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  1. I will miss him, mostly in a good way, he would laugh at that. We talked alot over the years, let me tell you what that nut did once. He wanted to go to Pilgrimage one year so instead of flying into somewhere close to Hope he flew into Gulfport airport a day early so he could ride with us. What are you crazy I asked, now you have a 7 hour drive each way extra. Then he forgot to mention or didn't realize you need to get to the airport an hour early to fly back home so he had to catch the next plane. We had a few hours to kill so we went to eat at a casino and drove around a little then went back to the airport. We would tease him, Kevin Harmon who he loved would say your an odd cat Rodger, and he was, but he was doing much better over the last few years. L to R, Brandon Harmon, Rodger, and Kevin Harmon 2016
    10 points
  2. A great LP to play in the late afternoon or early evening. Its a beautifully constructed smooth rock LP So many great songs on one album Artist - Steve Winwood Title - Arc Of A Diver Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/release/690650-Steve-Winwood-Arc-Of-A-Diver
    8 points
  3. Beautiful La Scalas for sale... Klipsch La Scala 70th Anniversary model... #32 out of 70 pieces in Australian Walnut. Rare is the word here for this finish. 4500OBO BY FAR the best sounding pre AL5 La Scala II's you have ever heard... Located in Las Vegas, NV... NO SHIPPING, unless you arrange for everything... and I will help in anyway I can. One Small nick in the face... shown below. some small marks between the HF and LF that CAN NOT be seen... thanks Klipsch for putting big fat zip ties in there to mar the surface.
    7 points
  4. Can I rock out to this one here? Takes me back to my childhood and I always liked the red album.
    5 points
  5. Funny you guys talking about Ludwig, my aunt Nancy worked for Ludwig before they moved out of Chicago. Lost the tips of her fingers running the press cutting the skins for the drums. No boring stories here. Music's ok too
    4 points
  6. No way, I needed once again an online break. I am also still in the German-speaking forum online also. That is then sometimes just all too much for me. In addition, I had to finish cable orders again and had spent a lot of time in my free time listening to music, mainly the now modified Marantz SACD player, which now clearly plays better than ever before. It's a hell of a machine, I'm thrilled. Some of my cables in new designs, done this week ... The Yellow-Grey Line The Black & White Line
    3 points
  7. I'm going to miss Roger dearly. Never met him in person although he had invited me over a couple of times. I've had wonderful conversations with this man, and really enjoyed the Messenger gifts he sent...I never knew what was coming and whether or not it was funny, sexy, or cringe worthy. I know he has had a heck of his battle on his hands since his accident and we only spoke a couple of times since. RIP my friend, you touched so many lives. I will always miss you. Tim
    3 points
  8. Just heard and terribly sad to hear. Roger was a good dude and probably one of the first I can think that I ever talked to in person. RIP Twisted! My condolences to his family and close friends. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. The weather today in East Lansing looks poor for Spartans vs Wolverines. Google says high of 52 with 50% chance of rain, humidity 82%, and 8mph wind. I doubt the weather will favor either team. I’m reminded of an interview of Paterno after being upset by Navy in a hard rain. When the interviewer offered the rain as an excuse, Joe said, “I’m pretty sure it was raining on their side of the field too.”
    3 points
  10. Watch out Jimmy!!! (I like her version better than the original (but get rid of that vocalist....))
    3 points
  11. I remember going ALL over the place yet taking home the same amount of candy every year. Worked like a charm. "Where did you go? Stay around here?" "Yup!"
    3 points
  12. Know I'm not the only one that ever had an x that earned a phone call like this one? * & it's not selfish when you've gotten to the point that it aint worth it!
    3 points
  13. DUDE!!! @BigStewMan must be younger than me I remember before the shards of blades in the apples in TX started all that. We didn't take apples except for the fresh made caramel ones the lady on Delchester Dr. made every year, had to walk through their haunted decorated house to get them and everyone knew they were worth it! King sized pillowcases that we ate and traded candy from every day of the year and threw out the leftovers the next year when Halloween was there. We'd stash `em between the big rocks at the creek and get the next ones out to fill. Oh, and yea was forced to brush my teeth more than twice a day almost until New Years Day.
    3 points
  14. nice story Dave. I had a friend that was a drummer for a Hall of Fame rock band (albeit BEFORE the guitarist formed the HOF band ... come to think of it, this happened to him twice; but not sure if the second guy was a HOF'er). Anyway, very nice guy. His drum kit was at this pad I used to hang out with and one afternoon I was sitting at the drums and this guy, who I'd never met before, comes in and gives me the "thumb" sign to GET OFF his gear. I did without comment. We soon became friends and one night he says, "Remember the day I met you and kicked you off my drums? Well, you can play my drum set whenever you want." Had a HUGE, HUGE wildfire one year and smoke was in the air in our town quite heavily. This dude calls me up and asks me how I was doing because he had a dream that the smoke was making it hard for me to breathe due to my Asthma. Kind gesture of him to check up on me. Sadly, I pulled one of my, it's time to move and never look back acts and have lost contact with the guy and literally every other person from that era that I spent ALL of my waking hours with. Probably why I bore you folks with my stories because I can't reminisce with my old partners -- I know where some of them are now; but after all these years, it would be too weird talking to them now. I'm not the social butterfly that I once was and even back then I wasn't a social butterfly.
    3 points
  15. Ya never wanna challenge Stevie Vai especially at Xroads! Some great stuff right here! A GREAT watch! Geez O Pete!
    3 points
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  17. Google is my friend? Think I'll pass... Pics or it didn't happen!
    3 points
  18. Welllllllll, welcome back George the Cable Guy! Had me wondering! You're a good man Charlie Brown and wouldn't want to lose you! I'm heading out for a bit and some American footie to watch soon. We'll ketchup! Wait, the BigStewMan might have seen that "ketchup" word... Stay safe George!
    2 points
  19. I’m sure Jordan will hear about that from Tucker. Harbaugh was so stunned he closed his mouth, if only for a second. He must swallow a lot of flies.
    2 points
  20. Congrats Sparty. Impressive come back. Hope they do the same to OSU.
    2 points
  21. Spartans win by 4 but fail to cover the spread of 4 1/2 . . . oh wait, Michigan was favored by 4 1/2. .
    2 points
  22. Time to wake that dog up...
    2 points
  23. Oh you're just like my sister, Neil. She has been sending me that tired picture all week. Isn't that kid collecting a social security check by now? Looks like we got ourselves a game now. Guess I can stop making nachos and wings and pay attention.
    2 points
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  25. Perfect football weather!
    2 points
  26. It's been a tough year for the Forum. We've lost three members we could always expect to see again at the next Pilgrimage. First it was Kirby, then Dave Mallett and now Roger. Here is a 2015 photo with Roger probably telling Dave to stop asking to play pipe organ music on Kevin's massive KP-600 stacks.
    2 points
  27. Eric you do know that BigStewMan is not a real person right? Many years ago several of us developed his persona and opened a forum account for him based on the life and career of a federal inmate named Sylvester Penrod. Penrod was doing time for maliciously smashing guitars and petty theft! A quirky guy who would go through the chow line and pocket those little packs of ketchup when no one was looking. I think he is now on the lam traveling up and down the west coast doing odd jobs and blogging on several forums. So if you need help with your construction projects you will have better luck getting Rich and Carl to stop by. Hope this helps😁
    2 points
  28. May go to that game as well. Depends on my schedule and the weather. My brother has season tickets, and we typically try and get together for at least one.
    2 points
  29. Bet those sound as solid as they look once dialed in. Nice work my friend.
    2 points
  30. Thanks but methinks I'm older than you. Any way...jeesh went to HomeRDepot and 1 10 foot long piece of 1" electrical plastic conduit cost $10.38. OMG!!! I used thousands of feet of electrical cond. 1" and greater when I built my house. How can anyone afford to build now?
    2 points
  31. I read and like all the stories posted 🤘 Just wish that sometimes they had better structure and more detail in the telling Just my 2 dimes worth But don’t stop as I look forward to the next instalment
    2 points
  32. Dang, guess when they say you can talk about anything on an alert topic, they mean it.
    2 points
  33. Bah Humbug! 😂 😂 😂
    2 points
  34. never was a big fan of halloween. I did the trick or treat thing when I was a kid like everyone else and likely ate candy while walking around and not waiting for my parent's to "inspect" it, which I don't recall them ever doing anyway. We didn't use no plastic jack o lanterns -- we filled pillow cases and had the intel going about which houses had the "good candy."
    2 points
  35. Yep. A joke of a human being and idiot.
    2 points
  36. I'm pretty sure someone else was "president" in 2020...
    2 points
  37. Jeez....I hate to hear of a member passing. Born in '64...way too young. I just turned 55 a couple weeks ago and, the older I get, the more I'm reminded of what my grandfather told me when I was a teenager and into later years. "You know you're getting older when you hear of/go to more funerals than birthday parties". The older I get, the more I understand it. Life is short...we just don't know how long we'll be around. Rest in peace and my condolences to his family and friends.
    2 points
  38. It's not an exponential horn. But who cares watchacallit. The Curve is excellent and way better than most I have seen. Enjoy your bargain/excellent horn. Yes, I have a pair too.
    1 point
  39. Be careful criticizing this listing. The detailed, but largely inaccurate, information in the listing looks like the the product of the Google instantaneous superficial expertise practiced by some here. The following is excerpted from the listing: “ 3-Way Design: The Klipsch La Scala AL5 consists of two speaker cabinets. There is a top loudspeaker cabinet which consists of a newly-designed, highly-efficient Tractrix horn tweeter with an extremely high 109 dB sensitivity, plus a horn-loaded 2" phenolic diaphragm compression midrange driver for powerful highs and mid frequencies. The Klipsch 90° X 40° Tractrix horn's high-frequency performance creates a mammoth sound, bringing the most subtle nuances to the forefront of your listening experience.” They look like this. The advantages of professional photography are abundantly clear. Oh, my kingdom for a little toe-in.
    1 point
  40. Sooner or later one of us is going to have the pleasure of meeting you, mystery man.
    1 point
  41. BTW when are you due back in my area?
    1 point
  42. Maybe they sprayed the tweeter diaphragms with truck bed liner.
    1 point
  43. Right now the digital crossover market seems to have a threshold price for good quality units--both used and new, that is. The minimum used market price is about $300-$500(US), and with slightly higher prices than this garnering disproportionate increases in quality (i.e., $500-$800US). The best units that I've found (through either direct or indirect experience) are Yamaha SP2060, ElectroVoice Dx38 and DC-One, Ashly Protea, and Xilica (if you can find them used). New prices have been pushed down by one company and model series--Xilica XP--and they now represent a sort of gold standard that's pushing down the prices of high quality units. The other market is the low price end represented by miniDSP. Various reports are that the miniDSP "HD" units are just capable of doing the job from a noise floor, dynamic range, and reliability standpoint. I've not had an HD crossover to play with, but it would indeed be a big step forward if these units were really up to the task. My guess is however that you'll have to wait for the next round in product lifecycle updates to really be the equivalent of a Xilica or used EV. In other words...the risk of losing your investment to something that doesn't really do what you want it to do is still too high in my estimation, until someone shows that it works with high efficiency Klipsch loudspeakers. I'd recommend adding a little more money and getting something that is known to work and to be reliable over a reasonable operating life. If I get my hands on a miniDSP HD unit, I'll certainly let you know how it performs. When you look at these prices and capabilities relative to custom passive crossovers that are being sold by third parties, quality digital crossovers now are less money than high quality passives. If you're only looking at lowest, rock bottom prices, then passives are still the economic alternative of choice but note that we're now talking about a maximum of $300-$500 per pair of passive crossovers before the digital units become the overwhelming best choice economically. That's a fairly low price threshold and one that most real audio enthusiasts can easily hurdle by saving a little of their spare change for a short period. Also note that digital units are not relegated to a single loudspeaker model and type, but can be used for any loudspeaker type/model that the owner has on hand. A lot of people I think miss this important point. Once you own a digital crossover, chances are that you'll keep it for a very long time to use on future projects--just like amplifiers and preamps. Chris
    1 point
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