaced the 402 drivers to be consistent with the latest Klipsch Jub support. I like the control advantages and clean sound of the digital system, and so having no plans to return I sold the networks. For someone looking for a simplified way to run Jubs in a pure analog system with a single amp and easy to adjust in a room, these are a fine alternative. You will need an EQ to use these with a K402 horn. I was using an Ashly 31 band on the tape monitor loop of my preamp. Worked very well.
    1 point
  40. Honestly haven't had much time with it, doubt its even broke in yet-- have maybe 10 hours on it? A few days after it arrived I left town been gone two weeks now won't get back home until late tomorrow night. Initial impressions are very positive-- no tube "fluff" to speak of but very detailed and a bit deeper soundstage adding a little more realism to the sound. Bass is very strong, really wasn't expecting the bump in low end output. This amp is also extremely quiet, possibly the quietest amplifier I've ever owned. When no music is playing you can put your ear up to the speaker and cannot tell the stereo is on absolutely no hiss or anything, pretty amazing. When I get some more time with it I'll post some more pictures in a new thread and give a more in-depth review thanks. Jesse
    1 point
  41. my latest addition to the club
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  42. Rethm Gaanam se5 using 6C33C for 5 watts.
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  43. And now I have the bass reflex cabinets finished. Wanted to hear the results first before I went to the trouble of veneering them to match the main cabinets...I shouldn't have worried. They sound just great! I have no reason to doubt the claim that they extend the response down to the 30HZ area. I remember reading a thread on here somewhere that published the frequency response curve after this mod, but I can't seem to find it again...maybe someone can help with this as I have no way to perform any measurements. All I can say is I now have the bottom end that I have been looking for & could not go back to listening to them stock. Bottom end is now much more extended in the bass guitar with far greater resolution...I'm hearing things that I didn't realise were on the disc. The LS still have the punch that they are famous for...so this mod just seems to extend the response without affecting the upper bass. I'm really pleased with the combination of the ALK Universals & the bass reflex cabinets..so much so that if I hadn't already ordered the Trachorns I would live very happily with them as they are. To my ears they are as good as a KHorn but with the punch of a LS.
    1 point
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