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  1. Even if it’s just in your mind if you think something sounds better to you then it does. I thought my McIntosh hybrid integrated sounded better than my Yamaha AVR. When I traded my MA 252 for my Primaluna pure tube integrated I thought it sounded much better to me. Maybe it does and maybe it doesn’t. My wife can’t tell the difference. Doesn’t matter to me if it’s real or not because it’s real to me.
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  2. We threw up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say....
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  3. My favorite letter to the editor.
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  4. Following on from the last spin Another later 1993 release Nirvana LP Artist - Nirvana Title - In Utero Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Nirvana-In-Utero/release/7545132
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  6. When I saw them that time five years later it did sound much better than the recording above. I get your drift, seen opening bands steal the thunder from the headliners before!
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  7. JAX Coliseum 1972: Nazareth/Deep Purple When saw, alot of fans hadn't realised, who they actually came to see...John
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  8. @billybob I've been listening to Naz since I got my pc to behave again an hour ago. Only thing is, I'm not cranking it.. "Here's Your Sign"
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  9. That's one way to look at it. Or perhaps one is better off with stamp collecting or needlepoint.......
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  10. I believe speakers are the number one thing that make a difference in sound followed by your room / seating position speaker placement etc. Electronics do make a difference but can depend on how and what you're listening to. TV noise or background music isn't going to be that obvious but sitting in a dedicated listening position actively listening to music yeah you should be able notice changes in the way the sound is presented.
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  11. Diminishing returns becomes apparent quickly as you climb. Jumping from an onkyo receiver, no offense leaves you A LOT of room on the table before you get there however. To each his or her own.
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  12. I can hear differences quite easily in most amplifiers that I have owned / listened to.
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  13. Dug these guys from the first time I saw them, it was this tour. Had heard their song that was beeped out unless it was played after dark. But maybe it's because half of my heritage is from Scotland also!
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  14. So I got a tad more bit of information recently. There will the the 75th Anniversary Jubilee, and the Jubilee, and one pair, one pair only of the Diamond Jubilee. Stay tuned.
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  15. Tell her after she sews you a new shirt, to get in the kitchen and make you a sammich..........
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  16. I know tubes are known for 2nd harmonic distortion, they clip easier than SS, etc.... But I also know that a lot of people associate tube sound with old Marantz and Dynaco stuff they heard 40 years ago. Time marches on and designs have caught up. Today's best tube amps don't have rolled off highs mushy bass warm fat midrange with no resolution What they do have is Lightning fast transients Defined bass response Detailed, yet textured mids I understand you know all this, but there are some that still think of the stereotypical tube sound of yesteryear.
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  17. As I was typing my "to stay on topic" post, you quoted my post about being lucky not hearing differences. I felt my post was off topic, so I created another one "on topic" with a recent experience. It was not a response to you. I should have just edited my post, but man I really need to get my post count up. Some people post like 300 times a day!
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  18. High sensitivity speakers can show the weakness of an amplifier. Think a Lowther & Oris setup might over qualify for that! Running a thirty year old driven very hard Yamaha RX-1100 no prefix or postfix then swapping with a Cambridge CXA-80 right out of the box? The differences were not subtle!
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  19. If you can't hear the difference between different types and classes of amps, then consider yourself lucky. You are going to save a lot of money and have a much simpler time building a stereo system that makes you happy.
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  20. I think I know why they cut so many of them down, and I do understand your point @geezin' Too many resources that could have been more valuable to our lives if left intact have been squandered. That first picture where that long saw appears buckled halfway up? It's been around and was in my 1969 or `70 World Book Encyclopedia set santa brought me. Imagine how many millions of these there were in backyards across the country by the mid 70s! This one might be made a little upscale and is $1k but I think sears had them for forty bucks back when they were reputable.
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  21. When I sold my LaScala, I was left with seller's remorse. GLWS
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  22. Previous owner was the original owner that, purchased the in the 90s he told me. He was a classical music composer and he loved these speakers and took them with him all over the place. When I took the tweeter and squawker out, the wood make a nice "crack" sound (first time taken apart certainly). Great find I say.
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  23. There should be zero negative discussion regarding price in any garage sale post. If there is, that person should be warned, banned or put on moderated posts.
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  24. I didn't really modify mine just had the caps replaced in the crossovers I believe I went with Daytons from Partsexpress there's a few threads here specifically on RF-3 crossovers and modifications I'll try and find one for you.
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  25. I have never listened to two amps that I thought sounded the same. Never. And I have owned about 35 amps since the early 90s. Any time I have compared one to another there have been differences.
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  26. I wish they'd have known what they were doing. Sad to have lost all those great old trees.
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  27. Should have made an agreement to you doing what you want in your music/video room... I always have, and I can do what I want and she can do what she wants in her areas. Sent from my SM-G985F using Tapatalk
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  28. An older Onkyo AVR quit totally. The sound of my Wiener TPA3118 class D was a distinct difference from the silent Onkyo.
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  29. Good list of tunes that I know a lot of the lyrics to. Why not... The Eagles dominated the airwaves where I was for years after Hotel came out.
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  30. Had a great time but was soooo losted wondering which way you were from me. I mean I knew but w/the way the youngest drives? Seriously? There weren't enough seat belts in that car for me. People are NUTS out there on the road. She just dusted them all off in fine fashion like they didn't even exist. hahaha I'll be down there next time I head out. She'll get tired of me hanging around eventually.
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  31. Hi everybody No photography today, only movie 😁 Looked at 2:17
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  32. Well folks that did it. That little bit of screw tightening saved the day. Thanks for all the helpful replies. Shakey
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  33. Apparently some of these guys here have never lived in a condo, or had a "beach/vacation condo". Heresy is a Condo speaker, maybe Forte, but not LS or Khorn typically. Downsizing to a condo and all of the benefits of that (no maintenance, no landscaping, no lawns to mow,) is typically a more compact lifestyle. Of course people on this Forum have never been shy about telling people that need to buy a new (bigger) house. Most on here don't understand the concept of a minimalist approach, or that direction and why it is attractive to so many people. You can generally tell about how old they are by if they are in the more, and more, bigger and bigger phase, or the time to let some of this go phase. At least if you sell them on here you will know they will be appreciated in the same way your dad did, and the way you will enjoy the perfect Klipsch set up you are keeping. Sometime, less is more. Travis
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  34. Actually it's not a big deal. The new living room will have bifold floor-to-celing doors on two sides, so 180 deg of view. The La Scalas would significantly block that (expensive) view, so I agree that they are not the right choice. Also, we are at an age where our high frequency hearing has faded, so spectacular tweeters are wasted on us. So size and sound of Heresys or Kg4s will be just fine. I had Heresys there before the burglary and they were nice. I just got a deal on some black Kg4s as an experiment and have them set up in our city living room and they are pretty impressive too. So I'll be happy with the smaller boxes I'm sure. Looking for walnut or oak Heresys before we move next summer.
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  35. Which is exactly the reason DBT is so flawed. Differences come to light when you are relaxed and not stressfully trying to hear something. Long(er) term listening will show you which of two things you prefer.
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  36. Great looking speaker. GLWS!
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  37. Get rid of those throw away patch cords and get some decent interconnects post haste! Congrats on the amp.
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  38. I can vouch for the longevity of redwood. The bugs avoid it like the plague. I pulled out some 4 x 4 redwood posts from my Ohio yard that were buried for almost 50 years to relocate them and they were pristine clean with no paint on them. I just stared at them in disbelief and wonderment then put them back in the ground in another spot. JJK
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  39. There are integrated tube amps that can compete with high end separates. You probably won’t find one in the 2k range, but they exist. I recently bought one that I’d put up against most out there. Shakey
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  40. I have modded RF-3 II's. The XO's are S/N1 and S/N2 B&K XO's. I replaced the diaphragms as well with some Crites spec'd ones and added a little extra foam on the rear of the speaker behind the woofers (made sure all the wires were wrapped too). Still have the stock cabs and drivers though.
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  41. nope , but once you hear a pair , get ready to be hooked
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  42. I dig the look... Awesome...
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  43. Too many of those stories to tell. I live in the foothills of the appalachins and the appalachins is where 99% of my riding takes place. Fall colors are about to appear on the winding roads. Waterfalls, perfect pavement banked curves - where do I start?
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  44. Sure they are, they just aren’t going to do it for $7 an hour anymore. If you can’t afford to pay more than that for labor, you deserve to go out of business.
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  45. Wow! I've just connected my Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G Mobile Phone to my EVO 400 via the Samsung USB-C output to RCA in of the EVO 400 playing via the Tidal App and Masters recordings. You've got to give this a go! Amazing sound!
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  46. Alexander, et al, Here's a great video showing not only how to construct fabric covered panels but also how to easily mount them to your ceiling (or walls) using a version of the French cleat. I wouldn't mess around with one inch Roxul (or any absorbing material)---get the two inch. You can also space the finished panels away from the walls or ceiling and gain more absorption. Treat Roxul just as you would Owens Corning compressed fiberglass panels---wear a respirator, long sleeve (disposable) shirt, disposable gloves, goggles or safety glasses, etc. Work outdoors unless you want a room full of particulates from the cutting and handling. Be sure to round the corners of your frames--it'll look nicer and won't tear the fabric when you pull it tight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIP2Mix_bwM Lee
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