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  1. Just got back from Northern North Dakota.
    6 points
  2. Finished my Patio... after 10 years in the desert without shade, my rear curtains were disintegrating.
    5 points
  3. John Prine, Sound Stage 1980 The one thing you can't learn or buy, charisma
    4 points
  4. A rather uncommon Lampizator tube DAC; Generation 5, level 4. S# 957. Digital board capable of 32 bit/380 kHz via USB. Rectifier tube, choke and (almost) electrolyte less power supply. High end mix of quality components including 3 JAN Philips and 2 JJ Tesla tubes with Jupiter caps. This unit has both balanced and RCA outputs. Balanced input, USB & SPDIF (coax) inputs. Dead quiet. To invoke the old descriptions from TAS, my friend described its sound like my red headed ex-wife: bold, dramatic and a bit dangerous. This is not a bespoke, polite DAC; it is allows the music to expand to its original recording. The current replacement model is a Baltic 3 at over $4000. Includes manual and power cord. No original box, but it will be packed like a tank. Please email any questions. Thanks. $1500.00 plus shipping.
    3 points
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  6. Rip some lumber to angle the mount. Bolt it secure and then mount the speaker bracket to that. Better mount of some type ?
    3 points
  7. Sunset in black&white Scanned Agfa APX400 35mm film, intention was to see what that film can do in such condition with a sharp lens (Nikkor 105mm F2 DC)
    3 points
  8. as Schu indicated, you're probably flying into John Wayne/Orange County Airport. Toss up as the distance from OC Airport to Whittier and from LAX to Whittier is about the same (in miles). I use to drive past that airport every morning on my way to work -- I lived in Huntington Beach back in those days. Traffic is unpredictable. I used to get off work at 2:30 and the 405 Freeway was already jammed. But, once I left at 5:00 to go to a Laker game and hardly touched the brakes the entire drive into the city of Los Angeles (okay, I admit that was a fluke and has only happened once in my life and I lived there for a VERY long time). Huntington is a nice beach city ... some good food, good pier to walk on, plus a paved bike/walking path. if you get in at 10, you can still get a rental car and drive into LA for the day and get to your hotel in Whittier by dinner. I've had to play tour guide for visitors before ... I took them wherever they wanted to go. Usual places they wanted to see was Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, certain eateries that they'd seen on television. Once a friend wanted to go to a studio, so we went to NBC and did a tour then sat in the audience for a Jay Leno Tonight Show. if you want to go directly from OC Airport to your hotel, at that time of day, you should make it within an hour. It's only about 30 miles and a very easy drive -- little chance of getting lost. You'll take the 405 North to the 605 North and that will take you into Whittier. there is another freeway route to get you to the I5 freeway; but, that section of the I5 and me have a mutual dislike for each other. If you want to buy some inexpensive Christmas gifts, there is a section of Los Angeles called Santee Alley that is like a flea market and you can buy some clothing items and other stuff very cheap. Not sure how COVID has changed it though. I know people, with very large families, and go there to Christmas Shop because they save a ton of money. Probably want to avoid Disneyland, I heard yesterday that they've jacked up the entry price to $169. Zillion concert venues ... Universal Ampitheatre is close by; but not sure if there are any good concerts on your days there. VERY good Mexican food all over that area. When you fly in, pay close attention to the ships lined up for the LA/LB Port Complex -- I saw on the news the other day that there are now over a hundred container ships waiting to come into the port. I doubt they'll have the problem solved by the time of your trip. I remember once there were like 40 ships waiting and it looked insane, I can't imagine seeing 100 of them. Guess you could walk from one deck to the next all the way to Catalina Island.
    3 points
  9. Surfed 2 local media resale shops the other day Came up dry at the Movie Store, took the best available Player for $2 Vantage Point BluRay, have the DVD somewhere.... Moved down the street to Half Price Books - Used Breakfast in America in VG for $20, I bought it all day long for $3 a few years ago NM-M - Decided to crawl around looking at the bottom shelf blowout Targus NM Wakeman Journey to the Center of the Earth Mint John Prine, Diamonds in the Rough M Wakemen, King Arthur M Jessie Coulter, Diamonds in the rough M (not a typo) Spirit, Farther Along M Greatest Hits Golden Groups, M Total at check out $7, up from .50 cents each a few years ago Outer Jackets cleaned with wipes Price stickers peeled off, glue removed with mineral spirits Records rinsed under warm tap water, lots of stuff usually comes off Scrubed with microfiber and dish soap Rinse in warm water Dry with clean cotton dish towel New paper inner jackets, keep old ones for info Into a plastic sleve
    3 points
  10. Pair of Klipschorn Speakers. This pair was built in the mid-90's. Still has original horns, woofers, and crossovers (AK-3 crossover). They still sound incredible! Speakers are in great shape but do have a few minor scuffs from moving. Speakers are located in Mesquite, NV. I am willing to deliver within 100 miles. Asking $2,300 **SOLD**
    2 points
  11. I bought some AW-650 outdoor speakers quite a while ago and would like to get them installed. Thought I'd ask here if anyone has ideas on where to mount outdoor speakers... directly on the eaves or up on the wall under the eaves? How close to outer walls? How far apart? I'm used to moving speakers and testing the results but since these have to be mounted and vinyl siding drilled this will be a "one and done" job. I want to get it right the first time! I've marked on the picture where I was thinking of mounting them horizontal... roughly 10 feet of space between the speakers mounted to the wall directly under the eaves. I don't know yet if I can mount to the eaves directly as I haven't identified the location of the rafters. The wall might be the more solid mount anyway. I'm planning on placing the woofer towards the outside (near the next wall) so the tweeters are closer to the middle. If I mount them on the wall or on the eaves will affect how I can rotate and adjust to a certain extent. Note in the picture that the left wall is not 90 degrees and flares out. Thoughts or comments?
    2 points
  12. I went back to beginning of August but didn’t see it. Prob long gone anyway. You did a post alert for a pair of RB 35’s on the Fl east coach ( which I almost bought) so you may be thinking of those? I prefer the 5’s because they were put together in Hope and nice wood veneer😉. Thanks for the heads up
    2 points
  13. To me the beauty of ABX testing is if the ABX hardware is implemented well you can switch between 2 items you are comparing almost instantly and not know which is which. To me it is utter nonsense that after a half hour changing cables, switches, etc.etc.etc.... that you can count on your auditory memory to not fool you into believing that the gizmo you just hooked up that is shinier and prettier does not sound better.
    2 points
  14. I agree! : ) I'll get around to doing the ABX test again before too long - for the full 25 trials. I started working out with a personal trainer about a month ago that also trains soldiers at the local Naval base and the pain he puts me through reminds me of the ABX test. From the QSC ABX manual. Sorry for the poor quality, but it's the best I'm aware of. Edit: after pasting the above from the QSC ABX manual, I got interested in figuring out the probability math and it turns out that my earlier ABX test where I got 8 right out of 11 trials results in a confidence of 92% that I heard a difference between the amps. If you are interested in the math I just added it to the original post.
    2 points
  15. I see you’ve repaired the flux capacitor.
    2 points
  16. You could probably sell that rock to a landscaper for $10,000.00. JJK
    2 points
  17. Oh, so you would have a square/rectangle about 15-16 inches, correct. Should be a large enough opening between the two.
    2 points
  18. If I only had a few hours I'd go to the beach..grab some Mexican grub at the smallest hole in the wall joint you stumble across, have a brewski and enjoy the scenery.
    2 points
  19. Yup. Road trip in my future.
    2 points
  20. John Prine, Diamonds in the Rough 1972 Pressing, fantastic audio quality Does Dylan sound like Prine, or the Reverse ? Needle drops track 2, the torch singer Not famous on the jacket: Jonathan Edwards, Cactus, Livingston Taylor You can't find better audio quality than this record, I'm totally impressed every track.
    2 points
  21. Hey Man ... Whittier ain't exciting -- any town USA; but you can always check out some sites before you head there. I suppose you're flying into LAX or Hollywood/Burbank? What are your interests? Touristy stuff? Walk down Hollywood Blvd, check out the crazy people at Venice Beach, Griffith Park Observatory is cool. What time do you arrive in LA? Hopefully early, if your plane lands from 3 to 6 pm, plan to spend your first 90 -120 minutes on sitting on the freeway. Let me know if you're looking for anything in particular ... a lot of stuff in that area. The beach isn't far from the airport if you just want to go hang out and get some sun before you head to Whittier.
    2 points
  22. New Yes lp was dropped today. Yea, I know but...
    2 points
  23. Looks like a great deal. Awesome speakers. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1307070389729021/?ref=saved&referral_code=null No Affil
    1 point
  24. Matched up perfectly. I am sorry it took me so long to get back. Had a serious health issue. Much better now.
    1 point
  25. This just posted yesterday. I'm astounded, as he usually performs by himself. The band is really, really tight!
    1 point
  26. Jason, I guess I'd email Cory at Paducah HT, and/or Klipsch customer service. I'd say those are your best shot at getting some correct information.
    1 point
  27. That is very kind of you to offer to care for my extra speakers, but these beauties deserve minimum moving and handling to maintain their crisp edges for whoever owns them. Cool that your wife loves Klipsch speakers too.
    1 point
  28. Yes Madman1, that would be a pretty steep learning curve for me also since I really have no clue about bi/tri/amp active crossovers. Guess I'll have to study about them. These presently have the Crites upgraded crossovers and I have the originals also. They sound really good to me in the mids but I don't really like music blasted at high volume so I probably don't hear the harshness some speak of with the original midrange horn. Bass is full and clean on these......I kind of have them stuffed into corners which may reinforce the bass some. Thanks for giving me some new possibilities to look into.
    1 point
  29. Thanks for the welcome. My listening room is my basement family room. It's 650 sq. ft with 9 ft. ceilings. But, that is the total room. The area where I will actually listen is more like 3,000 cu. ft., but is not closed off. I did listen to the Cornwalls at the dealer, but they were a lot more money than I felt I could spend. The apartment we're in right now actually has more total volume than the family room will have, and the Fortes get very loud if I turn the volume on the 1060 past about a 10 o'clock position. Unfortunately, the apartment is all hard surfaces and bad furniture placement that can't really be helped. As you might imagine, I'm anxious to get back into my own home. I look forward to posting pic
    1 point
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  31. you're very right , one has to be very cautious
    1 point
  32. the two remaining Monkees are playing at the Greek Theatre in Mid November. The Greek is at the foot of Griffith Park ... kill two birds with one stone that day.
    1 point
  33. I like art, however, say I had 2-3 pairs and only one pair being used, I would sell 2 pairs and shop for some Jubilees. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  34. Turning them around will add more bass, a good frequency for the room ? Maybe.
    1 point
  35. I have worked a deal so that I am getting a new pair but will keep the damaged ones as well (at a huge discount). I have been researching repairing the damage and think I should be able to do it without it being overly noticeable. A paint job will also be in the works. I will post pictures of the repair progress once I start. Looking forward to getting these up and running and I'm sure I will be bugging all of you for help.
    1 point
  36. So, @Chris A, we have objective measurements that say the Hypex modules are superb, and real-world listening tests that say they aren't. Can we explain the difference? It has always bothered me that Class-D amplifiers use a one-size-fits-all output filter to attenuate the ultrasonic switching noise. Real loudspeakers aren't perfect 4Ω resistances, and reactive loudspeaker impedances interact with those output filters in "interesting" ways. Real-world audio signals aren't constant-amplitude, constant-frequency sinewaves. You and I have devoted a lot of our discussions to transient fidelity, and perhaps at least part of the sound quality explanation lies there. Once again, it all boils down to the fact that objective measurements are important, but listening is the final arbiter. - Greg
    1 point
  37. LOL the archives are huge enough material for many many books....
    1 point
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  39. One of my favorite signs in Paul’s office.....don’t bother me with the facts, I got my mind made up. Classic
    1 point
  40. This drawing shows quite the negative expansion rate at the “reflector”. As you plot the expansion you must keep a zero to positive expansion rate thru the turn. Otherwise it will produce some distortion. Just my two cents.
    1 point
  41. Very different than my distortion data so obviously I did something wrong....
    1 point
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