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  1. Global Widlife center, you ride in trailers behind a tractor and animal's come to the trailers to eat. Went with the youngest daughter, husband and the kids this past weekend. The smallest granddaughter did better than we expected, she got the hang of feeding the animals. Second pic is with her dad.
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  2. Stone and block work continues...... I'm tired
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  3. On a side note, 2 things on my bucket list are surfing and having the ability to lift weights out on Venice beach... I've got years of training for both, neither are going well😂
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  4. Finished my Patio... after 10 years in the desert without shade, my rear curtains were disintegrating.
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  6. This week's thriftstore finds, total cost €3. I have an Alban Berg Quartet recording of this famous Schubert quartet on CD, so I thought it would be nice to compare it with the Heutling Quartet version. Last week, I was at a live concert in Ghent, Belgium, at the Saint Peter Church, where I heard a Respighi piece for the first time. I was very impressed. So this album inspired by Rome, caught my eye instantly. It sounds amazing on vinyl, and there's also a sacd of it. Ghent, btw, is a very nice city!!!
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  7. This would be like a never ending cycle ? https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/halloween-warnings-issued-cannabis-products-impersonating-major-snack-brands
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  9. Photo Editor is in my phone. Never used it before now. Now I'm a pro.😋
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  10. Dang @dirtmudd now I've got to look for those Andy Capps Hot Fries, good flavor but no buzz. Or my favorite lunch long ago... doobie, big slim-jims, sour cream and onion chips (or Funyons) and a Bud.
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  12. When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (I Hate the Food I Eat)
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  13. Summer's almost gone in Northern Michigan I'm sure. Nice up there w/the low humidity and the sun shine!
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  14. Your question may not garner the answers you're seeking in this forum. I suggest that you repost it in either "General Klipsch Info" or "Technical/Modifications". My 2 cents worth ... Yes, you could sand off the spray paint. You should remove the horns and woofer, not just tape them off. You're likely not going to get the finish you want with a new coat of stain. I suspect that the speakers you're admiring have a veneer, not just stain on birch. However, adding and staining veneer isn't that hard a job. Local furniture refinishers might be able to help you. Good luck.
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  15. ruined perfectly good marijuana by putting it with chocolate.
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  16. That's a nice installation! It is also encouraging that these speakers are working for so long even with outside exposure! Today I got the wires run and speakers installed in spite of a bit of rain. The top of the bracket is tilted out and spaced from the siding with 25 washers stacked as a spacer. I found some white heat shrink tubing that I'll install to hide the cable a bit better. Used some black Monoprice 14g wire. A horizontal mount would have looked a bit better and maybe less obtrusive but I think I'm going to prefer the adjustability of a vertical installation. Yeah, I know... that siding needs some cleaning!
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  17. Speakers are sold. Looks like I missed some back and forth about pricing. I posted these for my dad and neither us really knew what a fair price would be since we haven't followed the forums. Guess we could have asked for more, however he just wanted to sell them to someone that would use and appreciate them since they were just sitting in the garage at his new house. Thanks all.
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  18. If you go to Venice make sure you step around the turds.
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  19. zombie cattle ! do they eat the kids ?
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  20. BIG ADVICE in LA , carry the minimum - it's a beautiful place , but it's also a crime city - - inside the Airport , keep an eye at all times on bags/ laptops , 1 minute unseen and they' re gone .
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  21. You'll be fine. Rent a board and show the local muscle-bound how to do it.
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  22. You have a great DAC. I think the Node is your issue. I replaced mine with a Lumin U1 mini and it was more natural sounding, less hi fi. Im not sure horns will ever be as smooth as conventional speakers, but honestly, I wouldn’t want them to be. But you can take the perceived “edge” away with smart equipment choices and good placement. Shakey
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  23. Expecting more information abut them in following days😎
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  24. Rob a Bank, Maybe Steal a Plane
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  26. super easy airport to get in and out of. Huntington Beach is just 10 miles North. Main Street in Huntington is full of eateries. No map needed ... find the pier and if you walk away from the ocean, you're on Main Street. They've probably already ended the entertainment ... during the summer, they set up a stage and various bands play. But, if you enjoy being near the ocean ... it's a lovely way to spend the day.
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  27. Take a cue from our commander in chief ... it's the year of the shoehorn. (saw this on Yahoo). I remember when I was a kid, for Christmas one year, I got this flashy new bicycle and a BB gun. I was so pissed, all the cool kids were getting shoehorns.
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  28. This just posted yesterday. I'm astounded, as he usually performs by himself. The band is really, really tight!
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  29. Rotating the box will give you an openg that combines both cutouts, and should be plenty large enough to work.
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  30. 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.
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  31. I have been wearing glasses/contacts for 41 years. When as a 6th grader I could no longer tell what the score was on the KC Royals outfield scoreboard (Which is huge), my mother knew something was up. With each passing update in strength it never ceases to amaze me how big of an improvement the update is. As @dtel said, it creeps up on you unaware. At this point, I should be able to see into the future with my prescription.
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  32. Now you know why. The NC-400 by his own admission is LOAD INDEPENDENT. The other must not be.
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  33. thats if your state allows cannabis snacks....
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  34. Since I'm diabetic, one product for dry eyes I was told to get after about 6 laser surgeries is called "retaine." Made by OCuSOFT, it's Preservative-Free drop that relieves irritation, for long-lasting comfort according to the box. Active ingredients are: Light Mineral oil and Mineral Oil. Uses: For use as a protectant against further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye. You can get different size boxes but each lil plastic filled twist-top tube with about 5 drops in it costs you a buck. I don't use it much at all but snagged a box of 30 in case I did. It does work well when I use it. Next up are the cataract surgeries and more blasting. My "blaster" is gorgeous and ALWAYS smells great BUT she's ruthless pushing that button! Can't wait for more! Blind as a bat but taking a break. Yea, time to shop for a new eyedude or dudette. I'm gettting out of Duckburg once again. Found a great dentist but the down-side is he's 1.5 hours one way. I'll drive it though cause he's really THAT good. Dentist's here in town? Seriously? The "new kid" in town loves the big bucks. The next to "new kid" spends his spare time delivering donuts to cops, firemen, city boys, city hall and next up prolly the people downtown on a mission. lolol Better this way or that way? One or two? A or B? Lawd have mercy I CAN'T wait!
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  35. First of all he said he purchased Forte III’s NOT II’s , big difference in sound
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  36. 👍 Bruce , you got the Classy Touch
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  37. I knows my shapes...that there is an octagon
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  38. Well... she got some jewelry. Multiple pieces, truth be told.
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  39. Oh, so you would have a square/rectangle about 15-16 inches, correct. Should be a large enough opening between the two.
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  40. 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)
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  41. Well, scored a pair of 70s vintage in Walnut for $2500. Picking them up Saturday. Not too bad, 4 hours each way. Should be a great resto / modding project and more fun than buying a new pair. I'm way uninformed on the modder community for these now a days, looking forward to getting caught up. Uteman coming through big time with the listing. Thanks everybody! And someone buy those sweet mahogany ones so I don't have 2 pair with only 3 corners.
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  42. A fine amp and a good price. I almost got that one but THE Parasound dealer had a JC5 for a price I couldn't refuse. Parasound is a fantastic company and they really have it all figured out.
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  43. In July I purchased up a pair of vintage La Scalas even though I’d never heard a La Scala before. I thought that a post explaining why, and what I’ve done with them could serve to introduce me to the forum. I had wanted La Scalas for more than 40 years, ever since a friend and I went shopping for a sound system for our high school for dances. We went to a dealer who supplied the top clubs in town with their sound systems. He was a huge Klipsch fan and convinced me that Klipsch horns --- and particularly the La Scalas --- were the “Cadillac” of speakers. I've aspired to have a pair ever since. But life got in the way … Until lately. Spending more time at home on account of the pandemic led to a rekindled interest in audio. Perhaps I haven’t been looking in the right places, but my experience has been that La Scalas don’t come up for sale very often up here (near Toronto, Canada). I found a pair listed on Facebook Marketplace that were about a 3 hour drive away. The speakers were were 1986 La Scalas in Raw Birch that the owner had coated with polyurethane. They had AL networks. The cabinets had some damage: scratches, chips, stains, gouges, missing veneer, broken corners, etc. I purchased them for CAD $2800 (~ US$2250). Since the speakers would feature prominently in my living room, I knew I'd have to repair and refinish the cabinets. I wasn’t keen on the look of paint and figured that I’d likely re-veneer them. Although I originally intended to keep the speakers close to stock, as I learned more about the La Scalas (mostly from this forum) I knew that I’d want to make some changes. I started with the networks. I knew that the 35-year-old capacitors in the networks were likely past their “best before” date and should be replaced. I also knew that the AL networks in my speakers weren’t well regarded. The cost of replacement capacitors from JEM Performance was high enough that I opted to spend a bit more and get new AA networks from Crites. I took all the components out of both speakers and gave the cabinets a thorough cleaning. Because a mouse had built a nest in one of the doghouses, at the recommendation of some forum members, I used Dettol to clean and disinfect the cabinets. I thoroughly cleaned the woofers, squawkers, and tweeters, filed down rough spots in the K400 horns, replaced the gaskets in the squawkers, and treated all of the connectors to a liberal dose of DeoxIT. I sanded the squawker and tweeter horns and then sprayed them with Rustoleum Satin Black paint. Then I turned my attention to repairing the cabinets. Following suggestions from some forum members, I decided to laminate new panels to the cabinets. I chose to do that for two reasons: 1) to provide a smooth surface for veneering, and 2) to stiffen the cabinets to eliminate a reported resonance in the bass bin I started by stripping the old finish. I used paint stripper, scrapers, and sandpaper. I did a pretty fair job on the exterior of the cabinet but didn’t do nearly as well stripping the doghouse. I used wood fillers and wood epoxy to repair the damage to the cabinets. In the end, the damage was easier to fix than I'd anticipated. If I were to do it again, I'd use bondo (not wood epoxy). Also, some wood fillers were too grainy; I found Timbermate and Wurth wood fillers to be very good. I laminated oversize 3/8" baltic birch panels (my supplier was out of 1/4") to the sides, top and bottom of my cabinets. I used about 3 quarts of Titebond III and a few hundred 5/8" brads (since I had no suitable clamps) to attach the new panels. After the glue had dried, I used a flush cutting bit in a router to trim the panels to size. I then used wood filler to fill any gaps and the indentations made by the brads. Then I sanded the cabinets smooth with 240 grit sandpaper. The new 3/8” panels have increased the thickness of the cabinet sides (and top and bottom) to 1 1/8” without changing any of the interior dimensions. By my figuring, the cabinets now weigh about 80% as much as the MDF-made La Scala IIs. The cabinets are certainly stiffer so that the bass resonance problem should be dealt with. It turned out that my repairs to the cabinet were good enough that I probably could have veneered them without adding the new panels. If I were to do it over, I might just add braces to the bass bin and not bother with the additional plywood panels. I’ve reassembled the speakers and have been enjoying them. I’m mainly using Spotify as a music source via my Yamaha R-N803 (100W/channel, solid state) receiver. Generally speaking, I’m really pleased with how they sound. I have noticed that they seem to really shine with some songs but not so much with others. A neighbour nicknamed the speakers “the blondes” on account of their colour and the amount of attention I was giving them. I haven't yet started to veneer the cabinets. I'm leaning towards something that will be light (blonde?) in colour: maybe quarter-sawn anigre or quarter-sawn birch. Because of the lead time to get the veneer that job will have to wait until spring when the temperatures in my garage are warm enough to work with contact cement. Some forum members have suggested applying veneer with PVA (letting it dry and then applying it using an iron). My experience with PVA and veneers hasn’t been good --- the glue has tended to bubble beneath the veneer. But maybe I’ll experiment with that over the winter. I haven’t decided on what finish to put on the veneered cabinets. I’m thinking of a natural-coloured Danish Oil or a clear polyurethane. Suggestions about what finish (and what veneer) to use would be welcome. What’s next? I have purchased plans from Bill Fitzmaurice (https://billfitzmaurice.info/) to build a THTLP subwoofer. The THTLP is a horn design that, I hope, will pair nicely with the La Scalas. I should probably leave the speakers as they are. I doubt that my hearing is acute enough to be able to discern much difference from, say, improved tweeters or a different crossover. But I do like to tinker …
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